Jackie Hawley's Real Estate Blog for Southeast Michigan

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Real Estate Agent - ReMax Encore
Oakland County MI Real Estate and Homes for Sale
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A Follow Up To My Dinosaur Rant Below is a business plan an agent can follow without touching a computer except for MLS searches. Mail daily- to expired listings, FSBO's, past clients and sphere. That is snail mail daily. Mail just listed and just sold cards. Mail open house cards. Follow up via ...
10/21/2014
I've been reading quite a few blog posts recently about why old time agents suck, or agents chortling about "big agents" sales production slipping away. Tweet or die seems to be the mantra these days.  And it's all a load of crap. In my area we saw the production of the larger producing agents dr...
10/21/2014
 Clarkston MI boasts an excellent location with I-75 intersecting the township twice - M-15 and again at Sashabaw. It is the fourth largest township in Oakland County with a population of approximately 32,000 residents. Independence Township can be characterized as a growing residential community...
10/20/2014
What is the job of an Oakland County Michigan buyer’s agent? Many agents, and buyers, seem to have the idea that the primary job of a buyer’s agent is to get the seller to come down on his asking price. The more you can get the seller down, the better you’ve done your job. NOT!! My job as a buyer...
10/20/2014
How to make your Oakland County Michigan VA offer stronger VA offers are not what makes a seller’s heart flutter. Too many things can go wrong. In my experience you tend to get poor appraisers who are not local. The appraised values tend to come in low. One of the primary reasons a buyer goes VA ...
10/20/2014
Why VA for your Oakland County Michigan Home Purchase? When I receive an offer on one of my Oakland County listings, and the financing is a VA loan, my first question to the buyer’s agent is “Why?” The usual answer is “because they can” or “because they qualify” or “earned it” or some other vague...
10/20/2014
Why Zillow is a Good Thing They are well optimized so my listings get good exposure. And their Zestimates are SOOOOOOO wrong!! The first is a no brainer. Free exposure with a pretty decent format. My listings are attractively displayed with multiple photos and a good description. I can edit the p...
10/19/2014
When High Tech is just an excuse for laziness This post is NOT a criticism of electronic signatures, Twitter, Facebook… nor of agents who utilize these methods in their real estate business. This post IS a criticism of agents who criticize those of us who choose NOT to use any of the above in our...
10/17/2014
Paperless is NOT green I’m getting pretty tired of listening to agents boast about being paperless thus calling themselves “green.” First of all- something is substituted for paper. Usually a device that is electronic – more than likely built from petroleum products and run (charged) with coal. I...
10/17/2014
Oakland County MI Home for Sale- Open House Sunday, Oct.  5 from 2 pm - 5 pm 455 Timber Hill, Ortonville MI North off Oakwood. East of M-15/Ortonville Rd
10/02/2014
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