Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Lockbox System at Ann Arbor Area Board of REALTORS

This week the Ann Arbor Board of REALTORS started using a new
electronic lockbox system.

It looks like it will be quite an improvement over the old infrared

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Thorough Home Inspector

One thing that often separates real buyer agents from the pretend
buyer agents / designated buyer agents is the type of inspectors they

For most buyers we recommend at least medium grade inspectors but
often the real thorough guys.

This photo is of a thorough inspector who has filled the tub to check
the overflow and is standing on the tub rim to check for settling &
wood rot on this -150 year old home.

Most inspectors don't do this. Because most inspectors focus on making
real estate agents happy.

It you want a real estate company to be on your side, call us. 734-662-6140

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cinncinnati TV Station Quotes Our Buyer's Broker On Listing Languare

Jay MacDonald, a writer for Bankrate.com interviewed our broker Jon Boyd some months back for an article he had been working on regarding real estate language.

Specifically, the topic was stuff seller's real estate people will say with reference to their listings to attempt to catch the interest of home buyers. Hint: They are often not true.

These phrases were collected from our nationwide association (naeba.org) and the are definitely real.

Here is what you should probably ponder:

If a real estate agent habitually directs words like these to buyers, why would you ever want somebody like at being your buyer's agent or designated buyer's agent?

Just a idea to ponder as you search for a new Chelsea home.

Here is the link to the story.


Wednesday, August 19, 2009



Friday, July 10, 2009

Ann arbor Rolling Sculpture

A view from town tonight.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Flamingos invade!

I'm at an inspection today and one of the neighbors has about a dozen

I remember 20+ years ago when I had a flamingo in my yard on West

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wiring you don't want to see in your garage

I was at a home this week that had this mess in the garage.

Is this how you want your wiring to look?

Anybody smart enough to do this and get the switches and outlets to
work should also be smart enough to know not to leave it like this.