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Many things can go wrong during a real estate transaction. It’s important to have a Realtor who can these foresee issues before they become a problem. I pride myself on educating buyers on both common and rare complications that can cost time and money. The media may try to sell you that Realtors, and especially buyer’s agents, are no longer necessary due to the abundance of information found online. While it’s true that the internet has made it simple to find a massive inventory of houses, sites like Zillow do not provide the expertise that an educated and dedicated Realtor can.

First-time Buyers

When buying your first home, the unfortunate truth is that there are so many things that can go wrong that you aren’t even aware of. It’s important to have someone who has your best interest in mind, and explains what’s happening at each stage. By the end of the transaction, I joke that my buyers can become Realtors with the knowledge they have gained throughout the process. Education is crucial to helping you make the best financial decision you can make with all options considered. I spend extra time with my first-time buyer clients to make sure they understand:

  • How using an FHA or VA loan differs from a conventional loan
  • All of the factors that go into placing an offer, and what consequences are for withdrawing once accepted
  • The different parties involved in the real estate transaction & their roles

Investors

Most of the investors I assist purchase property in Detroit, with many investing from out of the area, sometimes even out of the country! The return on investment in Detroit is so much higher than other metropolitan areas around the U.S., it’s no surprise that investors see the tremendous opportunity that Detroit presents. I also assist investors purchasing in the Metro Detroit area, as there is opportunities everywhere. As a consultant to my investors, I can:

  • Advise on the highest & best use of property
  • Analyze current data to find market value, projected rental income, and return on investment
  • Act as listing or leasing agent to sell or rent a property upon completion
  • Ensure city & code requirements are explained and met

Network

It’s not always what you know, but who you know. Many different types of professionals are consulted during a real estate transaction. I have a solid network of professionals I refer from relationships built through successful transactions and trust. I have recommended these partners to family and receive no financial gain from my recommendations. Some examples include:

  • Lenders
  • Title companies
  • Home inspectors
  • Specialized inspectors (plumbing, electrical, etc)
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Home warranty providers
  • Home security providers
  • Property management companies