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Buying Traverse City Real Estate

Mike Gaines, Real Estate Agent

Buying Traverse City real estate can and should be one of the most enjoyable and satisfying experiences of your life - let me help you find "The One."

Some may claim that real estate is "down," but I challenge anyone to identify a better market for home buyers in American history: ridiculously low interest rates for home purchases, real estate inventories swollen with property at the most affordable prices in generations, and in the Grand Traverse area real estate markets gaining strength every quarter since the end of 2009.

The idea is to 'buy low - sell HIGH,' right?

 

The Importance of Good Representation If you are reading this, you are searching for property online. Awesome! isn't it? The amount of information available to you in the real estate market as a buyer has never been greater.

Just keep in mind, although the incredible access to information has forever changed real estate, it has not reduced the value and importance of a top, local real estate agent at all - especially one who knows the Grand Traverse Area as well as I do - in fact it has increased that value and importance significantly.

As a Traverse City native, I know the best neighborhoods, stand-out properties, best area schools, which streets are busiest and which are quiet and shaded. I can help you find the best beaches, best sunset views, best delis, bike shops, canoeing streams, resale shops, steakhouses, ski runs, water frontage, martinis, sailing spots, hikes, and more.

Plus, my knowledge of financing options, the current business, tax, and market trends, and the true market value of a property are at your disposal. I bring years of valuable industry experience, expert negotiation skills, and an advanced, current knowledge of the legal environment for Michigan real estate transactions.

Let me represent your best interests and help you find The One, as you search for your home or property in Traverse City, Michigan and the Grand Traverse area.

While you can learn a lot online, you want to know that you are purchasing the absolute best Up North property available with the help of the best agent you can find.

Contact Me for assistance, or when I can answer any of your questions. You are not benefiting from my experience and expertise if I don't hear from you.

 

8 Steps to BUYING SUCCESS

1. CHOOSE A SAVVY LOCAL REALTOR

2. FINANCIAL PRE-QUALIFICATION THROUGH LOCAL LENDER

3. PROPERTY SEARCHING/FINDING THE ONE

4. AUTHORING THE OFFER TO PURCHASE

5. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS WITH SELLER'S AGENT & SELLERS

6. HOME INSPECTION, APPRAISAL & CONTINGENCIES - PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS

7. FINALIZING FINANCES & TAX EXPOSURES

8. ESCROW, CLOSING & FINAL SETTLEMENT PROCESS

 

An Important Note for Grand Traverse Area Real Estate Buyers:

My professional services are FREE to all Buyers in Michigan. Always.

Yes, it is possible to purchase real estate without using the assistance of a real estate agent, but why would you?

Sellers pay the brokerage commissions and transfer taxes on real estate transactions in Michigan. My professional assistance is free to all Buyers of Michigan property.

In comparison, imagine not utilizing free top legal counsel when involved in a court case, and instead choosing to defend yourself against your challenger and their counsel. The legal representation analogy is strengthened by the similarities between legal and real estate Client/Agent relationships.

You need to have your own REALTOR, a dedicated Buyers Agent, who is committed to looking out for your best interests and feeding you the very best information available. That way, you can make your best decisions and ensure your Traverse City real estate purchase is as inexpensive, easy, and enjoyable as possible.

Did I mention that it does not cost you anything?

Let me help you find The One.



Last Updated: March 15, 2012