Are you getting ready to buy a home in Michigan? It’s an exciting time!
But it can also be a little overwhelming.
At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been working in Metro Detroit real estate for quite some time, so we thought it might be useful for us to share some of what we’ve learned over the years.
Here’s the home buying advice we offer to our closest friends!
People rarely buy a home and wish they had been LESS picky. A few months or years down the road, the reality of the home you bought is going to sink in. So it’s good to be a little picky about the property you purchase and make sure it’s got everything you want.
No Buyer’s Agent
The downside to hiring a real estate agent who will help you look for homes is that when you make an offer, the seller’s agent may be less motivated about your offer because they’re going to have to split the commission with your real estate agent. Our recommendation is to check out Michigan homes yourself and, once you find something you love, offer to let the seller’s agent represent you. That agent will be motivated to get the sellers to accept your offer because they’ll get the full commission.
If you find a home that you absolutely love, then you might consider including an escalation clause in your offer if you can afford to do so. This basically says that you’ll outbid anyone else who makes an offer on the property.
Hope that helps!
And if you want to sell the Southeast Michigan property where you currently live quickly, as-is, and with no fees, give us a call at (248) 883-3340 to get our fair cash offer — we can buy as-is and close in as little as two weeks!