Insider Tips to Selling your Lakeshore Home in Michigan

As lakeshore realtors in Michigan, we would like to offer you some tips to help you sell your property quickly, and reach your goals with minimal stress. Tip #1: Make Sure the Price is Right The goal, of course, is to find a buyer quickly and net the most amount of profit possible. You can achieve these goals if you're prepared. You have probably watched area sales closely so you should have a...

10 Reasons to buy a home in Grand Haven Michigan

The eastern shoreline of Lake Michigan is one of the Midwest's most desirable areas for residents as well as visitors. Whatever your lifestyle, here are 10 reasons why Grand Haven, MI is the perfect spot to make your home on lakeshore real estate. 1. Coast Guard City USA With an extensive shoreline that's second in the country only to Alaska, Michigan has a seemingly endless number of waterfront...

10 Things You Must Do Before Selling Your Waterfront Home

Consider these ten tips before selling your Michigan waterfront property The decision to sell a Michigan waterfront property is a big one. However, most homeowners of a beachfront property assume that the property will sell easily. In Michigan, and in most places really, a waterfront home is categorized as a luxury home, especially if you have a private beach. There are a few things that waterfront...

5 Tips for Showing Your Home Tip #5:

Getting the Most of Our Service Once you get past all the preparation for listing your home, the actual showings may seem like a breeze! You don’t have to be there while people look around, and your agent manages a lot of the work. What could be better? However, your role in the process is not over yet. As we come to a close in our “5 Tips for Showing Your Home” series, it’s important to...

5 Tips for Showing Your Home Tip #4:

Moving Past “It” Things, stuff, clutter, junk. No matter what you call it, we all have far too much of “it.” This can be especially difficult when it comes to trying to sell your home. Where do you put all the things that are exclusively “yours” so that people coming to look at your home can feel like it’s “theirs?” In our fourth installment of “5 tips for showing your home,”...

5 Tips for Showing Your Home Tip #3:

People Judge a House by Its Exterior “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” is a common phrase, but the truth is, people, do judge books by their covers. Likewise, most buyers will judge your home by its exterior. Even if the inside of your home is spotless and well-decorated, drab siding and an overgrown lawn will deter buyers from seeing your home as a good investment in their future. We know,...

5 Tips for Showing Your Home Tip #2:

Candles, Cookies, and Pie, Oh My! A logical follow-up to our first tip about our friends Fido and Fluffy is to think about how scents in a home affect a potential buyer. Aromas can be subjective, and it’s a good idea to think about allergies and sensitivities when it comes to certain scents. At Dirk Stone Real Estate Experts, we’re here to help you navigate the advice out there, and zero in on how...

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