South Lyon Michigan Home Buying

Hopefully an informative blog about home buying in and around South Lyon. Including Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, Pinckney, Brighton, and Milford.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Phoenix Station Reprints Interview With Our Broker On "Lying Listings"

A senior writer for (Jay MacDonald)interviewed our company President Jon Boyd some months ago for an piece he had been working on regarding real estate language.

Specifically, the topic was stuff listing real estate people will say about their listings to try to catch the attention of home buying consumers. Hint: The positive features are often exagerated.

These phrases were collected from our National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents and the are completely authentic.

Here is what you want to consider:

If a real estate agent customarily directs expressions 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 mull over as you search for South Lyon real estate.

Here is the link.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Realty Times article about Home Buying Concerns

If you are interested in buying a home this year in South Lyon or surrounding areas here is an article from writer Broderick Perkins on home buying concerns.

Home Buying Concerns Article

Broderick is a regular writer for Realty Times, and industry publication that also has a website.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Zillow home values as a tool for South Lyon home buyers?

I've posted a couple of times on the topic of Zillow "Zestimates".

These are estimates of value from the Zillow website.

Now depending on how you look at the specific data from Zillow it can be useful, but, if you expect a website like Zillow to actually give you a value for a home, you are nuts!

(And I've actually talked to home buyers who plan on doing that. Bad idea!)

As the top Exclusive Buyer's Agent who serves the South Lyon market place, our office has the systems to provide value data and the wisdom to use that data in negotiation.