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11 Reasons Why People Who Don’t Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan Should Wish They Did!

1. Small Town Comforts with a Big City Vibe… Location, Location, Location…Grand Rapids, MI is a city where you can bask on a pristine sandy white beach, kayak down a lazy river, take a horse-drawn carriage through a thriving down town area and tour a historic neighborhood all within one day.  In fact, all of this […]

Fair Weather Friends and Bell Bottoms… Real Estate Lessons from the Economic Crisis

Editorial Note:  This blog post was first published in 2009 at a time when the real estate industry was facing the worst market that most current practioners had ever witnessed.  Looking back at the sentiments expressed in this blog post brings to mind some of the important lessons that period of challenge created. ***************** I remember […]

Good Salespersons ~ They’re Not Always Easy to Find!

Have you ever been in a class where the instructor asked the real estate agents to name what the public thinks of real estate agents?  Inevitably, someone will raise their hands and say…they think we’re like used car salespersons?  The tone & subsequent commentary indicate that this is NOT a good thing… In a recent […]

Inventory Shortage ~ Availability, Pricing and Access to the 2014 West MI Housing Market!

The big news for the summer of 2014 according to statistics compiled and released by the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS is Housing Inventory…or rather the lack of it as the community prepares to enter what is traditionally the most active segment of the selling season.  According to the report, (which tracks data into May 2014) […]