So, how do you say ‘Hello’? The Peculiarities of Goodwill to all Men

So, how do you say ‘Hello’? The Peculiarities of Goodwill to all Men

Maybe it’s the sunshine, but foreign visitors to the West African coast often remark about how ‘friendly’ the people are.  The term ‘friendly’ can mean a lot of things depending on the viewpoint and experience of the giver and/or receiver. One day, I asked a friend from America why Nigerians were frequently referred to with […]

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Hearing another’s Story through a Different Lens…

One of the most important tools today for business and in many respects life in general, is the ability to be able to be flexible in adjusting to rapid change, much of which is difficult to predict.  Earlier in November, I had the opportunity to broaden the conversation within the real estate industry through a […]

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Audu Real Estate Nominated for Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce EPIC AWARDS 2016!

From the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce announcement of the finalists nominated  for the 2016 EPIC AWARDS: The EPIC Awards celebrates those businesses and people who are doing great things in the business community by being Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative. Seven categories of awards recognize businesses and individuals supporting the community, demonstrating growth, finding […]

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PRICE REDUCED! 30 Acres – Residential Development – 2619 O’Brien St. SW, Grand Rapids Michigan

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Will Uber’s Foray into Real Estate Change Your Next Home Sale?

When news of Uber’s foray into the complex world of real estate hit the wires this past week, many industry watchers took note.  The premises for Haus, the new start-up by the Cofounder of Uber, Garrett Camp is to bring transparency into the bidding process between home buyers, sellers and their agents. How Haus works: […]

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What to do when your home closing is delayed

This is an UPDATE to a previous FAQ post. As the year 2016 reaches the half way point, another issue is emerging as a challenge for homeowners and home-buyers coordinating move out/in dates.  After many years of closings being largely an efficient process (especially when experienced REALTORS and Lenders worked together), the implications of the […]

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Caution! Oversharing on Social Media Sites during the Sale or Closing of your Home Can be Dangerous.

Originally posted on Grand Rapids Real Estate Musings…:
Social media has become a common way to advertise and market homes for sale.  And when the sale is about to close or finally clears the rites of passage necessary to clear escrow, new home owners and former ones do the ‘Happy Dance’ and often social media is…

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Certified International Property Specialist – West Michigan welcomes the world home!

Grand Rapids, Michigan is welcoming the world home as REALTORS expand their awareness about the world and global markets. The local association is currently hosting a national designation offered by the National Association of REALTORS to train local real estate agents about the benefits of becoming globally proficient and connected. Approximately 20 students are currently […]

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5 Easy Tips for Quick Home Sales in 2016

Anyone who was in the real estate market in 2015 knows this already.  2015 was an incredible year to sell real estate!  Not only did homeowners in West Michigan recover pretty much all the losses of the economic crisis, home prices and home equity enjoyed substantial gains! From a low of $99,000 in the dark days […]

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