real estate

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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Gripe Alert! MY REALTOR Didn’t Even Find my House and so…

You can fill in the blank with any one of a number of statements and even gripes.  In today’s fast paced, information doused climate, the reality is that for many would be home buyers, the REALTOR may NOT be the one who locates your home for sale online or even in real life.  And, if […]

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

Social media has become a common way to advertise and market homes for sale. The fact that information about home sales on social media is usually shared DURING the transaction process presents some unique challenges and to some extent risks for parti…

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

Social media has become a common way to advertise and market homes for sale. The fact that information about home sales on social media is usually shared DURING the transaction process presents some unique challenges and to some extent risks for parti…

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RESPA/TILLA – What Regular Folks Need to Know About the Changes Affecting Selling and Buying Real Estate

Some important changes will be put into effect with regards to the process of completing a real estate transaction on October 3, 2015. The changes are part of the Dodd-Frank Bill and in the industry are referred to by what may seem like a curious set of initials to the average person – RESPA/TILLA.  The government […]

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RESPA/TILLA – What Regular Folks Need to Know About the Changes Affecting Selling and Buying Real Estate

Some important changes will be put into effect with regards to the process of completing a real estate transaction on October 3, 2015. The changes are part of the Dodd-Frank Bill and in the industry are referred to by what may seem like a curious set of initials to the average person – RESPA/TILLA.  The government […]

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Lola Audu awarded the Performance Management Designation (PMN)

For Immediate Release Contact:           Women’s Council Education Dept. 800-245-8512 Performance Management Network Designation Awarded to Local REALTOR® (Chicago, IL—August 4, 2014) Lola Audu, a Audu Real Estate REALTOR®, has been awarded the Performance Management Network Designation by the Women’s Council of REALTORS. The Performance Management Network is a next-generation REALTOR® designation designed from the ground up to […]

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Grand Rapids, Michigan Rated a ‘Best Buy” Real Estate Investment for 2015

The housing market has stabilized in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Gone are the days when investor traffic flooded the market and houses were being plucked up at rock bottom prices.  Although exceptionally low inventory throughout much of the past 18 months has been a challenge, home buyers are once again entering the market in a serious way. […]

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My Home is Sold! Now What?

It’s finally happened!  You Sold your home!  YES!!!   The moment you’ve been waiting for after all the cleaning, making the home available for impromptu showings and enduring nerve-racking anticipation and hope that a purchasing decision will be made in favor of your home. But even before the ink starts to dry on the fully […]

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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 […]

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