west michigan

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 […]

Details

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 […]

Details

When Moving Out is a Hassle! How Long Can I Stay in a Home AFTER the Sale?

About the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions Series) This series is designed to answer questions that we hear clients asking over and over again.  Perhaps, you’ve wondered about some of these questions yourself.  While this is not intended to be an exhaustive explanation on the subject being discussed, it is our hope that these short blogs […]

Details

Spring 2014 Real Estate Market Update for West Michigan

So, what does the Spring Market look like in West Michigan – Grand Rapids? Well, in a nutshell…it’s interesting! My go to word when things are unexpected, don’t quite fit into the routine and operate outside of established or expected norms. Interesting, this Spring means unexpectedly low inventory levels. Normally, there’s a significant uptick in […]

Details

How to Avoid Landmines When Negotiating Multiple Offers During a Home Sale!

In West Michigan, the transition from a sluggish market to a market on fire has been fast and furious over the past 18 months.  At first, many were hesitant to believe that a transition was actually happening.  While serving as the President of the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS in 2011, we had begun to […]

Details

Curve Ball #2 – You are told, You Paid More than the Home is Worth.

You may have read the title and thought…Huh?  This is especially perplexing if you were in a multiple bid situation in which several potential ‘would be home buyers’ were vying for the same piece of property.  Surely, you, your REALTOR, the other agents and their clients couldn’t all have been totally off base? You’re probably asking…Doesn’t […]

Details