Toth Team Worldwide Network Welcomes Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Expert Buyers’ Agent Brenda Grigg-Lazo

Kathy Toth, Toth Team Worldwide Network of REALTORS® welcomes Brenda Grigg-Lazo, to the Ann Arbor Area Real Estate Experts team. “Brenda is an experienced REALTOR® who really knows Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas.” Said CEO Kathy Toth. “Her knowledge and great attitude will serve our clients well and make her a great addition to our organization at Keller Williams.”

Brenda and her husband Nick, are proud to call Hamburg their home. Brenda has over 30 years of customer service, sales, and marketing experience as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. With over Ten years as a Realtor “Her mission is to create lifelong relationships with her clients by providing honest and ethical advice, exceptional customer service, personal dedication and ongoing consultation during the buying and selling of your home.” I know that every buyer and seller have different needs and dreams regarding their home. Brenda has done real estate in Washtenaw, Livingston, Wayne and Oakland counties. She has even traveled as far north as Gaylord and as far west as St. Johns for clients to find the right home! Outside of work Brenda and her husband love being outdoors and especially on their boat. Brenda volunteers at her church and she and her husband are loyal Detroit Lions Fans.

For almost 30 years, Toth Team Worldwide Network has served Washtenaw, Livingston, Oakland, Lenawee, Jackson and Wayne Counties, including clients in Dexter, Ann Arbor, Chelsea and Saline.

Today, Toth Team Worldwide Network has global aspirations and a growth strategy to meet the modern needs of clients around the world. The launch of the Denver expansion team in 2016 placed Toth Team Worldwide Network in position to accomplish these goals.

Toth Team Worldwide Network is among the top one percent of REALTORS® nationally. They have been featured on House Hunters HGTV, and are proud to be the only trusted agent endorsed by celebrity Martin Bandyke on radio 107.1, and the exclusive real estate agent for 102.9 W4Country.

Toth Team Worldwide Network exceeds client expectations while delivering top performance in the purchase or sale of residential real estate worldwide. To learn more, please visit, email

The Best Staging Tips That Won’t Break the Bank

You want your home to look as good as possible when you sell. Today we’ll discuss how staging can help you accomplish this.

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When you sell your home, you want it to look as good as possible when you list it. To get your home looking its best, you’ve got to stage it. We are answering a question today from Diane in Ann Arbor who wants to know what she can do to stage on a budget.


To answer the question, we are joined by our good friend Sharon McRill from Betty Brigade. Staging helps homes sell faster and for more money, and we prepare our homes better than other Realtors. Part of this is because we work with Sharon and she helps us maximize that impression.


Staging helps homes sell faster.


She has three tips to share for those of you who want to stage on a budget:


1. Get rid of your clutter. Everyone has it. Get rid of the stacks of newspapers, magazines, and other knick knacks that make your home seem smaller.


2. Painting. This is the single easiest and cheapest way to raise your home’s value.


3. Get rid of worn furniture. It’s really easy to remove some furniture or just replace it with some rental pieces to make the home look better.


View the official Betty On The Move! Guide To Moving here.


As you can see in the video above, a few simple fixes can have a huge impact on a home’s perception. Sharon has helped thousands of people move, pack, and get their home ready to show. If you have any questions for them, visit them at


If you have any other real estate-related questions or if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.



More Tips on Packing and Moving From Stevens Worldwide


Dani Hallsell is back with us today with move tips on how to stay sane when moving to your next home.

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Today I wanted to share some more great moving tactics that will help keep you from going insane during your next move. For a little help, I’ve brought back Dani Hallsell from Stevens Worldwide Van Lines, which is a national storage and moving company. So what does Dani suggest to help make a move go slowly? Now that you know where you’re going and your boxes are packed thanks to our first set of tips, these tips will make the next steps much easier.

1. Consider packing “Open Me First” boxes. Include familiar items that will make everyone feel at home right away, as well as items that you use on a daily basis.

2. Label each side of your boxes. No matter which direction they turn, you know what’s inside.

3. Label fragile items with an arrow to indicate which side is up. This is often overlooked but will help you when your house starts filling up with boxes.

4. Fill and label a box with tools, cleaning supplies, extension cords, and surge protectors. This will make unpacking a breeze if it’s the last box you put in the moving truck. Don’t forget—toilet paper is an essential item!


Make your life easier by packing essentials last in an ‘Open Me First’ Box.


So what should you plan on taking yourself? Dani says Stevens recommends taking all valuables like money, jewelry, coins, collections, important papers, and medications with you personally. For the safety of your items, Stevens does not ship anything combustible or explosive, living, or perishable.

Another interesting fact about Stevens is that they partner with Move for Hunger. People throw away a lot of stuff when they move, and unfortunately, much of it is food. That’s why Stevens lets its customers set aside non-perishable food items, which will be picked up by their crew and delivered to the local food pantry. They’ll even supply the boxes for these nonperishable items, Dani says.

If you have any questions for the experts at Steven Worldwide, you can call them at (517) 614-8037.

If you have any real estate questions or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in  the Ann Arbor area, give us a call or send us an email. We’d be happy to help.

Should You Be Worried About Radon in Your Home?

Should You Be Worried About Radon?   Are you buying?  Are you living in a home?  Are you selling?
Worried About Radon in Your Home?
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Today I’m joined by Dan Heilmann from D&D Radon and the Integrity Inspection Group. Dan is here to help buyers, sellers, and homeowners understand – should you be worried about radon in your home? Homeowners should not turn away from a home that may have high levels. He has tested more than 25,000 homes throughout Southeastern Michigan.  He  brings more than 29 years of knowledge and experience on this subject.

What is radon? It is a naturally occurring, cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell, or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that this is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high levels, you’re at a higher risk of developing lung cancer.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers in the U.S. and is associated with more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Some scientific studies of this exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.

Should you test for this gas? Absolutely—testing is the only way to know your home’s levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to its presence. It typically takes years of exposure before any health problems surface.

Elevated levels have been discovered in every state. The US EPA (Environmental Protection Association) estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have high levels. Current state surveys show that one in every five homes has elevated radon levels that test above the EPA action level of 4 pCi/L.


Worried About Radon in Your Home?
Gas in Your Home?


Can you fix the problem? If your home has high concentrations, it can be fixed by a certified radon mitigation company. The cost usually varies between $800 to $1,200 and will fix the issue in most cases. Please consult your state radon office or the National Information hotline at 1-800-SOS RADON for a list of certified testing and mitigation companies or visit the National Environmental Health Association at You can also buy your own radon testing device.

If you are buying or selling a home, you will probably want to hire a professional testing company that uses a device called a Continuous Radon Monitor, or CRM. Contact your state radon contact for a list of certified service specialists. The Integrity Inspection Group can also be reached at 734-772-2789. They are certified in home inspections and testing.

Be sure to check out the USEPA’s Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon in its entirety to get a full understanding. Finally, if you have children, you should be more worried about this issue in your home as this could be more harmful to them, as reported by research.  You can read all the scientific research too.

To find more detailed publications on the effects of this gas, click here.

For more indoor air quality information based on your region and/or state, click here.

If you want to be part of our smart buyer plan, ask for a relocation package. If you have any other questions, please feel free to text or call 734-669-337. Email works too. We look forward to hearing from you in regard to your Michigan real estate!