A Message to Our Clients Regarding COVID-19

What a crazy Spring it has been!

Our main concern is the health and wellbeing of our staff and clients. Thus, we are adhering to the CDC’s recommendations regarding social distancing and other precautions.

For all of our clients, it means we are prequalifying in a much different way by:

• Asking all parties if they have traveled prior to making an appointment

• Asking if they have had any illness or symptoms before we meet with them or show any homes

• Asking buyers to limit showings to a group of two

• All parties entering shall wear gloves, masks, and booties to minimize contact and  maintain distance  – complying with legal requirements.

• Asking the sellers to turn lights on & leave them on so this limits touching switches, etc.

• Disinfecting the office once a day so staff can work in a safe environment

• Conducting our team meetings & trainings virtually so the number of employees at the office is limited

• Offering all virtual tours online (our agents are happy to do a video prior to a personal showing)

• Reminding clients that closings will take longer as lenders are having issues keeping up due to refinances. We now have a limited number of appraisers wanting to continue to go in & out of homes across the country. Many offices are currently limiting their staffing

• Conducting most closings digitally at the client’s request (See more about Your Virtual Home Buying Process below.)

We are not sticking our head in the sand, but we are also not creating panic

Housing – buying, selling, and renting – is still a necessity. We still have clients who are moving to or from our market area. Despite all of the uncertainty, real estate as a whole is one industry that has not experienced a 30% drop.

Additionally, given that the real estate industry as a whole was much stronger at the onset of our current crisis than before the 2008 recession, we will emerge from this economic downturn stronger. Interest rates are at historic lows. There are still plenty of buyers looking to purchase. Until the government mandates a temporary cessation of business, we are 100% operational.

That said, we have seen a slowdown. This will likely continue for our industry, as well as other sectors of the economy. But, we will continue to support small businesses and our community to the best of our ability.

Please reach out to us with questions, concerns, or any needs that you might have.

Together, we will arise from this crisis stronger.

See below for more resources to help you through this time.


SBA– Offering very low rates for businesses now in need

United Way (Washtenaw County)

Extensions For Tax Payments

Deferment on Student Loan Payments

Government Monies for Those Who Qualify

National Mortgage Payment Relief Efforts


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Together, we will arise from this crisis stronger


If you have any other real estate-related questions, feel free to reach out to our team via phone or email. We look forward to serving you.

Improving Your Home for Resale Value and Personal Enjoyment

How can you improve your home for resale value and personal enjoyment?

We’re joined by an expert today to give you an idea.

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Options for Sellers Whose Homes Don’t Appraise

If you’re a seller, what happens if your house doesn’t appraise?

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Because they don’t yet have a sales date, pending sales are

not given any weight in terms of the value of your property.


If you have any questions for us, feel free to reach out. We are here to add value to your real estate experience.

How Pet Owners Can Still Sell Their Homes for Top Dollar

As a pet owner, there are three tips you must remember in order to sell your home for top dollar.

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You’ll be able to sell your home for top dollar,

whether your buyer is a pet owner or not.


By following these three simple guidelines, you’ll be able to sell your home for top dollar, whether your buyer is a pet owner or not. We cherish our pets and our homes, and we hope this merges both so you can have a hassle-free home sale as well. You can also find a pet sitter instruction form here.

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding your home sale, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.

How Do Agents’ Services Impact Commissions?

How do an agent’s services impact their commissions? Let’s discuss.

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Sellers: Why a home Warranty? Presented by Toth Team

Stacey Kraft with Home Warranty of America is with me today

to answer some questions on all things seller home warranties today.

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Protection for home sellers is necessary.


Q. From the point of closing and beyond, how long will that coverage last for the buyer?

A: The new-buyer plans are for 13 months or you can buy a two- or three-year plan up front if you wish to.

Q. If an issue were to arise with the home, what would the seller do from there?

A: The seller will call our 800 number and file a claim. Then, our claims representative will set up a time for a contractor to come to the home and assess the situation. If it’s determined that the repair can be accomplished in a cost-effective manner, we’ll repair it. If the issue is beyond repair, we’ll replace the item.

Stacey and Home Warranty of America have always serviced our needs in a highly competent way, and have been quick to action in getting our claims addressed. Without a doubt, Home Warranty of America is a wonderful resource for you if you’re selling your home.

If you have any questions for Stacey, go ahead and give her a call at (248) 330-1076. And if you or someone you know would like help with any real estate needs, please give us a call at 866-OWN-THIS or email us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

4 Ways to Make Buyers Fawn Over Your Home

If you’re ready to sell your home, there are a few things you can do in order to make buyers fall in love with it.

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Pricing Your Home Correctly in Ann Arbor

Are you ready to sell your home?

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Price + Exposure = Sold.


On average, 60 percent of potential buyers look at properties that are priced at market value from the beginning. If you price it 10 percent above market value, 30 percent of buyers will look at it. If you price it 15 percent above, only 10 percent will look at it. Similarly, if you price it 10 percent below market value, 75 percent of buyers will look at it, and so on.

When you work with Toth Team Worldwide Network to sell your house, we’ll give you examples of the competition, both active and recently sold. We also explain the pros and cons of listing over, under and at the suggested sale price. For example, at the suggested sale price, buyers will notice your home, your home will be found easier in searches, it will bring buyers in, and you won’t have issues with an appraisal.

Whether it’s a buyer’s market, seller’s market or balanced market also makes an impact on home prices. You can find more information about all of this, along with graphs to help you understand it, in this Pricing It Right pamphlet we’ve created for you.

4 Ways to Make Buyers Fall in Love With Your Home

Don’t wait to call your local Keller Williams agent.

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What Are Absorption Rates and How Do They Affect You?

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Ann Arbor is quickly becoming a very attractive place to live. We have one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation (the ninth hottest, to be exact).

We’re seeing 10% more homes listed this year, and they’re also selling for 2-3% more than they were last year. This means that you stand to make a nice profit if you choose to sell a home this year, and if you buy you can expect some nice appreciation on your investment.


One major factor to look at before you sell in Ann Arbor is the absorption rate. The rate right now is 6.5%, and this means that if no more new homes came onto the market, it would take 6.5 months for those homes to sell.

However, this is only part of the picture because certain neighborhoods and certain price ranges will be worth more than others. That’s why if you want more detailed information on this market you should contact us.

Now is the time to get into the market before it gets saturated with other buyers and sellers. Please reach out to me for more information.