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Home buying process

The home buying process can be a good one – when you plan right! Our first and most important step before anything happens, is to get to know you personally. We’ll discuss your needs, wants, and must haves, to ensure a pleasurable – and fun – home buying process, start to finish.

Buyer Consultation
• Review the home-buying process from start to finish
• Discuss your home-buying goals and needs
• Learn about buyer agency representation
• Review current market conditions
• Review available homes on the market

Schedule & Tour Homes
• Apply for mortgage pre-approval
• Receive customized home search via email and/or in person
• Notified of any upcoming homes prior to coming to market
• Review and select available homes to visit
• Schedule private showings for interested listings
• Receive listing handout for each home we visit

Contract Negotiations
• Select home
• Review comparative market analysis (CMA), seller’s disclosure, and supporting documents for home
• Write offer to purchase and negotiate price and terms
• Offer acceptance and earnest money deposited
• Arrange for home inspection
• Accept inspection results or request repair/remedy

Closing
• Mortgage appraisal and mortgage approval
• Final walk through (if needed)
• Review closing documents
• Coordinate closing date, time, location, and contacts
• Close on sale of home
• Provide copies of all closing documents

Home valuations

Do you believe your home will sell for a fixed price, or do you believe there’s a range of value based on the marketing and negotiating skills of your realtor? Our job is to help you get the most value at the top of the price range. 

Home values are determined by current market conditions, home inventory, amount of homes selling, number of buyers in the marketplace, and what those buyers are willing to pay for a given home. The range of home value is determined by considering these conditions, as well as comparable and recently sold homes, and active listings. 

We are experts in home values in your area. We research comparable properties, homes of similar size and condition as yours, to help you find just the right listing price that will position you appropriately to gain the most value. We’ll provide you with guidance on a pricing strategy that will spark the most interest — attracting more buyers and offers. 

First time buying

Do you believe buying a home is straight forward, or do you believe there are multiple unknowns leaving you feeling uneasy? Buying a home – one of your most important life decisions – can be overwhelming and exciting. Depending upon how you plan. We will help you understand the entire process and provide you with the tools to make your experience effective and efficient. 

We will fully prepare you of the process beforehand so that you’re comfortable as we begin. We will also help you navigate the unknowns with your home search, and assist when you’re ready to make an offer on the home you love. We’ll manage all the moving parts, start to finish, to provide a stress free process and let you focus on the fun part – finding your dream home. 

Moving Cross Country

Relocation can come in many forms – job transfer, to be closer to family, unexpected circumstances. We often meet families relocating who aren’t familiar with the area, and need assistance not only in finding a home, but also choosing the right location that fits their lifestyle. There is a lot to consider – schools, activities, market value, proximity to grocery stores, work, restaurants, etc. Thankfully, we live where we work (we love it here!) and can help guide you to the right community based on your family’s needs and desires. It doesn’t have to be a scary process in moving to a new state when you have a local expert to help guide you along the way. 

We are certified with many relocation companies, including MD Preferred and the big 3 automotive groups. Our comfort and familiarity with the relocation process ensures we can provide knowledge and expertise, not only in our local real estate market, but throughout your entire move. We also provide you with resources to help you throughout the move, as well as getting settled and acquainted in your new home and community. 

Downsizing the dream

Empty nesters? Too much house? Whatever the reason, you are ready to downsize your home for the next chapter. Sometimes this can be bittersweet, as you’ve grown familiar and comfortable in your current home that also includes a lot of memories. Downsizing your home can be an exciting change, and a time for renewal. 

Whether you’re looking for less square footage, a condo with less maintenance, something to start anew, or a smaller version of your current home, we are here to guide you each step of the way. We will help you get top value for your current home and find a perfect new home for the next life adventure to create amazing new memories. 

Why work with a realtor

Finding the perfect home that you absolutely love is your ultimate goal. Finding that perfect home with the right Realtor is even more important. Don’t miss out on your dream home working with the wrong agent. Make sure you interview your Realtor to ensure they spend time to understand you and how you’ll live in a home, listen to your feedback, provide prompt communication, and guide you each step of the way. When the right home comes, you’ll know it, you’ll feel it! And when all is said and done, and you head home each day, we want you to have that same feeling. We are passionate about real estate and truly love helping clients find the perfect place to call home. 

Location & charm

Selecting the right location for your next home is a big decision. We are fortunate to specialize in Northville, Plymouth, and Novi – all thriving communities with charm and appeal. All three locations are active with plenty of local events and entertainment options, award-winning schools, parks, as well as charismatic neighborhoods and subdivisions. Take a look at the information below to discover more about these great communities. 

Plymouth
Plymouth- Canton Community Schools www.pccsk12.com
Plymouth Rocks www.plymouthmich.org
Downtown Plymouth www.downtownplymouth.org

Northville
Northville Public Schools www.northvilleschools.org
Downtown Northville www.downtownnorthville.com

Novi
Novi Community Schools www.novi.k12.mi.us

As a first-time home buyer, John's guidance through this process was excellent. He provided support every step of the process and helped me know what do, when to do it, and, most importantly, why I was doing it. He was very responsive to my calls and/or texts, and helped push the entire process along in a timely manner. I appreciate all of John's help and am excited to be moving into my new home!
John helped me sell my house in Michigan while I was living out of state. Selling a home can be stressful and challenging, especially remotely. After working with another realtor that wasn't able to help us market and sell our home effectively, we were referred to John. John did a great job and I'd highly recommend anyone looking to sell their home with a high touch agent that cares.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Jeremy. He showed a tremendous amount of dedication and focus in looking out for my best interests. He was incredibly knowledgeable about every house we saw – going above and beyond to get me as much information as possible. I appreciated the level of clear communication throughout the entire process, and would recommend him 100 times over for anyone looking for help.
Working with Sara was a pleasure! Despite being in a down market, we not only landed in our dream home, but also sold our previous home without any issues! She was always available for all of our questions, including one-off requests. We felt like we were working with an old friend.
John is a highly qualified and noble person who will take care of you and any of your real estate needs. John went above and beyond in purchasing my first ever home in Livonia, MI. He is extremely attentive, informative, and lets you think for yourself while making such a huge financial decision without being pushy.
John listed our home in Tanglewood. After that, he took complete control of the whole process. We did not have to worry about a thing. He kept us updated whenever anything arose. I would highly recommend John to anyone who needs the services of a realtor.
Jeremy Goodman has gone “over and above the call” to make selling our home as seamless as possible. Not a single question or request went unanswered – even those that didn’t fall within his responsibilities. We cannot say enough about his professionalism, respect, timeliness in answering questions, knowledge of the process, and overall genuine concern for our level of comfort throughout.
Sara was the most amazing person we could have had in our corner in buying a house. We are first time home owners and had never had experience with any of the process. Sara walked us through everything step by step and had no problem dealing with all of our questions. She was patient, kind, courteous, knowledgeable, and made sure we found a home that met all our wishes.