Donna Rattee's (donnarattee) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coco, Early & Associates
Living on a lake is a lifestyle that builds memories for generations to come.  There are the summers filled with boat rides around the lake, fireworks, children with sparklers, fireflies, fires by lake and cookouts with generations sharing their memories of years past. The fall brings the beauty...
Even if you are not an agent I'm sure at one time or another we've all watched HGTV ( Home & Garden Television). They say if you love this show you are destined to be an agent, I believe most of the time for this to be true! This time of year when the sun is shining and we are ready to tackle th...
So, this morning I receive a call from a "First Time Buyer" who I had given a list of home inspectors to contact for their upcoming home inspection.  The buyers are concerned by the first post on one of the home inspectors FaceBook page.  "Sometimes the best idea anyone's had all day is to bring...
Enjoy year round entertaining in this spacious home with large deck off the back and beautiful 3 season room for those summer nights to enjoy your favorite drink. Located on a quiet road situated so that you can easily access both Pleasant Lake and Northwood Lake. This comfortable 3 Bedroom home...
There could not be a better time to investigate new construction along with the opportunity to incorporate HERS Certification "highly energy efficient" homes.    Are you interested in finding out about heating/cooling costs averaging just over $100 a month? Would you like to find out more about G...
Don't think for a minute that putting up a For Sale sign is going  to sell your home.  Selling your home takes planning and strategy. Selling your home in the real estate market we are currently in is a bit easier than during the past couple of years.  Houses are going on the market and sellers a...
A buyer should always get a home inspection, maybe even if the Sellers already have one. Most buyers may not see defects in older homes, i.e. how soon the roof or hot water system will need to be replaced. New homes can also have defects if the builder, or more likely one of their sub-contractors...
Buying a home is not a solo act! It is a complex process so it is critical to build a team of professionals that you can call on throughout your home owner experience. As you begin to look at homes, you will realize there are many real estate professionals you will come to rely on in addition to ...
Quick have an Open House, you have a couple that has come in and toured your Model Home and the other homes under construction in this new community.  They have spent over an hour going through these homes. The couple takes advantage of the food you have made available and they sit...
So do you ever drive by an "OPEN HOUSE" sign and see what appears to be the left behind balloons?  Would you think to pull into the street to check the "OPEN HOUSE" out if that was what you saw at the street entrance?  Probably NOT!          Is it a reflection of your "attitude"?  If you can't be...

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