Ann Arbor A Good Place to Live and Retire

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Missy Caulk TEAM

Ann Arbor is ranked # 1 as " Best Place to Live in Michigan" by CNNMoney.com 2006

Ann Arbor is ranked # 25 in "Best Place to Live in the U.S"

Ann Arbor ranks in Top 5 Best Places To Retire" by Good Morning America in 2005.

I mainly list homes, my TEAM of 3 Buyer Specialists are experts in the home-buying process and are available to work with you in your time frame. We all have the philosophy that we don't " sell" people or homes. We introduce them to homes and if it is a "fit" they will purchase.

In this day and age, anyone can find a home on the internet. It takes a professional to negotiate the contract from start to finish, know the market, hook you up with the right inspectors, repair men, lenders, title companies etc to get the job done as smooth and hassle free as possible.

I like to tell my clients you aren't paying me to stick a yard sign in, run a ad in the paper and all the 100's of details needed to sell your home, however; you are paying me to bring you up to the minute knowledge of the housing market, what your homes should be priced at, how long it will take to sell, ( based on comparable sales ) and the networking and technology required to get the job done.

In order to facilitate where the buyers and sellers are, I maintain 4 web sites for maximum exposures. Spending over 2000.00 each month in technology to make sure your house in seen on the web everywhere.

WIIFM ( What's In It For Me ??) So we ask our clients, " What is important to you? "What can we do to make this a positive experience for you?" "Is it important to get the right price or to move quickly"?

Most people aren't that interested in who a realtor is, we all say we're honest, we all stick our degrees in front of them, we all show them which "Club" we're in, we all say we're professional, blah, blah, blah. They just want their house sold in a timely manner and to be given the respect of keeping them in the loop of what is going on, (like feedback after a showing) and if the house isn't selling (even more feedback).

You would be surprised to hear how many houses, I list after people work with other realtors and the house didn't sell.......... # 1 complaint, "He/She didn't listen to us, we had no idea what was going on". Not that the house, didn't sell, surprised ?

For years I worked with buyers, I really didn't like listing. Then I hired a coach. They explored that with me. Interesting enough...........I talked to my buyers almost everyday. The listing clients, I didn't know what to say. It's pretty hard to make a call, to tell people, well, your house had NOT ONE showing today. Ugh...........negative. Then I came to realize, I just need to call. Didn't have to be about the house all, they just want to hear from you. They want to hear what is going on around them, in their neighborhood. Are other houses selling.

In another post, I will print my whole marketing plan. "Or how the MissyCaulk TEAM will get your house SOLD"!

P.S. The market in Ann Arbor is not as bad as the media would have you believe. It is a fantastic time to buy a home, rates low and lots to choose from. Our TEAM has been involved in 7 transactions in November.



 

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Missy Caulk, Ann Arbor Realtor

Missy Caulk, Broker/Owner of Savvy Realty Group can be reached at 734-926-9797 or email: Missy@MissyCaulk.com

Our Team of 6 agents are available to help you relocate to Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan, Ypsilanti Township, Clinton, Manchester, Whitmore Lake, or throughout Washtenaw County, MI.

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Hey Missy,

I'm not sure if MI is represented yet on my Active Rain US Comment Challenge, make sure you hop in there and represent MI on the Bubble topic...It's on the homepage as a featured blog...

Happy Holidays :)

Scott

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Tina Howell
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Missy -- I'm glad I discovered this post.  I agree it is hard to call the sellers when there is no action for their property.  You are right they just want to know we are still there, working for them, listening to them.  Your philosophy must be very appreciated by your clients. 
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Tina, it is all about communtication.
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