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Miho S.
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Cheryl Grant helped us buy the perfect home and then helped us sell that perfect home when we had to relocate. She was patient, professional and most of all, made the process stress-free. She works with a team of nice, professional service providers. We have experience buying and selling a home in another state and with another realtor...Cheryl provided by far the best experience. I wish we could take Cheryl with us as we search for our next home!

Realify Properties
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Michael A.
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    Ethan is one of the few real estate agents that not only goes beyond the 'sale', by staying in touch with his customers. We developed a personal friendship before and after two house purchases. Do not hesitate to contact him for any questions related to real estate. A+

    • 7 years in business
    Hector O.
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    For being a first time buyer my agent Craig Geers has shown me and my family love since day one , he gave us perfect directions on what we are really looking for on a home . He came in every home we visited he has let us know what the house needs and don't need . He made every visit amazing me and my wife were so motivated with Craig. he is so patient and full of knowledge in what he is doing to help families find there perfect home. Craig thank you so much you are my agent for life 5 stars for me

    The Rettig Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Gregory G.
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    New shingles for roof. Approximately 18 squares. I received exactly what I expected and service was outstanding.

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    I pride myself on detail oriented, personal service. I always return phone calls in a timely manner, I have worked in the Real Estate Industry for over 20 years, first as a Title Researcher/Abstractor, then as an Appraiser, now I am pleased to say I'm doing the job I like the best! Helping buyer's and seller's with their home searches and sales.

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    I advocate for my clients making their satisfaction too priority! I'm honest and trust worthy! I focus on ensuring each client has a good experience buying/selling a home!

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    As a peak producer and 2013 award winner of the RE/MAX of Michigan 100% Club, my number one priority is to make my client's home buying or selling experience as effortless, profitable, and enjoyable as possible. I value the lifelong relationships I have built and continue to build with both my clients and colleagues. Focusing on customer service and satisfaction, my clients continue to appreciate my patience, timeliness, and knowledge of the real estate market.

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    PlazaCorp Realty Advisors, Inc. (“PlazaCorp”), a real estate development and brokerage company, was founded by Jeff Nicholson, president and owner, in 1988. PlazaCorp develops and manages downtown, mixed-use redevelopment and high-end residential condominium projects, and specializes in commercial property leasing. Kalamazoo based PlazaCorp has a full staff of development, property management, and brokerage professionals solely dedicated to the company's development projects and the management of its managed holdings.

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    I will help you sell your homes and buy homes. I specialize in first-time home buyers and lake homes in the area.

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    We are a real estate brokerage selling residential properties in the entire greater Grand Rapids area.

    • 3 years in business
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    Hello! I’m Liz, a Realtor in West Michigan. I absolutely love what I do and where I do it. I feed off the energy and proud sense of community in West Michigan. The continuing growth and development of Grand Rapids and its surrounding areas is fascinating and keeps my job exciting! I strive to build a strong relationship with my clients and partner woth them to meet their goals, and have a little fun along the way!

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    We provide the better way to buy and sell real estate. What makes us better? Note: If you are serious about selling your home, please take the time to learn about what makes us different from other real estate companies in Grand Rapids. 1 - More Choices to Sell Your Home in Grand Rapids We provide more plans, more choices, and better options! You are selling your home and deserve to have better options that fit your goals and budget. Keep more of the money you have invested in your home over the years. Click here to see all our plans to sell your home. 2 - Way Better Marketing (Yes, we said "way better") Other companies rely on their sales professionals to market your home. Well, we thought it would be better to have a real estate marketing arm to handle that. So, the only thing our agents do is handle the other hundreds of things that go on with selling your home. Oh, don't worry. We don't outsource this marketing. We are local, and we can even stop by to say hello. Oh, and when you are working with us, you are working with an agent that actually lives in the area where you are buying or selling your home. Other companies don't even care if you are assigned an agent that lives 30 minutes away! Be seen on thousands of real estate websites! 3. Way Better Service (Yeah. We said it again.) The little things matter. I remember once when my car broke down and needed a tow. I called a towing company; they came out, did their thing, and all was good. But later, they not only called to make sure things were going o.k., if I needed any additional contacts for a mechanic. But I also received a thank you card in the mail as well. You know what? I kept that card and told a ton of people about their service! So yeah, we like to not only go above and beyond for our clients, but we love to do all those little things that really count too! 4 - Saving You Money We have plans to fit any budget. It's your home. Why not sell it how you want to and save money at the same time? Take a look at all of our plans and find one that you love. Have questions or want to change something? Let us know. We are here for you.

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    I have been in the Real Estats business for over 20 years. I pride myself on my ability to listen to what my clients want and find them the home they want. There is no fee for my servies. I get paid by the seller when my buyer purchases.

    • 16 years in business
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    Communication is key - and we are good at it! Selling or buying the most valuable commodity you will own deserves great communication - we understand we work for YOU! We are more then a Relator we are marketing and advertising experts using all the latest technology.

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    For real estate help in the greater Kalamazoo, MI area, hire the Veenstra Team. When we help you buy, sell, or build a home, you don't just get an agent; you get a real estate team with 27 years of experience that has served over 1300 happy home buyers and sellers. We have lots of advanced real estate degrees and offer cutting-edge services. We offer free home buyer services, have numerous specialties and designations, and are senior residential specialists, as well as Christian community specialists. The Veenstra Real Estate Team has developed effective and productive home marketing strategies, staffing, follow-up, and industry networks, which are unsurpassed. The Veenstra Team is made up of two realtors, David Veenstra and Jason Veenstra, a client services manager, and a marketing specialist, Cindi Veenstra. David and Jason are both certified tourism ambassadors for the city of Kalamazoo and love serving the community in a wide variety of other ways as well. We would love to serve you!

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    We can help you through your life transitions. We're a family-friendly mother and daughter team whose objective is to serve our clientele. We are able to assist you in liquidating an estate profitably, efficiently, and professionally, with care and kindness. We do sales throughout Michigan and anywhere you're in need of our services. Our service includes: - Free consultation - A contract to decide date, time, and how long for set up - Table and linens - Set up and organize room to room - Research and putting history or stories to some items - Price items - Bookkeeping and inventory - Advertise in local press, our website, the Internet, email list, and more - Run sale We also make sure that: - We will take the time to ensure we're placing the best price, but also marketable to sell - We have a vast library of antiques and price guides, along with many other references online - We will find an appraiser that is knowledgeable about particular items, if we question any item that we think has move value - We can try and find a home for a homeless family pet Rates: Our rates range from 15% to 40%, depending on the sale and situation. Call us to set up a free consultation! Additional services with additional cost: - Written appraisals - Cleaning service after sale - Dumpsters - Out of Michigan - House cleaners after sale - Put recommended items on eBay We also offer historical preservation with additional cost: - We can put your family photos on CDs, if you don't want to keep them in family albums - We can help put family heirlooms in shadowbox showcases - We can help find someone who might be able to restore prized items

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    Hi, my name is Dawna Carpenter! Buying and selling homes is my true passion and pleasure, and I have an edge that is second to none. I strive to provide my customers with a superior level of customer service and use my expertise and tech-savvy knowledge to give my clients the leading edge. Services: - Provide expertise to buy/sell real estate - Property management - Notarial services - Broker Price Opinions About Me: - Licensed Michigan real estate sales agent - Licensed Colorado real estate sales agent - Member of our local realtor association - Member of Michigan Association of Realtors - Member of National Association of Realtors - Graduate of Greenridge Realty Career Development Program - BA in Business Administration - Marketing Emphasis

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    Midwest Properties of Michigan provides the finest and professional real estate services in Grand Rapids, West Michigan (MI) and surrounding areas. Check us out online for homes and properties.

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    I am certified in 2nd home and recreational properties with the National Association of Realtors

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What does a real estate agent do?

    Real estate agents help their clients buy, sell, and rent commercial and residential properties. There are also real estate agents that sell industrial and agricultural real estate, but the majority sell residential properties. To become a real estate agent, you must be at least 18 years old, successfully complete real estate courses, and pass a real estate exam. Be sure to check for any required licensing, too. Often real estate agents will earn 5 percent to 6 percent of the total home sale price for their work in representing their client. Typically this commission is split equally between the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent. Here is an overview of what a real estate agent does, according to the United States Department of Labor:

    • Represent clients who are looking to buy, sell and rent properties.
    • Stay knowledgeable about regional real estate prices, mortgages, market conditions and related information, and advise clients accordingly.  
    • Determine competitive market prices by comparing properties.
    • Create and publicize lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features.
    • Market properties through advertisements, open houses and listing services.
    • Show prospective buyers or renters properties.
    • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration.
    • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller.
    • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met.
    • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements and deeds.

    What's the difference between a real estate broker and an agent?

    Real estate agents and real estate brokers both help clients buy, sell, and rent residential and commercial properties. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Real estate agents cannot have their own real estate office and must work under a broker. Real estate brokers often have real estate firms and employ real estate agents. Those real estate agents may be employees of the firm, or they may work on contract and earn part of any commission they bring into the firm.

    If you are a homeowner ready to sell or a buyer in the market for a new home, either a real estate broker or a real estate agent can help you achieve your goal. What is more important than their title is their track record and client success stories. When interviewing real estate agents or brokers to help you buy or sell a home, ask about their recent sales history as compared with the original listing prices. If you’re selling a home, ask how they would market your home and what price they would list it at. Whether you hire an agent or broker, you want a professional who will have your best interests at heart.

    What should you look for in a real estate agent?

    When you’re hiring a real estate agent you want to find a qualified pro who can negotiate the best deal for your home — whether you’re buying or selling. Reading reviews will help you weed out obvious bad operators; you want to work with someone who treats their clients with fairness and respect. That said, you also want someone who can play hardball and maximize your real estate deal. Ask for references from recent clients, and be sure to call them.

    Experts encourage you to interview more than one prospective real estate agent before hiring. A home sale or home purchase is a big deal — sometimes the biggest deal in a person’s life — and you want to find an agent who will work hard for you. In today’s market, having a real estate agent who is social media savvy and has an attractive online presence is critical. Ask the agent how they plan to market your house. Review their listings, and ask yourself if they have professional photos with homes that are professionally staged. If the answer is no, they might not have the marketing savvy you’re looking for. Ask what price they would list your house at and why. Pay attention to how they communicate with you during your initial interviewing phase. Are they too busy to respond for several days? Are they clear and helpful? This information is a clue to how they’ll engage during the entire process.

    What do real estate agents charge?

    Real estate agents typically don’t charge a set rate to their clients, but rather earn a commission on the price of the final home sale. In traditional real estate, there is a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent. The two agents receive 5 percent to 6 percent of the final home sale price and split it evenly, meaning they each earn roughly 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the total home sale. If you are a home seller, you may have fees associated with the sale that are above and beyond the commission the agents earn. The real estate agent may have you pay marketing fees, MLS fees, early cancellation fees, or more. Always ask pricing details before signing a contract so you clearly understand your financial obligations. Here are some of the average (and common) costs that can arise when selling a home:

    • Home inspection: $200-$350 or more, depending on region.
    • Home appraisal: $250-$400 or more, depending on region.
    • Professional real estate photography: $275-$550 or more, depending on photographer, square footage of house, and special requests like sunset shots.
    • Closing costs: Often split between the seller and buyer. An average range for the buyer to pay is between 3 percent and 4 percent, with the seller paying a lower fee at 1 percent to 3 percent of the home’s price.
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