Create a Strong Customer Service Culture

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$420,000 :: 72912 TEAL CT, BRUCE Township MI, 48065

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4 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 3,342 sq ft
Lot Size: 71,874 sq ft
Added: 06/05/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031321623
Community: Bruce Twp
Tract: MALLARD CREEK ESTATES
Status: Sold

*OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, JULY 23, 12-3 PM* Exquisite Colonial in highly regarded Mallard Estates nestled on a manicured lot landscaped to perfection w/boulder gardens, an array of trees, bushes, perennials & a waterfall fountain/ponds. Stamped concrete patio w/outdoor kitchen & gazebo. Sub has 30 acres of common area including 2 large ponds, gazebo park area, walk trails. What stands out most in this home are the fine finishes & detailed custom carpentry work – extensive crown, wainscoting, custom mantel, solid doors, rich hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, judges paneling. 9′ ceilings & 10′ in basement. Lovely kitchen boasts stacked cherry wood cabinets w/crown, island, granite counters. Family Rm w/gas fireplace. Formal Dining Rm w/built-in Buffet. Master has pan ceil, WIC, ensuite bath w/jet tub, vessel dual sinks. Other beds, each w/striking features. 2nd floor laundry. This is a STUNNER!

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty-Washington


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$420,000 :: 72912 TEAL CT, BRUCE Township MI, 48065

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4 beds, 3.1 baths
Home size: 3,342 sq ft
Lot Size: 71,874 sq ft
Added: 06/05/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 58031321623
Community: Bruce Twp
Tract: MALLARD CREEK ESTATES
Status: Sold

*OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, JULY 23, 12-3 PM* Exquisite Colonial in highly regarded Mallard Estates nestled on a manicured lot landscaped to perfection w/boulder gardens, an array of trees, bushes, perennials & a waterfall fountain/ponds. Stamped concrete patio w/outdoor kitchen & gazebo. Sub has 30 acres of common area including 2 large ponds, gazebo park area, walk trails. What stands out most in this home are the fine finishes & detailed custom carpentry work – extensive crown, wainscoting, custom mantel, solid doors, rich hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, judges paneling. 9′ ceilings & 10′ in basement. Lovely kitchen boasts stacked cherry wood cabinets w/crown, island, granite counters. Family Rm w/gas fireplace. Formal Dining Rm w/built-in Buffet. Master has pan ceil, WIC, ensuite bath w/jet tub, vessel dual sinks. Other beds, each w/striking features. 2nd floor laundry. This is a STUNNER!

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty-Washington


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$420,000 :: 72912 Teal Ct, Bruce MI, 48065

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4 beds, 4 baths
Home size: 3,342 sq ft
Lot Size: 71,874 sq ft
Added: 06/05/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 31321623
Community: Bruce Twp (50001)
Tract: Mallard Creek Estates
Status: Sold

*OPEN HOUSE – SUNDAY, JULY 23, 12-3 PM* Exquisite Colonial in highly regarded Mallard Estates nestled on a manicured lot landscaped to perfection w/boulder gardens, an array of trees, bushes, perennials & a waterfall fountain/ponds. Stamped concrete patio w/outdoor kitchen & gazebo. Sub has 30 acres of common area including 2 large ponds, gazebo park area, walk trails. What stands out most in this home are the fine finishes & detailed custom carpentry work – extensive crown, wainscoting, custom mantel, solid doors, rich hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, judges paneling. 9′ ceilings & 10′ in basement. Lovely kitchen boasts stacked cherry wood cabinets w/crown, island, granite counters. Family Rm w/gas fireplace. Formal Dining Rm w/built-in Buffet. Master has pan ceil, WIC, ensuite bath w/jet tub, vessel dual sinks. Other beds, each w/striking features. 2nd floor laundry. This is a STUNNER!

Listed with Real Living Kee Realty-Washington


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$385,000 :: 8487 LILLIAN Drive, Washington Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,776 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 09/18/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217084339
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: WASHINGTON WOODS
Status: Active

Must see this Premier Floor Plan & on a Fully Fenced Premium Lot. Dramatic 2 story Foyer & Dual Staircase welcome you to this Open Floor Plan. Kitchen with Plenty of Extra Tall Cabinets & Counter space. Breakfast Nook opens to your Huge Stamped concrete Patio for Entertaining. Kitchen Opens to Great room with Fireplace. Unique Octagon Windows in 1st floor Office could also be Den/Media Room. Additional 1st Floor room currently being used as Den could be Formal Dining room. Possibilities are Endless. Hardwood thru Foyer, Nook & Kitchen. Master Suite with Jetted Tub, Large Shower, Dual Sinks + His and Her Closets. Large Bedrooms with Great Closet Space. Original Owner had additional Blocks added when built to Raise Basement ceiling that’s just waiting to be Finished. Stamped Concrete Patio & Walkway, Custom Wrought iron Fencing & Beautiful Landscaping. Just 2 miles to 53 for Easy access & next to Many different Dining & Shopping Options.

Virtual Tour: http://tours.realvisionstudio.com/idx/639817

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Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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$385,000 :: 8487 LILLIAN Drive, Washington Township MI, 48094

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4 beds, 2.1 baths
Home size: 2,776 sq ft
Lot Size: 11,325 sq ft
Added: 09/18/17, Last Updated: 09/18/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 217084339
Community: Washington Twp
Tract: WASHINGTON WOODS
Status: Active

Must see this Premier Floor Plan & on a Fully Fenced Premium Lot. Dramatic 2 story Foyer & Dual Staircase welcome you to this Open Floor Plan. Kitchen with Plenty of Extra Tall Cabinets & Counter space. Breakfast Nook opens to your Huge Stamped concrete Patio for Entertaining. Kitchen Opens to Great room with Fireplace. Unique Octagon Windows in 1st floor Office could also be Den/Media Room. Additional 1st Floor room currently being used as Den could be Formal Dining room. Possibilities are Endless. Hardwood thru Foyer, Nook & Kitchen. Master Suite with Jetted Tub, Large Shower, Dual Sinks + His and Her Closets. Large Bedrooms with Great Closet Space. Original Owner had additional Blocks added when built to Raise Basement ceiling that’s just waiting to be Finished. Stamped Concrete Patio & Walkway, Custom Wrought iron Fencing & Beautiful Landscaping. Just 2 miles to 53 for Easy access & next to Many different Dining & Shopping Options.

Virtual Tour: http://tours.realvisionstudio.com/idx/639817

Listed with Keller Williams Rlty Cm Market Center


Brought to you by Janet Hull and Thomas Bush, Real Estate One, Inc.. Call me today at 1-855-Janet-Tom, or visit my website at www.JanetandThomas.com!


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4 Real Estate Deal-Breakers and How to Fix Them Efficiently

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com:

The real estate sales process can be stressful and seemingly complicated. Even a relatively smooth process can take ample negotiations and may require weeks to pass before you can close on the transaction. Some deals are increasingly complicated, and major roadblocks may develop that threaten the entire project. These are a few of the more significant factors that buyers and sellers may run into during the real estate sales process that could potentially prevent the deal from going through as planned.

Unpleasant Decor
Unpleasant decor is something that buyers notice immediately, and some will only make an offer on the home contingent to some decorative updates being completed before closing. For example, some buyers may detest bold paint colors on the walls or may feel that the decor in the kitchens and bathrooms is too outdated; however, sellers may believe that the home is priced appropriately for the as-is condition and that they should not make concessions because of decor. Both real estate agents need to review sales comps in the area to determine if other homes selling in this price range have similar decor or if they have recently been upgraded. The agents should make the buyer and seller aware of realistic expectations based on market conditions, and one or both parties may need to make concessions based on a sales price and property condition that is justified by the market.

Major Repair Issues
Home repair issues may be known by both parties before a property inspection is complete, but the inspection report can potentially reveal more issues that have not been discussed. Many buyers may try to negotiate to have repair work completed before closing. You may consider taking a course on renovations (like Rules of Renovation) and other significant home improvement projects before you agree to take on any huge projects as a buyer or a seller. These courses can help you to better estimate the cost and time it will take to complete the work that is needed.

A Low Appraised Value
Many buyers will apply for a home loan to pay for their purchase. Mortgage lenders typically offer a loan amount that is a percentage of the sales price or appraised value, and they will take the lesser of these two figures into consideration. This means that an appraised value that comes in lower than the sales price could reduce the loan amount to an uncomfortable amount for the buyer. More than that, the buyer may not want to pay more money for a house than it is worth. The feasible options are for the seller to lower the sales price or to work with the appraiser to increase the appraised value.

Title Issues
It is customary to review the title history on a property before finalizing a purchase, and this is a required step for anyone who is applying for a mortgage loan. This process essentially determines if the seller clearly holds title to the property or what obstacles need to be cleared before the seller can convey title to the buyer at closing. Some issues are minor and can easily be dealt with prior to closing by the title company and the seller. In some cases, however, a real estate lawyer needs to be contacted to resolve the matter.

Many real estate deals will close without a hitch, but many others will develop one or several of these issues. Many issues can be overcome when the buyer and seller work together and when enough time and patience is given to resolve the issues. You may also have to use third-party services, such as a title company or real estate lawyer, to address the issue properly.

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