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As a realtor, I’m not only a resource for buying or selling your house, but I can also provide you information about what is going on in your market. Or providing you resources for anything you might need for your home – like a good roofer, a furnace guy, or the best place to buy furniture for a new home. I’m here to help!

With years of experience in real estate, renovating, and interior design, I can be a great resource for anything you’d like to do with your home. I am passionate about making moving a fun and exciting experience and am committed to making sure my clients get the best service and find a home they truly love.

Here are some of my favorite web resources:

  • Pinterest – my pinterest page with some of my favorite home decor ideas and DIY/Home improvement ideas
  • Get Human – tips for getting a real human to answer your calls
  • Capital Title – one of Michigan’s oldest and most respected title agencies
  • John Adams Mortgage – Michigan’s leading real estate affiliated mortgage companies
  • Houzz – A fun website (similar to pinterest) for home design, decor, and home professionals
  • GasBuddy – find the best gas prices anywhere!
  • School Results – school results for districts throughout Michigan
  • Great Schools – detailed school info for districts throughout the state
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10 Things You Might Not Know About Kate

  1. Kate attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapid MI
  2. She appeared on Oprah’s America’s Smartest Shoppers in 1994
  3. Kate has two children – Jeff and Sara. They are millennials.
  4. She took interior design classes at Michigan State University
  5. Kate has hosted close to 80 trips to North Carolina’s furniture capital of the world
  6. She had LASIK eye surgery in 1999
  7. Her favorite color is red – and you can usually find some shade of this on her lips
  8. She play tennis, golf, and bridge and likes bike riding (when she has time!)
  9. Red wine is her favorite way to end the day
  10. Rumor has it that she can be quite bossyquote picture 10 things
  11. (BONUS!) She snores like a walrus

 

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Buyers:

Each buyer’s strategy is a little different based on the individual needs of the buyer. My team and I make a point to get a thorough understanding of each buyer’s initial needs and we continually help to develop and define their actual needs throughout the buying process. Here’s a general overview of the strategy we take and the areas we can help the buyers:

  • Initial meeting with the buyer to thoroughly evaluate the personal, financial, occupational, and geographic needs of the buyer
  • Tweak and define the actual needs and wants of buyers after several showings
  • Advise and provide resources for the entire buying process, including:
    • Negotiating the offer
    • Mortgage
    • Inspectors
    • Insurance
    • Title work
  • General counsel/advice on buying
  • Strategize, negotiate, and research information about property when the buyer is ready to make an offer
  • Help to put the buyer in the ideal position for a fruitful transaction.

Over time, I’ve found that many of my clients become friends, and many of my friends become clients! It’s important for me that I know my buyers well and to make sure that my buyers feel comfortable during each step of the process.

Sellers:

Every home and every seller is different and because of this, I take the steps to create a custom marketing plan for each home. Here is a general overview of our initial marketing steps:

Prelisting

  • Listing information overview: guidelines to listing your home
  • Your Comparative Marketing Analysis
  • Pricing strategy, timing strategy, and other variables
  • Home walk through, home staging support, presentation suggestions and ideas
  • (Optional) Have a pre-sale home inspection – be proactive and make repairs now!
  • (Optional) Get replacement estimates on mechanicals
  • Go over showing instructions and walk through the process from listing to end

Print Advertising

  • Street advertising in Max Broock Birmingham office
  • Marketing brochures, disclosures, and listing tickets placed in your home
  • Postcards printed and mailed to 200 neighbors

Internet Advertising

Buzz Marketing

  • Broker open houses to other agents
  • Public open houses as desired
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Tips and Resources for Moving:

10 Packing Hacks to Save Your Sanity

Moving Out Cleaning Checklist

Think Inside the Box Packing Tips

Non-Packing Moving Checklist

Great Tips for Relocation

 

Tips and Resources for Home Decorating:

Every Diagram You’ll Need for Home Decorating

Psychology of Color Chart

The Best Whites by Benjamin Moore

Painting Prep Guide

Minimalist Tips and Worksheet