“Amid escalating concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Century 21 Northland, would like to take this time to speak directly to our clients, prospective clients & community members!
In real estate, like many other industries, despite the serious nature of our current events, the show must go on. Especially considering the latest drop, in prime interest rates! Home affordability may never be better.
That being said, we firmly believe that our Agents can still carry out their duties responsibly under these conditions, & are encouraged to continue to do so on behalf of buyers who believe they may have opportunity now, or sellers who are planning to list their homes.
Thus, we will be deep cleaning our offices, and continuing to do so on a regular basis, per the CDC recommendations. Our agents who tour properties with buyers or sellers will be practicing safety precautions for each showing. Alcohol/Sanitizing Wipes for doorknobs & light switches, as well as the use of hand sanitizer and/or hand washing at both the beginning and the end of the showing. To minimize the exposure to germs in general, we will be foregoing the traditional handshake at this time. Of course, we do not wish to offend anyone by politely declining a handshake but feel it necessary to take every precaution for both the safety of our clients and ourselves.
At Century 21, we already offer our clients an online experience that outshines the competition & will be ramping up our efforts to increase those areas of communications during this time! We encourage those that are currently selling your home, to share your listing online. The dramatic increase in the numbers of folks online, will leave open the possibility for possible buyers to find the home of their dreams, while they at home avoiding the public! If you are in the market for a home, please do not hesitate to reach out to us personally via our website, social media or simply give us a call. Our agents will be able to work with you remotely and share with you many of the same tools we already use in the business that can help you narrow down your search without subjecting yourself to the public until absolutely necessary!
No epidemic lasts forever, and everyone will still need a place to live when this one passes. Please stay safe, remember a panicked public often breeds more problems. We encourage you to be safe, smart and practical. But discourage any hysteria and mass assumptions. The internet can be a fantastic resource for information. But not source is credible, so be mindful of misinformation.
We are confident that like most everything else, this too shall pass! We thank you in advance for your cooperation and partnership in helping to protect the health of our communities. We are dedicated to providing a stress free, and healthy environment.
Stay Healthy Friends”
If any of my clients have any concerns or questions that you would like to discuss. Please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email. I would be happy to talk things through!
CALL: (517) 643-1834
I have exciting news to share: I have decided to make some exciting changes with my business and I have joined a new real estate firm! This was not a decision that I have taken lightly, as I have thoroughly enjoyed my years with Midge & Co Realtors & truly value the time I spent with Midge and the team.
My new brokerage is CENTURY 21 NORTHLAND and I am ready to continue growing my business here.
Many of my clients know me for providing service above and beyond that of my peers. Now with Century 21 Northland, I will be able to elevate my business in new & exciting ways, so that I can continue to provide my clients with the legendary customer service and real estate knowledge they have grown accustomed too!
I greatly value the business and personal relationships I have established along my journey in real estate & it is my hope that you will consider contacting me for any of your future real estate needs. My updated contact information is below.
Please be sure to save this new email address-
email@example.com and delete my old Midge & Co email.
I will no longer be receiving emails through that account.
I look forward to and am excited for the future, feel free to contact me with any questions. 517.643.1834
Morgan Robinson, Century 21 Northland Realtor
SELL WITH SUCCESS – BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
For many Americans, a common goal is owning a home: a piece of land, a roof over our heads, and a place where our families can grow and flourish.
If you’re dreaming of buying a home this year, the best way to start the process is to reach out to me, so I can help you to better understand what goes into buying a home. Once you have that covered, then you can answer the questions below to make the best decision for you and your family.
The process of buying a home is not one to enter into lightly. You need to decide on key things like how long you plan on living in an area, school districts you prefer, what kind of commute works for you, and how much you can afford to spend.
Keep in mind, before you start the process to purchase a home, you’ll also need to apply for a mortgage. Lenders will evaluate several factors connected to your financial track record, one of which is your credit history. They’ll want to see how well you’ve been able to minimize past debts, so make sure you’ve been paying your student loans, credit cards, and car loans on time.
In addition to knowing how much you can afford on a monthly mortgage payment, understanding how much you’ll need for a down payment is another critical step. Thankfully, there are many different options and resources in the market to potentially reduce the amount you may think you need to put down up front.
If you’re concerned about saving for a down payment, start small and be consistent. A little bit each month goes a long way. Jumpstart your savings by automatically adding a portion of your monthly paycheck into a separate savings account or house fund. AmericaSaves.org says,
“Over time, these automatic deposits add up. For example, $50 a month accumulates to $600 a year and $3,000 after five years, plus interest that has compounded.”
Before you know it, you’ll have enough for a down payment if you’re disciplined and thoughtful about your process.
As tempting as it is to settle in each morning with a fancy cup of coffee from your favorite local shop, putting that daily spend toward your down payment will help accelerate your path to homeownership. It’s the little things that count, so start trying to live on a slightly tighter budget if you aren’t doing so already. A budget will allow you to save more for your down payment and help you pay down other debts to improve your credit score. A survey of Millennial spending shows,
“70 percent of would-be first-time homebuyers will cut spending on spa days, shopping and going to the movies in exchange for purchasing a home within the next year.”
While you don’t need to cut all of the fun out of your current lifestyle, making smarter choices and limiting your spending in areas where you can slim down will make a big difference.
If homeownership is on your dream list this year, take a good look at what you can prioritize to help you get there. To determine the steps you should take to start the process, simply reach out to me today.
Looking back over this year, I am so very grateful for the amazing support this community has shown me. I feel incredibly privileged to have worked with so many awesome folks this year on their real estate needs!
2019 has truly been an amazing experience for me. I set goals for 2019 to advance my local reach & generate even more innovative marketing solutions, to better help my clients on both sides of the sale! Those goals were achieved with gusto this year & I’m proud to announce that I took the #1 spot in total sales at Midge & Co generating a whopping $5.4 Million. Which makes me the TOP PRODUCER of 2019!
In addition to earning the top spot among my Midge & Co team of realtors, I also rank among the Top 10 in the Houghton Lake Area & Top 11 in all our MLS district! Thus, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve this fantastic northern Michigan community…
To all my amazing clients, thank you for allowing me to assist you with your real estate endeavors throughout 2019.
To my many friends/family who have referred to me your friends/family/clients, thank you for trusting me and supporting my business!
To this beautiful community that has embraced me, supported me – thank you! Your support continues to serve as the foundation that allows me to grow & thrive as one of this areas Top Performing Agents!
I wish you and your families a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year & look forward to serving you in this new year ahead.
Stay tuned this month for many exciting announcements, to be featured on the Midge & Co Website, our various social media outlets, as well as here on my own website & Facebook Page!!
As always, if you need anything at all, please reach out by email at firstname.lastname@example.org -or- by phone at 517.643.1834
Happy New Year Everyone! God Bless 2020!!
Many Thanks –
Morgan Robinson, Expert Real Estate Professional
Black Friday is behind us and holiday gifts are flying off the shelves in stores and online. Unlike last year, however, there’s another type of buyer that is very active this winter – the homebuyer.
Each month, ShowingTime releases their Showing Index, which tracks the average number of appointments received on active U.S. house listings. The latest index revealed:
“Traffic was more active once again compared to 2018, as the nation saw its third straight month of higher year-over-year showing activity…The 5.5% increase in showings nationwide was the largest jump in activity during the now three-month streak of year-over-year increases vs. 2018.”
One of the main reasons buyer traffic has increased year-over-year is that mortgage rates have fallen dramatically. According to Freddie Mac, the average mortgage rate last December was 4.64%. Today, the rate is almost a full percentage point lower!
There are first-time, move-up, and move-down buyers actively looking for the home of their dreams this winter. If you’re thinking of selling your house in 2020, you don’t need to wait until the spring to do it. Your potential buyer may be searching for a home in your neighborhood right now.
Let’s discuss your homes value & how you can capitalize on this market!