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RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan presents RE/MAX Real Estate Insights, its audio program designed to keep you in the know about the housing market in metro Detroit. Show host Jeanette Schneider, VP of Management Services, along with expert Realtors and related industry insiders provide trends, tips, techniques that help you buy, sell or maintain your home. Whether you are a buyer, seller or simply enjoy the topic of real estate you will find new content weekly so subscribe today.

RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan presents RE/MAX Real Estate Insights, its audio program designed to keep you in the know about the housing market in metro Detroit. Show host Jeanette Schneider, VP of Management Services, along with expert Realtors and related industry insiders provide trends, tips, techniques that help you buy, sell or maintain your home. Whether you are a buyer, seller or simply enjoy the topic of real estate you will find new content weekly so subscribe today.

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RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan presents RE/MAX Real Estate Insights, its audio program designed to keep you in the know about the housing market in metro Detroit. Show host Jeanette Schneider, VP of Management Services, along with expert Realtors and related industry insiders provide trends, tips, techniques that help you buy, sell or maintain your home. Whether you are a buyer, seller or simply enjoy the topic of real estate you will find new content weekly so subscribe today.

Language:

English

Contact:

248-817-6025


Episodes

11 Things that Make Your House Look Dated

7/22/2021
Some things get better with age, but if you are selling your home you should know that are things that can make your home look dated and out of style. Popcorn ceiling and vibrant wall-to-wall carpeting are two things that instantly age your home and we share what no to use for window coverings, what color light fixtures need to be updated and which one room can easily have multiple things making it look older than it is.

Duration:00:22:45

Moving and Packing Tips

7/8/2021
Planning and organizing are important steps to help you have a smooth move. We talk about how you can use existing items around your home like suitcases, laundry tubs and even pots and pans to help transport items and using sheets, towels and blankets to wrap items to minimize the amount of purchased supplies you need. We also talk about the use of plastic wrap as a packing aid, the importance of labeling boxes (label the sides not just the top of the box), creating an essential boxes for...

Duration:00:28:35

Tips for a Successful Real Estate Career

7/1/2021
If you envision a career that doesn’t require a college degree, has the freedom and flexibility to create your own schedule and has unlimited income potential then a career in real estate could be a great fit for you. While 87% of new agents fail in the first five years in real estate, our guest went in the opposite direction becoming a top agent in his first 5 years and he shares what attracted him to real estate, how he got started in real estate and what advice he has for those...

Duration:00:43:04

Mid-Year Market Update

6/24/2021
As we approach the halfway point of the year, we take a look at the impact that loosening of Covid restrictions and vaccines being widely available is having on the real estate market. We also discuss inflation and the Fed’s recent announcement of hold steading on interest rates until 2023 and what that means for buyers and whether to expect more listings coming on the market in the second half of the year.

Duration:00:42:25

What’s Happening in New Construction

6/16/2021
The shortage of lumber and microchips along with a shortage in skilled trades means there is plenty to talk about when it comes to the new construction segment of the residential real estate market. In our discussion with the CEO of the SE Michigan Homebuilders Association, we discuss what is behind the shortage of materials that has driven the cost of lumber up which has home prices up over $12,000-$24,000 on an average home. Beyond lumber, there are other materials in short supply and all...

Duration:00:45:27

Benefits of Using an Experienced Agent

6/8/2021
With more Realtors in the US than homes for sale it is safe to say you probably know someone with a real estate license, but that doesn’t mean that is who you should use to buy or sell your home. We discuss how the relationships agents have with other agents can make a big difference in getting offers looked at and how in this fast-paced market you can benefit from the calm experience an experienced agent provides. We also talk about communication and how using an agent to get the most...

Duration:00:42:51

Radon, Mold, Flood Zones and More

6/3/2021
We discuss some of the less common but important that buyers should be aware of before buying a home. Radon is a radioactive gas that can enter a home through foundation cracks drains, sump pumps and since it is odorless you don’t know if it is present unless you test for it. If detected, it can be remediated but you want to address this before you move in and live in your home We also discuss what you need to know about mold, easements and FEMA flood zones so that you can request any...

Duration:00:27:48

How Home Hunting is like Dating

5/27/2021
You stare at their picture while waiting patiently for them to become available and perhaps you drive by to check things out. We could be talking about a romantic interest or searching for a home. In this episode we take a light-hearted look at the similarities of dating and house hunting that include the use of a matchmaker and online apps. We share how you can only tell so much from photos and a description, that you often have to see a home to get a sense of any potential chemistry and...

Duration:00:35:12

Open Discussion About the Current Market

5/20/2021
We cover buyers, sellers, appraisals, pop-taxes and much more during this free-flowing conversation. We take a look at the advice a recent first-time buyer was given to rent for now and wait to buy and compare that to current home prices and interest rates versus the same during the great recession to see if the math makes sense (it doesn’t!) and what sellers are finding that want to sell and buy their next home. We also talk about ibuyers and whether they are still in the market, why...

Duration:00:49:31

Why You Should Use a Professional to Stage Your Home

5/6/2021
There is something about a home when it has that certain put-together look and that is what you want when selling your home. We talk to a professional about how they can make your home look larger, cleaner and warmer. We discuss what you can do to help keep buyers focus on the homes assets and not your personal furnishings, the different types of services home stagers can provide to you – everything from a “walk and talk” to a formal report to bringing in furniture an accent pieces as well...

Duration:00:48:36

New Construction in an area with Lower Taxes

4/29/2021
Current market conditions may make now the right time to buy a new construction home. We discuss the benefits of purchasing a new construction home the include not having to worry about immediate repairs and maintenance at a time when many buyers are stretching their budget to get their offer accepted on a existing home and what features are popular with new home buyers. And we share an often overlooked area in metro Detroit where you can find new construction homes that offer waterfront or...

Duration:00:25:36

Boost Your Curb Appeal

4/22/2021
When folks come to your home you want to roll out the proverbial red carpet for them. A great way to do that is to pay attention to the first impression your home makes and that is the view from the street. We share several easy and economical ways to add some color and charm to your curb appeal that will be attractive to buyers if your are selling or you can enjoy as the current homeowner. From painting the front door and adding a new handle to updating lighting and house numbers there are...

Duration:00:24:23

Detroit Real Estate Market

4/15/2021
Whether it is investors, flippers or traditional buyers there is a lot going on in Detroit when it comes to residential real estate. We discuss the recent announcement by Dan Gilbert to provide some property tax relief and who it will and won’t help, who is relocating to Detroit and what is brining them into the city and how marketing conditions are impacting the home flipping segment of the market. We also share what low interest rates means for buyer and what the pros and cons are of this...

Duration:00:44:47

Signs that Confirm You Are Ready to Buy A House

4/8/2021
If you are tired of making rent payments that help pay someone else’s mortgage or you day-dream about decorating your own home, you may be ready to buy a home. We share six signs that you are ready for home ownership including things like you are ready to make an investment, you crave freedom to personalize your home or you have simply outgrown your existing space. Then we ask five important questions designed to help you assess if you are financially ready to buy including reviewing if your...

Duration:00:34:11

10 Spring Home Maintenance Tips

4/1/2021
Winter weather can reek havoc your home’s exterior so come spring your home can use a little TLC. We share 10 spring home maintenance tips focusing on everything from the foundation to the roof. We focus on the exterior first to address any serious issues before moving inside. HVAC, gutters, roof, decks, siding, sprinkler system, windows and doors and more are all addressed along with a bonus tip on how to help prevent mosquitos from becoming a summer nuisance.

Duration:00:27:31

How to Live in Your Home During a Remodel

3/25/2021
Your excitement over a major home renovation project can take a turn once the contractor and crew starts shows up and your daily routine is disrupted. We share tips to help you prepare and plan for a kitchen or bathroom remodel so that you can minimize the inconvenience you and your family. Getting clarity on the crew’s arrival time and giving them access to one entry to your home not only helps establish a new routine but can help keep kids and pets safe. We also discuss how to manage the...

Duration:00:41:30

Final Walkthrough Tips

3/18/2021
Before you get to the closing table, the final walkthrough is an important step in the home buying process that give the buyer one last opportunity to view the home before officially buying it. Chances are it has been a few weeks since you were last in the home and a final walkthrough tends to occur within 72 hours of the closing giving buyers a chance to insure nothing has changed in the condition of the home. We cover what a final walkthrough is (a chance to insure any agreed upon repairs...

Duration:00:40:52

Yes, It’s A Crazy Market

3/11/2021
The real estate market is experiencing record low inventory and record low interest rates. Either one could make the market a little crazy, but when you have both of these dynamics together it has created a market unlike anything we have seen before. We talk about how buyers need to expect they will face competition and how an experienced team of an agent and lender working for them can make all the difference. We also discuss how buyers are choosing to waive the appraisal contingency and/or...

Duration:00:36:07

Matchmaking in Real Estate

3/4/2021
It is no secret that homes for sale are in short supply right now and this is driving many “Coming Soon” teasers for listings about to hit the market. We discuss pros and cons of this type of marketing and what it means for buyers and sellers. We also talk about exactly what buyers can focus on when they are told to submit a “highest and best” offer and how our current marketing conditions may have agents matching sellers up with existing buyers to save them the hassle of showing their home.

Duration:00:37:20

Mortgage and Lending Update

2/18/2021
Interest rates have been bouncing around historic lows benefitting buyers but we also share how current homeowners can take advantage of these rates through refinancing. And while there is a lot of focus on rates, we discuss how buyers can benefit from talking to a lender to understand the wide variety of programs available to them that can help reduce the amount of money they need to put down to buy a home. And from pre-approvals to having our lender create a video to submit with your...

Duration:00:38:16