Howell Michigan Home Buying

Notes on home buying in Howell, Brighton, and the surrounding areas.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Howell Michigan Exclusive Buyers Agent

Howell has some of its own real estate companies, but there is only one Exclusive Buyer Agent real estate company who is actively serving Howell. That is us down in Ann Arbor!

As you may know an Exclusive Buyer Agent by definition is a real estate company who works only for home buyers. Never taking listings and never representing sellers.

This definition may have originally come from a National Association of REALTORs publication many many years ago, but it was also adopted by the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). NAEBA is the standard setting organization for buyer agency.

The benefit to home buyers of using an Exclusive Buyer Agent is two-fold:

1. Exclusive Buyer Agent offices have unique expertise since they are specialists and not generalists like regular real estate companies.

2. Exclusive Buyer Agent offices provide loyalty to buyers. (Unlike traditional real estate offices who often solicit buyers with buyer agency and then turn into dual agents.)

If you would like to talk to us about your home buying needs you can call our office at 734-662-6240 or visit our website at Exclusive Buyer Agent


Saturday, February 9, 2008

Ummel Home buying case generates comments from NAEBA

The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents posted their comments on the Ummel case in California and I see Yahoo picked it up.

The bottom line seems to be that if you are a buyer you need to understand what kind of "buyer agent" you are working with.

The guy from Re/MAx who was this couple's "buyer agent" reportedly didn't even give them critical comparable data.


Friday, February 1, 2008

M59 improvements are not all good news

The planned improvements on M-59 in Howell Michigan are good news to most of us.

Ramps will be re-done, roads will be widened and the whole process of driving on M-59 will be much nicer when the project is done.

But at the same time there is going to be a significant amount of inconvenience during the construction and some trees and parking lots and such will be lost.

The link above will take you to the Michigan Department of Transportation site for plan details.