Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: August, 2022

There’s a running joke amongst some real estate agents that many of us left the feeling of a comfortable salary and being told what to do by a boss, being chained to a desk or phone for 40 hours per week, only to become a real estate agent and work 24/7. Sure there are perks like building your own business, having no income caps, and enjoying flexible working hours but that comes with clients calling and texting you at all hours, other agents that you need information from that may not respond or be nice, 100 % commission only, all the license and access fees and of course getting paid last after all the hard work.

Television makes this job look so easy and glamorous. In reality, it is not. Some days I feel less like a realtor and more like a truck…

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The Millers

Hi friends! Millers here.

Life is crazy huh? One week you’re in Florida enjoying the sun and family, and the next you’re dealing with a health pandemic.

We want you to know that we do not take this lightly and understand the fears and anxiety that this new pause on life has caused. However, despite how hard it has been and might continue to be, we are attempting to turn our worry into positivity!

This has redirected our focus and allowed us to trust God and have the faith that He has a plan in all of this. We both are pretty big control freaks and planners so this setback has settled us into the posture of leaning into our faith rather than our own efforts.

So with all that being said...you may be thinking, “what does this mean for the…

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When it comes to buying a home, there is a lot to think about. From the location, to how many bedrooms, to garage space, there are multiple factors to consider. How about buying an existing home versus buying new construction? We have lived in both an existing home and in a new construction home, and while there are definitely pros to both, I think it is important to highlight why new construction is a great option.

1. New construction homes are move-in ready.

While this may seem like a fairly obvious point, I think that it is an important one to reiterate. While an existing home may have some old charm, oftentimes, it does require some work, whether that be simply updating some outdated countertops or as costly as replacing an old roof. The…

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Video Transcript:

Hey, I'm Steve Volkers and we're the Steve Volkers Group. I think it's like a lair now. I feel like this is our like, like secret sauce lair but we are doing the July numbers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is basically Kent county. The data that we get from our association each month, big cab behind the camera puts together.

This booklet of information. It is data that is, is accessible by agents, but Kev puts all of his fancy spins on it, adds all kinds of math to it. And so then I get to spill out the information that Kev does with real life stories, working with buyers and sellers. So we have been talking about the market shift or last month, if you played along all the verbs or all the nouns or whatever, I'm not good…

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