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So, What Does a Realtor Actually Do for Home Buyers?

If you’re actively looking for a new home to buy, it may be tempting to try and do it yourself, without a Realtor. After all, the agent isn’t really working for you, right?

Two-story suburban home made of brick and stucco.There is a common misconception that real estate agents are only working for sellers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!

When you’re buying a home, a real estate agent can help you make the right financial decision while maintaining your sanity.

Real estate agents live and breathe real estate, so they know how to navigate the market unlike anyone else.

The Right Buyer’s Agent Will Make All the Difference

An experienced Buyer’s Agent will keep you on top of the market, show you hard-to-find homes for sale, negotiate your buying terms, handle the bulk of your paperwork, and more. And it won’t cost you a penny!

In fact, here are the 4 things real estate agents do to eliminate stress from your home-buying process. Continue reading

The Bouma Group Welcomes Trevor McIlwaine to their Real Estate Team!

Trevor McIlwaine, Buyer's Agent for the Bouma Group RealtorsWelcome Trevor McIlwaine!

Trevor McIlwaine was born and raised in Ann Arbor, attending Wines Elementary, Forsythe Middle, and Pioneer High Schools. He studied hospitality management at Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania and proceeded to work in luxury hotels and restaurants throughout Michigan and Chicago. Passionate about customer service, real estate was a natural fit. With encouragement from family and friends, Trevor obtained his real estate license in October 2014 and has been helping clients with their real estate needs ever since. In his free time, he likes to golf, dance and is a football fanatic. Trevor is excited to be working with The Bouma Group and such a great team of real estate professionals.

Martin Bouma and The Bouma Group have been servicing the real estate needs of Washtenaw County for more than 32 years and bring a unique, personal touch to each transaction. Thorough market knowledge, exceptional follow-through, and cutting edge marketing are the hallmarks of the Bouma Group’s continued success and have consistently made them the #1 real estate team in Ann Arbor. To find out more about home and condo buying opportunities in Washtenaw County, contact The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or visit their website at www.bouma.com.

Finding the Right Buyer’s Agent for You

The Right Buyer’s Agent is Crucial!Buyer's Agent Meeting with Clients at a Home

You’ve decided to move, maybe even relocating from across the country, and are excited about finding the home of your dreams. There are many ways to search for homes – hundreds of on-line search sites, printed publications, driving through neighborhoods, visiting open houses, and even through social media. But finding the right Buyer’s Agent is crucial to your home search, your home buying experience, and path to a successful closing! The right Buyer’s Agent will:

  • Be an experienced specialist in the particular area you are searching in.
  • Listen to your needs and ask the right questions to narrow down your criteria, so you don’t waste time viewing the wrong homes.
  • Explain the entire home buying process so you know exactly what to expect.
  • Be in touch with the market, so when a new listing comes to the market, you’ll be the first to know about it.
  • Be available for you to view properties in a timely manner so you don’t miss out on the perfect home.
  • Advise you of the best way to make an offer and negotiate in any type of market.
  • Be part of successful real estate team that can ensure a successful, stree-free closing.

Don’t rely on just any agent to help you with your most important financial decision, not to mention your future happiness! At The Bouma Group, our experienced, full time Buyer’s Agents study the market and know the ins and outs of every Ann Arbor neighborhood and condo complex, and how to maneuver all types of markets.  Learn more about the home buying experience here and our team of experience Buyer’s Agents!


Want a New Ann Arbor Home for the Holidays?

There’s Still Time to Get Into a New Ann Arbor Home!Ann Arbor Home for Sale

But you better hurry! With the holiday season just around the corner, many folks wouldn’t even consider making a move at this time of year. But with historically low interest rates, great deals still to be had, and Ann Arbor home prices beginning to rise, now is the perfect time to make a purchase. If a seller has a home listed right now, they are serious about getting it sold, not just testing the waters. Why wait til spring when the real estate market is at it’s strongest and competition is fierce? Enjoy the extra space for that holiday family gathering and be settled in for the new year.

Here at The Bouma Group, our Buyer’s Agents have the skills and knowledge of the Ann Arbor Real Estate market to find you the home of your dreams. They will help you narrow down your wants and needs and show you only the homes that fit your lifestyle, saving you time from looking at homes that aren’t a match. Our excellent closing department and top-notch service providers pave the way for a quick and smooth closing. If you’re in the market for a new home or condo, don’t wait, call us today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com and schedule an appointment with our team. In the meantime, start now and Search the Ann Arbor MLS here!