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8 Home Staging Tips for a Quick Fall Sale: Enhancing Curb Appeal and Interior Charm

Key Facts:

  • Fall presents a unique opportunity to enhance your home’s appeal as summer transitions to autumn.
  • Effective home staging can significantly expedite the selling process and attract potential buyers.
  • Incorporating autumn-themed decorations, enhancing curb appeal, and creating a cozy interior are essential for a successful fall home sale.

8 Home Staging Tips

As the vibrant hues of summer start to fade, and the crisp embrace of fall takes over, the real estate market experiences a seasonal shift. If you’re planning to sell your home this fall, now is the perfect time to capitalize on the changing ambiance and create a warm, inviting space that potential buyers will fall in love with. In this article, we’ll explore some practical home staging tips to ensure a quick and successful sale, all while embracing the unique charm of the autumn season.

Home Staging Tips for Fall

1. Embrace the Autumn Aesthetic:

With the end of summer in sight, it’s essential to capture the cozy and welcoming essence of fall. Consider incorporating seasonal decorations like pumpkins, gourds, and autumn wreaths on your front porch and throughout the interior. A tasteful arrangement of fall colors can instantly add warmth and character to your home. Continue reading

5672 Arbor Chase Dr., Upper-Level Ann Arbor Ranch Condo

5672 Arbor Chase Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

New Listing! This upper-level ranch condo in the highly sought-after Arbor Chase community offers convenience, comfort, and style all in one fantastic property. 

  • 1,564 sq ft of living space with 10′ ceilings.
  • Spacious living room with an oversized arched picture window.
  • Hand scraped, custom hardwood flooring found in the foyer, 1/2 bath, kitchen, and dining room.
  • Gourmet kitchen complete with 42″ cabinets, recessed lighting, granite counters, and stainless-steel appliances.
  • Generously sized bedrooms, both boasting ensuite baths, large closets, and one with its own private balcony.
  • In-unit laundry plus a nearby one-car garage.
  • Low Scio Township taxes and low association dues, all within the acclaimed Ann Arbor School District.

To request a private showing or more information for 5672 Arbor Chase Dr., contact the Ann Arbor condo specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for the Arbor Chase community here!

Real Estate’s Best-Kept Secret: Selling in the Back-to-School Window

Key Facts:

  • Prime Opportunity: The back-to-school season is a hidden gem in the real estate calendar.
  • Diverse Buyer Pool: Attract both families and individual buyers looking for prime properties.
  • Market Advantage: Experience less competition and spotlight your property.

Wondering when to finally put up that “For Sale” sign? We’re about to share a secret. While spring and summer often get the real estate glory, the back-to-school season is a hidden gem in the real estate calendar, brimming with untapped potential. Your perfect moment is right here, right now.

A Market Awaits YOU!

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Mastering the Market: Why Our Team is Your Advantage in Real Estate

Key Facts:

  • We’re a dedicated team of real estate professionals with extensive knowledge of the local market.
  • Our team uses sophisticated market analysis to make informed decisions and guide you effectively.
  • Our expertise allows us to confidently navigate complex markets, ensuring you achieve your real estate goals.


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Navigating the real estate market requires expertise and a steady hand. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, our experienced real estate team can guide you through each step of the process, ensuring a seamless and successful journey. Continue reading

3000 Glazier Way, #260, Luxurious Ann Arbor Ranch Condo

3000 Glazier Way, #260, Ann Abor, MI 48105

New Listing! Feel first class in this spectacular ranch condo located in Ann Arbor’s premium community of Oak Ridge.

  • Luxurious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,720 square foot ranch condo.
  • Spacious and open floor plan with flowing east-to-west exposure.
  • Architectural details include gorgeous molding, tray ceilings, and various built-ins throughout.
  • Expansive living room offers a gas fireplace and leads to 1 of 2 private terraces.
  • Chef’s kitchen with quartz counters, Bosch appliances, and all-white wood cabinetry.
  • Cozy library with gas fireplace and a den/2nd study closed off by French doors.
  • Primary bath features a Japanese soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanities.
  • 3 parking spaces and 2 storage units in the secured underground parking garage.
  • Private community yet so close to the best of downtown Ann Arbor.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed for $1,200,000

To request a private showing or more information for 3000 Glazier Way, #260, contact the Ann Arbor condo specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for the Oak Ridge condominium community here!

Unlocking the Power of Millennial Buyers: A Guide for Home Sellers

Key Facts:

  • We must understand the growing influence of millennial buyers in the real estate market.
  • Let’s leverage a strong online presence to attract tech-savvy millennials to your property.
  • We’ll showcase lifestyle benefits and adaptable home features to captivate millennial homebuyers.

Unlocking Millennial Homebuyer Opportunities

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With the millennial generation rapidly emerging as a dominant force in home buying, there are incredible opportunities for us to tap into this growing demographic. As your dedicated real estate agents, we are thrilled to share how we can work together to effectively market your property to dynamic and influential millennial buyers. Continue reading

3431 Norwood St., Charming Condo in Ann Arbor

3431 Norwood St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

New Listing! Fall in love with this updated, charming condo in the beloved Ann Arbor community, Pittsfield Village! Features include:

  • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom end unit updated home with original hardwood flooring throughout.
  • Completely renovated kitchen with all new appliances.
  • Cozy dining nook with built-in window seat.
  • Open living room with lots of natural light and alcove ceiling.
  • Full bathroom with built-in linen closet upstairs.
  • Secondary bedroom perfect for guests or as a study.
  • Basement offers laundry space and additional storage.
  • Situated on 57 acres, Pittsfield Village offers many amenities including a swimming pool, tennis court, beautifully kept green space, and playground areas.
  • More photos and amenities
  • Listed for $220,000

To request a private showing or more information for 3431 Norwood St., contact the Ann Arbor specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and amenities for the Pittsfield Village community here!

The Secrets Behind Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Great Climate

Climate and weather patterns are very important in determining real estate values and growth potential. If you’ve ever considered Ann Arbor, Michigan as a place to move to, you’ve likely heard about the city’s great climate. Let’s dive deeper into the secrets behind Ann Arbor, Michigan’s weather and what makes it such a desirable destination for those seeking the perfect blend of four seasons.


Ann Arbor, Michigan is situated in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States. It is also in a temperate climate zone, which means it tends to have warm summers and cool winters, with moderate precipitation spread throughout the year. Ann Arbor is surrounded by lakes and rivers that help to regulate the temperature and create a unique microclimate. This positioning results in relatively mild temperatures throughout the year, making for a perfect environment for outdoor activities.

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2723 Page Ave., Gorgeous Colonial near Downtown Ann Arbor

2723 Page Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

New Listing! Take in this stunning colonial home nestled in the sought-after Georgetown neighborhood!

  • Recently updated 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home.
  • Out-of-this-world kitchen boasts quartz counters, Chelsea Lumber’s Brookhaven shaker style cabinets, high-end stainless steel appliances, ample storage, and a center island.
  • Sun-filled living room with picture window and cozy family room with brick gas fireplace.
  • Find all 4 bedrooms upstairs including a primary suite with its own attached bath.
  • Step outside into a large backyard which is fully fenced in for privacy.
  • The home offers a new roof and windows throughout.
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  • Listed for $500,000

To request a private showing or more information for 2723 Page Ave., contact the Ann Arbor specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or View photos and features for the Georgetown subdivision here!

1057 Pine Ridge Ct., Custom Home of Your Dreams in Ann Arbor!

1057 Pine Ridge Ct., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

New Listing! Build the custom home of your dreams in the esteemed Pine Ridge Estates of Ann Arbor. Features include:

  • Situated on a 1-acre lot, this is the last remaining homesite at Pine Ridge Estates, an exclusive twelve-home development community.
  • High-end and sophisticated design by Main Stree Homes.
  • 2-story farmhouse style boasting 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.
  • 3-car garage, study/library, and entry-level in-law.
  • Located in a serene county setting surrounded by towering trees and minutes from downtown Ann Arbor.
  • Work directly with Main Street Homes to tailor your home to your design dreams!
  • The photo depicts a similar-style home.
  • More photos and features
  • Listed at $1,596,000

To request a private showing or more information for 1057 Pine Ridge Ct., contact the Ann Arbor specialists with The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or View photos for the Pine Ridge Estates community here!