50+ helpful staging tips for a quick and profitable sale

50+ helpful staging tips for a quick and profitable sale Many realtors at 616 Realty agree that staging your home is one of the best strategies for selling your home. Most will say it is a must. And, when done well, it allows the positive attributes of your home to shine (that charming fireplace) while…

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Featured Agent, Christine Becker

Why choose just any real estate agent, when you can choose family? When you are making a monumental and complex decision like buying a home, it is really beneficial to have family help you weigh the pros and cons. It is even better when that familial treatment comes with expertise. Veteran 616 Realty agent Chris…

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What’s happening in the West Michigan real estate market? Here’s the 411

What’s happening in the West Michigan real estate market? Here’s the 411 It is always an exciting time to be in real estate; things are constantly changing! And, 2021 is no different. Home sales continue to rise in the region despite the uncertainty in the world. More than ever, there is an appreciation for our…

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First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where

First time homebuyers – the who, what, when, why, how, and where Being a first time homebuyer can be both exhilarating and exciting as well as terrifying. Answering the who, what, when, why, how, and where before the real hunt begins can really take some of the stress off the process. Here are some of…

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Featured Agent, Paula Kahkonen

One of the first things you want to find when selecting a real estate agent is chemistry. Do you click? Do you feel like you can be open and honest, and they will be open and honest in return? Finding the perfect real estate agent for you is like finding someone with the qualities of…

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Buying or selling a home can be stressful–the remedy? SELF CARE

Buying or selling a home can be stressful–the remedy? SELF CARE If you are considering selling your home or in the process of looking for a new place to settle, it can be a very stressful and unsettling time. It is often indicative of a big change in your life. Fortunately, there are a few…

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Featured Agent, Shelley Silva

  Shelley Silva, 616 Realty’s master of negotiation Art by definition is when someone combines design elements that harmonize together to create something unique and powerful; ​616 Real Estate Agent Shelley Silva​ is an artist, not in the traditional sense of the word, but in the world of buying and selling houses. She has studied…

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Spring is Coming – Are you ready to sell your home?

Spring is Coming – Are you ready to sell your home? Daffodils and tulips are just around the corner, and if you are thinking about selling your home, then it is time to get started prepping for that spring sale. The more you can do to get ready now, the more painless the process will…

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Top Home Design Decor 2021

Top Home Design Decor 2021 Sometimes being stuck indoors for long periods of time can be nice and relaxing; after a while, we go stir crazy. It also appears that the more time we spend in our home the more things we would like to change. While you survive the long Michigan winter, why not…

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Featured Agent, Marty Kellogg

Marty Kellogg–Builder, Agent, Unicorn   Finding an agent who is genuine, hard-working, and thorough can sometimes be difficult. Finding one who has all those characteristics and can pinpoint a home’s value from the foundation to the roof, can be like finding  a four-leaf clover, a needle in the proverbial haystack, a unicorn. But 616 Realty’s…

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