The Olympics of Smart Investing in a Royal Oak Michigan Home for Sale

Posted in Royal Oak Michigan Homes for Sale by Michigan Real Estate Expert on August 9th, 2012

As we look to London for the 2012 Olympics, you may be thinking about qualifying for your own special event: buying a new Royal Oak Michigan home for sale! Whether you want a pristine condo (a brilliant flat in English parlance) or a fixer-upper labor of love, clearing all the hurdles to win at homeownership may not be as competitive as the Olympics, but it does require training.

Step One: Select Your Event
The ancient Greeks, originators of the Olympics, coined the aphorism, “Know Thyself,” and that is important advice for athletes and home shoppers alike. If you spend all your time looking for a five-bedroom single-family home, but you really want a condo that you can shut up and forget about when you travel six months of the year, you’re training for a marathon when you’re a sprinter. Know the type of home that fits your lifestyle and your budget.

Step Two: Find a Good Coach
Earning a gold medal or buying a new Royal Oak Michigan home for sale doesn’t happen overnight, and it can’t happen without good advice. Find a professional real estate agent you trust to guide you toward the most successful outcome.

Step Three: Find Your Cheering Section
You’ll find no shortage of naysayers who will tell you that real estate is the road to ruin. And it’s just not true. Do the research and do your best to make owning a home a dream come true. More than one Olympic athlete heard people chide them for pursuing what they knew they wanted.

Step Four: Get to Work
You can’t buy a Royal Oak Michigan home for sale if you don’t look for one. You won’t win at the Olympics if you don’t get off the couch. Even if you just spend an hour a day reading ads, researching mortgage options and reviewing neighborhoods, in a short period of time, you will be much more knowledgeable about the real estate market.

If you’re looking for a real estate agent who can help you successfully jump the hurdles to homeownership, give me a call today at 248-514-2640 or email me at

 Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Certified Distressed Property Expert/Attorney
RE/MAX Showcase Homes, Birmingham, Michigan

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