Dave and Linda are known as Realtors who focus intently on the unique needs of each person or family in their diverse clientele. Aside from their shared passion for real estate, they bring combined experience in residential building and repair, small-business ownership, video marketing, and advanced negotiation expertise in real estate transactions. They have a thorough understanding of home construction, are creative with their marketing techniques, and bring solid knowledge of the local housing market.
Buying or selling a home may be one of the biggest decisions of your life—and while the process can be fun and exciting, it can also be stressful. Dave and Linda believe it is their role to reduce this stress, by serving as expert guides who understand your goals and needs. Dave is a licensed residential builder who built, remodeled, and repaired homes for many years before becoming a full-time Realtor. He is also one of the few Master Certified Negotiation Experts for real estate transactions in our area. Both Dave and Linda have a background in the arts, and each successfully ran a small businesses for decades: Dave, as a producer of film and video, and Linda, as a music educator. They enjoy thinking creatively and using their business expertise to meet their clients' needs and successfully showcase and market homes.
For more information, updates, and videos, please visit Dave and Linda's website at www.becausehome.com.
The process of selling a home can be a welcome change or a relief, but it also can be quite stressful or a difficult time of change. Whether it’s because of a new job, a change of lifestyle, or moving up to your dream home, helping people begin a new chapter in their lives is very rewarding for us.
Our decades of experience in marketing—and especially Dave's professional background in film and video production—helps our listings stand out from the crowd. According to Realtor.com, listings with videos get 78% more views than those with still pictures only. Of course, that doesn’t mean we should forget about advertising the old fashioned way. From postcards, flyers, and neighborhood events to social media strategies, we will work together to develop the best marketing plan for your property.
In today’s instant communication environment, it seems obvious that Dave's ePro certification in social media can benefit sellers. He is also certified as a Seller Representative Specialist. Even his Accredited Buyers Representative training works for you: We are always centered on the needs of our clients, and we have found that understanding the needs and concerns of buyers is a tremendous help during our negotiations for the seller.
Negotiation is at the center of the home selling process and knowledge is the key. That is why Dave has done the work to become one of the few Realtors who has earned the designation Master Certified Negotiation Expert from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute.
Many sellers also don’t realize the benefit we offer with our knowledge of construction. We have built houses, remodeled houses and “flipped” houses. We can help you anticipate buyers’ concerns about your property and recommend preemptive actions that could eliminate those concerns. Most buyers will have a contractor’s inspection before completing their sale, and when this happens, Dave is adept at recognizing the difference between real problems and flimsy attempts to lower the selling price. As a full-time Realtor, Dave no longer does any contracting, but he still keeps his Michigan residential builder’s license. It is an additional tool to assist our clients in the best way we can.