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The Detroit Jewish News, 2013-11-07

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Recruiting Manager

e are pleased to announce a new
and exciting weekly feature for
the readers of the Jewish News.
Expert Realtor, Mitch Wolf, will be
answering your real estate questions using
his over 30 years of experience with first time
buyers to empty nesters and everyone in
As the broker and owner of Cranbrook
Realtors and as market leader in Southeast
Oakland County, Mitch is proud to say he has
been with this premier firm since its inception.
The real estate market is continuously
changing and it is of utmost importance
o have a real estate expert to guide you
through the process. As designated Realtors,
the agents of our company are held to the
highest of standards set by the Metropolitan
Consolidated Association of Realtors, the
Michigan Association of Realtors, as well as
the National Association of Realtors. Our role
as your advisor and negotiator is one we take
on with dedication and commitment.

An appraisal is being done on my house
this week. Where does an appraiser get
the information needed to complete the


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Submitted by Neal in West Bloomfield

The appraiser gets his or her information from a wide
variety of sources. These include the local Multiple Listing
Service, local tax assessors records, local real estate
professionals, county courthouse records, public record data
vendors, interviews with sellers and buyers, appraisal data
co-operatives and his or her own personal knowledge. The
quality and reliability of each piece of information is considered
by the appraiser.

We are about to put our home up for sale,
what items have to stay with the house and
what items can I take with me?

Submitted by Rhoda in Birmingham

There are certain things that are generally considered to be
part of the home and others which are often negotiable. Before you
put the home up for sale you will want to figure out what things
you absolutely want to take with you and what might be up for
discussion. Generally things that are not attached go with the seller.
If there are things you are absolutely certain you want to take with
you that are attached, make sure you tell your Realtor and so that
they are included in the listing and you don't end up disappointing
any potential buyer.
Lighting fixtures are often something that people are attached
to because they often reflect personal style. In general things that
are attached to the home such as lighting fixtures are generally
considered to be part of the home. Fixtures are to remain in the
home unless the seller explicitly stated the item is not to be included
in the sale. The seller also needs ensure that the item be removed
without damage to the home.
Appliances are often an area where the buyer and seller can
negotiate. In some cases, the buyer may actually prefer that the
seller remove appliances because they have their own. Other times,
the seller may be ready to take the appliances but could use them
as an incentive to get the buyer to pay the list price because the
buyer won't have to pay for new appliances. Most appliances are
moveable items that the seller would normally be allowed to remove
from the home.
Window treatments are another area that can be negotiated.
Often window treatments were bought to fit the specific size and
shape of the windows and so the seller may not be interested in
taking them to a new home. If you are planning to leave the window
treatments behind be sure to let your agent know so that it can be
added to the listing.



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If you have a real estate question please contact
Mitch at mwolf@cranrealtors.com or 248-626-8700

Cranbrook Realtors — Franklin
32440 Franklin Road
Franklin, MI 48025
(248) 626-8700


November 7 • 2013




Cranbrook Realtors — Birmingham
555 S Old Woodward Ave #22
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 283-8700

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