Upcoming Summer Events

Summer is finally upon us and we have survived the polar vortex! Besides just posting about real estate, I also want to share other ideas, such as upcoming events, great recipes I have recently tried, among other things. Today I have created a list of different events occurring in the next coming months in various communities that you might be interested in. For more information, check out your cities website for a calendar of events.


  • Music in the Air – Free Friday night concerts from 7-9:30PM from May 23-August 29, 2014. Click here for the full schedule.
  • Music in the Park Children’s Series – Enjoy free children’s concerts in Downtown Plymouth from 12-1PM on Wednesdays from June 18 to August 20, 2014. Check out the schedule here.
  • Compuware Drive-in Movie Theater – Enjoy a great summer night at the movies at the Drive-in Theater! Shows play 7 nights a week from May 28-September 1, 2014. To see the upcoming movies, click here.
  • Art in the Park – This is the 35th annual event where 400 artists from around the US fill Downtown Plymouth for Michigan’s second largest art festival. Click here for more information.
  • Plymouth Farmers Market – Get some fresh producer, baked goods, flowers and more every Saturday from May 3 to October 25th from 7:30am to 12:30pm. For more information, click here.


There are many other things to do this summer. Remember that recreational centers will hold summer classes in a variety of things, from cooking to water aerobics. Also, check to see if your library has a summer reading program for adults and kids!

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!



Taking the “Scary” out of Real Estate

I have recently worked with many clients who have been very hesitant to buy or sell because they were overwhelmed with the process. Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular.

I wanted to take the time to write a bit about why this is the case, and how working with a real estate agent can be very beneficial and make the process of buying or selling simpler and less stressful.

First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as:

  • Is “now” a good time to list?
  • How much can you expect to get for your property?
  • How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn’t?

Then there’s the buying and selling process:

  • How do you prepare your home for sale?
  • How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range?
  • How do you prepare your home for viewings?

Yes, there’s a lot to think about. That’s why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important.