Lake Michigan Real Estate Blog
There are hundreds of Lake Michigan homes for sale right now that would make wonderful purchases. Read more about these sweet deals in my blog as well as other important topics.
I was recently named a Finalist for the prestigious national award of being named a top 30 Realtor in the country under the age of 30 for the year 2012.
Next week I will find out if I made the top 30.
If I make the top 30 I will be featured in the National Real Estate Magazine.
Here is the link for more information and to vote for me:
Here is some information that is currently on the website: Most agents look for that secret idea for success, but sticking with the basics is the real answer. The basics include consistent prospecting, lead generation, and lead conversion. I believe in having multiple lead generation sources so if one area slows, my business can still move forward. I generate leads from my own personal Web site, social media networks, Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, and call-capture marketing among other methods. My core business strategy has not changed much over time, but the way I get business has. Luke Bouman
I'm pleased to announce Phil Bouman has joined the Luke Bouman team. Here is a little information about Phil:
I am a lifelong West Michigan resident committed to providing unmatched West Michigan Real Estate expertise and service. I am a Buyer Specialist focused on residential real estate in Holland Michigan including all neighboring West Michigan communities.
I am dedicated to helping you purchase your future home at the optimum price, in the appropriate area, and with the smallest trouble.
During my studies at Calvin College I earned a Bachelors degree in Business. This has given me the expert skills needed to help you purchase West Michigan Homes.
With advanced knowledge of forecasting and business planning I am qualified to provide accurate statistical analysis of the marketplace. With my customer service background I am devoted to always putting your needs first. My entire day is entrusted to you.
Luke Bouman is a Top Producing Realtor in the West Michigan Real Estate Market and I am excited to be joining his team. Luke has built his business through referrals by providing exceptional service with cutting edge technology. Together we will be able to serve you better.
This year I have a good chance of being named a top 30 Realtor in the country under the age of 30. Take a look at my application video and let me know what you think.
Thank you for making 2012 such a great year!
I was fortunate enough to help 70 families buy and sell Real Estate all across West Michigan.
Some of these buyers moved on the Lake, a few sellers I worked with moved away from the lake, while many of the buyers I worked with were taking advantage of the low interest rates. From First time home buyers to relocation sellers I really enjoyed working with all of you.
During the year I was able to make 100+ referral recommendations to local businesses, and have a goal to reach over 150 in 2013. Thank you also for your confidence in my business as I received over 40 referrals from friends, family and past clients.
In February I plan to add a buyer agent to continue growth and to provide even better service to my clients in Holland, Zeeland, West Olive, Grand Haven, Hamilton, Hudsonville and surrounding West Michigan Cities!
Thanks again and Happy New Year!
Never purchase property without assessing the quality of transportation facilities and level of connectivity between the city and nearby major urban centers. What is the point of purchasing real estate at affordable prices if you are situated hundreds of miles away from big cities? Whether you like it or not, big cities offer access to best facilities and amenities and staying too far away from such cites can create long-term complications. The smartest option would be to choose a city that is either close to big cities. Or, it should be well-connected so that you can travel to different places without any hassles whatsoever.
Living in West Michigan gives you the option to be close to Grand Rapids giving you the benefit of visiting the city but not being too close so you can avoid the busyness of it.
An analysis of the US housing market clearly indicates that the crisis has come to an end and that recovery has begun. When the speed of recovery may not be very high, there is absolutely no doubt that the property market is, slowly but surely, coming back to normalcy. This is evident from the drastic reduction in the number of foreclosures all over the country. Further, there has been an increase in the average sale price of houses as well. As a potential buyer, this is a clear indication that you are probably looking at the last good opportunity to purchase property before prices start climbing again. Is this the last good opportunity to purchase? Probably not, but it may be the best its going to be for several years so now is the time to take advantage.
I took a look at all the active and pending sales in West Michigan priced over $700,000 listed with Waterfront.
This would include homes on Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa, Spring Lake and other inland lakes in the area.
There are currently 52 homes listed with this criteria but only 2 sold last month. The average list price for these homes is $1,424,000 but the average sale price is only $745,000 so many of the highest price homes are not selling. Last month the homes sold close to full price but previous months they sold between 80-90% of the original list price. I will be taking a look at this price point moving forward so if you have any questions feel free to contact me at #616-502-8897.
We are grateful for Luke's help with our recent real estate transactions. He helped us sell a home and buy another home, this was complicated by the fact that we were living out of state at the time. Luke was extremely helpful in terms of the paperwork and deadlines that needed to be met. We were confident that things would go well with him as our representative, and highly recommend him for your real estate needs.
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Luke. He went out of his way to show us many houses in our area and he quickly gained an understanding of what we were looking for in a home. I would highly recommend Luke for your real estate needs as he possesses all the qualities you look for in a realtor. Not only is he knowledgeable and professional but he's very trustworthy! He's the type of person who always places your best interest as the number one priority!
Luke was very eager to help us find our house. While looking for our home, we found a house that we knew was special and wanted to see it. Upon contacting the listing agent (from Remax), it was obvious that he wanted nothing to do with us. That's when Luke stepped in. Even though our house was not his listing, he took the initiative, contacted us, and we closed the deal. Thanks Luke!