Chet Ryan

Chet Ryan

Newaygo County Real Estate Chet Ryan

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  • 231-652-7575
  • 231-652-5025
  • 616-260-3536
  • 231-652-7575
  • 8 West State Road
    Newaygo, MI 49337
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Water Front Homes For Sale


There are 121 lakes in Newaygo County MI ranging in size from 1 acre to 1235 acres and the county has over 350 miles of rivers and streams.. There are many Waterfront Homes for Sale in Newaygo County, which is a great investment for 1st time home buyers.


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Top five reasons why a home doesn't sell - avoid these at all costs!


Nationwide research has shown that there are five main reasons why

real estate doesn't sell in a timely manner. They are price, condition

of the property, location, the listing agent, and the marketing. Let's

take a look at each of these individually.



Every home will sell if the price is right. Nothing else matters if the

dollars are low enough. So if a house is overpriced, it will most likely

be overlooked. There are agents who will quote a price only to have

to reduce it later. A home's value can be like the stock market,

although it may have been worth more previously, it is only worth

what it will bring in today's market. How did you arrive at your price.

An agent who does a thorough and complete comparative market

analysis is essential.


Condition of property

Buyers are looking for model home conditions and with so many new homes available, the competition is tough. Make

your home "buyer ready" by keeping everything clean and orderly, to include fresh paint and professional carpet

cleaning. Buyers want to be able to move right in without having to accomplish a long to-do list first.



The third reason a house may not sell in a timely manner is location. Such things as schools, crime, neighborhood

appearance, traffic, etc. can be factors. If the location of your home is affected by one or more of these issues, then a

lower listing price may be the only answer. However, favorable terms could also help sell your home


Listing agent

If the listing agent hasn't done their job (i.e. advertised the property, retuned all calls in a timely manner. Followed up on all leads, etc.), then may be the listing agent could be the problem.

If an agent is difficult to work with, other REALTORS may not want to show his or her listings. 

Even though such behavior goes against the REALTOR'S code of ethics, it is human nature not to want to work with someone who is difficult to work with.



If your house won't sell but you feel the house is priced right, in move-in condition, in a good location, and your agent is easy to work with, then the marketing plan, or lack thereof, is probably the problem. No longer can an agent take a

listing, put a sign in the yard, place the property in the MLS and wait for the offers to come pouring in. The effective

agent will make effective use of the latest technologies.

Ease of showing is the area where you have the most impact on your properties marketability. If you don't allow your

agent to put a lock box on your property, you will miss out on a huge part of the showing market. Why is the lock box so important? Because when a buyer's agent has a list of properties to show, they will show the properties that are easiest to see first (with lockboxes) and properties without lockboxes last. Their buyer may find their dream home before ever seeing yours.


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