About Tracywick

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Tracywick has created 40 blog entries.

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Hoarder House

By Tracy Wick - Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited hoarder house for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the home was in need of a major clean-out:     In order to get the house “Market Ready”, the Tracy Wick Property Team: Obtained multiple bids [...]

A Seller’s Guide to Navigating the Home Inspection

By House Logic - Getting beyond the home inspection is sort of like advancing to the next level in a video game. When you get past this step, you get to advance to a fresh, exciting place — your new home, to be exact. In Every Inspection, There Are Stakes for Buyers and Sellers Once [...]

Property Protocol™ Case Study: Condo Fixer Upper

By Tracy Wick - Recently our Property Protocol™ system was utilized to assess, prepare, and sell an inherited condo for an optimal return on investment. In this case, the condo was in need of repair. Without any improvements, the maximum list price of the condo was determined to be $100,000. Deferred maintenance items were identified and a [...]

Selling a Senior’s Home is Different

By Tracy Wick, SRES® Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior’s home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions—and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision to sell, it is not uncommon for adult children to help them [...]

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home

Top 5 Spring Organizing Tips for Three Main Areas of Your Home: Kitchen Toss out expired cleaning items or those you haven’t used in years. Go through food storage containers – if there’s not a lid to match the bottom, throw it out. Drawers – Have a garbage can nearby so that you can easily [...]

3 reasons to sell your home NOW!

I have a friend in another state who wants to sell her home. And, whether a blessing or a curse, she has the luxury of taking her time. In other words, she doesn’t need to relocate for a new job, she’s not getting a divorce and she’s not in escrow on another home. So, suffering [...]

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Spring

One thing many Michiganders can attest to is the feeling that there is, seemingly, no end to winter. However, they eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel with winter’s transition to spring and begin the process of ushering in a new season with home maintenance. Whether it’s giving their house a deep, [...]

WHEN CAN A HOUSE BE SOLD IN A PROBATE ESTATE?

By Howard H. Collens People often ask if they need to wait until AFTER a decedent’s estate closes in order to sell the deceased loved one’s house.  This is a common misconception and nothing could be further from the truth.  The sale process may be completed while the estate is open. When a loved one [...]

Estate Planning Tips for Homeowners

By Mallory Kallabat DID YOU KNOW: After your death, assets titled in your individual name cannot be transferred to your beneficiaries without probate court proceedings, which are time consuming and costly. Here are two ways homeowners can keep their homes out of probate court: Transfer Real Estate to your Revocable Living Trust: Real property titled in [...]