Real Estate All-Stars 2013



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All eyes are on the booming metro Detroit real estate market!

It’s an exciting time in metro Detroit. The real estate market is seeing an amazing turnaround, and whether you’re buying or selling a home, things are really moving.

With mortgage interest rates at near-record lows, buyers are realizing that now is the time to buy. Sellers are seeing multiple offers on their listed homes, due to low inventory levels. The average number of days on the market is down from last year by more than 18 percent. Homes are selling quicker, sales volume is up, and sellers are getting more for their homes today as the median price has climbed by more than 26 percent from last year.

To help Hour Media determine the 2013 Real Estate All-Stars, we turned to MiRealSource — Multiple Listing Service (MLS) — of Troy. MiRealSource is the largest Broker-owned MLS in Michigan; they collect, distribute, and syndicate real estate data for their members. The real estate data is made available to consumers through their REALTOR® member of MiRealSource, and can also be found on many real estate websites, such as www.realtor.com. MiRealSource’s web-based software program — used for collecting, searching, and distributing listings — was rated the No. 1 MLS software in a 2013 national survey. MiRealSource is a member of the Great Lakes Repository (GLR) which allows REALTORS® of participating MLS’s to share data and work together throughout the state. The GLR benefits sellers by giving their home more exposure to agents, while providing more inventory for buyers.

MiRealSource invited the 500 agents whose 2012 home sales by volume were within the top 5 percent in the metro Detroit area. Those agents who gave their permission to be listed are included in the 2013 Real Estate All-Stars list. The REALTORS® listed in this feature deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication to serving their buyers and sellers. While not every deserving agent is listed, we believe this is a good starting point for home buyers and sellers. When a trusted professional with a proven track record for success is used, home buyers and sellers can be assured that they are working with today’s industry leaders.