Susan Says - Comments on Ann Arbor Real Estate, and Life

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Realty, Ann Arbor, MI
Random postings, about my family (does anyone care?), about my community (of course you care!), my philosophies of life (it's Ann Arbor, everyone cares...), and cats (don't care if you care), and my passions, real estate and design. I hope not to offend. Enjoy!
Now that you have all stopped rolling around on the floor laughing, please hear what I have to say.  I just did a very involved market analysis for a property I hope to list.  In the details I sent along in an email with comps attached I had to constantly state that "that is not allowed by our bo...
Like walking in the rain and the snow and... ....standing in line for 4.5 hours inside the Borders on Liberty in Ann Arbor to have Dave Sedaris personally sign his latest book When You Are Engulfed In Flames.  It's to be a welcome-home gift for my daughter who adores his writing and will be retur...
So many topics to cover since it was deja vu all over again, receiving a call to do BPOs from a lender who had been very good to me in the past, until my contact there was promoted and a licensed realtor took his place.  A very good deal became zero without notice at all.  I have fond memories of...
Recently I blogged about a teasing letter we received at our home regarding awards night at Saline High School that suggested our son was up for an award and strongly encouraged our attendance.  Friends of his had received the same letter but they were actually LIKELY to receive awards so we were...
In a massive procrastination move the other day, I decided to rearrange my home office furniture and all the electronic equipment.  It was a very big job and only required the occasional request for help to reposition heavy furniture, so it was fairly successful.  I threw a lot of useless stuff a...
Peeved is a great word when trying to avoid cursing, isn't it? I recently commented on a couple of blogs and returned to see what others had to say.  One blogger had a lengthy negative response to my comment, but fortunately there was another commenter coming to my defense, sort of.  I am also cu...
Today I had some really disturbing news from one of my buyers.  He had been in the neighborhood where we are scheduled to close on a property next Friday.  The deal has been up and down, extended this long since an early March contract date for very legitimate reasons beyond the buyers' control. ...
Tonight I actually stopped at our rural mailbox and took the mail out. I remember 32 years ago when getting the mail was such a big treat.  My husband and I had no credit history, no accounts, didn't live anywhere long enough to have associations - we were blissfully free of the mail assault.  Th...
My brother bought a fixer-upper late last year and is now in the process of doing the exterior of the house.  Among the biggest decisions to be made is what color to paint the exterior.  It is currently pale pink.  I know, I know.  But why do you think he got it for $150,000 or so and it immediat...
I got paid today in an unexpected way.  I was holding a broker open house for a new listing of mine (no realtors came but some people wandered in off the street) and while I was killing time outside, I realized that there were morel mushrooms growing in the big gray driveway stones on the side of...

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Generally anecdotal in style rather than a lot of statistics and facts. My goal is to allow fellow bloggers and the public to know who I am so they can comfortably work with me or refer business to me in the greater Ann Arbor, MI area.