How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck When Upgrading Your Home

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Every seller wants to get the best value for their home, right? Of course they do. But how do you take this goal and turn it into a reality? Actually, there are several quick fixes you can do to boost your home’s value before putting it on the market.

Amping up the appliances, upgrading your cabinets or countertops, switching out the kitchen sink, installing a charging station, and even giving your walls a fresh coat of paint will all bring a high return on your investment.

These are just a few of the ways you can add value before you sell, however.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Why Now Is a Great Time to Sell

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I hope the new year has been treating you well, and if you’ve been waiting until 2019 to sell your home and move, now’s the perfect time to do so. Waiting until spring means you’ll be dealing with a lot of competition, but the buyers we have now are incredibly motivated to make a deal. Reach out to us today and we can get the home selling process started while the timing is still perfect.

Looking to Sell Your Home? MacIntyre & Cowen Are the Realtors for the Job


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Home sellers: Are you looking for someone experienced, trustworthy, and knowledgeable about the market to help you sell your home for the most money possible?

Peter MacIntyre of MacIntyre & Cowen RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals Grand River is the agent for the job. Peter can offer you an intense, 12-step marketing plan to capture the maximum number of buyers for your home. Our show-stopping staging ideas combined with cutting-edge marketing tools that swarm your market will get your home seen by as many potential buyers as possible.

Peter understands the current market, and he works with sellers to help them make good business decisions and get their homes sold for top dollar—and fast.


Peter can offer you an intense, 12-step marketing plan to capture the maximum number of buyers for your home.


We are the experts, and we specialize in residential, luxury, relocation, and new construction home sales. We have expert buyer’s agents who understand both the real estate market and the financing programs available to work around your busy lifestyle.

We create a plan so our clients feel completely equipped every step of the way. We produce professional photographs, drone aerial pictures, or virtual 3D Matterport tours
that will showcase your property to potential local and out-of-town buyers.

MacIntyre & Cowen RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals also provides you weekly updates, including feedback from the prospective buyers and agents. After all, follow-up is everything.

Your home will be so enticing that buyers can’t help but make an offer—something we're proud to consistently accomplish for our sellers. To find out the value of your home now, feel free to reach out to us. We’d love to be your real estate resource.

We’re Offering Free Copies of Our Book on Home Selling Tips


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I’ve sent out copies of “How to Get More Money for Your Home,” and so far, the responses have been really great. Many have told me that they wished they’d gotten the book before they sold their home.

The good news is that we have copies of the book available for FREE here in our office. If you’d like a copy to learn tips and tricks for selling your home for top dollar, feel free to reach out to me or visit www.PMacHomes.com. I’d be happy to send you a copy.

Interested in a Career in Real Estate?



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The team at MacIntyre & Cowen is hiring. If you’ve ever thought about a career in real estate, this is a great opportunity for you. We’re currently looking for two new buyer’s agents who can assist our team with helping buyers find the perfect home.

I started this team back in 2005 and even in the worst times, I doubled my business every year.
I’ve got a great team already and I’m looking to grow it. This is a fantastic place to get your career started, but you don’t have to take it from me. Here’s what a few members of my team have to say about working here:

“I like working for
MacIntyre & Cowen because of the flexible schedule and for all the help they give me.” - Joel Sodeman

“I like working for
MacIntyre & Cowen because of the support staff. Not only do you get Peter and Eleanor, but you also get three full-time assistants working for you to make sure you’re successful.” - Michele Hrusovsky

“I like working at
MacIntyre & Cowen because everyone here gives you all the help, the education, and the leads you need to be successful. We’re really like a family. “ - Erin Munich

“Why do I love working for
MacIntyre & Cowen? Well, let me count the ways. First of all, I’d say Peter and Eleanor are two of the most supportive people I’ve ever worked with. They’ve been mentors to me as I’ve learned more and more about this business. The agents that work here all support each other, all learn from each other, and they’re like family to me. The staff that works for the office is really the heartbeat of the company and they support all of the agents in so many different ways. Together we create a team at MacIntyre & Cowen that I’m just happy to be a part of.” - Jeff Kelley

If you have any questions for me or want to learn more about the open positions on this fantastic team, don’t hesitate to reach out and give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Now Might Be a Great Time to Sell Your Home


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Our market is definitely a seller’s market—it’s been unbelievable.

On the selling side, I normally keep 80 to 100 listings at any given time. This past year, if I got 50, that was a lot. I was scared to death that I was losing my inventory.

Looking at the statistics, the average days on market went from 36 days in 2016 to 24 days in 2017, and from there, it’s gone down to 18 days this year. The homes we list often receive offers the very afternoon they’re listed—they’re flying off the market. Some clients are frustrated because they can’t get to the homes fast enough.

Additionally, the average sales price has gone up by almost $20,000 from 2017 to 2018, which is a considerable increase.




Though many think that this time of year is slow for real estate, that’s not the case in our office.


Because of all this, if you’ve ever thought about selling your home, now is the time to do so.

Though many think that this time of year is slow for real estate, that’s not the case in our office; some of my best months have been November and December.

If you have any questions or are looking to sell your home, reach out to us. Our team offers great customer service and communication, which is critical in a transaction. We’re going at it 24/7, with four full-time assistants to help on the listing side. We’d be happy to speak with you and form a plan of how you can take advantage of this opportune seller’s market.

Read Up on How to Get More Money for Your Home



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If you haven’t sold a home in the last five to 10 years, a lot of things have changed about our real estate market.

In fact, our market is changing constantly, so if you’re thinking of selling your home soon,
I recommend that you read my book “How to Get More Money for Your Home.”




If you’d like a free copy, just call us at (517) 999-2675 and we’d be glad to send you one.


It’s a simple read, but it contains a lot of great, helpful points that explain how to sell your home for the highest possible price. If you’d like a free copy, just call us at (517) 999-2675 and we’d be glad to send you one.

If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me as well. I’d be happy to help you.