Patti Gilman

Patti Gilman

Realtor

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 248-625-1000
  • 248-379-9638
  • 248-394-3515
  • 248-625-1000
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Welcome!

Patti Gilman - 2010, 2011 Detroit Realtor Hall of Fame

With 20 years experience and $120 million in sales throughout Oakland, Lapeer and Genesee Counties (MI) I have given buyers and sellers options specifically designed for these tough economic times. Whether you're transferring to or from Michigan, looking to get the best sale price for your home (and the help to price it so it WILL sell), or need to sell or buy using a Short Sale option, I can help you like I've helped the hundreds of customers I've worked with over the years.

So whether you're buying or selling, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you in making that next big step for you and/or your family.

 

Why Use a REALTOR® When Buying a Home?

A real estate agent can help you understand everything you need to know about the home buying process.

Not all real estate licensees are the same; only those who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR " ®" trademark on their business cards and other marketing and sales literature.

REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reported that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments of most people’s lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $250,000. If you had a $250,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a certified professional accountant? If you had a $250,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be wise to work with a professional REALTOR® when you are buying a home.

If you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are more reasons to use one:

1. Your REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power - that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. If you give a REALTOR® some basic information about your available savings, income and current debt, he or she can refer you to lenders best qualified to help you. Most lenders - banks and mortgage companies - offer limited choices.

2. Your REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.

3. Your REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning, schools, etc. There are two things you'll want to know: First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?

4. Your REALTOR® can help you with negotiations and inspections. There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or appliances. The purchase agreement should allow time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

5. Your REALTOR® provides due diligence during the property evaluation. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports.
You will also want to see a preliminary report on the property title. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Your REALTOR®, title search company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.

6. Your REALTOR® can help you understand different financing options and identify qualified lenders.

7. Your REALTOR® can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.

 

 

Somebody to Love

Testimonials

Associations

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Michigan Association of Realtors
  • North Oakland County Board of Realtors

#HomeRocks

Professional Background

  • 20 years experience
  • Top 2% of Realtors in Coldwell Banker nationwide
  • Top 10 Realtor
  • Serving over $132 million in real estate needs
  • Sought out by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Detroit News, Oakland Press, the Eccentric Newspapers, Clarkston News, and on the "Hire it Done" radio show.

Education

Attended University of Michigan for Mechanical Engineering.

Personal Interests

I'm a multi-tasking Super-Mom Machine who knows what icing is. My favorite quote is Matt 7:12- "...do unto others..."

 

 

Specialties

Top Listing Agent

Designations

  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Coldwell Banker President's Club
  • Coldwell Banker Multi-Million Dollar
  • Realtor
  • Coldwell Banker President's Premier

Personal Background

I'm a sports Mom (hockey, baseball, basketball and football) and wife.

Communities

Cities
West Bloomfield Township

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Bloomfield Township

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Waterford

Referred to locally as a “Lakeland Paradise” Waterford Township is 36 square miles of great city services, waterfront recreation and some of ...

Clarkston

The Village of the City of Clarkston: that’s a long name for a little town (population 900) big on country living with modern conveniences. Clarkston ...

Bloomfield Hills

Sitting just 20 miles northwest of Detroit lays the prestigious community of Bloomfield Hills. Small in size, this community encompasses under 4,000 residents ...

Blog

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My Listings

5680 Knob Hill Circle, Independence Twp, MI 48348
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
1,704 square feet
6589 Forest Ridge Court, Independence Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 2 / Baths: 3
2,027 square feet
8206 Avington Court, Independence Twp, MI 48348
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,314 square feet
6944 Oakhurst Ridge, Independence Twp, MI 48348
Beds: 4 / Baths: 4
3,345 square feet
6130 Windstone Lane, Independence Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,058 square feet
348 Gan Eden Drive, Orion Twp, MI 48362
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
2,240 square feet
6260 Cheshire Park Drive, Independence Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
1,575 square feet
4950 Ennismore Drive, Independence Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,860 square feet
7845 Deerhill, Independence Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 4 / Baths: 4
2,051 square feet
348 Gan Eden, Orion Twp, MI 48362
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
2,240 square feet
8324 Caribou Trail, Independence Twp, MI 48348
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
2,528 square feet
3940 Bald Eagle Lake, Groveland Twp, MI 48442
Beds: 4 / Baths: 4
2,997 square feet
6944 Oakhurst Ridge, Independence Twp, MI 48348
Beds: 4 / Baths: 4
3,345 square feet
8345 Foster, Springfield Twp, MI 48346
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
1,872 square feet
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