Associate Broker, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES, SFR
- 313-886-4200 ext 937
- 313-886-4200 ext 937
- 102 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Tamara Smith, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel, provides exemplary personal service in a variety of areas, including residential and commercial listing and sales, buyer representation and relocation. Ms. Smith is the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® designee to the MLS Users Committee and Chair of the Technology Committee of the largest regional MLS in Michigan. Ms. Smith holds many designations, noting her commitment to REALTOR® education and better serving her clients. As a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, she is nationally recognized as a top performer in the real estate industry. Ms. Smith is also the first REALTOR® in the City of Detroit to obtain the ePRO certification, indicating her technological knowledge and ability. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative, equipped with the focused skills to represent buyers in real estate transactions. Ms. Smith has also earned the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, enabling her to better service the needs of mature clients and has the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification.
As a member of national relocation services, not only can she find you a new home here, but also can assist you in the sale or purchase of any property anywhere across the country. Ms. Smith has developed a team of professionals to assist clients in every facet of the sale and purchase of real estate.
As a lifelong Detroit resident, Ms Smith believes southeastern Michigan, including Detroit and surrounding communities, supports every imaginable lifestyle, whether a buyer seeks an urban townhome, an historic mansion, new development or lake frontage. Residents are minutes from year-round outdoor recreation of all manner. Neighborhoods offer a wide range of selection, whether for the first time home buyer, investor or more advanced and financially secure buyer.
Before any commitment to a neighborhood is made, please feel free to contact her, even if only with general questions about what the Detroit metropolitan area may have to offer you.
First time buyers
Retirement and Down sizing
Expanding family and Up sizing
Volunteer work both in the real estate community and in our community at large is important to me.
As a Realtor, I am committed to furthering the education of others in the real estate business, to the development of the tools we utilize in our business and to the on-going regard of our professional ethics.
To this end, I volunteer on myriad committess to assist Realtors in the best use of the mulitple listing service and to the technological advances in that system. I also participate in hearing panels if a dispute arises between real estate professionals or between Realtors and members of the public.
I believe these efforts are imperative to make our professional lives more productive and more enjoyable.
Certifications, Designations and Specialties
- GRI - Graduate, REALTOR Institute
- ABR - Accredited Buyer Representative
- ePRO - first certified ePRO in the City of Detroit
- SRES - Seniors Real Estate Specialist
- SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure certification
- Provide full and professional service to all sellers or buyers.
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- Experienced with first time home buyers, more seasoned buyers and sellers, relocating buyers and sellers, historic homes, investment properties.
- International referral network for any buyer or seller in any location.
My business ties me strongly to my valued clients and my goal is to continue to extend you a level of service and attention that is not dependant on whether you are prepared to do a transaction. I appreciate the opportunity to serve you and have designed my site to provide you, as a homeowner, or home buyer, valuable resources that can assist you in your goals, hobbies, and living.
Please feel free to bookmark my site to take advantage of the latest market news, community information, school profiles and more. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about real estate or the community. And if you know of someone that may be interested in making the exciting decision to buy or sell a home, I would be honored to provide the same level of superior service. I greatly appreciate your support!
As a lifelong resident, I welcome each opportunity to share the wonders of Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit that I and my family enjoy.
Theater, museum and music venues interest you? Join me in my love for exploring the Detroit Institute of Arts; strolling vendors and enjoying music at events from the International Jazz Festival, summer weekend ethnic festivals, Noel Night in the Cultural Center and more.
Inquisitive about new foods? Metro Detroit is renowned for its food choices. Shop for fresh meats, dairy and produce at Eastern Market; explore local eateries to five star restaurants serving all manner of delicacies - Middle Eastern, Mexican, Italian, Nouveau Cuisine, Vegan and more. And don't forget the best Coney Dogs ever!
When I am not busy with real estate, I love most to spend time with my children. And it doesn't matter what we do - even if we do nothing special at all.
Daily activities we enjoy most are cooking together and reading.
I certainly wouldn’t label myself a gourmet, but I’m not too bad of a cook, baker and canner/preserver and love to put on a spread and try new foods!
I am SO happy my personal love for reading has been adopted by my kids! Though they may not share interest in the same topics– historical fiction and suspense thrillers are my favorites – reading every day is something I can’t do without.
One of my many life goals is to visit all of our glorious National Parks at least once. I have managed to explore quite a few, and many more than once, but have many more to go!
Benefits of Proper Pricing When Marketing Your Home for Sale
When you place your home on the market for sale, you are primarily interested in selling at the best price in the shortest amount of time. Keep in mind that buyers are looking for the best house at the lowest price and most are willing to wait for that affordable "dream" home. It is essential that a home be properly priced in order to sell.
When your home sells faster, you save carrying costs, mortgage payments and other ownership costs. A quicker sale creates less inconvenience for you. If you've moved before, you know the energy it takes to prepare for showings: keeping the home clean, making child care arrangements and altering your lifestyle. Proper pricing reduces these demands on you, by helping your home sell faster. At market value your home will gain exposure to more prospects who can afford the price. Sellers who list at a high price are looking for that one buyer who will pay it. Sellers often do not realize that they have discouraged many potential buyers who could have afforded the home. The final sales price is probably one that will be affordable by more purchasers. This is because sellers many times accept a much lower price at a much later date since that one buyer willing to pay the higher price never comes.
Increased salesperson response:
When salespeople are excited about a home and its price, they make special efforts to contact all of their potential buyers. Knowing that it is priced properly for its market, they expect it to sell soon and encourage their prospects to act quickly. Their excitement is contagious!
Better response from advertising and sign calls:
Ad calls and sign calls to Realtors turn into showings when price is not a deterrent. Most serious prospects are well educated about asking prices in the areas they are seeking. They will not waste their time on a home they consider overpriced.
Higher offers attracted:
Buyers fear they might lose out on a good home when it is priced right. They are less likely to make "low ball offers." Better pricing attracts multiple offers, too!
All of this translates into more money to sellers:
If a home is priced right, the excitement of the market produces higher sale prices. You net more both in terms of actual sale price and in less carrying costs.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, do not hesitate to contact me.