Finding an Agent

Buying a home requires many difficult decisions. Make sure your Realtor is a top local expert.

Now that you have decided to buy a home, the services of a qualified real estate professional are of the utmost importance. Buying Ann Arbor real estate is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local picture books, newspaper or online sites, you could quickly fine the right home at the right price.

In the current Washtenaw County market it is very important that you have the necessary information regarding the trends in different neighborhoods. Looking for an Ann Arbor, Dexter, Saline, or Ypsilanti home goes way beyond looking at local picture books or online sites. Variables such as new construction in particular price ranges, inventory and absorption levels, time of year, employment levels, etc., all have an impact on the real estate market. Working with an agent who understands these variables makes a huge difference when it comes to putting an offer together.

A good sales representative will have strong knowledge of local real estate market conditions, be prepared to deliver a high standard of service to customers and will be available to you. This is where the experience and negotiating skills of The Bouma Group will truly benefit you.

Here are just a few advantages of working with a Bouma Group professional when buying a home:

      • They are experienced negotiators who will manage your offers and counter-offers.
      • They are familiar with the neighborhoods and can give you information on local real estate values, taxes, utility costs, services and amenities.
      • They are familiar with the entire home purchasing process and explain the options available to you.
      • They can pinpoint homes that fit your needs and dismiss those that do not, saving your time.
      • They have exclusive access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS system agent to access all properties for sale as they come on the market and short-list the ones that are right for you. This not only saves you the time of driving around or surfing the net, but in a highly active market, it can also save you the frustration of losing out on a home.
      • They know the potential problem areas in a home or area, future development and traffic patterns in an area and can guide you away from potential problems.
      • They won't charge you a penny. Sellers most often provide commissions to both Realtors involved in the sale of their home in order to attract buyers. Choose the superior expertise and negotiating power of The Bouma Group without paying for it. 

Our full time Buyer's Agents have undergone extensive advanced training in servicing the needs of our buyers. They focus 100% of their time and effort in touring homes, counseling buyers, showing properties and representing buyers throughout the entire offer negotiation process, be it a resale home or new construction.

Let us represent your best interests in your search for a new home in the Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County area. While you can see a million homes on the web, actually buying your home is another matter entirely.

Call us at 734-761-3060 or email us at for help and to have your questions answered. There are no dumb questions!