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Ann Arbor Buyer Agent Quoted on CBS News about Property Listing Language

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Ann Arbor, MI, November 2, 2015
Released just in time for Halloween, 10 Signs of a Scary Real Estate Listing, a recent post by Ilyce Glink, borrowed wisdom and tips from Home Buyer’s Agent of Ann Arbor broker Jon Boyd. Noting 10 prime misleading phrases often used in home advertisements, the post was verily an expose on the real meaning behind trending word choices in descriptions for residences for sale.

From “All work has been done for you” subtly referring to a house flipped with low-quality supplies to the effects of “As is” listings , the post explored the subtext of these frequent phrases used by real estate agents to artfully describe their listings. Boyd, a veteran of the pursuit of truthful disclosure in home marketing, was happy to lend his experience to this post, and Glink used several of his anecdotes to illustrate the often-misleading terminology. “We think Ilyce Glink is great”, Boyd stated. “She has been a fantastic consumer author for years and I even have one of her real estate books in our meeting room bookshelf. When her team asked me for some input for this post I did every thing I could to help them out.”

Jon Boyd went on to say that “The language of listings is often confusing to home buyers, sometimes intentionally…Buyers need to understand that the purpose of the listing agent’s remarks is to get you in the home and buy the house, not to inform you and certainly not to disclose things that would direct you away from a house that you could possibly buy. It is not an exact science, but buyers should remember it is an advertisement for the home. It is not objective.”

More about Ilyce Glink can be found at her website at http://thinkglink.com

The  Home Buyer’s Agent of Ann Arbor, Inc.  is the oldest Exclusive Buyer’s Agency in the state of Michigan and has helped hundreds of home buyers save millions of dollars on their home purchases. Since Exclusive Buyer Agents only represent home buyers and never sellers, these companies avoid the conflicts of interest of traditional real estate companies and offer home buyers 100% loyalty. The firm also meets the stringent membership requirements of The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA.org). The standard setting organization for buyer agency.

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Ann Arbor Home Inspection Water Powered Sump Pump

Here is a video we just shot of a water powered back-up sump pump.

These are a good idea if you have a basement that requires a sump pump to keep dry and if you are on city water.

This is a West side Ann Arbor home where the homeowner made some very smart decisions when they finished the basement.

To schedule an inspection call Patrick Lyons on his cell 734-645-8041

Or call toll free 800-801-5247

For less urgent questions, you can email him at patricklyons@provide.net

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Curriculum Vitae of Patrick Michael Lyons

Curriculum Vitae of Patrick Lyons

Patrick Michael Lyons            born 1955 in Detroit, Michigan

1717 Covington Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103

734-645-8041

www.annarborhomeinspector.com

patricklyons      @      provide.net www.buyersinspector.com

Experience

1977- 1980                 Star-Pak Solar Systems, Inc.       Ann Arbor, MI and Birmingham, MI

Technical Manager- Construction Supervisor- Installer

Active solar heating equipment installation

1980-1983       Sunstructures Construction, Inc.    Ann Arbor, MI

Manager- Construction Supervisor

Passive solar homes and solar greenhouse additions

Active solar heating equipment installation

1983-1987         Richard Adams Russell, Inc.          Ann Arbor, MI

Construction Supervisor

Historic Renovation of 538 N Division, Ann Arbor Victorian Mansion

Community Hall & Renovation- Webster United Church of Christ

Custom homes from 1500 to 6000 square feet

1986–present                     The Buyer’s Inspector, LLC             Ann Arbor, MI

Owner, President, Certified Inspector

Inspected 8000+ homes for home buyers.

New Construction Inspections from footings to 1-year warranty.

Expert Witness Inspections, estimates, reports, testimony.

Education

1972-1973               St Peter’s College, Jersey City, New Jersey

1973-1976               Michigan State University, B.S., Honors College, Graduated Cum Laude

1989 to present                        American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC)

2004 to present             Washtenaw County Environmental Health Dept. Certified Well and Septic Inspector

Professional Associations  (in chronological order)

1979 to 1984                        Michigan Solar Education Association            Founding Member

1989 to present        American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)

Certified Member 1990 to present

Annually exceed continuing education requirement of 20 hours per year (Actual average 80 per year)

1989 to present             American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter (ASHI-GLC)

Master Inspector certification with Peer Review Program

Membership Chair of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1997 to 1999

Vice President of ASHI-GLC Board of Directors 1998 to 1999

Master Inspector in Inspector by Review/Peer Review training program

1996 to present                        American Society of Home Inspectors- Great Lakes Chapter- Southeast Michigan

Founder, training Detroit-area home and building inspectors at monthly meetings

2004 to present                        Michigan Association of Home Inspectors (MichAHI)

Founding President 2004 to 2006                         Uniting all Michigan home inspectors under one roof

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Ann Arbor’s Thorough Home Inspector

Do you want an inspector who? 12/25/2009 Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home? Do you want an inspector who climbs up on the roof and inspects it by walking all the roof faces? Or would you like an inspector who just looks at it from the ground? Do you want an inspector who enters all the attics and inspects them by walking/crawling through every part of every attic? Or would you like an inspector who just lifts one of the hatches and looks around just at the hatch? Do want inspector who inspects all the accessible furnace components, checks it for carbon monoxide and proper operation? Or would you like an inspector who turns up the thermostat and reports that it fired? Do you want an inspector who carefully examines all the foundation walls, inside and out, looking for cracks and movement, using a string and a level if needed? Or would you like an inspector who looks at the walls briefly and just reports whether they are made of block or poured concrete? Do you want an inspector who runs and tests every faucet, filling the sinks and tubs, checking for leaks? Or do you want an inspector who just runs a few faucets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if you can take a shower while the dishwasher and/or washer is running? Or do you want an inspector who doesn’t check and report shower function? Do you want an inspector who opens the electrical service panel and checks the wiring, grounding, wire sizes, amperage of the fusing and the system bonds? Or do you want an inspector who does not open the electrical service panel? Do you want an inspector who checks all the electrical outlets for proper wiring? Or do you want an inspector who checks just a few outlets? Do you want an inspector who checks to see if every room is properly heated and air conditioned? Or do you want an inspector who just turns up the thermostat and reports that the furnace fired? Do want an inspector who inspects and operates every window and door? Or do you want an inspector who just checks a few windows and doors? Do you want an inspector who examines the drywall/plaster for leak evidence at all the roof eaves and valleys, below the chimneys and plumbing fixtures? Or do you want an inspector who just walks through most rooms in the home?

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