Meet Micah and his clients:
about Micah in < 150 words
I relocated to Michigan when I accepted a job as a professor at Grand Valley State University. I left GVSU after four years to pursue real estate. I use the same skills that made me a great professor (communication, organization, research) to be a great Realtor. Clients and friends comment on my friendly demeanor, my honesty, and my relentless desire to serve others.
Within two months of meeting Anna (a lifelong Grandville resident) I asked her to marry me. We got married in the summer of 2012 and welcomed Ezra in 2014 and Josie in 2016.
I love helping clients buy and sell property at Five Star, but in my free time I enjoy going to Lake Michigan with my family, reading nonfiction (especially American history), watching IU basketball, and serving in a leadership role at my church.
I believe in giving back. In that effort, I will donate a portion of each of my personal commissions to the following charities (each of which fight poverty and help people pursue the dream of home ownership):
Habitat for Humanity
A man is only as strong as the people that stand beside him.
Ezra & Josie
I’m not a salesman and I don’t pay for leads. Like business, trust should only be earned
Whether you’re single or are a part of a multi-generational household, my focus is on serving your needs.
A house will likely be your biggest investment. But a house is more than just dollars and cents – it’s a home.
According to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, single women made up 18% of all first-time homebuyers last year, second only to married couples who made up 54% of total buyers. Whether they are young, single and no longer want to rent, or newly divorced, the amount of[…]
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their Quarterly Home Price Index, in which they compare home prices on a state-by-state basis compared to last year. Michigan experienced the largest increase (6.1%) of any Midwestern state, edging out runner-up Minnesota (5.9%). Grand Rapids real estate is leading the way in the Mitten, which is why Forbes named the[…]
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released the first edition of their Housing Opportunities and Market Experience Survey (H.O.M.E.). NAR explained that the report covers: “…core topics that will be tracked on a monthly basis such as views on housing as a good financial investment, whether homeownership is part of the American Dream…” The[…]
If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will have your best interest at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Answering the following 3 questions will help[…]
The housing crisis is finally in the rear view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up. Home sales are up. Distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen dramatically. It seems that 2016 will be the year that the housing market again races forward.[…]
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There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current[…]
You can turn to me when you need a real estate agent in Grand Rapids, MI or the surrounding areas. I am highly experienced at connecting buyers and sellers. You’ll have my knowledge on your side as you navigate listings, negotiations, and the closing of a sale. I’ll explain real estate terms and schedule property[…]
People often ask me, “Why real estate?” (especially after people discover that I used to be a professor). There are two things that stand out most: First, it’s a long term relational business. The hours we spend together selling your current home or buying your next home provide a great time to get to know each other.[…]