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What Adds The Most Value To A Home? When it comes to home improvements, there are two big factors to consider when figuring out where to put your money: whether it’s something that will increase the value of the house to you and whether it’s something that will increase the value of the house to ...

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Sure feels like Spring is here. We know that snow is coming soon, but for now, let's bask in the warm sunshine.
Now is a great time to have us come out so we can get your home ready to list. #TraverseCity #RealEstate

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How do I find a real estate agent? There’s no shortage of real estate agents vying for the job via online ads, postcards and yard signs, but with so many professionals to choose from, finding the right one can feel overwhelming. Follow these tips on how to find a real estate agent to make sure yo...

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How Much Should You Spend On Your First House? Most mortgage lenders determine how much house you can afford by using the 28 percent rule. This “rule” says that you shouldn’t spend more than 28% of your monthly income, before taxes, on your mortgage. Individuals and households have other expenses...

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Is Lake Property A Good Investment? Every real estate investor should be educated about the income generating benefits of an available property. Some properties seem to flourish and others are less popular. One of the best investments that any investor can make is lake property or lake front real...

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How Much Money Do You Need For A House Deposit? The minimum deposit lenders will generally accept is 5% of the property value. These are known as 95% mortgages, and if you want to go for one of these your options may be limited. This is because most lenders ask for at least 10% of the property va...

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What Increases The Value Of Your Home Appraisal? 1. Create curb appeal. Make your home picture-perfect. 2. Stage inside and out. Add that wow factor. 3. Make updates that pay off. Invest in low-cost projects that increase value. 4. Keep track of improvements. Take before and after photos. 5. Lear...

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Can I Borrow 100 Percent Home Loan? A 100% home loan allows you to borrow the full purchase price of a property without saving for a deposit. Typically you do not need to demonstrate a savings history, and only require funds to cover the transaction costs such as legal fees and any statutory char...

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How long does it take to buy a house? Buying a house is thrilling, but it can take a lot longer than you might expect. Think of all the financial hoops you’ll need to jump through before you get the keys, not to mention finding a home you can afford that checks all of the boxes on your wish list....

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Testimonials

a week ago
We were very fortunate to have found Amber Cyman when we moved here from Florida. As our Realtor, she helped us find the right house in the right neighborhood for the right price. Her database of homes not yet on the market really impressed us. She was very patient even though we were so picky about finding the right home and cautioned us about making unreasonable offers when we fell too quickly for overpriced homes. In short, she was always on our side working to make our house purchase as simple and successful as possible. The best part about working with Amber was that she was always more focused on answering our questions, giving us good advice, and finding homes that met our needs than she was on closing a deal. We would recommend her to anyone.
- Alex W
3 weeks ago
Amber is amazing! She helped me buy my first home. Even though I live almost an hour away she took the time to come and show me homes after I got out of work. And when we found the one, everying fell into place. She helped more than I could have ever imagined, helped make sure everything was going to happen in a timely manner.
- Mike N
a month ago
Amber is a top notch real estate agent. I would certainly recommend using her to help you buy or sell your home if you live in Traverse City, or the surrounding areas. She has shown that she knows the Northern Michigan housing market extremely well. As a buyers agent as well as a sellers agent, Amber Cyman is a fantastic real estate agent. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a lake front property or a down town condo, Amber can help you buy or sell your next property! #traversecity #RealEstateAgent
- Stephen T

Real Estate Agents Who Get Results

Welcome to Amber Cyman Real Estate. We are a team of real estate professionals who are passionate about our work. 

Buyer's Agent
That work often involves helping home buyers find their next investment property, or their dream house or vacation property. As a buyers agent we help soon to be home owners find the place that they can love, and for a great price. We pride our selves in knowing the Northern Michigan market extremely well. We utilize next generation technology to get better comps than other agents, so we can go back to negotiate on your behalf with empirical data and not just emotions. 

Seller's Agent
As a seller's agent we know how emotional this can be. Whether you are selling your family's vacation home that you inherited or selling the home that you raised your kids in- selling a house is an emotional and often physically tiring process. 

With all the cleaning and painting and staging that often happens to get a home ready for showings, its enough to make the average person weary. 

But fear not! We as professional real estate agents, know that we are part:
  • Real Estate Guru
  • Negotiator
  • Therapist For Our Sellers (you will understand once you go to sell)
  • Home Stager and Interior Designer
  • Wearer of many hats to get your house sold for top dollar. 
  • Home improvement suggester
  • "Home worth" definer. Knowing "how much is my home worth" is very important to setting up a successful sales process.

We love the process of finding and selling properties. Its a very fun and exciting time where we get to know you and your family quite well for a specific period of time. It's not as flashy as "Million Dollar Listing" and the other TV shows make real estate out to be- but we are passionate about making people's home dreams come true. 

Here are some of the areas of real estate that we help people with:
  • Vacation Homes
  • Hunting Cabins
  • Lakefront (Waterfront) Homes on Silver Lake, Long Lake, Lake Leelanau, East Bay, West Bay, Torch Lake, Lime Lake, Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan and more. 
  • Family Homes, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom, 4 bedroom, 5 bedroom homes
  • Downtown Traverse City Condos
  • Downtown Traverse City Houses
  • Rental Properties

What Is A Real Estate Agent?
Real estate agents are licensed pros who mange and set up real estate transactions. By putting buyers and sellers together and acting as their representatives in negotiations. Real estate agents typically make money by by a commission—a percentage (typically 6% total- 3% to buyer's agent and 3% to seller's agent) of the property's sale price. Agent's income depends on their ability to help their client's reach their goals. 

In almost every U.S state, a real estate agent neesd to be affiliated with a real estate broker (an individual or a brokerage firm). Broker's hold their license.

What Does A Real Estate Agent Do?
A real estate agent, as defined by Cambridge Dictionary, is a person whose business is to arrange the selling or renting (learn more about renting here) of houses, land, offices, or buildings for their owners. 

While that is a technically accurate definition of a real estate agent, it doesn’t give an complete overview of what a real estate agent does day in and day out.

No two days are alike for Amber Cyman! Some days we are helping find a real estate investor their next property to flip. The next day we are helping a couple sell their lakefront home for retirement. 


A good real estate agent:
  • Stays up with local and regional market activity as well as real estate industry news.
  • Researches active, pending, and sold listings and reviews the daily MLS Hot Sheet or Activity Report. 
  • PAPERWORK and lots of it- Completing, submitting and filing paperwork, such as real estate documents, agreements, and records with the proper state agencies.
  • Open houses, showings, and meetings with potential home buyers and sells as well as other real estate agents.
  • Creating marketing strategies for new listings.
  • Talking to existing clients and updating them on showings or offers.
  • Writing for our blog.
  • Doing social media activities.

We want to be your Traverse City MI Realtor!
There are so many options when it comes to selecting an agent or office to list your home with, or help you find your next house. We appreciate the fact that so many of our past clients have referred us so many of their friends and family. Referrals mean the past client deemed reliable, Amber Cyman Real Estate as an agency that can help with a property search, real estate listings or selling a home quickly and for top dollar.

Traverse City home buying and selling can be frustrating. We make things easier for our clients. As a resource center we can help you estimate the Michigan real estate market and make selling your home or buying a new home as easy as possible. Our home buyer resources like digital marketing for your property that you are trying to sell, and the fact that we are so well connected with other active agents in town helps put us in front when it comes to new listings popping up. 

Our home buyer resources as well as seller resources include a list of qualified home inspectors and appraisers. 

We work with many amazing mortgate brokers who can help find a mortgatge calculator and mortgate rates to determine home much money you can borrow. Mortage rates can often dictate how large or a home you can buy or how close to a desired area you want to be close to. 

Selling your home in the current market is easier than in a down market. Traverse City and northern michigan in general is still a seller's market.Real estate listings pop up, and are often sold or under contract within a month or two, depending on the price range.

Homes sub $400k typically are under contract in the spring in under 2 months. 

Once you break the $500k into the $1million dollar price point, this limits the number of buyer's who can afford the home. However we are extremely networked and know lots of agents who have buyers. So we can work together to help sell high end or luxury homes. As a Traverse City MI realtor we make sure to adhere to the highest levels of ethics and that means doing the right thing for the client. 

Our areas:
  • Traverse City 
  • Downtown Traverse City
  • Old Mission Peninsula
  • Lake Ann
  • Glen Arbor
  • Torch Lake
  • Elk Rapids
  • Interlochen
  • Kingsley
  • Leelanau County
  • Lake Leelanau
  • Northport
  • Suttons Bay

Is there a difference between a realtor and a real estate agent?

What exactly is the difference between a realtor and a real estate agent? 
Real estate agent and realtor are terms that often get used interchangeably. However, there are differences. While both are state licensed pros that assit clients with buying and selling a house or property, realtors are members in good standing with the National Association of Realtors, which gives realtors a  code of ethics to adhere to.

As members, realtors must pay membership fees due every 12 months. As well as follow the Association's code of ethics.

How do I find a Traverse City real estate agent?
Well if you are reading this article, youre in the right spot. We want to be your real estate agent! 

Buying or selling a home a big deal. It is one of the largest financial transactions of your life. Finding a qualified real estate agent with expertise to help guide you through the process is key.

As is no suprise if you drive down East Front Street- there’s no shortage of real estate agents who want you to hire them. You will see Coldwell Banker or Coldwell Banker Schmidt, Keller Williams, Berkshire Hathaway, Century 21 and more. Just look online too- with so many professionals to choose from, finding the right agent can be overwhelming. 

Check out our reviews on Facebook and Zillow and Google to see what others who have hired us to list their home or help them buy a new home. You will see that we know what we are doing and we can help you reach your goal of selling or buying. 

Our broker we are located on east front street. One of the most beautiful areas in TC!

231-944-9979


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