Metro Detroit Real Estate Video Blog

Sadie Callegari Featured on WXYZ-TV

Sadie Callegari Discusses Time Management While Balancing Work & Family Life

The Perna Team AwardsA big THANK YOU to WXYZ-TV Channel 7 for featuring our very own Sadie Callegari on how the pandemic has affected working mothers and how to help overcome those obstacles. 

In her years as a Real Estate agent and now Director of Coaching & Training, Sadie has mastered the use of her calendar for effective time management, which has been a tremendous help with balancing personal and family time as well.

As a working mom herself, she advises staff and other working moms to "give yourself a bit of grace". Give 100% while you're working, but do the same thing for your family while at home - "Put your phone to the side, be 100…

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Here are the things that sellers (and buyers) should be paying attention to.


Today I’m coming to you with a couple of tips about how to evaluate an offer when you’re selling in this market and how to make a winning offer if you’re buying. I’ll talk about important factors in multiple-offer situations, including price, contingencies, and occupancy.

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message, or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:25 — Why contingency dates and time frames are so important in this market

1:02 — How financing details play a role in determining the strength of an offer

1:55 — Pay special…

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Here’s why there’s no reason to worry about an impending market crash.


Will the Real Estate Market Crash?

I have had a ton of questions along these lines in recent weeks, so I wanted to take a few minutes to take a good look at 3 reasons that it could, and 3 reasons why I don't foresee this happening.

Google has had a significant spike in the number of searches for "When will the real estate market crash," with a 2,400% increase over the last 30 days. This is definitely a topic on a lot of people's minds. There has also been a 350% increase in searches for "How much above asking price should I bid on a home". Most people seem to be very cognizant of the current real estate market, but I believe there is a certain amount of fear of the…

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The Best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019

Michigan's Best Haunted Houses:

As promised! Here are the top 10 or so, (I found a few more great ones than 10) best Haunted Houses in Michigan 2019!

  3. HUSH
  5. EXIT 13

Click Here for honorable mentions.

And here for a map of all the locations named in this list!

First a quick thank you for all the people who took part in our survey, and watch for the next one coming up!  Your input and feedback are extremely important to us.  

So THE BEST Haunted houses in Michigan 2019...  have I been to any?!  Before writing this post . . . . no.  I mean…

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Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s important that you have your furnace professionally inspected to make sure it’s working properly.


As the weather turns colder and we move closer to winter, it’s all the more important to make sure your home’s furnace is in good working order. That’s why today I’ve brought in Denise and Julie Wood of Dan Wood Plumbing and Heating to talk about the importance of maintaining your home’s furnace.

Having your furnace inspected on a yearly basis increases its longevity and protects your family from any unknown hazards. A certified professional can check its safety features and make sure the heat exchanger is in good condition. If it’s cracked at all, that can cause carbon monoxide emissions, which…

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Detroit: From Industrial Motor City to Investors Sitting Pretty

Detroit has long been considered a true Midwestern town with heavy roots in the automobile industry. It's been coined as "Motor City", but for how much longer? Between the ambitious electric vehicle producers and the regulations being imposed on automobile manufacturers to reduce carbon emissions; it's only a matter of time until the city of Detroit transitions to a thriving tech hub. Read on to discover why.

From Rock Bottom to Growing Startup Hub

Just a few years ago, Detroit was one of the few cities to hit rock bottom and file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. Everyone thought Detroit was a goner, a lost cause, a city not worth investing in whatsoever. This all changed when…

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Northville Park Place in 2nd Phase of Completion

11 leases signed so far and more to come

In the 2nd Phase:  The second phase of Schostak Brothers & Company joint venture with REI Investment Group based out of Bloomfield Hills is under way.  The second phase includes 65,000 square feet of mixed use restaurants and retail and one stand alone restaurant adding to the expanding corridor on Haggerty between six and seven mile roads.  College Park was a hit with restaurants moving in quickly including Mitchells, the Claddagh, Bravo, Flemmings and more.  The second phase will cover 22 of the 82 acres and is expected to be complete by the end of the second quarter 2015.  Sachse Construction and development has been secured to develop the new building.

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Random Act of Kindness Changes Life of a Stranger

Ann Arbor Driver Gets $2,084 Tip For Delivering 1 Pizza

A pizza driver working for the Pizza House, an Ann Arbor favorite, had no idea what was coming his way from the order of a single pizza by a room of 250 hungry Keller Williams Agents.  These agents weren't hungry for pizza or breadsticks, they were hungry to make a difference in a life. 

Leading the charge, Matt Sutter made the call, and it went a little like this:  I would like 1 pizza delivered at exactly 2:20 pm at the Sheridan Hotel in Ann Arbor.  Robert Dunn the driver thought it was a little odd, but then people want their pizza when they want there pizza.

At 2:20 the pizza was delivered, with approximately 250 Keller Williams agents…

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