Resources For Home Buyers

Finding A New Home

GR Home Team will discuss your particular criteria for a house and neighborhood, and then search for properties that fit those specifications. GR Home Team will set appointments for showings and monitor the market as new listings become available.

GR Home Team will create a custom MLS search for you. This is the most accurate and fastest way to be alerted to new listings

Let Us Navigate the Details

A lot has to happen between signing the purchase offer and moving into a new house. GR Home Team will attend to the details and keep you in touch with the transaction each step of the way.

The Purchase Contract

There may be other considerations besides price that are equally important in structuring a purchase offer. The terms and conditions of the offer, amount of deposit and possession date are likely to be factors when an offer is made. GR Home Team will help in your preparation of a purchase offer and ensure you understand all components of that offer.

Secure the Strong Negotiators & Personal Advocate

When a purchase offer is made, the sellers may be concerned with certain aspects including the ability of the purchasers to fulfill their agreement, the terms and conditions of the offer, the breakdown of closing costs between buyer and seller, and even the motivations of the prospective new owners! GR Home Team will help structure a negotiating strategy that will create the desired result, a new home.

Understand the Local Grand Rapids Market

Market value is determined by many factors, including the availability of similar properties at competitive prices, location, condition, and most of all the price that a knowledgeable buyer is willing to pay. GR Home Team will provide market data to help you establish an offering price.

Hire GR Home Team

In the Grand Rapids area it is typical that the seller compensates the buyer’s agent for bringing a buyer to their home. Aside from a small transaction fee, you will likely not pay anything more for the service of a personal buyer representative.

Mortgages & Lenders

Finding the right mortgage and lender is just as important as finding the right agent! We recommended different lenders based on your needs and the type of mortgage program you may need. By partnering with one of our great local lenders you'll ensure great communication, great rates, and a timely closing.


Brendan O'Driscoll

Treadstone Funding

Office: 616.228.6200
Cell: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Ben Langenau

Lake Michigan Credit Union

Office: 616.234.6502
Cell: 616.780.4855
Email: [email protected]

Steve Axdorff

Mercantile Bank

Office: 616.406.4003
Cell: 616.292.3491
Email: [email protected]

Michael Bartels

Old National Bank

Office: 616.228.6095
Cell: 616.308.0928
Email: [email protected]

Pamala Kemp

Consumers Credit Union

Office: 269.488.1760
Cell: 616.914.9630
Email: [email protected]

Jason Jenkins

Cross Country Mortgage

Office: 615.632.0442
Cell: 616.293.9186
Email: [email protected]

John Seville

Benchmark Mortgage

Office: 616.965.2504
Cell: 616.581.0250
Email: [email protected]
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