West Michigan Real Estate Services

Buying or selling a home involves more than just a real estate transaction. Selling a home you’ve occupied for years can be a very emotional process, and whether you’re buying or selling, relocating to a new area is never easy.

At Sue Prins Five Star Real Estate, we understand that home buyers and sellers have a lot of tough choices to make, and that the process isn’t always easy. We do our best to make the process of buying and selling your home as painless as possible by getting to know you, your real estate goals and your personal goals. If you’re buying a home, we’ll help you explore local school districts and get to know the area. We’ll even introduce you to the local superintendent! If you’re selling your home, we’ll help you make the repairs and changes necessary to sell your home quickly and at top dollar.

For home buyers or sellers moving out of town or out of state, we also provide relocation assistance to help your transition to West Michigan go smoothly.

Foreclosure and Shortsale Services

Short sales, foreclosure sales and REO property sales are complex and often drawn out transactions. Successful sales, at both the buyer’s and the seller’s end, require a specialized knowledge of the distressed property market and how to efficiently negotiate with lenders.

Sue Prins specializes in these particular transactions. Learn more about purchasing a short-sale or foreclosed home.

Free No-Obligation Market Analysis

If you are considering selling your home the very best place to start is by getting a fair market value analysis of your home (often called a CMA – Comparative Market Analysis). Sue offers this as a free no-obligation service for those interested in finding out the value of their home. This free service is performed much like an appraisal. It is a thorough and complete analysis which includes sold comparables with inside pictures and net results that will help you see for yourself the price range you will need to list your home at, as well as what the likely sales price will be. Also included will be a net sheet of all the various costs involved in selling your home.
To schedule this free no-obligation Market Analysis please phone Sue Prins at 616 723 2400, or you can email Sue at

Consultation for Long Term Real Estate Decisions

The decisions you make about which real estate to buy today will likely affect your financial security decades down the road, so it’s important that you make well-informed decisions. We take factors such as resale value, structural integrity and energy efficiency into account when we help clients search for a new home, even if they don’t plan to sell for several years. Poor insulation or hidden maintenance problems can become very expensive over the years. When we tour homes with you, we help you to consider these underlying issues in addition to cosmetic features.

Pre-Inspection Home Tours

To help home buyers feel confident about the internal quality of their new homes, we offer pre-inspection home tours. Mike Prins is Sue Prins’ husband and a veteran contractor who partners with Sue Prins Five Star Real Estate to provide thorough walk-through inspections during home tours. Pre-inspection home tours allow home buyers to uncover any potential maintenance issues, heat leakage or structural problems in a particular home before too much time or energy is invested.