How's the market? Well, after 20+ years in the real estate industry, it's personal! The broad real estate market in Michigan is much different than understanding your personal market when considering selling your home. The broad market at the end of 2016 looked like this: Michigan Association of Realtors year end stats .
When considering a move, your numbers are personal. Not even a general "zestimate" click will take into account all of the nuances that are personal to your particular home. Location, Style, Condition all play an important role in understanding value. Am I comparing homes in a similar municipality, similar condition, similar style? Do I understand that a ranch style home may have a different value than a two story or tri-level? If my comparable on the street is a foreclosure, how does that affect value? How does a home with lake privileges differ in value on a particular lake? In a golf course community how does being on the green differ than being off the green? Only when you have specific data before you can you make an informed decision on list price and potential sales price.