Archive for December, 2007

Happy New Year!

December 31, 2007

December 31, 2007. To all of our past and future clients, we hope that 2007 was the most successful year you ever had and 2008 will make it look like a failure.

Happy new year and give us a call so we can get you going on investment real estate. You are not likely to find better opportunities coupled with better interest rates than you will in early 2008.


Merry Christmas to all

December 24, 2007

December 24, 2007. It’s Christmas eve and we at Sperry Van Ness | Lillie & Associates wish you and yours the merriest Christmas possible.

To our non-Christian friends, a belated Happy Hanukah to those of the Jewish faith.

Happy Kwanzaa to our African-American friends, and finally, if I am missing anyone, send an email to I would like to hear from you so you can educate me on your faith.

With the best of wishes to all, Gary Lillie.

Sperry Van Ness is growing

December 17, 2007

December 17, 2007. Sperry Van Ness has recently added markets across the country – Chicago, Manhattan, Denver, Seattle and Puget Sound. It has also added Costa Rica and Panama as markets. What does that mean to you? It means more potential investors if you are a seller.

Real estate investment is no longer a local market – it spans the globe. Gary Lillie has sold real estate he has never seen and to investors he has never met. With marketing of real estate taking place on the Internet, investors cross not only state lines, but national borders as well.

It is said that there are four investment dollars chasing every dollar of good real estate investment. So how do you tap into those dollars? List your property with Sperry Van Ness | Lillie & Associates and expose your real estate to investors around the world.

Closing the sale of the farm auction

December 10, 2007

December 10, 2007. Can you believe it? Neither can the seller. This coming Friday, December 14, Joe Merkel will close the sale on the Clinton, Michigan 156-acre farm auction.

For non-contingent sales and fast closings there is no better method of selling real estate than the auction method. In Australia it is almost the only way real estate is sold.

Congratulations Joseph Merkel on a job (really) well done.

Winding down the year

December 3, 2007

December 3, 2007. There isn’t much time left to complete your real estate investments this year.

For some, they want to sell this year for tax reasons and for others they want to complete their transactions next year for tax reasons. It can be a juggling act and buyer and seller can have opposing goals, so a lot of expert advice is needed.

While we leave the advice to the attorneys and CPAs, we may be able to suggest strategies and opportunities that you can take to your attorneys and CPAs to see if they work for you.

To discuss your goals, give us a call and ask for Bob Hobbs or Keith Pratt.