The Geenen Homes Blog

Stop back for West Michigan focused articles and posts about buying a home, selling a home, and then making your home even better. If you ever need help or have a question about real estate, please don't hesitate to call/text Kyle at (616) 403-0909.

This has been a full and blessed year so far! It has always been my goal to serve each and every client like they are my only client. I want everyone that trusts me with the process of buying or selling a home to know they are in the best hands. I take pride in each compliment, “job well done”, review, and referral I have received. It shows me that I have been successful at putting my clients first!

As Geenen Homes as has grown, I have looked for the best new ways to serve you well. I have an amazing office manager, Brenda who always goes above and beyond. We’ve been a step ahead with the best real estate photography, amazing home showcase videos, and area leading marketing strategies. I don’t mean to pat myself on the back, but this is what drives me – serving you!

The Kyle Geenen Group


Finally, it became time to expand Geenen Homes and the Kyle Geenen Group was born. By bringing on new agents and continuing the great work that has made us successful so far, we know that the Kyle Geenen Group can continue to help more and more families have the best experience buying and selling their home. 

macall-smith-real-estate-holland-miFor our first addition to the team, we have been able to add a great new buyer’s agent, Macall Smith. Macall is a Hope College graduate who majored in Business Management. He is rooted in Holland and is a Holland Christain Alumni. He is passionate about helping people and loves real estate.

From our first few weeks together, I can tell that Macall is bound for great things. He is motivated, driven, and focused on people. As a buyer’s agent, Macall will work with our amazing clients as they search for that new home. He will ensure that we can get you into every new listing, even in this fast moving market. He will be your advocate in the process as well, making sure you know exactly what you are getting from that new home and that you are getting it for the best possible price. We are working and training together so that Macall will be the best agent he can be and an outstanding ambassador of the Kyle Geenen Group.

New Faces – New Name – New Logo

So Geenen Homes has a name and logo. New faces ready to serve you, but we have the same focus. We are here for you! The Kyle Geenen Group will continue to lead the way in service, relationships, and innovation in Holland MI real estate. We are only successful when we help you reach your goals.

Give us a call, say “hi” on Facebook, and be set apart with the Geenen Group.



holland taxes $200000

Property taxes are never the most exciting topic to talk about. Taxes in general, don’t encourage the most conversation, but knowing the potential taxes for various towns, cities, and townships you’d like to live in can help you make the best decision when buying a home.

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Do I have a jam packed day with amazing homes for you on Saturday, August 13th!?

Stop by and see these great homes in Holland and Zeeland. From a Lake Michigan cottage, to a perfect piece of the country (with the best outbuilding you can find), to the perfect Holland and Zeeland family homes. You don’t want to miss out this weekend. Grab your spouse, bring a friend, and come say HI as you see these awesome Geenen Homes listings!

Call/Text me if you’d like to get in ASAP before the weekend – I always work to get same day showings for my clients.

– Kyle Geenen (616) 403-0909 |


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: 3767 Lake Court Dr, Holland, MI 49424

3 BD / 1 BA – Lake Michigan Cottage – $649,000 (CLICK for all the info)

3767-Lake-Court-Holland-Geenen (35 of 42)

12:00 PM – 1:00 AM: 37 West 33rd St, HOLLAND, MI 49423

4 BD / 3 BA – NEW Holland Listing – $209,000 (CLICK for all the info)

37-West-33rd-Holland-Geenen-Homes (1 of 49)

2:00 PM – 3:00 AM: 10570 Southfield dr, zeeland, MI 49464

BD / 3.5 BA – Perfect Zeeland Family Home – $259,900 (CLICK for all the info)

10570-Southfield-Zeeland-Geenen (28 of 36)

3:30 PM – 4:30 AM: 4229 beeline Rd, HOLLAND, MI 49423

5 BD / 4 BA – Amazing Home / Huge Outbuilding – $539,900 (CLICK for all the info)


A large part of selling your home quickly, and for its highest price, is the first feeling that a buyer gets from the space. Making your home feel inviting, spacious, and move-in ready always helps increase your advantage over the rest of the market. These are some of my top HOW TO tips on getting your home ready for the best, quick sale.

SIMPLICITY SELLS when listing your home

declutter your tables to sell home fastRemove excess clutter and knick-knacks from the room. Potential buyers feel uncomfortable and cramped when surrounded by an abundance of belongings that are not their own.

This could be as straight forward as tackling an accumulation of shoes by the front door. This road block can be uninviting to new comers.  Gather up your family’s footwear and store it out of the way. Walkways to and from the front door should always be clear and welcoming.

For closets, you don’t wear it – it’s not worth the space. Take a look at your closets and pull out old clothes you know you’ll never wear again. Give them away and take a tax deduction. Get rid of extra hangers and plastic from the dry cleaners.

Fresh air wins

Opening the windows for at least 20 minutes a day lets fresh air in, and reduces odor, plus it brings a feeling of fresh energy to the place. As the home owner, it is easy to get used to certain odors. So ask me for my opinion or get the advice of a trusted friend.

This can especially be true for pets. Their odor can really be noticeable to people without pets. Always remove pets from home for showing, remove their beds or crates, and also store their food and water out of sight. I wish everyone would love your Fido or Fluffy, but trust me on this one, you want to play it safe.


Natural sunlight creates a feeling of warmth and happiness. Make use of all windows that bring in sunlight by pulling back the heavy drapes and raising the blinds. When you know of an upcoming showing, keep all lights on as this will welcome the potential buyers in and help create an awesome first impression.

sell home quick with lots of light in rooms

Join me again for my next blog on when to bring in a pro and hire a Professional Stager.

I received the great honor and privilege of being named a Coldwell Banker International top 30 Under 30 Real Estate Agent this last week! And I have you to thank for it.

Thank you for supporting me and allowing me to help you over the last 3 years. I love that Brenda and I have been able to help over 150 families buy and sell their homes. I couldn’t have done it without you trusting me with one of the most exciting and biggest decisions you will make in your life. It means so much to me that you picked me for your agent!

So thank you! And thank you again to my amazing assistant Brenda. We are both so proud to be able to serve you.

– Kyle Geenen


FSBO (for sale by owner) seems to be really popular right now. I think many people believe that when the market starts to improve that selling your home is as easy as throwing it up on Zillow and watching the offers roll in.


Jason had a very nice home on the west side of Holland. It was quaint and had a lot going for it. As life happened, it became time for Jason to sell. Like many, he decided the best option would be to list his home FSBO.

Holland Homes Sold by Kyle Geenen

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FSBO Holland West Michigan

The Holland and West Michigan market is hot right now! That is obviously great when you are selling your home, and for those looking for a new home, it means we finally have more beautiful options for you to explore!

With an ever improving market, you can always count on more For Sale By Owner listings. FSBOs might seem like a great thing but there are some precautions you should take.

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Getting ready to sell your home? Having a plan of what to expect when you think you’re ready to sell your home can put you on the path to a great home sale!

What To Do: Planning to Sell Your Home – Ask Kyle Geenen Ep 3

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Selling a home during the winter? Is it a good idea? What should you know before you list your West Michigan home this winter?

The Ask Kyle Geenen Show: Ep 1
Selling your home in the winter.

In the first episode of The Ask Kyle Geenen Show, I answer a question I get a lot during this time of year. “Should I list my home for sale during the winter?”

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