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Preferred Partners

I believe working with qualified professionals are critical. I have been in the real estate industry for years and when I work with individuals I feel are an asset to their profession I like to share this information with my clients.

Banquet & Conference Facilities

Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt
1120 Commerce Park Drive, DeWitt
Phone: 517-668-9229
website: http://bccdewitt.com/

Building Supplies and Contractors

Chelsea Lumber
120 N. Bridge Street, Suite E
DeWitt MI
Phone: 517-277-0785
Website: www.chelsealumber.com

Home Inspectors:

Jason Murton
Accurate Inspections
1228 S US 27, DeWitt MI
(517) 669-2196


The Plant Professionals
16886 Turner, Lansing MI
website: www.theplantprofessionals.com/


Robyn Berg, Senior Loan Office
Union Home Mortgages
Phone: 517.489.2325
Website: www.UnionHomeMortgage.com/RBerg

Becky VanCamp
Lake Trust Credit Union
12750 Escanaba Drive, DeWitt Michigan
Website: www.laketrust.org/

Call us 517.624.2945


Attention all sellers: Staging your home for today's market is critical.
When you open your home to a potential buyer, it is so important to make the right first impression as it is the first impression the buyers carry with them throughout their home search.

When you think of staging think of a first date or a job interview for the dream job of a lifetime. Would you leave anything to chance? Probably not, you would pick just the right suit of clothes, perhaps a fresh haircut, for women just the right amount of makeup is a must and men, perhaps it a fresh shave or beard trim.

Well selling your home is no different, you want to make the best impression possible; hence staging. Staging is not about covering up problems, it is about showcasing the strengths of the home. Perhaps a facelift is in order, finishing projects there were started and never finished, and remember the yard is just as important as the home.

You will find a lot of staging tips online, in numerous magazines and TV shows. Please take note, you cannot install granite counters for $2,000, nor can you tear down walls and renovate a kitchen in one weekend, unless of course you are a professional building with an entire crew of workman. So let's be realistic about appropriate staging for your home, not the one on television.

Pictures: I suggest you take pictures of your current home, both inside and out. Several pictures from all angles. Then view these on a large screen computer or a Smart TV screen if possible. What do you see? Now let's be honest? Is your home ready for a buyer?
Start with the curb appeal: Is the front door appealing? Does the lawn need to be fertilized, how are the shrubs and flower beds? What is the condition of the driveway and sidewalk? Is your front porch inviting or are the steps cracked and hobbling?
Front Entry. Here we go, the buyer has just entered your home, how does it look? Shoes stacked in the corner?
Living Room: Is this the family hangout? How does it show? Are you showcasing a gorgeous fireplace and beautiful windows, or the dogs toys, old papers and magazines, along with dried out plants?
Get the picture? I have staged many homes and I can tell you staging is just as important as pricing the home correcting.

I provide staging services to my clients at no charge as my goal is to help you sell your home for the best price and as quickly as possible.

Loretta Spinrad
Accredited Staging Professional

About Us

Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced homeowner looking to make a move, working with the right real estate agent is very important. I created BridgeStreet after working with a very large broker for many years as I wanted more flexibility when working with my clients.

Hello! I am Loretta Spinrad, the Broker/Owner of BridgeStreet Real Estate and I want to thank you for visiting BridgeStreet Real Estate.

I have lived and worked in the Lansing Area my entire life. I hate to admit this but I remember when every teenager who had access to a car was in downtown Lansing on Saturday night driving up and down Washington Ave and then on to Sully's for cheeseburgers and milkshakes. How times have changed! However, what hasn't changed is the need and desire for customer service. Unfortunately, only too often, customer service has disappeared from our every day lives.

I have a strong business background, working in various industries over my lifetime, all of which have served me well. I have learned a lot and I am very grateful for the opportunity to share my expertise and experience with my clients to help them make educated real estate decisions.

When selling or purchasing a home, experience and expertise is really important. Our home is usually our most precious and valuable asset we will own at the time of a real estate transaction. It isn't just a house, it is our home, it supports our lifestyle and houses our family and pets. It is about who we are and what we enjoy on a daily basis. It is where we create memories and build relationships.

Because my clients are so important to me, I continue to educate myself on all matters pertaining to the real estate industry. I seek out experts in the mortgage, home inspection, and building industries in an attempt to keep up to date issues I feel will be important to my clients. I may not know all the answers but I sure know where to find them.

Buying your first home can be very exciting; selling your home of 30+ years can be very frightening. Selecting a true professional to help you through the process is so important. Don't you think such an important decision warrants a true professional?

I am a full-time real estate professional with accreditations in the areas of staging, new construction, buyer agency, marketing and working with seniors.

Give me a call to see how I can help you!

Loretta Spinrad


When buying a home there are certain things you should consider and certain criteria you should define before you start house hunting.

  • Where do you want to live?
  • When choosing an area, are schools important?
  • How about the commute to work or shopping?
  • Taxes and Millage Rates should be considered as this can make a big difference in your monthly payment. Taxes are based on school district and taxing authority. Most importantly, don't let anyone tell you the current taxes are what to expect in the future.
  • What can you afford? There is a difference between what you can actually afford based on your lifestyle and what you qualify for based on your income and debt ratio.

Things you should consider when making a decision on what you can afford include:

  • How much can you borrow?
  • What type of loan do you qualify for: Conventional, FHA, VA, Rural Development?
  • What is the payment?
  • How much do you need for a down payment?
  • How much do you need for closing costs?
  • Are you comfortable with the payment?
  • How will the anticipated payment affect your lifestyle?
  • Does the payment include taxes and insurance?
  • How much has the lender figured for taxes and insurance?
  • Did you know you need to pay one full year of homeowners insurance in advance?
  • What type of home would you like to purchase?
  • Ranch, 2-story, bi-level?
  • Do you need a basement and/or garage?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • Do you have any other priorities?