Archive for May, 2017

Your Home: Selling your home 3 times

Monday, May 15th, 2017

It does not take long for the news of a hot seller’s market to get around. And one of the by-products is overpricing. Oftentimes sellers are misinformed that they can start their home at a fantasyland price and if it does not receive any offers, they can simply adjust the price down to make the […]

Your Home: Did the market peak in February?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

A mild winter plus rising interest rates make for an early start to the real estate market. It seems these days that the market never really stops, to be honest. Seasonality is not as distinct as it was when I began my career in 2004. But has the market already peaked for the year? By […]

Your Home: Are homes selling ‘off-market’?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Recently, we’ve heard a lot of clients asking if homes are selling “off market,” meaning they never hit the open market for the general public to see. In a seller’s market, off-market sales tend to spike. So the short answer to the question is yes. Pretty frustrating, right? You can bet it is frustrating. Especially […]

Your Home: When my home sells, will there be one for me to buy?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

“When my home sells, will there be one for me to buy?” This is a reasonable question and a valid concern. A concern, I believe, that is preventing many, many sellers from experiencing the joy of today’s market. In most parts of town, a seller’s market still exists. Sellers are receiving multiple offers, homes are […]

Your Home: 3 common seller misconceptions explained

Monday, May 15th, 2017

I love my job. I really do. I have the pleasure of working with sellers all over the city and from all walks of life. Just this week I will be consulting with seller clients in Leawood, Roeland Park, Kansas City, Kan., North Kansas City and Brookside. And just this quarter we have listed and […]

Your Home: Housing analysis for the first quarter of 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Mild winter + low interest rates = an early start to the real estate market in KC. That’s right. The market started kicking in to gear in January and has kept a steady pace since then. We have already seen several multiple offer situations on both the buying side and selling side of our business […]

Your Home: Preventing the ‘usual suspects’ during a home inspection

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Here’s a question we get a lot: What “usual suspects” that come up during inspections can a seller possibly prevent? Well, as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is certainly the case when it comes to home inspections. As a seller, when you perform preventative or deferred maintenance […]