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: Average vs. median price and how it affects your home’s appraised value

Monday, March 13th, 2017

The phones have been ringing off the hook since the Johnson County appraiser’s office notified homeowners of their home’s 2017 appraised value. As the Post reported earlier this month, the Johnson County valuation jumped up 7.9 percent in the last year and cities in the Shawnee Mission area like Prairie Village skyrocketed by as much […]

Your Home: Best practices when creating your offer to buy a home

Monday, March 6th, 2017

It is early March, the temps are in the 60s and the market is heating up as well. Inventory is still low and buyers are hitting the streets already in pursuit of a great home. If you ask most buyers about their concerns or struggles in today’s market, they pretty much all have the same […]

Is it worth updating my home before I sell it?

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Question: Is it worth updating my home before I sell it? What will I get out of it? With the spring market quickly approaching, we are already doing some business planning with clients who are ready to take advantage of the limited inventory. Less competition equals fewer days on market and a higher net. That is a fun combination! […]