Posts Tagged ‘Real estate’

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 […]

Your Home: Top reasons why homes aren’t selling in a seller’s market

Monday, March 27th, 2017

The title of this column almost feels like the “Top 10″ segment on David Letterman’s Late Show, but this list is no joke. That’s right: There is no humor in getting your home and keeping your home ready to show at a moment’s notice all day every day and then never receiving an offer. In […]

Your Home: Renting vs. buying

Monday, March 20th, 2017

This week I was speaking with one of our clients who has been with us since the beginning of our real estate business. Now in my 13th year in the business, I greatly appreciate those who trusted me way back in the day when I was fresh out of the restaurant business and, frankly, didn’t know […]

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 […]