How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Agent in Kansas City

Should You Hire an Agent in 2016?

What Is the Secret to Getting Your Kansas City Home Sold?

Three Reasons to Sell This Winter in Kansas City

What Market Trends Are We Seeing in Kansas City?

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How to Avoid Hiring a Bad Agent in Kansas City

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If you’re in the market to hire an agent with your real estate needs, there are four questions you need to ask before making a decision:

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  • What is the agent’s experience? This varies from agent to agent, so you need to do your homework. Are they new to the industry? Take a look at their track record to ensure they’ve helped clients accomplish their goals in the past!
  • What is the communication plan? Once you’ve had a showing, how quickly will the agent be able to get back to you? How candid will they be about feedback? You want an agent who has a great communication plan because that is what it takes to get a home sold.
  • Is the agent passive or active? There are two ways to sell a home, but the active method gets better results. An active agent is out in the field, constantly working to find buyers for your home.
  • Does the agent have the right tools to get your home sold? Do they have systems to capture buyer leads, great online marketing to showcase your home, and tools in place to help you get an offer quickly? An agent needs to have a great deal of real estate resources in order to get top dollar for your home!

If you have any questions about how to go about finding the right agent for you and your family, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!

Should You Hire an Agent in 2016?

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If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in 2016, you need to hire an agent. Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Paperwork- There are tons of forms to fill out, and they need to be filled out quickly.
  1. Experience- An experienced agent will be able to guide you through the process, and we have over 30 years of experience doing this on our team.

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  1. Negotiation- An agent acts as a buffer between the buyer and seller to help get a deal done that’s good for both sides.
  1. Pricing- A good agent understands where real estate values come from, and should be able to explain that to you. You want to make sure you get what you’re asking for when you sell.
  1. Market conditions- They are changing constantly, and an agent is your best source of interpreting the information.

Thanks for joining us today. If you have any questions for us, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you!

What Is the Secret to Getting Your Kansas City Home Sold?

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Selling a home can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. Today, we want to share a few tips to help you get your home ready for the market.

Currently, Kansas City is experiencing a very heavy seller's market. This means that we have many more buyers in the market than we have sellers. In fact, many sellers are seeing their home go under contract within days of listing! But this doesn't mean that any home will sell; rather, it means homes that are well-cared-for, well-kept, and well-staged will sell! Here are our three tips for selling success:

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1. Clean, clean, clean: Did your mother ever tell you that cleanliness is next to godliness? When selling your home, this is the absolute truth. You need to clean countertops, cabinets, inside closets, the garage, storage areas, windows, and just about everywhere else you can think of!

2. Have you home pre-inspected: When was the last time you had the filters in your furnace changed? When was the last time you cleaned off your air conditioner's condensing unit? A pre-inspection can draw your eye to items that you might never have noticed needs repairs. It could save you thousands of dollars when it comes time for negotiations!

3. Hire an expert Realtor. Our expert Realtors not only can provide you with the knowledge to help you determine the market value of your home, we can also help you with the items you need to do to prepare your home for listing and we can recommend vendors that can help you get through the process!

There you have it: three quick tips to help you get your home ready for the market. Next time, we'll discuss how staging can help with the selling process.

If you have any questions for us, or if you would like real estate assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would love to hear from you!

Three Reasons to Sell This Winter in Kansas City

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Many clients ask, “Should I leave my home on the market during the holidays?” My response? Absolutely, you should keep your home listed. There are advantages to selling during this time of year. Here are the top three:

1. There’s less competition. There are fewer active sellers on the market. Many sellers remove their home during the holidays season. This helps your property stand out to prospective buyers.
2. January is the biggest transfer month. Most corporate moves happen during the beginning of the new year. Employees are being transferred and need a new place to live quickly. If you removed your home from the market, you wouldn’t have the opportunity to market to this pool of buyers!
3. Most of the buyers during this time are serious. They’re determined and motivated, even through the cold weather. Warmer months attract window shoppers, while the winter brings out the best buyers.

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If you have any questions about selling a home during the holidays, or anything about real estate, give me a call or email today! I look forward to hearing from you.

What Market Trends Are We Seeing in Kansas City?

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Today we are going to be discussing the latest market trends and news in the Kansas City area by answering a few of the most common questions we get from our clients. Without further ado, let’s get to them:

Are we in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market?
Right now, we are experiencing a seller’s market with a shortage of inventory. If you’re thinking about selling, now is a great time to pull the trigger.

What does the current inventory look like?
In Kansas City, we are still in a housing shortage. Buyers are out there gobbling up homes quickly, and homes aren’t staying on the market for long once they’re listed.

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How does that inventory affect values?
As a seller, your home value will go up, because demand is up. We are seeing most of our sellers get nearly their entire asking price.

What do interest rates look like?
They are very, very low. This is good news for buyers because their affordability is up, and good news for sellers because the rates will keep buyers coming to the market.

We are experiencing a very robust market right now, which is great for both buyers and sellers. People feel great about our economy, and we are experiencing a great season. If you have any questions for us, or want to take advantage of these conditions, give us a call or send us a quick email. We look forward to hearing from you!