“Is now a good time to sell?” A Kansas City home is never put up for sale on a whim. Although outside events can conspire to control the timing of that kind of major real estate venture, in most cases, the sale or purchase of a home happens on a timetable the buyer or seller thoughtfully works out. That can be when a move will least interfere with … [Read more...] about Kansas City Homeowners, Is Now a Good Time to Sell?
It’s hard to even think about New Year’s without the word ‘resolutions’ popping into your head—not to mention that it’s nearly impossible to go to any kind of New Year’s Eve get-together without the topic coming up. In the realms of diet and exercise, New Year’s resolutions are highly relevant, and the pledges made on their account are the most … [Read more...] about Kansas City Real Estate Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too!
When you read up on the dos and don’ts for selling your Kansas City home, there is one piece of advice that’s universal when it comes to negotiating a successful deal: don’t let emotions get in the way. It does seem peculiar that something that is so obvious about any negotiation would have to be stated at all—much less repeated so often. You have … [Read more...] about Knowledge is Power when Selling Your Kansas City Home
Today’s Kansas City real estate market is an alien landscape compared with what it was ten years ago, when it seemed as if a seller could just plant a sign in the front yard and wait for competing offers to roll in—although this spring we did see multiple-offer scenarios at certain price points. This summer’s real estate scene is equally unlike … [Read more...] about Kansas City Real Estate Sales Success Means Right-Pricing First
“Buyers make their decisions in exactly eight seconds. After that, they’ve either fallen in love or are just honoring an appointment.” You’re likely to come across that quotation (from prominent Manhattan Realtor® Barbara Corcoran) whenever you’re researching how to add the most value to your home with the least expense. For Kansas City home … [Read more...] about The 8-Second Decision for Kansas City Home Showings
When it comes to selling your Kansas City house, the first attributes that will bring in prospective buyers will be found in your listing description: size, location, and all the details that either match prospects’ wish lists (or don’t). Price is in there, too. Next comes curb appeal, which can turn on or turn off prospective buyers. Although it … [Read more...] about Selling Your Kansas City House by Raising its ‘Emotional IQ’
Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that Kansas City real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. It was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national real … [Read more...] about Kansas City Home Values and the Puzzling “Starbucks Effect”