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
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For some couples, finding their dream home is love at first sight. For John and Sarah Armel, it was love at first step. “After I took my first step into the house, I knew it was the one,” John says. And to think now, one year later, the Armels almost opted out of visiting the spacious two-story, three-bedroom home in Overland Park. They had … [Read more...] about All in the family: Four generations of Kansas City homeowners
For most of us, the appeal of new construction—a brand new home which your family is first to own—is undeniable. The idea of being able to select your own floor plan with a layout you like and upgrades built to order is hard to beat. But home shoppers looking for new construction in Kansas City should be particular. If their future home is to … [Read more...] about New Construction Appeals to Kansas City Home Buyers
“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
At some point while weighing the pros and cons of buying a new home in Kansas City, you begin to mentally fix on a price range. If you are able to depend on a family income that’s fairly predictable, the issue is simplified. If not (small business owners, entrepreneurs, and many sales professionals frequently find themselves in this category), … [Read more...] about Buying a Home in Kansas City: Make an Atypical Decision!
It does seem to be time for an in depth forecast about Kansas City’s housing outlook for 2015. The prediction game is going strong everywhere else this week, with print and online journalists and TV talking heads interviewing experts and each other about what to expect in the coming year. Some make noteworthy predictions—but more seem to be doing … [Read more...] about Forecasting the Future for Kansas City Housing in the New Year
Of the things Americans take for granted, one of the least questioned is the future availability of familiar housing circumstances: housing that’s ‘like where I grew up.’ For urban dwellers, that might be an apartment or condominium; for others, a single-family home—a house with a yard, or perhaps a farm or ranch house. It may be time to re-examine … [Read more...] about Housing in Kansas City May Be Headed for a Transformation