The importance of kitchens to prospective homebuyers is something that never seems to change. If you are preparing to bring your home onto the market anytime soon, you’ve probably been thinking about how to make your Johnson County MLS listing as attractive as possible. Odds are good that updating your kitchen is somewhere near the top of your … [Read more...] about Hottest 2013 Kitchen Trends Spice Up Johnson County Listings
real estate agent Scott Strevell
When you are getting near to zero hour for your first open house, you should know some of the simple moves homeowners can make to help ensure success. Here are three of them -- three ways you can approach your Johnson County open house to make sure it’s a well-attended and effective marketing event: 1. Buy some flowers It might seem extravagant, … [Read more...] about Going the Extra Mile for Your Open House
Last week, Johnson County home sellers saw more than the usual number of reasons to look forward to this spring’s local home sales selling season. It looked like the opposite of the lengthy real estate “Perfect Storm” that caused freefall across the national landscape. Signs pointed to the possibility that we may be headed into the opposite market … [Read more...] about Johnson County Home Sales Prospects: Anything But “Calm”!
We all know the feeling – the one where guests are due and you haven’t had time to clean the house. You shove all the…well… stuff into the back bedroom and shut the door (you’d lock it if you could). Now imagine that feeling times 10. If you are trying to sell your home this spring, and you have rooms full of that…well…stuff -- you’re in for … [Read more...] about Staging Approach Helps Johnson County Home Sellers
The Weather Channel has nothing to do with it. Our two recent snowstorms in Kansas City, likewise. The ‘snowball effect’ being discussed in print and on TV won’t soften anytime soon. This is an economic snowball -- one that’s gathering momentum following what CNN’s Money website describes as “the best year for U.S. real estate market in five … [Read more...] about Housing’s ‘Snowball Effect’ Not Likley to Melt Soon
It’s pretty common to hear from previously contented tenants who suddenly experience the Eureka! moment – one where they realize they should have bought a home a while back. Eureka! moments happen most frequently around April 15 -- but they can strike anytime. To minimize the lapse between Eureka! and the moment when home ownership became the smart … [Read more...] about The Eureka! Moment for Johnson County Renters
“Mansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine -- it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling their properties. More than that, it could actually be an important source of information if you decide … [Read more...] about Study Finds Best Listing Day