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
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If you have taken good care of your property, you rightfully expect that selling your Kansas City home will result in its fetching a good price when it hits the market. That’s the right mindset for success, but it serves sellers best when it’s only a starting point. Dealing with flesh-and-blood buyers can require some judicious flexibility—for one … [Read more...] about Selling Your Home in Kansas City: What About Repair Requests?
The slick, entertaining formats of HGTV’s many buying and selling programs makes for great entertainment – but, as anyone who has ever actually bought or sold a house knows, they tend to leave some key information on the cutting room floor. Sure, real estate sales in Kansas City can in fact involve elements of creativity, presentation, personality, … [Read more...] about Kansas City Real Estate Sales Make for True-Life Reality Shows
Last week’s Rasmussen Reports survey reported that the majority (52%) of Americans consider their home to be a family’s best investment at the same time that the number of people who are choosing to remodel their home is on the rise. According to the Houzz & Home survey, the number of people who planned improvement projects rose a dynamic 12 % … [Read more...] about Remodel or New Home? The Pros and Cons are Significant
2014 has already given an encouraging start for Kansas City homeowners who consider national price movements as the best pointers for what we can expect for local real estate. Already in February, median house prices were up 7.6% nationally year over year (that according to the US National Housing Trend Report). It followed a similar 8.3% increase … [Read more...] about Kansas City Homeowners Cheered by National Trends
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
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