March 20, 2015

Are you there?

Of course you are. But you’re busy. It’s our natural state, it seems. I’m busy, too. We’re all super-busy. But that shouldn’t keep us apart. Let’s connect on Facebook and keep each other up-to-date. I promise to only share super-useful stuff to help you in your homebuying or homeowning journey. I’d love to know what’s […]

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Big 12 Championship

March 14, 2015

If you’re not at the Sprint Center this weekend…

Madness!? (This. Isn’t. Sparta.) But it is the United States, and that means basketball is in full swing, beginning with the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City this weekend.  Get your game on! Here’s how to watch the Big 12 Championship: 1. Catch the games on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV […]

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Man mowing lawn to improve property value so the top agent in Kansas City can sell his home

March 6, 2015

Homeowner Tips #9

Spring is near (only three weeks away!) and the days keep getting longer, giving the sun more time to heat the Earth and warm up the soil. But that’s enough science for one day. Your home’s curb appeal is half lawn, half house. I consider it the Centaur of real estate. To keep the lawn […]

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Stunningly designed, custom wrought iron and glass double-door e

February 21, 2015

Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold Last Month in Kansas City

In case you’re wondering, these are absolutely gorgeous homes. Without a doubt, there are some styles and decorations that I didn’t like, and some that I want for my own home. I especially liked the wooden bathtub! These ranged in price from $835,000 to $1,533,000; giving you a mortgage payment of anywhere from $3950 to […]

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Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House.

February 20, 2015

Ready, Set, Show!!!

I’ve found that many sellers aren’t sure what fixes are important and which ones aren’t. Many homebuyers consider the home’s location, schools, and distance from their workplace during their initial search (usually online). , But that only gets them to your door. The rest is up to you. Once they’re in your home, they’re thinking […]

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A Beautiful, Crabgrass-Free Lawn

February 13, 2015

Homeowner Tips #6

It’s February, and it’s cold outside. Just a little though, thankfully! With the mild winter we’re experiencing in Kansas City, you’re probably already thinking Spring. You’re not alone. Many homeowners have learned to stay in front of maintenance issues, and they are wise to think of lawn care proactively. In fact, the lawn is the […]

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From the next top agent, Paul Sidwell

February 7, 2015

Weichert #2 in ENTREPRENEUR Magazine’s 36th Annual “Franchise 500″

Just had to share this industry update… WEICHERT REAL ESTATE AFFILIATES RANKED #2 TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S 36TH ANNUAL “FRANCHISE 500®” MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 4, 2015 — Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) has again been recognized as one of the top franchises byEntrepreneur magazine, which ranked the company as the […]

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Q4 Median Sales Price

January 29, 2015

Kansas City Market Stats Q1 2015

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Staging Your Front Door

January 27, 2015

Home Staging: Frivolous Expense or Worthy Investment?

If you’ve ever listed a home for sale, you’ve heard about ‘home staging’. A home decor specialist, trained in the art of home staging, rearranges your furniture so that the house looks bigger. If the house is empty, the staging company brings in furniture and arranges it in an optimal arrangement. Here’s a typical scenario: […]

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January 23, 2015

Small Improvements Improve Home Value

Valuable information for buyers and sellers According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 “Cost vs. Value Report,” Realtors say that simple, lower-cost replacement projects tend to return the greatest value upon resale of a home. For example, a steel door replacement costs only around $1,000, but on average sellers recoup 101.8 percent of the expense when they […]

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