Selling Your Home in 2017

It’s a new year and a great time to sell your home and purchase a new one or to buy a first home. In my humble opinion, any time is a good time! However, this time of year, before Spring, is an excellent time to get that house on the market.

No, my parents live with ME!

Multigenerational housing is the latest trend happening in real estate in America. In the past few years we have seen a steady incline in the percentage of homes with multiple generations under one roof and it’s not even confined to one age group, racial/ethnic group, or gender. According to Pew Research Center: “Multigenerational family living…

Is Condo Life for You?

In many urban centers a condo can be more affordable than a single family home, however, in the Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS  area that is not the case. Dollars per square foot are a lot more reasonable in the Kansas City Metro Area than other major cities such as Chicago, Denver, Boston, or Portland.…

My Spring Market Update

It’s a wonderful time to buy and sell, if I do say so myself, and I do! The winter slowed down a bit but now heading into spring we are definitely seeing well priced houses go quickly. It’s not as crazy as the coasts with soaring prices and little inventory. However, within the Kansas City…

How much do you like your neighbor?

I think this national study, Do Americans Love Their Neighbors, is really cool so I wanted to not only share it but talk it about it for a minute. Sometimes we get these ideas in our heads of what life is supposed to be like. I feel this is a pretty universal human quality. As…

Millennials and Credit

Building credit, if you’re a millennial, can be a disconcerting and futile endeavor. Unfortunately due to the economic downturn many millennials cannot afford the standard credit card, but fortunately, today the options are much broader, such as Paypal and Affirm. These new options, however, do not come with the same perks as the standard credit…

Mythbusting FSBO

So you probably think I’m crazy as a real estate agent to talk about this topic in terms of mythbusting. I suppose I should automatically wince when the term FSBO is spoken but I don’t. The truth is, FSBO may be the best choice for you. Let’s find out shall we? The NAR – National…

What’s Trending in Homes for 2016

The word trend has always left a bad taste in my mouth as I am a long term thinker and “trend” tends to imply the opposite. However, when it comes to home design these “trends” are much more broad and slow moving so when it comes to real estate trends they have a lot more staying power…

Referrals, Dumb Luck or Hard Work?

The NAR states that the average agent gets only a quarter of their business from referrals, 14% said they have never received a referral from a past client and 7% said they had never had a referral. However top agents who reported making over 150k a year say they get about 30%. Last year I…