RECENT BLOG POSTS
First of all...the media always paints the doom and gloom picture, because negativity sells newspapers.This weekend I read in the K.C paper, a real estate article that was rather amusing.  It was written by Gerri Willis (anchor of CNN's real estate show).  It was stated in the article that "Local...
05/04/2008
This is just an fyi, that I believe makes sense.  I enjoy e-mail and it is a great way to stay connected with business clients & friends.  I also still think postal mail is fantastic (other than bills) and I still believe in using the telephone, cell phones and the land line!I feel the people you...
04/19/2008
Well, we've just signed the contract and everyone is happy...what do we do now?  The seller and buyer need a "road map" to let them know what will happen next.The Listing agent should do their paperwork and turn it into their office and the title company.  The Buyer's agent does their paperwork a...
04/02/2008
Today our family headed out for breakfast and as we reached the intersection not far from our home, we stopped at the stop sign, my husband looked to the left and did see a car coming quite a ways in the distance and since it was a two lane road he pulled out onto the road and stayed in the slow ...
03/01/2008
If you watch the news long enough, you will think that Kansas City is in the worst of worst buyers market, where buyers are actually able to "steal" homes from sellers.  Some buyers are starting to believe this rubbish and making absolutely ridiculous offers on resale and new homes in the area.Ou...
03/01/2008
As we move into the spring of 2008 we again have a choice in how we perceive what is going on in the world.  We read newspapers everyday and hear about the doom and gloom about the economy and the foreclosures and all the negative news!  Why do newspapers mainly print negative news......because t...
02/08/2008
Many sellers who do not have a "family" realtor ..interview 2 or 3 realtors for the position.  The best way to find a good realtor is usually through referrals of friends and neighbors.  Interview questions are not a bad way to go, but be sure your questions are really relevant.Many times people ...
01/14/2008
When you select  your family doctor do you usually go to him/her for several years (unless you become dissatisfied for some reason)?  Most people do that exact thing with their primary doctors.  When you select your attorney do you generally return to them over the course of several years when yo...
01/14/2008
Many times people have the perception that all realtors are money hungry, cram it down your throat, type sales people.  Yes, in any profession you can find people that are pushy, too aggressive, rude and sometimes deceitful, that's a given.  Also beware of any seminars where they're going to tell...
12/31/2007
Sellers want: Someone to be honest and forthright with them about the condition of their home and what needs to be done to stage it so it is "Parade Ready."  Many times you live in a house for years and you just don't recognize what needs to be done to present your home in the best light.Sellers ...
12/11/2007
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