Please help us in congratulating our team member, Kristopher Saim-Gentry, in his added position as Vice Chair of the KCRAR Communication Committee! We are proud of him for this achievement!
These last two years in Kansas City have been pretty amazing if you follow Major League Baseball. Well, even if you don't follow MLB, you probably still have caught a game and been impressed by our Kansas City Royals.
Last night's game was the conclusion baseball season and the Royals are the new World Champions. As if that weren't enough of an achievement, the Royals have shown the WORLD what a real team looks like. Throughout the playoffs and the World Series games, the Royals always conducted themselves in a respectable manner - even when times were bleak, the boys in blue pulled it together and gave the fans the 'W' they were looking for.
What's even more interesting to me, as a REALTOR and a lifelong resident of the greater metro area, is how the Royals almost single handedly, created a buzz that united this great city we call home. It doesn't matter if you live in Leavenworth, Liberty, Gardner, Oak Grove, Brookside, or Waldo - you've been touched in some way by the excitement our town has experienced. For years KC has been called out by pubs like Travel and Leisure and the Huffington Post for a variety of things from great BBQ to great vacation spot to best places to live - but it's seeing our Kansas City Royals in action and seeing the excitement from young and old that has really been incredible to me and reminded me of just how special our Kansas City truly is!
The Royals have somewhat become symbolic of this city. Regardless of where each individual player comes from, the same midwestern values we take pride in daily got shown on that field. It's really almost impossible to NOT like our Royals, unless of course, you are a Mets fan - and really even then, you have to admire how relentless our Royals are. These same types of values can be experienced throughout our amazing city.
And now, if you'd like to see us party and celebrate, you should make plans to come to the parade downtown it starts at the Sprint Center and ends at Union Station where KC will rally with the Royals like no other city can.
Now, more than ever, is the right time to call Kansas City home.
You read that correctly. The Real Estate Market in Kansas City is ON FIRE! With a lower than normal inventory of homes on the market for sale, competition is heating up. If you are currently shopping for a home in the metro area, you need to be prepared.
What does preparation look like, in this market?
KCRAR / Heartland MLS prepares information each month that shows current market conditions and here is the most recent snapshot:
Paris of the Plains from Tim Lair on Vimeo.
The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa seasons are right behind it. During this time of the year, many sellers and some REALTORS determine that it's not busy enough to keep homes on the market. The cold weather and snow prevent buyers from looking and surely no one will purchase a home in the winter?
Quite the contrary, because some people do remove their homes from the market and some REALTORS take off mid-November through early January, the on-market inventory gets tighter. As most of you know the market has been tight in KC all year, making this holiday season a huge opportunity for sellers!
Capture the shoppers who are out looking for their next home while you can. There IS still a captive audience as we close out the year. Whether you are a condo or single family home seller, the buyer for your home is out there. If you take your listing off the market now, you might miss that buyer who needs to make a move in December or early January. Removing your home from the market now and waiting to relist in the Spring, is not always the best decision. Making sure your home is priced effectively going into the home stretch of the fourth quarter is the best thing you can do to help sell your home. Partner with your REALTOR to be sure your current price is the right one. Review the last six months in your area and be sure you know what has sold AND what has been listed that hasn't sold - which will help position you for success prior to the end of 2014.
Our featured listings in Lake Winnebago, Independence, Shawnee, North KC, Downtown, the Plaza and surrounding parts of the metro have sellers committed to selling their homes. Many of the folks are ready to work with buyers who have interest. Are you one of those buyers?
Check out these featured listings today: http://idxpro.cisdata.net/AR259227/Search/mylistings.
We are proud to share the article below, taken from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTOR's (KCRAR) November 2014 publication of "Connect" magazine.
One of our very own team members, Kristopher Saim, makes news by sharing how gratitude for his clients is one of his #1 goals. And he succeeds!
Kris puts his clients needs before his own and always shows gratitude for clients using his services for their real estate needs. Way to go, Kris!
P.S. He loves your referrals!
It doesn't matter if you are looking for a West Plaza bungalow, a Brookside Tudor or a Downtown Kansas City Condo or Loft, if you are a first-time homebuyer, there are things you need to know about the homebuying process.
Join representatives from our team, AJ Gentry and Associates, and our friends at United Mortgage at the Platinum Realty office, 1705 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108 for a first-time homebuyers class. Instructor Merry Miller will be answering all your questions and sharing some great tips to help make sure your experience as a first-time homebuyer is as positive as it can be.
The class takes place this Wedensday, October 15th and starts at 6:30pm. The class will last about an hour depending on questions asked.
Find out why it's important to use a Buyer's Agent and how easy one can make your search.
Space is limited, so RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!