I remember as I started my journey in real estate, countless people would say, “make sure you sell a lot in the Spring & Summer, the winter months are tough in real estate”, or “no one likes to move in the Winter, so expect it to be slow”. At the time, I believed them. I thought oh no, just as I start getting my foot in the door the Winter months will come & I’ll have no business! What am I going to do?
Its January, January 10, 2018 to be exact, we’ve been fighting off -5 degree temperatures & frigid wind-chill. It is COLD, but guess what? I currently have three different buyers, all pre-approved and ready to buy their next home, and our only issue… there’s NO inventory! You don’t have to be an expert, a real estate agent or have any clue about real estate in general to understand supply & demand. As supply declines, demand goes up, people want what isn’t out there, in this case… YOUR HOME!
So, I started to think, how many people are considering the idea of moving? You need an extra bedroom, your husband, wife, boyfriend or roommates clothing is currently in the hall closet, and you need space for all the new things you accumulated from the holidays. Does this sound familiar? It’s time to sell your home. In fact, there is no better time than right now, and here’s three reasons why. Read More
Wow. It's taken me a few tries to sit down and start writing this thing, for a couple of reasons. Every time I'd open my computer my brain would start thinking of the 5,000 "resolutions" I should be coming up with & all the changes I want to make for the new year. Or, I would start to recap the year and get sidetracked looking at pictures from travels, and shoots, and who know's what.
But here I am, and boy am I glad I waited. They say this week, you know the one between Christmas & New Years is one of the oddest weeks of the year. I couldn't agree more. Do you start your "resolutions" early? Do you binge on everything you say you aren't going to do starting January 1st. It's extremely hard to go back to work for a few days, to be off again. It's just kinda off. And if your weather is anything like it is here in Kansas City, you really just wanna stay home, cuddle up by the fire and NEVER LEAVE. (currently feels like it's -50 outside) Read More
You would be amazed at the amount of people, especially a younger generation, who still believe you cannot purchase a home without at least 20% down. This misconception often has people feeling as if you’ll NEVER be able to afford your own home, so they continue to rent, putting $750-$1,000 a month towards a 1-bedroom apartment, they’ll NEVER own. Yes, I get it, renting is often times inevitable, but let’s talk about a few myths you may THINK are true about buying your first home, & bust those myths for good. Trust me, you’ll be glad you were wrong. Read More
Buying a home, whether it’s your first or your last, is a huge time commitment. I was completely unaware of all the time, procedures and decisions that went in to every aspect of this process. (Until I started my journey in Real Estate!)
I saw purchasing and selling homes create arguments, stress, and often times leading to a dead end. Wasn’t purchasing a home supposed to be fun? It’s one of the biggest investments you will make in your entire life, and an investment you should have fun with and be proud of!
What people forget to tell you when you decide to take the leap into buying a home, is that the rest of your life doesn’t just stop. You still have your daily work schedule, social life, and everything in between, and oh yeah.. you’re supposed to be gathering all your financial statements, saving money, looking for homes, and 100 other things that go along with buying a home. Unfortunately, life doesn’t say, “Oh look! Tom & Sally are wanting to buy a home, let’s just put everything else on hold until they’re done with that!” (now wouldn’t that be nice?). Read More