homes for sale: The Economy?? NO PROBLEM HERE!!Topeka Kansas Homes For Sales stats for 2008- - 02/11/09 05:30 PM
I thought it would be interesting to share the following information provided by our Association as it pertains to the Topeka Kansas Real Estate Market for 2008 Year‐end.
•  Sales are down approximately 18% from 2007
• Listings input for the year are also down 16%, which indicates a fairly stable market
• Average sales price is down about 3% from 2007, however, it is up 1% over 2006
• Average Days on Market for year-end was 71, which is up from 64 in 2007 (11%) and up from 61 in 2006 (16%)
• Year end average inventory was 6 months - … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Attention Home Buyers: Sit on the Fence NO MORE - It's Time to BUY and buy now!!! - 01/07/09 01:20 AM
Attention Home Buyers:  It seems like all the home buyers I have dealt with lately are talking out of both sides of their mouth.  They say, "Yes we want to buy" but when we find a home meeting their criteria They cannot do it.  The reluctance is due to:   A.) Scared of the ecomony and/or B.) Have a house to sell and are not willing to take a loss on the Selling end but DO expect a DEAL on the buying end or C.) Want to "WAIT AND SEE" if rates drop or a better house comes on the market.  I do not understand this thinking....IT IS A BUYERS MARKET!!!  … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Topeka, KS Real Estate interests rates finally drop again - 09/12/08 10:30 PM
As a Top Real Estate agent in the Topeka Real Estate area I visit you to visit my website www.beckyburghart.com in order to stay abreast of what is going on in the Real Estate market in Topeka, KS.  I frequently post important information about changes in our market, interest rate drops and things that effect local buyers or sellers.
Monday of this week, Fannie Mae and Feddie Mac were saved by the Government.  On Monday alone, mortgage interest rates dropped 3 times.  Starting at 6.125 and ended at 5.75%.  The week prior rates were at 6.5%.l  This is the lowest since … (0 comments)

homes for sale: House for sale in Topeka, KS - Warm and Cozy - 04/12/08 05:04 PM
634 SW WEBSTER AVE  THIS LISTING HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN
Priced: $99,900.00
3BD, 1 BA 1CAR GARAGE, 1360 sq ft
It's Warm - It's Cozy.  The charm alone will win you over!!! Great Room sizes, gorgeous natural woodwork, main floor laundry, formal living room and dining room as well as breakfast nook.  You will love the size of the master which expands the width of the house.  Family space in the basement is not included in the total square foot but makes a nice play area for children.  The fenced backyard features a sunken patio and yard is ideal size for swing set or … (2 comments)

homes for sale: What's Hot in Topeka Kansas?? Real Estate - 02/20/08 05:22 PM
Posted in the Kansas City Star Newspaper on February 19, 2008 and I quote:  "What's Hot  Not every city is grim by the housing slump, the latest survey of 150 metro areas from the National Association of REALTORS says. Here are the 10 areas with the highest percentage increases in 4th quarter median selling price versus a year earlier:
1.) Cumberland MN up  19%  
2.)  Yakima, Wash up 18%
3.) Binghamton NY up 14.8%
4.) Sprinfield, Ill up 14%
5.) Kennewick, Richland-Pasco, Wash up 13.5%
6.) Bismarck, ND up 12.1%
7.) Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa, up 11.2%
8.)  San Jose-Santa Clara, CA up 11.1%
9.) Topeka, KS  up 11%
10.) Amarillo Tx up … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Get Topeka Home Information - 02/12/08 11:28 PM
www.GetTopekaHomeInfo.com
Is Topeka NEWEST and your last website you will ever need to scan the Topeka Real Estate Market, Search for Homes, Get Information about what your home is worth or just educate yourself. 
(0 comments)

homes for sale: Topeka Real Estate Home Information - 02/12/08 10:43 PM
THE LAST WEBSITE YOU WILL EVER USE TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT TOPEKA KS REAL ESTATE.  GO TO:  www.beckyburghart.com 
After 7 years finally a website that fits the needs of my prospects.  I will now be able to respond to my visitors as quickly as 15 seconds of the prospect assessing my site and requesting information.  Want to know what your home in Topeks is worth?  Go to my site and complete the requested information and see how quickly you receive a response. OR just access the wealth of information to educate yourself in the real estate market.  Loads of information about what to do … (0 comments)

homes for sale: SOLD-NEW LISTING FOR THE TOPEKA, KS LUXURY BUYER - 02/06/08 03:37 PM
ATTN:  Luxury home buyers in Topeka, Kansas!!  Think of all the extras you would expect in a luxury Walk-out Ranch with over 3700 sq ft.  3 bd, 3.5ba, 3 fireplaces!!  Open fl plan with wall of Fireplaces dividing formal living & dining from the Kitchen and Hearth/family room.  Modern Kitchen with built-in appliances.  Even has a dumb waiter for transporting food to the basement bar area.  Main fl laundry. Master with 1-walk-in closet and a cedar closet.  The dressing table even has a sink which is separate from the full master bath!!  The basement--if you like entertaining, this house is one … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Sold-Home for Sale - Small Town living at it's best in Silver Lake Kansas - 01/07/08 06:15 PM
Located just 25 minutes from Topeka, KS is this GREAT TOWN of Silver Lake.  All the amenities of a larger town but on smaller scale.   Even has SCHOOLS......  This 1612 sqft home is larger than it looks with an Open Fl plan between Living Room, Dining area and Kitchen.  Natural Hardwood Floors, 2 bd, 2full bath and master with walk-in closet & private entry to backyard.  Basement has large family room, bonus room that was used as bedroom, full bath and laundry.  Appliances currently in house stay as well as the above Ground Pool in the backyard.  Lots of private on … (1 comments)

homes for sale: Dear Mr and Mrs Seller: You get what you pay for!!! - 10/19/07 12:43 PM
Dear Mr and Mrs Seller, Last night at about 6:30pm I received a phone call from a lady who is in the Mortgage Business.  She was wanting me to give her an "idea" of what her fathers property might sell for. 
After in a couple of questions, Are you wanting to list the property? Are you wanting me to perform a comparative market analysis? OR just take a wild guess off the top of my head? 
She explained they were not wanting list the property but wanted a CMA.  I said, "Well I dont work for free and I usually charge $50.00 for … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Pay for click leads-anyone using them? - 10/12/07 02:21 PM
I received a call today for pay for click leads.  Anyone using them and who would you recommend?  i am in Topeka, Kansas with a population of about 215,000 … (13 comments)

homes for sale: SAFETY FEATURE: Put ICE on your phone... - 10/10/07 04:42 PM
Here is a helpful hint to all of us not just Real Estate professionals posted in my neighborhood news letter by one of our local law enforcement representatives.  The "gest" of the article was:  since most of us have cell phones if something happens to you and your cell phone is found, How will law enforcement know who to contact?
This is were ICE comes into play.  It stands for "In Case of Emergency."  Word is spreading around the emergency service industry to look for a cell phone and look up ICE in your contact list.  You should have a few numbers … (2 comments)

homes for sale: Podcasting and Real Estate...Anyone using it. - 10/04/07 10:12 AM
i am an agent in Topeka, KS  and was wondering about your thoughts on "Podcasting" your real estate listings.  Anyone using it and if so How successful is it?  From the little i have gathered it is fairly inexpensive and probably just one of those tools that set you apart from your competitor.
ANY THOUGHTS?  If you haven't explored this option, I just went to www.podcast.com.  Check it out.
(4 comments)

homes for sale: Looking for a Realtor in the Auburn, Berryton, Tecumseh, Topeka or surrounding area. - 09/29/07 01:14 AM
I am, Becky S. Burghart, a full service real estate professional associated with locally owned Topeka brokerage service. I have lived in the Topeka area all my life.  As a Real Estate Salesperson, I am considered an independent contractor working for myself. I am an agent with an impeccable work ethic and I remain on target to sell more homes than most real estate agents in the Topeka area.  If problems arise, you talk to me or if you have questions/concerns, you talk to me.  I value my services and reputation and I understand the seriousness of my job. As a core value, I believe that if I am … (0 comments)

homes for sale: DEAR MR/MRS HOME BUYER AND INVESTORS--TOPEKA, KS IS RANKED 6TH IN THE NATION FOR MOST AFFORABLE HOMES - 09/27/07 09:55 PM
THIS IS BECKY BURGHART, REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON IN TOPEKA, KS.  I RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM ANOTHER REAL ESTATE COMPANY HERE IN TOPEKA, KS WHICH STATED, "TOPEKA KANSAS" IS RANKED 6TH IN THE NATION FOR MOST AFFORDABLE HOMES!!!!  THIS IS GREAT FOR ALL OF US...  SO COME ON ALL YOU INVESTOR TYPES, TOPEKA IS A GREAT PLEASE TO LIVE AND INVEST!!!!! 
THE REPORT INDICATED   BEVERLY HILLS IS MOST EXPENSIVE WITH THE AVERAGE SALES PRICE OF:$2,206,883 COMPARED TO THE MOST AFFORDABLE HOMES BEING IN KILLEEN, TX WERE THE AVERAGE SALES PRICE IS: $136,725
ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE AVERAGE HOME SALES IN TOPEKA IS:  … (0 comments)

homes for sale: MR AND MRS SELLER OR FSBO.. HOME FACTS BUYERS WANT TO KNOW....READ ON - 09/25/07 01:00 PM
This is Becky Burghart, Real Estate SALESPERSON, Topeka KS. 785) 640-8811 I OUT SELL 90% OF THE OTHER AGENTS IN THE TOPEKA AREA.
Here is a document I include in my pre-listing and listing packet.It compiles the most commonly asked questions of buyers.  Copy it if you want.  AM I MISSING ANYTHING?  LET'S ADD TO THE LIST.  Let me know by your comments. Please respond.
HOME FACTS BUYERS WANT TO KNOW
 Location of transportation, schools, churches, shopping and recreationAsking price, assumable mortgage, down payment expected, interest rates, and monthly paymentsAge of house, roofing, plumbing, HVAC and wiringFoundation - has there ever been water in the … (0 comments)

homes for sale: Home Warranty's - worth it or not?? Here are stats I collected....what is your opinion?? - 09/24/07 09:11 PM
This is Becky Burghart, Real Estate SALESPERSON out selling 90% of most agents in the Topeka area.  I think it is important to establish yourself as an expert in whatever job you hold and not be afraid to share your knowledge to benefit each other.  Here are a few interesting statistics from warranty companies.  I was surprised by this data.
I am consistently asked if HOME WARRANTY'S are worth it so I started keeping stats of previous clients who had purchased a home warranty.   Here are the results of my study so far.
Of the 20 home warranties clients purchased that service calls had been received: 
11 were … (18 comments)

homes for sale: Dear MR and MRs Seller/Buyer Home Warranty to purchase or NOT???? Interesting statistics-READ ON - 09/24/07 09:05 PM
This is Becky Burghart, Real Estate SALESPERSON out selling 90% of most agents in the Topeka area.  I think it is important to establish yourself as an expert in whatever job you hold and not be afraid to share your knowledge to benefit each other. 
Here are a few interesting statistics if you are thinking of buying or selling.  I was surprised by this data.
I am consistantly asked if HOME WARRANTY'S are worth it so I started keeping stats of previous clients who had purchased a home warranty.   Here are the results of my study so far.
Of the 20 home warranties clients purchased
11 were … (0 comments)

homes for sale: OPEN HOUSE MARKETING SUCCESS I JUST HAD TO SHARE... - 09/23/07 11:19 PM
Well this is Becky Burghart, one of Topeka's Top Real Estate Agent's out selling 90% of most agents in the Topeka area.  OK, enough about me here is the GOOD NEWS
LAST WEEKEND 9/16/07 I implemented a new marketing approach to selling in this downward market. With amazing results.  I thought it was a fluke so I did it again this weekend with promising results. 
Last weekend we sold the house, multiple offers over full price, this weekend 9/23/07 we have a prospect who is getting loan approved and an offer looks promising.
I created a sense of URGENCY with a little creativity and out of the box thinking.  … (14 comments)

homes for sale: DEAR MR AND MRS SELLER'S in TOPEKA, KS.....A must read......... - 09/23/07 07:25 PM
Well this is Becky Burghart, one of Topeka's Top Real Estate Agent's out selling 90% of most agents in the Topeka area.  OK, enough about me here is the GOOD NEWS for SELLERS in Topeka...... 
LAST WEEKEND 9/16/07 I implemented a new marketing approach to selling in this downward market. With amazing results.  I thought it was a fluke so I did it again this weekend with promising results. 
Last weekend we sold the house, multiple offers over full price, this weekend 9/23/07 we have a prospect who is getting approved and an offer looks promising.
I created a sense of URGENCY with a little creativity and out of the … (0 comments)

 
Becky S. Burghart, President of Topeka Association of REALTORS® (Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®)

Becky S. Burghart

President of Topeka Association of REALTORS®

Topeka, KS

More about me…

Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®

Office: (785) 640-8811

Mobile: (785) 640-8811

Email Me

Becky Burghart, Real Estate Agent with a locally owned broker. Serving the Greater Topeka area which is the Capitol of Kansas. It is my pleasure to serve your real estate needs in or around the Topeka area. Call me at: 785) 640-8811


Links

Archives

RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog

Find KS real estate agents and Topeka real estate on ActiveRain.