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Jay writes about Technology stuff as well as the local real estate markets in the Kansas City northland including Liberty, Gladstone, North Kansas City and Kansas City Metro. Jay digs social media and gadgets to make real estate FUN!
RECENT BLOG POSTS
A seller's worst nightmare for their vacant home : pipes breaking and doing huge damage. Our seller experienced this a couple weeks ago as he was coming to the property to (ironically) shut off the water for the winter. He discovers the ceiling has collapsed in the lower level with standing water...
01/29/2013
Click below for a walk-through tour of this great home in the Nortland of Kansas City. Minutes from Zona Rosa and Downtwon Kansas City, this area is perfect for someone wanting to be close to the city without paying the high prices.  Maintenance free living at its best on this corner lot and form...
01/22/2013
Pizza! Gift card drawings! Free high-fives! What's not to love about this?? Join us this coming Monday, Martin Luther King Jr Day, January 21, 2013 in Liberty, MO and tour this great first-time buyer home. Great investment property opportunity in Liberty as well.  REDUCED to UNDER county appraisa...
01/17/2013
It’s time again for my CUSTOM real estate report for Parkview Meadows which I’d like to share with you this holiday season. SO, HOW’S THE MARKET? Parkview Meadows continues to be an active selling area, with 4 sold homes since May 1 with an average of 95 days on market and an average price of $19...
12/07/2012
Dear White Tail Pond residents (and other interested people in the Liberty, MO area!) I want to share my CUSTOM report of real estate activity in White Tail Pond (as well as Liberty), so you’ll know what has been happening around you this year. HOW’S MY NEIGHBORHOOD? White Tail Pond is a very des...
11/26/2012
I saw this in a basement here in Kansas City earlier this week and had to share it! It's gotten quite a bit of conversation over on my Facebook Fan Page so I wanted to share it with everyone else.  (The funny thing is that there is soap there, so someone has used it recently and the floor drain w...
11/02/2012
Working with buyers and sellers is a lot like building a championship sports team... You've got to surround yourself with greatness for the team to succeed (OK, pretend that you don't know that I'm from Kansas City, home of the Chiefs and Royals who can't seem to put a team together these last fe...
09/23/2012
4 True Bedrooms at this price?? Priced to sell!! $122,000 (ask about how you can own for .5% down!) -- ALL appliances stay with the property! -- New roof less than a year old. -- Screened porch opens to fenced back yard with large shade trees. -- Lovely hardwood floors inside. -- Two bedrooms on ...
09/09/2012
Tom makes some great points in his article below, but as a Buyer I would ask you "Why are you wanting to write two offers?? Do you think the first doesn't have a prayer?" Lately, many buyers have experienced the "multiple offer" notice after making an offer on a home. The notice usually asks the ...
09/01/2012
Did you know that you can save some key strokes and use a Gmail "canned response" when prospecting? Okay, okay, I know that personal relationships are what we are all doing here, but what about the leads that RE/MAX sends me from the website? I basically say the same things to them and found a wa...
08/28/2012
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