What You Need to Know about Real Estate in 2022

My state of the real estate market address

The post-pandemic future of Covid and real estate in 2022 is uncertain. No one can definitely predict what’s going to happen this year, but as a 15-year winner and recipient of the 2022 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award in Kansas City and Overland Park, I want to address the 3 most important things for sure.

The top 3 things that matter for home sellers and home buyers

  1. Inventory
  2. Interest rates
  3. Prices

Real estate in 2022

Let’s get down to it. There is always speculation, but in my opinion, the only things that matter in real estate start with inventory. If I could just get those baby boomers moving on down the road, it would open up a whole lot of inventory. But boomers are typically stubborn and if they’re not ready, they are not going anywhere. I will continue to try by educating them on the benefits of downsizing and selling their homes while they still can.

Is there even any housing inventory out there?

As in previous years, there is still such a lack of inventory, so I predict buyers will be in the same situation when trying to buy real estate in 2022. For every house that comes on the market, there are at least 10 if not 50 buyers (depending on the price range) who want to buy it.

For example, I had a cute little 50-year-old home that had never had any updates. In other words, picture grandma’s house if you will. It was extremely well maintained but had lots of wallpaper, old, stained carpet, heavy drapes, and an outdated kitchen with mismatched appliances and original bathrooms with colorful tile. But it also was in a great neighborhood, had virgin hardwood floors under the carpet, a nice big eat-in kitchen, a spacious newer deck that overlooked the fenced backyard, and came with an older washer and dryer! After looking at the comparable houses that had recently sold in that neighborhood, we priced it at $215,000 which is exactly where we felt it was worth. I had over 70 showings, over 20 offers and it sold for $254,000. It sold for $39,000 over the asking price, had no inspections, and closed in 10 days.

My point being, yes there is inventory but when you have 70 showings on one house, there are obviously more buyers than houses for sale.

Interest rates

It’s a well-known fact that The Federal Reserve is expected to raise mortgage interest rates several times in 2022. It is predicted that interest rates will rise to at least 3.5% by year-end. Now granted, that’s not a lot considering I bought a house in the ’80s at 16.75%.

But for today’s buyers, for rates to go up even half a point can affect what they qualify for when buying a home. As a result, even at a 3.5% interest rate, that shouldn’t keep buyers from wanting to get into a house. But those carry-over buyers that didn’t get a house in 2021, will find their buying power at a higher interest rate will give them less to spend. That is unless they were able to save additional money in 2021.

Another real-life situation is I have some buyers that wrote a new construction contract in January of 2021. Well, needless to say, their home was supposed to be finished and closed in December. However, due to supply shortages, delivery issues, and now with so many workers out with Covid, the best guess for completion is now mid-April. And that date is a moving target.


Oh, those prices…what will buyers be willing to pay in 2022? WIT – whatever it takes. Buyers want what they want and many are sick and tired of not being able to become homeowners.

What are their options? Potential homebuyers are sick and tired of paying rent which continues to increase. Landlords know they are in the driver’s seat and can charge overinflated prices for rent because they can. The average rent increases 10% a year. I am working with some buyers who are paying top dollar for a rental house at $2,400 a month. That’s almost $30,000 a year for rent. They told me they are willing to pay $30,000 over the asking price for a house since that’s what they will be forking out in the next year if they continue to have to pay rent.

In conclusion

Real estate in 2022 will be a big year for many people. It’s my belief, after 2 years of Covid, people are desiring to be closer to their families so inventory may be a bit higher than in 2021. I already have many clients who have told me they will be selling this year to move closer to family.

My best guess is we will remain in a seller’s market throughout 2022. Buyers will continue to make multiple offers and pay way over the asking price for at least another year.

What are your options?

If you’re selling…

If you’re considering selling your home in 2022 you should be educated and know how real estate has changed. Have a plan to sell. Don’t call one of those companies who will sell your house with no showings or whatever they tell you to make you bite. All of those companies that pop up when there is an opportunity in the marketplace should be thoroughly scrutinized.

I’ve been selling real estate for 35 years and there have been so many gimmick and pop-up companies over the years. At the end of the day, real estate has existed well over 100 years and I tell my sellers that no one will get them more money than I will with 35 years of negotiating skills. Real estate lessons come from experience. My services will pay for themselves.

Would you like to know the real estate activity in your neighborhood? I have a great tool for that. You can simply put in your address and it immediately pulls up your subdivision so you can take a closer look at what houses like yours are selling for.

Or if you want to schedule a FREE in-person market evaluation, please call or text me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here. I’ll be happy to stop by and give you a more accurate value of what you can expect to sell for in this market. While I’m there, you can also get all of your questions about your house, the market, or anything else that’s on your mind. I promise you’ll be better informed when I leave than you were when I arrived. People tell me all the time, “Oh, I didn’t know that.” Real estate changes daily. Don’t leave it to chance.

If you’re buying…

If you’re buying in 2022, reach out here for a free buyer consultation or call or text me at (913) 515-3250. It’s important to know upfront, how things have changed for home buyers, and what you need to do to be a buyer in today’s market.

You can check out today’s new listings either below or in the sidebar. Call or text me at (913) 515-3250 to see inside one of these homes. I AM NEVER TOO BUSY to show you a house. Real estate is my main hustle after 35 years! It’s why I’ve been a Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent for the last 15 consecutive years. Everything else I do is merely bells and whistles to enhance your experience!

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2022 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent

For the last 15 consecutive years, I’ve been awarded the Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award from Five Star Professionals. Less than 1% of the over 12,000 local Realtors have received this distinction. And less than 2% of the local Realtors are awarded the award itself so it’s a very small group of award winners. The award winners are listed on their website.

This prestigious award is presented based on evaluations from consumers themselves. In order to qualify for this honor, a Realtor must first pass the award criteria based on their license is in good standing, a minimum number of years in business, as well as the number of transactions closed for the previous year. After that, the nominees are voted on by their clients based on 10 critical benchmarks.

2022 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent criteria

  1. Customer service
  2. Integrity
  3. Market knowledge
  4. Communication
  5. Negotiation skills
  6. Closing preparation
  7. Post sale service
  8. Finding buyers the right home
  9. Exceptional marketing for sellers
  10. Overall satisfaction

In addition, those consumers are asked if they would recommend their Realtor to a friend.

In conclusion

I feel honored to receive this 2022 Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent award for another year. I appreciate each and every one of you that have supported me along my 35-year journey in real estate. My goal is to treat every client like I would like to be treated myself. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, I will manage your transaction like it was my own.

If you are selling your home, I will make sure everything is perfectly staged using your own things before your house comes on the market. Your staging is at no additional cost to you.

Buying a home? I will make sure you are up-to-date on not just receiving the latest listings as they become available, but you will also be informed of how to be the best buyer so you are the winning contract in a multiple offer situation.

I have remained a solo agent for over 35 years so I am able to give you all my attention during your real estate transaction. Real estate is a personal journey for each of you. For that very reason, you will never be passed off to someone else who doesn’t know your story.

Schedule an appointment

I’m never too busy to take your call or answer your text. YOU are my number one priority always.

In addition, I AM NEVER TOO BUSY to talk to you about real estate – whether it’s showing you a house or helping you get your house ready to sell. Real estate is my main hustle after 35 years! Everything else I do is merely bells and whistles to enhance your experience!

Let’s talk about your plans for real estate in 2022. With an ever-changing world and real estate market, I want to answer all of your questions and see if this is a good time for you to pursue your dreams.

For more information about me or my services, visit my website or call or text me direct at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here. I’d love to help you in 2022 so you can recommend me for the 2023 Five Star Professional Real Estate award!

January Home Selling Rules

January home selling rules are mandatory so your home appeals to the largest number of buyers. One of my home staging mantras is buyers only see what they see, not the way it’s going to be. In other words, don’t still have your house decorated for Christmas and expect your buyers to see it any other way.

Restaging your Overland Park home now that the holidays are over is of utmost importance. Here are three things you must do immediately as part of the January home selling rules – if you haven’t already.

3 easy January home selling rules

  1. If the effects of Christmas are still lingering in your home, this is a definite turn off for your buyers. It always seems harder to get Christmas put away than getting it out. Now that the holidays have passed, get busy now and take down your tree and all of your holiday decorations. You should box them up and put them in storage for your upcoming move. Be sure to remove your outdoor decorations and lights as well.
  2. Don’t forget about your curb appeal! Restage your front door with a fresh new winter wreath, a new welcome mat and one or two tasteful urns filled with a hardy mix that will take you through the winter months.
  3. Look at your photos online. If any of your photos show your home decorated for Christmas, now is the time to change those out with current photos. As the seasons change, so should the photos of your home. Your exterior photos should always represent the correct season you are in – you don’t want your home to stand out in a negative way.

In conclusion

As a result, restaging your Overland Park home right after the holidays, and by following the January home selling rules, you will be way ahead of your competition and setting yourself up for home selling success.

These January home selling rules aren’t difficult. It’s merely knowing what to do and then doing it. As a Realtor for 35 years, a recipient of the Five Star Professional Real Estate award for the last 15 consecutive years, and a home stager since 2006, I always treat your home like it was my own and will advise you accordingly. Choosing the right Realtor is your 1st step.

If you are considering selling in this upcoming spring market, give me a call or text at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here for a FREE consultation so you make the most money on the sale of your home. The right home staging, using your own things in a fresh home selling way, will help create your model home look that will bring in multiple offers and net you more money. You do want more money, don’t you?

Check out today’s new listings either below or in the sidebar. Call or text me at (913) 515-3250 to see inside one of these homes. I AM NEVER TOO BUSY to show you a house. Real estate is my main hustle after 35 years! Everything else I do is merely bells and whistles to enhance your experience!

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Johnson County Real Estate Tax Appraisal

By now, you’ve probably received your 2021 Johnson County real estate tax appraisal or statement in the mail. Your home has done 1 of 3 things:

  • Gone up in value
  • Gone down in value or
  • Pretty much stayed the same

According to the tax appraiser’s office, 70% of homeowners in Johnson County saw their home values increase. 17.5% saw their values go down.

Johnson County’s biggest increases

In the last tax year, Johnson County has seen its biggest spikes all around the edges of the county. With that said, tax appraisals have increased at least 10% in the cities of:

  • Northern Prairie Village (where I live)
  • South Overland Park
  • Merriam
  • East Shawnee
  • Desoto

Similarly, homes with increases between 7-10% are located in:

  • North Leawood
  • Gardner
  • Edgerton
  • Spring Hill
  • Shawnee

The cities with the least amount of tax increase were mid-central Overland Park and mid-central Leawood, both with an increase of less than 3%.

Building permits for residential were on the upswing as well with 1,867 issued last year with 1,621 being issued the previous year.

Johnson County will remain strong in homeownership with all the amenities it offers. For those reasons, it seems as though everyone still wants to live in Johnson County.

Should you appeal your tax appraisal?

Many homeowners have contacted me regarding their 2021 Johnson County real estate tax appraisal. Believe me, I get it. Mine went up $23,000 over last year and I live in an 800 square foot house. But I’m in the tear-down center of Prairie Village and with every new house that pops up, my taxes go up as well. I’ve appealed my tax appraisal every year and every year I’ve lost.

It seems as though everyone has their own opinion but here is what you should know before making an appeal:

  • If you believe the appraised value is more than you would get if you sold your house, you probably should appeal.
  • If you think your property is fairly valued but your taxes are too high, you probably shouldn’t appeal.

Your home is valued at “fair market value.” What does that mean? It means the amount of money that a well-informed buyer would pay and a well-informed seller would accept in an open and competitive market.

Case study

I sat down with a past buyer recently and went through the comps the appraiser’s office used and compared it to her specific floor plan for sold properties in the Multiple Listing Service for 2021. We both believed she had a reason to appeal her Johnson County Tax Appraisal based on the information we found.

We felt the sales that were listed on her appraisal were not the best comps that should have been compared. One was not the same floor plan and one was from 2020 when there were plenty of comparable sales in 2021.

Other helpful documentation would be a recently signed sales contract if you purchased your home in 2021, a recent appraisal, or any photographs of structural damage with bids to make repairs.

You want to show them why you think your home merits a lower value and what you think that value should be. If you live in an older home that needs updating, your home probably wouldn’t compare to recent sales.

Complaining that you think your home’s value or taxes are too high won’t help you appeal your 2021 Johnson County real estate tax appraisal. Do your homework and provide them with evidence of why you think your home’s tax bill is too high.

Unfortunately, you cannot appeal your taxes because you live on a fixed income and the new tax rate is not affordable for you.

If your tax appeal is successful and your paid taxes are reduced, a refund will be issued once the Treasurer receives the notice from the Johnson County Appraiser’s Office.

How can I help you with your 2021 Johnson County real estate tax appraisal?

Let me know if you think your recent Johnson County Tax Appraisal is too high. I’ll be glad to research your home’s value. You can take a picture of your Johnson County Tax Appraisal and text it to me, call me at (913) 515-3250, or contact me here.

Want to know the latest stats in your neighborhood? Don’t rely on the Zillow Zestimate. Here’s a quick tool that will research your subdivision and provide you with a report within minutes – direct from our local Multiple Listing Service. It’s fast and it’s FREE! Click here and insert your address.

Just for fun, check out today’s new listings in Overland Park. Call me at (913) 515-3250 if you find your dream home!

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December Home Maintenance

While it may seem like summer outside, here is your December Home Maintenance Checklist of things to do before winter. And yes, it is coming!

Plan for it

I’m a big planner. Being prepared is what I live by. Be ready for winter. Don’t wait until winter to do these things. Get started on them now.

What do you need to buy in case of bad weather? Get things now rather than when everyone else is trying to buy the same things you are and they are nowhere to be found. Especially with the shortages we are experiencing. I’d rather buy it and return it, than not have it at all.

You’ve got all month to get these things done. Yes, there will be more home maintenance to do in January. That’s why it’s called maintenance. You are maintaining the value of your home.

December home maintenance things that are easy to do:

  • Reverse all of your ceiling fan blades to counterclockwise to push the warm air back down.
  • Cover your patio furniture to save from the winter elements and make it last longer.
  • Check your snow equipment and make sure everything is in good working order.

Things to schedule:

  • Chimney inspection – many house fires are caused by a cracked liner or chimneys that are blocked
  • Furnace check-up – yearly maintenance is much cheaper than allowing your furnace to quit working. Be sure to stock up on furnace filters now for the winter months ahead.

If you don’t know a chimney sweep or furnace guy, reach out to me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here. I can certainly tell you who is on MY DO NOT CALL LIST. After 34 years in real estate, I certainly have had some bad experiences and avoided many more situations with people who shouldn’t be in business.

December home maintenance things to do outside:

  • Inspect your trees for any broken limbs or branches hanging over your house. One bad storm could cause you major problems when those branches fall on your roof.
  • Clean your gutters now so snow can melt into them which will prevent ice dams later.

That’s a pretty simple list. The key to December Home Maintenance is to be winter-ready. That’s about all you have control over. The rest is out of your hands.

If you have questions, please call or text me at (913) 515-3250. I’m just a phone call away from your most pressing question. Call me or ask Google. But in my opinion, it’s always better to talk to a professional.

Look how many people Zillow just let down. Poor Zillow. I won’t let you down!

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Selling Your Home Over the Holidays

Selling your home over the holidays is a great opportunity if you’re ready, willing, and able. But should you or would you be better off waiting until the first of the year or even until the spring market? It depends.

My gut answer is the best time to sell your house is when your house is ready. Trying to figure out what the market is going to do next year, next month or even tomorrow is like looking into a crystal ball for the answer. Plus it depends on your own personal situation.

Downplay your decorating especially over the holidays

I advise my sellers to downplay the holidays when it comes to decorating. Keep your decorations to a minimum inside and out. But if you live in a subdivision like Christmas Place at 131st Place, west of Antioch in Overland Park, you may need to take that into consideration.

A few years ago, I had a house for sale over the holidays in that subdivision. This is a small subdivision of 12 homes and 2 cul-de-sacs where every homeowner decorates their home and it attracts people from all over the city. That is either a plus or a minus depending on how you look at it. In the last house I sold there, the buyers told me they always wanted to be a part of that community because they loved the joy of the season. For other buyers, they might see it as a detriment and would not want to partake in the festivities year after year. While decorating the exterior of the house was not a requirement, to be the only house that didn’t participate would certainly make you stand out and would scream “bah-humbug.”

Here are 3 questions to ask yourself when considering selling your home over the holidays

  1. Can you decorate your home in a minimal way? Christmas is usually about layering up and adding to and that concept is just not part of Home Staging. That’s what I call Distracted Staging. Remember – not everyone celebrates Christmas and when selling your home, you must appeal to the largest number of buyers possible.
  2. Will you have family in town for an extended period and will it be hard for you to show the house at a moment’s notice? If you can’t get out of the house for showings you might be better off not trying.
  3. Will it be difficult for you to keep the house in showing condition at all times? Remember, buyers only see what they see – not the way it’s going to be. Holiday time is often a time of disarray for many sellers and when you are selling your Overland Park home, you’ve got to have the Model Home Look and perfect for showing at all times.

Selling your Overland Park home is about being ready. The more ready you are, the greater chance you have of selling your home over the holidays.

Many company transfers occur in January every year. Oftentimes the relocating buyers will take time off from their job to visit their new city and start their home search. If you have a house that would appeal to relocating buyers, you could be missing your opportunity for getting your home sold over the holidays.

Sold on Christmas Eve

A few years ago I had a listing sell on Christmas Eve with two offers. Every day is an opportunity to sell your house. This time of the year, inventory is lower so your chances of selling are even greater. Remember, it’s all about supply and demand…when there is less supply you can often get more money for your house. But just as any other time of the year, you have to be ready and be willing to play the home selling game. It’s not about you and your home; it’s about your buyers and the home they want to buy to make their own memories.

If you are considering selling your home over the holidays, I can help. Call or text me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here and let’s talk about selling your home over the holidays!

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Holiday Interior Decorating

If you love Christmas as much as we do, let us create your best Holiday Interior Decorating look for you this year. Our Professional Holiday Lighting Company has been lighting up houses in the Kansas City Metro for over 10 years. Also, we are proud to be part of that tradition by providing you with a beautiful interior holiday look for your home or business.

Whether you want to light up the outside or just decorate the inside of your home or business, we’re here to make it happen. For that reason, we are fully staffed professionals and ready to create the best festive look for you and your family, your customers, or for a special event this holiday season.

Design or Redesign

Do you want to use your current tree and accessories or are you looking for something new to add to your collection of treasures? Leave it to us to come up with a redesign that will match your style if you choose to change things up this year. Maybe you just want to incorporate a new color scheme into your surroundings. We will gladly shop for you and know where to find the best trees and accessories that are right for your budget.

Let us decorate your Christmas tree to save you time, money, and stress!

Our Holiday Interior Decorating Services Include:

  • Finding your stash of Christmas goodies, hauling it all out and decorating your one or multiple spaces
  • Shopping for a new updated tree or decor that’s within your budget
  • Full service decorating your full or skinny tree(s)
  • Installation of custom wreaths and swags
  • Adding garlands to stairways, credenzas or other areas
  • Mantle and fireplace hearth decorating
  • Front door and porch décor
  • Full take down of tree(s) and accessories

Holiday Interior Decorating Fees

Finally, you can choose the package that works best for you. We offer hourly rates at $50 per hour (with a 2-hour minimum), ½ day (4 hours) for $175 or full-day (8 hours) for $350. If it takes you all day to decorate, it will probably take us all day as well.

How to Schedule Your Session

Let us give you a fresh new style this year. Don’t delay. Call or text (913) 515-3250 or contact us here to schedule your appointment (deposit required – see below). We look forward to working with you and providing you with stress-free and time-saving holiday interior decorating.

Important Small Print

We charge a non-refundable upfront deposit of $100 to secure your appointment. This can be paid at the time of booking your appointment by using Venmo or Paypal. As a result, it will be deducted from your final charges. This is seasonal decorating. There are only so many spots available, so should you cancel for any reason, your deposit will not be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience but this helps to eliminate people who might change their minds and leaves space for those who have committed and are ready to hire us to do their holiday interior decorating! Sit back and relax while we do the hard part!

Please note, there are a limited number of spots left! Call, text, or email us here to get on the schedule!

Frozen Pipes in Overland Park

This year, with the cold weather coming in like a lion, it’s time to think about frozen pipes in Overland Park. First of all, do you know where your water shut-off valve is located? Before you do anything else, go to your basement or garage and find your water shut off. Be sure to tag it so everyone in your household knows where it is and how to turn it off in the case of an emergency of burst or frozen pipes.

This week’s home maintenance tip

Before it gets any colder outside, be sure to disconnect your outside water hoses. By leaving your hoses connected, the water in them can freeze, expand and back up into the spigot and actually burst an interior pipe. This happened to so many people last year in Kansas City.

How to prevent frozen pipes in Overland Park

I don’t know about you but last year was a winter I won’t soon forget. My pipes froze and I was without water for almost a week. Once they froze, I opened all of my faucets only to come home one day and I heard the water running. Yay! And without any damage to my pipes and without any sinks filling up and overflowing.

There are several precautions you can do to help keep your pipes warm and prevent frozen pipes in Overland Park during the frigid winter temperatures.

Open your cabinet doors

The first thing you always hear about is to open your cabinet doors if you have interior sinks located on exterior walls. If that’s your situation, it’s normal for your plumbing to be vulnerable because the exterior walls are not insulated. The cold air from the outside can and will cause frozen pipes. Open the doors under your sinks to allow the heat from the room to get in there and keep the pipes warm.

Leave the faucets dripping

When the temperatures drop to below freezing, be sure to leave your faucets on those exterior wall sinks at a slow drip. This will keep the water moving through the pipes. It may increase your water bill a little, but that small increase will be much cheaper than burst or frozen pipes.

How to know if you have frozen pipes

If your water pressure is low, you may have a frozen pipe somewhere in the house. A pipe that feels extremely cold to the touch may be frozen. It’s imperative to clear the blockage as soon as possible to prevent a pipe from bursting in some inaccessible area of your home.

If you have no water service, more than likely the mainline from the street may be frozen. Call me at (913) 515-3250 for a referral to an honest plumber to assist you.

Thawing frozen pipes in Overland Park

If you think you can solve the problem of a frozen pipe yourself, go ahead and try. Open a nearby faucet slightly so the pipe can drain as it starts to thaw. You can use a hairdryer or heating pad to thaw a frozen pipe. Do not use in standing water as you could be electrocuted. Do not use a blow torch or pour hot water onto frozen pipes.

Need a plumber?

If you need a referral to a plumber for any regular or emergency service, please call or text me at (913) 515-3250 anytime 24/7.  Heaven forbid you call one of those plumbers that advertise heavily on television. That one mistake alone could cost you thousands of your hard-earned dollars. Please allow me to refer you to someone who is NOT on my own personal DO NOT CALL LIST and will look out for your best interests.

Want to know the real value of your home versus the dreaded Zillow Zestimate? Click here to see what’s selling in your neighborhood!

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Not Working with an Agent?

If you aren’t working with a real estate professional to help you buy a home in today’s market, you’re missing out. The right Realtor will help educate you on the market and how to be a winning offer when looking for the perfect home to buy.

Call or text me at (913) 515-3250 for a complimentary buyer consultation.

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2021 Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes

The 2021 Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes runs this year from Saturday, September 18th through Sunday, October 3rd. This year there are 231 homes from 88 different builders on tour throughout 8 different counties. Homes are priced from $219,900 to $1.9 million.

The parade is designed for homebuyers to see the top new homes, learn about premier builders and visit different communities. The houses are open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and the admission is FREE!

Start your 2021 Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes at any new home subdivision and pick up a guide there.

How will the Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes inspire you?

Looking at new homes is part of what I do every day. I absolutely love new construction. If you’re like me and also love interior design, be sure to visit some of the new home subdivisions during the 2021 Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes and wander through the furnished homes.

You’ll either fall in love or go home and be content with what you have. Who knows, you might get some new inspiration to incorporate into your current home. I love getting fresh ideas from the new home designers. It’s always fun to see the latest trends and how you can incorporate them into your own home!

You DO need a buyer’s agent for new construction

Please have a buyer’s agent represent you when building or buying a new home. The builder pays for you to be represented so it doesn’t cost you to have representation but can really cost you if you don’t. It’s your protection against the “what ifs.” The agents working at the subdivision work for the builders. They are looking out for their best interests. Without your own buyer representation, you don’t have anyone looking out for your best interests during the building or completion process.

If you see a house you absolutely have to have while on the 2021 Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes or want to discuss your options with buying a new construction or spec home, call me at (913) 515-3250 or contact me here.  I’m always here to help and answer any questions.

Want to know the latest stats in your neighborhood? Don’t rely on the Zillow Zestimate. Here’s a quick tool that will research your subdivision and provide you with a report within minutes – direct from the local Multiple Listing Service. It’s fast and it’s FREE! Click here and insert your address.

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