Monday, May 11, 2020

Tips for agent

Tips to Guarantee That Your House Never Sells

There are plenty of experts who offer tips on how to sell real estate . But what if you want to list your home, just for fun, but don’t want it to sell, then what?   If you want to make sure that your home doesn’t sell, here are some valuable tips.
  1. Make sure your home is not easily shown– If nobody can see your home, then there is no way anybody will ever buy it. The first step to do this is to sell by owner rather than hire a professional real estate agent. And, never answer your phone when potential buyers call to arrange showings. If you don’t answer the phone, they can’t see your home, and if they can’t see it, they won’t buy it.
  2. Make Your Home the Most Expensive — Almost everyone goes online to searchKennesaw Georgia homes for sale. Make sure your home is more expensive than other homes buyers will visit.
  3. No Online Pictures – A picture is worth a thousand words. Buyers want online details to narrow down the houses they will actually visit with their real estate agent. If you don’t add ANY photo’s, they will just skip your listing without even looking at the other details.
  4. Keep Your Home Stuffy and Stinky — Foul smells can turn Tooele Utah Real Estatebuyers off faster than anything else. Consider animal urine, cigaret smoke, or just rotten food if you want to get rid of buyers quickly. If the odor is bad enough, buyers won’t even bother seeing anything beyond the entry room.
  5. Keep Your Home Cluttered and Messy – If your home has a smashing floor plan, you can totally detract from this by having stuff, especially garbage, everywhere. Clutter will detract from any positive selling point your home has. Home lookers will be so distracted by junk, that they won’t even realize there are positive features. Their thoughts will be completely distracted wondering how anyone could live in such a messy house.
  6. Have Broken Items – Buyers more often than not want a well maintained home. They want to know that they aren’t going to have to fix problems as soon as they move into their new house. One way to help detract this is to make sure there are plenty of broken items buyers will notice while viewing your home. Consider cracked or broken windows, constant running toilets, holes in walls, stains on carpet, and doors and windows that don’t open.
  7. Minimize Curb Appeal – First impressions are most important, so if you can give a bad first impression, your chances of not selling your house are pretty good. The best way to give a bad first impression is with poor curb appeal. Avoid mowing your lawn, and don’t bother watering it either. It takes only minimal effort to allow weeds to completely consume all planter areas. Ensure that exterior paint and trim look wasted. The stigma of loose paint chips on homes built before 1978 can transform opinions almost miraculously.To really help set that bad first impression, jam the front door so it is really hard to get open.
By following these seven steps, you can guarantee that homes in Roswell GA   will never sell, especially in this rough buyers market.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Lights In The Kansas City Area

Christmas Lights and Displays in Kansas City
It's beginning to look like Christmas, and I'm sure a lot of people are thinking about checking out Kansas City holiday light displays. And, why not? Looking at Christmas lights is an inexpensive holiday activity that can be enjoyed by kids (and adults) of all ages. It’s amazing the expense, time and effort that businesses and residents put into creating some of the holiday light displays around Kansas City. This list includes any kind of displays from professional setups, civic events, and private homes

Overland Park

Christmas Place
131st & Antioch Road
Nov. 28, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Admission: FREE

Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane
Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
Nov. 28, 2019 – Jan. 7, 2019
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Holiday Luminary Walk
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 2019
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: $12 (advance tickets recommended); 4 and under FREE

KidsTLC Benefit Display
10955 Granada
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 2019
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: FREE; donations for KidsTLC accepted

Vince & Associates Holiday Light Display
103rd & Metcalf
Nov. 22, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Admission: FREE

Overland Park Neighborhood Light Displays

Goddard Street Christmas Display - 9319 Goddard Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66214

Hemlock Street Christmas Display - 7614 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66203

Oshel Family Christmas Display  - 7515 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66203

105th Street Christmas Display - 12253 W 105th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66215

Gapske Christmas Display - 7716 West 98th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

84th Street Christmas Display - 13412 W 84th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Hall Family Christmas Display - 11308 Mackey Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66210

Curtis Family Christmas Light Display - 9508 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Martin Family Christmas Light Display - 9606 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Kreimendahl Holiday Display - 9622 West 117th Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212

Nottingham by the Green Subdivision - East of Pflumm Rd & South of 127th St., Overland Park, KS

129th Terrace Christmas Display - 8500 West 129th Terrace, Overland Park, Kansas 66213

Bradshaw Christmas Light Show - 13812 Bradshaw, Overland Park, Kansas 66221


Paulie's Penguin Playground
16617 Indian Creek Parkway
Nov. 28 – Dec. 25, 2019
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

Dorr Family Holiday Light Show
Stagecoach Park 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, Olathe
Monday to Thursday each week

Check out these holiday lights at Stagecoach Park, and don't forget to turn your radio to 100.9 FM for synchronized music that goes with the lights.

Olathe Neighborhood Light Displays

Addington Christmas Display - 15904 West 152nd Place, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Chesney Christmas Display - 634 N. Logan Street, Olathe, Kansas 66061

Lewis Family Handmade Christmas - 14512 S. Summertree Lane, Olathe, Kansas 66062

Christmas Card Lane - West of Ridgeview and north of 151st Street Olathe, KS 66062

Arbor Landing Holiday Lights - West of Mur-Len at 162nd Street Olathe, KS 66062

Gardner Neighborhood Light Displays

G-Town Christmas - 29299 West 151st Street Gardner, Kansas 66030

Christmas in the Park - Cornerstone Park - 215 North Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030


Sar-Ko Aglow
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Dec. 6, 2019 – Jan. 12, 2020
Admission: FREE

Lenexa Neighborhood Light Displays

Star Wars Christmas Display - 10924 Hauser Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66210

Haskins Street Display - 8007 West Haskins Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215

Shawnee Neighborhood Light Displays

Dowding Light Program - 13089 W 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

47th Street Christmas Display - 9525 West 47th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66208

Mike Arnott Christmas Display - 12612 West 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Dowding Light Program - 13089 W 70th Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Ahaus Family Christmas Display - 21324 West 58th Street, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Williams Christmas Lights - 6321 Millbrook Avenue, Shawnee, Kansas 66218

Clark Family Christmas - 6800 Maurer Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66217


KidsTLC Light Display
10955 Granada Leawood, KS 66211
Through December 31st, 6 - 10 PM
Admission: Free, but accepts donations benefitting KidsTLC.

Leawood Neighborhood Light Displays

Cantrell Christmas Display - 15229 Hardy Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66223

Hager Family Sound and Light Display - 2801 West 127th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

Wright's Lights -9708 & 9717 Lee Boulevard, Leawood, Kansas 66206

Prairie Village

Candy Cane Lane
7900 Outlook Lane
Nov. 30, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020
Admission: FREE

Kansas City, Missouri

Plaza Lights
Country Club Plaza
Nov. 28, 2019 – mid-January 2020
5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Admission: FREE

Mayor's Christmas Tree
Crown Center Square
Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Admission: FREE

Worlds of Fun
Nov. 23 Dec. 31, 2019
Hours vary by day
Admission: Tickets start at $23


Festival of Lights
Powell Gardens
Nov. 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Sunday-Thursdays: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $5-$12; FREE for members

Lee's Summit

Christmas in the Park
Longview Lake
Nov. 27 – Dec. 31, 2019
Sunday-Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday- Saturday: 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted.

Magic Tree
I-470 and View High Drive
Nov. 26, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted for Operation Toy Soldier


Liberty Light Show
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
Dec. 6-8; Dec. 13-15, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Kansas City, Kansas

Legends Lighting
Legends Outlets
Nov. 16, 2019 – early Jan. 2020
Admission: FREE
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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Johnson County Connect Newsletter - Changes for Winter - Top 12 Things to Do this Weekend - Real Estate Statistics

 Going from the fall to winter is the season of change. Dowell Family Team is making some changes this fall and we will be making the announcements soon. What changes are you making?

In this issue:

  • Homes Just Listed For Sale
  • Top 12 Things To Do
  • Home Improvement Idea
  • Did You Know ???
  • 10 Ways to Update Your Home Without Major Renovations
  • Could Interest Rates Drop Below 3%
  • New Homes For Sale
  • Upcoming Listings
  • What is Your Home Worth?
  • Discover More About Your City
  • Interest Rates are Falling!

December Holidays

Dec. 14 - Wreaths Across America Day
Dec. 15 - Bill of Rights Day
Dec. 21 - First Day of Winter
Dec. 22 - Hanukkah Begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas
Dec. 26 - Kwanzaa Begins
Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve

Home Improvement Idea

Clean Your Refrigerator Coils

 You can eliminate more than 70 percent of service calls with this simple cleaning step. Skip this chore and you’ll be contributing to your appliance repair technician’s retirement fund. Not to mention handing over $5 to $10 a month extra to your utility company because the fridge isn’t running efficiently. Do it twice a year or more often if you have shedding pets. Their fur clogs up the coils fast.
 Condenser coils are located on the back of the fridge or across the bottom. These coils cool and condense the refrigerant. When the coils are clogged with dirt and dust, they can’t efficiently release heat. The result is your compressor works harder and longer than it was designed to, using more energy and shortening the life of your fridge.
 Clean the coils with a coil cleaning brush and vacuum. A coil cleaning brush does a thorough job and will easily pay for itself. The refrigerator coil brush is bendable to fit in tight areas. They can be used for cleaning your dehumidifier and air conditioner coils too.

10 Ways to Update Your Home Without Major Renovations

  1. Create open spaces
  2. Add new lighting
  3. Update drawer pulls and handles on cabinets
  4. Update window treatments
  5. Create an outdoor room
  6. Landscape your yard
  7. Add easy to install wallpaper
  8. Spruce up your bathroom
  9. Make a man cave
  10. Paint
For more information on this list, go to:

Did You Know That You Can Buy a Home With Zero Down?

Lance Richards was telling me about some awesome new loan programs that he is approving right now. Two of his favorites are a low doc investor mortgage loan and a zero-down home buyer loan. Would you like to talk to Lance about these programs? Contact Lance Richards with First Fidelis Mortgage at (913) 205-9978.

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Remodeled Olathe Home! $75,000
Newer Carpet & Paint and a Deep cul-de-sac lot
Separate Bedroom, Great Room, and Kitchen/Dining Area
Where Else in Olathe Can You Buy a Move-In Ready Home For This Price?
For more information on this home Text: 306B to (913) 845-7912

Upcoming Listing - Ranch Home - 240's
3200 SF 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom Ranch Home
Finished Basement and Large Master Suite
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Huge 3 bedroom townhouse with 2.5 baths and Finished Basement! $169,900
Open floor plan, private master suite with walk-in closet and 2 car garage.
For more information on this home Text: 10341B to (913) 845-7912
Huge 5 Bedroom 2 Story with 3 Baths and 3 Car Garage! $349,900
Main Floor Bedroom, Formal Dining Room, and Dramatic Entry
Large Master Suite, Ready to Finish Basement, and Perfect Location
For more information on this home Text: 11007B to (913) 845-7912

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