Career in Real Estate with Keller Williams   Leave a comment

If you are thinking of a career in real estate, you want to work at Keller Williams Realty, a company that has reported record growth, productivity and profitability.


There is a reason for this record growth.   Keller Williams is a company that believes in giving back.

Each year in May, there is Red Day.  This is a day set aside to focus a need in the community.  Last year in Joplin, our office worked to raise money and remodel Lafayette House, a local domestic women’s shelter.

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Delivering lunches fundraiser

Keller Williams also gives back to its agents through profit sharing.  This s a program  in which a percent of every market center’s profits every month is returned to agents who have contributed by bringing other productive agents to the office.

It is great to work for a company with such a great philosophy.  Does this sound like something you would like to explore?  I would be happy to talk to you about this, just give me a call.

St. Mary’s Quilt Restored   3 comments

St. Mary Church in Joplin, MO was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado. We not only lost our place of worship, but also many of the artifacts that went along with making the church our home.

But fortunately, someone found the quilt that had hung in the church vestibule.  This quilt was completed by a ladies of the parish in 1988 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of St. Mary’s Church. The ladies did lots of work to quilt together embroidered squares that symbolized the different activities going on in the church at that time.  Entering the church, all could enjoy the hard work of these ladies while thinking fondly of the fellowship our church offered.  My kids always thought there should be a square for their favorite thing, the donuts we had after masses.

The tornado left the quilt a bit of a mess.  It was dirty and ragged.  It was taken to St. Peter’s Church in Joplin by Susan Howell.  This quilt was dear to Susan because it was her son who made the frame for the quilt as his Eagle Project.



When Chris Perrey discovered that the quilt had survived and was at St. Peter’s, she asked if she could have it to repair.  The quilt was a bit beat up from the tornado.  Much of the embroidery was gone. And it was ripped in a few places. Chris began working on it but wanted to get it back in shape for the opening of the new St. Mary’s Church.  The church is scheduled to open at its new location on December 17.

That is when Chris asked me if I could do needlepoint.  It had been a while since I had picked up embroidery thread, but I was willing to give it a try.  Then Sheri Kinler joined us to help get the work done.

Chris Perrey finding just the right thread.Sheri finishing a block.

As we worked on repairing the quilt we thought of all the ladies who had originally worked on the quilt.  I hope they had as much fun making it as we did repairing it.  We also thought all the memories we had of our old church, all the different types of fellowships that the squares represented.  !cid_38601564-3ED1-44C7-B06A-2C3A8BBE8DA2

Good New!  Today we finished the embroidery work on the quilt.  We hope that in the new church there will be a spot for this dear friend of ours.


New Listings   Leave a comment

Whether you want to live in town or out in the country, look no further..


Want to live conveniently in town?  At 2921 Lincoln, Joplin, you can live in a three bedroom 2 bath ranch home in a quality neighborhood.    This home located just north of Zora is a one level home with a cozy fireplace and cheery sun room to make the home comfortable in any season. This home is priced at $139,500.



Or maybe you prefer the spacious quietness of country living. .  At 3579 Gum Road there is a manufactured home on 9.47 acres for $99,000. This four bedroom home has all new flex water lines, new HVAC, and new electrical. The laminate floor and kitchen cabinets are also brand new.


Give me a call about these or other homes for more information.

J-HAP Joplin   Leave a comment

Are you wondering whether or not you qualify for the J-HAP program?  And what is the J-HAP program?

The city of Joplin has grant money that they are using to help people purchase a primary residence in the area of Joplin that was hit hard by the 2011 tornado.

Qualified buyers can receive up to 20% of the purchase price!  So how do you know if you will qualify.

Your income is one of the factors that is considered.

You must qualify for a mortgage and fill out all the required paperwork. You can get all the required forms from the J-HAP office located at 519 S. Main.

If your home is in the J-HAP area and you have been thinking of selling now is a great time to put your home on the market.

Let me help you with buying or selling your J-HAP home.



JHAP Homes Sell Fast   Leave a comment

Do you live in the area of Joplin that was hit by the Tornado in May 2011? If you live in this area and are thinking of selling your home, now is the time.


The homes that I have listed in this area have gone under contract in less than 2 weeks! And the reason is the Joplin Home Buying Assistance Program or JHAP program that is available to buyers.

JHAP can provide the buyer with up to 20% of the home cost. The buyer must qualify for this program. The home must be in the JHAP area and pass inspection. This program makes a home in that area extremely attractive to many buyers because it provides them with free money.

This program is available until the money runs out. So if you have thought about selling now is a great time to sell fast and get the most for your money. I would be happy to  provide more information.


JHAP Home   Leave a comment

Do you want to use JHAP money to buy a home?

The home at 2813  S. Iowa may be the home for you. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home has over 1227 sq ft of living space, attached garage and a fenced in yard. Some of the upgrades in the home include the gas fireplace and master shower. The gas fireplace has all the bells and whistles including carbon monoxide monitor. The walk in master shower has an extra wide door and seat. It also has a bar to hold onto for extra safety. And the price is $93,000.

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Are you wondering what JHAP is? It is the loan program grant for the part of Joplin affected by the 2011 tornado. As a buyer you must meet certain guidelines and of course the property must be eligible.

If you have any questions, I would be happy to help you.

Posted September 1, 2014 by Mary Plunkett, Realtor in Uncategorized

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Executive Homes in Joplin, Mo   Leave a comment


Need more information on executive homes in Joplin. These links will let you know about the homes in some of the most desirable areas in Joplin. Many are located minutes from the hospital, but you can also check the map to see where in Joplin these neighborhoods are located.

Arbor HillsNorthridge EstatesOak Pointe, Sunset Ridge, Highlands, Waters Edge,

Westberry Farms, Wildwood, Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, Ridges

You can  look up more information at Keller Williams Realty.

And of course you can always give me a call to get detailed information

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