Joplin Maps for Zoning, Flood Plains and More

Forget all the other blogs that I have written about Joplin zoning maps. (The map seem to be changed often!)  This is the latest  link that will take you to a map that will not only tell you about the zoning in Joplin,  but street and utility information also.

But, my favorite map for information about the area is on the  Beacon website.   You can pay for membership to Beacon but there is plenty of information even if you are not a member. This website has maps  that give you information about Jasper County.

You can find out if property is in a flood zone,  who is the  owner of  a piece of land, zoning in Carthage,  historic districts, path of the Joplin tornado and much more.

If you wish to become a Beacon member there is even more information.

Of course the best way to find out about a piece of property is to ask a realtor.  Give me a call for information about any property.  I am happy to help. 417-825-1042

 

 

May is National Moving Month!

May is the unofficial start of summer, the end of school, kick off for many vacations and also

National Moving Month!  

For many buyers this is a great time to make a move.  The weather is more cooperative, kids are out school and can help out!  If your kids are changing school districts, this makes for a nice flow of events.

I suppose that that is why May is National Moving Month.

Because of this, my good friend Stuart Price who works for the local NBC station, KSN, asked if I would help him with a story on what buyers should look for as they embark on their search for a new home. I was happy to help out.  Make sure to check out this story on Fourstateshomepage.com

Buyers can do a lot of home shopping on-line, but that is just a start. There are a few other things that you should do before you even go to look at a home.

First, check with a lender to see how much you can borrow and what type of loan would work best for you.

Next, do a drive by to see if this is the neighborhood where you would like to reside.

Then, call a real estate agent who can work for you to make sure that you are getting the best deal and have a smooth transaction.

Happy May!

 

A Great Time to be a Home Seller

It has been awhile since I have talked about the absorption rate so I thought I would share this graph with you from the Ozark Gateway MLS.

For those of you who don’t want to know all the math of this interesting statistic let me just tell you that this means our inventory is low and houses are selling fast.

Last year at this time it would have taken 6 months to go through all our home inventory, but right now it would take less than 5 months.

So if you have been thinking about selling and needed a little nudge.  This is your little nudge. Now is a good time to be a home seller and now is a great time to get you home on the market.

 

Give me a call and let me help you get you home sold. 417-825-1042 cell 417-623-9900 office

Tuxedo Kitchens?

A Tuxedo Kitchen is listed on several sites as a top kitchen trend for 2017.  So what is it?

Tuxedo kitchens cabinets have light colored upper cabinets such as white white combined with darker, even black, lower cabinets.

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Do you like the look? And if you are thinking of selling, should you upgrade to this new style?

Give me a call and I can help you figure out what upgrades would get you the most return on your investment.

Career as a Realtor

 

To work at our KW office in Joplin, first you must get your Missouri Real Estate License.  To get your license, follow these steps:

How to Become a Realtor in Missouri

  1. Complete pre-license education, 48 hour MO pre-license course and a 24 hour MO practice course.  You can do this on line or come to a class taught in the evenings at our office.
  2. Apply for license
  3. Pass the state and national exam
  4. Background check and finger printing

Select a managing broker.  I would highly recommend Keller Williams.

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License Qualifications

  1. Must be 18 years old
  2. Show evidence of fingerprinting through state approved vendor
  3. Pass background check
  4. Fulfill ONE of the following:
    1. Earn a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of the 48 hour and 24 hour course, pass both the state and national exam and submit your application within 6 months.
    2. Be a licensed attorney and pass both sections of the exam.
    3. Have a current and active license from another state and pass the Missouri exam.

 

WHY WORK as a KW AGENT?

There is a reason why Keller Williams has the most agents in North America.  Keller Williams is place that cares about the community.

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Keller Williams is a great work environment.

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To find out more about becoming a KW realtor, contact me.

Being a KW Realtor

 

cropped-kellerwilliams_prim_logo_rgb.jpg   Our local Keller Williams office in Joplin

is growing.  With over 100 agents, we have the most agent of any real estate office in Joplin.  But it looks like this is a reflection of Keller Williams as a whole.  Inman reports:

“In Q2 2016, the franchisor had a net gain of 6,073 agents — up 9.2 percent year-over-year. These agents closed 277,594 transactions, an increase of 16.1 percent from the second quarter of 2015. Moreover, the company’s $78.4 billion in sales volume represented a 19.6 percent increase from a year prior.”

As an agent I can understand why the company is growing.  It is a great place to work.

Give me a call and I can share with what it is like to be a KW agent and why you would want to work here.