Big Home Seller’s Mistake – Bad Pictures

Great pictures can sell your home! One of the biggest mistakes that home sellers make is using poor quality pictures. True, there are many buyers who do not use a computer to search for a home. But most home buyers do search on the internet. National Association of Realtors found that last year 92% of home buyers used the internet in some way to find a home.

Your pictures can sell your home.

While bad pictures can be amusing, 1 bad picture 2 bad picture disturbing,

Or thought provoking3 bad picture

Great pictures can sell your home!


To get some outstanding pictures that show off your home’s features while also attracting buyer’s interests, give me a call. 417-825-1042

What’s My Home Worth?

Would you like to know how much your home is worth?  You don’t have to be thinking of selling your home to be interested in what it would sell for today.


What you paid for it, how much you owe, what you need, what your neighbor said, and what it would cost to replace are all interesting figures.  But I can tell you what buyers in today’s market in your area will pay for a home.

Just click on the link, What is My Home Worth, and fill out the information. I am happy to help you.

Red Day 2015

Each year our Keller Williams agency has Red Day.  On this day, our agency focuses on a community project that needs a little extra help.  In the past we have remodeled and bought extra supplies and equipment for Lafayette House, Boys and Girls Club, and the Webb City CP Center, to name a few.

This year, we are helping Watered Gardens.  This is a highly regarded agency that helps the disadvantaged in the area.  Some of the ways that Watered Gardens serves the poor is by providing shelter, meals. food, mentoring and job placement. So you can see why this year we are super excited to help this place.

Red Day 2015 Pub

We have big plans to add furniture, storage, lay carpet, paint offices, plumb the baptismal font, plant flowers and supply 2 very large bike racks, and more!.

One way we are able to do all this is with the community help.  We partner with many of our affiliates to get the job done.  We also sell a hot dog or hamburger lunch to raise funds.

Here is where you can help.  You can purchase one of these delicious lunches on May 14.  If your office orders 10 or more lunches, we deliver. $5 gets you a fresh off the grill hot dog or hamburger, plus chips, a cookie and soda! YUM.

Just give me a call  (417-825-1042) to place your order. And then enjoy!

Fifty Shades of Grey & Joplin Real Estate

Fifty Shades of Grey hits the box office this weekend.  And while the movie may make you blush, the many shades of grey homes in Joplin will make you want to buy a new home!

We currently have a great inventory of gray

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and other color homes to choose from.

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If you don’t plan on seeing the movie Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, you may want to do some house shopping.  Just give me a call. 417-825-1042.

New Blog Look and Stats for December

Since I have been writing a blog since 2011, I thought it was time for a new look.  So last week I changed my “theme.” What do you think?  Is it easy to read?

My goal with my blog is to give you quick information about real estate issues, particularly how they pertain to Southwest Missouri.

Speaking of information about the area, here are some stats for the month of December: There were 844 active residential listings, 172 new listings were added that month and  the average days on the market (DOM) is 127.  That is pretty active for the month of December.

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If you would like more information about real estate, just contact me.

Joplin’s Zoning, JHAP, Flood Maps and More


I have had many hits on a blog I wrote about Joplin Zoning map.  Since I wrote that blog, Joplin has changed their on-line zoning map.

The good news is that this new map give information not only on zoning, but also flood areas, JHAP and more. But the bad news is that this map is a bit tricky to navigate.  But just follow these steps and you will be able to gain lots of information about parcels of land in Joplin.

First thing you want to do click on this ink for the integritygis map. This is a handy tool for looking for information for parcels of land in Joplin. You can search for lots in the JHAP area, investigate the zoning of a particular lot or check out if a piece of land is in a flood zone.

When you get to the integritygis site, accept their terms.

Once in, click on the “Map and Data Sources” tab then click on “Show Layers” Under map layers, you will see a + box by “Landbase”, click on this box.  We are almost there!!

By checking the different boxes, you can search for zoning, school, subdivisions and more.  To find if a parcel of land is in a flood zone, click on Water Record.

To find information on a particular piece of land, click on the “Search” tab. This will give you different options for searching.  You can search by parcel number, owner’s name, or site address.

If this doesn’t help you, I have found the fine people at city hall to be most helpful.  The number there is 417-624-0820. If you would like to buy or sell any property give me a call as I am also most helpful. My number is 417-825-1042.

What’s going on with JHAP?


Designated JHAP Area

JHAP, Joplin Homebuyer’s Assistance Program, is a great home loan program that will give buyers 20% up to $30,000 towards the purchase price of  a home in the designated area.

It started out with $12.5 million and has so far use $5.6 million to assist qualifying home buyers.  That means there is still $6.9 million!


Qualifying Income


Interested? Contact me for more information at 417-825-1042.