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

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Walking Trails Close to Joplin

Sure it is January, but with this weather anytime is a good time to enjoy our walking trails that are close to Joplin.  
1914-w-14th-078And now you can easily find these great trails.  This is my first attempt at Google My Map. Let me know if can easily find Wildcat Park, Frisco Greenway Trail or Ruby Jack.

Enjoy all our area has to offer. And give me a call if you would like to find a home close to any of these.

 

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.

Keller Williams of SWMO Celebrates 10 Years

On Tuesday, March 8, Keller Williams Realty of SWMO  celebrated ten years in business.

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I began my real estate career 8 months later in November of 2016 at Keller Williams.  We were a small office then.  I think there may have been around 30 agents. But over the years agents in Joplin realize that clearly this is a company where you want to work.  We have grown to an office of over 120 agents.  Keller Williams Realty of SWMO is the number one real estate office in the area.  Keller Williams is the number one real estate company in the country. There are some very good reason for this growth.  If you are thinking about a career in real estate, I would be happy to talk to you and tell you why this is.

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JHAP Funds Are Running Out

JHAP, Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program, announced this week that funds for this enormously popular loan program that can give buyers up to $30000 for the purchase of a home are running out.

There are 50 spots left but 25 people have already made appointments. After that people can go on a waiting list until the funds are gone.

To qualify for this program, you must meet income requirements, be eligible for a home loan, and purchase a home that meets the JHAP guidelines.

So act fast and give me a call to find out more about how you can use this program to purchase a purchase a home.