On Monday, March 22, REALTOR® Magazine announced that Alex Goering (Blue Valley) had been selected as a member of their ’30 Under 30 Class’ of 2019.

Alex and his 29 fellow honorees will be featured in the May/June issue of REALTOR Magazine® where readers nationwide can learn more about them and the success, drive, and dedication that helped earn them a spot on this prestigious list. Congratulations, Alex! We’re so proud of you!

The Liberty office is all moved into their new space and now they’re ready to show it off. All of BHGRE Kansas City Homes is invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 30th. Join all the fun, food and festivities while you check out Liberty’s new …and Better home! See you there!

It’s that time of year, again. We’re kicking off our annual house-shaped sign promotion. “For Sale” or “Open House” signs are $5.90 per sign. The minimum order is 3 signs of either “For Sale” or “Open House”, per agent. Stakes are sold separately and cost $3.50 each. To order, fill out this form and turn it in with a check to your office’s administrative assistant no later than end of day Thursday, March 28.

It’s that time of year again . . . time to order your Royals magnet schedules. Once again, we have secured a discounted price for your order, starting at just .40¢ per magnet when you use code RGOCBHGJ40

To place your order, visit the Magnet Street site or call (800) 788-8633, and select your schedule design to begin.

Kick Off Week February 11th-15th 10-Noon @ Corporate Training Room. Group will meet the following 12 weeks on Mondays from 10-Noon

Start 2019 off right with the Peak Producers training program. Peak Producers will give you a step-by-step action plan to overcome peaks and valleys in your income and produce at a consistently high level. Whether you’re a 16-year veteran or a brand-new agent, this 12-week training program gives you the strategies to build a rock-solid real estate business.

Cost $395 – Deadline to Register is February 1st please email Janet Johnston

Have you ever been out to lunch with a business associate who continually checks their phone in the middle of your discussion? Or are you guilty of doing this yourself? It’s not exactly the most professional interaction. Screens today seem to be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, your online and social media interactions with clients help you stay connected and even gain new leads. On the other, your device becomes your ball and chain, causing distractions and contributing to the loss of intimacy in face-to-face interactions. Read complete article

Source: REALTORMag, Tuesday, December 4, 2018

2018 is quickly nearing its end. That means the marketing department is hard at work planning our annual year-end celebration and producing the recap video. We need all your photos from gatherings, office events, social occasions, fundraisers, and basically any time your agents and staff got together in the past year. We want to showcase as many people as we can from all the offices, so the more pics we can get, the better!

To make it easier to share your pics with us, we’ve created a folder on Google Drive where you can just drop in your image files. Get those pictures in now so we can create the best video yet!

With prospective buyers traditionally taking more time off work during the holidays, it may be wise to hold an open house during this time to bring more traffic to your listing. Some buyers may even be looking to purchase a home before ringing in the new year. But in this colder season, use these tips from RISMedia to host an open house during the holidays. Read complete article

Source: REALTORMag, Monday, December 3, 2018

More millennials are pursuing homeownership now than ever before. The national homeownership rate rose to 64.4 percent in the third quarter this year—an increase of half a percentage point over a year ago, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s largely attributed to the rise in new, first-time home buyers. Read complete article

Source: REALTORMag, Thursday, November 29, 2018

Amy Chorew, our Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate VP of Learning, interviewed three top brokers to gain insights on their best practices for lead generation. John Jackson from John Jackson Neighborhood Real Estate, Lane Hornung from 8z Real Estate, and Heather Bush from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Capital Area were excited to share their expertise. Read complete article

Source: BHGRE Blog, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

On Monday, March 22, REALTOR® Magazine announced that Alex Goering (Blue Valley) had been selected as a member of their ’30 Under 30 Class’ of 2019.

Alex and his 29 fellow honorees will be featured in the May/June issue of REALTOR Magazine® where readers nationwide can learn more about them and the success, drive, and dedication that helped earn them a spot on this prestigious list. Congratulations, Alex! We’re so proud of you!

The Liberty office is all moved into their new space and now they’re ready to show it off. All of BHGRE Kansas City Homes is invited to the grand opening and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, April 30th. Join all the fun, food and festivities while you check out Liberty’s new …and Better home! See you there!

It’s that time of year, again. We’re kicking off our annual house-shaped sign promotion. “For Sale” or “Open House” signs are $5.90 per sign. The minimum order is 3 signs of either “For Sale” or “Open House”, per agent. Stakes are sold separately and cost $3.50 each. To order, fill out this form and turn it in with a check to your office’s administrative assistant no later than end of day Thursday, March 28.

During the 2019 Fusion Event in Las Vegas, NV, BHGRE Kansas City Homes took home some serious hardware highlighting our amazing year in 2018.

  • 5th Place for Total Units as a Company
  • 6th Place for Total Volume as a Company
  • Company P.A.I.G.E. Award
  • 1st Place for Team Volume – Tradition Home Group
  • 2nd Place Team Volume – N Ward Residential
  • 7th Place Team Volume – Gale Team
  • 3rd Place for Team Units – Tradition Home Group

Congratulations to the award-winning teams and to everyone who helped us have such a great year!

The average homeowner remains ill-informed about real estate commissions, according to a recent survey of 1,000 Americans who indicated they were planning to sell their homes within the next year. The survey from St. Louis-based Clever Real Estate found that 45 percent of home sellers didn’t know they were expected to pay the buyer’s agent commission. Only 35 percent knew what the standard commission fee is as determined by their home’s final sale price. Read complete article.

The majority of Americans—79 percent recently surveyed—still believe that owning a home is a vital component of achieving the American dream, according to a Bankrate.com survey of more than 2,000 consumers. Americans placed achieving homeownership ahead of retirement (68 percent), having a successful career (63 percent), and owning an automobile (58 percent), according to the survey. Read complete article.

Source: REALTORMag, Wednesday, March 6, 2019

We need your help to win the Harvesters Go for the Green food drive campaign for the 7th year in a row!

Once again we are giving away a custom playhouse that will be the centerpiece of our float in the Brookside St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th and the Kansas City Parade on March 17th. To win it, all you have to do is donate to their online food drive page.

For every dollar you donate to Harvesters, there is an added chance to win the playhouse. So, donate often. Need more information? Email: parade@kansascityhomes.com

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market.

Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right. Read complete article.