Once again, we will be taking part in KCRAR’s Rock the Block on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017.

If you are interested in volunteering to participate in a full day of work on the exterior of a home in the 43rd block of Bellefontaine in KCMO (approx. 8:30a-3pm), we have a limited number of spots available. Christian Zarif will be heading up the BHGRE team this year, so please email her by Thursday, August 24, to secure your spot on the team.

The Heartland MLS statistics from July have been released and are available below for you to review and share with your clients. If you would like to view more, you can download the overview and the in-depth analysis.

Sales – YTD ▼ 0.2% to 25,018
Average Price – YTD ▲ 6.3% to $226,543
New Listings – YTD ▼ 2 units to 4,383
Johnson County
Sales – YTD ▼ 1.4% to 7,432
Average PriceYTD ▲ 7.5% to $317,768
New Listings – YTD ▼ 27 units to 1,200
Wyandotte County
Sales – YTD ▲ 2.1% to 1,132
Average Price – YTD ▲ 2.5% to $129,884
New Listings – YTD ▼ 38 units to 138
Jackson County
Sales – YTD ▼ 1.6% to 6,967
Average Price – YTD ▲ 7.2% to $185,339
New Listings – YTD ▲ 22 units to 1,248
Clay/Ray Counties
Sales – YTD ▼ 3.5% to 3,556
Average Price – YTD ▲ 5.5% to $199,696
New Listings – YTD ▲ 21 units to 669
Platte County
Sales – YTD ▼ 5.5% to 1,555
Average Price – YTD ▲ 6.1% to $250,045
New Listings – YTD ▲ 14 units to 279

Learn a little bit more about VCP and the wonderful work they do – as well as why we wanted to partner with them – by watching this brief video. The Veteran’s Community Project (VCP) is dedicated to putting an end to veteran homelessness and you can help! We’re trying to raise $15,000 to build a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes Tiny House for a homeless veteran.

If you’d like to donate, please make checks payable to Veteran’s Community Project. In the notes sections please write BHGRE KCH. All checks can be sent to Valerie Rolfes through interoffice mail at the corporate office.

We’re excited to announce that BHGRE Kansas City Homes has been named as one of the top residential real estate companies in the Kansas City area, as a part of their “Best Of Business” issue.

From the article: “BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS, our Silver medalist in this red-hot business sector, ushered the sales of more than 4,600 homes last year.”

This a reflection on every one of you for helping to make this company so successful and so worthy of recognation. Thanks for all you do!

The Marketing Department is accepting submissions for the Fall issue of Distinctive Collection digital magazine. Distinctive Collection listings in Kansas City are those luxury homes priced at $600K or more. Send your submissions (address, MLS #, and a minimum of five higher resolution photos – one should include the front of the house) to the marketing department no later than end-of-day, Friday, September 15. The digital magazine will go live in early October.