We now have a presence on social media dedicated to luxury home consumers – our new Distinctive Collection Facebook page.

This new page will exclusively showcase Kansas City Homes’ Distinctive Collection listings, include regular posts about luxury homes, lifestyle and design, link to our Distinctive Collection magazine and much more.

Be sure to like our new Facebook page, and share it with all your clients who may be interested in the high-end home market.

Most real estate agents follow a similar marketing pattern to sell homes. First, the property description and images appear on MLS. The agent places ads in local publications and adds the property listing to social media. Then an open house is held, and the agent follows up with brokers and clients via phone and email. All of these tried-and-true methods are effective but don’t make agents stand out from the competition. It’s time to dare to be different. Consider one or more fun and inspiring real estate business marketing ideas. Read complete article.

Source: BHGRE Blog, Monday, August 13, 2018

An overhaul in how several major credit reporting agencies factor in negative credit information is prompting millions of consumers’ credit scores to rise. Collection events were struck from 8 million consumers’ credit reports in the 12 months ending in June. The New York Federal Reserve reported Tuesday that consumers who had at least one collections account removed from their credit reports are seeing an 11-point increase to their scores. Read complete article.

Source: REALTORMag, Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Marketing Department is now accepting submissions of 600k+ homes for the Fall issue of the Distinctive Collection digital magazine.

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. Deadline is Monday, August 27. The digital magazine will go live in early/mid September.

Real estate professionals can reach highly targeted niches simply by investing in their success with boosted posts. When it comes to marketing a real estate business, every cent counts. Facebook is a great way to target those who are most likely to use your real estate services. Read complete article.

Source: BHGRE Clean Slate Blog, Thursday, August 2, 2018

It is with great sorrow that we must share the news that Betsy Titterington (PV/SL) passed away late last week. Betsy was a wonderful person and a great agent. She will be missed not only by her office, but by the entire Kansas City Homes family. Betsy’s memorial service will be at 10:30am Saturday, August 18th at the First Lutheran Church located at 6400 Stateline Rd. in Mission Hills, KS. A reception will immediately follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the church or the Titterington fountain at Central Methodist Church located at 5200 Oak St in KCMO

The new required fields for Heartland MLS that were announced in January will officially be taking effect on Aug. 7. This means that entry of square footage and lot size will be required, and that detailed directions to listed properties, more than simply directing to Google Maps, will be required along with a relevant photo of the property.

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Source: RESourceKC.com, Friday, August 3, 2018

For most people, buying a home is one of the largest purchases they will ever make. This is often a daunting and complicated task and, as real estate agents, we are relied on to do everything in our power to provide them with the best possible experience. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on us to ensure that every client is completely satisfied. Read complete article.

Source: Inman News, Tuesday July 24, 2018