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    Why Selling a House in the Winter May Be the Best Decision Ever

    By Ron Henderson | January 17, 2023

    Nobody buys or sells a home in the winter, right? Wrong! In fact, if you check the numbers, you’ll find that a good chunk of home purchases happen during the coldest months of the year. Yes, spring is generally the most popular time of year to sell a house, with hordes of buyers looking to move... Read More

    5 Quick Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

    By Ron Henderson | January 11, 2023

    From time to time, our real estate team invites an industry expert to join us at our Friday morning team meetings and speak on a subject they’re passionate about. In two weeks, we will hear from Janna Fox, CEO of ReScore. Unlike other credit counseling companies here in Kansas City, ReScore doesn’t charge a monthly... Read More

    The History of New Year’s Resolutions

    By Ron Henderson | December 29, 2022

    The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March when the crops were planted. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu,... Read More

    Better Communication with People

    By Ron Henderson | December 14, 2022

    A few weeks ago I was at a party and standing with a small group of people, chatting about various subjects. It was just small talk and nothing too serious, but one of the men in the group felt the need to respond to every statement that was made. And worse, no matter what the... Read More

    When is the perfect time to get pre-approved for a mortgage?

    By Ron Henderson | November 30, 2022

    I wish that homebuyers understood the importance of getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Too many times, they start looking at homes online, touring open houses and even talking to a real estate agent well in advance of actually getting that pre-approval letter. Look, I get it, digging into your financial situation isn’t the fun part.... Read More

    Thousands of Realtors Quitting the Business

    By Ron Henderson | November 19, 2022

    In March 2020 when the pandemic hit, the restaurant where Jennifer Smith was working as a waitress announced a temporary closure. By June, it turned into a permanent one. Unemployment was a shock for Jennifer, who had been working in the restaurant industry for 15 years. “That was heartbreaking,” she said. “Being in the restaurant... Read More

    Being a Realtor® is not what you think it is

    By Ron Henderson | November 4, 2022

    Being a Realtor® is one of those occupations that many people are interested in. Friends tell me all the time, “I thought about getting my real estate license at one point” or they’ll tell me they had their license for a while but quit within a few months. When I question them further about this,... Read More

    Please Don’t Listen to the News Media

    By Ron Henderson | October 21, 2022

    Almost every week now, someone calls or emails me to ask about the real estate market in Kansas City. Too many times I find they’ve been listening to the news media and have skewed information. I typically begin with, “Let me ask you this; do you believe everything you hear on the news?” Most of... Read More

    Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

    By Ron Henderson | September 28, 2022

    If recent headlines about the Kansas City housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years. Buyer Demand Then and Now During the pandemic, mortgage rates hit record... Read More

    Recession Doesn’t Equal Housing Crisis

    By Ron Henderson | August 26, 2022

    In the coming months, you’re going to start hearing a lot of talk about how a recession will negatively affect the housing market. I wanted to give you some facts because apparently, we live in a world where sensationalization and “clickbait” news articles are now the norm. I recently attended a financial services seminar where... Read More