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    Emotional Intelligence in Real Estate Negotiations

    By Ron Henderson | June 23, 2023

    Negotiations can often become tense and emotionally charged, particularly when parties have different expectations or conflicting interests. I recently heard a fellow Realtor® say, "We are the thermostat, not the thermometer of the transaction. We set the tone, not measure it." Your Realtor® has two buckets, one with water and one with gasoline. An agent with a high level of emotional intelligence understands which one to use. Read More

    Exploring the Charm of Condominium Living in Kansas City

    By Ron Henderson | June 9, 2023

    Kansas City offers a remarkable range of housing options to its residents. Among these, condominiums have gained significant popularity in recent years. Combining the best of apartment living with the advantages of homeownership, condominiums in Kansas City provide an enticing choice for those seeking a convenient and urban lifestyle. Read More

    My Cheap Vacations

    By Ron Henderson | May 26, 2023

    Some of you may have seen my recent vacation photos on Facebook. Over the last six months, I’ve traveled to Vero Beach Florida, Guatemala, St Louis, Scottsdale Arizona, Ft Lauderdale Florida, and Moab Utah. Some of these trips have been fairly expensive, like Scottsdale and Ft Lauderdale (mostly because of the resorts I chose to... Read More

    The Spring Parade of Homes is happening right now

    By Ron Henderson | May 5, 2023

    wife and I decided to take a Saturday afternoon and go see all the new construction homes on the Spring Homes Tour. This time though, we decided to only look at homes priced over $700,000. That was a few years ago so a home at $700,000 in Kansas City was considered the starting point of the luxury market. Today that number is probably closer to $1 million. New construction prices pretty much start at $500,000 now, so a $700,000 home is more average in most new construction communities. Read More

    We Need Your Help!

    By Ron Henderson | April 21, 2023

    Dear Friends and Clients, Normally I write an article about the real estate market or just something interesting that’s going on in my life, but this week I needed to write something a little different. Although the real estate market is moving forward and our team is still selling homes, this Spring real estate market... Read More

    When Will Home Prices Drop in Kansas City?

    By Ron Henderson | April 7, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a house right now, you’re not alone. The housing market has seen a lot of unusual trends in the past couple of years, so it makes sense that you’d want the latest update on what’ll happen in the market before you decide to buy or sell. The truth... Read More

    Three Years Ago, Our Entire World Changed

    By Ron Henderson | March 24, 2023

    Three years ago on Saturday, March 21, 2020, I was running some errands late in the afternoon. I’d forgotten and left my phone in the car and when I got back into the vehicle, I looked down and noticed I had more than 20 voicemails and text messages on my phone! Most of the voicemails... Read More

    My Many Travels

    By Ron Henderson | March 8, 2023

    I had some changes in my life last year that caused me to give serious thought to what I want in this life. As I’m getting older, I realized there are many places I want to travel to and experience new things. In September, I threw this out to all my friends and family to... Read More

    Methodist Communion and Welch’s Grape Juice

    By Ron Henderson | February 15, 2023

    This last Sunday morning at Church, we took communion and the pastor explained they are offering cups with grape juice or wine, depending on your preference. He then gave a quick mention of how Welch’s Grape Juice got started with the United Methodist Church way back in 1800’s. I’m always fascinated by these little business... Read More

    House Hunting Feels Like Online Dating

    By Ron Henderson | February 10, 2023

    I was talking to one of our home buying clients earlier this week. He’s a single guy and he told me that buying a home feels a little like online dating. That made me laugh out loud, but then when he elaborated, I decided he might be right! I’M NOT SURE I CAN TRUST THE... Read More