How To Write a Successful Offer In A Competitive Market

How To Write a Successful Offer In A Competitive Market

In this market of multiple offers and “quick moving” inventory, it’s important when you find the “right” home that you act quickly and correctly to get the homes of your dreams.

1. Prepare a written offer

Written offers are taken more seriously than verbal ones. In a carefully constructed offer, you can highlight the things that make you a strong buyer and convey concisely what you want. You can also highlight things that make you offer more appealing. For example, if you are a first-time home buyer and do not have a home to sell.

The Small Charming Parks in Our Area...

The Small Charming Parks in Our Area...

Niekamp Park

This is the perfect little family getaway located in St. Martins, Missouri. It is just off of Verdant Lane toward the end... just follow the signs.

The McMichael Family had their Reunion here for years. It is a great place to just go for lunch with the kids or to have an event. The pavilion is quite large and there is a grilling area plus nice restrooms.

Lots of benches are around this mostly shaded area. There is plenty of room for sports and it even has a ball diamond. The playground equipment is where your kids will enjoy having room to play.

Come and enjoy this quiet, little park.

July 2019 Year-to-Date Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

July 2019 Year-to-Date Jefferson City Area Home Sales Statistics

So far this year, there have been 1,235 NEW LISTINGS. Last year, at this time, there were 1,221 New Listings. The whole Jefferson City MLS is running about the same as the previous year.

Last year, on the 21st of July, there were 96 Homes Under Contract so far that month. This July, as of the 21st, there are 138 HOMES UNDER CONTRACT. A huge increase from the same time in 2018.

Real Estate Advice You Should Ignore

Real Estate Advice You Should Ignore

Buying or selling your home is a big decision. It’s natural to have questions, but how can you tell if the information and advice you receive is accurate to your situation? Not only can you find bad information online but it might come from unexpected sources, like your friends, your family and even your agent. Here are a few of terrible real estate advice that you should ignore each and every time.

A place where, “Everyone knows your name…” - Shop Girl

A place where, “Everyone knows your name…” - Shop Girl

Wouldn’t you like to go where everyone knows your name?

When you pull up to this mild yellow building, you have no idea just how special this place is going to be. It is the start to something that sparks your curiosity and draws you in. The intriguing outside, leads right into the inside as you can't look away from what is surrounding you. It’s not a craft store, it’s not an antique store, it’s not even a fine store, but IT’S A FIND STORE.

How To Buy A House That Isn't For Sale

How To Buy A House That Isn't For Sale

Most people won't be faced with the dilemma of trying to purchase a house that isn't for sale, but the number could be higher.  There are plenty of people who buy houses where they settled based on what was currently available.  Maybe they really wanted an extra bedroom, an extra garage, more closets or even 9' ceilings, but decided to live without certain features because they could find one house that had them all.  If the feature can be added/changed at a later date, such as different types of counter tops, or remodeling a bathroom, then setting for not having it may be acceptable.  However, when the types of features that are missing could be costly or impossible to add, that is when settling becomes more difficult.

If the buyer had a savvy real estate agent they might have proposed looking at houses that are not on the market that best match their wish list and approach the owner about interest in selling.  It doesn't guarantee finding the dream house, but it does expand the pool of possibilities.