When prepping to sell a home, one of the common concerns is, “curb appeal”. Curb Appeal is the concept that a house can be appealing; inspire buyers to ooh-and-aah, during mere drive by. Because we want your home to be appealing to buyers, both inside and out, I have constructed a list of ten, do-it-yourself, “Curb Appeal Wins”.

1.) Take care of “eyesores”: not the literal kind (though if you have those you should take care of them too!). Eyesores are anything on your house, or in your yard, that would be unappealing to an, otherwise interested, buyer. Common culprits are: electrical boxes, pipes, wires, air conditioners, hoses, trash bins, random clutter from yard projects and/or kids’ toys.
2.) Manicure lawn and flower beds: This will require mowing and weeding. Not everyone’s favorite activity I know, but the results do wonders! In the spring, summer, and early fall, purchasing and planting a few bright annual flowers can make your yard pop, without breaking the bank! Just make sure you remember to water!
3.) Pretty up your windows: Whether that means adding flower boxes, shutters, freshening up the trim, or all the above. Any of these choices are guaranteed to draw the buyer’s eye.
4.) Dazzle your door: You can do this by adding trim, sanding, painting, staining, or replacing if needed. Even something as small as installing a new door-nob and lock can make a dull door shine.
If you have a screen door with your front door it is best if it’s a nice one. If the screen is torn or rusty it’s better to remove it and have no screen than leave it and have the entrance to your house be a dingy one.
5.) Fix up your mail box: Much like your door, your mail box is on the greeting front-lines. Whether a buyer is driving by or pulling in for a showing, they will pass and see your mailbox. You may enjoy your giant bass themed letter catcher, but the your prospective buyer may not. Make that first impression a good one.
6.) Visible, clean, house numbers: Many people look up house listings online and may choose to drive by on their own, viewing the neighborhood, and catching a glimpse of your house from their car. If you do not have a clearly visible house number buyers may miss your house altogether. Make sure your numbers are big, clean, and installed in a spot visible from the road.
7.) Trim your trees and shrubs: Buyers are looking to buy a house not a jungle, don’t let the greenery upstage your beautiful home.
8.) Fix the fence: If you have a fence of any kind make sure it’s in good repair. Once again this will be one of the first things a buyers sees, along with anything else in your front yard. If you don’t have a fence, they can be an aesthetically pleasing asset. There are a number of easily installed picket fences that, if well kept, can spruce up a yard of any size and shape.
9.) Sweep off your roof: Depending on where you live moss and debris can be a relentless problem. Just for roof maintenance alone, you need to keep the green growth and foreign objects away (this applies to pine needles, heavy snow loads and/or ice and anything clogging or growing in your gutters!). Be very careful when doing this, or better yet, hire a professional! Clean roofs are preferred, but SAFETY FIRST!!
10.) Clean concrete and walkways: Pressure wash, sweep, patch, lay fresh bark or gravel, whatever it takes to freshen it up.
First impressions can make or break the sale of a home. May yours the one that leaves buyers oohing-and-aahing!
Please give me a call if you have any questions at all!
I would LOVE to be YOUR agent!!
Debbie Chase/ReeceNichols
Email: debbiechase@reecenichols
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NEW LISTING: 9655 Adrian Place NOW PENDING!!

Thirteen days on the market and we are now PENDING! Open House, previously scheduled for Sunday has be cancelled!!

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9655 Adrian Place KCMO

Beautiful and immaculate 3 bed, 3 bath, newer home in quiet Cul-de-Sac. Brick front, gorgeous wood flooring, granite counters, gas fireplace, surround sound, installed exterior cameras, & proximity to major shopping!

This home has it all! With a large master bedroom who’s bay window perfectly frame a private wooded view; spacious bathroom and large walk-in closet, this house is everything you need and more!

All your essentials are on the main floor, with a lower level that affords extra great room, bedroom and bathroom.

Get ready to move in, spread out, and make yourself at HOME!

for more pictures and information visit:

This dream home🏡 is a L👀KER,
You will want to have a L👀K this weekend!

Schedule your showing TODAY!

Debbie Chase


Cell: 816-500-6045 Office:816-420-5145

ReeceNichols Kansas City North,

A Berkshire Hathaway affiliate

201 Ne 91st St~Kansas City, MO 64155

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Licensed in MO & WA

Exciting Announcement!

10202 NW 87th Street is SOLD!

We signed papers today! Congratulations Brad and Emilee!!

It has been my privilege and a joy helping the Linger Family with the sale of this home and the purchase of their new one!

If you, dear reader, are in the Market for a new home and/or need to sell one you currently own, I would love to guide you through the process!

You can comment below, find me on Facebook, call, text or email me!

I am Your Agent! Taking you from searching to SOLD!

Debbie Chase


ReeceNichols – Kansas City North


Licensed in MO and WA

Living the Positivity of Possibilities

When you face a dead-end, don’t focus on what you can’t do. Focus instead on what God can do.
Romans 4:17 says, “Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing” (NLT, second edition).

There are two things God does that you can’t do: He can give life to the dead, and he can create something out of nothing.

It wasn’t just positive thinking that Abraham believed in. I recommend positive thinking, because what’s the alternative? Negative thinking doesn’t work. But positive thinking is not faith. They are two very different things. Positive thinking works fine in situations you have control over.

But in situations that are out of your control, positive thinking is worthless. It’s just wishful thinking. It doesn’t change the situation. When you face things that are out of your control, you need something more than a positive mental attitude. You need faith in God, because he can control it when you can’t. Most of life is beyond your control, so you need faith far more than you need positive thinking.

The Bible says in Luke 18:27, “What is impossible with man is possible with God” (NIV). God specializes in the impossible. It’s called a miracle, and he can do it in your life! He is ready to turn your dead-end into deliverance.

-Rick Warren

Keep Your Home Warm Without Blasting the Heat

Happy New Year!

We’re entering some of the most frigid months of the year – but you don’t need to keep the heat on full blast just to make your home’s temperature bearable. Use these tricks to keep your home naturally toasty:

  1. Get a door draft stopper to keep warm air from leaking out and cold air from leaking in.
  2. Hang thick curtains or blinds to block the draft.
  3. Open your blinds in the morning to let the sunlight filter in.
  4. Cover your fireplace with a cover or screen when you’re not using it.
  5. Add weather stripping to door frames to reduce the amount of frosty air seeping in.
  6. Put area rugs on bare floors to keep your feet warm on those freezing days.
  7. Eliminate the drafts coming in around your windows by adding caulk to the window frames.
  8. If you have older, single-pane windows, try bubble wrap insulation to trap the heat inside.
  9. Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans to naturally draw down the warm air that rises to the ceiling.
  10. Try a programmable thermostat – it’ll give you heat when you need it and reduce your usage when you don’t.

Any of these tips seem too daunting for a DIY project? I can recommend a great home repair specialist and even provide a promo code to save you a little dough. Give me a call today!


ReeceNichols – Kansas City North


Licensed in MO and WA

PENDING For Christmas! 

Is your life buzzing with Christmas Bustle?

Mine too!!

Two of my featured homes have gone pending in the last 7 days!! What a week!!

If you are thinking about selling I would to guide you through the ins and outs of today’s market!

With years of experience I can lead you with ease, through the selling process and into the home of your dreams!!

Call me today! (816)500-6045

New Paint, New Price, New Look!!

Open House Tomorrow from 1-3pm!!


Come check out the new interior paint in this beautiful 3 bedroom 3 bath Ranch home with full finished basement in Platte County, Park Hill School District! Entertain family and friends in the spacious fantastic kitchen, cathedral ceilings, granite, indirect lighting, and slider to deck with black aluminum fencing. You will love the spaciousness that this home affords in the finished lower level with built-ins and surround sound throughout the home. New exterior paint 2013, new Heat pump and furnace 2014. This home also has Google Fiber.

For more info and to view the PRICE REDUCTION follow the link!