All That You Need, Under One Roof!!

Happy Tuesday!

As a ReeceNichols agent, I am happy to offer you access to our Family of Services. We integrate seamlessly with HomeServices Lending, Kansas City Title, HomeServices Insurance, A.B. May and Zaarly to provide you with an efficient home buying and selling experience.

I’d love to share more information about our Family of Services. Allow me to connect you with HomeServices Lending to learn more about pre-approval or refinancing opportunities, or HomeServices Insurance to compare your insurance coverage.

Debbie Chase

http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com

ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Relocating: Why We Chose Kansas City, Missouri

Missouri is home to my husband and I, both our children and their families. Our Missouri roots run deep as we have spent years, traveling, adventuring and enjoying breathtaking sunrises after sunsets. Visiting family, discovering and revisiting favorite venues and activities; our life is made full here.

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Missouri has SO MUCH to offer! Having personally attended school in Springfield, and now living and working in KCMO (along with a large number of family), I can attest to the great opportunities that avail themselves here.

I have fallen in love with Kansas City, MO. It’s urban neighborhoods and rolling, green hills, farmlands, downtown lights, music and entertainment, and the lush, warm colors in every season.

Downtown is forever offering a plethora of entertainment and restaurant experiences; they will make you wish every night was date-night.

Whether your dream is to live in a rural area, surrounded by the steady calm of flourishing agriculture; to be submerged in the energy of the City of Fountains; or to live only minutes from both, KCMO is the ultimate location for all.

If you and/or someone you know is looking to embark on an adventure in relocating, across town or across multiple state lines, I have been there. I would LOVE to be your tour guide, your expert adviser, your friend, and Agent through it all.

Missouri is calling! “Show Me” your dreams, and I will show you opportunity!

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Debbie Chase/ReeceNichols

Cell: (816)500-6045

Office: (816)420-5101

Email: Debbiechase@reecenichols.com

To view listing in Kansas City, Mo and the surrounding area go to: http://debbiechase.reecenichols.com/

5 DIY Home Upgrades

Selling a home is all about presenting and highlighting its best qualities. Minor and major upgrades can and will largely influences buyers’ interest. The following is a short list of manageable “do-it-yourself” upgrade ideas.

1.) Kitchen and Bath:

For many people just the thought of updating these areas of a home causes major anxiety. There are a few stress free tips and tricks you can do to bring a little light and life back into the room. My first suggestion is to install new faucets. Faucets that are stained and outdated can make a sink and the surrounding counter top look dingy, but new faucets bring a new fresh look.

Cabinetry updates can also do wonders. Fresh paint, sanding and stain, new nobs or handles, and molding are all manageable projects that yield great results!

2.) Paint:

A proper paint job can brighten a room, or the outside of a home, to perfection. Do your research or hire a professional, this is one job you don’t want to botch.

3.) Roof:

Buyers want a home that has been well maintained inside and out, this includes the roof. Something as simple as sweeping off any moss and cleaning the gutters can make a huge difference. Depending on the age and materials used for your roof, you may need to replace it. You can call a local, recommended professional on this matter if needed.

4.) Flooring:

Replacing old, shabby carpet with hard wood, tile, or high quality vinyl flooring, not only spruces up the place, but is also more sanitary, and has been known to increase home value.

5.) Yard:

As mentioned in my previous post “Curb Appeal Wins“, a well manicured lawn, free of clutter can be key to an expedient sale.

Note: Keep in mind your buyer with any and all changes you make. Bold colors and designs are not favored by all; it is best to pick classic, clean, or neutral colors (whites, tans, grays, ect.). Before starting any major projects (for example: plumbing or roofing) make sure you consult a professional.

For a list of recommended home improvement professionals local to the KCMO and the surrounding area give me a call!! I would love to be your agent and team mate!

Debbie Chase

(816)500-6045

DebbieChase@ReeceNichols.com

Reference:

http://www.abcnews.go.com

http://www.bobvila.com/

https://dcrealtyupdates.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/curb-appeal-wins/

Staying Rooted

It’s a bit of a gray day in KCMO, but no matter the state of the weather, the stress of the work day or challenges in life, Staying Rooted is Key.  

Root yourself in confidence. Trusting that God’s plan, for the hope in your future, is IMMEASURABLY greater than you can ask or even imagine!

Part of staying rooted is taking care of yourself FIRST!!

*Take a walk or run
*Read your Bible or personal devotional/inspirational
*Listen to your favorite music
*Eat a healthy snack (and don’t forget water!)
*Find a creative outlet: writing, music, painting, or project with purpose like a vision board!
*Take up yoga or pilates
*Even something as simple as closing your eyes, taking a few deep breaths, and stretching can be reinvigorating.

*Always practice POSITIVE self-talk. Negativity will get you no where.
*Pray often

Make time for self-care. Work and Life will be better if you are at your best. Much like the Missouri weather, life can go from stormy skies to clear blue and sunshine with the slightest change in the wind. Hang in there!

Stay rooted.

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Meeting all Your Real Estate Needs,

Debbie Chase

(816)500-6045

DebbieChase@ReeceNichols.com

 

References: 

Jeremiah 17:7-8

Jeremiah 29:11

Ephesians 3:20-12

Additional Links:

https://thebalancedlifeonline.com/

https://holyyoga.net/

http://debbiechase.reecenichols.com/

Photo Credit:

Larissa Budreau

 

CURB APPEAL WINS

Last Week I posted a link: 5 Outdoor Upgrades That Pay Off at Resale. This week I want to take a look at some easy and inexpensive, tips and tricks along that same vain.

Curb Appeal Wins:

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

(816)500-6045

Email: debbiechase@reecenichols

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THAT AGENT

We have all met one. “THAT” Real Estate Agent. “THAT” Agent seems nice, courteous, polite, and sociable. You sit down, tell “THAT” Agent what you are looking for, and what price you can afford to buy and sell at. “THAT” Agent seems to be listening. “THAT” Agent seems to be organized. But then the showings begin. The houses you visit do NOT match what you described and the price range is all over the place. And your current home, has it even been listed yet? You begin to wonder if “THAT” Agent misunderstood.

You try to call later to clear up any confusion and redirect the search for your new home, but “THAT” Agent doesn’t answer their phone! Emails aren’t getting through either! You’re pulling your hair out wondering where you went wrong!

We have all met or know someone who’s met “THAT” Agent. “That” Agent can take the excitement of buying a home and turn it into a nightmare.

I, Debbie Chase, am NOT “that” agent! I am YOUR Real Estate Agent! From first contact until your dream home is found, I am here for you. I will listen and provide the best service possible to ensure a delightful home-buying experience. With organization and care I will find your current home a buyer at a price that suits your needs. Call or email me today!! Allow me to show you your next dream home!

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What are the Market Conditions in YOUR Neighborhood?

Are you thinking about buying, selling or dreaming of relocating to the Kansas City, MO area? Did you know, as a ReeceNichols agent, I can help you keep tabs on the market conditions in your neighborhood?!? Yes, I can!

Visit my website to sign up for the MyNeighborhood Report. Delivered monthly straight to your inbox!

This report shares detailed market information for your specific area, including new homes on the market and recently sold properties and details. It’s a great way to stay in the know on the real estate market, even if you’re not ready to sell.

Would you like me to sign you up for a MyNeighborhood Report? Give me a call or shoot me an email!

Debbie
Chase
http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com
ReeceNichols
ReeceNichols – Kansas City North