Monday Myth Buster

Myth: Renting is cheaper than buying

Rental rates are on the rise with no indication of decreasing. Owning a home is becoming more popular than ever!

Why?

The benefits of owning a home drastically outweigh the perception of “saving money by renting”.

Benefits include (but are not limited to):

* Building equity, (money returned at resale).

* Opportunity to increase home market value, through maintaining and improving the condition of your home.

*Freedom for “living-space creativity”, and the power to, “make it yours”.

* Tax benefits

*Greater opportunity to put down roots and grow community

If you have any questions, or would like more info on how you can start your journey to become a home owner, please call me today!

I would love to be your tour guide! Unlocking the home of your dreams!

Debbie Chase

http://DebbieChase.reecenichols.com

ReeceNichols – Kansas City North

816-468-8555

debbiechase@reecenichols.com

Licensed in MO and WA

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What Gets you MOVING?

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

I don’t mean the relentless clang of your alarm clock and it’s innate ability to wake the dead, or the thundering of children running down the hall calling for breakfast and/or crisis intervention.
What motivates you? What dreams do you yearn to pull out of sleeping and bring to life?
For many of us these dreams consist of a dream job/business, home, or neighborhood.
If one of your dreams falls into one of these categories I would LOVE to help that dream come true!!
From commercial listings and opportunities, to the perfect fit home, I am here to make your dreams come true!!
Always feel free to call, text or email me with any and all of your Real Estate needs!
Taking you from searching to SOLD!
YOUR Agent,
Debbie Chase
(816)500-6045
debbiechase@reecenichols.com

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Listed, Pending, SOLD!!

Summer is moving right along and so is this market!! ๐ŸŒž

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With the weekend nearly here, now is the perfect time to schedule a showing or put your house on the market!

We closed on 2 beautiful homes, just this week!!

It has been my pleasure to help so many wonderful people, find their the perfect house, to hang up pictures, and put down roots!

๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Call me today to set up an appointment!! Your Dream Home is Waiting!!

I would be overjoyed to start you on your journey, taking you from searching to SOLD!
Debbie Chase

(816)500-6045
DebbieChase@ReeceNichols.com

To check out current market listings go to: http://m.debbiechase.reecenichols.com/mobile/default.aspx
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Remarkable Agent

I LOVE being YOUR Agent!!!

Having the opportunity to help families and individuals relocate to Homes they Love is SO rewarding!!

These pictures represent a few of my favorite moments over the last several months!!

The awards pictured here are a tribute to my dear clients and their Hearts for Home!! THANK YOU, for inviting me along in this journey with you!!! YOU make me a Remarkable Agent!!

I LOVE being your Expert Guide through All things Real Estate!! Taking you from Searching to SOLD!!

Here is to you! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚ and DREAM HOMES FOUND!!

Debbie Chase
(816)500-6045
DebbieChase@ReeceNichols.com

To check out current market listings go to:http://m.debbiechase.reecenichols.com/mobile/default.aspx
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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

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 Kansas City, give me a call!!

I would love to be your agent and team mate, guiding you through the buying and selling process!!

Debbie Chase
(816)500-6045
DebbieChase@ReeceNichols.com

To check out current market listings go to: http://m.debbiechase.reecenichols.com/mobile/default.aspx
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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

To check out current market listings go to: http://m.debbiechase.reecenichols.com/mobile/default.aspx

Also look me up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!!