Come see us at the KC Boat Show!
TIMING IS EVERYTHING!! We love to take new home listings in the Fall/Winter as many sellers decide to take their homes off the market, leaving buyers with much less to choose from. Our team has sold 3 homes within the past 3 weeks going into pending status! Do not delay in Listing your Home as RE/MAX is an International Company with many clients who have relocations and transfers into the area and we need more options for our Buyers! The Renee Amey Team will again participate in one of our biggest promotions on Jan 22-25 at the KC Boat Show! It is estimated to bring in 30,000 people from the surrounding KC area who are looking for luxury boats, boating equipment, and potential lake homes. Look for our Banner, “www.LeesSummitLakeHomes.com” & Visit us at our booth where we will showcase our listings including Lake Homes and other fabulous Home Options in the surrounding area. We are working on marketing materials for our listings for the Show right now.
VISIT US AT THE KANSAS CITY BOAT SHOW:
Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 22-25, 2015 | Bartle Hall
Really? Data Shows Selling a Home in Winter Pays Off!
If you’re waiting until spring to put your home on the market, you’re going to want to take a look at these numbers. Redfin analyzed homes listed from March 22, 2011 through March 21, 2013, and found that those listed in winter have a 9 percentage point greater likelihood of selling, sell a week faster, and sell for 1.2 percentage points more relative to list price than homes listed in any other season. Here’s a breakdown of the key selling metrics we looked at:
Table 1: Home Selling Metrics by Listing Season
Season Likelihood of Selling within 6 Months Average Sale-to-List Price Ratio Average Days on Market
(Dec. 21 – March 21) 65% -2.3% 26
Average of Non-Winter Seasons 56% -3.5% 33
(March 22 – June 21) 56% -3.5% 32
(June 22 – Sept. 20) 55% -3.6% 32
(Sept. 21 – Dec. 20) 57% -3.5% 34
The data contradicts the popular sentiment that selling a home during winter is more difficult because there are fewer people looking to buy. Further, the advantage of selling a home in winter holds true in temperate climates as well as those with harsh winters. In each of the 19 markets analyzed in this report, including Boston and Chicago, home sellers were better off listing their homes in the winter than during any other season.
Budget approved for Dredging “U” cove at Lake Winnebago
The 2015 Lake Winnebago budget was just approved and money has been allocated to accomplish lake dredging in “U” cove with a target timeframe between Labor Day 2015 and April 2016.
The HOA has allocated money to Hydraulic dredge the middle of “U” cove back to approximately lots 55 and 50. It is estimated that the water depth in the middle of the cove will be 6-8 feet going as far back as to include lots 55 and 50. Further back in the cove than 55 and 50, the water level and shape will stay relatively the same. Key to the dredging is the reallocation of dock rights which has been approved. It should be noted that the shoreline of any of the remaining lots for sale should be dredged by the new home owners for deeper water at their dock right or in front of their lot using a back hoe from the shoreline. A couple of residents in this cove have done this at a cost of $6000 to dredge and remove a few trees to accomplish about 6-8 feet of depth off their docks. The PDF files below show CURRENT WATER DEPTH, ESTIMATED SEDIMENT DEPTH and REVISED DOCK Easements of “U” Cove.
4220 NE Tremont Court Lakewood, Blue Springs, MO $469,000
Fabulous, Large Lakewood Home! This home has it all!..Located on huge lot w/appx 5200+ sq ft per seller. This home feels NEW. Enjoy huge liv spaces:office, din rm,great rm,hearth,& kitchen w/open,inviting flrplan. Lower level is entertainment Mecca:2nd FULL Kitch,Billiards Area,Media Area w/ firepl,Exercise Rm/bedrm, Addl Sitting Rm, &Full Bathrm.
Key to Selling Homes in this Market
Key to selling homes, especially in this market, is Maximum, Professional Exposure of that home. The Renee Amey Team at RE/MAX Elite is proud to provide a website that presents homes in a dynamic, visually pleasing way that makes featured homes on this site look extraordinary! This can only be done with professional photography of homes and custom web design. This market demands extra time and money to be spent on presenting properties in such a way that distinguishes featured homes from the rest. The use of cutting edge technology is no longer a luxury, but a requirement to selling a home.
The Renee Amey Team features a variety of homes on their site with a special section (tab) for Lake Homes on the Home Page. See this area of the site for an in-depth look at each of KC’s 12 Lake Communities including: dynamic pictures of each community, interactive community map, lake community comparison sheet, homes available at each community, codes & restrictions, & community newsletters.
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