Vendor Appreciation Event

SAVE THE DATE!!!

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Please join us for a Vendor Appreciation Event at our Keller Williams Realty Partners office! The event will take place on Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. We will provide snacks and drinks. This is an opportunity to deepen your relationships with our team, meet our new real estate agents, and network with other vendors on our Preferred Vendor List!

As always, we appreciate our Vendor &  Business relationships! We couldn’t do what we do without all your help & support!

To RSVP email our Director of Operations Kim Faris at kimberfaris@gmail.com. If you have questions you can email Kim or call/text 913.708.8074!

Some Fine Print:
The event will be held in the training room directly behind the receptionist desk when you first walk in. Reminder to bring your business cards! Can’t wait to see you there!

 

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Valentine’s Day is approaching FAST! Have you gotten your special someone a gift that they will adore?! If you are like some people, you may haven’t even thought about it yet! We are here to help. We have compiled a great list of sites for ideas!

Shop Local and Order a gift or experience on Groupon!

Check out Valentine’s Groupon Deals here. 

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from Shari’s Berries

Truffles from Harry & David

Cookies, Cakes & Gift Baskets from Cheryl’s Cookies

Amazon has put together some great lists. For the last minute shopper, use your Prime membership to get a gift FAST.  Bonus tip – check the “Gift” box and they will even wrap it for you!

For the Fellas

For the Ladies

They also have other list ideas for kids, grandparents, pets, etc so browse around!

To get something personalized check out these ideas from Things Remembered.

Unique Gifts that Guys will Love – Man Crates

Unique art prints from thousands of artists on a variety of products like mugs, phone cases, pillow covers, stationery, bags, etc from Society6. Check out their Valentine Sale here.

Other gift ideas….

  • A Day at the Spa – most spas offer gift cards if you’re not sure what they’d like!
  • A Professional House Cleaning – we have maids we can recommend!
  • E-Gift Card to their Favorite Restaurant or Clothing store.
  • A Car Detail – we can recommend someone from our network of trusted professionals.
  • Plan a date night based around something they’ve said they wanted to do or were interested in AND bonus points if you book the sitter!
  • Buy some “Time” with ZanCan, a personal assistant & concierge service we use.
  • Get their favorite photos printed and put in an album or create a Chatbook.

 

Treat Yourself!

If you happen to be single this year, here are some ideas to Treat Yourself! You deserve it!

DIY spa day – While tossing some cucumbers on your eyes might be relaxing, Valentine’s Day calls for something more luxurious. For the ultimate DIY spa day, check out this post from Babble, which has instructions for everything from bath bombs to an edible DIY mask.

Run a 5K – Get those endorphins pumping with a nice Valentine’s Day run. There are themed runs around the country celebrating the holiday, so if anything it’s a great excuse to put on your favorite red or pink running gear.

Pamper your pet – Your pet is sure to be one of the most appreciative recipients around. Bonus: Your dog snuggling with his new heart pillow makes for an adorable Instagram pic!

Redecorate – Treat yourself with something that will make you smile every day when you come home. Rearrange an entire room around a new painting, photo or even a piece of furniture for a refreshing new look.

Take a class – You know that skill you’ve always wanted to learn but have never had the time? Making time for that is a great way to show some self-love. Whether it’s a cooking class or painting party, you’ll leave feeling accomplished and ready to try something else new.

Discover a new movie – The Oscars are on February 24th this year, which means Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to catch up on the best movies of the year before the biggest night in Hollywood. Check out the full list of nominees here.

**This list courtesy of ABC13 Eyewitness News.

 

Tips on Finding a Fixer Upper

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Looking for that perfect investment property to flip? These tips can help you determine if you have found the right one.

Is the home in a good neighborhood? 

Location cannot be changed so this will affect pricing when it comes time to sell. If you decide to compromise on location, make sure to calculate those factors in when figuring resale value.

Does it lack curb appeal? 

Curb appeal is something that’s easy to add and can have a big impact with a smaller price tag! Consider painting the front door, adding new hardware, changing exterior light fixtures, and updating the address numbers. Trim over grown bushes, trees, pull weeds, and add fresh mulch & some potted plants if the weather permits!

Is the kitchen outdated?

A newly renovated kitchen to a buyer can mean the highest returns on investment for the fixer upper!

Are bathrooms outdated?

Is there only 1 bathroom? If you find a house with the potential to add another bathroom & renovate what’s existing then that’s a great find!

Is there space that can be finished to add square footage? 

Finishing rooms & spaces being unused can increase living space & maximize a home’s potential. To really wow buyers, add something unique in the space like a wet bar or media center!

Is the structure of the home sound?

Straight walls and floors are a sign of GOOD BONES. If there is something odd or significant you notice right away, then odds are buyers will notice too when it comes time to sell!

Is the house dark?

Lighter paint, new curtains, & other cosmetic additions can easily lighten up a space!

Does it have a certain smell?

Carpet that has been in a home for many years can trap smells, especially if previous owners had pets or smoked in the home! This can easily be remedied by replacing carpet with hardwood floors or something similar. For the walls & ceilings, Kilz paint can help take away any smells!

If you’ve been considering purchasing a property to flip, please reach out to our team of experts. We can help you find the right property to add to your portfolio!

The Tina Team, 913.708.8074 – Call us today!

 

***This list was written by Amber Miller of Threshold Homes. She is also a Realtor in Minneapolis. Follow her renovation projects on Instagram at @thresholdhomesmn. For more information on Amber visit her site here.

Ranked in the Top 25!

We wanted to give a HUGE thanks to our clients, referral partners, friends AND family for making this possible! This year we were ranked in the TOP 25 Best Real Estate Agents in the Kansas City Metro by the Kansas Business Journal!

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It is a HUGE honor! We are so happy we get to do what we love every day by helping families buy and sell real estate!

 

Market Shift & Interest Rates

The KC Metro market has shifted from a seller’s market to a more balanced market but inventory is still low. Now is still a great time to put your home on the market. If you’ve been considering this, feel free to give us a call at 913.708.8074 to see what your home is worth in today’s market and to hear our customized marketing plan for selling your home in the shortest amount of time for the most money.

Last year our listings had an average 19 days on market and sold at 99.5% list price to sale ratio.

our listings have sold for 99.8% of list price!

 

If you are a buyer and haven’t found anything yet you are in luck! With the holidays behind us & the Chiefs season unfortunately coming to an end, we anticipate more homes coming on the market over the next few weeks.

With that being said, the interest rate is still low which means it’s also a great time to buy. Many lenders are offering 4.5% for a conventional home loan.

For a payment example, a $200,000 home with 3% down of $6,000, has an estimated payment with taxes & insurance of around $1,375 (at 4.5%). For a list of active homes in your area in this price range, email us at info@thetinateam.com!

If you’d like to see if you qualify for a loan, we can connect you with a lender to get the conversation started! Email us or call 913.708.8074! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Tina Team Listings For Sale

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We have something for everyone! Starter homes, Luxury Listings, New Construction, Investment Properties, and Acreage!

Here’s a list of our active listings on the market! Call 913-708-8074 if you would like more information on a certain listing or if you’d like to start your home search TODAY!

3 Bed 2 Bath Ranch – $190,000
3320 N 85th Pl, Kansas City, KS 66100

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3 Bed 2 Bath Raised Ranch – $180,000
509 SW Bonanza Dr, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081

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3 Bed 3 Bath 2 Story – $525,000
2104 W 49th St, Westwood Hills, Kansas 66205

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5 Bed 4.5 Bath 2 Story – $440,000
16311 S Locust St, Olathe, Kansas 66062

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4 Bed 3 Bath Split Entry – $220,000
109 S Janell Dr, Olathe, KS 66061

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4 Bed 3.5 Bath 2 Story – $390,000
5338 Noland Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216 – New Construction!

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4 Bed 3 Bath Reverse 1.5 Story – $447,950
13105 W 54th St, Shawnee, Kansas 66216 – New Construction!

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4 Bed 3.5 Bath 1.5 Story – $350,000 + option to buy an additional 70 acres!!!
10499 W 1800 Rd, Parker, Kansas 66072

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3 Bed 1 Bath Bungalow – $65,000
2206 N 67th St, Kansas City, KS 66104

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All active listings on the market can be found on our site www.TheTinaTeam.com.

Next week we have 4 listings coming to the market in Kansas City, MO, Belton, Overland Park, and Kansas City, KS! If you are looking in these areas, call us at 913-708-8074 to get more information!

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