Friday, December 13, 2013

We've been covering that twelve days of Christmas or have we been covering the twelve reasons to sell your house during the holidays? There are many reasons why you should sell your home now vs waiting till spring. Check out the following video clips. Remember, these tips are to help you, the home owner get the most equity possible when you do sell.

This is a recap of 12 reasons why selling your house during the holidays is the best thing you can do 

Reason #12: 
By selling your house during the holidays you give yourself the opportunity to buy your new house in a Spring market without worrying. When there are more houses on the market that will help drive prices down and when you sell your house during the holidays are able to come into that Spring Market as a non-contingent buyer. 

Reason #11
You can sell your house now and ask for a delayed closing or we can ask for an extended possession to take place next year.

Reason #10: 
When you're on the market during the holidays you can actually restrict your showings during the five, six or seven days on around the holidays. Rather than miss a buyer during this time of year, just put a restriction on a few days.

Reason #9: 
Traditionally, most new jobs start in January. What that means is buyers can't wait till Spring for their transfer. They are going to buy now, and you want ot be on the market for the brand new jobs in January.

Reason #8:
There are buyers that buy real estate for Tax Reasons. They have to do something before the end of the year.

Reason #7:
The reality is, people just have more time to look at homes during the holidays. They have more time off from  work  and they have family in town around the holidays. That gives them more time to go out looking at houses.

Reason #6: 
Buyers are more emotional during the Holiday and that will give you a better chance for them to fall in love with their dream home and that can get you more money for your property.

Reason #5:
The truth is homes show better during the Holiday Season. When you have your home decorated  and staged for the holidays it just shows better

Reason #4: 
This is one of my favorite reasons. There is just a lower supply of homes available. Economics 101 teaches us that when there is a low supply, prices go up and because there are less homes to see, and they are planning a move, there is a better chance your house will get picked and they might pay more for it as well.

Reason #3: 
Because there is a lower supply of homes available, the buyers our looking during the holidays will be more serious buyers.

Reason #2: 
If they are looking at homes during the Holidays they ARE serious buyers. You will get more serious buyers and not very many (if any) tire kickers and decorating idea-getters.

Reason #1: 
The Korn Team has been selling real estate for over 22 years and have sold over 2,000 homes. During the Holiday Season from 1997 to 2013, the Korn Team has sold 230 Listings (not buyer sales) that we were marketing during the months of November to March. That is about 15 homes sold in the Holiday Season every year for the past 16 years! Buyers are buying homes during the Holidays, and the Korn Team is helping Seller's take advantage of the lower inventory, more motivated buyers and putting more equity in their pocket. Contact the Korn Team today to find out how you can sell your property for TOP Dollar and even get your new home at an incredible value. You can find all our contact information at or contact us directly at 816-224-KORN (5676) for a FREE, no cost, no obligation Broker's price opinion and marketing strategy for your property.

Happy Holidays from The Korn Team
We sincerely appreciate everyone that has entrusted us with their biggest asset (their Equity).

Brad & Sonya Korn, Danielle and Ellen
(816) 224-KORN (5676)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

5 Reasons to Sell Now: Reason #1: High Demand

Five Reasons You Want to List Your Property TODAY!
There is High Demand Right Now
You have seen in and heard it in the news. The real estate market is "picking up" and it is "busy out there". That is true! One thing The Korn Team discusses with their seller clients is that Real Esate is really just Economics 101. Remember when you learned about Supply & Demand? That is what Realtors like Brad Korn are sharing with his clients in the Greater Kansas City areas of Blue Springs, Lee's Summit & Independence Missouri.
the fact is since 2007 more and more homes have been selling at an increasing rate. In fact, in July of 2007 The Korn Team at Keller Williams Realty broke an all time record for most properties sold in their office in one month. Brad & his team sold and closed 25 transactions in just one month. That was a sign that the inventory levels of homes for sale were beginning to shrink. When we all learned about supply and demand, we learned that when supply is low and demand is high, prices will rise. From the end of 2005 through 2007 the supply of homes was increasing. It took until 2007 for buyers to realize that the interest rates were incredible low and the inventory levels were high enough that we were seeing some great "deals". What we also learned in Econ 101 in the Supply/Demand class was when you have a large supply and low demand prices begin to fall.
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the Existing Home Sales Report and they found the year end sales for 2012 had increased by 9.2% over 2011 sales. The Korn Team is are selling an average of 10 homes each month. That equates to an average of 100 properties each year for the past 10 years and over 1,500 properties in our 20+ years of selling real estate. Brad & his team have helped our clients take advantage of the current market condition by getting more exposure to a seller's home. When we get more exposure than anyone else, The Korn Team helps their home owners get their property sold faster and in some cases, when positioned properly in the market, you can get multiple offers on your property.
Interpreting the market is where we help you best. We can give you a no cost, no obligation Broker price opinion on you property and let you know what costs you will have as a seller to see if selling now makes sense for you. You can contacts us directly to schedule a convenient time to meet at (816) 224-KORN (5676) or send us an email at or from our website at
We look forward to working with you when you are ready to sell.
Brad Korn & The Korn Team