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KC FSBO-KC.com Spring Homes Tour 2014

2 Apr

The FSBO Store, 10635 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207

“Kansas City’s Trusted Leader in Private Home Sales Since 1996”

Please visit our Homes For Sale in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas for this years Kansas City FSBO Spring Homes Tour!

Many of our KC FSBO-KC Homes for Sale have been former Models and shown in previous Parade of Homes events both Spring and Fall. View our Homes For Sale.

And for homes with that little something “extra,” please visit our Distinctive Lifestyle homes.

Please note: Coinciding with the Kansas City Spring Parade of Homes, April 26-May 11 making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood in the Greater Kansas City Area!

The FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-3726 (FSBO)

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KC FSBO Fall Homes Tour 2013

17 Sep

The FSBO Store, 10635 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207

“Kansas City’s Trusted Leader in Private Home Sales Since 1996”

Please visit our Homes For Sale in the Greater Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka areas for this years Kansas City FSBO Fall Homes Tour!

Many of our KC FSBO Homes for Sale have been former Models and shown in previous Parade of Homes events both Spring and Fall. View our Homes For Sale.

And for homes with that little something “extra,” please visit our Distinctive Lifestyle homes.

Please note: Coinciding with the Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes, September 28th through October 13th, making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood in the Greater Kansas City Area!

The FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-3726 (FSBO)

An Open House can Close the Deal

4 Apr

An Open House can Close the Deal

Spring is in the air and right now, many homeowners begin to consider putting their homes up for sale.

If you are one of those homeowners, it’s time to prepare your home for market.

You’ll have to examine your finances, begin to de-clutter, clean your home and repair and replace where necessary (but keep it simple).

Also consider the advantages of an open house.

Here are five common reasons an Open House might close the deal.

Eyes on the prize – And open house attracts potential buyers who would otherwise be too casual, lax, or unmotivated to book a showing.

The event also has one up on a simple listing.

Your friends and family can mention the event to every potential buyer they know. Neighbors who drop by might be angling to have someone amiable move into the neighborhood. Advertising and signage will catch the eye of both casual lookers and serious buyers.

You direct the drama – Some home shoppers give little if any notice if they stop by your home for a traditional showing.

It can be stressful keeping your home show-ready for the entire time it’s listed. It’s also time-consuming to keep wastebaskets emptied, floors routinely swept, vacuumed or mopped and the laundry washed.

Not so with an open house. You decide when the curtain goes up.

You can schedule the event and prepare for an event with the potential to bring in throngs of prospective buyers – all in one fell swoop.

There’s less stress to deep clean and stage when you know exactly when potential home buyers will arrive.

A scheduled event also gives you time to sweeten the deal with some fresh-baked goodies and aromatic vases brimming with fresh flowers.

Second time’s a charm – Typically there’s a limit to the number of times even the most interested buyer is willing seek for a private tour.

If your house already caught the eye of a potential buyer, he or she might feel less overbearing and be more willing to come back for a second look in a less formal setting.

An open house also gives buyers the opportunity to bring friends or family for their input. Walking through an open house also provides guests with plenty of time to look around – during your open house hours.

Buyers compare apples and oranges – On any given weekend, buyers are likely to visit several open houses in the same general location.

This gives buyers looking in your area the opportunity to comparison shop by attending several open houses. That gives you the opportunity to make your home stand out from the crowd.

Time is on your side – Many open houses are available some weekends, others, not so much. Springtime weekends are big.

This year April 20th and 21st is Nationwide Open House Weekend when you can bet it’ll be one of those big open house weekends.

April 20th is also the start to this years KC FSBO Spring Homes Tour 2013 which coincides with the Kansas City Spring Parade of Homes, April 20-May 5 making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

Make sure your listing is one of them!

Excerpts by Kim Clark-

KC FSBO Spring Homes Tour 2013

23 Mar

The FSBO Store, 10635 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66207

“Kansas City’s Trusted Leader in Private Home Sales Since 1996”

Please visit our Homes For Sale in the Greater Kansas City and Lawrence areas for this years Kansas City FSBO Spring Homes Tour!

Many of our KC FSBO Homes for Sale have been former Models and shown in previous Parade of Homes events both Spring and Fall. View our Homes For Sale.

And for homes with that little something “extra,” please visit our Distinctive Lifestyle homes.

Please note: Coinciding with the Kansas City Spring Parade of Homes, April 20-May 5 making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood in the Greater Kansas City Area!

The FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)

Is blue for you? How to choose a paint color for your house

9 Dec

Is blue for you? How to choose a paint color for your house – by Mary Boone

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Different body and trim colors gives this Charleston, S.C., home a more traditional look. – Zillow

What’s the best color to paint your house?

It depends, according to experts who say color choices should be based on factors including the style of your home, landscape, neighborhood, roof color and stonework.

Red may be your all-time favorite color, but if the brick facade on your house has a decidedly pink tint to it, you’d be wise to paint another shade. And, just because all the latest home decor magazines are forecasting blue to be the color of the year in 2013 (and they are), that doesn’t mean it will work on your house.

“Exterior paint choices are less influenced by trends than fashion or even interior paint choices,” said Krim Danzinger, senior consultant for AkzoNobel, maker of Glidden paints.

Good thing. Exterior paint jobs, after all, are the kind of pricey projects that most homeowners hope to undertake just once every decade or so.

“When you’re painting the inside of your home, you have the luxury of being more fearless with color. It’s a way to convey your uniqueness to the people you know well enough to invite into your home,” said Barbara Richardson, director of color marketing for AkzoNobel. “But when we talk about exteriors, we have to look at the community you’re part of. You need to look at the environment and the other houses on your street. There’s a sense of camaraderie you want to have with your neighbors. If your house color clashes with theirs, you distract from the appearance of the whole street.”

Get started
When you’re trying to decide what color to paint your house, Richardson advises studying homes in neighborhoods you admire. Photograph color combinations you love — on houses as well as in clothing, wallpaper or fabrics. Do your research. If you live in a fanciful Victorian or stately craftsman, do you know how these homes have traditionally been painted in your part of the country? Do any of these historic color combinations inspire you?

Then, after you’ve spent time narrowing down your choices, buy a quart of several different paints and try them on your house. How do they look next to your stone chimney? How do they look in morning or at night?

Leatrice Eiseman, head of the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training and executive director of the Pantone® Color Institute, says you also can’t overlook the neighborhood when choosing exterior paint.

The undertones in your next-door neighbors’ homes should help inform your palette. Are their homes warm (beige, rose, brown, gold, yellow) or cool (gray, blue, green, teal)? You’ll want to choose colors that work in harmony with the other houses on your block.

Match location and architecture
“San Francisco is filled with ‘Painted Ladies,’ Victorian houses that are painted bold combinations like purple, mulberry and mauve. It’s bright and unusual, and it totally fits,” Richardson said. “A similarly styled house in a more conservative area, let’s say Dubuque, Iowa, might be painted off-white or very pale yellow. That would be a good fit for that region.

“In the Bahamas, you might see dozens of blue houses with bright yellow or green shutters,” she continued. “On the other hand, there might only be a handful of blue houses in all of Tempe, Ariz. Blue just isn’t a big color there.”

So, what should you do if the color you love doesn’t mesh with your architecture or region?

“Think small doses,” suggests Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams. “Pops of color can be added to your exterior in much the same way you use pillows or wall-hangings to add color to your interior.

“If you painted your entire house bright red, it would probably stick out like a sore thumb,” she said. “But by painting your door red, you’re able to show your personality without having everyone in the neighborhood wonder, ‘Oh, my God, what was she thinking?’ ”

Is there a color you should never paint your house?

“Never say never,” Eiseman said. “I might not paint a house black, but black trim could work beautifully. It’s all about what colors you’re mixing it with and how much you’re using.”

Find inspiration
Looking for more exterior paint inspiration? Consider these tips from the color experts at AkzoNobel:

  • Want a contemporary appearance? Consider painting the body and trim of your home all the same color. This is also a great way to let the light reveal architectural detail through natural shading.
  • For a more traditional look, incorporate two, three or four colors into your scheme. Highlighting trim will often help create a historical feeling, especially if the colors you’ve chosen are representative of a particular historical palette.
  • Hide your undesirables — gutters, electrical conduits, vents and utility boxes — by painting them the same color as the body of your home.
  • Don’t forget your landscaping. Flowers and shrubs can greatly enhance the color of your home. For instance, you can bring out the soft yellow of your trim color with the flowers near your entry or plant a variety of purple shades to add interest to a neutral scheme.

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1 Oct

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KC FSBO Fall Homes Tour 2012

8 Sep

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood!

Please visit our Homes For Sale in the Greater Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka areas for this years KC FSBO Fall Homes Tour!

Many of our KC FSBO Homes for Sale have been former Models and shown in previous Parade of Homes events both Spring and Fall. View our homes at http://www.fsbo-kc.com/homesforsale.aspx

And for homes with that little something “extra,” please visit our Distinctive Lifestyle homes at http://www.fsbo-kc.com/distinctive.aspx

Please note: Coinciding with the Kansas City Fall Parade of Homes, September 29-October 14 http://www.kchba.org/kc-parade-of-homes/fall/ making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

“Kansas City’s Trusted Leader in Private Home Sales Since 1996”

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