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Redesigned Buyer/Seller Book Now Available

The marketing department has just unveiled our all-new, redesigned buyer and seller presentation books.

The newest version of these marketing materials has updated layouts, bright new colors and streamlined content. Download your copies today under the Working with Buyers and Working with Sellers tabs on KCH Agent. Be sure and use them in your listing and client presentations.

Editable pages and online presentations are in the process of being updated, also.

Talent Attraction

Talent Attraction is Back... Sign a new talent attraction candidate between Feb 1 - Jul 31, and join us at Stone Pillar Vineyard in Olathe on Sept. 24 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. If your referral is hired, you’ll receive 10 years of additional income! *Ask your broker for details.

BHGRE KCH on KBMZ Radio

BHGRE Kansas City Homes was on KMBZ radio. We were proud to sponsor an Overland Park profile segment on KMBZ on April 14. We had a 30 second spot recorded by our very own David Cooper.
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Congratulations to This Year's Playhouse Winners

Congratulations to Kevin and Joy Maxwell, and their kids Luke, Reece and Wyatt. They are the 2017 winners of the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes Go for the green playhouse.

They were entered to win when they donated to our virtual food drive for Harvesters during the St. Patrick's Day holiday celebration. Over the past 5 years, we've been able to raise enough donations for 10,000 meals to feed Kansas City's less fortunate.
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Congrats to the Latest Club Trip Qualifiers

During the month of March six more agents qualified for a spot in the 2018 Costa Rica Recognation Club Trip.

Congratulations to:

  • Carol Chartrand - College Blvd.
  • Shiela Ogden - College Blvd.
  • Ron Harden - Blue Valley
  • Shannon Connealy - Blue Valley
  • Leslie Marshall - Lee's Summit
  • Don Engle - Liberty
If you haven't qualfiied yet, there's still time to reach the $4 million mark. See your broker for all the details.

5 Ways to Better Manage Your Social Media

When using social media, make sure you aren't turning off potential customers with your behavior online. Forbes.com offers the following tips on behaviors to avoid on social media, including:

Being present on too many social media platforms: "Be careful not to create a social media behemoth you can't control," writes Forbes columnist Mike Templeman. "If you can't maintain fresh, engaging content on all your social media channels, try backing off the ones that you're having a hard time keeping up with." Read complete article.

Source: REALTORMag, Monday, April 3, 2017

Share Your City Secrets Socially

Is there something or somewhere you especially love around the city? Maybe it's the perfect place to pig out on a pizza or a happening hotspot that hosts the best happy hour or just some great greens to get in some golf.

Whatever your favorite spots are, we want to share them with our social media followers to show them that nobody knows the hidden treasures around town like our agents!

Email us with your favorites along with what you love about it, and we'll share it on Facebook, with full credit to you, of course!
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Share the Online Relo Book with Your Clients

Do you have clients that are thinking about relocating to the KC area? Give them a glimpse into the metro lifestyle by sending them the link to our online relocation book

The official link is now kcrelobookonline.kansascityhomes.com Copy and paste into any correspondence you have with potential buyers who might be moving to town. This guide to living in Kansas City will help them get to know the sights, services, academics, accommodations and more.

2017 CE Classes Now Available

The new 2017 schedulele of CE classes has been released. Take a moment to review the 2017 calendar so you can make plans to attend the ones you need for the coming year. Check back often as this list will evolve and be updated in the future. If you have any questions about the classes offered or how to register for them, please contact Erica Butler, Education Administrator, at 913-661-1486 or via email.

Want to keep track of all of your CE hours through KREC and MREC? Download instructions for how to look them up.

2017 Spring Parade of Homes

Spring Parade of Homes starts Saturday, April 22 and goes through Sunday May 7. All homes will be open for tour from 11am to 6pm. Come out and visit our agents and see that latest in new construction.

Arbor View #181, 182, 183, 184
Cider Mill Ridge #118
Covington Court #240
Covington Creek #241, 242
Gatewood Villas #257
Green Hills Estates #125
Mills Crossing #285, 286, 287, 288, 289
Mills Farm #290
Mills Farm - The Manor #291, 292
National Golf Club of KC #132, 133
New Longview #54
Winterset Valley #104, 105, 106
West Ridge at Weatherby Lake #168
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Share the Spring Issue of Distinctive Collection with Your Clients

The Spring issue of Distinctive Collection e-magazine is now available. Flip through this digital magazine to see some of Kansas City's finest luxury homes priced from the $600Ks. You'll see stunning interior and exterior photos, as well as details about these exclusive homes for sale in Kansas City. Share this e-magazine with your prospects and clients today who are searching for their next Kansas City luxury home.

The Distinctive Collection digital magazine is a quarterly publication. The next issue will be published in July 2017

Managing Your Personal Brand Within Your Business Brand

Becoming a successful real estate agent without having the leverage of a major brand can be extremely difficult. With the rise of technology and available real estate courses online, anyone can claim to be a successful real estate agent, which is exactly why you need to be associated with a reputable and experienced real estate brand in order to succeed. Read complete article.

Source: BHGRE Blog, Saturday, April 8, 2017

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris Named to New Story Advisory Board

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate President and CEO Sherry Chris has been named to the advisory board for New Story, a nonprofit that builds homes in developing communities. Chris will serve a one-year term as a board member, assisting with the organization’s growth and providing it with strategic counsel. Read complete article.

Source: RISMedia, Monday, April 3, 2017

Positive Trends to Emerge for Buyers in 2017

In 2016, home prices experienced increases, despite the predictions of many that prices would fall for the first time since the recovery began. Home price gains were buoyed mostly by limited inventory, with entry-level homes being particularly short in supply.

Many areas across the country saw sales prices touch their pre-2007 values, while mortgage rates remained historically low. Nationally, home values increased 3.85 percent from the previous year. Read complete article.

Source: Derek Latka, RISMedia, March 2017

Kansas City Homes Ranks #164 in RISMedia Power Broker Rankings

In its 29th annuaal Power Broker Top 500 suvey, RISMedia has ranked Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes as the #164 broker in the country based on sales and #153 based on transactions.

Click here to download and view the complete 2017 RISMedia Power Broker Top 500 list of rankings.

Source: Maria Patterson, RISMedia, April 2017

2nd Quarter real Estate Review Now Available

The second Real Estate Review of 2017 is now available to download and customize for your clients.

In this issue, there is an article about seller etiquette for open houses and showings, important purchases to make once you buy a home, 10 ways to add curb appeal and of course, a Kansas City calendar of events.

Click here to browse the News Article Archive.