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City of Overland Park quarterly newsletter - 03/31/08 10:00 AM
The city of Overland Park puts out a quarterly newsletter for residents called "Overview". There is a lot of great information about different city services and Overland Park current events. Here is a link to the most recent copy of this newsletter in case you did not receive one. Spring 2008 Overland Park Overview Newsletter Overland Park Real Estate (0 comments)
Newly Annexed area of Overland Park will receive city services starting today - 03/31/08 09:52 AM
All Overland Park City Services will be available to residents of the newly annexed areas of Overland Park starting today (March 31, 2008). For more information about these services, the annexed area, or who to contact for specific services, click here Click Here for a Map of the newly annexed areas of Overland Park. Search Overland Park Real Estate (0 comments)
Overland Park Large item pick up dates - 03/31/08 09:45 AM
It is time for Overland Park's large item pick up, here are this years dates and coverage areas. This year the large item collection is for single through four-plex residences west of Antioch only.* March 29: North city limit to 99th Street/Terrace April 5: 99th Street/Terrace to 127th Street April 12: 127th Street to the south city limits * Collections occur every other year for homes east or west of Antioch. Pickups were made in 2007 at homes east of Antioch. (0 comments)
About Overland Park Real Estate Agent, Michael Pierce - 03/30/08 10:18 PM
Thinking about buying or selling a home in Overland Park? When choosing a Real Estate Agent, it is important to know who you are dealing with and what that Realtor has to offer. Here is some information about Overland Park Real Estate Agent - Michael Pierce. I have been selling real estate since 2001 and have been very fortunate to gain a great deal of knowledge from my experiences along the way. One key to getting your home sold fast and for the most amount of money is pricing it properly from the start. I thoroughly study the comparable sold properties (2 comments)
One key to selling Real Estate, great personal skills...Friday Funny - 03/28/08 11:32 PM
I try to find a funny video that can relate to the Real Estate industry or sales (in some way) to post on Fridays for my Friday Funny. I have skipped a few weeks but am back on track now. This video is about a sexist car salesman. I hope you enjoy my pick for this week:
The word "Foreclosure" and "Value" are often times not synonymous - 03/27/08 10:58 AM
I have been involved in many foreclosure sales in my 7 years in real estate. Over that time I have learned a lot about the process and thought it would be especially helpful to the novice buyer for me to clear up and separate truth from myth. I have been on both sides of the transaction, some transactions representing the bank, some transactions representing a buyer so I can definitely tell you the mind set of each side. I receive calls all the time from buyers who say, we really would like to buy a foreclosure. My first question to them is then, (4 comments)
Add another blog feed to your AR blog - 03/27/08 10:16 AM
I had the idea today to add another blog feed to my AR blog. I knew this would not work inside of the blog post itself but thought I may be able to add one to the side bar by possibly creating a widget. After brainstorming about this for a few minutes I thought to myself...surely I am not the first person to think of this on AR, let me see if someone else has already thought this out for me. So I went on the blog search of AR and searched for adding another blog to your AR blog and what do you know...there was a (2 comments)
Prudential Kansas City Realty's 8101 College Blvd office was awarded the Prudential Pinnacle Award at last week's Prudential Real Estate Affiliates Sales Convention. The Pinnacle award is presented to the Top 10 performing Prudential Real Estate offices in North America for 2007. This is the 17th consecutive year that Prudential Kansas City Realty's 8101 College Blvd office has received this award. Michael Pierce, Realtor Prudential Kansas City Realty 8101 College Blvd. Overland Park KS 66210 Overland Park Real Estate (2 comments)
One of the most informative Real Estate Blogs you will ever read - 03/17/08 11:52 AM
I stumbled upon another great real estate blog last night. I found it through a link from another real estate blog that I view pretty regularly (see how important links are). I had heard of the blog before but never spent much time on it and certainly could not remember where I heard of it from. I wound up spending a lot of time last night reading this blog and was so excited to mention it to my fellow Active Rain friends today... well it turns out that I must be late to the party on this one because this person is (11 comments)
Shannon Valley Estates Subdivision Information, Overland Park Kansas - 03/17/08 11:07 AM
Shannon Valley Estates is a subdivision located just west of the North of College Blvd, West of Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas. The Shannon Valley Estates Subdivision has five plats dated from 1977 to 1985. There are approximately 571 homes among all five of the plats in the subdivision. The subdivision is comprised mostly of 1.5 and 2 Story homes (with some ranches and split levels) built in the late 1970's to the early/mid 1980's. Shannon Valley Estates is located in the Blue Valley School District with the schools for most of the homes in the subdivision being: Blue Valley North West High School, Oxford Middle School, and Indian Valley Elementary School. The utilities that service this area are KCPL for electric, Atmos for Gas, and Water (2 comments)
Summercrest Subdivision information and market activity, Overland Park Kansas - 03/17/08 10:35 AM
Summercrest is a Johnson County Kansas subdivision located south of College blvd, just west of Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. The Summercrest Subdivision has seven plats dated from 1982 to 1986(with one replat in 1989). There are approximately 401 homes among the six plats in the subdivision. The subdivision is comprised mostly of Split Level and 2 Story homes. Most of the homes were built in the mid 1980's. Summercrest is located in the Blue Valley School District with the schools for most of the homes in the subdivision being: Blue Valley North High School, Overland Trail Middle School, and Valley Park Elementary School. The utilities that service this area are KCPL for electric, Kansas Gas for Gas Service, and Water One for water. Summercrest is conveniently located within easy access (0 comments)
Quail Valley Subdivision information and market activity, Overland Park Kansas - 03/17/08 10:22 AM
Quail Valley is a Johnson County Kansas subdivision located south of College blvd, just east of Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas. The Quail Valley Subdivision has six plats dated from 1978 to 1982. There are approximately 312 homes among the six plats in the subdivision. The subdivision is comprised mostly of 1.5 and 2 Story homes. Most of the homes were built in the late 1970's to the early 1980's. Quail Valley is located in the Blue Valley School District with the schools for most of the homes in the subdivision being: Blue Valley North High School, Overland Trail Middle School, and Valley Park Elementary School. The utilities that service this area are KCPL for electric, Kansas Gas for Gas Service, and Water One for water. Quail Valley is (2 comments)
Rolling Woods subdivision information and market activity Overland Park Kansas - 03/17/08 10:07 AM
Rolling Woods is a subdivision located just east of the 116th block of Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas. The Rolling Woods Subdivision has six plats dated from 1978 to 1985. There are approximately 206 homes among the six plats in the subdivision. The subdivision is comprised mostly of 1.5 and 2 Story homes (with a few split level homes). Most of the homes were built in the late 1970's to the early/mid 1980's. Rolling Woods is located in the Blue Valley School District with the schools for most of the homes in the subdivision being: Blue Valley North High School, Overland Trail Middle School, and Valley Park Elementary School. The utilities that service this area are KCPL for electric, Kansas Gas for Gas Service, and Water One for water. Rolling Woods is (0 comments)
Indian Creek Estates Information and Market activity - 03/17/08 09:41 AM
Indian Creek Estates is a subdivision located just west of the 116th block of Antioch in Overland Park, Kansas. The Indian Creek Subdivision has five plats dated from 1978 to 1983. There are approximately 264 homes among all five of the plats in the subdivision. The subdivision is comprised mostly of 1.5 and 2 Story homes (with some split levels) built in the late 1970's to the early/mid 1980's. Indian Creek Estates is located in the Blue Valley School District with the schools for most of the homes in the subdivision being: Blue Valley North West High School, Oxford Middle School, and Indian Valley Elementary School. The utilities that service this area are KCPL for electric, Atmos for Gas, and Water One for (0 comments)
Overland Park Kansas Interactive Crime Map - 03/14/08 12:45 PM
The City of Overland Park offers an interactive crime map where you are able to view crime activity for any area of the city. It is a great tool for people looking to move to a particular area of Overland Park but are unsure of the crime activity. Overland Park Interactive Crime Map Overland Park Real Estate (0 comments)
Below is a chart from the City of Overland Park of the 2007 Mill Levy Rates of the cities in Johnson County Kansas. As you can see Overland Park has the lowest Mill Levy of all Johnson County Cities. For more Overland Park property tax and mill levy information check out the City of Overland Park website, it is full of useful information. Overland Park Real Estate (0 comments)
Check any websites Google Page Ranking - 03/14/08 10:19 AM
As many of you may already know, Google uses a patented PageRankTMalgorithm as one main determining factor to what web-pages are most pertinent and important to specific searches. This is a useful number to know so you can not only know what your PageRank is but your competitors as well as the sites you post to. We as agents get invites and hear news about real estate networking and flyer websites all the time. It is often overwhelming trying to decide where to spend most of your time (actually AR is the answer to that but maybe where to spend the 2nd most amount (2 comments)
The Active Rain secret, unspoken brother and sisterhood... Are you in? - 03/13/08 12:12 AM
I never picked up on this until a few months ago but there is a secret, unspoken brother and sisterhood in AR...it is called the brother and sisterhood of comment reciprocation (at least that is what I just named it). I learned this when one of the most popular bloggers on AR wrote a blog that had 200 or so comments... including mine. Even though I was 1 of 200 or so comments, he still took the time and reciprocated a comment to one of my posts in return. That was when a light turned on, it is easy to read a comment (24 comments)
Johnson County estimated to become the largest county in Kansas City - 03/12/08 12:11 PM
There was an interesting article in the Kansas City Business Journal about how the County Economic Research institute estimates that Johnson County Kansas is set to become the largest populated county in the Kansas City Metro by 2023 (based on projections from the Mid American Regional Council). If that growth holds true, that is good news for long term housing appreciation in Johnson County. While the growth would obviously be hinged on employment growth... The real key for Johnson County is not losing site of services such as schools, roads, and crime while be able to keep property taxes at reasonable levels. If the county were to lose site of those (0 comments)
For those of you who do not already know....Publisher has a feature on it that allows one to not only publish works that are for print but also allows you to publish works that are for the web. It allows you to add links, navigation bars, basically anything you would want to create a flyer for a web-page. If you are not familiar with it but use publisher, you should check it out. It could save a lot of time if you are already creating a print flyer using publisher. I do not use it to create web flyers but do (0 comments)
Large 4 bedroom, 2 Story in the coveted Hampstead Gardens subdivision. The main floor includes a study, living room, family room, formal dining room, 3 fireplaces, an enclosed porch and a large open entry. The kitchen has recently been remodeled. Professionally landscaped private back yard with sprinkler system. Finished third floor would make a great play room, den, or office. This home has been well maintained with many newer items
Listed by Michael Pierce (913) 661 2367 Prudential Kansas City Realty 8101 College Blvd. Overland Park, Kansas 66210
Friendly notice to my fellow Active Rainers - local market reports are for CLIENTS - 03/10/08 10:13 AM
This is just a friendly reminder to my fellow Active Rainers... When you are entering a blog post that is a market report of your local area, post it for clients so that agents will be able to sort whether or not they want to see it. I understand that some agents may like to see these market reports of other areas.... When you look at blogs on AR, you can click at the top of the page to sort if you want to see blogs geared towards professionals, consumers, or both. When these local market and subdivision reports are put in the professional section, (14 comments)
Become the Mayor of your Zip Code with SquidZipper - 03/10/08 09:48 AM
Become the Mayor of your Zip Code with Squid Zipper This is another service brought to us by the fine folks at Squidoo. You basically enter your zip code and it allows you to create a page where you can enter information about your area. You can fill out questions and answers about your area as well as things like favorite restaurants, things to know about your area, etc. I will be the first to admit that as agents, we do get bombarded with sites wanting our ideas, thoughts, content, and expertise but for anyone looking for another one....here it is SquidZipper. Good luck Kansas City Real Estate (3 comments)
The problem with iPhone has been that is is more of a tool then an instrument of business. It did not sink up with Microsoft's email Exchange with made it near worthless for many business people. It looks like that all will change in June. Apple has announce that in June, the iPhone will be able to link up with corporate email systems. Apple will also allow software developers to write applications for the smart-phone. I'm not going to suggest anyone throw away their BlackBerry's just yet but this is definitely opening the door for Apple bring its iPhone to the business world. (4 comments)
Intro to Foreclosures - 03/05/08 12:10 PM
Intro to Foreclosures - Helpful tips for buyers thinking about buying a foreclosure. I have been involved in many foreclosure sales in my 7 years in real estate. Over that time I have learned a lot about the process and thought it would be especially helpful to the novice buyer for me to clear up and separate truth from myth. I have been on both sides of the transaction, some transactions representing the bank, some transactions representing a buyer so I can definitely tell you the mind set of each side. I receive calls all the time from buyers who say, (0 comments)
Shermans Travel ranks Kansas City the #4 most underrated city in the United States - 03/05/08 11:33 AM
Shermans Travel ranks Kansas City the #4 most underrated city in the United States. As someone who was not raised in Kansas City, I can agree with that. Before moving to the Midwest, I (like many East coasters) really did not know how much Kansas City really had to offer. Kansas City Real Estate (0 comments)
Kansas City International Airport ranks 3rd least miserable airport in th U.S. - 03/05/08 11:15 AM
The US News and world report compiled a list of "America's Most Miserable Airports" and this is one list where it is better to be at the bottom. Fortunately Kansas City International was pretty close to the bottom. It was the 3rd least miserable on the list of 47 major US airports. For the frequent traveler, another good reason to call Kansas City home. Kansas City Real Estate (0 comments)
Better Your Business Quick Tip - 03/05/08 10:28 AM
Better Your business Quick Tip: This isnt rocket science and you may never know if this helps your business or not. Put flat magnets on the back of your business cards. By doing this I have found that leads that you meet are less likely to throw your card away(right away anyway). While many people may not put your card on the refrigerator, your card at least has longer shelf life sitting on their desk then one without a magnet. It is much easier for someone to throw away a piece of paper then a magnet. This is a cheap and easy way to prolong (8 comments)
No one will comment on this post (but I hope they will) - 03/04/08 10:38 AM
How expecting the worst and hoping for the best, will force you to become a better agent. In Real Estate I feel one of the greatest outlooks anyone can have (to improve themselves and their business) is to expect the worst and hope for the best. There are many reasons that this outlook gives you the ability to become a better agent but the biggest reason is that it forces self improvement and never allows you to take failure as an acceptable option. The most important part of this outlook is to expect the worst. By expecting the worst, it is not the intention for you to sit back and (8 comments)
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