Quick review of the week at DCRG / David Johnson

Real Estate Agent with Team Real Estate Sprigfield

Each day at the Dakota Carson Realty Group we interact with our clients and community by blogging.  Here is quick review of what happened in our week.  Click on the title to read the entire blog.


Movie reviews from the Missouri Ozarks!

Movie Day Monday is follow up to Golden Globes

So did you watch the Golden Globes last night?  If not, you missed you a great evening.  I LOVE Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.  They have the unique ability to use comedic humor without being tacky or rude.  Their delivery is spot on.  Loved it.  So if you missed it, here are the big winners.

Golden Globes 2015

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Winner: Boyhood

Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Winner: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Lead Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama
Winner: Julianne Moore – Still Alice


Jalapeno Jelly for Tasty Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

Over the holidays, Dave’s mom made him some Jalapeno Jelly and he loved it!  I had never had it and I am not a fan of extremely hot and spicy foods but I had to try it.  LOVED IT!!  His mom shared the recipe of how she made it so I thought I would share with you all.

jalapeno jelly


3/4 cup chopped green peppers

1/2 cup +/- Jalapeno peppers  (leave seeds in for hot or remove for warm)

1 1/2 cup white wine vinegar

6 cups sugar

1 1/2 pkg certo

Green food coloring


Sensible Shopping for the Best Real Estate Agent

Sensible Shopping for the Best Real Estate Agent

Finding the right real estate professional is a very important task and should not be taken lightly.  Every day your home is on the market is one day closer to you moving into your dream home.  You should expect alot from your agent.  Do not accept your home being listed, added to your local MLS, sign in the front yard and then you sit and wait.  You want, and deserve, a professional who actively markets your home.  Here are some a few things to consider when searching for the right agent and during your interview process.

  • List price:  Ask what “he or she” thinks your home should be listed at.  You do not want an agent to just agree with what you think your home is worth or the amount you would like to get out of your home.  If an agent agrees with your exact amount, you may want to ask more questions.  You do not want an agent to take your home as a listing and then if just sit on the market for months because it is not priced to sell.  A good agent knows the local market and will be honest with you.
  • Marketing:  Ask what their marketing plan is.  This should include more than placing a sign in the yard and having an open house.  Today’s society use their the internet to find everything!  Including their next home.  Your agent should be heavily marketing your home online on many different sites.
  • Speciality:  Ask what their speciality in the wide world of real estate is.  You do not want a commercial specialist listing your residential home.
  • Can you talk to past clients:  By asking for references from past clients, you can learn alot about the agent.  Ask if they marketed their home as promised.  Ask about the communication they had with the agent and their team throughout the process.  You want to be in the loop at all times.  After all, it is your home.

David Johnson and the Dakota Carson Realty Group specialize in selling and buying homes in the Springfield and surrounding Ozarks area.  David Johnson and his business were recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. 


Springfield MO Local Events by DCRG

Thursday at DCRG brings a showcase of local events in the Springfield area.  So here a few choices for you to choose from for the upcoming week.

 Farmers Market of the Ozarks

Jan 17, 2015 – Dec 26, 2015Farmers Market of the Ozarks combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location easily accessible to the Ozarks community. Shop for groceries, find unique gifts, have breakfast and lunch or enjoy some local music, all within the market’s laid back atmosphere under the only permanent farmers’ market pavilion in the Ozarks. The market accepts SNAP, debit and credit cards.

Shining City

Jan 16, 2015Guilt-ridden John reached out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives. From the author of The Seafarer, Shining City is a haunting, inspired and absolutely glorious Irish ghost story for our times. Springfield area premiere. This production contains adult language and subject matter.


Have a great weekend.  If you are out enjoying the weather, be sure to drive by and check out some of these HOMES IN SPRINGFIELD AREA for sale.



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