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Mike Belzer Will Continue Serving as Chief Financial Officer for Kansas City Homes

Mike Belzer | Chief Financial Officer | Kansas City Homes

Mike Belzer is the minority owner and will continue serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes. Belzer has been with the organization since 2004, when he partnered with former owner and President David Cooper as well as six other industry leaders. Belzer helped oversee the company moving under the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate umbrella in 2012.

Mike believes doing the right thing, being respectful of others, and supporting the team are his main motivators and the qualities he likes to instill in others. He prides himself on his relationships with his staff and with the agents in the Kansas City Homes

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Chris Barnes Named Chief Operating Officer for Kansas City Homes

Chris Barnes | Chief Operating Officer | Kansas City Homes

As Chief Operating Officer for the fourth largest affiliate in the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Network, Chris Barnes is a wildly successful entrepreneur with a track record of growth. He brings a unique perspective to the real estate industry and is focused on spurring innovation at Better Homes and Gardens®  Real Estate Kansas City Homes. 

A dynamic leader, Chris has had a long history of seizing opportunities in industries with little to no prior experience and producing tremendous results. Since 2009, he successfully launched two start-up companies in challenging industries - aviation and apparel - and built both into multi-million dollar enterprises within three

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Barnes is the new majority owner and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes, the city’s third largest real estate brokerage

Christian Barnes is the new principal owner, President, and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Kansas City Homes, the third largest brokerage in Kansas City. In an industry traditionally and consistently dominated by men, Christian will now become one of real estate’s top female principal owners. She succeeds our former President and CEO, David Cooper, who served in the role for sixteen years and will remain with the company in an advisory capacity for the foreseeable future. Company ownership will also include Mike Belzer, who has served as an owner and the firm’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Millennials First Time Homebuyer | Kansas City Homes

 

Once upon a time a young princess wanted to buy a home in the mystical land of enchantment called Kansas City…

 

There are a lot of myths out there about buying your first home and many millennials believe that their home-buying journey is more like a fairy tale than real life. The market has changed drastically over the last few years and as much as you learned from bingeing HGTV for three straight nights, trust the actual experts to give you relevant advice to your individual situation. 

While myths are rampant across the real estate industry, we are here to tell you that many of the age-old stigmas of one of the oldest industries on Earth are totally false. Over the course of this blog series, we will cover the ten major myths and

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - September 2020 | Kansas City Homes

Local market updates from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) provide a closer look at the current market conditions in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you're a buyer or seller, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes' Better Living Blog each month to stay updated on the latest home sale trends.

Monthly Indicator Analysis from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

Strong buyer activity has continued into the fall, which is normally the start of the seasonal slowing of the housing market. With stronger buyer activity in the market this year and the continued constrained supply of homes for sale, speedy sales and multiple offers are likely to remain a common occurrence and will keep the…
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Trending #RealEstate | Kansas City Homes

In this final edition of our Trending #RealEstate blog, we discuss a few new topics. One has been making an effect on the industry for a few months now and the other is emerging as a nationwide trend and looks to continuing changing in the coming months. We've touched on it a few times in the previous two editions, our first topic is the dwindling inventory of homes for sale to meet one of the hottest buying markets in history. Our second topic covers remote work and how it is appearing to change our workforce for the present and future. Let's dive in. 

Trend #5 Supply and Demand

A subsequent trend to the mortgage rate drop, is the drop in home inventory, or how many homes are available on the market for buyers. Due to the mortgage rate

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - August 2020 | Kansas City Homes

Local market updates from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) provide a closer look at the current market conditions in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you're a buyer or seller, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes' Better Living Blog each month to stay updated on the latest home sale trends.

Monthly Indicator Analysis from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

The housing and stock markets continue to be the leaders in the economy. In August, showings and pending sales remained at strong levels while housing inventory remained limited, continuing the competitive bidding market we have seen in recent months. With the stock indexes at or near record highs as mortgage rates remain near…
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The well-being of our communities has always been of the utmost importance to us. As we navigate through our new day-to-day routine, we are keeping the safety and health of our clients and agents in mind, always. While today might be different than yesterday, we continue to move forward with our commitment to serve the Kansas City community and help them find a safe place to call home. 

We have been working tirelessly over this time and are proud to say we have equipped our agents with the means to conduct their business digitally. Staying in accordance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and updated state and local business practices, we are keeping the safety of everyone in mind with limiting person to person

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Living Life with Kansas City Homes | Kansas City Homes

If you’re like me, a big smile would have hit your face this morning feeling the cool 50 degree air. It’s September, and that means fall has arrived here in Kansas City. While visions of Louisburg Cider Mill and pumpkin spice everything dance in our heads, the fall means another thing altogether...winter is coming. 

Game of Thrones fans can relax but if you are a homeowner, listen up because this blog is for you. Winter is the archnemesis of proper home functionality and if you do not begin prepping your home for the brutal winters of Kansas, you could be shelling out thousands of dollars in repairs this year. We are here to help, alongside Better Homes & Gardens, with a Winter preparedness checklist to get you ready, and warm, for the upcoming

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Trending Real Estate | Kansas City Homes

In part one of this blog series, we looked at three trends that are emerging from the post-shutdown real estate market. Those three were the rise in the millennial home buyer demographic, the use of video apps for real estate agents, and the exponential growth of online home-searching. Part two of our Trending #RealEstate blog discusses the mortgage rate cut in the early throes of the pandemic, and how it inevitably affected refinances, inventory, and what it will mean to the future of real estate. With remote work becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future, millennials entering the homebuyer market in force, and the widespread shift to suburban lifestyles, the real estate industry here in KC and beyond is set for an interesting end to 2020. 

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