Avoid Foreclosure

How to Avoid Foreclosure in the Greater Kansas City area While the housing market is rebounding, many people in the Greater Kansas City area are still struggling to make their mortgage payments. If you’re underwater on your home, or having trouble keeping up with your monthly mortgage payments, you could be fearful that your mortgage provider is … Continued

How To Reduce Your Property Bills

Want to pay less in bills toward your property this month… and next month? Whether you have tenants in it or not, here are 5 ways that you can reduce your monthly bills on a property that you own (and estimated monthly savings). Refinance ($100+ per/month) — Refinancing your loan is one of the best … Continued

Thinking of downsizing?

Thinking of downsizing? Want to live a bit more minimalist? Or maybe you’re preparing for retirement? Here are tips for downsizing and getting rid of stuff that’s difficult to get rid of…Start Early & Start Small — The more you procrastinate, the harder it’s going to be. You’re going to have to sell a lot … Continued

Got Junk?

Does your house need to be cleared of trash and junk? Not sure what to do about it?Here are your options…Clean It Yourself — This is definitely the most time-intensive option. But if you love the property and don’t have the budget to pay for cleaning services, then you’ll have to put in some of … Continued

Don’t List Your House In Winter

When is the best time of year to sell your house? The winter season? NOPE Summer? YEP Assuming that your house is in tip-top condition (fresh paint job, sparkly clean, great landscaping), then if you list your house during the summer, you won’t only sell your house faster, you’ll get more money for it.As far … Continued

Selling Stats

Selling your home soon in the Greater Kansas City area? Here’s what to expect (according to cold, hard data)…Overall, It Takes Between 65 and 93 Days To Sell — According to Zillow, the average house spends 2-3 months on the market, from listing to closing. It Takes 1-2 Months To Get an Acceptable Offer — … Continued

Want To Sell With An Agent?

Planning to sell your house with a real estate agent? Here are a few things to be aware of BEFORE you list with an agent… You’ll Have to Clean & Stage — In today’s world, buyers expect to be shown beautiful, staged homes. They should be able to imagine living there. And if you list … Continued

Got Lien’s?

Wanting to sell your house with liens on it? Don’t worry. Even with liens issued against your property, there are things you can do to try and sell your house. For example…Start a Repayment Plan — Most creditors just want their money back and they would be more than happy to put you on some … Continued

Trusting Professional Home Buyers

You’re thinking of selling your home ​to a professional home buyer — someone who will buy your house as-is for cash and close within just a few weeks…But how do you know you can TRUST the person or company you choose? Here are 4 red flags to watch out for… 1. They Don’t Follow Through … Continued

Divorce

Need to sell your property while going through a divorce in the Greater Kansas City Area? Well, at Dogwood Properties, we have bought lots of properties from people in similar situations. Here are some tips for making the process as seamless as possible. Figure Out Who’s On The Title — First things first: double-check the … Continued

Sell Your House Fast

Trying to sell your house fast in the Greater Kansas City area? Well, at Dogwood Properties, we buy houses fast for cash. And here are 4 ways that you’d save money by working with us instead of a real estate agent…No Commission Cost, Closing Costs, or Hidden Fees — We make you a cash offer, … Continued

Myths of Professional Home Buyers

Thinking of selling your home to an investor in the Greater Kansas City area instead of going the traditional route? Unfortunately, professional buyers sometimes get a bad rap — here are 4 common myths to watch out for…You Won’t Get a Fair Offer — A lot of sellers are worried that they won’t get a … Continued

Code Violations – Kansas City

Trying to sell your house with code violations?Ugh…. Maybe you can’t list your house on the MLS because it’s in disrepair and you’re probably ALSO worried about getting fined for code violations…Here’s what you should do…Estimate Repair Costs — If you’re going to sell your house and you can’t afford to make all the repairs … Continued

Escape Mortgage Payment

Want to escape your mortgage payment? A lot of people feel trapped once they’ve bought a home… like they just have to live with a mortgage payment that’s financially unsustainable for them. But that’s not true. In fact, here are 4 different things you can do to lower or get rid of your mortgage payment… … Continued

Hard To Let Go

It’s hard to let go of a home that you’ve owned for a long-time… We totally get it. We’ve helped a lot of people sell their homes in the Greater Kansas City area and many of them struggle with the process because they have an understandable emotional attachment to the property. And we like to … Continued

Has Your House Listing Expired

Has your house listing expired? We know… it’s frustrating. You put a lot of effort into listing your house with an agent and getting everything ready for selling… but crickets. And now you’re back at square one. 🙁 But not all is lost… here are 4 things you can do with a home that won’t … Continued

Talking With Tenants

How do you tell tenants that you’re going to sell your house? This can be a difficult conversation to have… especially if you’re worried that your tenants will get upset or lash out after you tell them. But we’ve worked with tons of different homeowners in the Greater Kansas City area and here are some … Continued

Resources

Wanting to sell your house in the Greater Kansas City area? We’ve helped lots of homeowners from different backgrounds sell their homes. And here are some resources that can help you make the process as painless (and as profitable) as possible… Angie’s List — When you sell your home, you’re probably going to need to … Continued

Costs of Selling

Want to sell your home and get as much money as possible? What stinks is, selling your home can be EXPENSIVE… especially if there are a lot of things in your house that you need to fix, replace, or upgrade. It’s not unusual for those costs to cut into the seller’s profit by up to … Continued

Can’t Go Upstairs

Are you regularly struggling to go upstairs in your own home? We understand. We’ve helped lots of different homeowners in the greater Kansas City area downsize to homes that are a better fit for them. After all, if you’re not using the second floor of your home, then it makes sense to downsize and save … Continued

Sell A Home With Fire or Flood Damage

Are you trying to sell a home with fire or flood damage? At Dogwood Properties, we’ve helped lots of different people in the Greater Kansas City area sell their homes in a difficult situation. And we wanted to offer a few pieces of advice. Because even though you’re home is damaged… doesn’t mean you can’t … Continued

What To Watch Out For

Have you considered selling to a professional homebuyer? Great idea! Professional homebuyers (like us!) can make you a fair cash offer and close in as little as two weeks. But not ALL professional homebuyers are created equal. Here are a few things to watch out for… Reviews — Every legit professional home buying company will … Continued

How Much Is Your House Worth?

How much is your house REALLY WORTH? Here are some tips for calculating the true value of your home in the Greater Kansas City area… Think Like an Appraiser — Appraisers are market-experts at determining the value of any given home. Primarily, they consider the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, total square footage, lot size, … Continued

Want To Sell Quickly

Want to sell your house as quickly as possible in the Greater Kansas City area? Here are a few things you can do to make the process move more quickly… Repair What’s Broken — In order to find a buyer as quickly as possible, you’ll need to repair anything that’s broken; windows, doors, flooring, etc. … Continued

Probate

Are you going through the probate process in the Greater Kansas City area? I know… it’s kind of a pain. So for your own peace of mind, here’s everything you need to know… Documentation Needs To Be In Order — The first thing you’ll need to have is the will. You’ll also need to provide … Continued