Crystal was amazing. She took this job and handled it like a pro. She listened and executed my needs and went above and beyond my expectations. I will be forever grateful. Best Realtor I've worked with!
~ David W.
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The story of The Heritage Home Team begins several years ago with a young woman who had a passion for personal finance. Crystal wanted to learn how the average American grew their wealth. What her studies always brought her back to was that Americans that owned homes were wealthier and more ‘comfortable’ then Americans that did not own their own home.
But, it’s not just about moving into any home. It’s about finding a home of good quality in a good area that will continue to appreciate year after year. This is what Crystal and The Heritage Home Team pride themselves in: finding a good quality home, in the target price range, in the available time frame.
How does this apply to you, the seller? Whether in a seller’s OR buyer’s market the best way to sell your home is by appealing to potential buyers; to make sure they can see themselves living in your home, not wondering who currently lives there. My job is not only to help you price and market your home aggressively – it is also to view your home through the eyes of a buyer, from the very beginning.
The Heritage Home Team also prides itself in being ‘green’. You’d be amazed at how wasteful a life on the go can be. The Heritage Home Team drives hybrid cars, only prints when needed – and double sided if possible, saves files in electronic format instead of paper format, shys away from prepackaged products, and is learning how to be greener every day. The little things add up!
As you’re aware, we’ve had spectacular rates recently. Right now it’s 3.7% for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage. However, Freddie Mac is predicting that this time next year, interest rates will increase by a full percentage point (4.7%)! The increase might be the deciding factor in your dream home or your home you settle for. Take advantage of the low interest rates now, instead of waiting for them to go up in 2016.
If you have any questions, please let us know! We would love to be part of your home-buying journey.
It can be incredibly difficult to meet new people when you’ve left everything behind for a new city. I know this from personal experience. I left home after college for a large city and it was a challenge to make friends. Here are some tips for you to make some friends in your new city or in your current city!
Moving to a new area brings the excitement of fresh opportunities and places to explore, but the thrill may be diminished by the loneliness that comes with lacking a social network in your new home. Some lucky transplants may easily find friendships in their neighborhoods or places of employment, while others may need to dig a bit deeper for their new social circles. Here are some tips for finding your pack after you relocate:
*Attend a Meetup. Meetup.com provides a forum for groups to congregate based on certain commonalities, like demographics, activities or professions. Whether you’re a single 20-something looking for running partners or a retiree interested in practicing a foreign language skill, you are sure to find a like-minded group where you can make connections and build relationships. You may even find a Meetup for people who are new to the area!
There are some great networking groups in Kansas City. One such group is Kansas City Young Professionals – they also have individual groups for different interests (i.e. Entrepreneurs, Fitness, Community Service, Happy Hours, Christians in the Marketplace, Book Club, Concerts, Dinners, Ladies Night among others). It really helps you to get out and learn the city as well and to connect with other professionals.
*Enroll in a class. Have you always wanted to improve your cooking skills? Learn how to draw or paint? Find out what all the buzz is about for hot yoga? Now is the time to branch out and develop some new skills, and taking classes is a great way to meet people with similar interests.
*Volunteer for a cause about which you are passionate. Joining a volunteer group is another way to meet like-minded people, and relationships are easily forged when you are working toward a common goal. Plus, staying busy and helping with a good cause can keep those homesick blues at bay.
*Maintain an open mind. New friends may come in unexpected packages, like your elderly neighbor who is full of helpful life lessons, or the neighboring children who you could mentor. Remember that moving to a new place provides you an opportunity to break free of your comfort zone: challenge yourself to seize the chance to develop new aspects of your personality.
If you are someone you know if looking to buy or sell a home, please let us know! We would love to help them with the next part of their life.