If you are looking for new home I strongly recommend finding a realtor first thing. There are many Kansas city homes for sale, along with other areas in the nation.
I think packing up your family and moving has got to be one of the most stressful events in life. If you were to take a survey of life expectancy and it lists the stressors, moving would surely be on it!
We recently moved, and when you do not want to move, it is even more stressful. The market these days is forcing people in the workforce to move to remain employed. My husband’s company in OH shut down, closed the doors, no more work. We loved living on our farm there, but without a job there was a sure move in sight. We were blessed that hubby found a new job within a month! We however had to move out of state for the new job.
I started looking online for houses for sale, trying to learn the area, and doing the research on my own. Talk about more added stress. I made lists, and remade lists, over and over.
We came down for 3 day house hunting trip. 3 days, to decide our future. I certainly didn’t want to stay in OH while hubby moved to KY, much like many of his co-workers were doing.
We were assigned a realtor by the company, and so glad they chose one who had great experience. She had grown up in the area, knew it like the back of her hand, and was able to arrange for us to see a plethora of homes in the short time we were in town
Having a realtor helps relieve some of the stress of moving! When choosing a good agent you will be able to see much more of the town in a shorter amount of time. You can learn of the different ‘pockets’ in a neighborhood; the older side of town, the newer developments, the wealthier areas, etc.
Not only was our realtor able to help us find a home perfect for us, she was able to help expedite the paperwork to close in just 3 weeks. Having knowledge of the different players in a closing of a home allowed us to close on Christmas Eve!! Allowing our family to be ‘Home for the holidays” even if the house was empty!!
This is a sponsored post for Remax, however, all the opinions expressed are uniquely my own.