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4 Reasons To Sell Your House This Winter

Kansas City is a very hot seller’s market – there are fewer homes for sale than there are buyers and homes in KC right now often have multiple offers over asking price. Home prices in Kansas City have reached the highest it has in years and are expected to continue to grow into the year 2022.

Here are the reasons why this winter might be the year to list your home:

Your listing will attract attention. If you sell your house now before more homes are listed in the spring, you house will stand out to serious buyers who have been waiting for their perfect house to go on the market.

Your house will likely get multiple offers. Supply is low and demand is high – buyers are eager to put in offers over asking price to remain competitive.

It’s likely that your house won’t be on the market very long. With very low inventory and high demand, it’s likely your house will sell quickly.

January is a big month for job relocations. Large corporations tend to make personnel changes at the beginning of the year. This brings motivated homebuyers that want to get situated quickly.

Looking to sell your home this winter? The experts at Brookside Real Estate are here to help! Give us a call at (816) 333-3330 or stop by our storefront office at 9 W 63RD ST – When the flag is up, we’re open!

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Introducing Ellen’s New Video Series – I’ve Got a Guy

If you know Ellen, there’s a likely chance you’ve heard her famous words, “I’ve got a guy for that,” on more than one occasion – and she’s not wrong! Ellen does indeed have just the right guys for your home-related questions, concerns and issues. In fact, her neighbor once said, “Ellen, if I woke up one day to a mob of kangaroos in my backyard, you’d be my first call because you probably have a guy for that!”  

It takes a lot to become one of Ellen’s “guys.” Having worked with a lengthy list of contractors in the Kansas City area throughout her career, Ellen’s developed her own list of specialists who represent the best of the best in old-home work. And now she’s here to help with her new video series, “I’ve Got a Guy.”

With a passion for older homes in the Brookside area, Ellen’s greater passion is for the people who live in those houses. When you purchase a home with Ellen, she doesn’t just walk away the minute the sale is done. She wants to be the first person you call with any home issue whether it’s days, months or even years after you’ve made your purchase! With her new series, “I’ve Got a Guy,” it’s now easier than ever for Ellen to share helpful information from her go-to old-home specialists with those looking for advice.

Join Ellen on her journey throughout the Brookside and Waldo area as she discusses old home issues with some of the best professionals in the business. If you have any specific questions about vintage homes and their maintenance, drop Ellen a line at or stop in and see her in her storefront office across from Charlie Hoopers in the heart of Brookside!

The First Episode: The Sewer Doctor

Take a look at Ellen’s first “I’ve Got a Guy,”  episode featuring John Vaughan from The Sewer Doctors. Since the sewers of the Brookside and Waldo neighborhoods are often over 100 years old, there may be serious issues lurking 6 feet below the surface of your lawn. Join Ellen and John as they discuss need-to-know facts and important homeowner sewer maintenance tips and tricks – that might even save you big money!