Category Archives: Real Estate Investors

So I found this federal case

I get this question quite a bit. One of my investor clients reaches out and says they found a case from a federal court that says they can (or cannot) do something and they assume it applies to them. Although this may be true, many times its not. Our federal court system is made up […]

Commission Distribution

The vast majority of real estate agents work on commission, meaning that they are paid once the transaction closes. To simplify how commissions are routed, sales commissions are paid out of the seller’s proceeds, according to the terms of the listing agreement and/or the sales contract. Thus, the buyers’ agent commission is paid by the […]

How Properties Get on Realtor.com or Zillow

Once your home is listed in the multiple listing service (MLS), your agent will begin marketing your home to ensure it gets in front of as many potential homebuyers as possible. Since over 95% of consumers search online to find their next home, according to the National Association of Realtors Profile of Home Buyers and […]

Features that Sell

As you prepare to put your home on the market, there are improvements you can make – some small, some big – that will help you appeal to homebuyers and maximize the price you get for your home. And some existing home features can be a major selling point. According to the National Association of […]

Curb Appeal, A First Impression That Lasts

Most buyers form their first impression of your home before they even get out of the car. Curb appeal is the view from the curb that gives potential buyers the first chance to fall in love with your home. The exterior of your home should be in pristine condition – clean, cleared of clutter, with […]

Intelligent Pricing & Timing

Pricing a home for sale is as much art as science, but there are a few truisms that never change. Fair market value attracts buyers, overpricing never does. The first two weeks of marketing are crucial. The market never lies, but it can change its mind. Fair market value is what a willing buyer and […]

How Do You File a Mechanic’s Lien in Kansas?

contractor set down his hammer to file a mechanic's lien in Kansas

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

Kansas Mechanic’s Lien Notices

photo of residential construction, which is when Kansas Mechanic's Lien Notices are required

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

What Are Some Common Errors on Mechanic’s Liens?

A contractor performing work on a property who if unpaid may make some of the common errors on mechanic's liens

One of the most common errors on mechanic’s liens is simply not including all of the required information in the lien. For example, the person filing the lien may not property name all property owners. Although a contractor may be working with an individual, the property may be owned by a company or trust. It […]

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

Painter performing work that may lead to the filing of a Mechanic's Lien

A mechanic’s lien is a document that is filed at the courthouse by a contractor who has not been paid for work performed on the property. The lien is similar to a mortgage or other lien in that it can be foreclosed upon, which means that the mechanic could go to court to have the […]

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