In Case You Missed It: Top 5 Blogs from December

  1. Holiday Gift Guide – The Perfect Gift for Every Homeowner in Your Life

We wanted to help make the gift giving process just a bit easier by sharing our go-to gifts for four of the most common types of homeowners. Skip the scented candle aisle this year and try one of these more personal presents. Great to keep in mind as hostess gifts the whole year through!

  1. Damage-Free Holiday Decorating Tips

If you’re looking to sell your home, just purchased, or if you’ve recently undergone renovations, holiday decorating can be a bit stressful due to the potential damage decorations can cause to paint or floors. To help, we’ve pulled together four easy tips for stress- and damage-free holiday decorating…keep them in mind as you pack up the garland and ornaments!

  1. When Is the Right Time to Sell Your Home?

If you are like so many homeowners today…it’s likely you’re always keeping one eye on your home and the other eye on the housing market, trying to figure out when the time is ripe to sell and move to the next home. Here’s how to know for sure when it is a good time to sell. (This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall.)

  1. The Autumnal Revival – NAR’s Latest Data

Did you see an uptick in existing home sales in your local market this October? According to NAR’s latest data, you probably did – last month saw the highest annualized pace of existing home sales in almost ten years. NAR’s chief economist Lawrence Yun calls it the “autumn revival.”

  1. Welcome, ERA McClain Brothers!

We are excited to welcome the newest members of TeamERAERA McClain Brothers, based in Independence, Missouri! Established in 1997 by owners Keith and Kenneth McClain, the company has two offices. It serves the Greater Kansas City metro region with a particular focus on Eastern Jackson County including Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs.