Looking to move to Kansas City from out of state? Call us directly at (816) 945-0671.
Coronavirus changed a lot. In April of 2020, a lot of things were unclear - would we be able to work? How would we show homes? Are we really that essential. Although NAR was quick to advocate that homes are, in fact, essential, that didn't necessarily mean that every buyer or seller felt comfortable with in-person home tours. On the flip side, we had increasing buyer demand and we noticed something else too - more and more buyers were moving here from other states and other cities.
If you don't know us, you should know that Josh is from California, and although I grew up here, I had been in California for nearly 10 years before moving back home in 2016. The opportunity to come back gave me a different view of our city that I never noticed when I grew up here. The river market, the jazz, the art deco architecture, the history of the garment district - it was like falling in love with my city all over again. Naturally, when someone is moving to KC from somewhere else, I'm always excited to share my favorite places to go. Amidst a pandemic and an influx of buyers in Kansas City, Josh and I found a stride in helping those who were new to town.
Technology played no small part in adapting to both the pandemic and our growing business. We already had several tools in our arsenal to help us with our military clients, and we had done several site unseen deals using video before, but we needed to become as efficient as possible. We found an app that allowed us to send links of large file videos directly to our clients. This allowed us to preview homes and send videos directly to our clients' phones. We have helped clients get into homes before they even step foot in Kansas City and offer full service concierge transactions so all our clients have to worry about is showing up to closing. When necessary, we have also worked with our title company to offer off-site remote closings so our clients can move in the day that they get in town - or close on the sale of their home AFTER they've moved to Hawaii (true story!).
We were surprised to find our local clients enjoyed the service as well. When a home hits the market, our clients know they can text us to preview and we'll do the legwork before they waste their time looking at a house that doesn't meet all of their needs. Imagine being able to tour a home from the break room at work? This year we've closed several deals utilizing video and minimizing the work our clients have to do to get into the home of their dreams.
Additionally, we have continued to offer Zillow compatible 3D Tours on all of our listings. This has increased our listing exposure to out of state and out of town buyers by more than 1000 views per home.
Are you moving to Kansas City? Do you want an agent who "gets you" and does all the hard work? Call Us Directly at 816-945-0671.
Licensed Realtor in Missouri and Kansas
The Burke Team