The Kansas City Real Estate Podcast

The Kansas City Real Estate Podcast is all about helping you learn everything you need to know about real estate in the Kansas City area. Hosted by KC expert and REALTOR®, Joe Stephenson, and his friend Bryan, this podcast will teach you how to buy and sell homes, invest in property, maintain a current home you own, and talk about living the life in Kansas.

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Wednesday Nov 08, 2023

In our most recent podcast episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Mason Gates, Associate at Matthews REIS, and a specialist in the Self-Storage commercial real estate industry. Mason, who hails from Kansas City, Missouri, and holds a Finance degree from Arizona State University, shared his extensive knowledge about the Self Storage commercial real estate sector.
Mason provided valuable insights into the world of commercial real estate, focusing specifically on the growing industry of self-storage facilities. His expert advice and deep understanding of the market dynamics were both enlightening and inspiring.
One of the highlights of the conversation was when our host Joe expressed his interest in venturing into the self storage real estate sector. This opened up a possibility for future collaborations between Kansas City real estate agent, Joe Stephenson and Mason, potentially benefitting both parties.
To learn more about Mason Gates and his work, you can visit his official Matthews REIS profile or connect with him on LinkedIn.
For those interested in diving deeper into this topic and learning more about how to invest in the self-storage industry, we recommend reading this comprehensive guide on 'How to Invest in Self Storage'.

Interview with Katerina Brennan

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Welcome to the Kansas City Real Estate Podcast, where we bring you insider knowledge and expert advice on all things real estate.  We have a special guest joining us - Katerina Brennan, a new homes sales expert from the Columbus Ohio area. In this episode, we'll be diving into the world of new home construction, exploring the current market trends in the Columbus area, and discussing what you need to know when building your dream home. So, sit back, relax, and let's get started!

Monday Sep 19, 2022

Hello, welcome to another episode of the KC Real Estate Market. This week, we'll be discussing the importance of insurance and some of the things you should keep in mind when buying a policy with our friend Paul.
We'll also be giving you a brief overview of the Kansas City real estate market and some of the recent trends we're seeing. Finally, we'll be rounding out the episode with a few references from The Simpsons throughout the whole episode.
Insurance is an essential part of life, and it's important to make sure you have the right policy for your needs. There are a variety of factors you should consider when purchasing insurance, such as the type of coverage you need, the amount of coverage you need, and the company you're buying from. You should also make sure to read the fine print and understand all of the terms and conditions of your policy.
We also played with software that helps Joe write radio ads and video ads. 
The Kansas City real estate market is still seems to be a seller's market right now. Joe talks about Kansas City. We also briefly take a look at Lawrence Kansas.  

Friday Aug 12, 2022

In this episode of The Kansas City Real Estate Podcast, we discuss the Sharper Image, Trump Steaks, Starter Homes, cameras, and Home Prices in Kansas City. Bryan talks about the Sharper Image and how much he loved going there to look at the interesting products. We also take a look at Trump Steaks since they were sold at The Sharper Image. 
We then move on to starter homes in the Kansas City area and explore whether or not they are a good option for first-time home buyers.
Finally, we take a look at the current state of the housing market in Kansas City and discuss whether or not home prices are increasing or decreasing.

Monday Jul 18, 2022

4,000 jobs are coming to Johnson County KS!
A new battery factory is being built and it will bring with it thousands of much needed jobs. This is great news for the community and a perfect opportunity for those looking for work.  What does this mean for home buyers and sellers? We talk about it.
We also talk about some of the best smart home features to look for when buying a new property. From voice-activated assistants to energy monitoring, these features can save you time and money. We talk about EV home chargers, smart lighting, cameras, and much more.
Smart AI software for REALTORS® Jasper AI was reviewed on our website. As REALTORS® there are more and more tools out there that will help us do our jobs better. Make sure you are always up to date with them by listing, and subscribing to our newsletter, podcast, and visiting our website often. 

Friday Jul 01, 2022

In this episode of the podcast, we answer the question 'what's a good gift for their real estate agent?' If you're looking to say thank you to your realtor, or just want to get them a little something special, listen in for some ideas! There are many gifts one can consider, so it's important to consider all the gift options available. You can always check out this gift website to see what works for you. 
We talk about how great Eric O'Shea is as a clean corporate comedian. If you're a person who schedules entertainment for big events and want a clean comedian, you should take a look at Eric O'Shea. He has been performing comedy for many years.
Bryan talks about his experience as a professional real estate SEO, and how our data about JoCo home prices went mini-viral. 
Get the insights you need to make the most informed real estate decisions from a professional with over 20 years of experience in the Kansas City metro area.

Monday Jun 20, 2022

We sat down with Trish Reedy and talked about the current mortgage climate and what you need to do to get a mortgage. Joe is even surprised by a few facts.
We got into the pre-qualification process and what factors are important when considering a mortgage.
Trish had some great tips for first-time home buyers. With mortgage interest rates moving, they talk about what that means for buyers in the market.
We get into the benefits of working with a local mortgage broker. Trish shares some of the challenges that she's seen people face when trying to get a mortgage and offers advice on how to avoid them.
All this and more on this episode of the Kansas City Real Estate podcast.
If you're thinking about buying a home or just want to know more about the mortgage process, this is the episode for you.
Need a mortgage in the KC Metro area? Check out her website 

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

It can be tough to be a nosey person, always prying into other people's business. But sometimes, even they get embarrassed. Just ask the nosey person who was caught snooping at my purchases in the checkout line at Dillon's grocery store in Lawrence, Kansas. Bryan tells the true story.
We also break down the latest information from the housing market and what it means for potential home buyers and sellers.
If you're in the market for a new home or are thinking about selling your current home, be sure to tune in for all the latest information. You don't want to miss it.
We talk about The Hard Truth about Selling Your Home for Top Dollar in today's show. We talk about a blog post from the KS Realty Website that discusses this very thing. It is a great read and gives some very useful tips.
Subscribe to our podcast. It'll be your secret weapon in learning all about being REALTORS® in the Lawrence Kansas area. 

Wednesday May 18, 2022

Looking for a new home in the KC area? You'll want to hear this podcast discussion with Joe the REALTOR®!
He shares some great insights on the current housing market, what's hot right now in terms of design and features, and even tips on how to get started in the business yourself.
We also talk about our trip to the Chapel Hill upscale living area in Overland Park. Weichert REALTORS® are listing the homes in that area. Joe talks about the KC area home builders who work in that living area. 
Joe also ponders if the KC area real estate market is cooling. 

Friday May 06, 2022

In this episode of the Kansas City real estate podcast, Joe the REALTOR® gives us insights about home negotiations from both the buying and selling side.
We also talk about what are the most common obstacles to overcome when navigating a home transaction. Bryan draws from his home buying experience in Lawrence Kansas. 
We then talk about some of our favorite smart home features. We love our smart home features! 
From being able to control the temperature from our phones to turning on the lights with a voice command, there are endless possibilities when it comes to making your home smarter. 


Summary of Ep. 1

Joe shares his perspective on what it takes to sell a house in Prairie Village, Kansas. He goes into detail about the process and timelines for selling one's home as well other topics related including communication with him or other agents involved during this time period 
He also provides insight into popular housing choices by area residents which may interests you if considering moving there soon!

We go into what it's like in that part of the area and what kind of houses one can expect to find there. Joe also goes into what's popular as a home buyer in that area. 

We then talk about what it takes to be one of the top real estate agents in Overland Park KS. There are many factors that go into becoming among the best that include:

  • Listening
  • Flexibility
  • Market Knowledge
  • Communication

Joe talks about how each of these factors play a role in his professional career. 


We finally have some time to talk about what we think are the best laptops for real estate agents. We talk about touch screens, Macs, PCs, and break down what we look for in a good laptop to help us do our work. 


It's the first episode of the Kansas City Real Estate Podcast! We hope you enjoy. 

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