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Awards for the Home Team 0 Comments Posted

​HIP HIP HOORAY! HERE'S TO THE HOME TEAM!

Congratulations to Vicki and Megan on recently receiving the Pinnacle Award from the Northeast Central Association of Realtors; they earned this award by reaching more than $5 million in sales throughout 2016.

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, March 10, 2017  4:53:06 PM
SPRING SPRUCE UP! 0 Comments Posted

If you are considering selling this Spring there are several inexpensive but highly effective things you can do to spruce up your property and have it ready for a busy market. First impressions are everything and whether Buyers are looking at pictures online or visiting your property for the first time you definitely want to have it show-ready condition. 

The Home Team is ready and willing to walk through your property with you and give you any input or tips to help get your property in tip-top shape! It doesn't cost you anything!

Not handy? We have several painters, laborers, landscapers etc. to refer you to!

Be ready for the Spring Market! Call today to schedule an appointment 660-665-8100!

 

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, January 30, 2017  12:45:14 PM
STAYING IN THIS WEEKEND? 0 Comments Posted

If you are staying inside this weekend to avoid the weather why not do some online shopping at VickiBenson.net? Make your wish list and call us for an appointment next week since the temps will be back in the 40's & 50's! Rates are still low & new inventory is coming on every day! Call us to get started 665-8100!

Shop ALL the listings here!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, January 13, 2017  11:27:02 AM
SPRING MARKET 2017 IS HERE! 0 Comments Posted

The 2017 Spring Market is here! 

Sellers~ We need your listing! The Buyers are out and ready to buy! Not sure what your home is worth? Call us to schedule a FREE evaluation.  Our job is to get you through the entire process from "For Sale" to "SOLD!" We can offer suggestions to help you get the best sales price for your property and get you to the closing table quicker. 

Buyers~ Wondering where to start? Schedule an appointment or give us a call! We can help you get pre-approved for financing, do a complete search of the market (we can show any home, listed with any company), and walk you through the entire process offering our expertise along the way to get you the best home for the best price! 

NOW IS THE TIME! 660-665-8100

Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX!

 

 

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, January 06, 2017  5:11:46 PM
"America's Best" 0 Comments Posted

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, September 08, 2016  10:05:34 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RE/MAX HOME TEAM! 0 Comments Posted

The HOME TEAM is celebrating 5 years as Northeast Missouri's only RE/MAX franchise!

Thanks to our many loyal clients & here's to 5 years!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, May 18, 2016  2:32:53 PM
Remax.com Gets A New Look! 0 Comments Posted

Remax.com Gets A New Look!

It offers more accurate, timely data and consumer resources...check it out by clicking HERE!

 

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, April 28, 2016  12:42:08 PM
ATSU RENTALS! 0 Comments Posted

ATTENTION INCOMING ATSU STUDENTS!

We have just a couple of properties left for rent and they are going fast! Can't get here to look? We can help! Pictures, FaceTime Appointments, Online Applications & Electronic Signatures! We have you covered! Call us today! 660-665-8100

 

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, April 19, 2016  5:15:56 PM
22750 State Highway 11 0 Comments Posted

22750 State Highway 11

Kirksville, MO 

REDUCED $20,000! Open House this Sunday, April 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Click Here for a Preview!

22750 State Highway 11

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, April 05, 2016  4:22:51 PM
HEY BUYERS! 0 Comments Posted

Hey Spring Market Buyers! NOW is the time! 27 new listings on the market since Monday! If you are ready to buy you need to be looking! Call us at 660-665-8100 to visit with a qualified Buyer's Agent who can show you every home on the market!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, March 11, 2016  10:46:12 AM
2016 Rentals! 0 Comments Posted

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, March 09, 2016  9:47:59 AM
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! 0 Comments Posted

The Spring Market is here! 

Sellers~ We need your listing! The Buyers are out and ready to buy! Not sure what your home is worth? Call us to schedule a FREE evaluation.  Our job is to get you through the entire process from "For Sale" to "SOLD!" We can offer suggestions to help you get the best sales price for your property and get you to the closing table quicker. 

Buyers~ Wondering where to start? Schedule an appointment or give us a call! We can help you get pre-approved for financing, do a complete search of the market (we can show any home, listed with any company), and walk you through the entire process offering our expertise along the way to get you the best home for the best price! 

NOW IS THE TIME! 660-665-8100

Nobody Sells More Real Estate than RE/MAX!

 

 

 

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, February 29, 2016  3:51:10 PM
TRUMAN named No. 15 School! 0 Comments Posted

Considering Truman State University?  You should!  It was just named number 15 on the "Best College Values" list by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.  

Click here for the full story!

 

 

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, February 25, 2016  10:21:53 AM
The Sign of a RE/MAX Agent 0 Comments Posted

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, February 19, 2016  2:03:49 PM
Looking for a Realtor? 0 Comments Posted

Attention Sellers! The 2016 Spring Market is here & the Buyers are everywhere! It is a great time to sell and we need your listing! 
 
If you are considering selling your property, choosing a Listing Agent is a very important first step. Your choice can directly effect the time your home spends on the market, the marketing/presentation and eventually the sales price. We want to help you do your homework and show you the difference using the RE/MAX Home Team can make in selling your property. 
 
Here are a few questions you should ask when choosing a Realtor: 
 
1) Is the Agent full-time?  There are many agents in our area but very few that are actually working everyday in real estate.  The full-time agent knows the market and the area and is depending on sales for their income. This means they are working harder and smarter to get results for their client. 
 
All of the agents at the Home Team are full-time plus working around the clock for their clients. We are dedicated to top notch service for each and every one of our clients. 
 
2) Do they have a website? Today’s Buyers are shopping online! Review their website thoroughly.  How many pictures do they have for each property?  Do they offer virtual tours? Is the content current? First impressions are everything and most Buyers are making their decisions about your home based on what they see online. 
 
The Home Team stands Above the Crowd with the RE/MAX franchise, one of the largest nationally branded real estate companies. Your listing will not only be seen locally but worldwide on over 50 different websites. We stay at the top of technology offering video tours, expert photography & even drone aerial video! Marketing your property is at the top of our priorities and we are constantly learning and looking for new ways to reach Buyers. 
 
3) Ask around. Friends & family can be a great source of information.  Who have they used? What did they like or not like? You can also read reviews online through websites like zillow.com or trulia.com. Gather as much feedback as you can to make an informed decision. 
 
Whether Selling or Buying, the RE/MAX Home Team has worked with hundreds of clients to achieve their goals. We go above and beyond to make sure everyone has an excellent experience with our team. Check out our TESTIMONIALS page to see what our clients have to say about our services. 
 
When you are ready Sell, call the RE/MAX Home Team at 660-665-8100! We are ready to get started and help you achieve all of your real estate goals!

 

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, February 09, 2016  3:12:59 PM
50 Degrees ~ Sunday Open House! 0 Comments Posted

Hey there HOME TEAM Friends! Have you seen the forecast??? 50 degrees and sunshine on January 31! The Spring Market is here and we are getting a taste of spring temps! It will be a great day to get out and check out

811 E. Line!

This home offers so much more than meets the eye! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a long list of updates and character you will have to see to believe! Don't miss your chance! Come see Megan on Sunday 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Click here for a preview!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, January 28, 2016  2:52:35 PM
We Love Our Clients! 0 Comments Posted

We love referrals from our past clients. The HOME TEAM works full-time plus to stay Above the Crowd and go above and beyond for our clients.  Some of our best advertising comes from client testimonials. Here is a recent message from one of Megan's clients: 

"Working with Megan was more than I could have ever asked for. As a first time home buyer and seller, I was very nervous about the entire process. When buying my home, Megan was very patient with me. I never felt pressured or under any stress when viewing homes. She wanted me to choose what was right for me. When selling my house, she exceeded my expectations. I knew the day and time in which a potential buyer viewed my home. She was wonderful about calling me after every showing to let me know what the potential buyers thought. She let me know inexpensive tips that would help to sell my home quicker. When it came to closing time, Megan explained the contract in terms that I could understand, which means a lot to someone like me who is unfamiliar with that kind of language. Megan has earned my business, and I would recommend her to anyone based upon my experience." ~Madeline Newman

See what others are saying about the HOME TEAM by clicking here!

 

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, January 25, 2016  11:33:25 AM
Ready to Sell? 0 Comments Posted

Considering selling your home? NOW IS THE TIME! The snow may be blowing but the Buyers are out! The Spring Market is here and there is a lot of activity despite the weather. Sellers we need your listing! We can show & sell in the snow! List now and be ready for a move in March!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, January 19, 2016  11:57:52 AM
2016 RENTALS! 0 Comments Posted

Rentals are going fast! If you or someone you know is looking for a rental for the 2016 term call today! Leases are going quickly! Check out the 2016 Rentals Page for availablility! Call 665-8100 to schedule your showings!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, January 14, 2016  11:02:43 AM
Happy New Year & Happy Spring Market! 0 Comments Posted

Happy New Year from your RE/MAX Home Team! Wishing you a prosperous 2016! Spring Market 2016 Starts January 1! Call the HOME TEAM to get a jump start on it!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, December 28, 2015  5:59:11 PM
5th ANNUAL COAT DRIVE! 0 Comments Posted

The 5th Annual HOME TEAM coat drive is going on now! Please help us share the warmth this holiday season by dropping your new or gently used coats by our office at 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A. 

 

 

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, December 02, 2015  2:56:58 PM
Winterize Your Home! 0 Comments Posted

Brrr the freezin' season is upon us!  Click the link for a few helpful tips for winterizing your home! 

http://goo.gl/jPJTKy

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, November 30, 2015  4:56:23 PM
Thank You! 0 Comments Posted

As we approach Thanksgiving, we at the Home Team are reminded of how thankful we are for all of our loyal customers and clients. The RE/MAX Home Team is approaching our 5th year in business and we are so grateful for all of the business we have been given and the success we have had.  Thanks to all! 
-Vicki and Staff

 
View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, November 17, 2015  1:41:15 PM
Drone your Home! 0 Comments Posted

Check out footage from our new drone! The Home Team drone will allow cutting edge photography and videography of your home from as much as 1000 ft. above.  

http://vickibenson.net/default.asp?content=custom&menu_id=266250​

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, October 29, 2015  5:14:01 PM
Spooky Myths of Buying a Home 0 Comments Posted

If you’re feeling spooked about buying a home, let us ease your fears!   The RE/MAX blog has listed 3 spooky myths about home buying that you as a buyer need not fear! http://goo.gl/7bQk7Y

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, October 21, 2015  5:52:30 PM
"Spring" is in the Air! - October's hot housing market 0 Comments Posted

Are you waiting around for the spring housing market to sell your home? Wait no more! According to the October RE/MAX Housing Report, last month we experienced the highest number of completed transactions in the month of September since 2008!  With the weather in the 70s this week, “spring” is in the air and people are out house hunting! Contact the RE/MAX Home Team for a FREE consultation today! See the link below for the housing report! goo.gl/uBxRf8


 

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, October 19, 2015  3:09:16 PM
RENTERS BEWARE! 0 Comments Posted

ATTENTION POTENTIAL RENTERS:  Beware of anyone advertising properties for rent on Craigslist that are also for sale.  We know of many who have fallen victim to these scams.  Always ask lots of questions and if the property is listed CALL THE REALTOR! If the property is also for rent they will be able to confirm and get you the correct contact information.  NEVER send money to anyone until you have confirmed they are the owner or have the authority to rent the property. 

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, October 08, 2015  10:58:12 AM
First Impressions 0 Comments Posted
Attention Sellers!  As a Buyer pulls up to your home, a first impression and often time, decisions, are made based on the look of its exterior. A drab, unkept outside can lead the Buyers to believe that the inside looks the same. It can make a Buyer begin to wonder about how much maintenance or upkeep is needed. However, a clean and polished exterior can be inviting enough to make a Buyer want to see the inside even more!

Fall is here and it is the perfect time to spruce up your front porch and exterior and give it some great fall color! Mums and pumpkins are a great, inexpensive way to decorate and bring those Buyers knocking! Plant them, add some to pots or line your sidewalk with them.  Either way you are sure to add some curb appeal!  

Need some help? The HOME TEAM is here to help with all of your buying and selling needs, including getting your home show ready!  Call us for an appointment!
View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, October 06, 2015  12:36:52 PM
5 Things to Think About When Buying Your First Home! 0 Comments Posted

Check out the RE/MAX Housing Blog for a great article titled

5 Things to Think About When Buying Your First Home

The HOME TEAM is here and ready to help!

Call us at 665-8100!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, February 10, 2015  5:20:21 PM
SPRING HAS SPRUNG! 0 Comments Posted

We have been saying it since January 1, but with 53 degree weather, today it feel's like it! Spring Market has Sprung!

Buyer's are out & new listings are coming on every day!

If you are thinking about Buying or Selling, call us to get started!

 

 

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, January 19, 2015  4:54:17 PM
RATE DROP! 0 Comments Posted

ATTENTION HOMEOWNERS!

Rates are dropping dramatically! It may be time to think about refinancing your home. Don't miss out on an opportunity to save on your mortgage!

 

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, January 16, 2015  12:11:08 PM
New Year's Resolutions for Sellers! 0 Comments Posted

Does 2015 include selling your home? Check out the RE/MAX Housing blogs

7 New Year's Resolutions for Sellers

Lots of great advice for getting ready to sell. The 8th resolution should then be to call the HOME TEAM! 

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, January 08, 2015  10:48:36 AM
Assistance in NE Missouri & beyond! 0 Comments Posted

Are you moving out of the Kirksville area? Are you or someone you know selling a property in another area? The RE/MAX Home Team can assist you ANYWHERE! Let us connect you to some of the top professionals across the country (& the world!).  Call the HOME TEAM for your hook up!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, January 02, 2015  5:09:18 PM
New Buyers: Four Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success 0 Comments Posted

Check out the RE/MAX Housing Blog today for their post titled

New Buyers: Four Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success

Now is the time to get yourself ready as a Buyer.  Spring Market is starting now, be ready when your dream home comes up! Call us!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, December 30, 2014  2:52:17 PM
New Year, New Construction?! 0 Comments Posted

We have been out checking on several construction projects today. First we stopped by 520 S. First St where the newest home from Vicki Benson Properties is going up.  This 6 bedroom, 3 bath is going up fast! We can't wait to see the outside complete.  We gave the future tenants a tour today...they cannot wait to move in!

Next we stopped by 20 Meadow Brook Road where Larry J. Hays Construction is completing the finishing touches before a closing next week. The home is beautiful and is a fantastic addition to the extremely popular Hamilton Meadows subdivision.

If you are considering building next year, now is the time to purchase a lot and get started with a contractor. The RE/MAX Home Team can help with every step of the process. Let our personal building experience and connections to local contractors help you with the construction of your dream home!

 Call today to get started! 

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, December 10, 2014  5:24:17 PM
NEW HOME IMPROVEMENTS 0 Comments Posted

Have your new home and wondering what project to tackle first?  Take some tips from the RE/MAX Housing Blog!

A 5-Point Action Plan for Your New Place 

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, December 03, 2014  10:40:28 AM
Spring Market is just 30 days away! 0 Comments Posted

It’s December 1st and the Holiday Season is fully underway.  This time of year everyone is busy with shopping, holiday parties, school & church Christmas programs, etc. and real estate is often the furthest thing from most Buyer's & Seller’s minds. It shouldn’t be, and it is definitely priority one for the RE/MAX Home Team.

For years Vicki has said “Spring Market starts January 1st!” Once the holiday is over we see an immediate change in market activity. Quiet phones begin to ring constantly, online inquiries increase and showings will pick up. 
 
What does this mean for you? 
 
Sellers--If you are considering selling your home now is a great time to prepare.  We will happily meet with you, preview your property and provide you with a market analysis and suggested list price (All for free!). We can give advice on staging and any items that should be completed to ensure you get the maximum sales price for your property.  Getting a head start will allow you to be ready and on the market for January 1 and not miss any marketing time.  
 
Buyers—There are many steps to the buying process. Let’s schedule an appointment to discuss all that is involved.  We can help walk you through every part of the process beginning with directing you to lenders so you can get pre-qualified and be ready.  Knowing what you are qualified for and having a pre-approval letter from your lender will allow you to be a step ahead of the Spring Market and the Buyers you are competing against. We can discuss what you are looking for in a dream property and make sure you are the first to know about new listings.
 
The Home Team is spending our December in preparation for the New Year & Spring Market.  Let us help you to be ready as well! Now is the time, call us at 660-665-8100 to get started!
 
Happy Holidays & Ready-Set-Go!
View Comments | Add Comment Monday, December 01, 2014  2:03:24 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! 0 Comments Posted

 

Wishing our friends, family & clients a wonderful Thanksgiving. May you enjoy your time with family and friends & remember to give thanks for your blessings!

~Vicki, Megan & Kristy

 

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, November 26, 2014  4:34:15 PM
COAT DRIVE! 0 Comments Posted

It's that time of year again!  The HOME TEAM is sponsoring their 4th Annual Holiday Coat Drive.  Please drop your new and gently used coats off at our office, 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, November 17, 2014  12:43:39 PM
Good Luck Hunters! 0 Comments Posted

It's that time of year again! Opening weekend of rifle season is a holiday that rivals Christmas in Northeast Missouri.  The area is buzzing today as Hunters everywhere prepare to get out and wait for the big bucks tomorrow.  

Good luck to all of you! Have fun & be safe! 

If you want to be ready for next year check out these 2 properties offered by the HOME TEAM.

They are prime acreages in Big Buck Territory!

23926 Fox Trot Lane, Kirksville, MO

27878 Iris St, Laplata, MO 

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, November 14, 2014  11:05:52 AM
Not all Agents are created equal... 0 Comments Posted

If you are considering selling your property, choosing a Listing Agent is a very important first step. Your choice can directly effect the time your home spends on the market, the marketing/presentation and eventually the sales price. Likewise, choosing a Buyer’s Agent is equally important when you are looking to purchase a property. The right Agent can help you find a property that best suites your needs and help you negotiate the best possible price. 

In both scenarios, do your homework.  
 
1) Is the Agent full-time?  There are many agents in our area but very few that are actually working everyday in real estate.  The full-time agent knows the market and the area and is depending on sales for their income. This means they are working harder and smarter to get results for their client. 
 
2) Do they have a website? Today’s Buyers are shopping online! Review their website thoroughly.  How many pictures do they have for each property?  Do they offer virtual tours? Is the content current? First impressions are everything and most Buyers are making their decisions about your home based on what they see online. 
 
3) Ask around. Friends & family can be a great source of information.  Who have they used? What did they like or not like? You can also read reviews online through websites like zillow.com or trulia.com. Gather as much feedback as you can to make an informed decision. 
 
The RE/MAX Home Team is dedicated to standing “Above the Crowd” in every aspect.  We are full-time plus realtors working diligently for every one of our clients. We advertise our listings on over 50 different websites and work every day to keep our online presence fresh & current. Check out our TESTIMONIALS page to see what our clients have to say about our services. 
 
When you are ready to Buy or Sell, call the RE/MAX Home Team at 660-665-8100! We are ready to get started and help you achieve all of your real estate goals! 
View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, November 12, 2014  5:34:54 PM
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! 0 Comments Posted

Is a new home on your Christmas Wish List?  You still have time! We have several great properties in inventory and if you act fast you could be putting up your tree in a new livingroom this year.  Not sure where to start?  We can help connect you to lenders, show you any property listed with any company and walk you through every step of the process!  Let the "Elves" at the RE/MAX Home Team help you get a jump on your holiday shopping! Call us at 660-665-8100.  Be sure to click Search Our MLS and search the entire current market to start making your list. 

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, October 28, 2014  10:13:37 AM
HAPPY EASTER! 0 Comments Posted
WISHING OUR HOME TEAM FRIENDS A BLESSED EASTER & A WONDERFUL WEEKEND WITH THEIR FAMILIES!
View Comments | Add Comment Friday, April 18, 2014  12:46:20 PM
SUPERSIZED @ SUPER LOCATION! 0 Comments Posted
SUPERSIZED IN SUPER LOCATION!

5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 3/4 of an acre!

All across from Brashear Park & just blocks from Kirksville High School! 

This is the perfect home for you & your family!

Call the HOME TEAM for a tour 665.8100!


View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, April 10, 2014  12:30:30 PM
FIND YOUR HOME'S VALUE! 0 Comments Posted
Ever wonder what your home is worth?

 The HOME TEAM will happily come by 

and give you a FREE market analysis. 

There is a shortage of Listings on the 

market--NOW is the time! 665-8100
View Comments | Add Comment Monday, March 17, 2014  6:16:05 PM
FIND YOUR DREAM HOME! 0 Comments Posted
Check out the latest commercial from RE/MAX! Call the HOME TEAM today and let us help you find your "Dream Home"…NOW IS THE TIME!
View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, March 05, 2014  12:52:03 PM
NEW SPRING MARKET 2014 LISTINGS OPEN! 0 Comments Posted
NEW SPRING MARKET 2014 LISTINGS OPEN FOR YOU THIS SUNDAY!
The weather will be warmer and it will be a great chance to see these NEW LISTINGS! Stop by and visit with the HOME TEAM!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, February 12, 2014  10:12:15 AM
SPRING INTO ACTION! 0 Comments Posted
The RE/MAX Home Team isn't waiting for the spring thaw, we are heating things up with New Listings, Extra Showings & More SOLD Signs!!!

SRING MARKET 2014 IS HERE! 
CALL TODAY!
View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, February 05, 2014  3:55:29 PM
ANNUAL COAT DRIVE! 0 Comments Posted
The HOME TEAM is collecting coats again this holiday season for those in need! We are starting early this year in hopes of collecting even more donations! Bring your new or gently used coats of all sizes to our office at 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A. Thanks for helping us Share the Warmth!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, November 13, 2013  1:27:14 PM
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET 0 Comments Posted
Ever wonder what potential buyers for your home are looking for? Wonder no more. The National Association of REALTORS 2013 Home Features Survey tells it all and it really depends upon whether the home the prospective buyer is looking at is new or previously owned.

According to the survey, the dream list for most buyers includes:
  • Walk-in closet in master bedroom
  • Ensuite master bathroom 
  • New kitchen appliances
  • Eat-in kitchen
  • Hardwood floors
  • Granite countertops
  • Kitchen island
  • Stainless steel appliances
The percentage of buyers who ranked each of these items as "very important" was directly correlated to a new versus previously owned house. If the buyer was looking at a new home, each of these items had a high percentage of "very important" rankings. If the buyer was looking at a previously owned house, the percentage of those buyers ranking these same items as "very important" fell from 15 percent to more than 50 percent.

What does this data tell you if you're selling or thinking of selling your home? In a nutshell, buyer expectations for your home are lower than their expectations for a brand new home. Homebuilders had better put upgrades everywhere to sell their homes. You, on the other hand, will get a bit more leeway from prospective buyers who don't expect to find all of these wish-list items in your home. But if you do have some of them, that might just seal the deal.

And if you have these wanna-have features, or even if you don't, make sure your real estate agent takes a lot of photos of your home or property and posts them in your online listing. In the National Association of REALTORS 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, nearly 100 percent ranked photos and detailed information about the property as at least "somewhat useful," with more than 80 percent ranking them as "very useful."

These results aren't surprising in an age when people do most of their home shopping online. Just imagine. It wasn't long ago that buyers had to sit down with their agent and cull through one-page listing sheets with a few photos to come up with their list of contenders. The great thing about going digital is that buyers can look through hundreds of properties to get a feel for neighborhoods, features, realistic prices and more. Now, it's truly a case of "show, don't tell," so make sure your agent snaps flattering shots of your property and plenty of them to upload with your listing. That virtual tour might leave a potential buyer wanting to see the real thing.

 
View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, May 14, 2013  1:14:14 PM
5 Mistakes Home Sellers Should Avoid 0 Comments Posted

The old saying goes that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. And while location is undoubtedly a critical issue, not even the best location might overcome the ramifications of the five mistakes every seller should avoid.

We've taken the following information from a RE/MAX video on You Tube. To view it, click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBtJvsrC9Ic. For a localized recap, keep reading.

Mistake #1: Incorrect pricing

There's an art to pricing a home correctly. An agent has to understand the dynamics of the current local market, how a property stacks up to comparables and how all of that information translates into the reasonable listing price. The Home Team knows how to set a price that will attract a buyer while not shorting your profit margin.

Mistake #2: Not preparing your home to sell

You have to get your house ready to sell before you list it. That might mean a little paint here or there, a few potted plants in the porch and a good cleaning job. Or, it might mean you go ahead and replace that ancient hot water heater or those crumbling concrete steps. The Home Team will guide you in what you should invest your time and money in to make your home sell faster and for more money.

Mistake #3: Ineffective marketing

If a perfect home is for sale and no one knows about it, does it make a sound? With apologies for the mixed metaphors, it won't make that "chi-ching" you want it to make. The Home Team combines sound traditional marketing with savvy digital marketing to let the broadest audience possible know that your home is waiting for them.

Mistake #4: Hiring the wrong agent

Basically, all of these mistakes can occur if you don't have a full-time, dedicated and experienced agent working for you. The Home Team has the best agents in northeast Missouri with a proven track record and a bevy of more-than-satisfied clients. Find out for yourself.

Mistake #5: Failure to agree before the offer

Your Home Team agent will make the entire selling process as easy as possible for you, but has to work with your preferences to make that happen. It's important that before you get the first offer on your home, you express your preferences on key items like the amount of money you need to make on the sale, closing date, compromises you're willing to make and more. The Home Team will discuss these types of things with you at the beginning of the process.

Start with the RE/MAX Home Team and you can be confident you'll avoid these top five mistakes and any others that could make the experience a bad one for you. Join the Home Team today!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, April 03, 2013  7:32:31 PM
SPRING MARKET 2013! 0 Comments Posted

The temps are cold but the market is warming up! Spring Market 2013 is here! New listings are coming on every day & interest rates remain low. If you are thinking about Buying OR Selling, NOW is the time! Get started early & take advantage of the entire Spring Market! The HOME TEAM is waiting for your call @ 665-8100!

View Comments | Add Comment Saturday, January 05, 2013  10:40:36 AM
We Go the Extra Mile and Love It! 0 Comments Posted
Success in real estate -- and that means YOUR success in buying or selling your property -- means finding an agent who doesn't even have to think about going the extra mile for you. That's just how she operates. Check out the ways the Home Team is literally above the crowd: http://gocehisa.hubpages.com/hub/Going-the-Extra-Real-Estate-Mile
View Comments | Add Comment Friday, December 07, 2012  2:28:30 PM
Think Outside the (House) Box 0 Comments Posted
Unless you build a custom home, it's unlikely you'll just walk into that "perfect" house. It might be close, but you'll probably put your own stamp on it. And why not? After all, a house is essentially a box with a lot of moving parts. 

You might want to think about finding your dream house while real estate prices and mortgage rates are so low. You'll probably have to invest a little time and money to make it your dream house, but start with a good box and it can be done: http://gocehisa.hubpages.com/hub/A-Matter-of-Potential

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, November 08, 2012  1:12:27 PM
Is an ARM Right for You? 0 Comments Posted
The vilified adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) has been blamed for many homeowners losing their homes in foreclosure. And 30-year fixed mortgage rates at historical lows appear to be a no-brainer right now. Contrary to popular belief, an ARM might be the better path to take for some homeowners with mortgage rates for the first five years at half of the fixed rate. Read this article and weigh the pros and cons for yourself: http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/30/adjustable-rate-mortgage/

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, September 18, 2012  10:53:20 AM
TWILIGHT TOURS 8/23 0 Comments Posted

Join us for TWILIGHT TOURS!

Thursday, Aug. 23, 5:00-7:00p.m.

1808 Meadowview Dr.

&

510 Peartree Lane

Go to facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam & "Like" our page to keep up on all of the open houses & Kirksville Real Estate news!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, August 22, 2012  9:42:43 AM
Dancing with the Stars! 0 Comments Posted

Dancing with the Local Stars 2012

Saturday August 25, 2012

6:30pm @ Kirksville Primary School

Get your tickets today to support the KHS Dance Team!

You won't want to miss Jay Benson in his dancing debut!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, August 21, 2012  12:09:56 PM
Lake Properties 0 Comments Posted

We have several new listings on Thousand Hills Lake Road!

Four custom homes built by four motivated sellers who now find their nests too large.

Like French Eclectic? We’ve got that.

Like Modern? We’ve got that.

Like English Tudor? We’ve got that.

Like Victorian? We’ve got that too.

 

Whatever style you prefer, imagine yourself living on multi-acre, wooded lots where you can enjoy privacy and serenity just minutes from Kirksville and even closer to Forest Lake in Thousand Hills State Park.

Click Here to view the Lake Properties!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, July 27, 2012  9:40:03 AM
TWILIGHT TOURS! 0 Comments Posted

TWILIGHT TOURS!

Join us this Thursday 7/26 in Kingsridge

from 5:00-7:00p.m.

Tour two of the HOME TEAM's newest listings!

~1307 Castle Drive~

~1309 Knight Drive~

Stop by and see Vicki & Megan!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, July 23, 2012  4:21:20 PM
Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Lows 0 Comments Posted
If you've been holding out for lower 30-year mortgage rates before you buy a house, the time is NOW! Rates are now below four percent. Read all about it here: 
View Comments | Add Comment Monday, July 16, 2012  4:56:58 AM
Spin the World 0 Comments Posted
Want to change the world economy? Start in your own backyard and in the local community. Take the world for a spin: http://gocehisa.hubpages.com/hub/Take-the-Economy-Out-for-a-Spin

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, June 18, 2012  7:08:58 AM
FSBO: Fizz or Fizzle? 0 Comments Posted
Selling your house on your own isn't as easy as you think. And in the end, most people who take that challenge don't end up saving much money. Here's a blog from someone who weighed the pros and cons: http://gocehisa.hubpages.com/hub/FSBO-Fizz-or-Fizzle


View Comments | Add Comment Friday, May 18, 2012  4:33:28 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOME TEAM! 0 Comments Posted

The Home Team is turning 1 this month! It has been a great first year serving the Buyers & Sellers of Northeast Missouri! We are thankful for all of our wonderful clients & look forward to serving the community for many years to come. In honor of our 1 year anniversary we would like to get 100 additional "likes" on our facebook page by 5/11/12! Help us out by going to www.facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam Like Us & share with your friends!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, May 02, 2012  11:50:15 AM
Award of Excellence 0 Comments Posted

The girls of the Home Team celebrating at the annual Northeast Central Association's Award of Excellence Meeting~ Congrats to Vicki Benson on her Pinnacle Level Award, closing more than $5,000,000 in transactions in 2011!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, March 26, 2012  4:10:14 PM
BUY OR RENT? 0 Comments Posted
There are a lot of advantages to buying in this market instead of renting. But if you're trying to figure out which option is right for you right now, you might want click on this link: http://gocehisa.hubpages.com/hub/To-Be-a-Homeowner-or-Not-To-Be-That-is-the-Question





View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, March 07, 2012  5:49:46 AM
WE NEED YOUR FARM! 0 Comments Posted

Thinking of selling your farm? We need your listing!!! We have READY, WILLING & ABLE BUYERS who are waiting for your land!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, March 05, 2012  10:13:56 AM
WHO SAYS BIGGER IS BETTER? 0 Comments Posted

Our office specializes in a small team approach, offering you a more personal & effective experience. Results don't come from large numbers. They come from full-time agents who are hard-working and dedicated to their clients and their needs. Ask the big companies how many of their agents are depending solely on real estate for their income...Who says bigger is better?

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, March 01, 2012  2:46:27 PM
10 Tips to Sell Your Home 0 Comments Posted
If you're even considering the possibility of selling your home, you should consider these 10 valuable tips to make the most of what you have





View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, March 01, 2012  7:47:03 AM
WHY RENT? 0 Comments Posted
Wouldn't you rather own than rent? With today's low interest rates you can afford a mortgage that is equal to or less than your rent! Begin to build your own wealth!
 Call THE HOME TEAM for more info (660) 665-8100.
View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, February 23, 2012  1:50:06 PM
SPRING IS STILL SPRINGING! 0 Comments Posted

The Spring Market continues to go crazy! Several Buyers found new homes last week & several Home Team Sellers got their properties SOLD last week! New listings are coming on daily but they are selling fast too! Call today to get in!!! 665-8100

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, February 20, 2012  5:00:48 PM
Congrats Buyers! 0 Comments Posted

Congratulations to all of the Buyers who found new homes last week!

There are still several great options on the Market! Call the HOME TEAM to schedule your showings!!!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, February 13, 2012  1:05:31 PM
ANY LISTING, ANY COMPANY! 0 Comments Posted

Did you know we can show you any property, listed with any company? We "co-broke" with all of the area companies so one call to the HOME TEAM can open the door to your dream home!

665-8100

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, February 09, 2012  10:48:44 AM
FROSTBITE FROLIC! 0 Comments Posted

FROSTBITE FROLIC!

Join in the fun~ February 25, 2012

9:00a.m. @ Stokes Stadium

5k Run or 1 Mile Fun Walk

Sponsored by Truman State's ROTC

Door Prizes & Prizes for top 3 winners in each category!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, February 08, 2012  3:49:46 PM
NOW IS THE TIME! 0 Comments Posted
Rates have dropped again!!! Call your banker & call the HOME TEAM! Now is the time to make your dreams a reality~New Listings on the market every day! 665-8100 or view ALL the Listings, ALL the Time @ www.remax.com
View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, February 02, 2012  11:19:32 AM
FINANCING SEMINAR 0 Comments Posted

The HOME TEAM is planning a Government Financing Seminar for February.  This will be a great opportunity for interested Buyers to learn about the loan products offered by our local lenders, including First Time Home Buyer Loans! Details coming soon!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, January 26, 2012  5:12:31 PM
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!?! 0 Comments Posted

When the temperature is 50 degrees in January~Spring Market comes early! We have lots of new listings, lots of Buyers & the rates are still sooooo LOW!!!

If you are thinking about buying or selling....NOW is the time!

CALL US! 665-8100

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, January 16, 2012  1:18:33 PM
Cold Temps--HOT Market! 0 Comments Posted

It looks like winter outside...but the market feels like SPRING!

Take time to call your favorite Banker today and find out about the crazy low rates & CALL the HOME TEAM to take advantage of them!

660-665-8100

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, January 12, 2012  10:54:29 AM
"LIKE" US! 0 Comments Posted

Looking to stay up on all of the latest market news? Follow the Home Team on Facebook.  We post current news, events, open houses & much more! Never miss out on the Home Team Happenings! Go to:

www.facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam

& Click "Like" on the top so you can stay connected!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, December 29, 2011  11:06:23 AM
COAT DRIVE RESULTS! 0 Comments Posted

Thank you so much to all who contributed to our Coat Drive.  We collected 148 coats! We have distributed them to numerous organizations throughout the area.  Thanks for helping Share the Warmth this Christmas Season!

Happy Holidays from the Home Team!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, December 22, 2011  11:27:24 AM
90 Coats!!! 0 Comments Posted

We are sooo close to our goal! As of this morning we have 90 coats....we need 100 by the end of the day to reach our goal! Drop your donations by the HOME TEAM~ 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A!

Thank you!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, December 19, 2011  10:34:11 AM
Coat Drive Help! 0 Comments Posted

We have collected 37 coats & still need your help! We are hoping to collect 100 by next Monday (Dec. 20).  Please drop your donations by our office at 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A.  New or gently used and any sizes accepted! Thank you!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, December 12, 2011  9:51:57 AM
New Commercial! 0 Comments Posted

Hey everybody! Check out our new commercial on the home page! Watch for us on KTVO!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, December 07, 2011  11:19:53 AM
COAT DRIVE!!! 0 Comments Posted

Help share the warmth this Holiday Season! We are having a Coat Drive between now and Christmas! Please drop any donations by the office @ 111 S. Baltimore, Suite A--hopefully we can get at least 100 coats to distribute to those in need in Adair County!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, November 29, 2011  1:47:39 PM
Ribbon Cutting 0 Comments Posted
View Comments | Add Comment Friday, October 21, 2011  3:38:31 PM
SPECIAL VISIT 0 Comments Posted

We had the pleasure of a visit from our Governor and now we are looking forward to yours!

Open House & Ribbon Cutting!

Thursday October 13th

Cocktails, Hors D'Oeuvres & Festivities

5:00-8:00 p.m.

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, October 04, 2011  10:00:07 AM
NEW PICTURES 0 Comments Posted

Go to www.facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam and check out the new pictures of the office. Don't forget to "Like" us while you are there! We are in & running full steam ahead! Call us today 660-665-8100!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, September 27, 2011  10:16:26 AM
Finishing Up! 0 Comments Posted

Putting the finishing touches on the exterior!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, September 20, 2011  5:51:19 PM
WE ARE IN!!! 0 Comments Posted

We are officially moved in to the new home of the HOME TEAM! The driveway is a mess and the sign will soon be up, meanwhile, we are in & going full steam ahead! Stop by and see us!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, September 13, 2011  10:16:56 AM
GO BULLDOGS! 0 Comments Posted
View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, September 01, 2011  10:05:52 AM
READY, SET, RE/MAX! 0 Comments Posted

The new office of the RE/MAX HOME TEAM is almost complete! Carpet coming tomorrow, we will post lots of new pictures! While you are waiting, check out all of the NEW listings we have added in the last 2 weeks!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, August 25, 2011  6:39:09 PM
Watch for Changes! 0 Comments Posted

Big changes to the building project coming this week!!! Roof, windows, stone & more to be completed by Friday! Watch for pictures & log on to www.facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam and "Like" us to follow all of the action!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, August 01, 2011  6:03:19 PM
New Office Construction! 0 Comments Posted

The new office is coming along! The law office is getting a new entrance also...windows and the roof are on their way!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, July 22, 2011  11:52:38 AM
CONGRATS MEREDITH! 0 Comments Posted

It's OFFICIAL!

Meredith Davis is our newest licensee @ the

HOME TEAM!

Congratulations!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, July 21, 2011  3:38:34 PM
FOLLOW US ON FACEBEOOK! 0 Comments Posted

Want to stay on top of all of the HOME TEAM news & listings? Follow us on Facebook! Go to www.facebook.com/REMAXHomeTeam and click on the "Like" button at the top of the page.  Once you have "liked" us you can watch all of the HOME TEAM happenings in your News Feed.

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, July 20, 2011  1:03:47 PM
RENTAL? 0 Comments Posted

Looking for a place to rent in Kirksville?  Check out the "Rentals" page of our website! We have several great units in all price ranges! CALL THE HOME TEAM FOR DETAILS!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, July 13, 2011  11:21:46 AM
RE/MAX HOME TEAM has landed! 0 Comments Posted

Vicki Benson & RE/MAX HOME TEAM has landed!

Connecting local expertise and experience to the strongest real estate network in the world!

Stop by and see us at 111 S. Baltimore and watch for our upcoming building project at that location!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, May 19, 2011  5:22:32 PM
RE/MAX HOME TEAM 0 Comments Posted

It's a great day at RE/MAX! I am so excited to announce I have opened my own real estate office-

Vicki Benson &

RE/MAX Home Team

Stop by and see us at 111 S. Baltimore, presently The Benson Law Firm. Watch for construction of our new office at that same location.

Ready-Set-Go!!

View Comments | Add Comment Sunday, May 15, 2011  10:47:57 PM
The Sun is SHINING! 0 Comments Posted

2504 N. Oak Lane--SOLD in 2 days!!!

Excited Buyer--Happy Seller!

If you want to get in on the excitement call me! 660-626-4500

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, April 28, 2011  10:29:06 AM
GO TIGERS! 0 Comments Posted

KHS TRACK TEAM meets in Bloomfield, Iowa today @ 4:00p.m. Go 400m Hurdler Quinn Benson!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, April 12, 2011  12:20:51 PM
OPEN HOUSES SUNDAY APRIL 10! 0 Comments Posted

OPEN HOUSE

Sunday April 10, 2011

1:00-2:30

1519 Queens Road--Kirksville, MO

1416 Rosewood Terrace--Macon, MO

Stop by and check out these great properties!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, April 08, 2011  9:44:59 AM
Hamilton Meadows 0 Comments Posted

Have you ever checked out Hamilton Meadows Subdivision?  Great family neighborhood across from Kirksville public school campus. Not many lots left, but good news is on its way! Ask me about PINEBROOK…Coming Soon!

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, April 06, 2011  10:10:38 PM
Ameren Tips 0 Comments Posted

Looking for ways to save energy? Ameren Missouri offers several great money saving tips at ActOnEnergy.com! Just a couple of their tips: 1) Turn down the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees. Hot water accounts for nearly 25% of an average energy bill.  2)Plug your TV, DVD, DVR and other electronics into a smart plug to eliminate vampire power—which is energy electronic equipment uses, even when its turned off. This could save you around $100 a year.

View Comments | Add Comment Saturday, April 02, 2011  8:23:42 AM
RELAY FOR LIFE 0 Comments Posted

RELAY FOR LIFE- Support the American Cancer Society—Saturday April 2-3 at the Kirksville Primary School!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, March 31, 2011  10:13:22 PM
What A Beauty !! 0 Comments Posted

In the market for a Magnificent 60 acre (m/l) Estate? There is a true show place listed just outside of Brookfield on Highway 11 in Linn County & it truly has it all! List price $2,000,000 and its worth every penny! Call me for the details 660-626-4500

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, March 31, 2011  10:08:34 PM
Tiger Track Meet !! 0 Comments Posted

Go Kirksville Tiger Track Team! I happen to know one of the hurdlers! They meet this week, Tuesday & Thursday in Kirksville and Saturday in Mexico!

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, March 29, 2011  7:53:43 PM
Looking for a 3-4 bedroom house to rent? 0 Comments Posted

Looking for a 3-4 bedroom house to rent?  611 N. Elson is available August 1, 2011.  Great for 3 or 4 students-- Hardwood floors, fully applianced including washer & dryer, central air, 2nd bath, on and off street parking, storage shed, walking distance to downtown! Call me and I will make you a deal!

660-626-4500

View Comments | Add Comment Tuesday, March 29, 2011  11:44:24 AM
ATTENTION INCOMING ATSU STUDENTS: 0 Comments Posted

Looking for a rental for the upcoming school year?  I have two great units left at Woodwinds that are going fast! They are 2 bedroom, 1 bath updated condos that are fully applianced with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer & dryers. Woodwinds offers carports, storage units, swimming pool, tennis courts, bbq areas, play areas, etc. Check out the Rentals-Woodwinds page of the website for a virtual tour!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, March 28, 2011  10:51:29 AM
SNOW?!? 0 Comments Posted

Despite the snow, we are RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of SPRING MARKET! If you are thinking about selling your home please give me a call! We have a shortage of listings and there are Buyers ready to buy!

View Comments | Add Comment Friday, March 25, 2011  2:48:14 PM
Spring has Sprung! 0 Comments Posted

Yesterday was the 1st day of Spring & it is definitely feeling like it in Kirksville! SPRING HAS DEFINITELY SPRUNG & BUYERS ARE BUYING!

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, March 21, 2011  1:00:05 PM
Kirksville Shopping 0 Comments Posted

Shopping locally is becoming easier! Glik's recently opened a new location on Kirksville's south end & it's neighbor Stage is becoming a Goody's.  We are excited about what the two new stores will bring to Kirksville's retail enviroment. Watch for Goody's Grand Opening March 23rd & help support our new businesses!

View Comments | Add Comment Thursday, March 17, 2011  5:00:20 PM
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP! 0 Comments Posted

Kindergarten Round Up

March 2, 2011, 10:00a.m. at Mary Immaculate Catholic School for kindergarteners and their families considering an awesome Christian education! Call with questions--I have 12 years of very rewarding experience!

~Vicki

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, February 28, 2011  10:33:28 PM
SMILE KIRKSVILLE! 0 Comments Posted

Congratulations Kirksville! We have received the green light for the next phase of the ATSU Dental School! Keep up the positive energy as we move forward! For more details check out the article in The Kirksville Daily Express

ATSU Board of Trustees gives green light for next phase of dental school in Kirksville

View Comments | Add Comment Monday, February 28, 2011  12:08:18 PM
I HAVE A NEW HOME! 0 Comments Posted

Welcome to my new website! The face has changed but the content is even better than before! Vickibenson.net is the source for all of your Kirksville & Northeast Missouri Real Estate needs!  Check out our open houses, search the entire MLS, or simply login to the Auto Home Finder and let the system do the searching for you!

Let me know what you think of the new look and features, and check back often as we perfect our new website.

Ready-Set-Go!

~Vicki

View Comments | Add Comment Wednesday, February 16, 2011  1:23:58 PM