Why Homebuyers Should Buy in Gardner, KS. vs. Olathe, Kansas . . .
This past weekend I worked with a first time home buyer who was looking at homes in Olathe, Kansas. They asked to look at foreclosures so that is what I showed them. After the 7th foreclosure home, the first time home buyers decided that they didn’t like the condition of foreclosures in Olathe.
Next the first time home buyers wanted to look at other homes in their price range and not foreclosures. After a few showings they were feeling lousy. All of the Olathe homes they picked were dated, older homes and this didn’t excite them. Seeing their sad faces, I decided to stop by Panera so we could regroup and go over their wants and needs.
Once in Panera, we went over their wants and needs. Next, I explained that in their price range typically they will find older homes in Olathe. I asked them if I could show them the benefits of Gardner, Kansas. They both looked at each other and said “NO”. Even though they said “NO” I at least wanted to educate them. I didn’t want them to buy a home without at least giving them the information.
First I started out with showing the first time home buyers a few Gardner, KS. homes online. Their eyes opened up. The buyers noticed that the homes appeared bigger and much newer.
Next, I educated the buyers about the USDA RD loan. I compared a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 26 year old home priced at $165,000 in Olathe to a 5 year young 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with a finished basement in Gardner. The home in Gardner would cost them $60 less a month and $8,200 less upfront at closing. What do you think the first time home buyer decided to do?
If you guessed to get more information and devote their house searching efforts to Gardner, you are right. If you are thinking about exploring your options about buying a home in Johnson County and would like to maximize your purchase and wouldn’t mind driving 8 minutes longer to find it, you might check out our Gardner homes for sale.
If you would like some assistance in purchasing a home in Gardner, Kansas, contact the Dowell Taggart Team of Infinity Realty at (913) 712-9313.
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