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Jay writes about Technology stuff as well as the local real estate markets in the Kansas City northland including Liberty, Gladstone, North Kansas City and Kansas City Metro. Jay digs social media and gadgets to make real estate FUN!
I was at a listing appointment the other day and Mrs. Seller tells me that I will be the 3rd agent to "try to sell their house."  In this seller's mind (and MANY other sellers out there) it's the poor agent's fault that their house isn't selling. I feel bad for these past two agents, since this h...
The eternal question: to meet or NOT to meet the appraiser. What is your process and expection (I'd love to hear from all you APPRAISERS out there too!)   CAMP A: "LEAVE THEM ALONE!"This group often says "let them do their job." Appraisers have their OWN comps, often more in-depth than agents can...
Well, hello there Mr. New Year! We have been waiting for you for some time now, ready to usher us into a bright new future! But here's the thing: I'm pretty tired of RESOLVING to do stuff for you. Resolving just isn't cutting it for me anymore. Doesn't that just sound too WIMPY to you? I RESOLVE ...
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I can't believe I wrote a blog back on 1/11/11 setting up the goals for the "race of one" nearly 10 months ago. (Check it out HERE before you read on, and this will make so much more sense!) I challenged myself (and hopefully YOUR one-self) to run a 10-month race competing with all of the other "...
One of Kansas City's best traditions celebrates 35 years this weekend! Crafts, games, carnival, food vendors and MORE! If you've never been, it's worth your time to come hang out with the Liberty natives, see old friends and make some new ones. This year, I'm working the Daisy Girl Scout booth wi...
As my little girls climbed on the bus to start another school year this week, I was thinking out MY need to keep my own education going.  Question: What are you doing TODAY to be smarter than you were yesterday? I ran out and picked up Andy Stanley's book, "Visioneering" and Martin Lindstom's aud...
Tweet me. Friend me. Fan me. Yeah, I get that. I'm the first to hop on and try Google+ and check in on Foursquare. Social media is a game changer for sure. But have we forgotten about it's older (and kinda uglier) big sister: Direct Mail?? Yes, this is the epic battle: In this corner, the New Kid...
After I wrote a blog about "How to Use the iPad for Real Estate" a couple of weeks ago (click here to read it!) I've had a bunch of comments and emails about what specific apps I've been using to make it work. Let me say that I'm not paid by any of these guys to push their apps and there are many...
I just couldn't help the irony here. :)  I share Steve's thoughts on this, and appreciate when my thoughts get "reblogged" and I know my personal reasons are just to share GREAT writing with more people. Nice job Steve! Re-blog away! I recently re-blogged someone else's post for the first time. ...

Jay O'Brien

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Author Bio: Jay O'Brien specializes in Real Estate in the Kansas City metro area, including the Northland of Kansas City : Liberty : Gladstone : North Kansas City : and Kansas City. Jay is licensed in both Missouri and Kansas and has helped clients in Overland Park, Leavenworth, Olathe, Smithville and many other areas in the metro. Jay uses technology in new and interesting ways to market listings, as well as helping buyers to find their perfect homes. Want to make Real Estate fun? Give Jay a call and see if he can EARN your business. 816-774-1357.