View important real estate market information pertinent to home buyers and sellers in Ulysses, Kansas.

If knowlege is power, reading this blog will empower you, I hope. I'm a generally inquisitive kind of guy. I like to know what is happening, and I like to analyze why it's happening. So, I've been studying our southwest Kansas, Ulysses and Hugoton home markets closely. In this blog I'll talk specifically about our small residential real estate market. I'll share some insights into why homes sell, why they don't. I'll share strategies for helping your home sell well, or to help you make a good purchase decision. I am not the all-knowing all-being REALTOR, however I've been in this industry for quite some time. Plus, I took a statistics class once in college; so surely that qualifies me.?

First let's discuss our southwest Kansas market in general. It's…

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Have you ever stepped back and thought about all of the available avenues for marketing real estate in western Kansas? Your mind can spin out of control and so can your bottom line. Do you place an ad in the paper, what about the local cable channel? Should I write a blog? Post it on Craig’s list and hope I don't get scammed? Advertising can be complicated and expensive. Luckily we've got a solution. Have a seat, pause your mind and leave it to us.

 

Our Marketing Mix:

  • Professional print publications
  • Newspaper advertising
  • Local cable advertising
  • Social media through Face book- ads, updates...
  • Online presence on Faulkner Real Estate and syndication through MLS, LandWatch.com, LandsofAmerica.com and their nearly 150 partner websites…

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Ulysses, Kansas - April 13, 2011

100_0376_400The Harvest Bowl, 10-lane bowling center in Ulysses, Kansas will be offered up for sale to the highest bidder this next month. Faulkner Real Estate will be performing one of their "Private Auctions" which involves taking bids over the phone up to a specified date. The bidding for the Harvest Bowl will go through May 10th and will end after that date when one final bidder remains. 

The building is over 8,000 square feet and has a large parking area with 150 feet of Kansas Highway 25 frontage. The bowling center was recently remodeled and includes 10 Brunswick 'A' Machines as well as automatic score keepers, bumpers on every lane an extensive snack bar and many other features. The center is selling as a turn-key package…

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Your Roof-An investment that really pays off.Those of us that reside in Southwest Kansas can be sure of one thing, extreme weather changes! If you don’t like the weather just wait a day, it will change. As we are cozy inside our homes our roof is over our head like a protective umbrella to our house. It is taking the hot sun, strong winds and when we are lucky some moisture! It is one of the largest expenses involved in home ownership and easy for us to ignore or put off. 1994 was the year when many homes in our area were replaced due to a large and damaging hail storm. Time goes faster than we think and many of those homes are well overdue for roof replacement or repair. Insurance companies and appraisers are requiring roof inspections for new purchases.…

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What a ride!

I cannot believe it's been 25 years since my father, Mark struck off on his own and started Faulkner Agency in a tiny (600 square foot) office on main street in Ulysses, Kansas. I remember helping he and my mom, Suzanne, scrape the old tile (probably asbestos laden) off of the concrete slab floors of their new office space. The office was a modest cinder block building with barely enough space for a few desks. Over time the business grew and my family made the big decision to knock a hole in the north wall of our quaint office and double our space to a modest 1,200 square feet. Our office space wasn't the only thing that changed over time; our name did too. As I mentioned above, we started as Faulkner Agency. Dad was a born salesman and…

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Ulysses, Kansas 11-16-2010

The owner's of this grimgp4441_120eat three bedroom home out by the Bentwood Golf Course in Ulysses, Kansas have recently reduced their price by $7,000 to $107,500! This is a great price for this three bedroom, two bath home with a double-attached garage, an oversized shop and a partial basement.This home has several maintenance-saving features including steel siding, vinyl soffits, vinyl guttering, and Pella casement windows.

The Pella windows have a great feature that you don't see everyday. They have retractable screens! This is great on cold days when you don't want the windows open, but want all the light you can get.

The detached shop has enough room for at least two vehicles, a workspace for projects and is also plumbed for a…

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Once again Faulkner Real Estate in Ulysses, Kansas will be hosting open houses for four homeowners. This Thursday September 30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm these four homeowners will open their home for the public to view. Please stop by, view each home and meet our team of Ulysses REALTORS.

 

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1248 E Ohio, Ulysses, Kansas - 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, 1,402 SF up with partial basement.

Just what so many are looking for! 3 bedrooms, double-attached garage, extra family room, large open living, dining, kitchen; partial basement, porch, patio and an oversized shop with half bath all near the golf course. Additional features include Pella casement windows with retractable screens, steel siding, laminate floors in living area, and extra family room. Take a look…

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Sometimes everything falls into place and you get more than you bargained for. This is just the case at Faulkner Real Estate. We are pleased to announce the OPEN HOUSE of all open houses of fine homes for sale in Ulysses, Kansas.

Thursday July 29th, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM the owners of these fine homes will welcome the public in to view their wonderful homes:

  1. 817 N Wilson Street- NEW LISTING- Great 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with basement and great location!
  2. 1418 E Michigan- Nearly 2,400 square feet on one level makes for easy living in this sprawling ranch by the golf course.
  3. 800 S Cedar- Newer 5 bedroom, 3 bath brick home with finished basement near the golfcourse.
  4. 407 S Ridgewood UNDER CONTRACT!- Open house on this home is cancelled.
  5. 204 S…

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In this article I'll share my insights into how to prepare your home to sell quickly and for top dollar.

 From experience, REALTORS® know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is maintained, what they can't see has probably also been maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider:

  • Clean, clean, clean! Remove clutter & personal items.
  • Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting.
  • If necessary, repainting dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint.
  • Repair…

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