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Erik & Jen
Realtors Jen Justus and Erik Juergensen interview top professionals from the industries and organizations that encircle real estate, all with the goal to provide transparency and education to you, buyers and sellers of homes.
Sep 15, 2021
Elaina Huffman with National Catastrophe Restoration, Inc
No one wants to imagine a catastrophic event at their home, but unfortunately they can and do happen. Fires, floods, storms, and even equipment failure can create significant damage to your home, often beyond the obvious. In this episode, Elaina Huffman with NCRI walks Jen & Erik through how companies can respond to these situations, techniques used to mitigate problems, and things to watch out for if disaster occurs.
Sep 1, 2021
Smithville Mayor Damien Boley
Smithville has done a masterful job in revitalizing its downtown over the last few years. Mayor Boley walks Jen and Erik through the steps the city has taken to get there, and their comprehensive 2030 plan to keep improving. If you haven't been there in a few years, learn about the changes that are worth seeing, and the plans for downtown living infrastructure while maintaining the broader appeal of suburban big lots and country living that Smithville is known for.
Aug 15, 2021
Goosehead Insurance Brokerage owner Megan Considine
Megan walks Jen and Erik through the differences between a insurance brokerage and an insurance agency, and along the way provides tidbits to use when shopping for insurance. Flood insurance is also discussed, including upcoming changes to FEMA's NFIP, and some new private flood insurance options, Check out this great episode with Megan Considine!!
Aug 1, 2021
Today's Dream (Aug 1st, 2021) - A bi-monthly look at what's going on right now in Kansas City real estate.
The Dream Homes by Jen team takes a look at what the immediate market trends are in Kansas City Real Estate, as well as share stories about what's going with their current transactions.
Jul 15, 2021
Home Offices with Scott Quinn
Working remotely has been around to some degree for a long time, but the pandemic has shifted that from a ‘some times’ and ‘in certain industries’ scenario, to a mainstream requirement by many who have work that can be done remotely. Scott Quinn, technical recruiter at Bradford & Galt shares with us his experience working with companies and job seekers as we dive into how remote work is affecting industry and things you should be thinking about for your home office space.
Jul 1, 2021
Home Seller Series Part 5 – From Contract to Close
You’ve accepted a contract on your home…yay! Now what? Jen & Erik discuss the common steps and timelines that occur after you are under contract, all the way until the money hits the bank! Join us for our 5th and final home seller's series and learn what it might take to get that deal wrapped up!
Jun 15, 2021
Aimee Gray, Principal Architect of A3G Architects
Walk through the ins an outs of engaging an architect both in new construction and remodeling projects. You might find it surprising how much having a quality architect as part of your team can make a huge difference in facets throughout your project. Need to make sure you can remodel a home you purchase? An architect can help! Listen in and check it out!
Jun 1, 2021
Today's Dream (June 1st, 2021) - A bi-monthly look at what's going on right now in Kansas City real estate.
This is our first of a new bi-monthly podcast segment featuring members of the Dream Homes by Jen team discussing current happenings in real estate. In this episode Jen, Erik and Stevie discuss some of the causes for the home shortages, lumber shortages, and what the experts are telling us that means for real estate long term. We also talk about the challenges being seen with real estate 'love letters' and find out that Jen can shoot zombies from horseback!! :) Join us for another great episode!
May 20, 2021
Homeowner’s Insurance with Robert Raney from Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance
Robert joins Jen & Erik to discuss the basics of homeowners insurance, what it generally covers, and what is often excluded. As home values increase it is important to understand the difference between home value and home replacement value…tune in to find out about this and more!
May 10, 2021
Water Features for your Home with Dan Stanza owner of Good Earth Water Gardens
Water features add sound, texture, and movement to landscaping designs and help homeowners to feel that their surroundings are more natural and unique. Jen & Erik have a conversation with Dan Stanza, owner of Good Earth Water Gardens, discussing some of the ins and outs of having and maintaining your own pond, waterfall or fountain.
Apr 27, 2021
Title Insurance and More with Security 1st Business Development Manager Shawna Pyfrom
Shawna Pyfrom, Business Development Manager at Security 1st Title spends some time walking us through title insurance, what it is and what it does. We also discuss some of the other important functions title companies perform in our area during a typical home sale, and what to expect when you get to that closing table on your own transaction.
Apr 2, 2021
Home Inspections with A-Pro owner Brandon Miller
A-PRO Home Inspection owner Brandon Miller joins Jen and Erik to talk inspections. Tune in to find out more about home inspections, what they cover and what they don’t, why it’s important to have a highly trained and certified home inspector perform your inspections, how much they cost, how long they take and much more!
Mar 19, 2021
Home Seller Series Part 4 – Show Me The Money!
You had us at “How much will my house sell for?” 😊 Jen & Erik walk you through some of the factors in determining what you want to list a house for, and how that price is determined. The accuracy of online estimating tools, if you need to complete home improvement projects to get the best value for your home, along with a general understanding of the tools a Realtor will bring to the table to help you determine the best price to list your home at…these topics and more are discussed in this episode of GetRealKC!!
Mar 2, 2021
Home Seller Series Part 3 - Showings and Open Houses
The Kansas City area has been a seller's market for some time, but now more than ever before in modern history sellers are in the driver's seat when it comes to residential real estate. That doesn't mean there aren't issues to consider and steps you should take to protect yourself and give your home the best chance for selling quickly and for top dollar. Join Jen & Erik as they walk through some of the items to consider and what to expect, when showing or having an open house for your home.
Feb 19, 2021
Home Seller Series Part 2 - Home Prep and Documentation
It's time to get ready!!! Jen & Erik walk you through common home preparation steps and discuss the pre-sale paperwork you'll need to prepare to get your current home SOLD!
Feb 9, 2021
Home Seller Series Part 1 - Is It Time For A Realtor?
It's a sellers’ market! Certainly in Kansas City, and almost everywhere across the nation. During part one of the five-part Home Seller's Series, Jen & Erik discuss working with a Real Estate professional. Do you need one? What you should expect from your agent, and some ideas on how to find the right person to represent you in what may be your largest financial transaction.
Jan 12, 2021
It's Your Move with Tristan Asbury
Last fall, Jen & Erik caught up with Missouri Realtors® Director of Strategic Communications Tristan Asbury to discuss It’s Your Move. It’s Your Move is a completely free education course with videos, case studios, and interactive quizzes. Designed in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education for use in high school classrooms, it truly is a great learning tool for all people, in school or not. Listen in, but also check it out yourself at https://www.missourirealtor.org/consumer . Get more information directly by emailing email@example.com or calling 573.445.8400.
Jan 1, 2021
ChangeIt Design Services Owner Sue Shores
Staging can make a huge difference in how much your home sells for, and how fast. Sue Shores, owner of ChangIt, joins Jen & Erik to discuss home staging, some of the basic concepts and some of the pitfalls to avoid. She reminds us that staging is not just “packing everything but the kitchen sink”...staging is designing to sell.
Dec 21, 2020
ReScore CEO Janna Fox
Janna Fox, CEO of ReScore, a local credit repair, financial planning & education company join Jen and Erik to discuss how credit scores work, the differences between the types of credit scores and steps you can take to improve your score regardless of how high or low it currently is.
Dec 2, 2020
Home Buyers Series Part 5 - Closing
The home buying process while exciting can also be complicated & overwhelming. Erik & Jen are going to break this process down for you & help a complicated process become easier to understand. In this final part of the five part Home Buyers information series, Jen & Erik discuss the final steps leading to closing your home, and what to expect on closing day.
Nov 21, 2020
Home Buyers Series Part 4 – Inspections & Appraisals
During part four of the Home Buyers information series, Jen & Erik discuss the ins and outs of inspections and appraisals, two key elements during the home buying process that help ensure you are receiving a quality home that is appropriately priced.
Nov 11, 2020
Home Buyers Series Part 3 - Making an Offer
The home buying process while exciting can also be complicated & overwhelming. Erik & Jen are going to break this process down for you & help a complicated process become easier to understand. During part three of the Home Buyers information series, Jen & Erik discuss many of the elements and choices made when tendering an offer, and how that might affect a Seller's consideration.
Nov 2, 2020
First Time Home Buyer - Kenzi Hoyle
Kenzi shares her experiences as a first-time home buyer with Jen & Erik. Looking for a home in any market can be challenging, but in today's market in Kansas City it might even be called crazy! Kenzi shares her experiences trying to find her dream home in some of the most in-demand locations in the city. Get real info form someone who is 'in the thick of it'. **Update** Since recording this podcast, Kenzi has bought a home!
Oct 20, 2020
Home Buyers Series Part 2 - Finding Your Dream Home
The home buying process while exciting can also be complicated & overwhelming. Erik & Jen are going to break this process down for you & help a complicated process become easier to understand. During the part two of the Home Buyers information series, Jen & Erik discuss pre-qualifications and share with you options for touring homes, along with a few considerations to always keep in proper perspective as you search for your Dream Home.
Oct 10, 2020
Home Buyers Series Part 1 - Costs and Mortgages
The home buying process while exciting can also be complicated & overwhelming. Erik & Jen are going to break this process down for you & help a complicated process become easier to understand. During the first of a five part Home Buyers information series, Jen & Erik guide you through some of both the expected and hidden costs of home buying, layout the fundamentals of credit and the main mortgage programs, and provide you with advice to use when choosing a trusted mortgage provider.
Oct 1, 2020
KCRAR President Bobbi Howe
Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® president Bobbi Howe join Jen & Erik via Zoom for their inaugural podcast to talk about how Realtor organizations directly support consumers, Covid-19 and its impact on real estate, the current market conditions in Kansas City and more.
Sep 23, 2020
Get Real KC Introduction
A brief segment from Jen and Erik describing the upcoming Get Real KC podcast. First full episode will release on October 1st, 2020!