Monday, January 15, 2024 / by Shauna Norris
There's something magical about the gentle pace of small-town living – the kind where the air feels fresher, and neighbors are like family, where porch swings invite moments of connection, and each street corner carries a story. Today, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a gem nestled in the heart of Lamar, Missouri – a craftsman home that embodies the beauty of simplicity and solid values.
Let's step inside this inviting haven, where original Anderson slider windows flood the rooms with natural light, dancing off the hardwood floors that carry stories of countless footsteps over the years. The Carrera Marble kitchen counters beckon family gatherings and late-night chats over cups of cocoa or perhaps a slice of homemade pie.
And oh, the light fixtures! They're not just illuminators; they're the artisans that add a touch of warmth and character to every room, creating a canvas for your life's story.
As we explore further, you'll notice the thoughtful additions. Knotty . ...
Thursday, December 14, 2023 / by Shauna Norris
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
112 E Spring St. Neosho, MO 64850, 12/14/23 – Venture Group Real Estate, your welcoming local real estate team, is excited to share a heartwarming contribution of $1,996 to the RISE Elementary School community. This generous donation was made possible through a delightful community project that brought us all together - the creation of "Victoria," the endearing rock snake.
Imagination soared as the community joined forces to craft "Victoria," a whimsical rock snake art piece located at RISE Elementary School. Each addition of color was a stroke of unity and a tribute to our shared love for creativity. 1,996 painted rocks were strategically placed to give life to Victoria around the school.
"We believe in building community through both local home ownership and togetherness, especially with our children," shared Shauna Norris, our Broker and Owner of Venture Group Real Estate. "Victoria's creation was a beautiful blend of art and community spirit, and we'r! ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 / by Shauna Norris
Happy fall, y'all! It's my favorite time of year here in the Ozarks. The leaves are turning, and we have cooler temperatures. Plus, it's my birthday month.
Hi, I'm Shauna Norris, broker-owner of Venture Group Real Estate here in Neosho, Missouri, and Joplin, Missouri, serving all of Southwest Missouri. We lovingly call this region the Ozarks. We experience all four seasons here, and it's only fitting to do a market check-in right around this time of year.
It's October 10th, 2023, and currently, we have 61 active listings and 357 pending listings, or listings that are under contract. This puts us at 37%. As I've shared in other videos, when we have a pending-to-total listing ratio of around 25%, it indicates a balanced market. Anything above 25% is typically in favor of sellers, while anything below is in favor of buyers.
We are steadily approaching a truly balanced market, with several sectors already achieving balance, particularly in the $500,000 and up price points and most vacan; ...
Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Shauna Norris
What do you think of when you hear the words "real estate auction"? Hi, I'm Shauna Norris, broker-owner of Venture Group Real Estate and Venture Group Auctions, both in Neosho and Joplin, Missouri.
Often, when people hear the words "real estate auction," they think that there must be something wrong with the property or that it's a foreclosure. However, that's no longer the case. Although those properties are still offered at auction, we also offer properties that are in great condition at auction. Here's why:
Sellers choose the auction route for many reasons. Some sellers are on a time crunch, while others have contents to sell along with the real estate. Sometimes, a seller chooses an auction because it can be offered in multiple tracts. It's essentially a condensed marketing version of a traditional listing, where we compress everything we do for a traditional listing into 30 to 45 days.
Now, for buyers, here's what you need to know:
You're welcome to view the property p; ...
Monday, October 16, 2023 / by Shauna Norris
Did you know that as a seller, you can accept an offer contingent on you finding your next home? Hi, I'm Shauna Norris, broker-owner of Venture Group Real Estate here in Southwest Missouri, where we lovingly call the Ozarks.
Just like a buyer can make an offer contingent on their home selling, a seller can make an offer or counter back to that buyer contingent on the seller finding their next home. This is a negotiating tool that we saw used during the height of the market, but I think it's more valuable now than ever, and here's why.
You see, because we are in an adjusting market, meaning we're moving back towards a balanced market, there is some volatility in the market. This gives you a rare opportunity to sell at the highest price. With a little patience, finesse, and skill, you can buy somewhere in the middle of the market pricing, which could allow you to upgrade your next home more than you could in another market.
So, if this conversation has intrigued you even in the ; ...