Thinking of Selling? 4 Things NOT to Do…








So you’ve decided it’s time to make a move and put your house on the market. How exciting! Hopefully, you’ve brought a rockin’ Advantage Real Estate


REALTOR® on board to help you list your property.  Remember, we are the ONLY agency in Moberly, MO with membership in TWO Multiple Listing Services (MLS’s). As you start checking things off your to-do list to get your property ready, it’s also important to pay mind of what not to do. Below are a handful of things to get you started.


Don’t over-improve.
As you ready your home for sale, you may realize you will get a great return on your investment if you make a couple of changes. Updating the appliances or replacing that cracked cabinet in the bathroom are all great ideas. However, it’s important not to over-improve.   Perhaps the prospective buyers for your house are family oriented and want a basement space for their kids to play in? Some may want an unfinished basement that’s used for storage and storms.   Make any needed fixes to your space, and for sure make sure it’s super clean, but don’t go above and beyond—you may lose money doing so.

Don’t over-decorate.
Over-decorating is just as bad as over-improving. You may love the look of lace and lavender, but your potential buyer may enter your home and cringe. When prepping for sale, neutralize your decorating scheme so it’s more universally palatable.


Don’t hang around.
Your agent calls to let you know they will be bringing buyers by this afternoon. Great! You rally your whole family, Fluffy the dog included, to be waiting at the door with fresh baked cookies and big smiles. Right? Wrong. Buyers want to imagine themselves in your space, not be confronted by you in your space. Trust, it’s awkward for them to go about judging your home while you stand in the corner smiling like a maniac. Get out of the house, take the kids with you, and if you can’t leave for whatever reason, at least go sit in the backyard. (On the other hand, if you’re buying a home and not selling, then making it personal is the way to go, especially when writing your offer letter. Pull those heart strings!)


Don’t take things personally.
Real estate is a business, but buying and selling homes is very, very emotional. However, when selling your homes, try your very best not to take things personally. When a buyer low balls you or says they will need to replace your prized 1970s vintage shag carpet with something “more modern,” try not to raise your hackles.


We’re here to help you!  Let’s talk about the market, what to expect during the process, and what we can do FOR you to take some of the pressure out of the process.  Contact Advantage Real Estate today!  We’re selling Randolph County (and surrounding counties) one yard at a time…


Real Estate – The Safest Investment For Building Wealth

For President’s Day, I just wanted to send along a couple of real estate related quotes that I came across.












Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President


Every person who invests in well-selected real estate in a growing section of a prosperous community adopts the surest and safest method of becoming independent, for real estate is the basis of wealth.” — Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President


Whether it is as a home, or as an investment, real estate truly is one of the safest, and best ways to build wealth.  Here in Moberly, MO there are great opportunities whether you are buying, selling or making an investment!


Hopefully you are enjoying a day off due to the holiday! I am not off today (working by choice, of course), so if you want to chat about building your wealth safely, feel free to give one of our agents a ring!  660-263-3393

Looking For A New Place For Your Business In Moberly, MO?

Two buildings for 1 great price!


You need offices…. this is the place for you! Call center perhaps? You decide!
















Building 1 contains 9 offices and 3200 square feet, men’s & women’s restrooms, kitchen/break room, newer metal siding and roof! Air purification system and extensive telephone system already in place (valued at $60,000).

Building 2 is 2400 square feet with 4 offices, an open meeting/conference room (with separate entrance), unisex restroom, and recently updated metal siding and roof!









Finishes in both buildings include solid core interior doors, fluorescent lighting, good quality drop grid ceiling, 4″ baseboard trim, ceramic tile and carpeting.









And don’t forget your outside picnics under the Pavilion which has electricity!  Great break area for your employees perhaps!


Lots of parking on a 1 acre lot is perfect for your business! Another option to these properties could include utilizing one building for yourself, and leasing the other building to make your mortgage payment.  Possible Owner Financing terms available!







Contact Advantage Real Estate to schedule your personal tour of this property!

We believe in Small Business!

Downtown Moberly is made up of so many hard working businesses and owners; it’s an integral part of our community!

Take a look at 216 N Clark St.

The main level storefront would be perfect for a retail or office setting.


Look at the floor plan!  There’s a huge warehouse space in back which should suit any business.














Upstairs there’s an efficiency apartment that’s been completely transformed and brings in steady income each month for the owner of this property.



It comes furnished with most furniture you see in these photos.





Each unit is separately metered, except for water.  This property may qualify for some of the Moberly Downtown CID incentives to help a new business get going!  Please ask us about it!

This property is listed by Advantage Real Estate, Moberly, MO.  More details can be found at