My friend & client Chris Wehrenberg contacted me last August 2014 with questions about the Jackson MO real estate market. Chris had previously been a homeowner but had found himself renting for the last few years after selling his property and relocating for work. He was ready to put a plan into motion and get back on the track to home ownership, so I shared some of the key points that are always on my personal radar as a homeowner and real estate investor. Once Chris had a better idea of what to look for, he began searching houses for sale in Jackson MO on Live Local Listings. Over the next 3 months we toured several nice properties, then right before Christmas we spotted a price reduction on the awesome 3 bedroom 2 bath split foyer that he ultimately purchased. This house had many of the characteristics that I had shared with Chris and he really did buy this home like an investor! As it turned out, it was a win-win-win for all parties in this scenario… Chris got a great buy on the perfect home for his family, the seller was able to close on their new home, and the sellers of that property were surely grateful for the chain reaction that led to the official closing on the sale of their property. I guarantee you’ve never seen 2 kids more excited about using a fenced in back yard as a bargaining chip for negotiating a dog with Dad, lol.