Hello, IKEA!

It is HUGE news across the metro – IKEA is coming to Merriam, KS! Plans are underway for the store to be developed at the vacant strip mall situated off I-35 and Johnson Drive. The store, set to open in the fall of 2014, has been in demand from area residents who pushed for IKEA to come to Kansas City … similar to the push Kansas Citians made for Trader Joe’s to set up shop here. Now we’ll have both!

Landing big stores like these not only make residents very happy, but they’re important for the future growth of the metropolitan area and for the local economy. Congrats to the city of Merriam on this big success!

Want to be by the action? If you’re an IKEA shopper and want to get close to the much-anticipated store, check out this listing at
9617 W. 51st St. in Merriam. This open concept, 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home has a contemporary feel and TONS of updates. It also features a finished walk-out basement to a deep, secluded treed yard. A 2-tier deck and patio make it great for entertaining!

Call me at 913-980-2434 to set up a viewing!

This move-in ready 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home in the Prairie Point subdivision of Waldo has been meticulously maintained with an open floor plan that’s perfect for entertaining! From a well-manicured fenced lawn and deck, to updates throughout, the home boasts popular finishes and neutral colors to match any style. It also features a finished basement with family room and a non-conforming 4th bedroom or office!


Waldo is a bustling, close-knit community that supports local business and offers an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and bars. It’s also the host to several popular Kansas City annual events, including Bacon Fest, Trolley Run, Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl and the Waldo Fall Festival.

Get a feel for the area this weekend and join us for an open house on Sunday (Sept. 30) from 1 to 4 p.m. Hope to see you at 7642 Grand Avenue!

All of us are busy and adding one more thing to the list can be a challenge. But when it comes to fitness, sometimes it really helps me to change it up a bit. If you live in or near the Overland Park area, consider checking out Biofit – Therapy Based Fitness, recently opened at 12076 Blue Valley Parkway.

The owner, Justin Prier, is a client of mine and is offering FREE personal consultations and classes to help new members jumpstart their fitness. “We believe the body is amazing and capable of achievement no matter our age,” explained Justin. “No matter your goal – strength, toning, speed or endurance – the foundation is mobility.”

Click the link above to learn more, or to set up a time to check out the offer!

Today is the first day of fall – one of the best times of the year in Kansas City. In addition to football season, tailgating and BBQ, KC has loads of family-friendly outdoor activities to take-in this beautiful weather!

Check out one of these great pumpkin patches or apple orchards near you! Just be sure to call ahead or confirm online since most locations keep seasonal hours that may vary.

This weekend marks one of the most anticipated events in the Kansas City community – the 81st annual Plaza Art Fair. Make plans to visit the Country Club Plaza as it’s transformed into a beautiful outdoor art gallery featuring more than 240 artists, delicious food and drink, music, kids’ activities and more!

And, if you’re planning to hit up the Art Fair on Sunday (Sept. 23), swing by and check out these West Plaza condos while you’re in the neighborhood. They’re just a 10-minute walk from the Plaza and we’ll host open houses at both from 1 to 4 p.m. Hope to see you there!

4538 Jarboe St., Unit 3:  $80,000

4538 Jarboe St., Unit 4:  $84,900


 Data last updated: 04/26/2019, 7:21:00 AM


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