No joke. Our Keller Williams Realty office in Olathe, Kansas is smoking hot. We are the largest real estate office located in Olathe and are just north of 152 agents, I believe. The sales board was completely full. Me personally? I closed two homes in June and have six sides pending for July.
I believe this $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers has really helped things along. But three of my six sides are essentially real estate investors beginning to come back in to the market. So there seems to be movement on that front as well.
Most of the activity I’m seeing is in the “more desirable” areas close to economic suburban hubs. Overland Park, Olathe and Lee’s Summit. Big surprise, right? But either way, real estate activity is up. Not 2003 up, but up.