Lawn Chair Living Room

Life in the Midwest is a beautiful thing. And most definitely comical to those who live on the outside of our little bubble of an area. Trends and traditions are vastly different from those experienced elsewhere. And, if you’re an outsider, you notice each and every strange practice, staring bewildered and amazed as you pass by.

The Joplin Globe’s Marti Attoun recently submitted a column, titled “Garage Sitting is an Ozarks thing”, which highlights one of the more Spring-driven trends. And...


Get Off The Fence

Just like our crazy Missouri weather, the real estate market often fluctuates, making it tough to predict whether the market will favor buyers or sellers. Right now, the trends in real estate are strongly pointing toward those of a sellers’ market in the Joplin area.

What is a sellers’ market, you might ask? Well, in the simplest of terms, there are more buyers than homes for sale. When warmer weather becomes the new norm, buyers begin to circulate the sale trail! And, though you might...


A Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Spring is officially here! And as long as the weather continues to match the trends, we will too. Birds are chirping, temperatures are rising, and tendrils of sunshine are stretching out to us all! Today, we're going to share some of our sunshine and shed some light on a common occurance in real estate! You've spent years building and shaping a home into the "perfect fit" for you. Alas, everyone grows, and ideas change. Selling your home becomes inevitable, at some point. And...

Throwback Thursday

Are you currently trying to sell your house? Don’t get discouraged if your home has been on the market longer than you had originally hoped. Sometimes, you just need to take a page out of the past to figure out what needs to be done to help you sell more quickly! So, today, we’re going to throw it back to the 1980’s for some advice from Sylvia Porter, who frequented the Lost Angeles Times Syndicate with an article titled “Your Money’s...


It’s For The Children

We do all of these great things in the real estate world – help people sell their houses, reach out and assist those who wish to buy a home, and answer as many questions as possible concerning the business in general. But, we also enjoy reaching out to the community when the moment presents itself. Because, who doesn’t love a good charity event? It gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling deep in the cockles of your heart; especially when knowing, and witnessing firsthand, what the efforts...


Live Long and Prosper

We all know, in the Joplin area, it’s extremely difficult to shop for, and afford, healthy foods. Sure, there are a couple of small-scale places to find foods that can potentially help you take control of your own health. BUT. You really have to search for them, and they’re usually anchored with some pretty high prices for their products. Even pop-up shops, like the Farmer’s Market, are only around once a week during the warmer months.

How excited would you be...


Dena Hurley

Fortunate are those who make friends at work. Even more fortunate are those who get to work with family. At the Flanagan Group, we have the privilege of doing both! We make family out of friends, co-workers and clients. And we’re proud to announce a new addition to the team!

A Kansas native, Dena Hurley first came to Joplin in 1992 to attend Ozark Christian College. Moving here became much more than a college career as she began a family of her own....


To Buy or Not To Buy? That is the Question.

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. For some, the idea of such a commitment motivates the urge to run away in terror with a safety blanket over their head. For others, however, the idea of that picket fence encircling their dream home and a full, green yard is one of the major milestones in life. Obviously, before you decide to buy, there are things to consider and you’d be wise to look carefully at every aspect. Let’s step...


Working for the Weekend?

When it’s mid-January, and the weather closely resembles temperatures that are reminiscent of Spring, you start to feel a little giddy, right? It’s exciting to have warmer temperatures when it’s a common expectation to be buried under ice and snow this time of year here in the Mid-West! With the weekend in sight, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and take advantage of the 60 degree weather we’re about to be graced with. The best part?...


Winter Rain Boredom Busters

Winter weather can be a bummer, as it limits the amount of outdoor activity one can partake in. You don’t always have time to make plans, so it’s one of those things that leaves you standing there scratching your head saying, “It’s a snow day.. What do I do?” When there's actual snow on the ground, most people think to take full advantage of the copious amounts of semi-frozen water that’s been graciously gifted to us by Mother...


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