Gil Stevens

The Flanagan Group would like to introduce the newest member of our team, Gil Stevens. With Gil’s extensive knowledge of Commercial Real Estate and The Flanagan Group’s marketing experience we hope to provide our clients with the best service possible as the number one team in the area. Gil believes being affiliated with The Flanagan Group enables him to provide a team to his clients that will assist in leasing, showing, listing, and consulting on all commercial and industrial needs. Please see below to read...


Get Your Home Ready For Winter

The temperature is (finally) changing and for homeowners that means preparing a home for winter. Make sure to check these winterizing steps off of your to do list:

Pull out all your warm blankets and bedding and get them clean and in a convenient place. Having a cozy blanket to cuddle up in can help with cold winter nights. Make sure that your fireplace (if you have one) is ready to be used. If you have yet to use it or if you have never had it inspected...

What to Do the Year Before Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is a big decision and expense, but it doesn't have to be difficult. The following steps leading up to your new home can help your home buying process go smoothly:

12 Months Before:

Check your credit score Determine how much you can afford Make a down payment plan

9 Months Before:

Figure out what you want most in your new home Research neighborhoods, areas, and schools Start going to open houses Start a home maintenance account, make sure to budget in miscellaneous...

Tips for Brightening a Room

Feel like your home interior needs updating for this coming winter? Here are some great tips from HGTV to ensure you keep your rooms light during the dark winter days: 

Switch your dark lamp shades for a lighter color, or even white. The light color will make a difference in the room and in the lighting.  Accessorize your room with light colors, metallic, or mirrors. Get rid of any clutter by using decorative storage bins-in a light color shade, of course. Go for light window treatments...

Local October Events

Fall is officially here and our local community has some great upcoming events to celebrate and enjoy the new season. If fall is your favorite time of year (or even if it isn't) you won't want to miss these seasonal events: 

October 1: Roswitha's Schnitzelbank Oktoberfest, located at 12167 MO-43 from 5-10PM. $5 at the door will get you entrance into this swinging Oktoberfest complete with Bavarian cuisine and a live German band. October 6: First Thursday Artwork, 5:30-8:30 PM in downtown Historic Joplin. Meander...

First Day of Fall

Today marks the first day of Fall 2016, also known as the September or Autumnal Equinox. Always falling in September, the first day of fall arrives when the sun passes from north to south over the equator and the sun's rays are directly perpendicular to the Earth's axis. This is why it gets colder in the winter and warmer in the summer; the seasons are directly related to the sun. For most people this means pumpkins, football, hay rides, and leaves changing colors. Fall is...


Drink Local Think Global

Coming to Joplin this Saturday the 17th from 5-11PM is Drink Local Think Global. This event is sponsored by community businesses and aims to raise funds and awareness for The Global Water Crisis. Every day in less fortunate countries people walk miles carrying 40 pound water jugs to the nearest water source to get the water they need to survive. Often this water is unclean and the journey unsafe. These communities do not have the resources or funds to create a better water source....


History of Labor Day

Most people love to get days off from work, especially when they are paid to do so. But have you ever wondered exactly why you are getting a three day weekend? Labor Day was originally created as a celebration and recognition of American workers for all their hard work and economic achievement. The first Labor Day was actually on a Tuesday in 1882 in New York City. It wasn't till the third year of Labor Day that Monday was officially selected as the holiday's official day. However,...


Easy Home Improvements To Get Your Home Sold

Selling your home? Before putting it on the market look at these easy tips that will add to the value of the home while simultaneously drawing in more buyers. A little paint and decor can go a long way!

A fresh layer of paint can really take a room from drab to fab. Whether you touch up an existing color or repaint with a more vibrant or neutral color, paint can really change a room (for the better). Try to remove large furniture pieces. It can be hard...

Second Annual Zerkapalooza Festival

Zerkapalooza returns to Joplin this weekend, August 19-20th! Sponsored by the community and organized by LIVEJOMO, Zerkapalooza is held at various downtown establishments and Memorial Hall and features live music, food trucks, vendors, and games. LIVEJOMO is an entertainment and promotional organization that focuses on bringing together local businesses and the community. Zerkapalooza does just that-music begins Friday evening and picks up again Saturday evening; Saturday downtown will be full of vendors and games for the entire family. Food trucks will be handing out...


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