Misconceptions of a Realtor

Ever notice that some folks have a skewed view of life as a real estate agent? Considering how agents are depicted on some reality TV shows, that’s understandable. Agents with big incomes and lavish lifestyles undoubtedly bring in higher television ratings than your run-of-the-mill agents. And while those shows are entertaining, they can create a lot of misconceptions about real …

Technology & Real Estate

From mobile apps to real estate website downloads, the real estate industry is drastically changing minute by minute. Murney Associates, Realtors prides themselves on being not only the best in the real estate industry in Springfield, MO and surrounding areas, but our agents are knowledgeable and up to date on the latest and greatest technology that our industry has to …

Six Traits Buyers Desire in Their Agents

Home buyers have plenty of information available at their fingertips. They’re educated and savvy when it comes to real estate. So why are they turning to you? Amy Chorew, the vice president of platform development at Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, identifies six traits that home buyers most desire from their real estate agents in today’s market. Brutal honesty: …

What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for your Loan?

Congress has failed to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) providing funding for most government operations. Therefore, spending authority for most of the government expired at midnight on Sept. 30, 2013. Until legislation providing for funding is signed into law, many offices and programs of the federal government are now shut down. This means many, but not all, government programs, including …

Murney Wins Another Award!

And the Award Goes to…Murney Associates Realtors! We’re thrilled to announce that Enterprise Network member, Murney Associates Realtors, won two awards for the 2013 Americas Property Awards! Murney competed against a number of real estate agencies and websites in the United States, and took home awards in the Best Real Estate Website and Best Real Estate Agency categories. The Americas …

Remembering Drew Lewis

Throughout his life Drew was drawn to people and people were drawn to Drew. He was well suited to his chosen field in real estate sales. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri and a highlight of his collegiate experience was serving as social chairman of his fraternity Phi Delta Theta. Drew was a full-time real estate professional …

The Legacy of John Q. Hammons

John Q. Hammons (born James Quentin Hammons on February 24, 1919; died May 26, 2013) was an American businessman and one of the nation’s premier developers of upscale luxury hotels and resorts. With over 50 years of experience in the hotel industry, John Q. Hammons has built and developed nearly two hundred (200) hotels.  While many of the early hotels …

Home Prices See Best Yearly Gain Since 2006

Single-family home prices rose in November, building on a string of gains that point to a housing market that is on the mend, data from a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 0.6 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, in line with economists' forecasts. Prices in the 20 …