Search This Blog

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Meet a Famous Actor and Help Kids With Cancer

Have you ever wanted to have fun and meet a famous actor all while helping charity? Now is your chance! Get your tickets for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties Sunshine Kids Golf Tournament and meet Major Crimes actor, G.W. Bailey. But first, let us tell you about the amazing organization you will be helping.

Sunshine Kids
The Sunshine Kids foundation was created in 1982 to provide a variety of programs, events and positive group activities to support young cancer patients at no charge to them. They help in hospitals across America and right here in the St. Louis area. You can learn more about this great organization by visiting their website

16th Annual BHHS Select Properties Sunshine Kids Golf Tournament
On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties will host their 16th annual Sunshine Kids golf tournament. At the tournament you will have the opportunity to meet actor G.W. Bailey who will be in attendance. In addition to a long career in acting, Bailey has served as Executive Director for the Sunshine Kids Foundation since 2001. He got involved with Sunshine Kids after being introduced to the organization by his goddaughter, who was diagnosed with leukemia. To learn more about this event and to get tickets visit

Sunshine Kids Day at the Ballpark
Are you more of a baseball person? We’ve got a fun Sunshine Kids event for you. Join us for the 2017 Sunshine Kids Day at the Ballpark. This year’s Sunshine Kids Day at the Ballpark takes place at Busch Stadium on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:45pm. Join us in the Left Field Loge section to watch the Cardinals play the Dodgers. Be sure to get there early to see a local Sunshine Kids member throw out the first pitch. For details and tickets visit

Select Properties, The Boehmer Team & Sunshine Kids
Since founding in 2002, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties (previously known as Prudential Select Properties) have been big supporters of the Sunshine Kids organization. In fact, they have been top ten Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices contributors nationwide for the past ten years and have raised over a million dollars for the cause.

The Boehmer Team gives a contribution to Sunshine Kids for each home they list.  In addition to giving back, this provides their home sellers with a special Sunshine Kids icon next to the listing on their website, their brokerage website and over 500 agent websites in the St. Louis area. The Boehmer Team stays involved supporting Sunshine Kids throughout the year through numerous fundraisers and events. They have been awarded as a top Sunshine Kids contributor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties for the past eight years.  Join The Boehmer Team in supporting this great cause!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to Survive A Competitive Sellers Market

How to Survive a Competitive Sellers Market

St. Louis and St. Charles County area homebuyers: we hear you. It can be a challenge right now if you are looking to purchase the perfect home. Chances are you’ve found it - a few times - only to find out there is already a contract and backup contract on the home. So here is some great advice to help you survive the current competitive sellers market.

Start Early
As soon as you decide you are going to purchase a home get started with the process. How do you start?  By interviewing or contacting a qualified, full service Real Estate Agent that knows your desired area.  Select a full time, professional Realtor that has the resources and expertise to find the right home for you in this competitive market.  Ask your Realtor this question, “What resources would you use to best find me a home, possibly before it hits the market, and what strategies would you use to help me secure that home?”  Don’t be afraid to ask for a testimonial from a recent buyer client.

Get Pre-Qualified for a Home Loan
Your Realtor will have excellent Lenders that will help evaluate your buying position. Without knowing how much you can afford, you can’t confidently jump on the perfect home as soon as you find it. If you aren’t paying cash contact a reputable loan officer to help you determine how much you can afford and get you pre-qualified.   
Get pre-approved for a home loan in a sellers marketIt is important that you get pre-qualified for a home loan, as it is expected to be submitted with your offer to purchase. This process will qualify you for a home loan and help you determine the amount you can spend on a home. It also shows home sellers that you are serious about purchasing their home, which is expected in all home-buying situations.

Determine Your Must-Haves
What are the items that you cannot live without? Make a list of the things you must have in your next home. Keep in mind that the longer the list, the longer your home search could be in this current competitive market. If you still can’t find the perfect home, consider an almost perfect home that is under budget. This way you can make it into the perfect home with the money that you didn’t spend.

Search For Your Perfect Home
Finding the perfect home in a competitive marketNow that you’ve figured out your finances, determined your must-haves and connected with an experienced real estate agent, you’re ready to begin searching for homes. Your real estate agent will be assisting you with this process by searching through their various contacts and systems. One suggestion, consult a real estate professional regarding the most accurate and updated resources for your home search. Many national home search websites, such as Zillow,  only update their listing data every few days. In a competitive market many of the homes that appear on those search results will already have a contract on them by the time you find them. Instead, try Our website gets multiple listing data updates hourly and has more accurate local information.

The Boehmer Team Can Help
Are you thinking of purchasing a home in the St. Louis or St. Charles County area of Missouri? The Boehmer Team can help. We have over 55+ years of combined experience in real estate. We’ve seen buyers markets and sellers markets and made the best of both. Contact us if you have any questions about real estate or help buying or selling a property.  In addition, we have extensive experience representing buyers purchasing new home construction and consider ourselves experts in the field of new home construction.