Charming Parkville Estate Offers Convenience and Tranquility

April 18th, 2016

By Alex Rash  – – The Edie Waters Team

From the very first moment you open the large, brown door at 6290 Edgewater Drive in the beautiful city of Parkville, you are greeted with flawless hardwood floors that lead you into an home filled with endless charm.

The spacious kitchen is immersed in natural light and comes equipped with gorgeous custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and beautiful granite countertops. Also included in the kitchen area is a great walk-in pantry with plenty of storage space.

An open-floor plan gives a nice flow to the entire home, making each room spacious and easily accessible. The main floor is home to large, floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the area in natural light and take full advantage of the space available. The home comes with a nice sitting area, complete with built-in shelving and a beautiful fireplace that makes it the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or just to enjoy some quiet time alone.

The owner’s suite is also located on the main level and benefits from large windows that offer a wonderful view of the landscaping that surround the property. On warm days with windows open you can hear the bubbling of the lovely water feature that is the centerpiece of the back yard. Aside from the owner’s suite, this home comes with two more spacious bedrooms and has a total of three full bathrooms.

“Having our bedroom on the main level is just perfect for us,” the current owner said. “It’s one of the features of this home that I really like. Everything is right there; no running up and down stairs for laundry or for guests. Having the spare bedrooms and guest bathroom on the other side of the house gives everyone plenty of privacy.”

A large, finished basement offers a nice place for a television area, a game room, exercise space or entertaining the options are endless for how to utilize this wonderful area.

Another unique feature that can be found in this home is the covered patio area, which looks out over a tranquil backyard. The patio is great for multiple types of weather, with its built-in outdoor fireplace set into a stunning stonewall.

“My favorite memory of this home will be sitting outside on our patio summer evenings and into the fall” the current homeowner said. “It’s a great way to unwind and relax at the end of the day not to mention entertain guests.”

Aside from the physical aspects that this home has to offer, the current owner said that the convenience and the overall hospitality of the community is something that cannot be over stated.

“The neighborhood is well kept and the neighbors are outgoing kind and helpful. Everyone was so welcoming when we moved here. “If you’re dog lovers like us you’ll also find the area very dog friendly and less then five minutes from a completely enclosed dog park. For nature lovers or avid walkers or bicyclers there’s a waking trail around the Missouri River and a stunning Nature Preserve offering an abundance of wildlife and beautiful foliage also less then a five minute drive.”

With maintenance provided, three swimming pools and lake access, the only thing left to do is sit back and relax in this gorgeous home.

“With its location and convenience to restaurants, to Downtown KC and much more, you just can’t beat it,” the current homeowner said.

 

Alex Rash — 816.699.6640 — alex.rash0501@gmail.com

Meet the Team: Josh Wells

November 20th, 2015

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After watching his father take on the real estate market in England throughout all his life, real estate agent Josh Wells decided that he would take his skills to the field.

“I always have been in that environment and lifestyle,” Josh said.

Josh has officially been in real estate for around two and a half years, where he originally got his start doing property management.

“It is great to assist people with their own goals and needs,” Josh said. “It’s great to sell someone’s house so they can finally be closer to family. I also love working with first-time home buyers and watching them take a big step in their lives.”

Josh, who is originally from England, said there is a lot to love about selling real estate in the Kansas City area.11403218_10153276843511141_6536478639834012146_n

“I love how the city is so diverse,” Josh said. “You have huge sports teams, amazing BBQ, jazz, arts and the list goes on. There is so much to do here and the whole community comes together.”

Josh said during his attendance of the Royals’ World Series Parade it was crazy to see that volume of people all cheering on the success of Kansas City.

On top of enjoying the new area, he hopes that his position with the Edie Waters Team will help broaden his experience and opportunities in the field.

“I am most excited about the opportunity to progress and help more clients,” Josh said. “There will be so much knowledge and training to gain from Edie and the other team members that will help me in my career path.”

When Josh is not out taking on the real estate world, he enjoys spending time at home with his wife and dog. The two of them enjoy meeting up with friends and occasionally go out to enjoy dinner and a movie.

20150826_194507He said if he had any advice to give to new agents starting out in the business, it would be to exercise patience.

“You have those slower months when you’re new and it can be tough getting business,” Josh said. “But if you’re patient and work hard to generate business, then it will come. Also it is important to always make sure that your goal is to help the client and not just to make another pay check.”

Josh is a great new addition to the Edie Waters Team and is sure to help those in the Kansas City area accomplish their home buying and selling goals. If you have any questions for Josh or need help during this transitional period in your life, be sure to reach out to him!

Josh Wells

joshwells@kw.com

New Team Member: Vicki Walsh

August 27th, 2015

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By Alex Rash – Communications Specialist – 816.699.6640

After being drawn to the beauty of homes, Vicki Walsh decided to embrace her passion and begin a career in real estate in 2004.

“I had always loved getting inside of open houses,” Vicki said. “After we bought our first house I kind of got excited about a path in that career and how I could help others find a home that they love.”

Vicki said that the satisfaction of knowing that she helped someone get into their dream home is what motivates her everyday in her work. She has spent most of her professional life in the fields of customer service and sales, so the transition to real estate was a natural one. 

“Becoming a part of the Edie Waters Team is quite the opportunity,” Vicki said, who is excited about the opportunities that come with working with prominent professionals in the Kansas City area. 

“It’s an honor,” Vicki said, when asked how it feels to work with Edie Waters, owner of the team. “She is something else. Her name is synonymous for real estate and her reputation is top notch. Obviously her marketing and sales speak volumes about Edie as a professional.”

20150730_143732When she isn’t catering to the needs of families and individuals in the area, Vicki enjoys boating, gardening and spending time with her grandson. 


Vicki hopes that as she continues on her path in real estate she will continue to improve on the skills that she has and see more people find their new home with her assistance. 

“I’m hoping that my future holds many successful closings with the Edie Waters Team and helping a lot more people find their dream homes and getting them to where they want to be,” Vicki said. 

New Team Member: Kristen Naghshineh

August 9th, 2015

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By Alex Rash – Communications Specialist – 816.699.6640

When Kristen Naghshineh was deciding on what career path to take, she decided to factor in her love for helping others. Currently, Kristen spends a good majority of her time helping families in the Kansas City area find their dream homes as part of the Edie Waters Team.

“I really like all aspects of this profession,” Kristen said. “Meeting new people and being able to help them find what they are looking for and reach their goals is both wonderful and rewarding. Whether it is investing in real estate, selling their home or buying a new one, it is great to be a part of helping them reach that milestone.”

When she isn’t working, Kristen loves to spend her time traveling. And while she isn’t taking in scenes outside of the Midwest, she enjoys hanging out with her dogs and new nephew.

image3“I have two tea cup Chihuahuas, Lily and Lexi, that I’m obsessed with and they rule the house,” Kristen said with a laugh. “And my nephew, he is almost eight months old, so I spend a lot of time with my family.”

While Kristen gives a lot of her time to the Edie Waters Team and her real estate career, she has also spent the last four years as a Wish Granter for the Make A Wish Foundation. She enjoys giving back by helping children and raising funds for the organization.

“I just love the kiddos,” Kristen said. “I wanted to get involved with helping kids so I went and met with the people at Make A Wish and it was just a really good fit for me.”

Kristen hopes that working with the Edie Waters Team will help her grow as a real estate agent and will be a great environment to help improve the skills she already has by working with a talented group of individuals.

image6“The greatest part about being on the Edie Waters Team is being able to learn from the best,” Kristen said. “I really enjoy all of the unique qualities that each person brings to the team, it allows for a really well-rounded learning experience.”

As Kristen continues her journey as an agent, she has high goals for herself that she intends on reaching.

“My goal is to be a top producer and to be able to help a high volume of families in the Kansas City area,” Kristen said.

Kristen is a great new asset to the team and is sure to shine as an individual and team player.

If you have any questions for Kristen or need help with your buying and/or selling adventure, feel free to reach out to her and she will be happy to help!

Email: Kristennaghshineh@kw.com

Phone: 816.985.1120

 

 

 

 

Former lawyer dedicates life to helping others get healthy

March 31st, 2015

We’ve all taken the vow. Every time a new year, new week or even a new day rolls around, we pledge to make ourselves better. We promise to become healthier, lose weight, extend our years, all with a little dedication to a healthier lifestyle.

Seven and a half years ago, a former lawyer made that same vow and has been working to better people’s lives ever since. Today, Robin Spooner travels around to businesses and individuals to share her experience with nutritional products in hopes that others can enjoy the health benefits that changed her own life.

Robin works with a company whose main goal is to encourage a healthy lifestyle by putting good nutrition into the body and eliminating toxins and impurities out of the body. She provides plans that cater to the needs of each individual’s body type and health goals.

“When I first tried the products, I lost 12 pounds in 21 days,” Spooner said. “Being a lawyer, that makes me skeptical by nature, so I spent a few months trying to trying to find as much information as I could because the results seemed too good to be true.”

However, despite her early skepticism of the results, Spooner soon found herself completely sold on the idea and ready to make profession out of sharing that information with others.

“The more I researched it, the more I realized that this company is one of integrity,” Spooner said. “It is a reputable company that I wasn’t embarrassed to be associated with.”

The impurities in our food, water and air and quick, unhealthy nutrition decisions contribute to how tired everyone seems to be. With her products, she hopes to open people’s eyes to how much better they could feel and believes that it can make a real impact on their daily lives.

“Many people that I work with tell me that they didn’t know they felt bad until they felt good,” Spooner said. “That’s a really powerful statement when you think about it.”

The products she works with help people with busy lifestyles stay on track, so that being healthy is not only a good choice, it is a convenient and cost effective one.

“Most people don’t have time to prepare truly healthy meals because they have busy families running in 20 different directions,” Spooner said. “If able to do a nutritious meal quickly, people are much more apt to do that than if they were told to create a healthy clean meal. People just don’t have the time.”

Spooner said that she wouldn’t promote a product unless she really believed in it and after seven and a half years she still does. Spooner encourages those people who want to learn more to contact her directly so she can help develop an individual plan that will be of the most benefit.

“This healthy alternative is worth the investment,” Spooner said. “I want people to know that there is hope for a healthy mind and body and it starts with healthy products.”

For more information on how you can improve your health, gain energy and muscle and age in the healthiest way, feel free to contact Spooner at anytime— Phone: 816.591.5762 or by email: robin@spoonerandperkins.com.

Parkville home takes advantage of gorgeous view and unique details

January 8th, 2015

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By Alex Rash

In 2006, when a family from Wisconsin came to the Show-Me State in search of a family-friendly neighborhood and a spacious home with a beautiful view, they found just what they were looking for in the newly-built estate at 8110 Forest Park Drive in Parkville.

Just from the street, the outside view of the home is breathtaking. With the obvious attention to landscaping and the immaculate stone work, the estate radiates in a classic look that will withstand the test of time.

When entering the home, you are welcomed with beautiful hardwood floors and an overall elegant look that draws you in. The current owner said that the small details in the woodwork and the unique features, such as built-in shelving and bookcases in various rooms, is something that stood out from the beginning.

“There is a lot of attention to detail that you don’t see in a lot of new construction anymore,” the owner said.

257124_15The main level is home to a huge, gourmet kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry and pristine, marble countertops. With open access to the eating and living areas, there is a natural flow to the area which encourages the possibility for entertaining guests.

The massive owner’s suite is tucked away on the main level allowing for both privacy and easy access to the rest of the floor. The room has a beautiful elevated ceiling and is connected to a large bathroom with a jetted tub.

The home, including the lower level, takes advantage of natural light and a wonderful view with massive windows throughout the estate.

“My favorite feature is probably the amount of light that comes in,” the owner said. “Especially this time of year, we have a beautiful view of the lake off the back deck.”

Following the stairs into the lower level, the utilization of the one floor plan continues. The main area, with a beautiful, built-in entertainment center and access to the outside, is the perfect place for gatherings or a nice escape for an individual.

Another gem located in the area is a full bar, equipped with attractive woodwork and plenty of storage space.

257124_23“I really like the second level, it is a really nice space to just hang out there by yourself or with other people,” the owner said. “It’s a very functional space for family gatherings or having friends around.”

The lower level is also home to two spacious bedrooms, each with their own personal bathroom.

During their time in the home, the family said it wasn’t only the property that kept them happy, but also the neighborhood atmosphere, making friendships and memories they will take with them for years to come.

“We really enjoyed the neighborhood and the people in it,” the owner said. “It was a very friendly area and a great place to have a family.”

Other amenities of the home include abundant storage space, two fireplaces, a gorgeous deck, accessible from both levels, and a spacious, three-car garage.

While the owners move further west to be closer to their family and begin their retirement, they hope this home will be as great to someone new as it was to them.

“It’s been a really great house to live in,” the owner said. “The people that we met here became our extended family.”

Thanks as always for stopping by, we appreciate you taking the time to read through our blog. If you ever have any questions, visit our contact page on this site, or head over to our main site EdieWaters.com.

– Alex Rash

816.699.6640

alex.rash0501@gmail.com

@alexandriarash

Charming home pairs simple elegance with gorgeous scenery

November 20th, 2014

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By Alex Rash

From across the water, sitting amongst the pristine golf grounds and lush greenery of one of *Kansas City’s most esteemed neighborhoods, is an elegant home that sits beside the water. When work brought a Philadelphia native and his wife to the Midwest, it wasn’t long before they found themselves nestled into the luxurious residence at 6603 Royal Court.

“The National is a great place to live,” the owner said. “You make a lot of friends in the neighborhood and there is always something fun happening.”

Walking through the entrance, you are welcomed with beautiful hardwood floors that flow  through the majority of the main level.

ISdsarahy97a161000000000The home adopts an open floor plan that takes advantage of the abundant space available. Large, full-length windows allow natural light to course through the entire level. For evenings and winter, the main seating area comes equipped with a large, gas-powered fireplace, accented by clean woodwork that reiterates the sophisticated feel of the home.

The spacious kitchen area furnishes strong, abundant cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Connected to a dining space that has direct access to an outdoor balcony overlooking the water, every dinner comes with a breathtaking view for all of the seasons Missouri offers.

A small hallway, accessible from all major areas of the main level, leads to stunning, white shelving that recedes into the face of the wall. The area provides a space for book-filled shelves or pictures of loved ones to display. The opportunities are endless for a new owner, who can create a space unique to themselves.

Off to the left is the massive owner’s suite, which also houses a private, outdoor balcony overlooking the golf course. The owner’s bath displays gorgeous tile work, spacious twin vanities and bountiful, dark, wooden cabinetry.

The main floor also contains a personal laundry area, an immense dining chamber and a large room just off the main entrance that could act as a personal office or additional bedroom.

The owner said, on top of a perfect view and easy access to the putting green, the maintenance-free living that The National provides was something he couldn’t pass up.

“I travel so much that there is no way that I can go out and mow my lawn every weekend,” he said. “The maintenance-free living greatly increases your leisure time. You have a nice, open space and you don’t have to take care of it.”

1411923297201__kwipfn19_19_Following the staircase to the lower floor, a private bar area, equipped with seating and a built-in wine rack, greets patrons upon arrival. The two-tiered level surges with entertainment opportunities, housing a colossal living area with wall-to-wall windows that allow visitors to take in all of the natural beauty that surrounds the home.

“I think the downstairs recreation room is my favorite,” the owner said. “It has a nice view and all of the entertainment is there along with the bar. It is a fun place to hang out.”

The lower level also consists of two, large bedrooms and access to the lower outdoor patio. The area is given extra character with a unique iron, spiral staircase that leads to the elevated patio connected to the main floor.

A person who appreciates an unmatched view on the water, accompanied with charm and elegance, will fall in love with the home at 6603 Royal Court.

“You don’t need to go to Hawaii or Las Vegas,” the owner said. “You live at a resort.”

*The National is one of Kansas City’s finest private golf clubs. The Tom Watson signature design has been recognized as a Top 100 course by Golf Digest.

Behind the For Sale Sign: Christine McCarthy

November 13th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 9.50.10 AMBetween cheering on her 11-year-old son at sporting events to making real estate deals around Kansas City, Christine McCarthy is one busy lady. However, she took time out of her day to sit down and talk to us about her life as an agent for the Edie Waters Team and how she keeps her life balanced.

Q: What made you get into real estate?

Christine: “Since I was 18, I always wanted to be a real estate agent.”

Q: What is your favorite part of the job/favorite thing about being a part of the Edie Waters Team?

C: “My favorite part of my job is being able to have fun with my team members.”

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

C: “In my spare time I like to hang out with my 11-year-old son.”

Q: What is your favorite sports team?

C: “Anything my son, Sean, plays. So I enjoy soccer, basketball and cross country a lot.”

Q: Books/movies you recommend and why?

C: “I really like ‘The Notebook’ (by Nicholas Sparks) and ‘Something Borrowed’ by Emily Griffin. I’m a sucker for the more romantically themed books.”

Q: What is your funniest real estate moment?

C: “One time we walked into a basement and we found an altar, three freezers and crosses hanging everywhere. So we ran out of there as quick as we could!”

Q: If you could have a super power, what would it be any why?

C: “I would duplicate myself so I could work and clean my house at the same time. There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”

Screen Shot 2014-11-13 at 9.50.32 AMQ: What phrase do you live by and why?

C: “If it’s meant to be, it will be.”

Q: Who inspires you?

C: “My son inspires me. I want to show him to always help others”

Q: If you could meet anyone who would it be?

C: “ Princess Diana. I would talk to her about all of the causes that she helped while she was alive.”

If you have any more questions for Christine, feel free to send them our way! Also, this story is part of our “Behind the ‘For Sale’ Sign” series, so be sure to keep a look out as we delve into the life of another member of the Edie Waters Team next week.

Thanks as always for stopping by, we appreciate you taking the time to read through our blog. If you ever have any questions, visit our contact page on this site, or head over to our main site EdieWaters.com.

– Alex Rash

816.699.6640

alex.rash0501@gmail.com

@alexandriarash

Edie Waters Team evolves with real estate market to help clients succeed in market

November 9th, 2014

This infographic explains why choosing a real estate team like the Edie Waters Team can help you more efficiently sell your home.

The process of selling homes has evolved over time and our team has evolved with it. Using multiple resources on various platforms helps us get your home where it will be seen. We use professional photography, virtual tours, social media and other efficient ways to help boost our clients’ real estate.5-Reasons Sell Your Home with A Tech Savvy Agent

Infographic courtesy of RUHM.com.

Behind the For Sale Sign: Claudia Miller

November 6th, 2014

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Claudia Miller is the Marketing Coordinator at the Edie Waters Team. Because of her love for people and real estate, Claudia is a perfect fit for her job. She sat down for a few minutes to talk about her life on and off the job.

Q: What made you get into real estate?

Claudia: “I really enjoy working with people.”

Q: What is your favorite part of the job/favorite thing about being a part of the Edie Waters Team?

C: “We have a lot of fun and I enjoy getting the time to work with clients.”

Q: What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

C: “My favorite thing to do during my spare time is having family time. Other than that, I enjoy sports and dancing.”

Q: What is your favorite sports team?

C: “I love Tyler’s (son) sport’s teams and Ally’s (daughter) dance teams. I’m also a fan of the Chiefs and Royals. Go Kansas City!”

Q: What is your funniest real estate moment?

C: “The time I was hiding in the laundry room because the home owners had a dog that scared me.”

Q: If you could have a super power, what would it be any why?

C: “That’s an easy one: being able to fly.”

Q: What phrase do you live by and why?

C: “Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

Q: Who inspires you?

C: “My husband, kids and parents inspire me because of their unconditional love and knowing they have my back and I have theirs.”

Q: If you could meet anyone who would it be?

C: “ I would have lunch with my family and my favorite sports legends like Michael Jordan, George Brett and Joe Montana.”

If you have any more questions for Claudia, feel free to send them our way! Also, this story is part of our “Behind the ‘For Sale’ Sign” series, so be sure to keep a look out as we delve into the life of another member of the Edie Waters Team next week.

Thanks as always for stopping by, we appreciate you taking the time to read through our blog. If you ever have any questions, visit our contact page on this site, or head over to our main site EdieWaters.com.

– Alex Rash

816.699.6640

alex.rash0501@gmail.com

@alexandriarash