Buying & Selling
Buying Guide for First Timers
There are several things a first timer buyer should watch out for including radon and lead based paint.  Please check out the links below.

Lead Based Paint
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Real Estate Terms


There are several very cost effective ways in Kansas City to advertise your rentals including:

The Call
1715 E. 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone:  816-842-3804
Fax:  816-842-4420

Craig’s List

The Pitch
1701 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone:  816-561-6061
Fax:  816-756-0502

Thrifty Nickel
12103 East 43rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64133
Phone: 816-356-8790
Fax: 816-356-0621

Section 8
Section 8 is a federally funded program that provides rental assistance to low income families. Section 8 is a great program for investors. Not only are the rents higher than market rents but, there are many safeguards in place to protect your investment and your return that include:

    • If you are purchasing an investment property that has passed the rigorous Section 8 inspection you know that the property is in excellent condition.
    • If a tenant on the Section 8 program fails to meet their obligations they risk losing their assistance. These families cannot afford to lose this assistance so, the majority of tenants comply with the rules. Tenant responsibilities include: complying with the lease and program requirements, paying their portion of the rent, and keeping their rental unit in good condition.
    • Section 8 does an annual inspection on each property which helps you protect your investment.

You can click here to read the Section 8 Owner Packet and go to to learn more about the Section 8 program in Kansas City.

Attorney Genral Chris Koster
Please click here to read “Missouri’s Landlord-Tenant Law:  The rights & responsibilities of landlords & tenants” from Attorney General Chris Koster.

7th Judicial Circuit Court of Clay County MO

16th Circuit Court of Jackson County MO

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

The Landlord Protection Agency