Check out this page often, as for we will frequently be uploading videos with some fantastic real estate tips and info! We want you all to be educated and informed about what is happening in the area market so we have made it our goal to offer you more content to help make this happen!

Broker Break Episode 82: How Fast does your Home Sell in MHK?

How fast does your Home Sell in MHK? Check out this video to see what the average days on market and what the average list to selling price is for the Manhattan area–The results are astounding!

Are you interested in selling? Call us today to learn how our innovative marketing plan can help you sell quickly and for TOP DOLLAR!

Broker Break Episode 81: Welcome Ester to the Alliance Realty Team!

We are excited to have Ester Carpenter joining our Alliance Realty family! Check out this broker break to learn more about her and be sure to call her for your Real Estate needs!

Check out Ester’s podcast interview here!

Broker Break Episode 80: Protect your Home & Investment

Your home is one of the largest investments of your life so it is important to adequately protect it with homeowners insurance! Watch this short video about different insurance riders you can have on your policy so you don’t get stuck with thousands of dollars of repairs when something big happens to a sewer line, frozen pipes, etc.

Need a good insurance agent? We work with several trusted advisors and would love to connect you!

Broker Break Episode 79: Pros vs. Cons of Buying a home right Now!

Have you considered purchasing a home right now? Our agents at Alliance Realty want to set you up for SUCCESS! Watch this video and give us a call to start your home search today.

Broker Break Episode 78: MARKET MADNESS

If you’re curious about the market in MHK and surrounding communities, you’ll want to check this out! 

Broker Break Episode 78: THURSTON FLIP

Check out this charming centrally located MHK home. It will be remodeled top to bottom over the coming months! Stay tuned for updates and to see the finished project!

Broker Break Episode 77: SELLERS MARKET!!

Typically in Manhattan and the surrounding areas we see a fairly balanced market for both sellers and buyers. Currently though, it is a strong sellers market and homes are selling quickly and for top dollar. If you are interested in selling your home we are eager to talk to you about how we might be able to net you more money!

Broker Break Episode 76: Getting your Home Ready to Sell

Thinking about selling your home but want to know what you can do to get top dollar for it? We frequently make recommendations to our sellers on small improvements they can make before listing to ensure that your home looks the best possible for buyers coming through it! Even if you aren’t planning to list for 3 months, 6 moths, or a year–our team is more than happy to give you a complimentary consultation on how to get top dollar for your home.

Broker Break Episode 75: Year End Market Update

Check out this latest broker break to see what is happening in the market as we finish out 2020. It has been an unusually busy 4th quarter, with no signs of slowing down as we approach the New Year. If you are considering buying or selling in 2021 we would love to have a complimentary consultation with you!

Broker Break Episode 74: Help us Fill Santa’s Sleigh

It is our 5th year of teaming up with TFI family services to collect Christmas gifts for 29 MHK area foster kids. Help us give back to those in need this holiday season by Filling Santa’s Sleigh with toys! Check out this video for more details!

Broker Break Episode 73: Is the market a buyer or sellers market?

We are on the home stretch of 2020! One question we frequently get from clients is: “Is the market a buyer or sellers market?”. Check out this broker break for a quarter 4 market update.

Broker Break Episode 72: Annual Holiday Food Drive

ONE DAY LEFT!! Come support our Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Drop off your donation at our office (1135 Westport Dr.) or contact your favorite Alliance agent to pick it up.

Broker Break Episode 71: Why Realtors Suck

In a consumer report survey, 74% of homeowners said their Realtor never contacted them again after they closed on their home. Check out this Broker Break to see how we strive to have a relationship and keep in touch with our clients even after we close the transaction!

Broker Break Episode 70: New Agent Highlight w/ Kristin Phillips

We are excited to have a local MHK townie as our newest addition to the Alliance Realty family. Check out this broker break to “meet” Kristin and check out how Pizza brought her family to Manhattan when she was 10 years old. We even challenge her pizza taste test skills!

Broker Break Episode 69: MHK Market Numbers

Curious how 2020 compares to 2019 with everything going on in the world? Check out this Broker Break to see how the market is actually performing better so far this year!

Broker Break Episode 68: 207 N. 14th St, Part 3

Here is the third and final part of our 207 N. 14th Series. Today we tour the basement and the carriage house! Be sure to check it out and call Becca Strom 785-477-0456 or David Meusborn 913-205-3579 for an in-person tour of this historical home!

Broker Break Episode 67: 207 N. 14th St, Part 2

Part 2 of our 3 part series on 207 N. 14th St. Check out this latest Broker Break as we walk through and dive deeper into what makes this home so unique for the time period that it was built! This historical home is currently set up for an investment property or would make a great restoration project.

Broker Break Episode 66: 207 N. 14th St, Part 1

Celebrating it’s 100th birthday this year, the Carl Butler House was designed by notable Architect H.B. Winter. This home is filled with rich history that we want to share with you over a 3 part mini series. Check it out and stay tuned for the nest episode!

Broker Break Episode 65: New Castle Flip

Dave Meusborn does it again and brings us this fabulous flip house in the Candlewood neighborhood! Check it out!

Broker Break Episode 64: Shop Local!

Now is the time to ban together and make sure we are all doing our part to preserve local business. Check out this short video and join the Alliance Team in shopping local!

Broker Break Episode 63: How is COVID-19 affecting MHK Real Estate Market?

How is COVID-19 affecting the real estate market? This is a question that Realtors have been getting daily right now. Check out this broker break for an MHK market update on the COVID-19 impacts!

Broker Break Episode 62: Interest Rates

It is no secret that interest rates are CRAZY low right now. Check out this Broker Break for a breakdown on how much money you could save right now by purchasing a home or refinancing!

Broker Break Episode 61: March Madness Party

Mark your calendars and come join us on March 19th for our 2nd annual March Madness party! We will be at the Blue Moose Antler Room from 11AM-11PM for some food, drinks, and basketball!

Broker Break Episode 60: Hot Ones w/ Sean Smith

We did our own mini version of the new “Hot Ones” game show with Sean Smith! He was a trooper and you definitely have to watch until the end!

Broker Break Episode 59: Should you sell your home now? or Later?

Thinking about selling your home this spring? Should you list it now or should you list it later? If you find yourself asking these questions, give us a call and we can help with that! Our buyers are ready to purchase but need inventory right now.

Broker Break Episode 58: Shelle Rd. Remodel

Check out this awesome remodel project one of our clients under went with their new home!

Broker Break Episode 57: Becca Strom is BACK in MHK!!

She missed us so much that she couldn’t stay away….Becca Strom is BACK IN MHK and we couldn’t be more excited!

Broker Break Episode 56: How Fast do Homes Sell in MHK?

How fast do homes sell in MHK? Being priced right to begin with is imperative to having your home sell quickly and for top dollar. Check out the latest broker break to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 55: Fill Santa’s Sleigh for Foster Kids

ONE WEEK! We are gearing up this week for our favorite event of the year–Fill Santa’s Sleigh for Foster Kids. Join us this coming Sunday from 3:00-5:00 at 1125 Westport Dr. as we collect gifts for foster kids and offer FREE photos with Santa!

Broker Break Episode 54: Farm Bureau offers Affordable Family Health Plans

It’s no secret that health insurance affordability is constantly a hot topic in the media. We recently connected with Farm Bureau insurance agent, Greg Hoyt, about a new product they have available and we want to share this secret with you to save you and your family some moolah. Check out this video and call Greg Hoyt at 785.537.0339 to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 53: Final project @ The Avalon

Way, Way back in episode 37 we walked through an old, run down building called the Avalon. Owner Tyler Holloman has since restored this building into a beautiful and historic gem and we are excited to show you the final product. Check it out!

Broker Break Episode 52: New Castle Flip House Pt. 1

Check out Trails End Properties’ latest flip project! We are excited to show you the before and after of this awesome project. Stay tuned to see the final masterpiece!

Broker Break Episode 51: A Glimpse of Motherhood

Back in January, Stephanie and Bradley Harrison welcomed a beautiful baby boy into this world and we have loved watching him grow so far. Check out this short video to meet Victor and for a glimpse into how Stephanie’s life has since changed from her being a full time agent to becoming a full time Mom.

Broker Break Episode 50: Special Edition for the BIG 5-0

We know we have been a bit quiet for a while….but we are excited to bring you something fun for the BIG 5-0! We present you with Broker Break Episode 50!!

Broker Break Episode 49: Help us Stuff the Bus

Come out and join us tomorrow, Saturday, July 13th from 10:00-3:00 at the MHK Walmart and Help us Stuff the Bus for USD 383 students in need. As always, we appreciate your support to help this community be a better place!

Broker Break Episode 48: Finished Product @ Derek & Cory’s

Check out the final product of Derek and Cory’s house on 14th St. We love all of the finishes and how everything came together!

Broker Break Episode 47: 1725 Poyntz Ave.

Old homes are known to have tons of charm and character and we wanted to highlight one of our newest listings at 1725 Poyntz Ave. with our latest broker break. Check it out!

Broker Break Episode 46: Treesmill Flip Project

Check out this flip house at 3441 Treesmill Dr. This kitchen is GORGEOUS and you will definitely want to see it! Shopping for a home like this? Call Dave @ 913.205.3579 before this one hits the market!

Broker Break Episode 45: Blaker Flip Part 3

See the finished flip project at 2124 Blaker! Looking for a completely remodeled home under $120k? Give us a call!

Broker Break Episode 44: FREE Home Buyer Seminar

FREE Home Buyer Seminar!!!

When: April 30th from 6:30-8 pm
Where: Manhattan Public Library Auditorium
629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502

Please join us and bring your questions. See you there!

Broker Break Episode 43: How does gutting your home affect every day life? (Part 3)

Check out part 3 of Derek and Cory’s house remodel. The vision is starting to come to life!

Broker Break Episode 42: How does gutting your home affect every day life? (Part 2)

Check out Part 2 of our mini series of what it’s like to live your home while remodeling it. Stay tuned to see the finished project!

Broker Break Episode 41: How does gutting your home affect every day life? (Part 1)

Have you ever tried to live in your home during an extensive home project? Check out our latest broker break to see what it’s like to live in your home while remodeling it and stay tuned for more episodes to watch this project from start to finish!

Broker Break Episode 40: The Alliance Family

Check out the latest broker break to see what the Alliance family is all about! We are excited what this year has in store for us.


Broker Break Episode 39: Commercial Branch Launch

We are excited to launch a commercial branch of our brokerage so that we are able to give our clients the best service possible. Check out the latest broker break to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 38: Blaker Flip Part 2

Check out this latest broker break to see the progress of the Blaker Flip Project we had previously posted about!

Broker Break Episode 37: The Avalon

Check out the latest broker break to see the vision behind the restoration of this historical property known to many as “The Avalon”! We can’t wait to see the end product–stay tuned as we provide various updates as Tyler and his team work on this new project!

Broker Break Episode 36: Agent Highlight with Angela Durtschi

We want to introduce you to the newest member of our team, Angela Durtschi! Check out this latest broker break to learn more about her and her talents. Buy or sell a home with her and maybe she will bake for you…we give her recipes our seal of approval!

Broker Break Episode 35: Blaker Flip Part 1

Check out the latest Broker Break for a behind the scenes look at a local flip project that is currently underway by two of our very own, Stephanie Harrison & Keith Eyestone.

P.S. Anyone else think that Steph could pass as Joanna Gaines?

Broker Break Episode 34: Fill Santa’s Sleigh for Foster Kids

Come one, come all and join us at The Fellow (1125 Westport Dr.) on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 3:00-5:00 for Free Photos with Santa, hot coco, treats, and kids crafts! Please bring an unwrapped gift to donate to local foster kids so that we can help give them the best Christmas we can this year! This event is open to the public!

Broker Break Episode 33: What does it take to flip a home? (part 1 of 3)

We’ve all seen Chip & Joanna Gaines on HGTV transform numerous old, rundown homes into works of art. But what sweat, labor, and resources does it really take to be able to accomplish something like that? Watch our latest Broker Break which is part 1 of a 3 part series we are going to do about transforming this home into a beautiful masterpiece! If you have thought about wanting to flip a home yourself, contact an Alliance agent today!

We have included photos of the floorplan for this home below, to give you a better idea of what this home will become. Stay tuned to follow the rest of our story!

Broker Break Episode 32: Agent Highlight w/ Josh Wildin

Realtor, waterfowler, musician, father…we present to you Joshua Wildin! Watch this latest broker break to learn more about Josh and see what it takes to be an outdoorsman.

Broker Break Episode 31: Why being a “For Sale by Owner”

As Realtors, we get why some people sometimes try to sell their homes by themseleves first, before coming to the pros. However, selling your home by yourself might not actually save you money in the long run! Check out the latest broker break to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 30: Special Edition with Greg Shosa

The man, the myth, the legend, the brains behind Alliance Realty marketing–we present to you Greg Shosa, owner/partner of Alliance Realty. Watch this short clip to learn more about one of our owners and see if he can pass the MENSA test!

Broker Break Episode 29: How many homes don’t sell in Manhattan?

Have you ever drove by that house that seems like it has had a “For Sale” sign in the yard for what seems like forever? We don’t want that to be your home! Check out the latest broker break and find out how we can help you avoid being that home.

Broker Break Episode 28: Rental Market

With students getting ready to come back soon and an abundance of “For Rent” signs still being in yards, the health of the rental market has been a huge concern we frequently get asked about. Check out this video to get our take on whats happening in the rental market!


Broker Break Episode 27: What to look for in a good Realtor?

If you are shopping for a home or looking to sell, it is important to choose the right Realtor. Check out this short clip to see what to look for to be sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck!

Broker Break Episode 26: How to Become a Realtor

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Realtor? Check out this short clip to find out what it takes and reach out to us if you would like to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 25: Tax Value vs. Market Value

Have you ever wondered if your home is really worth what the city values it at for taxes? Check out this broker break to learn more! Want to know what your home is actually worth? Call an Alliance agent today @ 785.320.2828 for a FREE real estate review!

Broker Break Episode 24: Timber & Stone Architects

We have found that sometimes it can be hard to visualize potential in a property. Luckily, we have teamed up with Timber & Stone Architects to try to help buyers or current homeowners be able to get an idea of what a home could be. Learn more by watching this short clip or by contacting an Alliance agent today.

Broker Break Episode 23: Agent Highlight with Megan Plattner

We were excited to welcome a very special, four-legged guest to our office to film our latest Broker Break. Check out this short clip to meet the adorable Miley and her dog mom, Megan!

Broker Break Episode 22: Market Update

The weather has been hot and so has the market. Check out this broker break for the latest real estate market update.

Broker Break Episode 21: Agent Highlight with Jeff Zerr

When he’s not selling real estate, you can find him working on his mad free throw game. Check out the latest broker break as we sat down with Jeff Zerr!

Broker Break Episode 20: PMI

In many real estate transactions, buyers are unable to put 20% down at the time of purchase which results in a PMI payment….but what is PMI and why do lenders require it? Check out the latest broker break to learn more!

Broker Break Episode 19: Why Call a Realtor to Buy a Home?

Check out this short clip on the benefits of using a Realtor when buying a home…the best part is, it’s FREE! Give us a call if you are looking to buy a new home!

Broker Break Episode 18: Agent Highlight with Shelby

She’s a world champion, horses are her best friends, and she has more belt buckles than most people have shoes…check out the latest Broker Break and learn more about Shelby Hutchinson!

Broker Break Episode 17: Tax Break Effects on Real Estate

We know you all are just as excited about the new tax breaks as we are! But how could these affect the real estate market? Check out this short clip and learn why you might want to consider buying now rather than later!


Broker Break Episode 16: Agent Highlight with Dave Meusborn

Ever wondered what being a real estate agent looks like from a child’s perspective? We sat down with the Meusborn clan and interviewed the kid’s on what exactly their dad does for a living…Check it out!

Broker Break Episode 15: Agent Highlight with Scott Seel

He makes a mean chili and he’s the go-to guy to reach things in high places…oh, and he sells a few homes here and there too! Check out this short clip starring MHK’s Tallest Realtor, Scott Seel.

Disclaimer: We apologize in advance for the audio quality and interference of the music in the background, but its still worth the watch!

Broker Break Episode 14: Investing in Real Estate

Have you ever wondered what the benefits of investing your money into real estate might be? Check out this broker break to see why you might want to consider purchasing an investment property in MHK.

Broker Break Episode 13: Agent Highlight with Stephanie St.  Peter

We present to you the Spiciest Realtor in MHK–Stephanie St. Peter! Watch this short clip to see if her golf game is as good as her real estate game…we think she better stick to selling homes.

Broker Break Episode 12 – Flipping Homes

Ever thought about flipping a home in Manhattan, KS? We love HGTV’s show Flip or Flop just as much as you all do, but moral of the story is that sometimes it’s just not always that glamorous. Check out this video to help you weigh out some of the pros and cons of committing to a flip project!

Broker Break Episode 10 – Agent Highlight with Darcy Ferguson

What does it take to be a professional stick horse rider and a seasoned Real Estate Agent at the same time? Check out this video with Darcy Ferguson as she breaks it down to a science for you!

Broker Break Episode 9 – Should I use Zillow?

Everyone uses or at least has heard of Zillow. When searching for homes it is one of the most popular ways to do so. What about pricing your home? Is Zillow the best way to find the current market value of your home? Check out this episode to find out!

Broker Break Episode 8 – Agent Highlight with Sean Smith

What kind of dedication, endurance, strength and style does it take to win a prestigious award in real estate? We ask Alliance Realty agent Sean Smith for advice and insight on the matter.

Broker Break Episode 7: How fast do homes sell in the Manhattan market?

What factors can add or minimize your days on market? Each situation is different but keeping these basic principles in mind will help you have a clearer understanding when getting ready to sell.

Broker Break Episode 6: Agent Highlight with Tray Schmidt

In Episode 6 we interview another agent that works at Alliance Realty. Tray Schmidt! We sit down with Tray and discuss why he got into real estate and his 5 year old wake boarding son!

Broker Break Episode 4: Agent Highlight with Becca Strom

Broker Break is a great way to for us to offer you some great real estate advice. We love our agents here at Alliance Realty and value their knowledge. This week, we sat down with the wonderful Becca Strom to get some great real estate insight! Check out this video and see what Becca has to say.

Broker Break Episode 3: Special Taxes

What are special taxes you ask? Special taxes are added to some property taxes, typically for a newer construction home, to help pay for things such as streets, sewer, and water. We know that new, “cream puff” homes as we like to call them, are highly desirable among some buyers. However, the special taxes that come along with that home can definitely put a dent in your wallet and make your monthly payment more than expected. Check out this video to educate yourself on the pros and cons of buying a home with special taxes verses buying a home with no special taxes.

Broker Break Episode 2: Home prices needed in the Manhattan Market

Manhattan is a unique market compared to the rest of Kansas. With the average price of homes around $215,000 it can be a bit of a shock to families that move here. The beginning of the year is a great time to start the process of selling your home. In this episode we discuss inventory and what is needed this time of year.

Broker Break Episode 1: Tips and Advice on Real Estate Related Topics

Follow the Broker Break series to stay up to date on current market trends, questions related to the buying and selling process, and really anything real estate related!