Realtor Kirk Andersen had an eager buyer for a Kansas City house that had been on the market at 59th and Oak streets for only two days.
Somebody squeezed in an offer ahead of his client.
He had another buyer for a house at 97th Street and State Line Road that had been on the market for five days.
There, too, someone beat his client to the offer table.
Those actually aren’t tales of real estate woe. They’re signs that the area housing market is continuing its slow improvement from the depths of the recession.
New figures from the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors show there were 20 percent more home sales in August 2012 than August 2011.