4 Tips For a Successful Move!

If you are getting ready to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks you are probably getting excited about living in a new place to call home. One thing you
are probably not so excited about is the dreaded moving day. Moving all of your belongings is quite a job but there are several things you can do to make it a little easier. Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have four tips to consider for your next big move!

#1 List EVERYTHING Keep a list of everything you put into any given box. Once it's full and the box has been labeled, mark which label your new list corresponds to (using letters or numbers work well) and file it away for safekeeping. This way, you'll be able to remember where you put your silverware without having to dig through every single box!
#2 Label EVERYTHING Even the things you don't think you will need to. Don't seal any boxes, bags, or crates without first labeling their contents. Some people even opt to color coordinate their box…

Get Your Home Ready to List!

As soon as you decide to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks it's time to get your home in tip-top shape so when potential buyers tour your home they are ready to close the deal. There is just something about a well-manicured home that appeals to buyers. Not sure where to start to get your home model ready? Here are 4 tips to get your home looking it's very best so it's ready to be put on the market!

Fresh Look and Smell  A home that does not feel fresh or smell clean will turn your potential buyer off immediately. You do not want your buyer's first impression to be a foul odor because it is, there is a good chance your home has just been marked off their list. Buyers sense of smell is directly tied to the "emotion" they feel towards the home and can determine whether they feel the home is clean, cozy and warm. You want to make sure to clean your floors and carpets, touch up or repaint walls if necessary, and make sure your appliances are clean. Buyers w…

Reasons to Buy & Sell During the Holidays

Many people assume that buying or selling real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks during the holidays is next to impossible. While Spring and Summer is certainly a more popular time for real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks, if you are ready to buy or sell a home, you don't have to wait until Spring to start shopping or listing your home. The Fran Campbell Team has actually had large success selling homes during the holidays. Here are a few great reasons you should consider buying or listing your home even though it's the holiday season.

Buyers Never Stop Looking You may have been told that the real estate market comes to a standstill during the holidays or in the winter, but we're here to tell you, that's not the case. The Lake of the Ozarks real estate market thrives year-round, and that does include the holiday season. Serious buyers never stop looking, and a serious seller will keep their home or property on the market all year long. The holidays bring out the buyers…

Benefits of Owning a Vacation Home!

It's no secret that the Lake of the Ozarks is a hot spot for 2nd home living in Missouri. People from all over Missouri, surrounding states, and the mid-west have invested in vacation property at the Lake of the Ozarks. With all of the existing vacation homes, have you ever wondered why so many people choose to purchase a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together a few reasons buying a vacation home may be a great fit for you and your family.

You Can Rent Out The Property For Extra Income If you aren't planning to visit the Lake as much yourself, you don't have to let your home sit empty. By renting out your property weekend visitors, you can earn a little extra income and enjoy knowing that you've played a part in helping someone else make great memories. If you don't plan to visit your second home for an extended amount of time, you can also consider long-term lease options as well. In many …

Cold Weather Home Improvement Projects

The weather is getting colder and it seems like this year winter may be coming sooner than usual. Just becasue the weather is getting colder doesn't mean that you can't complete any home improvement projects. You may not be able to focus on the exterior while the weather is cold but there are still plenty of home improvement projects to keep you busy during the colder months. Consider completing these indoor home improvement projects this fall and winter!

1) Interior Painting  Nothing freshens up the home more than a new pop of interior paint! This activity is perfect for the winter and it is perfect for every DIY-er. This is a great way to get rid of the cold weather blues and to keep up with your home improvement to-do-list.
2)Upgrade your Flooring  This is another perfect winter time project that is not subject to temperature restraints. Whether you are just looking for a style upgrade or your current flooring is showing wear and tear, this is an easy short-term project tha…

3 Steps to Selling Your Home

Are you thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks home? Selling your home takes time, patience, but most importantly a plan. Your home isn't going to sell itself, and that's where we come in! With a great real estate agent by your side, selling your home doesn't have to be hard. Find out how Fran Campbell Team can work with you to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in three easy steps.

Step 1: List Your Home The first step to selling your Lake home is getting it ready to list and show. Here are a few suggestions for getting your home ready to list and sell.

Make Any Necessary Repairs. If you never got around to fixing that leaky faucet or repairing that crack in the ceiling, now is the time to do so. Homes in need of repairs generally take longer to sell - and they ultimately usually sell for less - than their well-maintained counterparts.

Consider A Few Upgrades. You will rarely find a buyer who will settle for a new home that is not as nice as their previous one…

Childproofing Your Home

Whether you are an expecting parent, or you are buying a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks, providing a safe environment for your children is important. When you move into a new home with little ones, you have to start the childproofing all over again. Once you get settled in, it's time to get to work and start childproofing. You won't want to put this task on the back burner. If you are new to childproofing or you're not sure where to start, consider these steps from The Fran Campbell Team!

Electrical Outlets At best, electric shocks are unpleasant - at worst, they're dangerous. Block electrical outlets in your home from small fingers with plugs, electrical tapes, or safety latches.
Stairs and Cluttered Rooms There's a reason baby gates are so popular. These gates can help prevent your child from stumbling up or down a flight of stairs. They can also keep children from entering a room with too many hazards guard against, such as a workshop or sewing room.
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