Fran Campbell Team Named Among "America's Best"

The Fran Campbell Team with RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks is among the 2,506 RE/MAX agents and teams featured in the 2017 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey. The agents included in the survey represent less than one percent of all real estate professionals in the United States.

“We are focused on giving our clients the best possible home buying or selling experience. We believe that to best serve our clients, it is important to treat their real estate needs as if they were our own. We will earn your trust as we work together towards a common goal. Whether you are selling your own home or searching for a new place to call your own, here at the Fran Campbell Team, we will work hard to make sure that you are completely satisfied. Our team has the knowledge, experience, and dedication that it takes to get the results you are looking for.” The REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey ranks participating agents in the United States based on residential transact…

Simple Tips for Hosting a Successful Open House

When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are many ways to get your home noticed: online advertisement, sharing the listing on social media, listing the property in newsletters and newspapers, and putting a "For Sale" sign in the yard are just a few ways. But what about getting people to actually visit your home? Well, hosting an open house is the perfect solution to make that happen! The Fran Campbell Team wants to share with you some simple tips for making the most of your open house.

Prepare a Property Description Sheet Having property information easily available in the form of a flyer can really help to peak interest and offer buyers answers to questions they may have pertaining to your home. This is an easy way to share all kinds of information with potential buyers. And since the property description covers all the essential information one would need to know about your property, you don't have to worry about forgetting a key piece of information - it&#…

Freshen Your Home with These Painting Tips

When considering selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one factor that comes to mind is all the work you have ahead of you to get the home in show-ready condition. And we don't want to scare you, but sprucing up your home before it starts to show can be a great help in getting it sold. But that doesn't mean you need to go all out on a complete remodel. Adding a fresh coat of paint can really help to spruce up any room in your home. So put away those home remodel magazines and grab a paintbrush instead! The Fran Campbell Team has some tips for you to make painting your home a breeze:

Line your paint tray with a plastic bag or aluminum foil. Some trays will fit nicely into a small garbage or grocery bag AND you'll never have to buy a new tray or wash one.Use bed raisers, 2x4 scraps or wooden blocks to raise your furniture and avoid painting the floor or surface.Have a small area that you don't want to paint? Cover the area with Vaseline  - works great for screws or hi…

4 Perks of Owning a Lakefront Property

If you've ever been on the fence about buying a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you should stop thinking about it and put in that offer! Besides the great quality of life the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer, there are so many other benefits to lake living that you may have not considered yet. The Fran Campbell Team wants to share 4 perks of investing in a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks - check it out!

1. Higher Level of Privacy A huge benefit of waterfront homes is that they offer a higher level of privacy. Rather than staring at the back of another home, you can enjoy watching boats pass by on the Lake or enjoy watching sunrises and sunsets. And since it's not really possible for developers to build on the Lake, you can rest assured that your view won't be compromised. Privacy is in short supply these days and you’ll have a tad more while living in a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Healthier Lifestyle Naturally, living near water also mea…

Top 10 Tips to Successful Home Buying

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can learn from the knowledge and skills of the Fran Campbell Team. Here are a few tips we'd like to share with you when buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks:

Tip #1: Research Is The Key To Discovery

Home sellers won't call you with an offer to buy a maintenance-free home with a wonderful mortgage. You have to find the gems yourself! Only by reading available materials, talking to friends and experts, and spending time looking at different homes, schools, and neighborhoods will you end up with your American dream. Avoid the nightmares by learning how best to buy and maintain a home.

Tip #2: Make A Plan And Get Pre-Qualified

Every important decision needs to be clearly thought out. Developing a home buying plan can help you focus on the …

4 Reasons to Stage Your Home

When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, staging is a very important part of getting the home sold. While it may seem like a lot of work, it generally pays off in the near future. It may seem like a better idea to empty your house because logic tells you that a buyer will be more apt to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks if they know they can more quickly move in. However, that's not exactly true. The Fran Campbell Team wants to share with you some reasons why staging your home is better than emptying it.

1. Gives a More Welcoming Feel Buyers are looking for a place to call home, and empty houses can seem cold and uninviting. Buying a house is as emotional as it is logical - it's important that you appeal to your buyers on a subconscious level by making the house seem warm and welcoming.

2. Creates Ideas for Use of Space Have you noticed how today's homes seem to have increasingly creative layouts? This is especially true at the Lake. When the home is empty, buyer…

7 Questions To Ask Before Buying A Home

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a big step financially, emotionally, and mentally. It's easy to get swept away in the excitement of it all, but it's important to do your best to remain grounded and approach the situation carefully and logically. Some first-time buyers may not realize this, but you have every right to ask pertinent questions about the home you're considering buying.

Here is a list of questions some people forget to ask before buying.

1. How Long As The Home Been On The Market?
As the buyer, the length of time the home has been for sale is valuable information. If the home has only been listed for a short time, you can infer that your offer will probably need to be very good in order for the seller to consider it. If the home has been listed for several months, however, the seller may be more impatient to sell and could possibly entertain slightly lower offers.

2. How Many Offers Have Been Made On The House?
Before you make an offer, it's impor…