6 Simple Hacks to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious!

Whether you've just purchased a new home or condo, or you're getting ready to list your Lake of the Ozarks real estate, there are tons of hacks to make any room in your home seem more spacious. Even if you have a small living space, with the right furnishings and staging, you can still make it look big. The Fran Campbell Team is here to help you improve the space in your home. This week, we're giving 6 simple hacks to make your home feel more spacious.

1. Reduce Furniture 
Sometimes this is easier said than done, but if you can reduce the amount of furniture in a small room, you should. If the room is already small, having non-essential furniture will only make your room look cluttered. Instead of having multiple pieces of furniture such as a love seat and side chair, stick with just a sofa. This will still give you the same amount of seating but will reduce the clutter.

2. Mount Your TV to the Wall 
If you have a flat screen TV, consider mounting it to the wall and getting …

Thinking About Buying Your Very First Home?

Buying your first home at the Lake of the Ozarks is exciting but we also understand that it can be a little nerve-racking. Typically when you do something for the first time, you'll have some questions and you may not understand the process fully - buying your first home is no different. That's why today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has some advice for the first-time home buyer!

Get Prequalified or Preapproved ASAP Most of us can't buy a house without getting a mortgage loan. The loan approval process is a winding journey all on its own; depending on your progress on that particular journey, you can either aid or hinder your home buying efforts. Before you begin seriously shopping for homes, we strongly recommend you talk to a lender and get prequalified or preapproved. This will be very helpful going forward!
Choose Location First You can change a lot of things about your new home after you buy it. You can repaint, remodel, and renovate anything you wan…

6 Perks of Homeownership You Could Be Missing by Renting

Oftentimes, people believe that for many reasons, renting is more affordable than owning a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. They're under the impression that it's a good idea to rent a home for a few years before taking the plunge into buying a home of their own. And for some, this may be what feels like their only option due to financial reasons. But for many, this mindset is simply something that's been conditioned due to lack of information given.

The truth is, while there are some benefits to renting for some people, renting comes with a unique set of challenges and disadvantages. All of which can be avoided by purchasing property outright. Fran Campbell Team is here to help educate you on the perks you could be missing out on when you choose renting versus owning your own home.

1. No Restrictions of Use
One of the best things about owning your own home, is that you can do what you want with the property without a landlord's consent. No more asking if you can paint o…

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Seller's Agent

A home purchase is arguably one of the biggest investments a person will make in their lifetime. When it comes time to sell this major investment, you want to find an agent who has your best interests in mind. The experienced Fran Campbell Team provides personalized service when it comes to selling our client’s homes. Below, our trusted real estate team in Osage Beach, MO has provided some questions a homeowner should ask their seller’s agent before they hire someone.

1. How much is my property worth? Why?
This is usually one of the first questions a seller will ask an agent. Homeowners want to know how much they can expect to get out of their property. Don’t forget to ask why or how they came up with the estimated property worth. Receiving information about the current market from an insider can be beneficial for selecting a pricing strategy your home.

2. What amount will I come away with?
Another popular question that is important to clarify upfront, is how much money to expect from t…

6 Summertime Home Staging Tips

As we settle into the summer season here at the Lake of the Ozarks, many families are visiting the Lake Area almost every weekend. Some of them may be looking to become permanent residents of our beautiful area. With so many people currently looking to buy Lake of the Ozarks homes, now is is a great time to list your house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Don't forget that your home needs special staging attention for summertime. After all, here at the Lake, we're selling the Lake living experience! If you're trying to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, don't forget these important staging tips.

Bring on the Bright Colors
Fall & winter color schemes are traditionally dark and subdued. When spring and summer hits, buyers are looking forward to warm weather and putting the need for warmth and coziness behind them. As you stage your home for the summer, try to cultivate a bright, cheery environment that will make buyers excited to see what's in store.


4 Reasons to Work with the Fran Campbell Team!

The process of buying or selling a home can be tricky and confusing, and the Fran Campbell Team understands that it requires a lot of knowledge about the local real estate market, contracts, escrow, appraisals, referrals and more. Experience counts when it comes to making the most of your budget or getting the most out of your money when buying or selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are 4 reasons why it's a smart move to use Fran Campbell Team for your next real estate transaction.

1. Local Expertise
Fran Campbell Johnson and team can inform you about local amenities, school districts, neighborhoods and activities. And our agents know the market - we know how much homes are selling for all around the lake area, we know what areas are highly desirable if you’re coming in from out of town, and we know which areas are up-and-coming. You can trust our agents to know the local inventory and know how to get the best price for a home or property.

2. Experience
Buying a home ca…

Check Out the Great Dam Duck Drop Next Month!

We're just over a month away from one of the Lake's favorite annual events - The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop! Be sure to make plans to come on out and support our wonderful Lake community at this awesome event that raises money for many fantastic local organizations. Get registered for the 'Quackiest' golf tournament of the year, or bring the family to enjoy the Family Fun Zone. Be sure to purchase your Duck Drop tickets before 11 AM on August 1st for your chance to win $5,000! This is one family-fun charity event you don't want to miss!

Celebrating its 12th year, the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will be better than ever in 2020! Here is the schedule of events:
8th Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament The golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 31st at the Golf Club at Deer Chase. The 8th Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament features quacky "twist" with crazy holes & fun obstacles placed around the course to test your game! 1:30…