4 Reasons To Choose the Fran Campbell Team to Represent Your Real Estate Transaction!

The process of buying or selling a home is an intricate one, 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 and here are some 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 can …

5 Kitchen Upgrades to Add Value to Your Home

The kitchen is the heart of every home. It's where friends and family tend to gather the most frequently, where you prepare food for your family and guests, where your children grow up, and where you'll make memories to last a lifetime. If you are trying to sell your house at the Lake of the Ozarks, staging your kitchen to make it immaculately clean and uncluttered is absolutely essential. You may also want to consider upgrading a few things to make it more appealing to the modern buyer.

Even if you aren't planning on selling your home in the near future, adding a few upgrades to your kitchen may make it easier to sell when the time comes - and you will get to enjoy the added benefits in the meantime. If you are looking for ways to improve the kitchen in your Lake of the Ozarks home, Fran Campbell Team is here to help. Check out these ways to add interest to (and potentially increase the value of) your property by upgrading your kitchen.

1. Backsplash
Tile backsplash is all…

Home Safety When Listing Your Home For Sale

When considering selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one concern that many homeowners have is how safe their home will be during showings. We understand that having strangers walk through your home can be a scary feeling. As experienced real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, we take every precaution we can to ensure the safety and security of our clients and their homes. But as an added measure of security, here are some tips on home safety when listing your home for sale.

Discuss Showing Procedures with Your Agent
When you're selling your home and working with a professional real estate agent, they should have showing procedures in place to ensure the safety and security of your home and family. Typically, your agent will put a lock box on your home's entryway for other licensed agents to be able to gain access to your home. This is a secure method because it provides the agent with a list of every agent who accesses that particular lock box, the date and time the…

What You Should Be Asking Your Lender Before Committing to a Mortgage Loan

When buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are several factors to take into consideration. One of the things is your mortgage. With all of the lending opportunities available, it's easy to become overwhelmed and just go with the first choice without even asking questions about your mortgage payment responsibilities. That's why the Fran Campbell Team has come up with a list of questions that you should be asking your lender before signing off on a mortgage commitment. Take a look:

1. What is the interest rate?
The first thing you should ask your lender for is a direct interest rate quote, as well as the corresponding annual percentage rate for the loan. The interest rate, along with your mortgage balance and loan term will determine your real monthly payment. A loan with a smaller balance or lower interest rate will make for smaller monthly payments. If you're not sure about the interest rate your lender has quoted you, don't hesitate to shop around with other m…

Home Appraisal: Pricing Your Home for Sale

"How much is my home worth?" This pressing question weighs heavily on the minds of anyone who is thinking about selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks. The truth is that ultimately, your home is worth however much someone is willing to pay for it. That being said, having an idea of its official appraisal value can help significantly when it comes to pricing your home and negotiating with potential buyers.

What Is The Home Appraisal?

At some point during the home buying process, the buyer will be responsible for ordering a home appraisal. This is the official process wherein a professional appraiser evaluates several different factors to determine the home's current market value. The number they come up with will be important to all involved parties:
The buyer will probably not want to pay more for the property than the appraisal amount (unless they are engaged in a bidding war with another buyer).The seller will likely not want to sell the home for a price that is drast…

Why Staging Your Empty Home is Worth Your Time

There are any number of reasons why you might decide to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. While you might still be living in your home while it's on the market, other situations may require you to move out before you have found an interested buyer. In these cases, you may discover that you're attempting to sell an empty home. While this is certainly possible, you may discover that you have a harder time finding interested buyers when your home is empty. Here are a few reasons why you might be better off staging your empty home.

Empty Homes Aren't As Inviting
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.

A Staged Home Gives Buyers Inspiration
Have you noticed how today's homes seem to have increasingly creative layouts? This is especially true at the La…

Easy Home Improvements to Tackle this Winter

Just because the weather is cold outside doesn't mean you need to put away the tool belt. Although exterior/outdoor improvements have been put on hold, there are still several interior projects that you can tackle during the cold months. Here are some interior home improvement projects that can help you get your home sold to consider tackling this winter.

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 winter-blues and to keep up with your home improvement to-do-list.

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 that you can do yourself or hire a professional to complete the project.

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