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Safety Tips for Home Showings

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When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the concerns we hear from the homeowner is about the safety of their home during showings. Having a stranger walk through your home can make some feel uneasy, but here at the Fran Campbell Team, we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your home. In today's blog, we have a few safety tips to consider for showing your Lake of the Ozarks home.


Depersonalize Your Home Depersonalizing your home is actually essential for two reasons: 1. to allow buyers to envision themselves in your home, and 2. to protect your family's safety. If you've got tons of photos of your family up on the walls and in every nook and cranny in your home, buyers may easily become distracted by this and have a hard time picturing building their life in your space. On the safety side of this, part of effectively marketing your home is to market it online. Once your agent puts your listing up on the MLS, your home becomes visible across hundreds …

4 Fun Holiday Themed Games for the Kids

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Christmas is almost here! Soon the kids will be on break and the holiday festivities will begin. A fun way to keep the kids entertained during their break or at a family gathering is to have some fun games prepared for them to play. Holiday games don't have to be overly extravagant but having a few prepared can be a lot of fun and a joyful memory to be cherished for years to come. Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few fun games to enjoy over the holidays.


Candy Cane Search Have you ever played "Hide the Thimble"? Put a Christmas twist on this classic children's game by using a candy cane instead. All you have to do is take turns hiding the candy cane around the house or one specified room and seeing who can find it first. For older children, use a miniature candy cane.
Pin the Nose on Rudolph This one requires a little extra preparation ahead of time, but it's fairly easy. All you need is a bulletin board, construction paper, scissors, thu…

Host a Great House Warming Party with These Tips!

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Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks for the first time is an exciting accomplishment. Once you get settled in, a fun way to show of your new home is by hosting a house warming party! After you move into a new home, many of your family members and friends are excited for you and ready to see your new home. Throwing a house warming party is a great way to show off your new Lake of the Ozarks home to a large group of people all at one time. Read on to get a few tips for throwing a house warming party from the Fran Campbell Team.


Invite, Invite, Invite!
If you're looking to show off your new home to family and friends, creating an invite on social media can save you some time. If, however, you're looking to get to know the neighbors, a personal or printed invitation is the best option since your new neighbors are probably not on your friends list yet. Adding a simple personalized message on your invites such as “Hope to see you there!” will increase your chances of a higher tur…

Should You List Your Home During the Holidays?

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With the holiday season well on its way, we get asked a lot if now is a good time of year to list a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone, but that doesn't mean that you have to put selling your home on hold. In fact, there are several advantages to listing your home during the holidays, and today the Fran Campbell Team is going to tell you why! Find out the "pros" of listing your home this holiday season below!


You'll Likely Attract Serious Buyers  If a buyer is looking during the Holiday, they're probably a SERIOUS buyer. Perhaps they are buying a home for tax reasons or are relocating to start a new job in the new year. Maybe they’ve been looking for months and just haven’t found that perfect home yet. Whatever their reason, make it easy for these folks to get a good look at your home by staying flexible with your showing times and be open to negotiating contract terms that work with their schedules.
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11 Things That Could Happen When You List Your Home With Fran Campbell Team

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For the homeowner selling your home is many things wrapped in one, it’s a financial endeavor, legal transaction, at times an emotional undertaking (whether joyous or wearisome), and sometimes a daunting logistical task. All of this is why you need a team of experienced Real Estate professionals to guide you through the process! Before listing your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we often get a lot of questions about the selling process and what to expect. Today, the Fran Campbell Team would like to share with you 11 things that could happen during the course of your listing.


1. Not a thing.   It could be sold without any problems. This is the best outcome and this happens frequently.
2. The market could change. During the past few years, the market has changed and remains somewhat unstable today. If we do not get the market response to your property in the first 30 days, we will need to address this market condition.
3. You can expect low offers. In today’s real estate environm…

Veterans Day Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

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This Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Here at theFran Campbell Team, we believe that taking the time to honor our Veterans for their selfless acts of service and patriotism is important. There are several events happening around the Lake Area to celebrate and honor our Veterans. Read on to find out more about the local Veterans Day events around the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo Credit: Funlake.com  Veterans Day Parade  November 9th, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Honor a local Veteran by attending Osage Beach's Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Veterans Day parade begins at Osage Beach City Hall and ends at the Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517. There will be free hot dogs and chili at the Elk's Lodge.
Attend a Veterans Day Ceremony at a Local School Many of the area schools will have a Veterans Day Ceremony on Veterans Day. If you don't know many Veterans, attending one of the local school Veterans Day Ceremonies is a great way to show your support for our Veterans. Contact yo…

6 Moving Tips

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When you decide to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to keep moving top of mind. As soon as your home is on the market, you never know just how quickly your home will sell. When you hire the Fran Campbell Team to help sell your home, we work hard to get your home sold as quickly as possible. We recommend starting the moving process as quickly as possible. Not sure where to start? Get a few moving tips from the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks!


#1 Consider Renting a Storage Unit  It's not a bad idea to rent a storage unit while your home is on the market. This will help you jump-start the packing process before your home sells. Not only will this help you get a head start on packing, but it will also free your home of unnecessary clutter. Removing clutter is one of the top tips for staging your home. Get rid of non-essentials and excess furniture when you list your home so your home is always ready to show.  #2 Sell Unused Items  One of the best…