Improving Your Home's Value One Space at a Time: The Dining Room

Last week, we gave tips on how to improve the value of your home in your kitchen. This week we're focusing on an extension of the kitchen: the dining room. While many families feel like they're just too busy to actually sit down and have a nice family dinner around the table every single night, it's still the one place that everyone gathers for special occasions, such as holidays and birthdays. Since the dining room is used more for special occasions these days, and less for everyday use, you really want this room to make a statement that stands the test of time and is suitable for all occasions and seasons. Here are some tips from the Fran Campbell Team for improving your home's value in the dining room.

Choose the Right Paint Color
Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos. Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors (particularly in shades of blue and pale gray) not only make a home feel larger, but also…

Improving Your Home's Value One Space at a Time: The Kitchen

There's no doubt that you and your family have extremely busy schedules. Between work, school, ball practices, meetings, and other extra curricular and family activities, you're probably not home a whole lot. But when you are home, what room in your house are you certain to spend time in? The kitchen. Regardless of the hectic day your family has had, you still have to eat - making the kitchen quite possibly one the most important rooms in your home. It's safe to assume that for interested buyers, the kitchen is just as important to them as it is for you. So, in this week's blog, the Fran Campbell Team offers some super simple solutions for improving your home's value through the kitchen.

Illuminate the Room
Well-positioned and proper lighting in the kitchen is not only important so you can see what you’re doing, but because it also serves to set a warm and welcoming mood. Lighting is a critical element for the kitchen because it affects functionality and can have a …

Improving Your Home's Value One Space at a Time: Landscaping

We've said it time and again: your home's exterior is the first impression potential home buyers get when shopping homes. So it's important to start here. A home with a gorgeous yard isn't just easy on the eyes. Studies have shown that homes with well-landscaped yards sell for up to ten percent more! So why aren't you paying more attention to yours? In this week's blog, the Fran Campbell Team offers some super simple solutions for improving your home's value through its landscaping.

Stage the Entryway
The main focal point of your home's exterior is typically the entryway. Stage this area to tie in with the season. So for Summer, use brightly colored potted plants, vibrant cushion covers on your porch swing, and bright lighting. Touch up the paint on your door jambs, railings and window panes to make your entryway seem brighter and more inviting.

Prune the Bushes and Trees
Regardless of the season, it's a good idea to tackle any overlooked pruning chor…

Helpful Tips for Purchasing Investment Property

Have you considered purchasing rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks? In addition to seeing gains from property value appreciation, rental income can provide a monthly cash flow. Rental properties can be great investments, and the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you find that perfect property. Follow these steps and start enjoying your rental property as well as pocketing some monetary gains as soon as possible.

Evaluate Your Options
As you look at properties, consider your options - you'll have many! From location and style of building, to how you plan to use the property personally. We want you to be happy with your decision. Buying a property in a good location is one of the best ways to ensure the steady flow of rental income and help you and your family utilize the best of what your investment has to offer.

Purchase With A Plan
There are several questions to ask yourself before you invest in real estate. Will you want to use the property part o…

6 Tips for Selling Your Home

Sometimes, life just hands us the inevitable: just when everything seems right with your home, something happens and you have to sell your dwelling. No matter what your reasons are for selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, remember that now is no time to dawdle. The process of preparing a home for sale can take a month or more. So, here's how to start:

1. Take a Fresh Look at Your Home
Your home looks great to you, but a buyer wants to see it since he and his family will be living in it -- so take a fresh look at your dwelling. Hop in your car, drive around the block, and then scrutinize your home as a prospective buyer will see it for the first time. First, consider what's called "street appeal;" does it need washing or painting? Does the driveway need repair work? Is the landscaping in good shape? Remember, be very critical; your buyer will be.

Next, pull into the driveway and take a good, hard look. Is the yard neat and trimmed? What about the view from the fr…

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&#…