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Prep Your Home for a Winter Vacation in 8 Steps

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Missouri winters can be unpredictable and many Lake of the Ozarks homeowners plan a vacation during our coldest months. If you’re hoping to relax and escape the Ozark chill, a winter getaway should do the trick - and when you’re miles from home, the last thing we want you to worry about is the safety of your home. Fran Campbell Team knows homes, condos and everything in between – let us share some simple tips to prepare your home for a vacation.

Hold the NewsYou don’t want to worry about a pile of newspapers in the driveway, it’s a sure sign of being absent from your home. If your mail is delivered to your home, contact your newspaper delivery company and stop service while you’re gone. Furthermore, contact your local post office and have them hold your mail.

Light It UpA dark house stands out, especially in a neighborhood when all the other homes are lit up with activity. Before you leave, consider purchasing a timer and install it on a lamp in your home. It’s not a bad idea to insta…

4 Reasons To Sell Or Buy During The Holidays

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We often hear that spring or summer is the prime time to get your home on the real estate market and while it's true lots of homes are sold during this time, listing your home or looking for a home during the holidays or in the winter is not as taboo as some would lead you to believe. Did you know Fran Campbell Team has had large success selling homes in the winter and there are actual benefits to listing or looking for a home during the holidays. If you've missed out on the real estate scramble of the spring and summer, start your home search today with a specialized real estate agent at Fran Campbell Team. Here are some of the top reasons why you shouldn't avoid listing your home, or looking for a home, right now!

Buyers Never Stop LookingYou may have been told that the real estate market comes to a standstill during the holidays or in the winter, but we're here to tell you, that's not the case. The Lake of the Ozarks real estate market thrives year-round, and tha…

4 Reasons To Sell Or Buy During The Holidays

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We often hear that spring or summer is the prime time to get your home on the real estate market and while it's true lots of homes are sold during this time, listing your home or looking for a home during the holidays or in the winter is not as taboo as some would lead you to believe. Did you know Fran Campbell Team has had large success selling homes in the winter and there are actual benefits to listing or looking for a home during the holidays. If you've missed out on the real estate scramble of the spring and summer, start your home search today with a specialized real estate agent at Fran Campbell Team. Here are some of the top reasons why you shouldn't avoid listing your home, or looking for a home, right now!
Buyers Never Stop LookingYou may have been told that the real estate market comes to a standstill during the holidays or in the winter, but we're here to tell you, that's not the case. The Lake of the Ozarks real estate market thrives year-round, and tha…

Things To Consider When Buying And Selling A Rennovation

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If you're a potential buyer purchasing a renovated property or a seller interested in starting an update, there are a few things to think about when considering the real value of a renovation. Establishing the value placed on a renovation requires some experience and knowledge and Fran Campbell Team would like to help you understand how renovated properties are priced and valued. Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents have experience in this arena and understand the local market. In addition to assisting you with the home buying process, we have considerable experience evaluating a home's condition. From sellers considering their own renovation to those looking to purchase a home with the work already done, we can help you understand the ins and outs of valuing a renovation. 

PriceThe seller essentially sets the price of the home by what he or she is willing to accept as an offer, however, when potential buyers feel good and enjoy the home, the more likely they are to make a…

How To Have Successful Holiday Season Showings

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Selling your property can be stressful any time of year and as the winter holiday season approaches, the parties, holiday events and out-of-town guests are likely to increase. Simply living in your home can be a challenge while you have it on the market – keeping it neat and tidy at all times is not something most achieve with ease. So entertaining and decorating for special occasions might just seem impossible! Fran Campbell Team wants to share some tips and tricks for ensuring success in showing your home and living in it around the holidays, too.

Decorating – Highlight the Home
Celebrating holidays and events with festive decor can make your home more memorable to potential buyers. We do advise you to be aware of the scale of items you bring in to decorate your home for the holidays. Choose decorations to showcase great features of the home – if you have a high ceiling with crown molding, a tall holiday tree can illuminate this asset. However, if your space is small, ensure that the…

5 Steps To Successfully Invest In Rental Property

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Have you considered purchasing a 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 your real estate specialists at Fran Campbell Team want to help you find that perfect property. Follow these steps and start enjoying your Ozarks rental property as well as pocketing some monetary gains as soon as possible.

Purchase With A PlanThere are several questions to ask yourself before you invest in real estate. Will you want to use the property part of the year? Vacation rentals are enticing on many levels, though considering how often you will use them during the "off season" may affect your potential rental income. Do you want to invest in a house or a condominium? The type of property you intend to invest in will affect your monthly maintenance budget. Your agent at Fran Campbell Team will be your guide as you decide the best location…