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Top 10 Tips to Successful Home Buying

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Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional. When buying a home, you can learn from the knowledge and skill of a Fran Campbell Team Real Estate Agent. Check out our Top 10 Tips to Successful Home Buying!


Tip #1: Research Is The Key To Discovery
Home sellers won't call you with an offer to buy a maintenance-free home with a wonderful mortgage. You have to find the gems yourself! Only by reading available materials, talking to friends and experts, and spending time looking at different homes, schools, and neighborhoods will you end up with your American dream. Avoid the nightmares by learning how best to buy and maintain a home.

Tip #2: Make A Plan And Get Pre-Qualified
Every important decision needs to be clearly thought out. Developing a home buying plan can help you focus on the important factors and organize the entire process. You ma…

5 Reasons to Use an Agent when Selling Your Home

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Real estate is an ever-changing industry with many complicated facets. Even if you have bought and sold multiple homes in your lifetime, you may still be unfamiliar with some of the many subtleties and strategies involved in the process. This is especially true because not every sale or purchase is exactly the same. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to consider working with a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks the next time you prepare to buy or sell a home. So, this week we're sharing with you 5 benefits of using an agent to help you sell your home.


1. Help Marketing Your Home
In today's fast-paced digital age, simply sticking a "home for sale" sign in your front yard isn't going to be enough. You need to be able to get your home in front of quality buyers - and since your home typically gets the most traffic during its first thirty days on the market, you need to do it fast. A real estate agent will be able to help you market your home so you c…

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

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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

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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

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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…