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5 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

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When it comes time to try and  sell your Lake of the Ozarks home  we strongly advise using a real estate agent. With the real estate market changing all of the time having an experienced agent to help you navigate the selling process is extremely important to the success of selling your home. That's why today, the  Fran Campbell Team  would like to share with you five reasons using an agent to help sell your home is important. 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 can get it in front of as many interested buyers as possible. 2. Pricing Assistance Identifying the appropriate starting asking price is one of t

Need a Little Fall Home Maintenance?

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Fall at Lake of the Ozarks has arrived! Whether you are a new homeowner, you've had your home for years, or you plan to buy a home at Lake of the Ozarks , it's time to complete some seasonal maintenance. In addition to helping you find your Lake of the Ozarks real estate , the Fran Campbell Team also wants to help you keep your home in tip-top shape! Here are 9 maintenance projects to consider completing this fall! 1. Prepare Your Deck For Winter While it was fun sitting on the deck for the summer, it's time to start packing things up. You can cover and store your patio furniture, inspect your deck for any places that need repairs, and don't forget to cover up your grill! You can also empty any planters that still have dirt in them. Clay pots with dirt still in them can crack from the temperature changes 2. Inspect the Roof The combination of snow, ice, rain, wind and changing temperatures can wreak havoc on your roof. If you notice any warping, missing shingles, or a l

How to Improve the Value of your Living Room

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 Your living room is the space where you tend to relax and unwind after a long day. Many might agree that this is one of the most important spaces in your home. Buyers, like you, enjoy spending time after a long day relaxing too, and will pay more for houses that have comfortable and functional living rooms. So this week, we are sharing with you some tips for  improving your home's value  in the living room. Install Efficient Windows Energy efficient windows can substantially reduce costs associated with heating and cooling, which is a huge perk to most interested buyers. Cold glass can create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. Also, strong direct sunlight through windows onto people and interior surfaces can cause overheating and discomfort. They can also allow natural light to be let in without the concern of letting unwanted heat in. Overall, having energy efficient windows can help to create a more comfortable space. Let in the Ligh

The Inside Scoop on Foreclosure Properties

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Investing in foreclosure property can be very enticing when you see the sale price. Foreclosure properties have potential, but it will take some effort to make it worth it. Have you thought about investing in a foreclosure property, but you are not sure whether or not it's a good investment? Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you the ins and outs of buying foreclosure property at the Lake of the Ozarks . Are foreclosures a good investment? A foreclosure property is a home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be cautious when considering a foreclosure. Many experts, in fact, advise inexperienced buyers to hire an expert to take them through the process. It is important to have th

Get Your Home SOLD With These Fall Staging Tips!

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Fall is a great time to list your Lake of the Ozarks home and now is the time to start thinking about how you plan to stage your home. Staging your home plays a big role in your potential buyers' first impression of your home and whether they plan to buy it or not. That's why today, our team of top-notch real estate agents of Lake of the Ozarks have some great tips for staging your home this fall! Add Seasonal Plants Change out your plant containers and pots around your home to show off hardier plants that will flourish this time of year. Try colorful mums, goldenrods, burning bush or aster to show off a lively space. Create a Welcoming Front Porch With a new season comes a new look. Add a new welcome mat and a few seasonal plants and pumpkins. Hang a wreath on the door that embraces fall foliage, so it can be used through the holiday season. Add a festive seating area if you have the space. Put out colorful, fall-inspired pillows and a throw blanket when showing to create

Home Safety During Showings

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Selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting experience, but one of the concerns that is often brought up is about home safety. Having a stranger walk through your home can make some feel uneasy and pose the questions of, “How secure is my home during the showings?" The Fran Campbell Team understands the importance of protecting your home during showings, which is why we take diligent precautions to ensure the safety of your home during these viewings. In this week's blog, we will offer a few safety tips when considering how to safely show your Lake of the Ozarks home. Depersonalizing Your Home Depersonalizing your home is great for a couple of reasons. First, it allows buyers to envision building their lives in your home, rather than distracting them with personal family photos and memorabilia. Secondly, your valuables are no longer in the home, minimizing the risk of theft and allowing the home to be effectively marketed online without exposing potentially dan

Labor Day Weekend at the Lake!

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Labor Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks is the best way to close out summer. There’s nothing like getting to watch the spectacular firework displays after a long day of fun in the sun. Weekend visitors and homeowners at Lake of the Ozarks will make their way out to various resorts this weekend to take in all of the amazing views. You can view fireworks by land, on the water, or even from a Lake of the Ozarks cruise. Today, our team of real estate agents at Lake of the Ozarks have a list of where to see some great firework displays if you are going to be at the Lake for the long weekend! Fireworks Schedule! Courtesy of LakeExpo.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th Bear Bottom Resort Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Call for details: 573-374-6905 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Bear Bottom Resort Fireworks 9:45 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so a