Showing posts from October, 2018

3 Steps to Selling Your Home

Are you thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks home ? Selling your home takes time, patience, but most importantly a plan. Your home isn't going to sell itself, and that's where we come in! With a great real estate agent by your side, selling your home doesn't have to be hard. Find out how Fran Campbell Team can work with you to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in three easy steps. Step 1: List Your Home The first step to selling your Lake home is getting it ready to list and show. Here are a few suggestions for getting your home ready to list and sell. Make Any Necessary Repairs. If you never got around to fixing that leaky faucet or repairing that crack in the ceiling, now is the time to do so. Homes in need of repairs generally take longer to sell - and they ultimately usually sell for less - than their well-maintained counterparts. Consider A Few Upgrades . You will rarely find a buyer who will settle for a new home that is not as nice as t

Childproofing Your Home

Whether you are an expecting parent, or you are buying a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks , providing a safe environment for your children is important. When you move into a new home with little ones, you have to start the childproofing all over again. Once you get settled in, it's time to get to work and start childproofing. You won't want to put this task on the back burner. If you are new to childproofing or you're not sure where to start, consider these steps from The Fran Campbell Team ! Electrical Outlets At best, electric shocks are unpleasant - at worst, they're dangerous. Block electrical outlets in your home from small fingers with plugs, electrical tapes, or safety latches. Stairs and Cluttered Rooms There's a reason baby gates are so popular. These gates can help prevent your child from stumbling up or down a flight of stairs. They can also keep children from entering a room with too many hazards guard against, such as a workshop or sewing ro

Tips for Investing In Rental Property

Buying rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks can be pretty enticing when you think about the monthly income you can receive. Not only will you gain a monthly income, by investing in real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks you can potentially see gains from appreciation to the property. While rental property is a great investment, you will want to be sure that you take the necessary steps to ensure you make the right investment that will, in turn, make you money in the future instead of causing you to take a loss. Today, our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have some steps to consider when buying rental property at the Lake of the Ozarks. Understand Your Investment When you find the property you intend to buy, it's important to understand the condition of the building and the surrounding area. We encourage professional inspections prior to finalizing the investment. You'll most likely have a budget for repairs and maintenance; communicate your price

Weekend FUN at the Lake! Fall Harbor Hop 2018

It's going to be another fun weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! The Annual Fall Harbor Hop is THIS Saturday, October 13, 2018 and it's the perfect time to get some boating in before it starts to cool off too much. Spend the day "hoping" from over 40 participating restaurants collecting cards to hopefully get a winning hand! Anyone can enter the Fall Harbor Hop and if you've never participated, it's easy! Your favorite team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have all the details below! Photo Credit:  How To Play Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the participating checkpoints.  Obtain your first card by making a $20 donation per hand. A player may enter more than once.  Six additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to other checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location.  Your hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.  If you are not happy with your hand or you think you have a chance to win if you h

6 Tips For The First Time Home Buyer

If you are reading this then you are more than you're more than likely considering buying your first home very soon. First off, The Fran Campbell Team wants to say congratulations! Buying your first piece of real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks is a big step but it will be so rewarding once you get the keys to your first home! With that being said, if you have never been through the home buying process, knowing what to do can be overwhelming. Don't worry or stress because our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have a few tips to make your home buying process a success! Choose Location First. You can change a lot of things about your new home after you buy it. You can repaint, remodel, and renovate anything you want, but there is one thing you will never be able to change: location. Before you even begin shopping for homes, you should choose where you want to live. There's no point in getting your heart set on a property that's in the wrong p