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Check Out the Benefits of Property Management

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While real estate is a large part of what we do, we also offer property management services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Andy began his real estate career as a long-term leasing manager in 2010. Andy’s extensive experience as a property manager at the Lake of the Ozarks makes him the logical choice when choosing a property manager to care for your investment property. Here are some advantages of hiring Team Andy Gibson that can benefit your investment goals.

Marketing Your Property When you decide to rent out your home or condo, part of the process of finding a tenant is marketing the property. When hiring a property manager to handle this process for you, you can be sure the advertising used will be crafted to draw in interest to reach prospects more quickly. There is also a certain strategy to marketing properties to avoid scams or unwanted visitors from showing up to your property and causing damage. Our experience in knowing how to word advertising and what information to include an…

What Research Should You Do Before Relocating?

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Perhaps you recently accepted a job offer, or you just needed a change of scenery and decided now was the time to make that change. Uprooting your life isn't an easy feat—yet, it's exciting and new when you're moving to the Lake of the Ozarks! You'll get to explore a whole new place and all that that new place has to offer! There'll be new activities, new restaurants, new friends, new parks, and more.


What should you know about your new hometown? What research should you do ahead of time to ensure you relocate to a place you'll be comfortable living in? Here's what you need to know:

Do Your Research Before Buying (or Renting) 
The area you live in makes your home what it is. Check out Google Maps before your big move. Maybe even make a list of the advantages and disadvantages to each area you research—it can help make the decision easier.

If your kids are in school, you'll likely want a school facility close by. Do you want them to attend a private or pu…

We Want to Take a Moment to Congratulate Laura Hatfield!

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As a real estate agent, one of our goals is of course to sell property. It's how we make a living. But for Team Andy Gibson, there's more to our career than just the money. The sole purpose that Andy started his own team is because he knows there's more to life than just making a dollar. The point of becoming a real estate agent is to not only better our own lives, but to better the lives of others as well. For Andy, this means his clients, as well as his team members.


This week, Team Andy Gibson got to do something pretty amazing. We got to celebrate one of our newest members' success in hitting a goal that most agents don't hit within their first year. We want to give a huge shout out and congratulations to Laura Hatfield for selling her first MILLION DOLLARS IN SALES!

Laura was able to do this by utilizing her exceptional skills in listening, negotiating, organization, attention to detail, and overall willingness to tackle any hardship or curve ball thrown her w…

Listing Your Home For Sale? Don't Forget to Prep!

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While many people think that Fall is a slow time for real estate, it's actually quite the opposite! Now is the perfect time list your home for sale! Now, there are some things you should do to prepare your home before listing it. Now's the time to put your buyer's hat on and look at your house from an outsider's perspective. A few minor touch-ups and attention to detail can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps closing a deal. Make notes on what you, as a buyer, would notice, and then make those upgrades or changes. Here are a few suggestions to help you through the prep process before listing a home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Clean
We cannot stress this enough. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! And when you think you've cleaned enough, clean some more! Cleaning your home should go beyond the usual weekly or day-to-day cleaning job. This could take all day (maybe multiple) to complete, and you might want to hire assistance…

Meet Team Andy Gibson!

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The Team Andy Gibson members have years of experience and knowledge of the real estate industry. Our experiences and time in the field have taught us a lot and have put us in unique positions to handle just about any scenario that could arise when dealing with a real estate transaction. We respect the importance of knowing what kind of experience an agent has before choosing to work with them. So, without further ado, we'd like to share with you a little about each of our team members!


Andy Gibson - Owner & Team Leader
Andy Gibson is no novice to real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks. He began his real estate career as a long-term leasing manager for Keys to the Lake in 2010. Within his first year, he had doubled the company’s rental inventory and doubled it again the following year. With his continued success as the Long-Term Leasing Director and Real Estate Salesperson, he went on to become Vice President of Operations for Keys to the Lake. Andy’s extensive experience as a pr…

How Can Local Schools Impact Your Home Search?

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When you're considering relocating your family to a new location, one of the factors that you'll probably consider is the school ratings. You want to ensure that you're enrolling your kids into a school that will benefit their education and that you'll feel comfortable sending them to. Being parents ourselves, we understand the importance of knowing your child is receiving the best education available. But there's more to consider than just the academic standing of the school for your child when it comes to purchasing real estate.


School Ratings Can Impact Home Value
Even if you don't have school-aged children, school ratings can have a significant impact on the value of a home. Often, homes that are located within the boundaries of highly rated schools will be highly sought after. As we search for your new home, we'll take into account the following:

If you're a parent, nearby school ratings will likely be a primary concern for you. By supplying you wit…

Check Off Your Fall Maintenance To-Do List

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Fall is in the air! Is your home ready for the coming cooler months? As a Lake of the Ozarks homeowner, there are several things that need to be done to prepare your home this fall for the winter months. Some of the items that should be addressed aren't always at the top of mind though. So we've compiled an easy checklist to ensure you get all of these tasks checked off around your home before winter hits.


☑️Inspect the Exterior of Your Home and Make Repairs
Take a walk around your property, looking for signs of damage to the roof, siding and foundation. If you spot anything that needs repair, schedule it before winter weather hits. Since it may be difficult to determine any repairs needed to a roof without getting up there and thoroughly inspecting it, it may be best to get an estimate from a professional roofer. Most companies offer free estimates, too, so it's worth having them take a look!

☑️Take Care of Fall Landscaping Tasks
Leaves look beautiful blanketing the ground,…