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Questions You Should Ask Your Mortgage Lender

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Spring is a great time to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. You may be searching for your first home, looking to move to a new home, or maybe you are looking to buy a second home. Before you start your house hunt, you should contact your lender and ask them some questions. Team Andy Gibson are your most trustworthy, ethical, and reliable real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks. We are here to help you through all aspects of your home buying process. Today, we would like to share with you what you should ask your lender before you start your house hunt.

Compare Lenders, You Have Options!  Buying a home can be time-consuming. Allow plenty of time, so you can get the best deal on your loan. You should always talk to multiple lenders before you decide who to go through. You would be surprised how much loan conditions can vary from lender to lender. Purchasing a home can have a big impact on your financial portfolio, so make sure you are getting the best deal.
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Get to Know Our Team!

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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 pro…

Trust Team Andy Gibson with Your Rental Property!

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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…

DIY Home Improvement Projects that are Worth Your Time and Money

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Once you've decided to sell a home, there are some things you should do to prepare your home before listing it. Don’t just list it without any advance preparation. 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. Here are just a few DIY home improvement projects that are worth your time and money to address before listing a home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Think First Impressions
It goes without saying that the first impression that any potential buyer gets of your home is when they pull into the drive. Your landscaping can make or break a great first impression, so it's without a doubt that you should spend time and money on making sure the curb appeal of your home is pleasing and low maintenance. Low maintenance landscaping saves you money, and adds value when you sell. Purchase plants that are native to your region or plants that are drought-tolerant. Not only will …

4 Featured Properties to Check Out!

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Now is the perfect time to start looking at buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks! We've got a few featured properties that we think you'll LOVE! All of these properties offer gorgeous views of the Lake, as well as luxury features that every homeowner dreams of having. And the icing on the cake? The prices are super AFFORDABLE! Check out 4 of our featured properties right here:


Single Family Homes
286 Ridgewood Dr., Four Seasons, MO 65049
$599,900
This unique lakefront home design offers main level living with gorgeous main channel views from almost every room! The elegantly furnished living room features vaulted ceilings, large windows and skylights allowing for natural lighting. Also included is a see-thru fireplace which peaks to the office/den. The beautiful kitchen is open to the formal dining room which offers gorgeous wood flooring. The spacious master suite allows for privacy with a jetted tub, glass walk-in shower, and amazing walk-in closet. The lower level is a dream …

Tips for Selling a Home When You Have Pets

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Selling a home is stressful enough for homeowners, but selling a home with pets can be even more stressful. In addition to the usual concerns homeowners have, those with pets also have to consider if they should move their animals out while the home is for sale, how much it will cost to repair any pet-related damage and if pet odor will deter potential buyers.


Unfortunately for pet owners, the truth is that pets can turn away potential buyers and even lower the perceived value of their home if they are not addressed prior to listing. However, when properly prepared, homes with pets can be cleaned and staged in a way that makes the existence of the pets almost undetectable. So before listing your home for sale, consider making the following tips part of your to-do list right away.

Eliminate Pet Odor
Although you might have become accustomed to it and feel like your home doesn't have a pet odor, it's likely that the smell is pretty noticeable to those who don't have pets. Pet…

Team Andy Gibson Awarded for Record Growth in 2017!

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"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau For Team Andy Gibson, this couldn't be more accurate! 2017 was a whirlwind of changes, learning, growth, and endless hours of hard work and dedication to our clients! When your ultimate goal is to ensure your clients are well taken care of and are receiving the attention they deserve, the last thing on your mind is "what's in it for me." Awards and recognition have never been at the top of the list of reasons why we do what we do, so when we found out that we not only received one award, but FIVE, for our hard work, we were floored and overwhelmed with gratitude!


Hitting Pinnacle Status
Andy was honored to receive for the second year in a row the "Pinnacle Award of Excellence" presented by the Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors ®! In order to qualify for such a prestigious award, an agent must have sold $5,000,000 within the previous fiscal year. Of the …