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Smart Home Technology: A Popular Feature that Buyers Want!

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What once was something reserved for those that could afford it, smart home technology has become more affordable and has moved from the laps of luxury to practically every household in America. With the large variety of options within all price ranges, the future of easy living is right at our fingertips. What does that mean for the homeowner who is considering selling their home in the near future? While it won't be a deal breaker if your home isn't equipped with smart home technology, it certainly won't help if a competing listing is.


Smart Home Technology is Here to Stay
Although millennials lead the way in adopting smart home technology, baby boomers and even the silent generation are also adopting technology that can make it safer and more comfortable to live in their home. The number of homes with such technology and the percentage of home buyers who expect to live in a smart home varies, but one thing’s for sure: both are increasing dramatically every year. One repo…

Team Andy Gibson Spotlight - Getting to Know Laura

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Part of selecting a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to represent you when selling or buying a home is getting to know the agent you'll be working with. Team Andy Gibson wants to make sure you feel comfortable with our agents. So, to help you feel at ease and confident in our agents, we're sharing with you a little bit about our agents so you can get to know them better. This week, our spotlight agent is Laura Hatfield!


Family Life
Laura is the newest member of our team and we couldn’t be more excited to have her! Laura is originally from the state of California. She was raised in Northern CA, where she received a degree in Theater from San Diego State University, with a major in Musical Theater. Laura moved from Los Angeles to Branson in 1993 and performed there for many years as a singer/dancer/actress in Mississippi Love, Smoke on the Mountain, and other various variety shows. The most famous venue she performed in was the saloon show at Silver Dollar City. Yes, s…

Take Advantage of Our Property Management Services!

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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…

3 Reasons to Have a Home Inspection Done Before Listing

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There's nothing more frustrating than getting an offer on your home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks with hopes that it closes quickly, only to find the deal put on hold or the buyer asking for a lower price all because of some unexpected issues that showed up on the inspection report. This is an issue that could be avoided before even listing your home. Team Andy Gibson, the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks, understands that frustration and wants to help you overcome this issue. So this week we're sharing with you 3 reasons why it's a good idea to have a home inspection done before listing your home for sale:


1. Can Save You Money
It can seem daunting to make repairs before you list your home, but it can save you in the long run. If issues show up in the buyer’s inspection report, the buyer will likely ask for a price reduction, a credit, or have you make the fix yourself. If the buyer is in a hurry to move on closing, any red flags that show up on a home …