Showing posts from October, 2018

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

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

Meet Team Andy Gibson!

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 experi

How Can Local Schools Impact Your Home Search?

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 supplyi

Check Off Your Fall Maintenance To-Do List

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 blanketi