Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year, New Home!

What are your plans for 2016? Are you hoping to find a new career? Start a family? Travel to a foreign land? No matter what your dreams are, Eagle's Nest Realty wishes you all the best in your endeavors. If you are thinking about finding a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2016, our real estate agent in Sunrise Beach MO would be honored to help you turn that dream into a reality!


New Year, New Home!


The start of a new calendar year is the perfect opportunity to begin a new chapter in your life. If your needs have changed and your current home or apartment no longer fits your lifestyle, it's time to consider buying a new home. There are many different reasons why buying a new house at the Lake of the Ozarks might be a great option, such as...
  • Finding a bigger home to accommodate your growing family.
  • Finding a smaller home to adjust to your "empty nest."
  • Finding a home that is closer to your work.
  • Finding a home that is on/off the water as a way to shake things up.
  • Finding a home that is on the other side of the country to start a new adventure.

No matter what your reasons are for moving to a new home, Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you turn that dream into a reality.

Find Your Dream Home At The Lake!


The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to live, no matter what age you are. Osage Beach and Lake Ozark residents can enjoy easy access to shopping and attractions, and those who live in Camdenton and Sunrise Beach can enjoy quiet serenity that cannot be found anywhere else. No matter what you're looking for, we're sure to be able to help you find your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks

Here are just a few examples of some of the great properties we currently have for sale:

This duplex has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in each unit, plus an extra bonus room that can be used as another bedroom or game room. The building can easily be converted into a 3-4 bedroom home, or you can keep it as a duplex and rent out one/both sides for some additional income. 

This waterfront home has everything you could possibly want - an incredible view, a quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac, 130 feet of lakefront, large 2-well dock, martini deck with water slide, and a gentle, level lot. Located at the 10 MM. Recently reduced by $50,000!

Quaint, cozy, and very homey. This waterfront home features a dock, lift, and martini deck - the perfect location for fishing and enjoying everything the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer. Don't forget about the screened porch overlooking the water!


Contact Eagle's Nest Realty To Schedule A Showing!

2016 is almost here, and your new home is waiting for you! Interest rates are still low, but they are on the rise. Contact our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks to find your home today! 


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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

5 Tips To Sell Your Home In The Winter

Though this month has been unusually warm, cold winter weather is bound to hit soon. When it does, will you be ready to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in spite of the potential for snow, ice, and frigid winds? Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you sell your home quickly no matter what the conditions are like outside. Here are a few tips and considerations to help you get started on the right track.


Present Your Home As A Warm, Cozy Refuge

More than any other season, this is the time of year when most people want to snuggle into their homes tucked away from the cold weather. If people are out looking at available homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, they're probably serious about buying a home in the very near future. This is good news for you, but it's important to make sure your home will appeal to these buyers during this time of year.

5 Tips To Sell Your House In The Wintertime

Whether this is your first or your tenth time selling your house, our real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you simplify the process. Here are a few things you can do to make your home more appealing during the cold winter months.

1. Use The Season To Your Advantage
If you stage it correctly, your home can exude an irresistible romantic appeal in the wintertime. Remember, people want to feel comfortable and cozy in their new homes; if you stage your home as a warm refuge from the cold winter weather, buyers are more likely to be drawn to your home. Here are a few tips to get started:
  • If you have a gas or electric fireplace, turn it on before showings.
  • Fill vases with wintry floral displays (dark reds, whites, pine/cedar sprigs, etc).
  • Stage your bedroom with a thick bedspread and luxurious pillows.
  • Accent your couch, armchairs, and other furniture with soft, cozy throws.
  • Keep your thermostat set to 70 or 71°.

2. Clear Snow And Ice From Your Driveway, Porch, And Walkways
There's something incredibly picturesque about a home blanketed in snow, but unfortunately snow and ice can also be incredibly treacherous. If your home is currently on the market, it is more important than ever to keep your driveway, front porch, and any outdoor walkways clear. Shovel the snow out of the way as soon as possible, and use salt or deicer to prevent your walkways from becoming too slick.

3. Keep Things Light
No matter what time of year it is, bright homes tend to sell more quickly. With the limited daylight hours in winter, however, you'll have to work harder to keep your home bright and welcoming. Turn on all the overhead lights, floor lamps, and table lamps. You may need to consider adding a few more lamps to accent any darker areas.

4. Emphasize Conveniences
During the winter months, buyers are likely to be especially conscious of the potential inconveniences winter weather can bring. If your home offers any unique advantages in the winter months (such as being close enough to the school that the kids don't have to wait outside in the cold, or being located on a street that gets plowed frequently), make sure your agent emphasizes these advantages to every buyer. 

5. Illuminate The Exterior
With such limited daylight, it's important to make sure your home has great curb appeal even in the dark. In addition to your front porch lights, consider installing miniature lanterns or other small lights to line your driveway or walkway to your front door. You can never know when a potential buyer will drive past your house, so it's important to make sure your exterior lights are on every single evening. Putting your lights on a timer so they turn on and off automatically may make this easier.

Eagle's Nest Realty Is Here For You!

If you're thinking about selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks this winter, contact Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. would be honored to help you make it happen! Visit our website at EaglesNestRealty.net to learn more about selling at the Lake and how we can help make the process easier. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (877) 452-5338.


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Laurie's Enchanted Village Of Lights

The holiday season is a magical time of the year no matter where you live, but the Lake of the Ozarks truly comes alive during Christmastime. There are countless family activities held every year all over the Lake during the holidays. This week, Eagle's Nest Realty wanted to make sure you and your families had the chance to enjoy one of the Lake Area's most magical Christmas attractions - the Enchanted Village of Lights!


Enchanted Village Of Lights
The Fairgrounds in Laurie, MO

There are a total of four holiday light displays at the Lake of the Ozarks, but the Laurie's Enchanted Village Of Lights is by far the biggest. In fact, they're working on becoming the largest drive-through holiday lights event in Mid-Missouri! 

They owe their success to the many local businesses and community organizations that support the holiday park by sponsoring special exhibits. Families who have lost a loved one also support the park by sponsoring "Memorial Boards." With varying levels of sponsorships and participation opportunities, everyone can get involved in the holiday fun.


Free Holiday Fun For Families Of All Ages

The best part about this holiday spectacle is that admission is free to everyone. Donations are accepted, but the city of Laurie does not charge anything for families to drive through their holiday park. 

The park is open every weeknight from 5:00 - 9:00 PM and every weekend from 5:00 - 10:00 PM, through January 2nd, 2016. The Laurie Fairgrounds are located at:
269 Fairgrounds Drive
Laurie, MO 65037

Happy Holidays From Eagle's Nest Realty!

Can you believe that Christmas is barely over a week away? The team at Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. wants to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very wonderful holiday season. If you are looking for a new house at the Lake of the Ozarks in the coming year, remember our real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO. We would be honored to work with you.



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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lake Area Christmas For Kids

Residents in the Lake Area are famous for their incredible generosity year-round, the holiday season is no exception. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, don't miss the truly outstanding holiday event taking place on Sunday: Lake Area Christmas For Kids. Keep reading for all the details on this spectacular event, courtesy of Eagle's Nest Realty.

The Story Behind Lake Area Christmas For Kids

Christmas For Kids has been a holiday tradition at the Lake of the Ozarks for many years. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast and Lake Area Businesses, this benefit raises money to buy Christmas presents for local children in need. This heart-warming event is a wonderful way to give back to your community and ensure that every local child gets to have something special this Christmas.

Lake Area Christmas For Kids - Event Details

Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Time: VIP Party at 6:00 PM, General Admission at 7:00 PM
Location: Country Club Hotel in Lake Ozark
Admission: $20.00 per person and one new, unwrapped toy per person

For those who do not wish to bring a new toy, admission is $40.00. Please be aware that while the proceeds of this event benefit local children, attendance at the actual event is strictly for individuals ages 21 and up.


Lake Area Christmas For Kids - Event Entertainment

Event entertainment will be provided by several talented performers, including Shawn C, Captain Geech & The Shrimp Shack Shooters, and the beautiful aerialist "Cirque De Kalise." Shawn C will serve as the opening act, and Captain Geech will keep the party going until late in the evening. 

Admission includes access to these magnificent entertainers and free appetizers. A cash bar will be available as well.

The Lake Of the Ozarks Is A GREAT Place To Live!

Lake Area Christmas For Kids is just one example of the great events that take place at the Lake all year long. If you are looking for a fresh start, consider relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks! With an incredible variety housing options, you're sure to find something that fits your needs. Contact our experienced real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to get started!



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Friday, December 4, 2015

The Truth About When You Should List Your Home

Deciding to sell your house in Sunrise Beach is only half of the process; once you have made your decision to sell, you must decide when to list your home. Different sources provide many different opinions on when the best time of year is to list your home, but the truth is that every month of the year has its own advantages. The team at Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you identify these unique advantages.


Benefits Of Listing Your Home In The Winter

You Won't Have As Much Competition
Most people wait until the warmer months to list their homes, so there are not as many homes on the market during the winter. By listing your home now, you will not have to compete with as many other sellers.

More Families Relocate In January Than Any Other Time Of Year
Changing jobs, the desire to be closer to family, change in financial positions... people relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks for any number of different reasons. More moves happen in January, so listing your home now can help you get in front of more serious buyers.

Your Home Will Have Greater Visibility
Your Lake of the Ozarks REALTOR® is responsible for helping you market your house. Since there aren't as many listings during the winter months, your home is more likely to be featured frequently.

Benefits Of Listing Your Home In The Spring

The Market Is About To Get Very Busy
There is typically a housing boom in the summer, so listing your home in the spring can let you stay ahead of the curve. Homes typically get the most traffic during the first month they're on the market, so listing now can be a big advantage.

Buyers Have 'Spring Fever'
After a long, cold winter, most people are ready for something fresh and exciting. For some, that means a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Listing now can let you get in front of these energetic buyers.

Your Annual Spring Cleaning Will Double As Staging Efforts
Deep cleaning your home is one of the most important steps to getting it ready for the market. Since most people clean their homes thoroughly in the spring anyway, listing now can help you get more for your efforts!

Benefits Of Listing Your Home In The Summer

It's Typically A Seller's Market
More buyers search for new homes in the summer than any other time of the year. With so many competing buyers, you may be able to be more selective about which offers to accept.

Summer Is The Most Enjoyable Time To Tour Homes
Many buyers wait until the weather is warm before they begin looking for homes in earnest. By listing your home in the summer, you'll be able to get in front of these warm-weather buyers who have begun their home search.

Rent Costs Are Rising
Rent costs are expected to increase significantly in 2016. By summer, many renters who originally held on to their leases may be tired of paying these higher costs and decide to begin looking for homes of their own.

Benefits Of Listing Your Home In The Fall

Competition Will Go Back Down
After the housing boom in spring and summer, many sellers are closing up shop. If you list your home now, you will be able to get your home in front of the buyers who did not find a home this summer and are still looking.

Buyers Will Be More Flexible About Viewing Times
With all of the vacations and reunions, summer is an incredibly busy time for buyers. In the fall, their schedules will open up and they are likely to be more flexible about which times they can come view your home.

Homes Stage Wonderfully In The Fall
People love fall and all of the cozy warmth it brings. Comfortable throw pillows, fuzzy blankets, and glowing fires can bring your fall staging efforts to an entirely new level.

When You're Ready To List, Call Eagle's Nest!

Ultimately, the time of year you choose to list your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is entirely up to you. No matter what you decide, we hope you'll remember Eagle's Nest Realty when you are ready to take action! Our experienced agents have the knowledge you need to successfully sell your home at the Lake.



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Friday, November 27, 2015

5 Reasons To Be Grateful You Own A Home

We are fortunate to enjoy many blessings in our lives. Even the simplest things are worth being grateful for - the roof over our heads, the food on our tables, and the people in our lives are all excellent examples of things to be thankful for this holiday weekend. If you own a home, you can add a whole extra set of blessings to that list! Eagle's Nest Realty is here to share with you some of the reasons to be grateful to own your own home.


1. You Can Decide How To Live Your Life.

There's nothing worse than not being able to live the way you want simply because an independent party (such as your landlord) tells you otherwise. As the homeowner, you are the one who gets to decide whether or not you want to have a pet, how loudly you want to play the music, and what color you want to paint the walls. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom and pride that comes from owning your own home!

2. You Don't Have To Wait For Someone Else To Make The Repairs.

The fact that homeowners are responsible for making their own repairs is sometimes used as a negative hit against homeownership, but we believe that it's actually a big advantage. All too often, renters end up waiting weeks and weeks before the maintenance man finally responds to their request. When you own your own home, you have the freedom to make repairs you need, when you need them.

3. You Can Save Money.

Rent costs have risen to all-time highs over the past few years, and they are expected to continue to increase in 2016. As a result, individuals who plan to rent for a few more years so they can save up more money for the down payments may end up getting caught in what Keeping Current Matters has dubbed "the renter's trap." As the owner of your own home (and depending on your type of mortgage loan) you can enjoy fixed monthly payments that will remain consistent for the duration of your loan.

4. You Are Investing In Your Future.

When they make their monthly payments, homeowners are investing in what some people call a form of "forced savings." Paying your mortgage is non-negotiable, but a portion of your monthly payment comes back to you in the form of home equity. Home equity refers to the monetary amount of the home you actually own. For example, if your house is worth $250,000 and your loan balance is only $200,000, you have $50,000 of equity in your home. By making your mortgage payment every month, you are forcing yourself to build home equity - which will prove to be a valuable financial asset in the long run!

5. You Can Enjoy A Sense Of Stability.

Even if you rent the same house or apartment for several years, it unavoidably feels like a temporary arrangement. When you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, on the other hand, you can know that you will be in that same home for several years. This sense of stability has been shown time and time again to offer incredible benefits for people of all ages - children of homeowners perform better in schools and homeowners are more relaxed and confident. There's truly nothing like it!

Don't Yet Own Your Own Home? Call Us!

If you have yet to join the ranks of proud homeowners, call us at 877-452-5338. With over 40 years in real estate and over 15 years in the Lake Area, we have the experience you need to successfully buy a home in Sunrise Beach MO. We would be honored to help you find your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks



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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

With almost all of the leaves out of the trees and on the ground, it's impossible to ignore - fall is well underway, and winter is just around the corner. As the temperature continues to drop and the snowy months draw closer and closer, it's time for homeowners to take care of a few important seasonal maintenance tasks. Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you stay on top of the tasks with this quick and easy checklist.


Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Home Interior
  • Check window and door frames for cracks and seal them as needed.
  • Have your fireplace inspected.
  • Reverse your ceiling fans so they rotate clockwise (to push warm air back down).
  • Have your furnace inspected.
  • Check insulation in the attic.

Home Exterior
  • Seal around all places where pipes or wires enter the house.
  • Replace screens in storm doors with windows.
  • Clean fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris out of gutters.
  • Inspect roof for damage and make any necessary repairs.
  • Make sure you have a snow shovel and plenty of de-icer on hand.

Lawn & Garden
  • Drain garden hoses and store them indoors
  • Empty all pots and store them indoors.
  • Rake the leaves and remove them from the yard.
  • Drain the remaining fuel from lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and chain saws.
  • Lay down grass seed where needed.

Happy Fall From Eagle's Nest Realty!

We wish you the best of luck as you prepare your homes for the upcoming winter! If you have been thinking about buying or selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you'll consider Eagle's Nest Realty as your trusted REALTORS® in Sunrise Beach. We would love to help you with your real estate endeavors!



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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How To Accurately Price Your Home

Determining your initial asking price is possibly one of the biggest challenges sellers face. The price impacts a lot more than the size of your wallet once the transaction is all said and done - it also plays a huge role in your home's visibility on the market and how many buyers will come through your doors.


Why Is Pricing Your Home So Important?

There are several reasons why pricing your home is a crucial part of successfully selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here is a quick look at some of the biggest contributing factors:
  • When buyers see an asking price that is outside of their price range, they may scratch the home off their list of potential properties before even giving it a second glance.
  • If buyers see an asking price that seems "too good to be true," they may assume that there is something wrong with the property. 
  • Buyers often search for properties online by searching within pricing parameters; if your home is not priced accurately, it may not show up in their search results.

How Can You Accurately Price Your Home?

Your Lake of the Ozarks REALTOR® will be a huge asset when it comes to accurately pricing your home, but there are several things you can do yourself to find the right price:

1. Research The Sale Price Of Comparable Homes
Ultimately, homes are worth whatever buyers are willing to pay for them. One of the best ways to determine how much your home is worth is to evaluate the actual sale prices of homes that are similar to yours. Look for homes with similar design structure, similar age, similar neighborhoods, etc. Your real estate agent can help you gather this information.

2. Base Your Price Off Of Your Home's Condition
Think about what your buyers will have to do to the property after they move in. Will the carpets need replaced? Do the appliances need to be updated? If the buyers will have to perform several updates after they move in, you may need to lower your price. If, on the other hand, you have already taken care of any necessary repairs or upgrades, you may be able to price your home a little higher.

3. Order A Home Appraisal
If you want to accurately find out what your home is worth, you can hire a professional appraiser to come evaluate your home. Your appraiser will carefully evaluate your home's condition and compare it to other homes on the market to determine its official market value. Once you get your official appraisal amount, you can use that information to price your home.

Eagle's Nest Realty Is Here To Help!

If you are in need of a real estate agent to help you sell your property at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the team at Eagle's Nest Realty. We can help you price your home and market it to interested buyers. We look forward to working with you!



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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEW LISTING in Osage Beach!

Thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks? We have the PERFECT home for you! This gorgeous new listing in Osage Beach, Missouri is the perfect place to raise a family, retire, or to vacation in your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. With incredible views, recent upgrades, and a spectacular decor scheme, this beautiful property probably won't stay on the market for long!


Lakefront Home For Sale In Osage Beach, MO

Think that all waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks have steep, winding driveways - and even more precarious stairs leading down to the dock? Think again! The home at 2453 Mowhawk Trail, Osage Beach MO features a flat driveway and a nice, level lot.

Here's a quick look at this home's basic features:
  • 2500 Sq Ft
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2-Car Garage (Attached)
  • $350,000

If these basic features weren't enough to entice you, wait until you see all of the other outstanding features and qualities this home has to offer:
  • 110 Feet of Waterfront
  • 2 Well Dock
  • Double Jet Ski Lifts
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • TWO Wood-Burning Fireplaces
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Sunken Living Room


For more pictures of and information about this home, visit http://eaglesnestrealty.net/2453mohawktrail.html.

But Wait, There's More!

As if this home's stand-alone features weren't enough, the home is situated in the upscale Mohawk Estates subdivision. Located off highway KK in Osage Beach, this property is mere minutes away from golf courses, restaurants, retailers, Lake Regional Hospital, and more. Not only that, but the sellers are willing to consider a lease option for those of you who may not be ready to officially buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks.


What are you waiting for? Contact Eagle's Nest Realty to schedule a showing of this incredible property today.



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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

AWESOME Waterfront Home For Sale in Gravois Mills

Who's thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks? If you are looking for a waterfront home for sale, we're here to help you! Eagle's Nest Realty is here to introduce you to beautiful, comfortable, cozy home in Gravois Mills. Perfect for a full-time residence or a weekend destination, this home is sure to steal your heart from the minute you walk in the door.



What characteristics does your dream waterfront property possess? Breathtaking views? A dock with a lounge/swim platform? Recent upgrades? If you answered "yes" to any of these points, we may have found the home for you!

Waterfront Features
  • Sweeping views of the Gravois Arm
  • Lakefront bedroom
  • Sturdy 1-well dock with 10x24 slip
  • Upper and lower decks overlooking the water
  • Boat and hot tub are available for purchase at an additional cost

Interior Features
  • 1,456 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Spacious bonus room that can be used as a master (third) bedroom or family room
  • Cozy dining room
  • Bonus storage area above garage
This home was 80% rebuilt in 2006, so everything is in excellent condition. Part of the remodeling job consisted of upgrading the electrical system on the dock. With plenty of waterfront restaurants simply waiting for you along the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, this home is perfectly situated for outstanding waterfront living.


Call 877-452-5338 For A Showing!

Competitively priced at just $155,000, this home probably won't be on the market for long. As if the unbeatable price weren't enough, a lease option is also a possibility. Give us a call at 877-452-5338 or 573-280-0769 for more information.



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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beautiful Tips To Increase Your Autumn Curb Appeal

As hard as it may be to believe, we can't ignore it any longer: fall is officially upon us. If you're currently trying to sell your house at the Lake of the Ozarks, the new season means that it's time to take a fresh look at your home staging strategies and critically evaluate your home's curb appeal to make sure they each meet seasonal standards. During the summer, home buyers were looking for cool, breezy homes in which they could enjoy living near the Lake. Now that it's fall, buyers are instead looking for cozy, comfortable homes they can imagine curling up in during the winter months.


Your home staging strategies are important, but making sure that your curb appeal is up to par is absolutely crucial. Without strong curb appeal, buyers may scratch your home off their list of prospects before they even look inside. The team at Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you entice prospective home buyers into your home with these tried-and-true methods for enhancing your autumn curb appeal

How To Increase Your Autumn Curb Appeal

Keep Your Yard Clear Of Leaves
This tip may get things started on a slightly less than glamorous note, but its importance cannot be underestimated. Just as keeping your home clean is a critical part of your home staging efforts, keeping your yard raked clear of leaves is a crucial part of autumn curb appeal if you want to create a clean, welcoming appearance.

Hide The Evidence Of Summer
It's hard to get truly excited about the new season if you are constantly distracted by reminders of the last one everywhere you look. Before you go too in-depth with your autumn curb appeal efforts, take the time to put away summer's reminders. Wind up the hoses, take down the umbrellas, and store empty flower pots. This will give you a clean slate to build off of.

Adorn Your Porch (Or Driveway) With Mums
The flowers you had on your front porch all summer have probably died off, but that doesn't mean you should let your porch become empty and bare! Mums are a beautiful way to welcome the cooler months. For best results, we recommend mixing and matching a variety of different colored mums.

Accent With Pumpkins
Nothing says "happy fall" like a few bright orange pumpkins placed here and there in front of your home. As we approach Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkins can be a great tool for instilling seasonal cheer in each and every one of your prospective buyers.

Light Up The Night
In addition to the dropping temperatures, the ever-shortening daylight hours serve as a constant reminder of the new season. Bright homes are typically seen as much more welcoming than dark ones, so we recommend combating the early sunsets by keeping your front porch lights on - and possibly installing some extra lights along your porch or drive.

Decorate For The Season
Mums and pumpkins will help you get off to a great start, but for the full effect, we recommend taking your seasonal decor efforts one step further. Hang an autumn wreath on your front door, for example, or adorn your front yard with other bright, cheery fall decorations. Adding these types of seasonal decorations is a great way to round out your fall curb appeal efforts.

Need Help Selling Your Home?
Remember Eagle's Nest Realty!

These simple suggestions will go a long way towards boosting your curb appeal, but they won't sell your Lake of the Ozarks home all by themselves; you'll need the help of an experienced real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to effectively market your home and get it in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. That's where we come in! If you're looking for a trusted real estate agent, look no further than Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. We would love to work with you!



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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Home Staging Tips From The Pros

Do you know what it means to stage your home? "Home staging" is the process of preparing your house for the Lake of the Ozarks real estate market. Home staging efforts take on a variety of different forms, depending your unique situation, but the end goal should always be the same: to create a beautiful environment that makes every prospective buyer feel comfortable and welcomed. Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you out with these simple but effective home staging techniques.


Home Staging Tips

1. Organize, Organize, Organize
Books, toys, shoes, games, garden tools, silverware, knickknacks... as a homeowner, it's easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. If you're not careful, your home can quickly become cluttered - and clutter is a major drawback for anyone looking to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Do yourself a favor and organize everything before you list your home.

2. Clean - And Clean Again
Nothing turns off prospective buyers faster than a dirty house. When you're preparing your home for the market, you should make it a point to deep-clean your house like never before. Be sure to do a cursory sweep and wipe down the counters before every showing, too - you don't want to risk losing the interest of any prospects simply because you forgot to clean!

3. Lighten Things Up
Put yourself in your buyers' shoes: would you rather live in a dim, dark house or a bright, shiny home? Almost everyone says the same thing - no one wants to live in a dark, dingy house. Open the blinds to let as much natural light into your home as possible, and augment with lamps and overhead lights.

4. Go For Neutral
As a homeowner, you probably filled your home with pictures, knickknacks, artwork by your kids/grandkids, and other personal items. As a seller, however, you need to tuck these types of things out of sight and instead replace them with neutral items that appeal to the widest possible range of prospective buyers. Lean towards neural color schemes and avoid anything religious, political, or similarly controversial. We also recommend taking down family photos and other things that are specific to your family.

5. Make Your Home "Homey"
When it comes to staging strategies, a little bit goes a long way. Add small touches here and there to create a warm, welcoming environment your buyers will love. Toss a blanket over the arm of the couch, arrange the pillows on your bed, turn on the gas fireplace... these types of little details can make a huge difference.

Need Help Selling Your Home? Contact Us!

These few tips will get you started on the right path, but staging your home is only half the battle - you also have to get interested buyers in the door! That's where we come in; our talented seller's agent at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you market your home to buyers from all over Missouri. If you are thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks property, give us a call at (877) 452-5338.


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