Thursday, March 30, 2017

April Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate Update

This is the most exciting Spring at Lake of the Ozarks that I’ve experienced in several years.  The residential real estate market is moving along at a good pace; available inventory is still low.  Lot sales and new home construction has begun to pick up and the commercial market activity is showing positive signs in both property sales and businesses remodeling, expanding and creating new locations.
     In April, we’ll be settling into our new office.  We are moving from our current location to the opposite end of the building to double our office size to accommodate the increase in our business and several new agents joining our current team. 
     Kevin Wood joined us in February.  Kevin is an experienced sales agent with a background in lending and title insurance.  By mid-March, Kevin had already assisted five families in the purchase of a lake home.  He is a perfect fit in our organization, I couldn’t be more pleased and honored that he chose to work with us.
     Jeff Anderson joined us in March.  Jeff has several years of real estate experience and currently also operates a nightly vacation rental company.  Jeff’s unique niche in the vacation home market is a real asset and it is a privilege to work with him.
     Stanley Spears has worked with us for over a decade and is one of the most dedicated and considerate agents I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.  He is a great ambassador for our company and a real help in growing our business.
     Maggie Dollar is the jewel of our office.  She manages our listings and sales with ease and makes us all look good.  With the expansion of our business, we are searching for another individual to work with her.  Maggie has worked with us for over 15 years and we are truly blessed to have such a knowledgeable and loyal individual looking out for us.
     Karen Elliott manages our marketing, technology and office systems.  Karen has over 30 years’ experience in Lake of the Ozarks real estate.  Karen is also my wife and business partner.
     We are looking forward to welcoming three more future sales agents who are currently taking classes and studying for the real estate license exams.  They will be joining us over the next couple of months as they each complete their courses.
     Feel free to stop by our new office and meet our current and new staff.  We are very excited about the direction the market is heading and to be in a position to expand our business.
     Michael Elliott has been selling real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1981.  He is one of the most respected brokers in the area.  If you have interest in a career in real estate or would like Michael’s assistance in the sale or purchase of property, contact him at 573.365.SOLD or  View thousands of lake area listings at $1 million plus homes at   You can also view each months’ article, ask questions and offer your opinion on Michael’s real estate blog,