Monday, November 30, 2020

December Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate Update

 A Year Like No Other at a Lake Like No Other


     2020 has been a year of blessings.  That may not be most people’s first thought as they reflect on this past year.  It has also been a year of fear, loss, upheaval, and unforeseen events.  I feel we have been particularly blessed at Lake of the Ozarks.

     As an unknown virus made its appearance during the first quarter of this year and traveled across the country; businesses, schools and events were closed or cancelled.  At a time when most Lake area businesses were gearing up for the 2020 season, suddenly everything and everyone was in limbo. 

    As people began to realize that schools were not going to resume session and employers set up work from home situations, the nation collectively looked to areas where they could spread out, be safe and still possibly enjoy life while we waited to see what came next.

     Those fortunate enough to own a home at the lake headed this way.  Spring boating at the lake was at an all-time high with plenty of space to socially distance in the fresh air.  Businesses cautiously opened.   Memorial Weekend gave us widespread news coverage (all press is good press?) as the world learned about our piece of heaven here in the Ozarks and vacation rentals began to rapidly fill up.  Property sales began to skyrocket with sales increasing over 100 percent during the summer months.

    I know there have been terrible hardships suffered across the country.  Loss of lives and loss of income has devastated many areas and many people.  I feel we have been truly fortunate here at the lake to have an environment that allowed us to continue working and gave us an outlet to enjoy life and time with our immediate families.  There is a spirit of comradery among “Lake People”; a willingness to help one another and a common bond in our love of Lake Life.

     As 2020 winds down and a vaccine seems close to being distributed for medical personnel and first responders, I pray that it is successful.   I am thankful for so many things.  I appreciate my clients who allow me to provide for my family.  I am thankful for my work family of staff and agents who support me.  I enjoy the Lake’s extended Realtor family, all of whom also help me to be successful and to enjoy this business.  I am grateful to live in such a beautiful and prosperous area as Lake of the Ozarks. 

     Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I hope you all find peace and joy this season. 

      C. Michael Elliott and Associates is a boutique, privately owned office with a great group of knowledgeable, topnotch agents and staff that will work in your best interest and are enjoyable to work with.   Please give us a call if you are considering buying or selling, we’ll explain our services in detail and you can decide if we are a good fit for you.  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.   You can contact him at 573.365.SOLD or  or stop by C. Michael Elliott & Associates, 3738 Osage Beach Parkway.