Top 5 Reasons to Own Your Own Home

The decision to buy a home is a big milestone in anybody's life and should not be taken lightly! Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. You want to be sure that you are ready to take the step financially, mentally, and emotionally.

If you're considering buying a home in the near future, the team at eXp Realty is here for you! Check out this list of the top five reasons to own your own home.

1. Tax Deductions
As a homeowner, you will receive special tax deductions on the interest you pay on your mortgage and your property taxes. Whether you're single or married, these deductions can be a huge help when April comes around!

2. Freedom
Want to paint your bathroom bright green? Go for it! Owning your own home gives you total independence when it comes to decorating your own home. You are also in total control of your home's maintenance; you'll never wait on your landlord again.

3. Investment
Purchasing your own home is an inves…

7 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Realtor Before Selling

When you finally make the decision to sell your beloved home, you may have reservations about hiring a real estate agent. It may seem like a great idea to try to sell it on your own to save money on having to pay out a commission. But did you know that sellers who opt to work with an agent typically receive anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 MORE for their property than going it alone? Plus, taking the FSBO route could result in a slower turnaround time for a sale to be finalized! Here are 7 reasons why you should hire a Realtor when selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

1. Education & Experience
When you hire a real estate agent, you don't need to know everything about real estate in order to sell your home. You can rely on us to use our education and experience to effectively market your home at a price you agree to and seal the deal.

2. We Have Our Finger on the Pulse of the Market
Market conditions will govern your selling process, this is why we stay on top of this. W…

Common Household Pests that Could be Scaring Buyers Away

While we all know that living in a home and finding mice, roaches, or ants is not fun, it's even worse when you're in the process of selling your home. At eXp Realty, we want to help you sell a Lake of the Ozarks home quickly, and part of that involves ridding it of any pests who may have taken up dwelling in your home over the winter months or have made their way in to hide from the spring showers. Here are a few common ones to look for and how you can keep them at bay during selling and showing.

These little critters love to live pretty much anywhere. They could be marching around your kitchen, or lining your back porch. No matter where they've decided to dwell, it's time to evict these unwanted tenants, and tell them to move along. First, you have to find the entry points and seal them with caulk. You can use natural repellants such as cinnamon, coffee grounds, garlic, chili pepper or peppermint by leaving a sprinkling where the ants enter, or you can also use p…

Why You Should Buy a 2nd Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a booming place for real estate, and whether you're buying or selling your home at the Lake - eXp Realty is here to assist. Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks has many advantages, and while they may seem purely recreational, we have a few other reasons that may take you by surprise. Here are some reasons why you should buy a 2nd home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Easy Lifestyle
When you buy your home at the Lake, you'll find that around each corner you're close to all of your basic needs and then some! From amazing restaurants and bars to retail and grocery stores, we've got it all. While shopping and dining are huge aspects of our area, you'll also find that the easy lifestyle is also created through activities and events around the area.

The Lake of the Ozarks was voted the BEST recreational Lake at the Lake of the Ozarks by USA Today - meaning our location is ideal. When you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're…

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Realtor Before Buying

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks for the first time will be one of the biggest decisions you'll make in your lifetime. While buying a home can be time-consuming and stressful if you don't understand the ins and outs of closing a real estate transaction, it doesn't have to be. Recruiting an experienced real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks can really make a difference in whether or not the closing process goes smoothly. Buyer's agents are knowledgeable and experienced in handling all aspects of closing on a transaction for their client. When you consider whether hiring a buyer's agent is right for you, eXp Realty wants you to consider the many things that they can do for you:

1. Considering All Variables
There are a lot of things to consider when you're buying a house. Will the property meet your family's needs? Will you be able to tolerate your new commute to work? Is there a busy street just on the other side of those trees that's likely to…

Start a Career with eXp Realty!

Looking to make a career change? If you're considering a career in real estate, you need to look into joining the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks and get started in a career that offers the flexibility and tools you need to build a profitable business! Read further to learn more about the many benefits and tools made available to our stellar agents!

Stop spinning the real estate hamster wheel and start taking advantage of these awesome perks that only a career with eXp Realty offers!
80-100% or MORE Commissions
Keep more of your money. $16,000 Yearly Cap, 80/20 Commission Split on first $80,000 GCI. 100% for the remainder of your year. Our forward-thinking model eliminates the costs associated with a traditional brokerage. No royalty fees. No franchise fees. No desk fees.
Multiple Revenue Streams
Take part in the Industry's most aggressive revenue sharing model. Earn thousands per month by attracting like-minded agents. Build your business and plan for your retir…

Spruce Up Your Landscaping this Spring

Improving your landscaping is a great way to improve the appearance your home. Doing just a few things to spruce up your yard can increase curb appeal and in some cases, speed up the process of selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. First impressions are a big deal, and if potential buyers like the way the outside of your house looks, they will often be more likely to make an appointment for a showing. Even if you are not trying to sell your Lake of the Ozarks real estate, Spring is a great time to give your landscaping some extra attention! You do not have to be a professional to improve your landscaping. eXp Realty has some great landscape improvement tips for all the DIY people.

Climate Matters!
Landscaping isn’t terribly difficult, but there should be some planning involved. You may think you can just go to your local farm and garden store and pick whatever you think will look nice, but that is not how you should approach your landscape. Your geographic region plays a big pa…