Staging Your Home Like a Pro

When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, staging the home to show off its full potential to buyers is a MUST! By doing this, you'll highlight your home's strengths and downstage it's weaknesses - thus appealing to a greater number of potential buyers. eXp Realty has some helpful tips on how to stage your home like a pro:

Furnish Your Space A common misconception that many homeowners tend to follow when furnishing their home is that by pushing furniture against walls they're making the room feel larger and creates better functionality. Actually, by doing so you're taking away from the room's potential. When staging rooms, you need to consider the function of the room. What purpose does it have in your home? For most people, the living room functions as a place of gathering for family and friends. To embrace this function, re-position your furnishings into comfortable conversational groups, and position them away from walls. This will create a more inviting…

3 Important Real Estate Terms You Need to Know

Whether you're on the buying or selling side of a real estate transaction, there will be some terms that both parties need to understand to ensure a smooth closing process. eXp Realty, LLC wants to make sure you're prepared and educated on some of these important key terms so that when it comes to making decisions when closing on real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready.

Here are 3 important terms you need to know:
Appraisal An appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home's value. This is an important part of the real estate closing process because it helps to determine whether the contract price is appropriate given the home's condition, location and features. It's also important to ensure the lender that they're not over loaning on a property that may not be worth the value of the requested loan amount.

Contingency A contingency is something that could potentially happen in the future that may affect the real estate contract and/or clo…

3 Eye-Catching Tips to Make a Lasting First Impression for Buyers

Making a great and lasting first impression is the key to success in anything. When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, typically the first impression is curb appeal. Does your home have the curb appeal to catch a buyer's eye? While it's true that most buyers start their search online, according to the National Association of Realtors approximately sixty-three percent of buyers drive by homes after seeing them online. Since your home's exterior paints a picture of what buyers can expect for the interior of your home, it's important to have curb appeal that grabs buyer's attention in a positive way. The best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has some eye-catching tips to make sure your home is making a lasting first impression on buyers.

Look at Your Home from a Buyer's Perspective The best way to catch a buyer's eye is by thinking like a buyer. Step into their shoes as you walk around the exterior of your home. Look for things that are eyesor…

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate Joins Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate Joins Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®

In 2008, when three top local agents Ryan Gattermeir, Conda Davidson and Ed Schmidt created Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, the goal was to create a company that was on the forefront of technology and the latest market trends.  They invested heavily into lead generation tools, online marketing and office systems that few other area companies were utilizing at the time.  Over the course of 9 successful years, Gattermeir Davidson has grown to be the largest independent real estate company in the Lake Area with annual sales volume exceeding $100M.

Fast forward to 2017 and, yet again, these same three agents are embarking on a new venture with eXp Realty, the Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage®.  eXp Realty is one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the U.S., growing in size to 2,401 agents on its platform at the end of 2016 and reaching 3,000 agents as of March 15, 2017.  Overall, eXp Realty has seen over 200% grow…

5 Reasons to Buy Real Estate 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 our top five reasons you should buy a 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.

LOCATION! 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'…

Packing Hacks To Make Moving Easier

Moving from one home to the next is no small task. In fact, it can be one of the most stressful things you'll do in your lifetime. This isn't meant to scare you away from moving, though (unless you're leaving the Lake of the Ozarks!), but to actually empower you, and make it easier. There are many shortcuts and quick tips you can utilize to make the process simpler. We're we're constantly working with people who are moving, either relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks or moving away from and selling a Lake of the Ozarks home. Because of this, we thought you would like to learn a few ways to make it easier.

Pack an Overnight Bag with Essentials Don't get so wrapped up in the packing hubbub that you forget to pack a bag with all of the necessities. You'll want to include a few changes of clothes, your toiletries, and anything else you'll need your first night in your new Lake of the Ozarks home. This way, if you don't feel like unpacking everything, yo…

Your Change of Address Checklist

No matter where you're moving, there can be many details to take care of, and whether you're relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks or just moving to the other side of the Lake - there are some things you'll have to do. One of the most important things you can do is changing your address. It may seem like a large task, but with a few ideas from our change of address checklist, you can make the process easier. Here at Gattermeir Davidson, we know moving is a big process, but step by step, we'll help make it easier!

The Essentials There are two things you don't want to overlook when changing your address, setting up the forwarding address at your post office, and changing the address with your employer. You can set up address forwarding at your local post office, as well as at You'll also want to change your address with your employer because of paychecks, tax forms, and more.

Finances There are several different places that you'll want to check i…