Staging Your Kitchen to Sell!

With up to three meals a day, multiple snacks, and catching up after your kids are back from school, the kitchen in your home is always hopping. Since your kitchen is typically the hub spot for family gatherings, you want to make sure that this room shines above all of the others. Remodeling your kitchen can be one of the most effective ways to improve your home's value, so here are a few things to keep in mind as you make changes.

Start with a Facelift
Sometimes the only thing your kitchen really needs is a bright coat of color to make it look new. You can repaint the walls, and/or cabinets to keep things fresh. If you'll be repainting, just remember to stick with satin and shiny paints so that splatters can be easily wiped up. If you'll be selling your home in the near future, try to stick with colors that are timeless and neutral. Greys, beiges, light browns and greens are always a great option when you are selling your home. Potential buyers can imagine themselves in th…

Staging Your Living Room to Sell!

People buy homes, not houses. That's why it's recommended to stage your home with buyers in mind when you're listing your home for sale. At first, staging your home may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of an expert real estate agent, and some simple tips to guide you, you'll see just how easy and fun it can be.

At eXp Realty, we want to help you sell your home quickly and efficiently while still making the most bang for your buck. One of the greatest ways you can improve the look of your home is by strategically staging your home to shed the best light on your space. Today we're going to talk about ways you can stage your living room and create a space that people can actually imagine themselves living in.

Identify the Focal Point
Every room has a focal point, and when you are staging, it's important to find it and focus on it. While for many homes the television is the focal point, and in this day and age, many people will want the television to be …

3 Easy Steps to Buying a Home

Whether you're a first time buyer or practically a seasoned professional, buying a home at the Lake of Ozarks can seem like a daunting process. There are so many different styles of homes to choose from, and so many available homes within each location! How do you ever begin?

If this thought process seems all too familiar, the eXp Realty team is here for you! We've condensed the entire home buying process down into three simple steps to help you prepare for your Lake of the Ozarks home search.

1. Getting Started
To get started, you'll need to accomplish two simple tasks: develop your wish list and get pre-qualified for a loan.
Wish List: This is your opportunity for you and your family (whoever will be sharing the home with you) to be completely honest about what you do and do not want in a future home. Have you always dreamed about having skylights in your kitchen? Do you need a shorter commute to work? Now is the time to lay all it all out on the table. Many families choos…

Get Ready for the 30th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout!

Whether you're a local who has lived at the Lake of the Ozarks for years, a family who is relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, or even visitors who may want to move to the Lake of the Ozarks in the near future - the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is an event you won't want to miss! Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, being held at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill August 18th – August 26th, 2018, will bring the top racers and offshore racing powerboats up to 244 MPH! Here are a few details that you'll want to know about so you won't miss any of the fun!

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout EventsFRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018
Mini Shootout Meet and Greet - Location to be announced

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ha Ha Tonka State Park Mini Shootout at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Ha Ha Tonka State Park Mini Shootout with Awards following

Treasure Hunt for All Ages at Captain Ron's - Lots of prizes!
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p…

Landscaping DON'TS When Selling a Home

The first impressions potential home buyers get of your home can determine whether or not they are interested enough to want to see more. Your home's exterior can be the reason a buyer moves forward with requesting a walk-through or the reason they run screaming in the opposite direction. Last week, eXp Realty talked about some landscaping DO's when selling a home. This week we're sharing with you some landscaping DON'Ts to avoid when selling your home.

DON'T Plant Non-Native Plants
A beautiful landscape is not complete without some beautiful plants. Err on the side of caution and low-maintenance by planting perennials native to the region. Buyers may be turned off by the idea of having to put a lot of work into maintaining the lawn. And while they may be pretty to look at, non-native plants will be just that: high maintenance. Instead opt for some low-maintenance hardy native plants that require little attention.

DON'T Leave Toys and Lawn Equipment Laying Around

Landscaping Do's When Selling a Home

One of the first impressions potential home buyers get of your home is the exterior of your home. Often times, after a potential buyer views your home online, they'll do a drive-by to see if the pictures do it justice. Your home's exterior can be the reason a buyer moves forward with requesting a walk-through or the reason they run screaming in the opposite direction. This week, eXp Realty is covering some landscaping DO's when selling a home.

DO Maintain Your Lawn Regularly
Grass to your knees is going to be an immediate turn off for buyers. Keep your lawn looking crisp and clean by mowing and weed eating regularly. Keep trees pruned and bushes trimmed. Address any brown spots in your lawn and remove any excess foliage that may be overgrowing in your flower beds. A well-maintained lawn portrays a well-maintained home!

DO Power Wash Your Home's Exterior, Sidewalks, and Patios
You'd be surprised by how much grit and grime can accumulate on your home's siding and s…

5 Simple Tips for Increasing Your Home's Value

If selling your home has been something you've been considering, it's a great time to start thinking about increasing the value of your home! Now, don't get nervous about spending tons of money to accomplish this goal. You really don't need to do a massive remodel to double your home's worth. There are plenty of simple, cost-effective tips and tricks that will make a big difference in the long run. Start working on these projects long before you are actually ready to list your home to make the whole process easier! Here are 5 simple tips to begin with:

1. Take it one step at a time!
Try not to let yourself get overwhelmed by the process. While some projects may require a major time investment, others do not! There are plenty of simple things you can do that will all contribute towards increasing your home's value, such as updating your microwave, light fixtures, or even your ceiling fans. Small projects such as these can give you a sense of instant results that …