Lake Newsletter

from The Mary Lou Stone Team May 2024

Red Day at Keller Williams

Mary Lou and Marilyn enjoyed their time volunteering on Red Day to help collect food and donations at Woods for our local food bank.

What is Red Day? It is Keller Williams' annual day of service to give back to our local communities, as they have given to us.

Featured Listings



List Price: $374,900 MLS# 3563361

3BR/3BA Top Floor Condo

-Fully Furnished & Ready for Summer Fun!

-New Kitchen Appliances

-10'x30' Boat Slip w/ Hoist Included

-Some of the BEST Views of the Main Channel

-Rentals Allowed

-Great Location by Land and Water

-An Abundance of Amenities



68 Lighthouse Rd. #913

Lake Ozark

List Price: $549,900


MLS# 3562346


-1,942 Sq. Ft.

-Lakefront Condo

-Elevator Right Outside Unit

-Fully Furnished

-Huge Screened-in Lakeside Deck

-12'x28' Boat Slip Included

-Great Amenities

-Easy Access Location by Land and Water

Click HERE for More Info!

309 Bristol Bay Dr. #2B

Lake Ozark

List Price: $349,900


MLS# 3563362


-1,418 Sq. Ft.

-Fully Furnished Lakefront Condo

-Walk-in Unit

-Lakeside Screened Deck

-2 Outdoor Storage Closets

-12'x30' Boat Slip w/ Lift & Shade

-2 PWC Spaces w/ Double Lift

-Amazing Amenities

-Desired Location by Land and Water

Click HERE for More Info!

64 Knox Rd. #N206

Rocky Mount

List Price: $339,900


MLS# 3562708

-Lakefront Condo

-3 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom

-1,371 Sq. Ft.

-Furnished & Lots of NEW

-Elevator Close By for Minimal Steps

-Watch Sunrises & Sunsets

-12'x32' Boat Slip

-Easy Access to All Amenities

-Community Pool & Lounge

Click HERE for More Info!

203 Hays Dr.


List Price: $912,052


MLS# 3562804

-Dream Hobby Farm w/ Home

-3 Bedroom/ 3 Bathroom

-3,356 Sq. Ft.

-Newly Remodeled & New Improvements

-102 Acres

-Ponds & Creek on Property

-Many Possible Uses

-Amazing Location Close to Town

56 Enclaves Ln.

Lake Ozark

Price Point: $557,500


MLS# 3553108

-Move-in Ready

-4 Bedroom/ 4 Bathroom

-2,923 Sq. Ft. w/ Main Level Living

-Lower Level Wet Bar

-Screened in Deck w/ Lake Views

-Boat Slips Available

-Fantastic Amenities & Low Assessments

-Great Location

Click HERE for More Info



Contact us for more info on how we can get your property SOLD for you!

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Memorial Day Events at the Lake

Looking for something to do at the Lake this Memorial Day Weekend? Check out the link to the event calendar below.

Click HERE for Memorial Day Events

Tips for Making the Strongest Offer

Provided by: Homekeepr

March 28th, 2024

Spring is here and people are on the move! Buyers and sellers are waking up from their winter blues ready for new. A new change of scenery, a new place, a new start. In today’s competitive market, finding your dream home is just the beginning. The real challenge lies in making an offer that stands out, ensuring you cross the finish line as the new homeowner. Here are some top tips to help you craft the strongest offer possible, putting you a step closer to turning that dream home into your own.

1. Get Pre-approved for a Mortgage

Before you start your home search, get pre-approved for a mortgage. This step is crucial as it shows sellers that you are a serious and capable buyer. A pre-approval letter alongside your offer can significantly increase its attractiveness, as it reduces the risk for the seller.

2. Understand the Seller’s Needs

Knowing what the seller wants can be as important as the offer itself. Some sellers prefer a quick closing, while others may need a bit more time to move out. Tailor your offer to accommodate these needs. A flexible closing date can sometimes be just as appealing as a higher offer.

3. Offer a Competitive Price

While it’s important to stick within your budget, make sure your offer is competitive, especially in a seller’s market. Your real estate agent can provide insights into the home’s value and suggest an offer price that is both attractive to the seller and fair to you. Sometimes, offering just a bit over the asking price can make your offer stand out.

4. Minimize Contingencies

Contingencies are conditions that must be met for the sale to go through, such as home inspections and mortgage approvals. While they’re designed to protect the buyer, too many contingencies can make your offer less attractive. Work with your agent to minimize unnecessary contingencies, but be careful not to waive essential ones that could protect you.

5. Increase Your Earnest Money Deposit

An earnest money deposit is a sign of good faith and indicates your serious intent to buy the home. By increasing the amount beyond what’s typical in your market, you can show the seller you’re committed. This act can make your offer more appealing without increasing your overall offer price.

6. Personalize Your Offer

A personal touch can sometimes make all the difference. Consider writing a letter to the seller, expressing why you fell in love with the home and how you envision your future there. This emotional appeal can resonate with the seller, especially if they have a strong sentimental attachment to the home.

7. Work with a Reputable Real Estate Agent

A skilled agent is invaluable in the home-buying process. They can provide market insights, negotiation expertise, and guidance on crafting a strong offer. Choose an agent with a good track record and one who understands your needs and the local market.

8. Be Ready to Move Quickly

In a hot market, time is of the essence. Be ready to view homes and make decisions quickly. The ability to submit a prompt and well-considered offer can be a significant advantage.

Making a strong offer on a home requires a blend of strategy, flexibility, and sometimes, a personal touch. By following these tips and working closely with your real estate agent, you can increase your chances of success in today’s competitive market. Remember, every seller is different, so understanding their unique needs and preferences can truly set your offer apart. Good luck, and happy house hunting!

Latest Lake Real Estate Statistics

Above are statistics from our local MLS. Real estate continues to pick up here at the Lake! Inventory is moving and we expect it to rise slightly for the next few months, too. Spring and Summer are the popular months for buying and selling.

Above are the latest statewide statistics for Missouri. Although the arrows are going up and down, the number of residential properties sold, median sale price, total dollar volume and average days on market are almost on par with last year. That's not a bad thing!

For a more in-depth look at the past and current Missouri real estate statistics, click below. You'll be able to see detailed reports from 2015 to the present.

Click here for more info on Missouri's past and current Real Estate market!

Showing Sites & Adventures

After leaving a condo listing in Lake Ozark, Kate was at the right place at the right time to see the Northern Lights!

Upcoming Lake Events

On-Goings at the Enclaves

Have you heard about the newest edition to the Grandview Community in Lake Ozark?!?

THE ENCLAVES are an addition to the Grandview Community; a fabulous, upscale development on Horseshoe Bend off of Carol Road. They are a wonderful alternative to condominium living at the Lake, with no one above or below. There are 14 planned villas, 6 which are complete and have sold and 3 which are complete and available for purchase.

Every villa has a fantastic view of the Lake and a wonderful floor plan. Each villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 or 4 bathrooms and features main level living, fireplaces, lakeside covered decks, 2 car garages and have many options and upgrades available. Boat slips in the community docks available, too!

The Grandview Community is comprised of homes villas and waterfront villas. Grandview is conveniently located in Lake Ozark, just minutes from restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, churches, golf courses, the water and more! Grandview amenities include community pool & clubhouse, private golf cart path to community docks, playground & basketball court, sidewalks and more! 90% of residents are year-round and enjoy holding monthly dinners and club house get-togethers, truly harboring a sense of community.

Click HERE to Take a Virtual Tour Inside The Newest Villas and Enclaves Building Site!

For more info or to request your FREE brochure (available digitally, too!) click the link HERE to send us a quick email or give us a call at the number below.

Call us to be the next resident at the Enclaves at Grandview!


The Mary Lou Stone Team "The MLS Team"
Your Foundation for Real Estate Success
Mary Lou Stone
Broker/Listing & Sales Executive
Kate Coffin
Listing & Sales Executive/Team Assistant

Marilyn Gilpin

Listing & Sales Executive


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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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