shell knob: SHELL KNOB LIBRARY GOES HIGH TECH - 01/29/08 03:48 AM
Emailing has become a way of life, but I was  surprised to receive an email this morning from the Shell Knob library.  This is a first. It caught my attention, but I didn't recall any books being past due.
Not to fear!   Our little branch of the Barry County Library system has gone high tech.  This email was to give me advance notice that I would have a book due in three days.  Did I want to renew it on line?  How did we manage to remember when books come due without an electronic reminder?
Shell Knob is blessed with a … (4 comments)

shell knob: TAKING LISTING PHOTOS - 01/26/08 02:42 AM
Home owners are often too busy getting ready to move to a new location to notice the pictures that are taken to support the listing of their house in the Multiple Listing Service.  These photos can have a huge impact on the sale of the property.
Location, price and condition are extremely important to a successful sale, but pictures are what a potential buyer looks at closely.  With over 80% of buyers today shopping on the web before calling a REALTOR,  pictures accompanying the property information sheet can make the difference between exciting a buyer's … (11 comments)

shell knob: PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS - 01/25/08 08:50 AM
Are you ready to sell your house?  You want to get top price for it, and you've heard all the bad news about the real estate market, so you've cleaned and painted and polished anything that didn't move.
And, if you watch any of the shows on Home and Garden channel, you know that you must depersonalize your home.  Pack up most of the adorable grandchildren's pictures.  Remove  notes and magnets from the refrigerator door.  Clean off the kitchen counter clutter . Pack the knick-knacks in the dining room.
Interview and pick a Shell Knob real estate agent you feel comfortable with;  … (6 comments)

shell knob: VULTURE VENTURE IN BRANSON - 01/24/08 07:27 AM
How do you feel about vultures?  Seriously now - what kind of pictures get into your head when you hear about them?   I had never even thought about these formidable looking creatures before moving to Shell Knob in the Ozarks
  In my mind they were the dreaded birds circling dead bodies in western movies or cartoons.  All that has changed after living here a few years.  Now I regard them as God's garbage collectors, cleaning up the armadillos that get killed on the roads in summer.
Be that as it may, conservationists are focusing on them February 16 in … (1 comments)

shell knob: NEED A HOME WARRANTY? - 01/13/08 07:43 AM
Call me a skeptic,  but I've never put much faith in buying extended warranties for a new stove or dishwasher, etc.  And from what I've read they're often a waste of money.  However - Home Warranties are a different breed of cat. 
A Home Warranty can be purchased by either a buyer or seller of a property. If you are putting your home on the market, a Home Warranty can do several things for you:
You are protected on mechanical system failures during the listing period for one year.A Home Warranty can help you sell your home faster … (5 comments)

shell knob: SHELL KNOB, MO HOME & BUSINESS SHOW SET - 01/12/08 07:52 AM
Shell Knob Home Show Coming In April
April 11-12,2008 will kick-off the 21st year that Shell Knob has been hosting the Home Show.   
Sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, it is a quality, professional event that attracts hundreds of people from southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. 
Businesses return to participate in the show every year to promote their products and services to the Table Rock Lake area market.
 Admission is free to the public for this popular event.

shell knob: NEW SHELL KNOB, MO VISITOR GUIDES READY - 01/12/08 07:05 AM
The colorful 48 page Vacation/Relocation Guide for 2008 is now available. 
 The booklet is full of useful information for visitors to the Shell Knob area. It will be distributed locally, regionally and nationally to promote Shell Knob and the Table Rock Lake area.
The Visitor's Guide is responsible for many people noticing Shell Knob as a quality vacation, relocation and retirement destination.  Thousands of copies of the 2008 Guide will be distributed at several regional boat, sport and travel shows.  
Missouri Tourism Centers also have Guides available.  Free copies can be picked up at … (0 comments)

shell knob: CEDAR FALLS ON TABLE ROCK LAKE - 01/08/08 04:56 AM
The newest gated water front development in Shell Knob, Missouri, is Cedar Falls On Table Rock Lake.  It features main channel lakefront and lake view lots.
The generous lot sizes will be 1 acre to 2-1/2 acres in size, with water sewer and electric to each lot, as well as chip and seal roads.  Buyers will need to install septic/grinder pumps on their property.
Lake front lots start at $95,500, with lake view lots atarting at $37,500.  Cedar Falls is south of Shell Knob bridge
Get additional real estate and area information by calling … (1 comments)

shell knob: IS SHELL KNOB GROWING? - 01/01/08 06:51 AM
END OF YEAR THOUGHTS AND PROJECTIONS FOR SHELL KNOB MOShell Knob, Missouri is growing.  There are several new developments either started or planned.  Traffic on Hwy 39 is  heavier, although we are a long way from needing a traffic or stop light yet.
We have had a growth in population.  Signs of growth are everywhere.  Looking east as you cross the Shell Knob bridge, there are many more large boat docks. 
The Thrifty Closet on the Plaza has  more donations than  room to hang them - a fringe benefit of growth. Three new restaurants were added.
  The 2000 census showed the population … (4 comments)

Happy anniversary to me.  It has been one year  and 86,283 points since I joined The Rain.
If I recall correctly, last year at this time, as a real estate agent who knows how dead business can be in Shell Knob, Missouri in winter,  I decided to check out some Real Estate web sites.  I did a Google search and came across The Real Estate Tomato, which in turn led me to Active Rain. 
Little did I know when I tentatively signed up, what an interesting year I had ahead of me.  It was addicting.  Reading posts from other AR'ers all over the … (6 comments)

shell knob: TIS BOAT SHOW SEASON - 12/27/07 06:22 AM
If Christmas is gone, then we must be close to Boat Show Time.  According to the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, they will be representing the "quiet side of Table Rock Lake" at 7 regional boat, sport and travel shows this winter.
One of the reasons Shell Knob has become such a popular spot for tourists and vacationers is the publicity generated by the Chamber attending these shows for many years.Last year, the Shell Knob Chamber purchased a new professional trade show display.  It has a large panoramic view of Table Rock Lake and the Central Crossing … (2 comments)

shell knob: DOES ATTITUDE SET INCOME? - 12/26/07 05:50 AM
Half Full - Half Empty?
How was your year?  Did you make more than in 2006,  or less?  According to the national media, it was a drastic reversal of fortunes, with most real estate agents going into the red.  Listening to the media, we are headed into a recession, if we aren't there already. 
So how did you fare sales-wise in 2007?I was pleasantly surprised to find that I did better in Shell Knob, MO in 2007 than 2006!    I actually had MORE sales on Table Rock Lake this past year than the year before.  It took more volume of lower priced properties … (9 comments)

shell knob: FERAL HOG DANGER IN OZARKS - 12/22/07 08:22 AM
Can you imagine a 400+ pound razorback - not the phone - hog bearing down on you as you walk through the woods?
I can, after seeing one of these monsters in the bed of a pick-up in Shell Knob, MO. They will chase humans!  They seem to thrive in the protection of the Mark Twain National Forest, where they have access to Table Rock Lake for their water needs. 
The Missouri Department of Conservation has advised that hunters can take hogs this time of year(between deer and turkey seasons) without  hunting permits.  
These pigs are more commonly called Feral … (8 comments)

shell knob: HIGH ENERGY COSTS GOT YOU DOWN? - 12/19/07 08:43 AM
Energy costs are on everyone's mind.  Oil prices, gas prices, heating costs have gone up, and that results in everything we eat, drink or wear going up. 
As a Real Estate agent in Shell Knob, MO, I am always happy to brag about the Electric Co-op that services a great part of the Ozarks.  Carroll Electric Co-op has been rated A-1 by their members in most of the area they service.
This time of year, my electric bill normally goes down.  No need for the air conditioning, nor are there the usual summer lake time visitors. Everything except for … (1 comments)

shell knob: SPECIAL CLOSING IN SHELL KNOB, MO - 12/13/07 05:37 AM
A DREAM SALEI had a closing yesterday in Shell Knob, MO  that can only be attributed to Active Rain's presence on the web.  Neither the buyer or seller was present.  In fact, I have never met the buyers.  This is the second sale I have had like this.The buyers found me on Localism.  They saw the waterfront lots I had listed there.  They called me.  We discussed their concerns, got acquainted,  they saw the land on Table Rock Lake and made an offer.  Offer was accepted contingent on  passing a perc test.  Buyers would pay cash.
Getting a good perc test … (2 comments)

shell knob: NOVEMBER SALES REPORT - 12/03/07 08:36 AM
SHELL KNOB, EAGLE ROCK, GOLDEN, MISSOURI SALESNovember Residential Real Estate Report
November sales numbers reflected the end of the Fall season with 12 homes closed in Shell Knob, Eagle Rock and Golden.
 The average list price was $155,893, with the  closed price average coming in at $133,416.
  This is another drop from October's $221,621.  The highest individual sale in November was $250,000, leaving the higher end homes unable to attract buyers at this time.
There were also seven lots sold.  The highest lot sale was $89,000.  The lots averaged $26,583.

shell knob: HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN SHELL KNOB - 12/02/07 09:08 AM
A question I frequently get ,as a Shell Knob real estate agent, and the answer is YES.  You will be  being able to receive high speed Internet.  This is an important concern in todays world, and when you live in a rural area, with the closest town 30 miles away, and that town being cut off at times by high hills made of rock?  Well........ reception of Internet, cell phones and even TV can be spotty at best.
And where you live can play a part in what is available to you.
 That is no … (4 comments)

shell knob: 911 ARRIVING IN SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI - 12/02/07 08:43 AM
Shell Knob residents live in either Barry or Stone County.  Confusing at times?  Yes, but it works out surprisingly well most of the time.   
Stone County residents have had 911 service for more than two years, which has confused Barry County Shell Knob residents.  All that will be remedied this week with the new 911 Center for Barry County beginning to transmit from their Cassville County Seat location. 
All dispatchers have been trained on the radios and dispatchers from the Barry County Sheriff's office have been hired as part of the team.
The Master Street Address Guide is still … (1 comments)

shell knob: CHRISTMAS IN BRANSON - 12/02/07 07:18 AM
One of the many joys of living in Shell Knob, is living on the quiet side of Table Rock Lake, but still being convenient to the fun and activity in Branson. 
Branson will be holding it's 59th annual Adoration Parade Sunday, December 2, at dusk, starting with the lighting of the largest area nativity scene on Mount Branson overlooking Lake Taneycomo.
Businesses and organizations in the Branson Lakes Area will provide floats.  The charming parade will travel through downtown Branson and the Branson Landing.  The parade is recorded and shown on The Vacation channel.  

The Branson community gathers to celebrate the … (3 comments)

shell knob: WINTER ON TABLE ROCK LAKE - 12/02/07 06:21 AM
Unless you are one of those rare fish-a-holics, who claim to fish 365 times a year, which IS possible on Table Rock Lake, it is time to winterize your boat.  I have heard stories that the lake did freeze over once, but that was many moons ago. We enjoy a fairly mild and moderate winter season.
Most boat owners winterize before now, but we did have 68 degree temps this morning,December 2, so there are some perpetually hopeful or procrastinators among us.
Some take the easy way out and haul their boat into one of several professional … (0 comments)

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