real estate: There's something new in Ozark real estate..... - 06/08/08 02:58 PM
Okay, I am not new to real estate. I have been doing this for 5 years and specializing in REO (foreclosures) for over 3. What IS new is my company, Ozarks' Independent Realty, out of West Plains, Missouri.
Opening my own brokerage has been a dream of mine since before I started selling real estate. That is why I got my Broker/Salesperson license just a few months after my Salesperson's license, so I would be ready. And while I worked for a good broker for 5+ years and learned a lot, this was just the right time to get out … (5 comments)

real estate: Do you want to start selling foreclosed properties? Here's how! - 11/30/07 06:53 AM
I list and sell foreclosures. Not a glamorous job, by any means. All you have to do is read some of the posts and look at some of the photos in the REO groups here, and you will get an idea what I am talking about. When my "emergency kit" that travels everywhere I do includes such things as bug repellent to try to keep the fleas off, Vick's Vaporub to put under my nose so as not to smell my newest listing, disposable rubber gloves because I'd really rather not touch anything, and a complete change of clothes in case all of … (14 comments)

real estate: One of the year's biggest regional "holidays" starts today! - 11/10/07 12:33 AM
    Yep, it is now deer season! Okay, archery season started on October 1st, but today starts firearms season, and this is when it gets really interesting...    I moved from the Chicago area to Thayer, Missouri when I was 15. talk about culture shock! Thayer had about 2000 people then and 67 in my graduating class compared to the 280+ that graduated in my 8th grade class in Illinois. I started school there in January, so it was a long time before my first experience with deer season rolled around. And when it did, I thought there was some sort … (10 comments)

real estate: How I got into real estate (still working on the "Why" of it) - 11/07/07 08:18 AM
For several years I worked at convenience stores. I loved it. I was energized by the constant activity. Having 300-400 different people in front of me every day was absolutely beautiful. But then again, I like people. I love people! I had the customers who were just passing through who stopped for a bathroom break and felt obligated to buy something. I had the regulars who came in same time every day, bought the same thing every time, such creatures of habit, they often came in with their checks pre-written in the exact amount because they knew exactly what it would … (5 comments)

real estate: What's the Market doing where You are? - 10/25/07 07:13 AM
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the real estate market is changing. For those of us in this industry, we HAVE to keep an eye on things in our areas or else we'll fall behind as buyers seek out more knowledgeable agents. So, I ask you, What is the market doing in your area right now? Is there typical seasonal slowing, an abundance of foreclosures hitting the market, or going along as usual? Is it a buyers or sellers market? Are there any unusual trends you are seeing? 
 I believe for us to get a truly accurate picture of what … (6 comments)

real estate: REO in the Missouri Ozarks - 01/01/07 01:01 AM
      My name is Amber Bourland, and I sell real estate in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of south-central Missouri. I know, lots of other people do, too. So what's so special about what I do? Well, for one thing, I belong to an independent brokerage. That means we aren't franchised or owned by a big corporation somewhere that doesn't understand our area and our people. We choose to be independent because that allows us to work with each client individually and in the manner that best benefits the client. We take pride in finding solutions to tricky marketing or financing issues, … (3 comments)


Amber Bourland

West Plains, MO

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Ozarks' Independent Realty

Address: PO Box 345, West Plains, MO, 65775

Office: (417) 256-3190

Mobile: (417) 372-3191

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