Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Labor Day from Gattermeir Davidson!

Labor Day Weekend is upon us! The team at Gattermeir Davidson has no idea how this summer flew by so quickly, but we do know one thing: we definitely intend to make the most of this holiday weekend! 

Labor Day Weekend serves as a great excuse to grab your boat or waverunner and head out onto the water for a final summer sendoff. Invite your family and friends to join you at the Lake of the Ozarks... It's going to be a great weekend!




Community Events This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are all kinds of great events planned!

Mystery Play & Dinner
Grab a friend and head out to the Linn Creek Museum on Friday, August 29th for a totally interactive theatre experience. Community volunteers will perform "A Family Reunion to Die For," but they can't do it without audience participation! Doors open at 5:00 PM, and the show and dinner will begin at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Call (573) 346-7191 or (573) 873-5101 for tickets and more information.

3rd Annual Kids Harbor Golf Benefit
Join Precision Auto and Dogwood Hills Golf Resort on Monday, September 1st for a fun-filled, four-person scramble! Entry costs $85.00 and includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, and lunch. There will also be a hole in one contest and raffles for many special prizes - including a new Ford Fusion and cash prizes of up to $1,000! All the proceeds from this great event will benefit the Kids Harbor Child Advocacy Center. For more information, contact Mike Smith at Precision Auto, (573) 348-2233.

Fireworks Displays

What would Labor Day Weekend be without some breathtaking fireworks displays to top everything off? In addition to the fireworks at Shawnee Bluff after the concert, three main locations will be hosting displays this holiday weekend. Bear Bottom Resort is putting on their display on Saturday, August 30th. Tan-Tar-A Resort and the Lodge of the Four Seasons are both hosting their displays on Sunday, August 31st.

It's definitely going to be a wonderful weekend - a great last hurrah to a fabulous summer at the Lake! Of course, your summer here doesn't have to end now... Ask us about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, so you can continue enjoying summer for as long as you can! 

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Getting to Know Ed Schmidt!!

Greetings! The Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate Team is excited to introduce the first post in an all-new series of blogs: getting to know the Gattermeir Davidson Team! We're going to kick this series off with the one and only Ed Schmidt, Owner and Salesperson of the best real estate company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ed is a passionate and hard-working individual dedicated to improving the lives of those around him. He is excited to get to know you better!

How long have you lived at the Lake of the Ozarks?
Since June of 1996. I moved here from St. Louis County and started teaching for the first few years. I went into radio sales and broadcasting in 1999, then started a Marketing/Advertising company in 2005 called Schmidt & Associates, LLC Marketing Firm. I partnered with Ryan Gattermeir and Conda Davidson to start Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate in the summer of 2008.

Where did you attend college? Were you a member of a fraternity?
I went to Chaminade College Prep school in St. Louis and ended up graduating from the University of Missouri St Louis with a Business Administration/Marketing degree. No frat for me. I moved to the Lake after graduating.

How did you get involved in the real estate industry?
Ryan Gattermeir, Conda Davidson, and I partnered together before I was a licensed Realtor. We started Gattermeir Davidson so we could blend two of the top brokers at the Lake with a full service marketing firm. What a dynamic partnership! 

Real estate was a natural fit for me. Property exchanges are some of the most stressful transactions people will go through in their lives, and I love helping others. Handling the pressure of your friends/clients and fulfilling their dreams of buying or selling is very rewarding.

What is your position at Gattermeir Davidson? What is your favorite part about your job?
To get all technical, I am Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), but I am also a Broker-Salesperson. I work with our agents, staff, and the day-to-day operations of the real estate company. I love to see others succeed and grow, from my friends and family to all Realtors and home owners. Watching others' joy brings me peace and confidence that I'm doing things the right way - in other words, "Lake Life by the Golden Rule"! It's more than just a saying; it's the way I try to live my life.

Who is your family? Do you have any pets?
My family is huge and I feel very lucky to have such great people in my life. I have a few families, because really, everyone becomes family once you get to know them. 

My immediate family is my wife, Candi, three beautiful daughters, Mercedes, Chloe, Jillian, and of course our little girl Reeces (our dog). My wife's family is in Springfield and all of my family live in St. Louis. 

Then I have my Lake family, which is all of my great friends that I work with and all the people I have gotten to know over the past 18 years that I've lived here at the Lake!

What is something very few people know about you?
As I try to become a spiritual person, I practice hard to be more understanding and loving. I like to apply this approach in business, my personal life, and my daily routine. It's like practicing meditation with your eyes wide open, and I find nothing more challenging. But even through all my daily failures, I can still find the bright spots that make it all worthwhile.

What is your favorite movie?
Hard one to answer! I like all the comic book movies. They remind me of my youth and trying to be something better than human. They also bring out the hero in all of us - and who doesn't like to be a hero? I also truly enjoy funny movies; a good laugh can cure all! If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say Tommy Boy and Lord of the Rings. Lord of the Rings was visually incredible and matched the books more closely than any other movies I've seen.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Preferably nothing but hanging out with friends and family! Of course, we all do that every day, anyway. I like sports, but I'm too old to play. I like going out, but it's always too late at night. I like eating, but I have to eat salads because I'm way too heavy. Honestly, I try to enjoy anything that comes before me. I usually don't really know what spare time is... but when I do, I waste it watching Real Housewives!

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Yes, I wanted to be Spiderman or Superman. I really wanted to be a highway patrol man on CHIPS. I felt like I was being groomed by my parents to be a Catholic Priest - boy, was that a crazy idea! 

I never knew that I would become the man I am today. All the good and the bad that I have done and gone through... I wouldn't change a thing. They all work together to make me a better person!

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To heal others in all three aspects: physically, mentally, and spiritually.

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133


Friday, August 15, 2014

Best FREE Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks!

It doesn't matter if you're a part time or full time resident at the Lake of the Ozarks; if you're in town, you're going to be looking for something fun to do. Luckily, the Lake of the Ozarks offers plenty of great activities that both your family AND your wallet will love! The Gattermeir Davidson real estate team is here to help you plan a wonderful weekend with these fun free things to do around the Lake.



Ha Ha Tonka State Park
One of Missouri's most famous state parks, this beautiful park offers over 15 miles of trails. Visitors can explores caves, sinkholes, natural bridges, and the ruins of a one-of-a-kind Lake of the Ozarks castle. Plus, don't forget about the playground and all the picnicking opportunities!


Swinging Bridges
Escape into mid-Missouri's natural beauty with this hidden treasure at the Lake. Once you cross a swinging 400-foot bridge made of nothing but wooden planks, you enter a secluded world perfect for camping, swimming, fishing, picnicking, or kayaking. 

Lake of the Ozarks State Park
Consisting of more than 17,441 acres, this beautiful state park offers boating, hiking, fishing, biking/walking trails, backpacking trails, camping, and equestrian trails! Pets are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and kept on a leash. 

Aquatic Trail
A unique part of Lake of the Ozarks State Park, this 9.75 mile water trail is an adventure specifically designed for boat owners! Follow the buoys with the corresponding interpretive guide for unique Lake sights and intriguing information. The trailheads are located at the campground marina and Grand Glaize Beach area.

St. Patrick's Church and Museum
Completed in 1870, St. Patrick's Church is the oldest church in Morgan County. It included small living quarters for the circuit-riding priest. Today, those quarters have been transformed into a museum that showcases photos and artifacts from the church in its early days.

Miller County Museum
Open yourself yourself to the historical Missouri rural lifestyle. In addition to information on local American Indian heritage, schools, churches, and agriculture, the museum features machines, crafts, and home accessories from the early days.

We hope you enjoy these free activities around the Lake! If you're looking to relocate to the Lake full time, ask us about buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help you turn your dream home into a dream reality!

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

To Buy or Not to Buy?

That IS the question!

The decision to buy a home is a big milestone in anybody's life and should not be taken lightly! Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you'll make in your lifetime. You want to be sure that you are ready to take the step financially, mentally, and emotionally.



If you're considering buying a home in the near future, the team at Gattermeir Davidson is here for you! Check out this list of the top five reasons to own your own home.

1. Tax Deductions
As a homeowner, you will receive special tax deductions on the interest you pay on your mortgage and your property taxes. Whether you're single or married, these deductions can be a huge help when April comes around!

2. Freedom
Want to paint your bathroom bright green? Go for it! Owning your own home gives you total independence when it comes to decorating your own home. You are also in total control of your home's maintenance; you'll never wait on your landlord again.

3. Investment
Purchasing your own home is an investment in your future. Writing a check for rent means sending away money that you will never see again, but writing a check for your mortgage payment means putting money towards your personal investment. If you rent the same apartment at $550 per month for two years, you will have spent a total of $13,200 when your lease is up. That's $13,200 that could have been applied towards your own home.

4. Appreciation
Year-to-year fluctuations in the housing market are normal, but in the long run, real estate has demonstrated a steady growth pattern. Purchasing your home now could turn you into the proud owner of a profitable investment.

5. Stability
There's a reason that owning your own home is a major aspect of the American Dream. Living in the same area for several years enables you to build long-lasting friendships, to become an integral part of your community, and to provide a stable, enriching environment for your children.

"To buy or not to buy?" Gattermeir Davidson is your top Lake of the Ozarks real estate agency because we believe the answer is "to buy!" Let us help you turn your home ownership dreams into reality today.

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Great Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament

Looking for a fun way to get involved and give back to our beautiful Lake of the Ozarks community? Check out the 2nd Annual Great Dam Duck Drop Golf Tournament tomorrow! This spirited tournament will be a great way to stretch your legs, enjoy some beautiful Missouri weather, and rally for a great cause!

Golf Tournament Details

The tournament will take place TOMORROW, August 1st at The Cove Golf Course. 
  • Breakfast at The Cove prior to the tournament
  • 7:00 AM - Registration
  • 8:30 AM - Shotgun Start
  • Awards Party at Savannah Grille after the tournament
  • $125 per person
The entry fee includes breakfast, admission to the awards party (appetizers included), tournament goody bag, and 10 duck drop tickets! Your spouse/family is more than welcome to join you for the awards party; additional tickets are available for $10 apiece.

Golf Tournament Prizes

Golfers will compete in four-person scrambles in a variety of exciting events, including:
  • Hole-in-one contest or a brand new 2014 Jeep Wrangler, sponsored by Spieler's Inc.
  • Three flights with the top three teams in each flight receiving prizes
  • Closest to the pin and long drive contests
  • Other on course contests and special events

But Wait, There's More!

Don't miss the other fun attractions this golf tournament has in store! You'll get to listen to Melissa Carroll sing the National Anthem and watch the Lake Ozark Helicopter take off from the clubhouse to "shotgun" the tournament.

All the money raised in the golf tournament and Duck Drop will benefit several local non-profit organizations, via the Ozark Coast Kiwanis Organization. Come be a part of something great!

Love the Lake of the Ozarks? Want to become a full-time resident? We can help! Ask us about our featured Lake of the Ozarks properties.

NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home. For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Monday, July 21, 2014

Kid Proofing Your Home - It's A Must!

Preparing to welcome a new baby into your family? Congratulations!! There's nothing quite so incredible and rewarding as raising children. It's no secret that having kiddos running around the house comes with its fair share of responsibilities, though. Whether you've moved into a new home or have been proud owners of the same home for years, you'll need to take a critical look at your house through fresh, child-oriented eyes. Here are some quick and easy tips for making your home a safe, fun environment for your growing family.

Beware Of The Stairs
Children - especially young ones - have a constant and strong sense of curiosity that urges them to push past barriers and explore their world. While they can be great fun to climb up and down, stairs can also pose a great danger to unsupervised toddlers. Invest in a few baby gates to protect your little one from a nasty fall.

Secure The Chemicals
Cleaning chemicals can be extremely toxic to anyone if ingested or brought into contact with eyes, but your inquisitive youngster doesn't know that. Keep dangerous chemicals well out of reached or in a locked cabinet.

Cut Some Corners
No, this doesn't mean you're allowed to skimp on details! Sharp corners on countertops, dressers, and tables have a way of perfectly aligning themselves with your child's tender forehead. Purchasing foam corners to cushion to the impact can make a world of difference for your kiddo!

Block The Electrical Outlets
As your little ones learn and grow, they will mimic your actions - more than you realize. When they see you plug something into an electrical outlet, they will probably try to do the same. Unfortunately, electrical outlets can produce painful shocks to unsuspecting children. Install plastic plugs to cover up this potential hazard.

Lock The Cabinets
Unlike most cats or dogs, toddlers quickly learn how to open cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else. Protect your youngsters from getting into things they shouldn't by installing child-proof locks on all your cabinets.

Beat The Heat
Nothing can ruin a day faster than a painful burn. Put up barriers to protect your child from coming too close to your fireplace, oven, radiators, stove, space heaters, or any other heat-producing appliance. Be sure to keep other dangerous items, such as cigarettes or lighters, out of reach as well!

Don't Skimp on the Details
These big, broad kid-proofing techniques are crucial, but don't forget about the small details. Scrutinize every room for choking hazards. Tuck cords from blinds out of reach to prevent strangulation. Look at every room through your child's eyes and evaluate every possible item of interest.

Need more space? Your dream new home could be one of our many home listings at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Magnificent Waterfront Condos For Sale!

Can't get enough of the Lake of the Ozarks? Go on, indulge yourself! You don't have to own a home at the Lake to be a frequent visitor or full-time resident at the Lake of the Ozarks. Treat yourself to your very own private lakefront condo with one of our brand new listings. Check out the fabulous new condos at Riviera!




These beautiful units redefine everything you thought you knew about Lake of the Ozarks condos. These spacious units offer...

1,668 Square Feet
3 Bedrooms
2-2.5 Bathrooms
Covered Community Dock
Hot Tub
Playground
Pool
Club House
Open deck and Patio


The new condos at Riviera are hands down the most private and exclusive condos on the west side of the Lake! Every single unit in this small complex is completely customized with different cabinetry, granite, doors, trip, and unique tile flooring.

Don't feel like purchasing? These gorgeous units are also available for rent!

Give us a call for more information! You can reach us Monday-Friday at (877) 870-5253.

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors


Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133