Jeff & Melissa Krantz: 2012 has been a busy and rewarding year for our family. With the three children, Kassy-21, Jacob 12 and in 7th grade and Zachary-9 in 4th grade- there is never a dull moment in our house. This summer was filled with great times spending time on our boat with friends and family and also we had a huge event- Kassy got married! In June Kassy married her high school sweetheart, Tyler Butterfield. So, a beautiful outdoor wedding in Peoria, IL with immediate family and then a casual reception at the Lake in July. Let’s just say after writing the checks for these events- we were motivated all year long to help as many buyers and sellers that we could.
The boys have been busy with sports: football, golf and wrestling and now Zach is in Cub scouts. Many days have been spent fishing off the dock and Jeff taking the boys hunting for deer, turkey and ducks with our new black lab, Sophie.
The two of us have been busy as well with work and have had the opportunity to take a few business trips with RE/MAX to Las Vegas and also to Washington, DC. We also managed to take the kids out to Arizona over Spring Break to visit family.
Overall, life is good, our health is good and we enjoy spending time with our friends and family and three dogs, (yes it’s three and now two frogs and a lizard) at the Krantz home!
Thank you again for all your support through the years- we very much appreciate it!
Jeff & Melissa
Sam Rhoades: Hard to believe another year has come and almost gone. For the first time since 2007, Sellers are gaining ground with Buyers in the negotiating process.
I work mainly with Sellers as a listing agent for the Krantz Team. Five times this year a home sold more than we thought the property would bring when we did our market analysis. This is a very nice development. The Krantz Team had more listings sell than any other Team or Agent at the lake for 2012.
As we look to 2013, I expect continued improvement in the market place. I think Sellers have been through the worst that the market has to offer. Rising prices may come into focus within the next 2 to 3 years.
Gary Zeiger: I love to get away in the winter. I have been on several beach vacations, Mexico, Punta Cana, Jamaica. My daughter Kourtney (23) has graduated from SIUE, then landed a job right away. She works for Cassidy-Turley a real estate accounting firm from St. Louis. She will be getting married to Daniel Meier in May 2013. They have moved to College Station, Texas. He recently graduated as a mining engineer from Rolla, MO.
She will be able to work her regular job from home, and he will be working as an engineer at a mine, in Texas. My son Matthew (21), is stationed at Holloman AFB, in New Mexico. This is his first base to be stationed at. He plans to make a career in the Air Force.
Jill Krantz: Another year has come and gone. 2012 was a busy year for both my husband, Matt, and I. Real Estate activity and sales continued to pick up, as well as custom homes for Matt’s company. We were also blessed in June with wonderful, long awaited news……. we are expecting our first baby in March 2013!! So, like all new moms, I am anxiously working on the nursery and getting everything ready for our new addition. We are looking forward to our new journey!!!
I hope your holiday season is filled with family, friends and happiness! It is my hope that 2013 will be a prosperous and wonderful year for both you and your family!
Marc Hammack: My wife and I made the decision to become full time Lake residents in April of 2001 after years of vacationing and enjoying the lake. I count it as one of the best decisions we have made! This past year we have continued to enjoy boating, coving out with friends and hitting the waterfront restaurants. Gerry has enjoyed her retirement from the real estate business, almost as much as I have enjoyed working with her past clients. The lake life is definitely for us!
Susan Ebling: 2012 went by quick at the Ebling house! Alex is turning 5 on December 19 and will be attending kindergarten next year. We spent the summer perfecting her swimming, water-skiing, and bike riding skills, and we have spent the fall learning how to read, write, spell, and conquer addition and problem-solving. Alex is hoping for snow this winter so she can put her new snow pants and sled to use, but I’d prefer to have another non-winter like last year! We wish everyone a happy, healthy 2013.
Terri Neill: 2012 has been a good year. I saw my daughter and son-in-law buy their first home. My husband and I spent a few more afternoons together on his Harley than last year and I finally started work on professional certifications that I’ve planned all year. And, there are more good things to come. My wishes to all for a happy and bountiful 2013!
Kristi Crouch: This is my first year with RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks and Krantz & Associates. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this fantastically successful group of professionals. I am spending tons of time learning all about all of the new technology in real estate. Let me assure you that much of it is simply mind blowing! I am looking forward to a wonderful 2013. Happy Holidays!
Amanda Wood: I received an important addition to my household this year with a brown, long haired dachshund, appropriately named “Rudy” the rescue dog, by his former foster parents. If you visited Indian Pointe Cove this past summer you may have seen the “sea-dog” manning the bow of an orange kayak. He is truly enjoying the Lake life! Earlier in the year, I enjoyed playing tourist in Seattle, WA, and also paid Eureka Springs, AR a couple of visits. I was easily reminded that there is nowhere quite like home at the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. 2012 was a wonderful year, and I am looking forward to all that 2013 brings as well!
Carrie Case: 2012 has been the most trying, yet exciting year for my family! My husband and I opened our own business in the old firehouse on Bittersweet Rd., Horseshoe Bend Brewing Co. This is an interest we have had for years, which turned into a hobby, and then with a few years planning, became our reality!
Our daughter just turned 3 years old in November. We had some struggles getting her into this world, including her being several weeks premature. Therefore, we were thrilled to be the Ambassador Family for the March of Dimes Signature Chef event. What an honor this was to share our story!