Little did I know when I decided to make real estate my retirement “hobby” how much I would love it! My family has been visiting lake of the Ozarks for as long as I can remember, so it was the perfect choice to move here in 2008 after 30 years in the corporate world. As a resort community with over 1,000 miles of shoreline and being voted the #1 recreational lake in the nation by US News, this area attracts people with diverse backgrounds and I love getting to know them and hearing their stories. Working closely with my buyers and sellers has given me the opportunity to make great friendships with people I may have never met otherwise. Our properties here are as diverse as the people. Whether you’re looking for a farm, a tiny cabin, a condo, or a $4 million lakefront home, we have it here.
Buying and selling real estate is not the same everywhere. There is a lot you need to know about buying and selling properties on Lake of the Ozarks. From dock and seawall permits to shoreline regulations, Condo and Homeowners' Associations, and building on lakefront lots, you need someone you can trust to help you navigate the intricacies of your personal real estate transaction.
I'm here to help, and I LOVE what I do!
“When I needed to sell my current home and relocate to the Lake area, I really didn’t know where to start. I called Candy to see one of her listings. After meeting and discussing my needs with her, not only did she find the perfect new home for me, she walked me through the process of selling my current home as well. She answered all my questions and coordinated everything so smoothly that we closed both deals the same day! The level of personal care you get from Candy is that not only do you get a great REALTOR® with your best interest at heart, you get a friend. Whether you are buying or selling, Candy Barton is the one you want to call.”
—Kevin Neel – Buyer/Seller Jan 2017
“Candy was very thorough in handling my needs for finding a home. I told her what I was looking for and she worked hard to find what I wanted. She gave me several choices to consider and, when I did decide on the property that I wanted, Candy was very helpful dealing with the seller, the loan company and helped set up inspections and testing required by the loan company and VA. She was always available when I became frustrated at the process of buying a home and made it easy for me. She was also interested in my personal stuff that was going on in my life and was very sincere and sensitive to any situations I was dealing with while going through the home buying process. I have friends that are real estate agents around Branson and I found the same treatment from Candy, that didn’t even know me, as I did with my friends in real estate that I have known for decades. I would recommend Candy for anyone looking for any property, commercial or residential. Thank you for all your hard work and effort in helping me. You were truly a blessing in this whole process and I was glad you were in my corner!!!”
“When you first meet Candy, you think that you’ve been friends forever. That’s the way she makes you feel. She was dedicated to finding just the right place for us. She listened to our needs and answered all our questions. That was important to me because many REALTORS® only want to show you places that THEY want to sell and are not in tune with what you’re really looking for. Our time was limited traveling from out of state, and Candy spent the whole day with us, showing us a number of properties, and we purchased our Lake home that same day! She walked us through the entire process from our initial consultation to closing, and every step along the way. Candy has been great for us, and honestly, we could not have had a better real estate agent!”
—Linda and Rolland Woods / Buyer, August 2016