I was looking for a retirement home in the Lake of the Ozarks. I had seen an auction property being advertised and noticed that Michael had a nearby listing. I contacted Michael about the auction property and wanted to look at a few more properties as well. My wife and I drove from Chicago to the Ozarks to begin our house search. Michael’s knowledge of the area and property values is unsurpassed. He helped to guide us through the various towns and properties that border the lake. Although it took a bit to finally nail down a house (we ran into issues with the sellers of several properties and had to back away from a few negotiations/contracts), Michael was there every step of the way looking out for us and steering us to the perfect property in a perfect location. We are thrilled with our new purchase and the excellent service that Michael provided.
- James & Jacqueline Fortcamp
“With the assistance of C. Michael Elliott, I recently sold the family’s older seasonal lake house. I listed the house with Michael knowing that with 35+ years of real estate sales experience in the lake area, he knew the market history, the ups and downs of seller and buyer clientele, and certainly the lake area properties – he would be totally qualified. However, to me, what turned out to be an even greater asset in his selling my older home was his knowledge and expertise in the construction and maintenance of such lake area properties. Michael was a great adviser and counselor, said he “worked for me” and he did! I would call upon him again anytime; and I would certainly recommend him to anyone to handle any real estate needs in the lake area.”
- Helen Girard
We would like to thank C. Michael Elliott & his wonderful and talented staff for their professionalism in the purchase of our recent home. We lived in St. Louis and when we made trips back and forth looking for property Michael always had our back. He knew what we were looking for and showed us several homes on each trip. He previewed each home before he would call us down to let us know if they were even worth our time. when our home in St Louis sold in four days we were frantic. Michael again had our backs, he found a great moving company and even found us storage units, when we were unable to find one with any open units. Michael really helped making our move much easier. We have to say Michael’s knowledge and professionalism helped us to find our dream retirement home. We would highly recommend C. Michael Elliott and Associates for all your buying or selling needs.
- Dave & Marsha Jirsa
Michael did an outstanding job! Our lakefront Porto Cima home was on the market for some time. Many of our good friends and neighbors in Porto Cima recommended Michael and we listened and took their advice. When we met with him, he recommended new pricing and within a few weeks our home was under contract. He gave us good advice and his follow up through closing made the process go through smoothly. We were extremely pleased with Michael’s knowledge and professionalism and would highly recommend him.
- Joe and Cathy Humeniak
After our first meeting we knew Kevin was the right guy to help us. His patience, knowledge at LOTO area, along with his banking and title experience made us feel confident with the process. If you’re looking for a realtor that will work hard for you and you can trust, Kevin is your guy!
Thanks for everything Kevin, we have gained our first LOTO friend!
- Dave Dillenberger
“We had a great experience working with Kevin Wood on the sale of our condo at the Lake of the Ozarks! We currently live in St. Louis and had a hard time making it down to the Lake in getting the condo ready for sale, Kevin went above and beyond in helping us out, he even took delivery of furniture and assembled it for us. Kevin did a great job of keeping us informed and selling our property quickly. I would recommend Kevin to anyone looking to buy or sell.”
- Joseph & Michele Hurster
“Last spring my condo had been on the market 18 months without a closed contract. Good friends knew I was extremely frustrated and recommended their lake agent, Michael Elliot. I was immediately impressed by Michael’s professionalism, strong work ethic, and knowledge of the market trends in my particular condo development and the lake in general. Michael recommended new pricing and six weeks later my condo was under contract! I was extremely pleased with Michael’s communication skills and support through a complex closing experience. If you are looking for an ethical and knowledgeable real estate agent that will keep you informed every step of the way, I highly recommend the services of Michael Elliott.”
- Lynn Hedrick
“I called Michael few weeks ago and told him that we were interested in purchasing a place at the lake with specific features and budget in mind . He called me back the same day and told me he was going to email me some options to look at and maybe get together that weekend to check those places out. After looking at those places on line, we decided to meet Michael at his office on a Saturday. Michael was friendly, professional, straight forward and extremely helpful. He worked very hard driving us around on a very hot day (in his awesome BMW) to show us multiple places that would fit our description. We ended up buying a Condo that we fell in love with and Michael made the transaction very smooth!
Thanks Michael for all your help, we sure love our new vacation home!”
- Eyad & Lori Aljundi
“Kevin went above and beyond with showing us properties and assisting us with our condo purchase! We would have been lost in the process without Kevin! I would recommend Kevin to anyone looking to buy or sell property at Lake of the Ozarks. Kevin knows the area, knows how to deal with bankers and gets things done!”
- John & Penny
It was a breath of fresh air working with Michael on the purchase and sale of our condos. Early April we contacted Michael on a Sunday regarding a listing of a condo we saw the evening before. He met with us that same day and we walked through the condo. That same afternoon we made an offer and purchased it. Within the next few days we listed our condo and was very impressed with the quality and professional listing that Michael and his staff put together. Within two weeks after Michael listed the condo, it was sold. In today’s busy world it is very satisfying to find someone that goes into such detail regarding the process of buying and selling real estate. One last detail that is very important Michael and his staffs knowledge of the area including so many companies that offer home services and repairs was very helpful to us during this process. Well done Michael, thank you for your friendship and professional services.
- Gerald & Therese Jenkins
“Kevin has been the up most agent to be right there when you need him. He always goes beyond to make sure you get to see what you call him on. He goes out of his way for you to make sure you get to see properties you are interested in. I personally recommend Kevin to anyone looking for real estate. “
- Sandy Foster
I placed two condos with Kevin for sale in November. I didn’t expect to have any offers until the spring but Kevin worked his magic. He had open houses every nice weekend and kept me informed of any potential buyers. I closed on both my condos this past Friday receiving close to asking price. I recommend Kevin to anyone who wants to buy or sell at the lake. He is the best!! Thanks again Kevin!
- Jane Baxter Schmitz
Kevin was great to work with! He quickly understood what we were looking for in a lake house and helped direct us to those types of homes. He had such patience in dealing with 3 of us going in on a home and each of us having different priorities. He worked with us through the whole process and went above and beyond! Highly recommend him to find your dream of a lake home!
- Mary Immer Neff
My wife and I had a wonderful experience working with the C. Michael Elliott & Associates real estate firm when we listed our home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. I had read Michael Elliott’s real estate column in the Business Journal for many years, and was always impressed that he emphasized factual data over adjectives in describing real estate market conditions,and given that he was our first choice to consider to represent us when we put our home on the market. Michael keyed in on meaningful comparables in our immediate market on the horseshoe bend area and his recomendation on our listing price proved to be spot on! His firm provided excellent sales support and we had an acceptable contract in two and one half weeks. He was very professional, and responsive, always keeping us informed and providing good advice. We are very happy we selected his firm to handle our sale.
- Jim & Tish Keinker
I’m jotting down a few notes just in case folks looking for a realtor might benefit by reading about my experience(s) with C. Michael Elliott & Associates, Realtors.
I listed my Palisades condominium unit with Michael about a month ago. Michael called me with a contract four days later. I sold my condo for 98.5% of my asking price, so this was not a “fire sale.” I got the price I wanted after four days on the market! I closed yesterday, August 30th, a month after I listed!
In 2002, Michael sold my previous condo in record time, that’s why customer loyalty and my appreciation for a “cool operator” took me back to his office for this condo. I’m so glad I did.
Michael Elliott & Associates, Realtors created a unique and aggressive marketing model that gets results in weeks, rather than months and endless open houses. In fact, the folks who bought my condo had traveled to the Lake to look at another condo at the Palisades. They never even walked through that place because they were attracted to mine through Michael’s online program.
If you choose to engage Michael’s firm you won’t regret it. I call him the “all-services realtor” in that he takes care of literally everything, from getting you the top price if you’re a Seller, or a “fair bargain” if you’re a Buyer, to helping you move, to representing you at closing and verifying the accuracy of your closing papers.
You have a wide choice of Realtors at the Lake, and I know a really good one!
- Marvin H. Schulteis, J.D., Professor of Business Law and Politics, Columbia College, Lake Campus
In June of 2017 my fiancé and I purchased a home on Lake of the Ozarks with the help of Mr. Kevin Wood. To use the term “helpful” to describe Kevin is a gross understatement. Living out of state, we communicated via email for at least six months viewing properties online. Kevin’s expert knowledge of the area and the real estate laws of Missouri were invaluable to us. After visiting properties at the Lake with Kevin leading the way, we found exactly what we had hoped for. He handled our negotiations deftly and walked us through the close as well. Most real estate stories would end here, but not ours. Kevin’s support, before and after the sale, has surpassed all my previous real estate dealings in three different states and two countries. Needless to say; I recommend him highly.
- Tim Murray
Kevin is great! Professional, helpful and so knowledgeable about the lake. He sold our condo in 4 days for a price everyone said we’d never get. He also assisted us in buying our new condo and made the process so easy. He is quick to respond and will keeps the communication open. He is the best!
- Vickie Martens Bresnahan
We would recommend Michael to anyone considering selling their home. Michael is very professional & is very experienced in selling homes at the lake. My husband was a real estate attorney & Michael was able to work very well with him in selling our home. We would definitely recommend C Michael in anyone selling their home.
- Larrie & Jeannie Hindman
We have completed three separate transactions with Michael Elliott over the past eighteen months. Michael has been professional, responsive, attentive and caring during each transaction. We both felt that Michael did an amazing job representing our family in each of these transactions. If you need someone that truly CARES about you as the customer, you simply can’t go wrong with C. Michael Elliott & Associates.
- Eric & Michelle Cole
Recently my wife and I moved from out of state back to Missouri and to the Lake of the Ozarks. It was at this time we met Michael Elliott of “C. Michael Elliott and Associates Real Estate”. As my wife and I moved across several states and purchased multiple homes during these times we never dealt with any real estate agent as professional and well respected as Michael Elliott. We found that Michael’s approach is one that puts you first and will take whatever time needed to place you in the home that is best suited for your situation, no matter your price point. “Everyone gets treated the same”. In addition, Mr. Elliott’s knowledge in the areas of Construction, Home Building, and General Contracting is second to none. This is a definite quality that is rarely found in the real estate industry today and can be a key component when making a large investment in a home purchase. Our trust in Michael was such that we recently had Michael represent our daughter and son-in-law in their recent transfer from out of state and purchase of their new home here at the Lake. If you’re looking for a home, condo, or just property at the Lake or surrounding areas you need to call Michael Elliott to ensure you get the right property for the right dollar while dealing with an ultimate professional.
- Gregg and Beth Boehm-Happy Residents of Lake of the Ozarks!
We would like to sincerely thank you for all you did that allowed us to buy our dream lake home. We were especially grateful for the invaluable assistance that you provided as we worked thru the inspection items that we were having repaired. Your knowledge as a builder and your expertise in getting the right people for the right job made the whole process work out for us. We really believe that had we chosen another realtor, we would not have completed the purchase. You very calmly told us you would get things handled and you did! In addition the work you have done after the sale on our behalf is really appreciated as well. You have gone above and beyond what many realtors would have done to truly make sure we got a home we will enjoy for years to come.
Should we have need for a realtor in the future, there is no doubt in our mind we will call you!
We can not thank you and Maggie enough for everything you have done!!
- Terry & Debbie Hammer
After spending many years renting condos in the Osage Beach area, this spring we decided it was finally time to buy our own. A friend referred us to C. Michael Elliot and Associates. We contacted Michael and were very happy that Michael agreed to work with us personally on our search.
Michael was great to work with! He was very understanding of our schedule since we were commuting several miles to do our search. He worked with us on weekends and during late hours to fit our schedule. He also took the time to listen to us and understand what features we specifically wanted and what our price range was. His local knowledge of the lake area was invaluable as he showed us several condos, pointed out the good and bad qualities of each in terms of what we were looking for, and helped us decide on the location and development that was right for us.
We highly recommend C. Michael Elliot and Associates for your real estate needs at the Lake of the Ozarks!
- Dave and Lisa Westra, Omaha, Nebraska
Paula and I have been represented by Michael on both the sellers side as well as the buyers side of the table on many transactions over the past 20 plus years. His knowledge and professionalism is always well executed and appreciated. He has become a friend as well as a business contact. “Thank You Michael and Staff !!!!”
- Brad Mefford & Paula Schaefer
“When my wife and I met Michael for the first time we felt confident that he was the realtor that would sell our condo. He was extremely knowledgeable about the market conditions, told us exactly what price range we should consider for a list price, and the approximate sales price we could expect to receive.
We have sold several properties over our life time but this was one of the best experiences we ever had because of the attitude of Michael and his staff (especially Maggie). The communication was excellent when they scheduled showings, provided immediate feedback, and finally in closing the deal.
I would recommend Michael Elliott & Associates to anyone that wants to have a great experience when buying or selling their property.”
Wayne & Nickey Winter
- Wayne & Anna Winter
“Michael Elliott and his Associates sold my waterfront home in Porto Cima at Lake of the Ozarks. I am very pleased with the services he provided. He was aware of all properties in our market place on a daily basis. I highly recommend Michael and his Associates to represent you in buying or selling your real estate.”
741 Grand View Dr., Porto Cima $795,000
- Judy Nelson
As the sellers of the above referenced house, we are so very happy we chose you to list and sell our Lake Home. Not only did you sell our house in four (4) days, you also achieved a sales price that was a remarkable 98.75% of our listing price. You have been there to guide us through every aspect of the sale and unbelievable “partner” in navigating the listing process through closing. You and your staff are to be highly commended and we would highly recommend you in the future.”
342 Palisades Drive, Four Seasons $795,000
- Bart & Cathy Coulter
“Michelle and I were very impressed with the level of professionalism that C. Michael Elliott brought to both of our transactions at the lake. We both knew we could count on Michael to go above and beyond in regards to making the transactions as smooth as possible. His advice, and patience with all our questions, was greatly appreciated! Selling and buying property “long distance” is a hard task but Michael and his team made it so much easier on us!”
14 Queen’s Point, Four Seasons $309,000
- Eric & Michelle Cole
“Michael was the Selling Agent when we bought our home at The Lake of the Ozarks a few years ago. At that time, we were very impressed with his Professionalism and Real Estate knowledge that He brought to the Closing Table. We knew, then, that when the time came to sell our Lake-Home…that Michael would be the agent we would want representing us. We have just closed on that same Lake Location with Michael as our Selling Agent. Michael did a wonderful job from the Initial Point-of-Contact to the Final Hand-Shake at Closing. We would be happy to recommend Michael to anyone buying their Dream Home at the Lake.”
38 Wild Pines Ct., The Villages $1,295,000
- Cindy Detelich
“Michael, thank you so much for helping to find the perfect two homes for us! It was such a pleasure working with you and Maggie. Your knowledge of the area and of the properties made it so easy. The time spent with you was relaxing, informative and we felt you timed things according to our schedules. It was very special to us to see how much you love what you are doing! C. Michael Elliott and Associates your services are extraordinary!”
- Daryl and Linda Davis and Mary Kuster
“Michael and Stanley:
Thank you so much for your efforts in successfully selling our home. Your diligence and perseverance made the sale a reality.
Having worked with other realtors in the area, I can honestly say that you two are definitely a cut above the rest. Your willingness to market a small home in the same manner as you did our high-end home showed a true commitment to the customer.
Your technical knowledge of home construction is invaluable, as well. Often times, buyers don’t understand the nuances of a home, and your ability to point out both strengths and challenges instills confidence in the buyer.
With your connections and well-earned reputation as an honest realtor, you were able to work through potential issues with Ameren and reached a satisfactory solution for our buyers regarding their dock. Without this effort, I’m confident the sale wouldn’t have occurred. The buyers’ agent didn’t have the knowledge to make it happen.
Thanks again – you can rest assured we will continue to recommend your team as realtors who will make a difference for their customers.”
48 Apache Road, Sunrise Beach $319,500
- Dana & Marge Elrod
“My husband and I have been investing in Real Estate at the Lake for 20 years. My last two investments I encouraged out daughter to invest with me, Stanley Spears represented us on both transactions. We are very grateful for the knowledge, integrity & honesty we have received from Stanley, and also enjoy going to the C. Michael Elliott office and being treated like a friend. We would recommend this team to anyone!”
- Yvette Hansen & Lauren Hansen
“I would like to take this opportunity to recommend C. Michael Elliott & Associates for anyone considering a future home sale.
I consider Michael the hardest working realtor at the lake. In spite of the fact that my home just happened to be priced in a temporary soft spot in the market Michael continued to work hard ( many Open Houses, etc.) until the sale was complete.
I have recommended Michael to several of my friends and will continue to do so.”
1113 Anemone, Four Seasons $578,900
- James F. Kirkham
“Michael, Gerri and I wanted you and Maggie to know how much we appreciated the outstanding service we received in the sale of our Lake Ozark condo that we listed with your agency in mid July of this past (2014) Summer and had a signed contract by early September. The closing on October, 2 was actually a really pleasant experience for a change after some 9 total real estate closing experiences since my retirement in 1995. We have observed in the past that closings can be stressful but not this time.
In addition to you and Maggie, we especially appreciated the fine job done by your chosen closing agency, they were a joy to work with and reflects favorably on your choice of professionals needed to complete the voluminous paper work required in today’s business world. We wish all of you well in the future.
Finally the leading players in any sales transaction, the Buyers, John And Gail Stiles, thanks in no small part to your skillful ability to keep all of us on track and on very friendly terms, were as good as buyers get. Gerri and I feel we got along famously. As a result of all this, I believe buyer and seller have a warm, fuzzy feeling that this was a good and fair deal for both of us and that, in the end, I trust you will agree, is what a really good business transaction is all about.
Didn’t mean to carry on so, but Michael and Maggie, we just had to let you know how pleased we were with your services. Your friends always, Doyle and Gerri Williams, KC, Mo.”
775 Clearwater Drive, Unit 3D, Camdenton $119,900
- Doyle and Gerri Williams
“We came to know Michael Elliott several years ago when he listed and sold two neighboring homes in our cove (in Porto Cima). We were impressed by his efforts and the recommendations of his clients.
Michael and his staff, Karen and Maggie, made the listing and sale of our lake house simple and efficient. Michael provided us with a logical and thorough market analysis that helped us understand the current state of the local market. Michael then took dozens of photographs and worked with Karen and Maggie to develop excellent marketing materials, both printed and posted on the major real estate Web sites. Fourteen days later we had an acceptable contract for the sale of our home.
Michael is an experienced professional. He offered suggestions and advice at every step of the process, yet was also open to suggestions from us.
Finally, we found that working with Michael and his team in the sale of our home was a pleasant and enjoyable experience.”
719 Grand View Dr., Porto Cima $789,000
- Mike and Carol Scahill
“Michael was very professional and clearly understood exactly what type of home and location that I was looking for. He didn’t waste our time with ‘out of range’ priced homes and gave very good objective advice which clearly saved me time and money. I felt like he kept my best interest in mind and provided a very high standard of service unmatched by other agents that I have previously worked with.
He helped me find an awesome home within my price range and the location that I wanted on the water. He made sure the price matched the market and was there for the closing to ensure a clean and quick sale. Even after I purchased the home, some of the minor contractual issues that needed to be addressed, he handled and made sure all was right and taken care of.
I would recommend Michael to anyone who is a first time buyer or someone who has previously owned. He will make the experience great from start to finish and will always be available even after the purchase to ensure that you have all your needs taken care of.
It was a great experience working with Michael.”
- Dr. Cody Fox, DPM
“Referred by a trusted colleague (Dr. Dennis Rodden), Michael Elliott exceeded all of my expectations. His expertise in the local market helped me to quickly locate a wonderful vacation home.”
- Mark C. Howard, MD
“Michael, I appreciate your responsiveness and assistance with the sale of my house. Your expertise and knowledge of the lake area prove to be a significant asset as your team was able to turn a quick sale. Thanks Again!”
- Daryl Weatherman
“As out of state buyers, we very much appreciated the extra efforts necessary to keep us updated on transaction details.”
- Kenneth & Elizabeth Pardy
“As always, the whole staff we work with are true professionals! From the time we listed our property to closing day everything is a no hassle no worry transaction!”
- David & Gail Pauline
“The handling of the listing and closing was very professional and I feel they went the extra mile to keep in contact and make it a pleasure to have done business with Michael Elliott”
- B.J. Frisbie
“Working with true professionals who know how to market, sell and close a luxury property was a great and refreshing experience.”
- Mr. & Mrs. Dale Perkinson
We liked the prompt responses to the questions that we had whether we were 150 or 700 miles away. We also liked the feedback and rating process that you provided from the other REALTORS on our showings. We appreciated receiving copies of the ads that you ran on the property as well. We also appreciated your friendliness, accommodating attitude, and frank answers to our problems.”
- Mr. & Mrs. Karl Ellington
“Listened and quickly learned exactly what we were seeking in a lake home. No questions went unanswered. Went above and beyond making several trips to the property to ensure all outstanding issues were resolved. We look forward to working with you in all of our future real estate needs at the lake!”
- Brian & Laura Vierdag
” Your marketing approach; the brochure in particular, impressed us. You presented the home in a professional & timely manner.”