Let the Dreams begin

My life experience has been enjoyed as a retail operations executive, both nationally and internationally, shopping mall and commercial real-estate.  My passion has always been the happiness and success of people, mentoring, developing and helping them grow. I have been happily awarded multiple times for producing my company’s highest profits and lowest employee turnover.  The right people at the right place at exactly the right time.

My wife Paula and I became infatuated with the lake when we bought our 1st cabin in 1994 from RE/MAX. We were officially “Week Enders.” Well… when the lake gets in your blood you have to become part of the lakes soul. We relocated to the lake in 2000 to become locals. I commuted to STL or KCI airport weekly, always looking forward to the drive home on Friday PM…to be back at paradise my lake.  We have bought and sold several properties with RE/MAX. Each buying or selling experience far exceeded our expectations.

In 2011 I chose early retirement, soon after that, the garage and attic were cleaned and organized, I began looking for something to invest my time and talents. Well lucky me when I found a part time opening to join Team Jane Kelly (RE/MAX,)   as their Team Photographer; together we developed photography skills that provided our Team with an aggressive first line of offence on the internet. To be a part of this skill-set evolution was very satisfying.

Four years later, I am now not only hooked on the lake but Team Jane Kelly and RE/MAX are now both in my blood. Based on my past positive experiences as a client of RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks it’s natuarly the only place for me.  So my obvious next step was to join the Team as a realtor.  I consider it a true privilege to be part of RE/MAX and Team Jane Kelly.

I am really excited about serving our customers and clients, showing the lake I love, living my passion by finding the right property, for the right people, at exactly the right time. Not just to sell houses, but to help build dreams.” Just as great sales people from RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks did for my family.

Bill was extremely helpful in all of the steps involved in completing the sale of our lake property. During this time we were dealing with the sale of an out of state property, and a family medical emergency which added to the stress level. Bill personally assisted with many of the actions an owner is responsible for such as overseeing home maintenance and repairs, getting packing and moving quotes as well as coordinating various other closing requirements. We will always consider Bill as a true friend who went above and beyond during a time of need. And, oh by the way, our home sold the first day it was listed!

I was so impressed by Bill and let me tell you why. My husband and I live in Denver, CO. We had discussed buying a second home on Lake of the Ozarks in 2018. We wanted to come here and see what was available and where on the lake we would want to buy. Naturally we called The Jane Kelly Team and was given Bill Allen as our realtor contact. There was a lot of communication before we even got to the lake. During our talks, we made it very clear that we would most likely not be buying this trip but wanted to see what the market was like. Knowing that upfront, Bill still took two full days…YES two, and show us about 14 homes. After looking at these home, we quickly realized we needed to reassess our expectations. We took the weekend to regroup. We used Zillow to look at another 16 homes. We drove through the neighborhoods and then narrowed it down to four. Sunday night, we called Bill and asked if he would get up early and show us these homes before we left town. (Yes, we were those people) Long story short (I know…too late) we put an offer on one of the homes and it was accepted within a few days. Today I am writing this review looking out onto the lake from my beautiful new home. Here is what I want everyone to take away from this. We were pretty clear we weren’t going to buy this trip. So many realtors wouldn’t have taken the time, let alone two full days to show us 14 plus homes, and then squeeze in 4 for more homes at the last minute. Bill treated us with respect and professionalism, whether we were buying this trip or not. He has tremendous knowledge of the area and has a lot of connections to help after the sale. He has been a great resource regarding what is happening on the lake and in and around town. We feel very lucky we ended up with Bill. Not only was he a great realtor, but I hope we will stay in touch as we build a life here at the lake.