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Connie & Carl are the BEST! We had three different realtors over the last three years, but Connie & Carl took the initiative to contact us for a chance to sell our condo during the fall/winter. Figuring we had nothing to lose, we agreed to have them list it. They made a few suggestions for moving furniture and pictures, which they carried out for us since we weren’t in the area, and listed it at the price that had been asked previously, indicating that it was a fair price. Unlike the others we had had, they really put effort into promoting our place by holding open houses, bringing people in from other open houses they were having, talking to other realtors…basically they did their job and did it well! And they kept communicating with us all along the way. The result was that within 2 months, we had a contract on the condo…the first in three years…and closed less than a month later at close to the price we were asking. Throughout the entire process, everything went very smoothly, thanks to Connie and Carl. We highly recommend them to anyone who really wants their place sold!
-Faye & Chuck, Edwardsville, IL
It is with great pleasure that we recommend Carl and Connie Hornbuckle as your next real estate agents! We searched for a condo online for many months before finding “the one.” We didn’t know then how fortunate we were that the listing agents were The Hornbuckles. They responded immediately to our query and even met us on a Sunday afternoon to show the condo, where they presented us with a packet of information and a list of similar units. They are very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and down to earth. Their desire to find the perfect home for you far exceeds their desire to make a sale. There was absolutely no pressure, and they made us feel like we were their only client. They answered phones calls, texts, and emails immediately. When our first offer and counter offer fell through, they were disappointed for US, not for themselves. They continued to stay in touch and kept looking for another condo. We had hard-to-fill requirements—a certain complex, the top floor, 3 bedrooms, a boat slip and, the biggest hurdle, a GARAGE!
When circumstances with the listing changed the next month, they contacted us immediately about making another offer. We jumped at the chance; this time, sealing the deal. They took care of all the details, presenting us with a schedule of events and keeping us informed throughout the process. All we had to do was sit back and watch the magic happen. Their interaction with the sellers was no less impressive. Talk about going above and beyond—these are the agents you want working for you as a buyer OR a seller. Oh, did we mention that they even helped carry our belongings up 4 flights of stairs?!?! They presented us with a personalized gift for our new condo and graciously joined us for a celebratory dinner that evening. We have truly met new friends!
-Mike & Diane, Lebanon, MO
Carl and Connie Hornbuckle were referred to us by a friend who was also searching for a condo at Lake of the Ozarks. Our experience in working with them was excellent. We found them to be very knowledgeable regarding properties at the lake and what was going on at various complexes regarding special assessments. They were very friendly, punctual and offered expert advice in our search. We were shown several condo complexes to give us a better idea of what was available. Our comments to Carl then gave him a better idea of what we really wanted and he then zeroed in on those properties.
Connie is an expert in taking care of the required paperwork. She has an excellent eye for detail and we always felt that we were in good hands. We had every confidence that she had examined every detail of our rather complicated transaction with the abstract company.
Carl and Connie make a great team and we recommend them very highly. We would work with them again without hesitation.
-Kathy & Glenn, Jefferson City, MO
Carl and Connie Hornbuckle made this by far the easiest and most enjoyable purchase that I've ever made through a realty firm. This is my fourth acquisition of a Lake Ozark condo. It just seemed like they always knew what would be my next question, and they would have the answer ready for me, or would research it and get right back to me. As I look back on my experience it's now very obvious that they were helping me through a process, without in anyway trying to influence my decision, so that I could find the condo that I was searching for. When I started out I thought I had all that figured out, but there were many details that I hadn't thought about, or didn't know about. I had not owned, in several years, on the part of the Lake that I was interested in, and they didn't hide anything back from me in order to make a quick sale. I learned new things such as areas with heavy boat traffic, heavy entertainment areas, and other things important to me. Carl and Connie both know real estate very well, and they each have their areas of expertise, which makes for the perfect buying experience. I'm certain that when the time comes to sell my unit I will look these folks up. Thank you Carl and Connie.
-Doug, Jefferson City, MO
Simply The Best!
My wife and I have been involved in twelve different real estate transactions in the last 30 years, including this recent purchase of our condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Without a doubt, Connie and Carl Hornbuckle are the hardest working agents we have ever worked with. We were very lucky to find them. Their fantastic responsiveness, honesty, energy, and attention to detail and have put them in a separate group among real estate agents. I would not hesitate to use them again, and would recommend to anyone looking for a superior level of service to call them first.
-Chris and Sheila, Wildwood, MO
In the past 5 years, my husband and I have sold 3 homes and purchased 2, in 3 different cities. We have dealt with 5 different agents. Having dealt with multiple agents, we’ve had a wide range of home buying and selling experiences. We are writing to express our pleasure with real estate agents, Carl & Connie Hornbuckle, who represented us in our recent purchase of a singlefamily home in Camdenton, Mo.
Carl and Connie guided us through the entire process, from loan prequalification to searching for houses to making the offer and closing the deal. We credit them with a smooth, stress-free homebuying experience. Carl and Connie were extremely patient and provided just the right amount of ongoing interaction during our year long search for the perfect home. They were very understanding of our situation and really helped us work through our home choice. Their knowledge of the Lake of the Ozarks area was invaluable in helping us narrow our final search to the Camdenton area. To reiterate, we are nothing but pleased with Carl and Connie and their expertise and we highly recommend them, especially to anyone who may not familiar with the Lake of the Ozarks market.
Thanks so much for helping us find the perfect home.
-Jane and Jim, Camdenton, MO
Thank you so much for all your help in selling my house.
If you are looking to sell your house Connie and Carl Hornbuckle did an amazing job selling my house. This was the first time for me to sell a house and they walked me through each step before hand and gave me a binder with all the information in it. Connie and Carl was very helpful in giving advice on staging the house and they also put their personal touch on the house as well. We were able to sell the house quickly and I didn't have to worry about not living in the same town as where I was selling. I knew they were keeping an eye on the house and there was nothing for me to worry about. They also marketed the house and did lots of work to get people to come and look at it. When it came time to closing again they walked me through each step and came and got the paperwork from me so I did not have to drive back for closing. They did an amazing job and I would definitely use them again.
Thanks again so much for all your help. I am so happy it all happened and I was able to sell the house.
-Olivia, Jefferson City, MO
Carl and Connie Hornbuckle we’re a joy to work with. They were very through in finding and suggesting improvements that could be made to sell our home in a timely fashion. When the time came to complete the necessary paperwork, it was a no hassle process and I felt that I could call Carl and Connie at any time with my questions. Our family lives about three hours from the Ozarks, but Carl and Connie were very good at keeping us up to date on anything related to our lake house. Carl even went through the trouble of power washing our deck when we didn’t have the equipment needed to do so. Lastly, I will say that Carl and Connie were always straightforward with us and we felt comfortable throughout the entire selling process. We would utilize their services again if we had another lake home to sell. Thank you, Carl and Connie, for all your help!
-Alex, Overland Park, KS
Connie and Carl made selling our condo at the Lake of the Ozarks very simple. They stayed on top of every detail to make sure it was done at the correct time. I liked the feedback we received on the showings - whether it was good or bad. I would highly recommend them as your realtors.
-Jon and Mary, Lake Winnebago, MO
We appreciate all of your hard work, time and knowledge. You helped us find the lake house of our dreams. Thank you for being more than our realtors. Thank you for becoming our friends!
-Bill and Lisa, Imperial, MO
Working with Connie was amazing. Her experience helped pave the way for us finding our dream property and more over made the process incredibly easy. She aggressively pursued follow ups and timelines on our behalf, which I appreciated. I really felt like she was working to protect and drive our interests during the offer and closing protocols.
-Matthew and Shellie, Council Bluffs, IA
For me, the idea of listing and trying to sell a house has always been a stressful one. Everyone claims customer service, better marketing, and good communication. I've tried to sell my house twice previously and unsuccessfully. Carl and Connie was referred to me by a neighbor. And much like other real estate agents I'd spoken to they had an amazing pedigree, great communication skills and obvious knowledge of her profession. But Carl and Connie's referrals from other customers that spoke of her customer service in the "little things" is what gave me confidence and choosing to list with her. They listened intently to my goals, offered advice but never made me feel pressured. I live three hours away from the property I was listing and my inability to check on the space, pay attention to small details like maintaining a comfortable temperature during showings, and ensuring the cleanest environment possible we're all handled by Carl and Connie. It gave me such great peace of mind knowing that my house is being cared for when I was not in a place to do it myself. Suffice it to say, I was aware of all showings and all movements in my house over the two months that it was listed. It was sold for my price, in my time frame, according to My goals. As promised by my realtor. I highly recommend Carl and Connie Hornbuckle Thank you,
-Joshua and Megan, St. Louis, MO
Thank you for all your efforts in finding us the perfect house down at The Lake of the Ozarks. We both feel you went way beyond the call of duty when it came to putting the deal together. We were nothing short of amazed at how fast you were able to find competent skilled trades in the area, get bids, and fix all the issues we had with the property. We would have never found good help so fast. We are new to the area and without your knowledge and contact we would probably still be dealing with issues.
I have never seen a realtor work so hard before, during, and especially after the closing to make sure things went well and we were happy. Thank you again for making us feel so comfortable and showing us the area. Please feel free to use us as a reference, I would highly recommend you to anybody looking for a house at the Lake.
-Dave and Cindy, Saint Charles,
It only get's better. We first met Carl & Connie Hornbuckle when we purchased a condo at the lake in 2004. After enjoying many visits to our property, we decided to upgrade to something a little bigger and more private. We discussed this with Carl & Connie and the emails, phone calls and faxes started coming. They have been able to understand our tastes and expectations and went on the hunt for the right property. We live in Seattle many miles away and have depended on their expertise a lot.
After many conversations and viewing of properties they have found, we narrowed it down to approximately 12 that we wanted to see. We planned our trip to the lake, to find that they had built a booklet with pictures and background of each property. We are so impressed and appreciative of their time and work as real estate sales agents, we highly recommend them to anyone looking for property at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Their professionalism, market knowledge and hard work has delivered a sale of our condo, purchase of a new property and a customer that is totally satisfied. As we are both professional business people, it is a pleasure to tell you how much we have enjoyed the CUSTOMER SERVICE we have received. They certainly go the extra mile.
-Dennis and Kathy, Seattle, Washington
This letter is to highly recommend Carl and Connie Hornbuckle. They both are very caring & hardworking realtors. They assisted us in the purchase of our lake home and they sold it when my husband relocated due to a job.
We were extremely satisfied with them and would recommend them highly to anyone.
We have had many realtors in the past, and they definately were the best we have ever worked with!
They are very knowledgeable, efficient, & honest and they will make your purchase or the sale of your home go very smoothly!
-Tim & Rhonda, Orlando, Florida
Thank you for all your hard work. You both were so nice, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to hang out with during our house hunting. You did a great job finding us a house in less than a week. We love the house.
-Mike & Amy, Pukalani, Hawaii
Kathy and I want to thank you very much for everything that you did for us in making the sale of our condo go as smoothly and quickly as it did! We really appreciated all the extra effort that you put into making it happen, including getting an immediate flier made for an Open House the same day that we listed it!!! We particularily liked the great pictures, CD-ROM and virtual tour and the fantastic sales brochure. Also, Thank you very much for going the extra mile to ensure that everything was the best that it could be, including even vacuuming the place after the pictures & video were taken!
Although it was very difficult for us to sell our place, you helped ease the "pain" by making the process as smooth as possible. We really appreciate your extra efforts. If (when) we get ready to buy, we look forward to working with you again. Also, we would recommend your services to anyone interested in buying or selling at the Lake.
-Doug & Kathy, St. Charles, Missouri
We met Carl at the 2005 Kansas City Boat Show. At that time, we were just beginning to consider buying lake property, so we didn't know what we wanted to buy, much less where (i.e.: we didn't know if we wanted vacant land, or a bigger house on smaller lot, or a smaller house on bigger lot etc.). We asked all kinds of questions, and were impressed by Carl's authentic, gracious, and helpful demeanor.
Carl and Connie helped us discern our "wish list" of priorities. They provided alternatives to help us test our preferences only after spending a lot of time listening to us think out loud. They provided prompt responses to all of our questions and concerns, without exception.
We are usually skeptical of salespeople, but Carl and Connie used their knowledge of the area to help us avoid problems. They clearly value loyalty to their clients more highly than pushing a transaction along, because they always demonstrated patience with us. We grew to rely on their perspective, and trust them as advocates to make decisions on our behalf, although they never acted without our approval.
As so often happens in real estate, when we found the house we eventually purchased, we needed to act quickly to capitalize on the opportunity. Because Carl and Connie prepared our expectations and we trusted their counsel, we were comfortable acting fast.
We don't think we would have purchased the house we did (and certainly not at the price we did) if we weren't represented by Carl and Connie. Looking back, we now see how their conscientiousness saved us thousands of dollars as the result of suggestions and advice about issues we know were not even the responsibility of our realtor.
We can't think of another service provider for whom we would be willing to provide such an enthusiastic reference, but we think it's well deserved because Carl and Connie exceeded our highest expectations.
Thanks to their efforts, we now have the opportunity to enjoy a get-away at the lake with family and friends for years to come.
We would be happy to speak with anyone about our experience.
-Neal & Stephany, Fairway, Kansas
To say that Carl & Connie helped us with our condo purchase is such an understatement! They referred us to other professionals who have worked together as an extended team that has resulted in a fabulous condo purchase, from 2 fantastic realtors who I am proud to call friends! We would highly recommend Carl & Connie to anyone seeking real estate assistance.
-Larry & Robbie, New London, Iowa
We became acquainted with Connie and Carl through the process of purchasing our Windgate condo during the fall of 2004.
Together, Connie and Carl exemplify the meaning of "team". Connie took on the job of coordinating all preparations and transaction efforts for our unit. Carl provided valuable advise to us (e.g.:insurance sources) and other back office services that we could not observe. Closing procedures went without a hitch. After the closing, Connie worked diligently in providing communication and follow-up for the finish work of our condo. She became an effective owner's advocate for our family.
-Jennifer, Ted, Rosemarie & Jim, Kansas City, Missouri
In my many years of purchasing realestate, I have never enjoyed an experience as much as the one with Carl and Connie Hornbuckle. From the first day of viewing the property to close and finalization of many details, they have been very enjoyable, professional and personable to work with. Because we have been dealing in the final purchase from Seattle, WA and using the telephone, mail and computer, they have kept us posted and stayed on top of all the details.
I am a business man involved in sales and marketing and really appreciate the professional skills used by Carl and Connie.
It is a pleasure to be able to send a letter acknowledging the wonderful CUSTOMER SERVICE we have received.
-Dennis and Kathy, Seattle, Washington
Thanks for all your help!
Carl and Connie made buying a property in the Ozarks easy. We live three
hours away so they took care of everything for us - from the closing to
cleaning the bathrooms before we arrived for our first weekend in our new
home away from home. The Hornbuckles go above and beyond! We highly
recommend Carl and Connie!
-Dennis and Rachel, Quincy, Illinois
It has been our pleasure over the last year and a half to work with Carl and Connie Hornbuckle. They have been professional in their attentiveness to our every need for a home at the Lake. From the beginning of our association we have felt complete confidence in their judgment, their integrity and their ability to know exactly what we were looking for.
Just within the last month we recently closed on a home of our dreams. Connie and Carl made this all happen for us and we are sincerely grateful for all their hard work, their perseverance, their generosity and their patience with us.
Please know that we will highly recommend them to anyone we know for future reference. Our confidence in them and our faith in them as agents will be forever etched in our hearts as they helped to make our purchase an easy and completely effortless one. We also feel that...was a pleasure to work with through Carl and Connie and we sincerely appreciate all they did for us.
Thank you and thanks to this great team of Connie and Carl. We began as an agent/client relationship; we are now friends.
-Monroe and Kim, Festus, Missouri
Connie, gets the best rating possible, she went way out of her way to help us. Any company is lucky to have her work for them - I do not say this often of people. As an employer of over 600 employees I do know excellent service -
-Mike and Missy, Overland Park, Kansas
I wanted to thank you for everything you did this year to make my condo purchase in
Osage Beach, MO so pleasant. I was incredibly impressed with your knowledge,
professionalism and amazing attention to detail. After just a couple of conversations
with you, I had complete confidence in your ability to efficiently manage the purchase of
my new condo. This is even more impressive because my primary residence is in
St. Louis, MO. You did a fantastic job keeping everyone on schedule and ensuring that I
received all of the necessary paperwork to make my purchase smooth and painless.
The work of researching and buying a condo proceeded smoothly, mainly due to your efforts. You certainly went above and beyond the call of duty to provide me with information on properties, areas, marketing/ price information, mortgage lenders, inspection services, etc. The digital photos of condos available that you sent so that I could see the rooms, without actually traveling to The Lake, were truly appreciated.
Throughout the entire condo-buying process I have been impressed with your thoroughness, kindness, honesty and knowledge. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to anyone wanting to buy real estate in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
Thank you again,
-Joseph, St. Louis, Missouri
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