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Top Reasons for Moving to Branson

Thu, Apr 12th 2018 4:42 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Sometimes we tend to stay in situations that are less than perfect because that it is the easy thing to do. The fear of moving into a worse situation can be far stronger than the need to make a change. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with the house you live in, the job you are working at, or even the schools your kids are attending; they are just bland and boring. 
Well, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit, to step out of your comfort zone and get out there and try something new. We think it’s time to stop dreaming about it and make the big move to Branson, Missouri! You know we’re right, but in case you need some extra convincing, we have compiled this list of the top reasons for ...

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5 Tips for Buying Foreclosed Homes

Tue, Apr 10th 2018 1:57 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Endeavoring to purchase any home comes with certain challenges. This is especially true of foreclosed homes, but this process is unlike any other. There are certain aspects of this process that provide advantages, but there are also certain things you should look out for. At any rate, it is good to keep a few things in mind when you are looking to buy a foreclosed home. The following are five tips that will aid you in this endeavor.

Find the Right Real Estate Broker 

Regardless of the specifics of the home-buying process, having a good real estate broker is the most important step. You want someone with a good reputation among people they have worked with in the past and someone with as...

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5 Tips to Turn a House into a Home

Tue, Mar 27th 2018 10:40 pm by bizcor bizcor Residential Real Estate

 If you have ever walked into a friend’s house and immediately felt welcomed and at home, you may already know the difference between a house and a home. A house can be impeccably decorated and sparkling clean, but still feel sterile and even inhospitable, while a home may have chipped paint, toys on the floor, and windows that are smudged by the fingers and noses of children and pets but will still make you want to stay for another cup of coffee or another 15 minutes of conversation. Because we make homes our business, we’ve compiled this list of tips to help you create the welcoming home of your dreams.

Matchy-Matchy Feels Sterile and Unimaginative

Yes, it is easier to buy the entire ...

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Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home As Is

Fri, Mar 16th 2018 8:29 pm by bizcor bizcor Residential Real Estate

The prospect of selling your home often comes with many questions like, “What kind of repairs should we make before we sell?” or “Who is the best realtor for the job?” and so on. Many people choose to forgo any improvements and/or repairs and simply sell the home as is. This means that you are selling the home in its current state with no obligations to fix any problems or make any improvements after the home has been sold. It is important to understand that you still must be transparent with prospective buyers regarding any issues that exist within the home. With that being said, here are a two of the pros and cons of selling your home as is.

Pro: Avoid Many of the Stressors that Come w...

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The Best Home Staging Checklist

Tue, Mar 6th 2018 5:55 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

The process of selling a house can be daunting when it is your own home and you have so much of yourself put into it. You worked hard to create a home that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye, and the idea that people will say something negative about it can bring a lot of grief. Our first rule for homeowners is “Don’t take anything personally!” Every individual walking through your home has their own idea of what is beautiful, and most of those ideas will not jive with your own ideas! To take some of the anxiety out of the ordeal, however, we at Sunset Realty Services have provided this home staging checklist, filled with ideas that will help sell your home quickly and as painlessly a...

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Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Wed, Feb 7th 2018 5:16 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

If you are looking through the windows of your Branson home, it may be difficult to see, but according to the calendar, spring is just around the corner. Underneath that blanket of snow, the buds of your summer flowers are preparing to push through the ground, the gray sky is waiting to turn blue, and warmer temperatures are only weeks away. Knowing that spring is so close, its time to take care of some of the things you have been putting off all winter. We’ve compiled this to-do list to help your home be at its best in the new season!

Spring is for Painting

If you weren’t able to get to it in the fall, spring is also a good time to change the color of the exterior of your home. Take a ...

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Top Ways to Improve Your Home as a Vacation Rental

Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 7:46 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Well, you’ve finally done it: After years of dreaming, you have purchased the home that is going to pave the way to a profitable retirement. If done correctly, this home will allow you to live comfortably after retiring, but how can you be sure you’re doing it correctly? You’ve made the right first step, turning to Sunset Realty Services for guidance on turning your new investment property into a successful vacation rental for all the tourists who find their way to Branson every year; now all you need to do is keep reading to discover the top ways to improve your home as a vacation rental!

Location Matters

Congratulations, you’ve passed the first hurdle of location. Tourism in Branson i...

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Why Choose Sunset Realty Services for Your Branson Area Real Estate Needs

Thu, Jan 25th 2018 2:36 pm by bizcor bizcor Residential Real Estate

Whether you are making a big move from across the country or have simply decided that your current Branson home no longer meets your needs, this is the time of the year that many people start considering their real estate options. Buying a new house is a big deal for most of us; this may very well be the largest investment you have ever made, and you want to get it right! This is where Sunset Realty Services comes into play. With decades of experience in real estate, many of those years occurring right here in Branson, our company offers insight, knowledge, and a personal touch that makes your house hunting experience a happy one! 

Everyone’s Schedule is Different 

The Monday through Fr...

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Why You Should Visit Branson for New Year’s

Mon, Jan 8th 2018 1:49 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Things to Do

Hey, we get it. 2017 has certainly been a rough year for many of us. Maybe you’ve got some family stresses or money issues; maybe you don’t like politics and have come to the realization that it’s becoming harder and harder to escape the conversations; or maybe, just maybe, you’re a Cleveland Browns fan and well… you know how that goes. 

But regardless of what’s happened over the past 12 months, there’s good news ahead: 2018 is almost here! A time of renewal, of resolutions, to start fresh! If you’re someone who is looking to start 2018 off on the right foot, why not spend it in beautiful Branson, MO! With a plethora of events going on in the city for New Year’s Eve, there is certainly s...

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Tips to Make Sure your Home Stays in Good Shape Through the Winter

Mon, Dec 18th 2017 2:51 pm by bizcor bizcor Boat Slips for Sale

 As the weather gets hazy and the nights get cold, taking care of your home is never more important. Winter is a harsh month on your home and you need to make sure that you are keeping up your most important property. Here are some of the top ways to make sure your home stays in tip top shape during the winter months.

Tune Up Your Heater

For about $80 to $100, a technician will inspect your furnace or heat pump to be sure the system is clean and in good repair, and that it can achieve its manufacturer-rated efficiency. The inspection also measures carbon-monoxide leakage. If you act soon, you'll minimize the chance of being 200th in line for repairs on the coldest day of the year. Look ...

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Top Seasonal Activities in Branson

Mon, Dec 11th 2017 2:43 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Things to Do

 The holidays are some of the most magical times of the year. Whether its Thanksgiving that brings families together to give thanks for everything throughout the year or ringing in the new year together, you are sure to have a great time. No matter what holidays you celebrate, Branson is hands down the best place to be during the holiday season. Check out some of these top seasonal activities in the Branson area.

An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City 

Surround yourself with over six million Christmas lights, over 40 rides and attractions, two Broadway-caliber shows, and so much more. New to the Branson Old Time Christmas is Christmas in Midtown, the largest lighting display at the...

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The Top Shows in Branson

Mon, Dec 11th 2017 2:30 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Shows and Attractions

A visit to Branson may mean different things to different people. One may go for the natural Ozarks landscape with trees that “dress” for the seasons, another may go to just get away from it all with a fishing pole and a boat in the middle of the lake, and still others may be deciding to start fresh in the book of their life by planning on making the big move to our favorite mountain village. The reasons are varied, but the one common trait that brings all our guests together is the opportunity to see a really wonderful show! The shows are wonderful here in Branson, from the simplest performances of your favorite stars to the grandest extravaganzas featuring flashy costumes, glitzy lights...

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Top Pizza Spots in Branson, MO

Tue, Nov 21st 2017 6:51 pm by bizcor bizcor Local Favorites

Pizza is one of the best “go to” culinary delights anytime you’re on vacation. And when you’re visiting Branson and the surrounding areas, you’ll have plenty of delicious options from which to choose. Here’s a look at some of our favorites:


Hook and Ladder Pizza Co.


You’ll love this unique pizza place—and as its name says, it’s all about firefighters and pizza. “Extinguish Your Hunger” is the slogan, and with its tasty menu items, it’ll be done in a flash! The restaurant’s firehouse theme offers hand-tossed pies made with quality ingredients.


26 Downing Street

Hollister, MO



Pizza By The Chef


This establishment offers some of the best traditional pizzas...

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Thanksgiving In Branson, Missouri

Mon, Nov 20th 2017 3:30 pm by bizcor bizcor News and Announcements

It’s that time of year when we all begin to count our blessings, but if you have just moved to the Branson area and all your friends and family live elsewhere, you may start feeling a little blue. Your immediate family is definitely a blessing, but it’s always difficult starting over, so we’ve compiled this list of Thanksgiving activities that will help you feel a part of your new neighborhood. If you’re considering moving during this most wonderful time of year, let us welcome you to the neighborhood and perhaps we will find the house of your dreams!

Start the Day with a Brisk Walk Through the Woods

There may still be boxes waiting to be unpacked and you may not even know where your gr...

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Best New Restaurants in Branson

Thu, Nov 9th 2017 12:57 pm by bizcor bizcor Boat Slips for Sale

One of the hardest parts about moving to a new area is finding those new restaurants that will quickly become your old favorites. Even if you have visited the area prior to moving, chances are restaurants you tried during your earlier visits are no longer in existence. Restaurants are transitory in nature, and very few restaurateurs find the magic formula for sticking around. Because we are full service realtors, however, we want to make sure that you are happy and well-fed, and we have compiled this list of the best new restaurants in Branson! Try them out and let us know which becomes a staple in your dining habits.

Pasghetti’s, 3129 West 76 Country Boulevard

Italian food is comfort f...

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Top Haunted Houses in Branson

Thu, Oct 26th 2017 10:55 am by bizcor bizcor Branson Shows and Attractions

As the nights grow longer, the days grow chillier, and the smell of roaring fires burning in fireplaces all over Branson enter our awareness, we here at Sunset Realty Services begin to get excited. Halloween is almost here, and along with that comes haunted house season! In our day jobs, of course, we’d prefer there not be ghosts or zombies attached to the houses we sell. But at Halloween? Bring on the spookiness in the form of these scary haunted houses you can find in Branson! You can dress up to match your environment, or just visit in your civvies. Either way, a night spent haunted house hopping is guaranteed to be one of the best ways to spend your October vacation in Branson, Missou...

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Bucket List Activities in Branson

Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:45 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Things to Do

Branson, Missouri offers a thrill and a memory every single day that you have the blessing to be here. It is hard not to find joy in simply visiting the lake or taking a walk along the thick forests of the Ozarks. But there are a few special opportunities that everyone should take advantage of while they have the chance. Here are a few items that should be on everyone’s Branson bucket list.

Catch the Views atop the Shepherd of the Hills Inspiration Tower During the Fall

Branson, Missouri is widely considered the best place in the country to see the amazing colors of fall. The rolling hills and countryside slowly transform from the vibrant greens to the endless smattering of fall colors....

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5 Tips to Protect Your Property’s Lawn During the Winter

Fri, Oct 13th 2017 4:00 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Branson winters can pose a variety of difficulties. The good news is that with the proper preparation, these difficulties do not feel so difficult. Maintaining a healthy lawn is an area in which a little knowledge goes a long way. Here are some of the things that everyone in Branson should know when it comes to taking care of their lawn in the cold months.

Overseed Grass Before the Cold Really Kicks In

As the seasons change, you will find out if you have grass that thrives in the summer or winter. If you want your lawn to remain beautiful throughout the winter, it is important to overseed it with grass that thrives in the cold. Just before the heart of winter is the perfect time for ove...

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5 Great Day Trips to Take When Living in Branson

Wed, Sep 13th 2017 8:05 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Things to Do

There is so much more to Branson than musical productions, theme parks, and tourist glitz. Branson is surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful scenery and holds a rich, deep history. Less than an hour away is Missouri’s third largest city, Springfield, where the list of things to see and do is seemingly endless. Whether you are seeking a wilderness escape or craving sports, city life or culture, there are many fulfilling day trips that await you.

Hit the City

About 45 minutes north of Branson is the city of Springfield. Sports fans will love the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Take yourself out to the ball game with the Springfield Cardinals, the AA affiliate of the St. Louis ...

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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Home During a Branson Fall

Tue, Sep 5th 2017 2:49 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

When the fall season arrives, Branson, Missouri becomes a wonderland. Cool temperatures amidst the endless colors of autumn create a feeling of comfort and wonder with the area’s natural beauty. With all of the benefits of fall, there are certainly a few things to consider regarding the upkeep of your home. These are just a couple of steps you should take this fall to ensure your home is safe and cozy.

Manage Leaves!

Because of the beautifully lush forest that surrounds Branson, the fall brings plenty of leaves down on your property. Now, this is somewhat of a blessing, but it does eventually lead to the need for a good deal of maintenance. When the leaves get out of hand so there is ...

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