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August 1, 2016 

Dear Gary and Maggie, 

I wanted to make sure Eva and I say “THANK YOU” for the wonderful service and your assistance in purchasing our new lake house and with the selling of our previous lake house. We can’t say enough how much we appreciate all the effort, time and hard work you both did during this process. 

My hat is off to both of you, even when I would get testy and vent my frustrations about not understanding the process, you remained professional and positive, explaining and assuring us everything would workout. 

We have and will continue to definitely recommend you both and Lake Action Realty to anyone we know who is even thinking about purchasing or selling lake property. 

Once again thanks for everything 

Joe & Eva McClure 


I feel so fortunate to have found Lake Action Realty to handle the purchase of my lake home. They give you a home town feeling of friendship and support. But with that I got the bonus of having Maggie and Gary's expert advice, leadership and guidance. They were always one step ahead of any question I had. They had already covered the details I should know and be aware of for the purchase. 

When I would contact Lake Action they were quick to respond or say they would find out and get back to me. Not once did I have to call and remind them I needed a response. From the first showing to the final signing of papers at the title company, they made the process easy. 

I would highly recommend Lake Action Realty's expert team of Maggie and Gary. They are professionals that I now consider friends. 

Janis Wright 

Gary and Maggie, 

What can we say to both of you other than " thank you " for the most professional real estate transaction Eileen and I have experienced. 

As you will recall, my first contact with Lake Action Realty was a returned phone call from Gary. I had left a voice message asking him to call us regarding our interest in buying a second home at the lake. 

I explained to Gary in the message we didn't really know the area, but we wanted to start our search and buy something before the end of the year if possible. 

Well, guess what? Gary called back (no other agent's bothered) and we discussed our thoughts and ideas. He said to give him 2 days and he would tell us what was available now, or soon to be. 

We met Gary the following weekend and he showed us 3 homes, but none were what we were looking for. Then Gary suggested we look at a home he knew would be perfect for us. The list price was more than we had been considering, but he felt the owners would listen to serious offers. Maggie and Gary handled everything perfectly from our first purchase offer, to the final closing. 

Lake Action Realty is truly a full service real estate company. Maggie and Gary put their clients needs at the top of the list. Eileen and I would proudly recommend Lake Action Realty to all of our family and friends if they are looking for a "place at the lake". 

Keep up the good work! 

Russ and Eileen Weiss 
312 Golden Goose 
Edwards, MO 
Lake of the Ozarks 

Maggie and Gary, 

I wanted to say �Thank You� for all your assistance in selling my lake house and searching for my new lake property. I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to both. My house sold within a month of putting it on the market after it set on the market for over 6 months with one of your competitors. 

Even though some would think it a lot looking at dozens of houses on the other side of the lake, you held strong and helped me find the right house through the summer heat and the winter ice and snow. I really appreciate that very much. I also appreciate all the little things you both did. 

I would definitely refer Lake Action Realty to anyone that is looking for a HONEST, RELIABLE, and the BEST SERVICE Realtors at the Lake. 
You two are AWESOME!

I would like to say that I gained a couple of great friends and Gary, you can come by and fish anytime you want. Also, thank you for the temporary boat storage while I looked for a new home. 


Ed Burge 
Kansas City, Kansas and Rocky Mount, Missouri 


Above and Beyond? We'd have to say this about Lake Action Realty. Not only did they list and find a buyer for our property, they sold our boat and found a wonderful home for our dog, and did it all in 3 weeks. It was quite a whirlwind, everything went so smoothly, everyone was happy, they did all that was expected and we were in constant contact until the closing. We would recommend their company to anyone who's looking for that special attention we all want. 

Best Regards 

Mike and Dee Seglem 
312 Golden Goose 
Edwards, MO 
Lake of the Ozarks 


Thank You Gary & Maggie, for all your help & work in finding us our dream home at the lake. We appreciate all your time and efforts of finding the home that is suitable for our finances and our needs & wants. I will differently refer you to all our friends and family who are looking for the best Realtors at the Lake. It has been a real nice & smooth transition with you as our realtors, to the lake life. We really do appreciate all of the things you've done for us. I really do think we've become great friends. 

(816) 650-3679 







PARKVILLE, MO. 64152. 


 In the first five minutes we met Gary we were convinced that we wanted to work with him in the search for our lake house. Gary is just one of those incredibly nice guys that you feel comfortable talking to. As a result, he was able to exert calmness over the entire critical periods that could have derailed our purchase. We love our new lake house and we continue to appreciate Gary and Maggie�s warm hospitality long after the sale. 

Very Sincerely, 

Jeff and Kelly Cantrell 


 While vacationing at Lake of the Ozarks, we found a small lake house listed by Lake Action Realty. On short notice, Gary met us at the house and patiently waiting for several hours while Tom inspected and measured every square inch of the property. We had not purchase a home in over 20 years and were not familiar with the process. Maggie explained each detail of the process and answered our questions and concerns. We were out of state buyers and the joint sellers were living in different states. Maggie returned all of calls promptly as she juggled multi-state negotiations and the paperwork that followed. We would highly recommend Lake Action Realty to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Lake of the Ozarks Area. 

Tom and Carole Haxton 



We would like to comment on the excellent service we received from Gary Richards, our realtor at Lake Action Realty in Edwards, Missouri, when we set out this past summer to purchase a vacation lakefront cabin in the Ozarks. 

We initially found Gary by browsing on the internet and after making a phone call, he went into action. Within a short period of time, Gary had lined up a number of properties that met our criteria and had scheduled a time for us to visit them. Gary was very easy to speak with on the phone and was very honest about potential problems with the properties. We never felt any pressure from him at all. Rather, his philosophy seemed to be, if this won't work for you or if you can't reach an acceptable price with the seller, let's move on ... plenty others to look at. 

When we went to see some of the properties Gary had lined up for us, we were very impressed by how laid back and friendly Gary was. He was available to answer questions and was obviously 
knowledgeable about the area and the properties. 

After actually placing an offer on a foreclosure property that Gary had shown us, both Gary and Maggie Richards worked with us to ensure that the paperwork was properly done in order to secure the deal. Gary even represented us with the inspection of the property since we were unable to be there. 

Since becoming owners of this property, we have called Gary and Maggie a few times with questions about the area and about where to find/buy things that we needed as we set about fixing up the cabin. He has said many times that his service doesn't end when the paperwork is signed, and we have found that to be true. 

We would definitely recommend Lake Action Realty and Gary in particular to anyone considering purchasing a property in this area of the Lake of the Ozarks. 


John & Susan Cooper 


 It our privilege to write a letter endorsing LAKE ACTION Realty. Maggie and Gary Richards helped us find our dream home on the lake. My husband is a deputy sheriff and myself an RN in Tucson, Az. We made a trip to Lake of the Ozarks last year to buy our second home with lake front property, which has been a dream of ours since we married 29 years ago. They helped us find our home in 2 days and did the closing cross country. We encountered several "road blocks" along the way, but with their expertise, we were able to close. They aggressively worked above and beyond our expectations, and were always available for us. They were exceptionally devoted to our needs and and even after our closing, we not only found the only realtors in the area we would ever us again if needed, but a couple we would call friends. Gary is exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and its property owners, and matched us up in an area with extremely friendly neighbors. If you are looking for realtors with integrity, knowledge, and devoted to its clients, look no further. Lake Action Realty with Maggie and Gary Richards are the ones we highly endorse. 

Kip & Glo Compton Tucson, AZ 


 Dear Maggie and Gary, We owe you so much more than "Thanks" for all the work you did in selling our Lake house. It was a real pleasure having you for our agents. We appreciate all your hard work and "stick-to-it" attitude. You're the best! Our love to you both, 

Bertha and Shannon Cassidy 


 When we were ready to purchase a cabin at the Lake of the Ozarks, Maggie was referred to us by my brother who listed and sold his lake cabin through her. Because of his satisfaction and ours, we would refer Maggie to anyone looking to sell or purchase property at the lake. With Maggie, you are Guaranteed fast, Courteous, and Professional Service. 
Richard and Nora Whiteley 


 We had a beautiful and unique lake home 'for sale' with a local Realtor for 
6 months and had very little activity. We were told by this first Realtor that we needed to lower our price $10,000, which we did- still nothing. 

When it can time to relist, we knew we needed a new Realtor. From having a background in Real Estate, I was very impressed with the introduction Maggie Richards sent us in the mail. It was easy to see Maggie was more than an 'order taker' and was on top of her game. Upon meeting, we raised the price back up $10,000 and Maggie went to work. Her marketing far exceeded what we had before, to a point that it even created a 'buzz' in the neighborhood. 

Within 8 weeks our home was under contract! From that point Maggie and her husband, Gary, worked closely with us to get the home closed. We were so impressed with Maggie's 'binder' of all her marketing on our lake home that we asked to keep it. We think any home owner at the lake will be impressed with Maggie's service and we would highly recommend her to anyone that really needs to sell. 

Darrell and Tracy Mathany 


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Two things stood out to us in our initial interview with Maggie Richards at Lake Action Realty: she expressed unbridled enthusiasm to get our property sold in a slowing economy and, she told us of how she�d taken classes during the slower market to build on her existing experience with new ideas for Internet marketing and property staging. The impression she left us with was that of someone open to new thinking in changing times. We now feel that Maggie has vastly improved the marketability of our unique property and in the process gained our trust at having made the right decision to change Realtors. As a team, Maggie and Gary Richards have used their staging expertise, to make inexpensive yet tasteful changes, transforming the interior of the building to greatly improve its general appearance. The improved appearance has carried over into her online marketing as well. We have also been very impressed by the energy expended to learn our property�s history and answer all of the prospective buyers� questions in a timely manner. And, efforts to keep us updated by phone and e-mail on progress toward the goal of a sale have been great. All of the above is to say that we can highly recommend Maggie Richards and Lake Action Realty to you. 

Jan Wirtz 
Merriam, Kansas 


 We had a beautiful lake home that was rich in special features. This home was on the market for six months with our first good REALTOR�, then six months with our second good REALTOR�. A year had passed and we knew we needed a great REALTOR� with focus to sell our home. Our friend recommended Maggie Richards because of her ability to see the strong features of a home and then focus strongly on marketing these features in pictures, words, and professional walk-through clarity. Maggie gave us everything we expected in a high-end REALTOR�, and sold the home with her unique approach within three weeks of her representing our home. Thank you Maggie for your insight and highly professional real estate sales techniques.� 

Gary and Heather Fries 
Fenton, MO 


 Maggie Richards was our Buyer's Agent for a couple of years! We were preparing for retirement and a transfer from another state when we first contacted Maggie. On our end, we had a long list of things to complete, before we were ready to actually purchase our home at the lake. Maggie was helpful and supportive all that time! 

As an agent, Maggie remained completely organized and focused on helping us to find the right home. She went above and beyond during this search and then the actual purchase of the house. 

The process of relocating and finding a house can be extremely stressful. Maggie removed the worries and doubts we had, with her magnificent, compassionate, attitude and her special talents and abilities to reach the goal. We know Maggie is an agent anyone can count on, whether she helps to buy a house or to sell a house. She is an awesome agent and a wonderful person. 

Chris and Ken Jasper 
Camdenton, MO 

Thank you so much for everything you did to get our lake house sold! You were amazing! Even though I am a REALTOR� in the Kansas City area, YOU are the expert on the lake area and were able to GET IT SOLD quickly!!! You know the lake so much better than I! Thank you for all your communication during the process and even going above and beyond by going in and staging the home for us. You did what it took to get it SOLD! If I know of anyone looking to buy or sell at the lake, I will definitely continue to refer them to you! Keep up the good work!!! 
Stay in touch! Again... THANK YOU!!! 

Ronda Marchant, Realty Executives Metro One 
Mark Marchant, and Family 


Andrea and I wish to express sincere thanks for the professionalism, honesty and integrity exhibited by you during our recent realty transaction. Much to our delight, dealing with you was a totally pleasant, refreshing and pain-free experience form beginning to end. 

You are a wonderful person and very easy to work with. You made the search for our lake home a very pleasant experience. 

Thank you! 

Tom & Andrea Burgin 
Peculiar, MO 


I want to say thank you for your wonderful service in helping me purchase my new home. 

I basically knew exactly what I wanted, and you helped me find it! I love my new home, and I consider you more than a Real Estate Agent, I consider you my new Friend. You are welcome in my home any time. 

I tell everyone how great my experience of buying my new home with you has been. 

Thank you! Thank you! 


Bonnie Doyle 
Camdenton, MO 


Due to family circumstances, we needed to sell our home within 5 months and relocate to another state. We chose a Realtor well-known for his salesmanship and many awards; however, after 3 months we had only one person view our place and had not heard from him in several weeks. 

We were becoming very concerned that we would not meet our deadline. A relative recommended Maggie Richards to us because of her commitment, compassion and her 'get 'err done' attitude. Maggie took wonderful pictures of our place, gave advice on how to present our home, advertised everywhere and regularly kept us informed of everything she was doing. She found us a buyer within 1 month and on our last day before moving, we signed the sales papers. 

Maggie was always upbeat and supportive and never doubted for a moment that we would find a buyer. She puts her whole heart into helping people buy and sell their homes. No one could find a more efficient Realtor or a better friend than Maggie Richards. 

John and Connie Hamilton 
Phone#: 210-621-2113 

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