Born and raised in West Plains, Missouri, Vanessa understands what living in the Ozarks is all about, and all the wonderful things living here brings.
A second-generation Realtor, Vanessa recalls being young and watching her mother help new homeowners fulfill their dreams, which eventually inspired her to follow in her mother's footsteps. In her very first year as a Realtor, Vanessa earned status as a multimillion-dollar producer, which she credits to her passion for helping people and love of the Ozarks.
Vanessa and her husband Brett share five grown children and a grandchild. Real Estate is a family affair, she says, so it is not unusual for her to be joined by Brett or one of their kids, putting out signs or helping to get a property listed. She strongly believes the support of her family is critical to her career success.
With a specialized focus on residential properties Vanessa enjoys helping homeowners prepare their homes to enter the market. As a bonus, her passions for interior decorating, staging, and design help those homes sell fast -- and for top dollar. On the flip side of a sale, Vanessa's ability to see a property's potential, then help buyers see that vision, is a great benefit to prospective buyers.
Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, decorating, repurposing furniture, and making frequent visits to home improvement warehouses, home decor stores, and antique shops.
Originally from the St. Louis area, Heather has lived in the Birch Tree area for the past 8 years. She currently lives on a cattle farm with her family of 5 where she’s the only girl!!
She and her husband own a small logging company, which gives her a background in Timber sales. Gardening is one of her favorite hobbies. Heather loves all things plants, home decor, design and staging!
Heather loves her community and tries to stay as involved as she can which is why she is on the board at the Youth Center in Mountain View, Missouri. Housing, in general, has always been a passion and she is willing to go above and beyond to help people prepare their homes to sell fast on the market. Having a good eye for neat features helps Heather find the potential in any property.
Being small business owners, integrity, honesty, and professionalism are very important to her. Heather endeavors to always have the best foot forward and works for her clients in the best way possible.
Kimberly is a native of the Missouri Ozarks and a third generation Realtor. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a BS in Business Education. She grew up in Howell County on a farm raising beef cattle, showing horses at local shows, and helping with the family's organic garden. One of her favorite hobbies is canoeing and fishing on our beautiful spring-fed Northfork of the White River and boating on our Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes. She is very active in West Plains community, a current member of the Rotary and Optimist Clubs, and has served on the West Plains Chamber Board. Before returning home to West Plains, Kimberly worked for a Fortune 500 Company. This experience gave her the expertise to bring buyers and sellers together in all types of real estate transactions. Kim Specializes in real estate for sale in Howell County, Ozark County, Shannon County, Douglas County, Wright County, Texas County and Oregon County.
Kimberly is recognized as an Area Real Estate Expert, her vast knowledge and experience in selling Multi-Million Dollar properties from Specialty Properties such as large farms and ranches to commercial properties. Kim knows the market and market values in all property types – Residential, Farms, Ranches, Country Homes, Recreational, Timber and Commercial Properties. She uses varies marketing tools that fit her client’s property type. Each property owner gets a marketing plan that specifically meets their needs.
Kimberly has consistently ranked Top 10 in the Nation in both Sales and Listings. She is considered the area’s leader in West Plains and Mo Ozarks Real Estate Sales! Kim contributes her success on loving what she does! She is genuine and upfront throughout the sales process.
Originally, from Michigan, right out of high school I joined the Pipefitters Local 636 in Detroit. I completed their apprenticeship along with a lot of extra classes and certifications and welded for them for many years. During that time, I earned my certification in plastic pipe fusion. Among the many duties performed during those years were running crews, shutdowns, and turn-arounds in the plants, and becoming as a steamfitter, to which I am still an active member in good standing after 35 years with them.
Upon searching the Ozarks for a second home, I met Debra Schilling-Smith, Realtor for United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty, Inc. She has coached and mentored me through my schooling and licensing to work in Real Estate. United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty, Inc. has since added me to their team of realtors. I am very blessed and excited to begin my second career with them!
Hard work and the great outdoors does not bother me. Favorite pastimes of mine are playing baseball or softball, kayaking, boating, floating, hiking, and gardening. The beautiful lakes and spring fed rivers are something I absolutely love and cannot wait to see what else the Ozarks has to offer.
I am a very dedicated and devoted person and pay close attention to detail. Throughout my life, I have maintained the upmost integrity and confidentiality. Any client of mine will find that I will work very hard for them to help them gain the property of their dreams.
Kristie Harrill was born and raised in West Plains, Mo and is a native to the Ozarks. Kristie graduated from West Plains Highschool and attended college at Missouri State University- West Plains where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Respiratory Therapy. Working in the medical field is where she began to grow her love for helping others and develop her extensive knowledge with customer service. She has been an active member of her real community for several years and is so excited to be turning that community focus toward real estate.
With a passion for service in the West Plains and surrounding communities, Kristie is ready to help you with your homebuying and selling needs. As a proud Realtor of the West Plains United Country team, Kristie carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service into everything she does.
When Kristie isn’t making homeownership dreams come true for her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors and reading any book she can get her hands on. Kristie resides on a small farm with her husband Bryce and their two sons. Contact Kristie today if you are in the market of buying or selling, she would love to help you plant your roots and find your forever home.
Bob McBride lives in Mountain View, MO with his wonderful wife Cheri of almost 36 years. They are the proud parents of one son who has blessed them with 4 precious granddaughters who’s lives they are very active in. Bob and his son Todd have been working together in the timber industry for over 20 years and knows the area inside and out. He is also an avid outdoorsman with extensive hunting experience. Bob’s background and personal knowledge of real Ozarks life make him a valuable member of our Real Estate Team. He enjoys all aspects of the real estate business and the interaction with new clients. Bob has a unique way of understanding what our clients want and need in a realtor. He strives daily to go above and beyond to ensure that his customers walk away from their experience completely satisfied with the results.
Debra Schilling Smith
Agent - Licensed in Arkansas & Missouri
Debra Schilling Smith
Agent - Licensed in Arkansas & Missouri
Personalized and customized is the Matchmaker Covering the Ozarks®, Debra Schilling Smith’s philosophy when it comes to her customers and the real estate company she represents. Debra is a full-service Real Estate Professional located in the REAL OZARKS licensed in Arkansas and Missouri. Whether you are buying or selling, Debra is transparent with her clients and shares great enthusiasm about the real estate profession. She enjoys helping families with their largest investment, their home. She is a full-time REALTOR®, REALTREE LandPro and received the Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) endorsement from the National Association of REALTORS®. Debra is one of the 2% of nationwide real estate professionals who has continued their education and has achieved elite rank of: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®), Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS®), Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®), Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE®), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA®), Military Relocation Professional (MRP®), and who capably represents buyers and sellers in making the right decisions for themselves.
In 2016, this Illinois native and New Orleans transplant, purchased the family home overlooking beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. Her Bull Shoals Lake roots go deep because of her personal knowledge of this region due to 40-year summer, fall, winter and spring visits to her family here in the Ozarks. The next time you visit the Ralph Foster Museum at the College of the Ozarks in Hollister, Missouri, be sure to look for an exhibit on the second floor featuring her grandfather’s Winchester Rifle! Debra has embraced living in the Ozarks and has fully immersed herself into the Ozark communities and cultures she serves. Debra introduced the TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS to Ozark County which is now an annual event held on the last Saturday in February. She offers competent, reliable, comprehensive service for real estate and possesses a passion for people to fulfill their real estate needs, with an emphasis on the counties of Ozark, Douglas, Howell, & Taney (MO) and Marion, Baxter, Fulton, & Boone (AR).
Debra is married to her best friend, Gary Smith. They are the proud parents of two Doxies, Fritz & Chloe. Debra’s adult children include, Luke & his wife, Samantha and is a proud Grammy to fur babies [Kingsley & Oliver] currently living in the KC area; stepmom to Laura [Helen], and Nicholas & his wife, Amanda [Cameron & Wesley] living in New Orleans metro areas.
Debra is active in her local church, Ozark County Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and Theodosia Area Wide Chamber of Commerce. She is also a lifetime member of Worldwide Association of Female Professionals. Active member of Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Land Trust of Louisiana, Ozark Regional Land Trust, Ozark Heritage Garden Club, and Ozark County Historical Society. Debra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, canoeing, traveling, eating out, helping others, and a host of other activities.
Rachael is a multimillion dollar producing Realtor® with over 7 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Truman State University and is proud to be a part of a top producing office nationwide. She is fueled by the gratification of getting you what you want – whether it be selling for that great price or buying your own slice of heaven.
With her passion for the local market and expertise in preparing real estate contracts, Rachael ensures that you buy or sell for a price you are excited about. She empowers buyers and sellers with the knowledge they need to make confident, informed decisions. With her attention to detail, she proactively manages the countless moving parts of the transaction while keeping clients updated along the way. She prides herself on keeping honesty and integrity a key part of the process.
After having lived in multiple areas of Missouri, Rachael now resides in Ozark County, MO and enjoys the area’s exceptional hiking, canoeing the pristine waterways, gardening, and tending to her large array of indoor plants.
Rachael is proud to be a member of United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty and the National Association of Realtors®. She holds the Green designation and the At Home With Diversity designation.
Mary Mike’s family moved to the Ozarks in the mid-1950s and it has been Home to the clan ever since… except for education and other life adventures!
Mary Mike grew up in a family of farmers. Her grandfather was a wheat farmer in Kansas, her father a dairy farmer in the Ozarks and she was co-owner of a black Angus beef operation. Horses have been a passion and as a teenager she rode a little bay mare (and later a strawberry roan Tennessee Walker) over the back-country “hills & hollers”. She raised a family of interesting and determined children on acreage just outside West Plains; was co-owner of a pharmacy and several gift shops, and is familiar with retail and commercial operations and real estate as well as farms, ranches and recreational property. She currently resides with a domineering part-Siamese Cat, and spends much quality–time in the hills.
Mary Mike has a BS degree in Business from Missouri State University and is a REALTOR®, licensed in Missouri since 1989 and Arkansas since 1992. She has done extensive post graduate work with the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute® (CIREI), as well as earning several designations: the Consumer-Certified Real Estate Consultant® (C-CREC®), the National Association of REALTORS’® sustainability program (GREEN®), and the National Association of Home Builders’® Certified Green Professional (CGP®).
Community activities include the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, the City of West Plains Tourism Board, the Missouri Ozarks’ Old Time Music Festival, West Plains Downtown Revitalization, Inc., Friends of Parkside House (a historic renovation project in the Butler Children’s Park), the Alford Forest Land Trust on the Bryant River, and the Southern Missouri Home Builders’ Association.
Mary Mike enjoys land, homes, living and working spaces… and working with people who want to buy or sell homes, land, or some type of real estate. She is an expert with over 26 years of experience working with buyers and sellers, real estate developers and builders, ranchers and planners.
Call, text or email her to visit about your interests.
Brandy Thayer was raised here in West Plains, Missouri. After graduating from the local high school and marrying her high school sweetheart, Josh, she attended the local community college, SMSU-WP and earned an Associate’s Degree in the Science of Nursing. She worked as a travel nurse for several years and moved around exploring a lot with her husband, until she had her son, and it was time for more stability. They decided to settle down and find a place to stay long term and after all the time spent traveling the country, she has come to discover there is NO place like home!
Brandy and her family love spending time kayaking, swimming and paddleboarding on the incredible rivers and hiking and exploring the spectacular forests, breathtaking vistas, beautiful springs and amazing streams. She loves photography and her camera goes with her almost everywhere, taking striking pictures of nature, portraits, events and yes, real estate too.
Her 15+ year career as a nurse, over half in an outpatient setting, has been dedicated to advocating for her patients’ needs by providing compassionate and trustworthy care and ensuring patients are well informed. She is now embracing this opportunity to follow her dreams with an exciting career in Real Estate. Brandy will provide you with a compassionate, trustworthy and knowledgeable service and is ready to assist you in selling your property or finding the perfect place to call home.
Amanda is a native to the Ozarks, born and raised on a farm near the Eleven Point River. She attended college at Missouri State University and has nearly 20 years of sales experience, has earned several real estate production awards, and is a multi-million dollar producer. Amanda knew very early; that her passion was marketing and selling property in the Ozarks. Amanda has a solid commitment to those who list their property with her and those who buy as well. Amanda's passion and expertise are selling farms. Being raised on her family's 1800 acres and leasing another 1000 acres as well, raising registered Angus, Charolais, commercial cattle, hay, and fescue, and being raised on a large farm Amanda is knowledgeable about farming. Amanda has the experience to assist you in purchasing a property that will add to your success and productivity in farming. Amanda loves the outdoors and if you are an outdoor enthusiast, we have some of the most beautiful spring-fed creeks, rivers, and lakes in the world. There is Eleven Point River, Spring River, Current River, Jack’s Fork River, and North Fork of the White River. There are thousands of Acres of Mark Twain National Forest for hiking, hunting, horseback riding, or ATV trails. Amanda is an experienced Realtor in many aspects of the business such as helping customers with first-time homebuyer loans, VA loans, farm loans, and country home loans. She has been a part of the West Plains area her whole life and is very knowledgeable about the Missouri Ozarks region. She specializes in real estate for sale in Oregon, Ozark, Howell, Douglas, and Shannon Counties. She has the knowledge you need to get from Listing to Closing and the resources to help you find the property of your dreams! Whether you are looking for property in town, out in the country, or land to build on, call Amanda Tusher at West Plains United Country where we do everything with integrity.
Amanda Watkins is a life-long Ozark County resident that lives on a large, working beef and dairy operation in Dora with her husband, Mark and their children. Amanda grew up on a farm in Gainesville, graduated from Gainesville High School and attended college at Arkansas State University in Mtn. Home. She has worked in the customer service field for several years, including successfully operating her own business. Through her office assistant position at the Gainesville Branch of United Country Missouri Ozarks Realty, Inc., she discovered her passion for connecting people with the property of their dreams in the Ozarks! In addition to real estate, Amanda has extensive, local knowledge and resources in connection with the beef & dairy industries, hay harvesting, and fescue seed sales. She is an avid whitetail deer hunter and has a side-by-side for top-notch viewings of large properties. Contact her today to find out how her local expertise, combined with national marketing and one of the Top United Country brokerages in the nation, that has been in business for over 50 years can be of service to you!