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.
Morgan was born and raised in Oregon County, Missouri. She grew up in couch Missouri living on her family’s farm. She has lived in the couch area her whole life. She and her husband Stefan have been married for nearly nine years. They have 2 children, Kinsley and Karson and enjoy raising them on their family farm. In her spare time Morgan enjoys spending time with her family, working on the family farm, horseback riding, hunting and fishing on the many lakes and rivers of the Ozarks, specifically the Eleven Point and Spring Rivers. She also enjoys visiting and hiking in the surrounding state parks and trails. Morgan and Stefan always knew that Oregon Country is where they wanted to raise their family. They love living the simple, country life. Morgan strives to be honest, hardworking and lives by her strong Christian values! Morgan loves serving others and would love for you to allow her to show you the charms of Ozark living today!
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.
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.
Kimberly is a native of the Ozarks and a third generation Realtor. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a BS in Business Education. She grew up 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 rivers and boating on our clean, clear lakes. She is very active in the 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.
Kimberly remains current on the buying and selling of farm ground, recreational properties, country homes and acreage, and residential properties. She contributes her success to being upfront and honest with clients and always doing the right thing. Her personal and customized service provides the most effective home marketing and the highest level of exposure available to sellers in the area.
Kimberly has consistently ranked in the Top Ten Agents in United Country for Sales and Listing Proficiency:
# 1 Listing Agent in the Nation in 2019
Top 15 Agent in Sales in the Nation in 2019
Top 10 Agent For Sales with RealTree in the Nation in 2019
#6 Sales Agent in the Nation in 2016
#1 Listing Agent in the Nation in 2016
#4 Sales Agent in the Nation in 2015
#2 Listing Agent in the Nation in 2015
Top 10 Agent in Sales in the Nation in: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011
Top 10 Listing Agent in the Nation in: 2016, 2015, 2014
Exclusive Zenith Award Winner: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Personalized and customized is Debra Schilling Smith’s philosophy when it comes to her customers and real estate company she represents. Debra is a full-service Real Estate Professional located in the REAL OZARKS states of 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.
In 2016, Debra, an Illinois native and New Orleans transplant, purchased her family home overlooking beautiful Bull Shoals Lake. Even though she’s a newcomer to the Bull Shoals Lake Corridor, she has a 40-year relationship with this area with family ties. Debra’s father, Thomas F. Schilling, was a real estate agent in this area in the 1987-2002.
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 offers competent, reliable, comprehensive service for real estate. She possesses a passion for people to fulfill their real estate needs, with an emphasis on the REAL OZARK counties of Ozark & Taney (MO) and Marion, Baxter & Boone (AR). October 2019, Debra received the SRES® Designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and has received additional education and better equipped to help buyers or sellers in the 50+ age bracket. Debra has completed National Association of REALTORS(r) C2EX (Commitment to Excellence) , and is eager to obtain her other real estate certifications and designations, including CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRS (Seller Representative Specialist), e-Pro, MRP (Military Relocation Professional), RSPS (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative), PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), and RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert.)
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], two (2) step-children who have fur babies and children, Laura & her husband Augie [Helen], and Nicholas & his wife, Amanda [Cameron & Wesley], who all live in the New Orleans metro areas.
Debra is active in her local church, Ozark County Chamber of Commerce Board Member/Office Liaison and Theodosia Area Wide Chamber of Commerce. She is also a lifetime member of Worldwide Association of Female Professionals and member of Women’s Council of REALTORS®. She has extensive volunteer experience with the Stepfamily Association and Land Trust for Louisiana. She currently is a member of Ozark County Historical Society, White River Historical Society, Ozark Regional Land Trust and Ozark Heritage Garden Club. Debra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, canoeing, traveling, eating out, helping others, and a host of other activities.
Brian Sturgeon is hardworking native of the Ozarks in Southern Missouri with strong Christian values. He has been married to his wonderful wife Anita for 18 years and they are currently building a new home on their family farm. They have 4 amazing children that keep them busy chasing them around and watching them play sports. Brian has always been a passionate hunter; especially when it comes to deer and turkey. He loves taking his kids hunting and getting them involved in all the great opportunities available in our beautiful outdoors. Like most folks raised on a farm, he greatly enjoys being on the tractor in the summertime putting up the hay and tending to the chores that comes with farm life. He has traveled all over the US as a former boilermaker and has seen lots of beautiful country. But he admits that he has not seen anywhere that he would rather live than right here in the Ozarks and he hopes to be able to show that to the people he helps moving to this area.
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.
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I am a native to the Ozarks, born and raised on a farm near the Eleven Point River. I attended college at Missouri State University and have nearly 20 years of sales experience. I have earned awards and am a multi-million dollar producer. I knew very early; my passion was marketing and selling property in the Ozarks. I am blessed to work with and receive mentorship from some of the very best. I specialize in residential homes, country homes with acreage, farms, ranches, commercial, and recreational property. I have a strong commitment to those who list their property with me and those who buy as well. Family values are essential to me. I have two beautiful daughters that I am very proud of, and they keep me motivated. My passion and expertise are selling farms. Being raised on my family's 1800 acres and leasing another 1000 acres as well. We raised registered Angus, Charolais, commercial cattle, hay, and fescue. I learned so much from the examples that were set by my Grandfather and Father. They were very successful farmers and businessmen. Honesty and hard work are values that have been instilled in me from the beginning. I have the experience to assist you in purchasing a property that will add to your success and productivity in farming. My mother and her family also own a century farm in the town of Thomasville along the Eleven Point River. They taught me by example, the importance of giving back to your community and working to improve the place you call home. It's hard to put into words the feeling of community that is so strong here in the Ozarks. I would like to show you instead. REAL ESTATE IS MY PASSION!