Archive for April, 2012

6 Remodeling Tips for Your Home.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Best Six Home Improvement Trends Show Where To Focus Your Remodeling Funds

Many people are looking to spend money on remodeling a home either to prepare it for resale or to maximize their own enjoyment of their living space. Any potential home improvement project needs to be balance the existing homeowner’s wishes with the concerns that the next owner may have. The best home improvement projects for homeowners to concentrate on are those that focus on energy efficiency, low maintenance features, and well-used space.

Maintenance Free Exteriors:
According to Remodeling Magazine, fiber-cement siding is one of the fastest-growing products on the siding market. It’s a combination of cement, sand, and cellulosic fibers but looks like wood. It won’t rot, combust, or become prey to termites and other wood-boring insects. Fiber-cement siding is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl, and aluminum siding, $5 to $9 per sq. ft., installed. It returns 80% of investment, the highest return of any upscale project on Remodeling magazine’s latest Cost vs.Value Report. Maintenance is limited to a cleaning and some caulking each spring. Repaint every 7 to 15 years. Wood requires repainting every 4 to 7 years.

A Dedicated Laundry Room:
Sometime in the last two decades, the laundry room arose from the basement to the second floor where clothes actually are. The next evolution is a laundry room upstairs. If you’ve got the space, a dedicated laundry room is a great addition that will make a home much more livable.

Kitchens are the Heart of the Home:
Alccording to the American Institute of Architects’ Home Design Trends Survey houses are getting smaller but kitchens are getting bigger. The best kitchen remodels have open space, maybe incorporating the rarely used dining room, and feature recycling centers, large pantries, and recharging stations. People are opting for family-sized, mid-range models in appliances instead of the super-sized pricey commercial products that were rarely used. Prep space is important as well as hard-working storage solutions like cabinet organizers.

Storage:
People today are supposedly accumulating less stuff, but we still want our storage solutions to be smart. Built-in storage solutions are popular, taking advantage of previously unused space, like under the stairs and overhead.

Home Offices:
More people are working from home more often, as companies discover the cost-cutting advantages. We are also seeing a surge in entreprenuerial ventures with a demand for dedicated space in the home. Spare bedrooms and basements are becoming home offices and family room niches are doing double-duty as working spaces.

Energy Savings:
We’re focused on energy savings for green (earth) reasons as well as green (cash) reasons. Energy monitors are appreciated by today’s buyers who want to know the dollars and cents of the home they might buy.

 

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


National Open House Weekend

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Do you have your schedule ready to visit amazing Open Houses in the Southwest Missouri? #1 check out www.murney.com for your open house ads plus follow us on Twitter to see what is coming new every 15 minutes. Like what you see, like the Realtor holding the Open House? Send us a tweet at #myhomesearch/murneyassociates and let us know your thoughts or tweet us at #murneyrealtors as well.

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Pending Homes Sales Up in March

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

According to MarketWatch: An index of pending homes sales climbed 4.1 percent in March to reach the highest level since April 2010, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. The index rose to 101.4 in March from an upwardly revised 97.4 in February, which represents a 12.8% gain from March 2011. February’s pending home sales index intially reported to be 96.5. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has yet to close, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of the signing. Sales of existing homes during the first quarter were the strongest in five years, and the trade groups said the pending homes sales data suggest the second quarter may be equally as good.
About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.
We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.
We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


Commercial Property On the Rise as Vacancy Rates Drop

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

According to the National Association of Realtors® quarterly commercial real estate forecast, all of the major commercial real estate sectors are seeing improved fundamentals, but multifamily housing is becoming a landlord’s market commanding bigger rent increases. These trends also are confirmed in NAR’s recent quarterly Commercial Real Estate Market Survey. NAR chief economist, said vacancy rates are improving in all of the major commercial real estate sectors. “Sustained job creation is benefiting commercial real estate sectors by increasing demand for space,” Pellham said. “Vacancy rates are steadily falling. Leasing is on the rise and rents are showing signs of strengthening, especially in the apartment market where rents are rising the fastest.”

“Household formation appears to be rising from pent-up demand,” the NAR said. “The tight apartment market should encourage more apartment construction. Otherwise, rent increases could further accelerate in the near-to-intermediate term.”

The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® shows a notable gain in its SIOR Commercial Real Estate Index, an attitudinal survey of 297 local market experts.1

The SIOR index, measuring the impact of 10 variables, jumped 8.3 percentage points to 63.8 in the fourth quarter, following a gain of 0.6 percentage point in the third quarter. The index remains well below the level of 100 that represents a balanced marketplace, which was last seen in the third quarter of 2007.

Participants are broadly expecting stronger conditions for the current quarter, with two out of three expecting market improvement.

4 Markets are set to improve in 2012.

Office Markets

Vacancy rates in the office sector are projected to fall from 16.4 percent in the current quarter to 16.0 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

After rising 1.6 percent in 2011, office rents should increase another 1.9 percent this year and 2.4 percent in 2013. Net absorption of office space in the U.S., which includes the leasing of new space coming on the market as well as space in existing properties, is forecast at 20.1 million square feet in 2012 and 28.1 million next year.

Industrial Markets

Industrial vacancy rates are likely to decline from 11.7 percent in the first quarter of this year to 10.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Annual industrial rent is expected to rise 1.8 percent in 2012 and 2.3 percent next year. Net absorption of industrial space nationally is seen at 40.6 million square feet this year and 57.7 million in 2013.

Retail Markets

Retail vacancy rates are forecast to decline from 11.9 percent in the current quarter to 11.0 percent in the first quarter of 2013..

Average retail rent should rise 0.7 percent this year and 1.2 percent in 2013. Net absorption of retail space is projected at 9.9 million square feet this year and 23.9 million in 2013.

Multifamily Markets

The apartment rental market – multifamily housing – is likely to see vacancy rates drop from 4.7 percent in the first quarter to 4.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013; multifamily vacancy rates below 5 percent generally are considered a landlord’s market with demand justifying higher rents.

After rising 2.2 percent last year, average apartment rent is expected to increase 3.8 percent in 2012 and another 4.0 percent next year. Multifamily net absorption is forecast at 209,900 units this year and 223,600 in 2013.

Approximately 78,000 NAR and institute affiliate members specialize in commercial brokerage and related services, and an additional 232,000 members offer commercial real estate services as a secondary business.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


Branson, MO Celebrates 100 Years

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Branson Missouri Celebrates 100 YEARS!

Many celebrations are taking place this week in each and every avenue of entertainment in Branson, MO this week; and it’s just  the beginning of what lies ahead for a fantastic vacation season here in the Ozarks.

Would you like to take in a show while you’re in our area? Branson has something for everyone. Magicians for the family, rock ‘n’ roll, country, family harmonies, comedy, variety, dinner shows, gospel, and well-known performers that play limited engagements. You may not have known that Branson has more theater seats than Broadway.

We have some wonderful museums and attractions. You can take your family to play miniature golf, enjoy go-carts, water parks, and history museums. You can see the Titanic and even stop at the famous College of the Ozarks.

And of course you need a place to stay, whether it be camping or in one of our wonderful Branson hotels. We have cabins, bed and breakfasts, motels, 5-star hotels, lodging with a convention center, condos, and camping. You can relax on a piece of property snuggled in our beautiful Ozarks, and you can choose the price that will fit your family budget.

One of the many reasons to come to Branson is our shopping. It is so much fun! We have those unique areas that have all the Ozark-flavor shops, and of course we have outlets for those that are always looking for bargains. Our historic downtown shopping is delightful, and we have even added a new shopping area, Branson Landing, on the waterfront. There are many nooks and crannies around town where you’ll find an unexpected treasure, so keep your eyes open for that one unique item you want to take home.

We cannot fail to mention our golfing. Many do not know of the quality of golf courses that are here in Branson. There are golf pros to help perfect your swing, par-3 courses to 18-hole championship courses, and some of the best pro shops in the Midwest. Branson Creek, Stoneledge, Thousand Hills and Murder Rock just to name a few.

Our three lakes are breath-taking and the fishing is for the whole family. We have bass, trout, catfish, walleye, and places to rent a fishing boat, ski boat, or a house boat on which you can watch the sunset at the end of the day.

One thing is for certain, we have FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!! Buffets, fast food, slow food, family restaurants, steaks, fish, food with music, outside restaurants, waterfront restaurants, gourmet restaurants with linen napkins with delicate wines and beautifully arranged food. It’s a lot of fun to eat in Branson, even if you just want coffee or an ice cream cone for the kids.

When you think the night is over and you’d still like to do just one more thing… we have a nightlife that will please all. You can sit quietly while overlooking the water, or go dancing and see the celebrities, a comedy club, or a local pub.

Now why wouldn’t you come to Branson? It’s a family destination with something for everyone. There is not one area in the United States that can beat the hospitality and friendliness that is shown throughout the beautiful Ozarks.

 

 

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


Full Disclosure is a Must in Real Estate Transactions

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

These days, the trend among cash-strapped home sellers seems to be to say less in hopes of getting more at closing. But in the long run, this less-than-full disclosure can prove costly.

Lawsuits stemming from nondisclosure of a property’s problems are becoming a bigger issue, according to respondents in the National Association of Realtors 2011 Legal Scan survey. Of the agents who responded, about 75% ranked this issue among their “top three current and future issues.”

While the rule with home buying was once “caveat emptor,” or “buyer beware,” an increasing number of sellers are finding themselves on the hook for nondisclosure.

What’s your home worth?

Indeed, sometimes there is a big effort to cover up any signs of trouble. Nixa, MO appraiser Pam Bredemeyer says she recalls one home that had a giant console television pushed up against a door angled in one corner of the basement. Once the property was sold and the TV hauled away, the new owners found a big surprise. “They opened up the door and the foundation was crumbling,” Bredemeyer says. Ultimately, the home’s original owners wound up paying to fix it. Sellers must disclose anything that could affect the property’s value or desirability, from big problems such as a compromised foundation to — in some states — simple neighborhood nuisances such as that dog next door that barks every night.

No one gets out of these disclosures: Even those marketing a home “as is” have to obey state disclosure laws, says Craig Lowther, a Springfield, MO real estate attorney.” As-is” sellers are simply advertising that they’re not going to negotiate on price because of these issues.

Here are the six things that a seller must reveal about a home to avoid legal trouble down the road.

1. Repairs.
This is a pretty broad category but one that a lot of buyers seem confused about. If you have made repairs to your property, you should disclose them, even if the problem has been resolved. That could be something as major as a crack you had sealed in the foundation, or something as minor as snaking your sewer line every year to clear trees.

Any repairs to the roof, plumbing, electrical system or heating and cooling unit that you are aware of — including any repairs disclosed to you by previous owners — should be laid bare, as well as any drywall or structural repairs to remedy water damage. “If you knew that there had been hail on the roof and it was leaking, you should disclose that,” Bredemeyer says. “If you knew last fall that the A/C didn’t work, that’s something you should disclose to a buyers. The bottom line is that sellers should disclose anything that is not readily identifiable by the buyer.

2. Termites
One such invisible problem is termites. If your home has a history of termite infestation, especially if it has been treated more than once, it should be disclosed to the buyer, because it can greatly affect the value of the home. To lessen the impact of this disclosure, sellers can get another termite inspection before listing their home that shows it to be clear of the pests. This disclosure, along with any information about treatment warranties that could be transferred, should be given to the buyer at closing.

3. Water damage/mold
If the home has had a leaky roof, a flooded basement or dampness and mold in certain areas, these water issues must be disclosed. A good home inspector can often spot the signs of water damage, even if they have been painted or plastered over. But it’s no sure thing. That’s why water damage is one of the biggest causes of disclosure-related lawsuits.

One buyer that our firm represented had to call out a plumber soon after the purchase for some serious flooding in the basement. Once there, the plumber told the buyer, “I was just out here six months ago for the same thing.” The sellers were successfully sued for not disclosing this fact. “It was one of the few times that the buyer caught the seller red-handed,” Rand says.

4. Lead
If you are selling a house built before 1978, you must comply with a federal law that requires disclosure of all known lead-based paint and hazards in the house. Buyers must receive a copy of the Environmental Protection Agency pamphlet “Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home” and they must be allowed a 10-day window to test the house for lead. The contract must include that warning as well as signed statements from all parties verifying that the requirements for disclosure were met. If a seller doesn’t comply with these requirements, the buyer can sue for triple the amount of damages suffered. More information from the EPA on lead disclosure is available here.

5. Natural hazards
Some states, such as California, require sellers to disclose any risk of natural disasters such as a flood plain or earthquake zone or susceptibility to wildfires. This disclosure is meant to warn buyers of the financial risk and danger they face from these catastrophes, as well as alert them to trouble they may face in getting insurance for a home in that location.

 

 

 

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


Music, “World Fest,” Nature Walks and Parks

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Springfield, MO, Branson, Saddlebrooke, Willard, Fair Grove and every other Southwest Missouri community is a buzz this Spring. From the many amazing concerts such as REO Speedwagon/Styxx and the Farewell of Big Smith coming to the O”Reilly Center to Silver Dollar City’s “World Fest” beginning this month Southwest Missouri has something to not only offer tourists this spring but an activity for every person no matter what age you are.

Not only are there many daily and weekend activities to share with loved ones but the many “Farmer’s Markets” are opening up each weekend as well. Local entrepreneur, Matt O”Reilly has help open and organize a new farmer’s market in Southwest Springfield called “Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks” which just opened this past Easter weekend and drew close to 6000 people in which 65 vendors nearly sold out. The Greater Springfield Farmer’s Market located in the Battlefield Mall parking lot opened as well with an outstanding turn out to help support our local southwest Missouri farmers. “It’s great to see the impact these markets have in our local economy and it’s also wonderful to help local farmers as well as get the freshest produce possible to put on our family’s tables,” said Charity Middleton, a Murney Associates Realtor.

Now onto the many amazing fundraisers welcoming this great 2012 spring. The Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival has taken place in Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World for at least a decade. Because of the construction at the former location, this year the festival will be taking place at Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. The Rotary Clubs of Springfield sponsors the event and it raises money for the “Children of the Ozarks” including Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, Ronald McDonald House Charities-Mobile Dental Unit, Ozark Trails Council – Boy Scouts of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch and Ozarks Regional YMCA.

Whether you’ve walked before or this is your first, we need you because you are the heart (and “sole”!) of the MDA Muscle Walk!

The MDA Muscle Walk is a series of local walk events across the country held to pay tribute to and raise funds for children and adults served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The walks are family-oriented gatherings and light exercise for everyone — children, adults, grandparents, students, corporate teams and more. Springfield MO, Muscle Walk is this Saturday April 14. These are just a few that we are mentioning but to be honest every weekend there is an opportunity to sign up, volunteer, or attend a fundraiser of some sort in the Southwest Missouri area. Check out your local paper, news magazine, news cast, website, sports store, fitness center and real estate agency for more information.

 

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!


Why use a REALTOR® in our 2012 market?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Why Use a REALTOR® in This 2012 Market?

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.

But if you’re still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a dozen more reasons to use one:

1. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can help you determine your buying power — that is, your financial reserves plus your borrowing capacity. Between yourself, a good lender and an agent you will know before looking at homes what your are qualified for.

2. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.

3. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can assist you in the selection process by providing objective information about each property. Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two things you’ll want to know. First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell? Our website www.murney.com is a great home searching tool.

4. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can help you negotiate. There are myriad negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The purchase agreement should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required.

5. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® provides due diligence during the evaluation of the property. Depending on the area and property, this could include inspections for termites, dry rot, asbestos, faulty structure, roof condition, septic tank and well tests, just to name a few. Your REALTOR® can assist you in finding qualified responsible professionals to do most of these investigations and provide you with written reports. You will also want to see a preliminary report on the title of the property. Title indicates ownership of property and can be mired in confusing status of past owners or rights of access. The title to most properties will have some limitations; for example, easements (access rights) for utilities. Your REALTOR®, title company or attorney can help you resolve issues that might cause problems at a later date.

6. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can help you in understanding different financing options and in identifying qualified lenders.

7. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can guide you through the closing process and make sure everything flows together smoothly.

8. When selling your home, your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.

9. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Often, your REALTOR® can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of your property. Your REALTOR® markets your property to other real estate agents and the public. Your REALTOR® acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients.

10. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.

11. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing — a lot of possible pitfalls. Your REALTOR® can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.

12. Your Murney Associate, REALTOR® can help close the sale of your home. Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).

 

 

About Us: With homes in Springfield MO, Ozark MO, Nixa MO and surrounding southwest Missouri areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Springfield and Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm. Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Springfield Missouri and is ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine. We are locally owned yet nationally recognized for our award-winning real estate performance.

We have the largest number of realtors in Springfield MO than any other real estate firm. And with commercial real estate in Springfield MO and surrounding areas, Murney Commercial Realtors can also help you find your next business location.

We can facilitate a stress-free move for you and your family to any of the homes in Springfield and its surroundings areas. Murney wants to exceed your expectations, because our clients always come first!