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Lakefront Living Realty Missouri is designed to provide lakefront buyers and sellers the most knowledgeable and experienced representation in the industry.

We ARE Lake of the Ozarks
 

Annie Faulstich, Broker/Owner

Broker/Owner, Lakefront Living Realty Missouri, Realtor®

Annie's success as a real estate broker is a byproduct of her passion for two things: An abiding love of Lake life and her penchant for cultivating lifelong relationships.

“To be able to find the perfect property for my clients and knowing that they can't wait to get inside it to truly make it their home is the best part of my job,” Annie says. “When you've helped someone find the vacation home they've always dreamed of, for example, and you see that look of eager anticipation on their faces, it is tremendously gratifying.”

Growing up at the Lake not only gave Annie a love for the Lake lifestyle, it gives her unique insight into the real estate market in the area. As the daughter of a general contractor, she grew up around development and the construction industry, which fueled in her a love for both. But it took her heading away to college and moving around the country to truly appreciate the Lake of the Ozarks. Now that she's home again, Annie and her husband, who also is a native of Osage Beach, feel fortunate to be able to raise their family in this unique community.

Annie’s background in construction led her to begin building new construction homes, buying properties, rehabilitating or redesigning them, and then selling them. From being a buyer and seller herself, a career in real estate was an easy transition. But what has made her career so successful is Annie's ability to develop friendships with people from every walk of life.

“I just generally really like people, and this job gives me so many opportunities to build lasting relationships,” she says. “Growing up here, with so many fond memories, it's a big part of my heritage. I love being able to connect people to this Lake life that I get to enjoy every day. The relationships this job allows me to build really feel more like family than professional or business relationships.”

Annie was taught from a young age that honesty, integrity and hard work are the keys to any successful business. Those core values, her lake heritage, and the experience of proven results enable her to provide the very best service for each of her clients, many of whom she now calls friends.

Contact Annie at (573) 375-4515, annief@lakefrontliving.com

Jesse Faulstich, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Jesse grew up on the Lake of the Ozarks. By the time he was 11, he was already getting his feet wet in the contracting side of real estate, spending his summer breaks helping with the family business, Controlled Heating and Cooling.

He graduated from Camdenton High School in 1999, and he bought his first house seven years later. After making some finishing improvements, he sold the house in 2008. He then tackled his first new construction home.

In 2011, Jesse reconnected with Annie, whom he knew growing up in Osage Beach and through high school. They were married in 2014. Since then, he and Annie have remodeled and flipped two other homes before buying their lakefront home on Osage Beach, where they reside with their three children, Garrett, Farrah, and Schaeffer.

Through his experience as a contractor at the Lake, Jesse has cultivated great relationships with various companies, suppliers, contractors and governmental bodies. That experience ensures he can assist lakefront buyers and sellers with navigating the difficult issues that can arise sometimes in real estate transactions. He has a passion for the people and the lifestyle of the Lake of the Ozarks. He also has kept abreast of the local housing market since purchasing his first home in 2006.

As a lifelong resident of the Lake and a current lakefront resident, Jesse wants to share his love of the Lake with others. He looks forward to helping buyers and sellers make their lake home dreams a reality.

Contact Jesse at (573) 260-0868, jesse@lakefrontliving.com

Haley Glover, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Haley grew up in southeast Kansas, where she spent much of her early years enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. They camped, fished, boated and skied on the shores of the Neosho River or one of the numerous Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri lakes. Eventually Haley settled down in the Kansas City area with her husband, Jason, and they continued that tradition with their own family.

After years of storing, hauling, packing and unpacking a camper, they decided to trade it all in for their first vacation lake house in 2014 at Lake of the Ozarks. Two years later they jumped into full-time lake living. “We just couldn’t get enough,” she said. “It became more and more difficult to leave the lake at the end of the weekend. Now we don’t have to, and we couldn’t be happier with the decision we made.”

When her family moved to the Lake full-time, Haley’s eldest son had just moved to college. But her and Jason’s two younger children were in grade school and middle school. She couldn’t help but wonder how her children would transition from a much larger school in the city to a school district in a small Lake of the Ozarks community. She need not have worried.

“Our children are happier and more well-adjusted than we ever thought possible here at the lake,” she said. “Every day feels like a vacation, and we are so happy that our children will have these experiences and memories to share with their own families when they are older.”

Inspired by her own experience, Haley now loves to help others realize their own dreams of living the lake lifestyle.

“I am committed to giving my clients the best customer service experience possible with understanding, patience and knowledge of lakefront real estate and everything that comes along with it,” she said.

Contact Haley at (573) 367-4948, haley@lakefrontliving.com

Michelle Jones, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Michelle was born and raised in southeast Kansas. Her love of the Tri Lakes area motivated her to move from Kansas to Branson in 2012. With a passion for service in the Branson area, Michelle is ready to help with your home buying and selling needs. As a proud crew member of Lakefront Living Realty, Michelle carries the values of hard work, integrity and outstanding client service into everything she does. “Real estate is a powerful thing. Where we live becomes the center of our universe; it’s our “home base” and a place where a majority of our memories are made. When chosen correctly, that home base becomes a vital part of our every day lives.” Whether they are buying or selling, Michelle recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her and she strives every day to exceed their expectations.

When not out on the lake with family and friends, or helping clients buy and sell their homes, Michelle is an avid golfer. She enjoys spending time playing in the ladies golf league at Branson Hills Golf Club and will openly admit, she needs to spend more time at the range.

Most important to Michelle is providing the most excellent service to buyers and sellers in order to earn their trust, referrals, and repeat business. Clients appreciate her flexibility, patience, negotiation and analytic skills.

Please reach out, she looks forward to hearing from you.

Contact Michelle at (417) 216-7600, mjones@lakefrontliving.com

Shane Barnett, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Shane was born and raised in Alaska but spent summers at the family farm near Lake of the Ozarks. In 1996, he made the Ozarks his permanent home, raising his children in the Branson Tri-lakes area. As the son of a contractor, he grew up around construction. In 1988, he took his place on the same career path as those who preceded him, making him the 4th generation to work in the construction field.

Shane’s love of building and making people’s dreams come to life made for a natural transition into real estate. Through his 30-plus years’ experience in construction he has developed many relationships with builders, developers, suppliers, inspectors, and all of those “red tape” officials. This experience should reassure both buyers and sellers alike that they will have the right person navigating the buying, selling, or building process.

Shane is a natural people person, and his family often jokes they cannot go anywhere that he does not know someone – with whom he must stop and visit. Shane enjoys spending family time on Table Rock lake where they have a Mastercraft boat. He loves spending lake afternoons behind the boat surfing and showing up the younger generation. He will tell you though, that wakeboarding and skim boarding are a young man’s game after spending some time this past year healing from a few hard crashes. Shane also has developed a great appreciation for the game of golf and enjoys spending time on the links when not working or playing at the lake.

“I want every client to know that I am committed to giving them the best customer service and will be the one that will guide them through this process every step of the way.”

Contact Shane at (417) 216-7594, shane@lakefrontliving.com

Andrea Ellefsen, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Andrea was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. As a child, she visited the lake frequently to stay with her grandparents who had retired to the lake in the 70's. As a little girl she has fond memories of swimming, fishing, learning how to ski and all things "lake life". After marrying and starting her family with her husband, Mark, they decided to purchase a condo to use as a part time weekend destination. Andrea and Mark wanted to share the Lake experience with their children. After a few years of being "weekenders", they decided to make to move to the Lake as their full-time home and haven't looked back. They have enjoyed all the things with their children that Andrea so enjoyed in her own childhood time at the Lake.

Andrea has seen the lake change dramatically through the years of spending time here. She and her family have been full-time at the lake since 2008 and owns a local business here. Mark, Andrea's husband, works as a boat broker in the area, as well. Both of their children have graduated from Camdenton High School and both now attend college at Missouri S&T in Rolla, MO.

Andrea has always had an interest in real estate and a love for design and interior decorating. That, along with her love for The Lake of the Ozarks, made becoming a Realtor and joining Lakefront Living Realty a perfect fit for her. As a longtime business owner in the service industry, customer service is first and foremost in everything Andrea does.

"I feel I can give newcomers to the lake some important insight and advice regarding both full-time and part-time living at the Lake as I have done both. I also have the experience of moving from a larger city to the lake area. I enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them and understand fully what type of lifestyle they are seeking when it comes to purchasing a lake property."

Contact Andrea at (573) 410-4570, andrea@lakefrontliving.com

Drew Busen, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Orginally from the Quincy, Illinois area, Drew attended Millikin University for music business then spent years working on cruise ships traveling the world. While onboard he met his wife, proposed on a glacier and they settled back to the lake to get married and start a family. 13 years of marriage & 3 beautiful daughters later, his passion for music continues as he still performs, sporadically, in the lake music scene. He also owns his own family business, "Lake Escape: Interactive Escape Rooms" on the Bagnell Dam Strip. His years of vacationing, living and owning businesses at the lake, combined with his years of construction installs make him a perfect fit for you and the search for your lake home.

Contact Drew at (573) 693-4202, dbusen@lakefrontliving.com

Levi Sinak, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Born in Springfield, MO, my journey eventually led me back to the Ozarks, Lake of the Ozarks, a place ingrained in my fondest memories of visiting grandparents. At age 11, my love of sports and thrill-seeking personality channeled in to a true passion for Ice Speed Skating, leading me to excel and earn a full-ride athletic scholarship at Northern Michigan University. Shaping my work ethic through athletics, I qualified and competed at the 2018 Olympic Trials. Although I did not make the Olympic team, it is an experience etched into my life's tapestry. Soon after, I retired from speed skating and transitioned to a fulfilling career achieving EMT and Paramedic licenses and becoming a Flight Paramedic at the University of Missouri Hospital in 2018.

In May 2023, I married my best friend Lindsey and have embraced the role of stepparent to two incredible kids. We love the lake life, boating, fishing, wakeboarding, golfing, and all the Lake area has to offer. We are extremely lucky and get to call Lake of the Ozarks our full-time home and where we raise our family. Now, armed with a Real Estate License, I am eager to channel my energy into helping Buyers and Sellers in the next step towards their dreams.

Contact Levi at (573) 260-0868, levi@lakefrontliving.com

Matt Shoush, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

I was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri and then attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. I moved to Branson in 2006. I live and work in the Branson area and I cover Table Rock, Taneycomo, and Bull Shoals Lakes. My family vacationed to the Table Rock area frequently as I was growing up, allowing my love for this area to grow. I look forward to sharing my passion and love for this community with you. Whether buying or selling, you will have open and honest communication, my knowledge, and my dedication To make this a smooth and enjoyable transition. I have always thought that a Home is the foundation of a family and should be filled with love warmth and happy memories. Whether those memories are from the farm, a personal home, or a vacation home here on the lake, I look forward to guiding your family to more long-lasting memories.

Contact Matt at (417) 637-3022, matt@lakefrontliving.com

Stacy Johnson, Realtor®

Lakefront Specialist

Stacy grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois outside of St. Louis. She grew up boating, skiing, camping, anything outdoors as her parents bought their first boat when she was two years old. She and her family took family vacations almost every year to Lake of the Ozarks. This was the start of loving "The Lake".

Stacy is married to her husband, Darin, and has one son who is currently enrolled at Mizzou. September 2016 is when they officially purchased their first condo along with another family for their enjoyment and for rental potential. This was the beginning of "Always wanting to be here and never leave". A year later they sold their portion of the condo to another friend and purchased a townhouse. With all of the family and friends visiting, they decided to move into a bigger house, and then two years after that moved into an even larger home.

Every summer Stacy, Darin and their son would move to the lake for the whole summer, because Stacy worked from home, and their son has worked every summer at a restaurant, a marina, and now golf courses. Once their son graduated high school, they decided to sell their Illinois home and officially move to Lake of the Ozarks full time with no regrets at all.

Stacy was a Court Reporter, Deputy Clerk for the County Clerk's Office, and 12 years as a job recruiter for a major insurance company out of 14 States. Her passion for helping others and achieving goals is what led her to wanting to become a Realtor. Her experience of finding her perfect place down here has emphasized her wanting to help others and have the enjoyment she has lived for all of these years.

Contact stacy at (618) 978-2121, sjohnson@lakefrontliving.com

Buyer’s Agents, Realtors®

Premier Lakefront Specialists

We realized early on that it is very difficult for a lakefront buyer to find a Real Estate Agent that has specific lakefront experience in an area that they are interested in. To better serve buyers, we affiliate ourselves with a number of hand-picked Realtors® that have intimate knowledge of their lakefront neighborhoods. Most of them live on a lake themselves and all are trained & certified as Premier Lakefront Specialists. This ensures that each client receives an impeccable level of service from a local agent with specific lakefront knowledge. This unique service has become one of our founding principles: Global Presence, Local Knowledge.