Wednesday, February 22, 2017

When Should You Hire A Property Management Company

In addition to vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks, Keys to the Lake also manages properties in the Lake area. If you own a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks and are thinking about renting it out to make a little extra money, you may want to consider hiring a property management company. If you don't know if your rental is right for a property management company, here are seven moments when you should hire a professional company to manage your property.

1. When you don't live in the area. If you manage your own vacation or long-term rental, you're limited to investment properties within the radius of the area you live in. By hiring a property management company, you can take advantage of investment opportunities in any location you wish - including the Lake of the Ozarks! 

2. When you need a little help with marketing. When you hire a property management company, you will not have to worry about all of the advertising and marketing that goes along with it, as they will handle that all for you. You can just sit back and relax and let the property management company do all the hard work for you. 

3. When you need help finding the right tenants. When you hire a reliable property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks, they can help ensure your property is rented to reliable tenants. At Keys to the Lake, when finding long term rental tenants, we have a 4-point application process to ensure your property is rented to the right person. We run a criminal background check, credit check, rent or mortgage history and we do an employment check.

4. When you need help managing tenants. In addition to helping find the right tenant, a property management company can help you manage them. They can manage all aspects of the tenant-landlord relationship, such as routine and emergency maintenance, inspections, and manage any situations where conflict resolution is required.

5. When you need help with maintenance. Managing a rental property, whether it's a long-term or vacation rental, can take a lot of work, time and money. A property management company has a team of employees who can help ensure your property is in tip-top shape. When a tenant has an issue, we are local, so you know it will get taken care of in a timely manner.

6. When you need help making sure you're in compliance with the law. There are many laws and regulations you need to abide by when renting property. A property management company deals with these laws and regulations on a daily basis, so you know your property will be in good hands.

7. When you need help maximizing your time and money. By having a reliable Lake of the Ozarks property management take care of the day-to-day aspects of running your rental property, you'll have more time to do the things you love. In addition, a good property management company will know how to properly price your unit for it to get rented.

When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake is the premier choice of discriminating clients. In a crowded world, we know you will find Keys to the Lake is a voice, not an echo. Whether you are needing property management for your vacation or long term rental, we can help. In addition to property management, we also offer real estate, long-term and vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. We give our clients the peace of mind that things will be done right the first time and on time.

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summer Events To Look Forward To At The Lake Of The Ozarks

If you are planning on visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, now is the time to book your stay. During the busy holiday or annual event weekends, Keys to the Lake is often sold out. Don't miss out on your favorite event of the year and call 573-964-5397 to book your Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental. The Lake of the Ozarks during the summer is filled with fun events nearly every weekend. However, there are a few events that we look forward to each year.

Lake Race 2017
June 1 - 4

This annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is four days of huge powerboat racing events. This year's event begins On June, 1 and is jammed pack with fun events that will all lead up to the big races that begin on Saturday, June 3. However, the fun doesn't end at the awards ceremony! Stick around until Sunday, June 4 for the Lake Race 5K run and Props & Horses Poker Run.

Aquapalooza 2017
July 17

The Lake of the Ozarks largest boating event is happening July 15! Hop on your boat and head on over to Dog Days for a great day on the water. There will be LIVE music and activities that will keep you having fun all day long. Don't have a boat? No problem! Head on over to Dog Days to enjoy the live music from the land. Stay tuned for the artist line up.

Lake of the Ozarks Shootout
August 26 - 27 

Top powerboat racers and offshore racing powerboats from across the country will come to the Lake of the Ozarks for 2017 Shootout event. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers and 100,000 spectators. Enjoy Shootout all week long with fun events happening the week leading up to the big race!

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
September 14 - 17

This September, hop on your bike and head to the Lake of the Ozarks for one of the biggest biker events in the Midwest. This year's Bikefest will include beautiful scenic rides, great parties, rockin' concerts and more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants. Participants will even get a chance to win a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

Hot Summer Nights
May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 17

Hot Summer Nights is celebrating 10 Years of Cruisin' the Lake! Theme nights include Cruisin' Through the Years, It's a 66 Day, Route 66 Returns, Bikes, Trikes & Trucks, Muscle Cars & Custom Cars and Salute To Our Heros. This FREE event welcomes all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles! From 6:00 - 11:00 PM enjoy watching (or even participating) vehicles cruising up and down the strip.

 Holiday Weekends
May 27 - 29, July 1 - 4, September 2 - 4

Holiday weekends are always popular at the Lake of the Ozarks. They're typically filled with live music, fireworks and other festivities. Spend the weekend on the water, golfing or eating at one of the many delicious restaurants. Long weekends are the perfect opportunity to head to the Lake of the Ozarks, as there is always something fun going on throughout the area.


These are just a few of the many fun events happening this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Nearly every weekend, there is something happening at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're thinking about joining us for one of these fun events, make sure you book early in order to get the rental property you want. We have a variety of different vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, so no matter how many people you're bringing with you, we have the right place for you. Visit www.KeysToTheLake.com to view what home and condos we have available this summer.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cozy Condos In The Koala Bear Complex

These condo rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a very quaint setting with an outdoor pool and hot tub! Offering large decks that overview the Lake, a sand beach and an expansive Tiki deck at the water's edge, this complex is perfect for family reunions and gathering of group up to 30 people. The Koala Bear complex is located near all of the favorite attractions at the Lake including the Bagnell Dam Strip and several of the top Lake area golf courses. Learn more about these wonderful vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks below.


Koala Bear 12

Beautiful lakefront condo with two bedrooms and one bath. This quaint condo offers a queen bed in each bedroom and two double sofa sleepers in the living room. Adjoining this condo is a large, outside Lakeview deck with a gas grill and patio table to relax and enjoy the view. Guests can rent a boat slip for an additional fee.


Koala Bear 13

Walk-in level Lakefront two bedroom, one bath condo. It has a queen bed in each bedroom and two queen sofas sleepers in the living room that would allow room to sleep up to 8 people. There is a very nice lakefront deck with a gas grill that's partially covered and sweeps around to the front door.


Koala Bear L4

This is an awesome condo with a private deck. It offers two bedrooms with a queen bed in each and a queen sofa sleeper in the livening room. This condo is handicap accessible and has a private Lakeview Balcony with a gas grill.


Koala Bear 15

Located in a quaint resort-type setting you will be sure to enjoy your time at The Lake. Nicely appointed two bedrooms and one bathroom condo with a sofa sleeper in the living room and plenty of space for an air mattress allows you to comfortably sleep up to 8 people. A sweeping Lakeview deck with a gas grill, table and chairs offer the perfect setting to relax and unwind.


Koala Bear 16

This Koala Bear two bedroom, one bath condo is the perfect setting for families and couples looking for a quaint and peaceful vacation experience. Each bedroom is appointed with a queen bed and there is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room making it comfortable to sleep up to 6 people in beds. There is also enough floor space for an air mattress if you would like to bring one for the kids. There is a large, flat screen TV in the living room and another flat screen TV in one of the bedrooms. There is a gas grill available on the large outside Lakeview deck with a table and chairs for relaxing.


Rent one condo for small families or a couple's getaway to the Lake of the Ozarks. However, together, these five condos can sleep up to 30 people, which would be perfect for family reunions, wedding parties and other large gatherings. Call Keys to the Lake at  573-964-5397 to reserve your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine's At The Lake Of The Ozarks

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! Do you know how you're going to spend this romantic holiday with that someone special? Visit the Lake of the Ozarks this February for a romantic weekend getaway! Here are a few couples activities you can enjoy while staying with the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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1. Renew Your Vows

Bridal Cave invites all married couples to celebrate Valentine's Day with them. On Sunday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. couples can renew their wedding vows at Bridal Cave. Each couple will receive fresh flowers for the bride from Janine's Flowers and Lindsey Webster Photography will take a wedding portrait that can be downloaded online. In addition, couples will also receive a goodie bag with Lake area discounts and a lifetime pass to Bridal Cave at no charge. 

2. Go Wine Tasting

Missouri wine is among the best in the world and is one of the best kept secrets. The Lake of the Ozarks is home to several wineries that you can enjoy. The scenic beauty paired with fine wine and gourmet food makes for a memorable experience. Touring the wineries at the Lake of the Ozarks is a fun way to spend an afternoon, day or even an entire weekend. 

3. Get A Couples Message

Nothing says romance like a couples massage at a Lake of the Ozarks spa. There are several spas at the Lake of the Ozarks where couples can unwind and relax. If your partner has never gotten a massage before, this is a great way to introduce it to them in a way that makes them feel more comfortable. 

5. Take A Stroll Through Ha Ha Tonka

The Lake area has some gorgeous views. See the Lake from a new perspective at Ha Ha Tonka State Park. Take a stroll through the beautiful park and explore all the different trails. If the weather is nice, you can even enjoy a picnic at the castle and enjoy the beautiful views of the Lake. 

4. Enjoy A Romantic Dinner For Two

Shawnee Bluff Winery and Seven Springs Winery are both offering a Romantic Dinner For Two special that couples can enjoy during the week of Valentine's Day. 

Shawnee Bluff Winery
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two that includes one bottle of Shawnee Wine, two salads, two entrees and a dessert to share. Choose from the following entrees airline chicken, porcini and coffee encrusted filet with chocolate Port Sauce, peppered brown sugar salmon with tomato jam. All entrees are served with a beet rose and goat cheese mousse salads and a side of roasted tri-color fingerlings and butter roasted french carrots. 
When: February 10 - 14
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $65

Seven Springs Winery
Enjoy a romantic dinner for two that includes Caesar salad, 10 oz Kansas City Strip, 6 oz lobster tail, asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes, dessert. Reservations are required. 
When: February 11 & 14
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $99 per couple

Book your romantic weekend getaway at the Lake of the Ozarks today by calling 573-964-5397. Choose from one of our beautiful vacation rentals all across the Lake area. We want to make sure this Valentine's Day is one to remember!

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Property Management Company

Having a good relationship with your property management company is a very important. At Keys to the Lake, we listen to our clients. We pride ourselves on and are committed to our exceptional service and the quality of your Lake dwelling. We familiarize ourselves with your circumstances, lease property criteria and future real estate goals, which are all critical to helping you achieve the Lake lifestyle you desire. Although we focus on upscale homes, condos, apartments and commercial development, we enjoy matching all property types to a myriad of desired lifestyles and budgets. However, it is important to ask the right question to know you are hiring a trusted property management company at the Lake of the Ozarks to manage your Lake property. Here are a few questions you should ask before hiring a property management company.

Question: How Long Have You Been In Business?

This is an important question to ask, as you want to know you are working with a professional company who has a long proven track record of managing properties. Whether it's a vacation rental or a long-term rental, there's a lot that goes into managing a property, so you want to go with a company that knows what they're doing. 

Question: What Types Of Properties Do You Manage?

Vacation home/condo, long-term rental, apartment or condo building or single family home are all managed differently and have their own set of dilemmas. It is important to hire a company with experience in managing your type of property.

Question: How Many Units Do You Manage?

It's important to know how many units your potential property management company looks after. If they have too many, then they may not have time for yours. On the other hand, if they don't have a lot, they may not have the experience you need. It's important to understand how many units each manager looks after as well. If a company manages 200 units, they may seem like a lot and yours may get lost in the shuffle. However, if they have four managers that look after 50 units each, they could give your units effective, responsive service. 

Question: How Often Are Your Units Rented?

If you have a vacation rental that needs managing, you want to make sure it is rented out often to make you money. While the off-season is a bit slow, you also don't want to have your rental sitting empty during the busy, summer season. While every unit is different, asking how often units are rented, both with vacation and long-term rentals can give you a bit of insight on how often your unit could be rented. 

Question: Do You Preform Regular Property Inspections?

You want to ensure that your property is being taken care of, especially if you do not live in the vicinity. When regular inspections are performed, it is easier to catch issues before they get out of control. In addition to knowing how often they are performed, ask what is included in the inspections. 


When every little thing means everything, Keys to the Lake is the premier choice of discriminating clients. In a crowded world, we know you will find Keys to the Lake is a voice, not an echo. Whether you are needing property management for your vacation or long term rental, we can help. In addition to property management, we also offer real estate, long-term and vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. We give our clients the peace of mind that things will be done right the first time and on time. 

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Plan Your Valentine's Weekend Getaway At The Lake Of The Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to spend your Valentine's weekend. With our upscale restaurants and fun activities (like wine tasting at the wineries), there are many ways you can spend this romantic weekend. At Keys to the Lake, we have vacation homes and condos of all sizes. So whether you are spending a romantic weekend with your significant other or a fun week with the family, the best vacation rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks has what you need! 


Valentines Day will be here before you know it! Do you want to surprise your significant other with a romantic weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks? At Keys to the Lake, we have a few cozy condos that will be perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

Quaint Lake View Condo


This Koala Bear two bedroom, one bath condo is the perfect setting for couples looking for a quaint and peaceful vacation experience. Each bedroom is appointed with a queen bed. There is a Large Flat Screen TV in the living room and another flat screen TV in one of the bedrooms. There is a gas grill available on the large outside Lakeview deck with a table and chairs for relaxing. Located in the Four Seasons / Horseshoe Bend area this condo is close to all The Lake area attractions off of Duckhead Road at the top of the Horseshoe Bend Parkway.

Cozy One Bedroom Condo


This cozy one bedroom condo features everything you need for the perfect weekend or week long getaway. Offering a queen bed and additional futon in the bedroom, dinette for two and bar seating for four there is plenty of space to relax. The patio has the convenience of a walk out to the back of the cove and swim platform. With indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, tennis, picnic and playground area, fishing and boat ramp on site and convenience store, grocery store, lakeside casual dining and fine dining within 1 mile 
from the resort Southwood Shores Resort has one of the best locations at the lake.

Heron Bay Condo With View



This one bedroom Heron Bay Condominium is bright and cheerful with a great view of the lake and located one building away from the swimming pool area. Recently updated, this unit offers a queen bed, a queen air mattress and a nice leather reclining sofa making it a perfect get-away for a romantic weekend. You will be sure to enjoy the view from your private deck and the tennis courts, as well as the lakeside pool, are located just steps away! Heron Bay Condominiums are conveniently located in Osage Beach and are close to many Lake Attractions such as golf, shopping, boat rentals and lakeside dining. There is also a 10 x 26 boat slip available for an additional fee.

If you are thinking of spending Valentine's weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Keys to the Lake. Our expert staff can help you find the perfect condo for your romantic getaway. To book your vacation rental at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com or call us at 573-964-5397. 

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tips For Planning A Lake Of The Ozarks Vacation

Winter is in full swing and freezing rain and snow are in the forecast, and you are probably itching for summer to get here. Planning your summer vacation is a perfect way to get your mind off the cold. If you are wanting to visit the best recreational lake in the United States, Keys to the Lake can help! Keys to the Lake does just that, we give you the keys to a fun getaway, delicious food, exciting recreation and the best vacation rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you don't believe us, here are a few ways you can plan the best vacation yet!

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Reserve Your Rentals

If you are planning a summer vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks, you are most likely going to be spending time out on the Lake. If you don't have your own watercraft, you can rent them at the Lake! There are several different rental places at the Lake where you can reserve speed boats, PWCs, pontoons and other watercraft items. If you are bringing your own vessels and need a place to store them while you're here, many of our vacation homes at the Lake of the Ozarks come with docks. Just make sure to specify what you need when you make the reservation and we will get you taken care of.  

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Enjoy the Events

During the summer, there are fun events happening all the time at the Lake of the Ozarks! So when planning your Lake vacation, make sure to check out what is going on the week that you visit. If you are not sure when to come to the Lake, you may want to plan your vacation around a specific event. Some of the more popular events at the Lake are Harbor Hop, Aquapalooza, Bike Fest and Hot Summer Nights. However, that's just a few! Visit, www.FunLake.com to see what is going on at the Lake this year, or just ask one of our team members while you are making your reservation. 

Plan Your Meals

From waterfront bars to five-star restaurants, the Lake of the Ozarks is home to many different (and delicious!) restaurants. If you are not sure where to enjoy your meals, our entire team lives in the Lake area and can point you in the direction of some of the best places to eat. In addition, the Lake area is home to several breweries and wineries! If you don't feel like going out for dinner, our vacation homes and condos all have kitchens, so you can just swing by the grocery store and make your own delicious meal! 

Relax in Nature

If you are still looking for more to do when planning your trip, the Lake of the Ozarks has several beautiful state parks that feature fun, outdoor activities, such as hiking trails, fishing areas, swimming and more. The Lake of the Ozarks is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors! 

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Book a Vacation Home

Our Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes varies from cute condos to large homes. Whether you're bringing a golfing buddy out for the weekend to spend on the greens or your family of five and their best friends, we can accommodate you all comfortably. Our company has established a wonderful reputation in the Lake area because we care about your entire trip before you get here to the moment you are back home. 

Visit the Lake of the Ozarks!

Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer 2017 vacation, and we're ready to help! From golfing and fishing trips to shopping sprees and boat outings, the Lake is the perfect destination for you and your family. Visit our website at www.KeysToTheLake.com to learn how you can start planning the best Lake of the Ozarks vacation today!

"We don't aspire to be the largest company in the region. Rather, we are determined to be the best at what we do!" ~ Mark Krantz, Owner

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