Jeff Krantz, Owner/Broker, CLHMS™, RSPS, is the founder of Krantz and Associates and has been affiliated with Lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years. His parents owned Point Breeze Resort from 1969 to 1982, and remained second homeowners after that time. Jeff's love of the lake resulted in becoming a full time resident in 1990 and began his career in Real Estate in 1993. He enjoys the challenges of the Real Estate Industry and enjoys leading the team with his wife, Melissa. Jeff and Melissa have three children Kassy (husband-Tyler), Jacob and Zach, and two granddaughters, Lincoln and Marley. Jeff is confident that Krantz and Associates has the ability to assist first time home buyers, the luxury property owners, as well as experienced commercial investors.
Melissa Krantz, Owner/Broker, CLHMS™, CDPE®, RSPS, has been acquainted with the Lake area since the late 1970s because her family vacationed here for years. She moved here permanently in 1994. Melissa has a background in Education and Restaurant/Hotel Management. She joined the real estate business with Jeff soon after he began his career. She is an expert negotiator, as has been involved in over 5,000 transactions. Melissa absolutely loves real estate because "It is an organic career that allows you to work with many wonderful people." Melissa also enjoys spending time with her family and boating on the Lake of the Ozarks.
Visit her at www.MelissaKrantz.com
Gary Zeiger is originally from Red Bud, IL. His career was in Manufacturing as an operations manager for a lighting company in St. Louis. The responsibility was enormous along with the stress-filled corporate world. One of his last duties was to move the factory to Chicago. Once that was complete he decided it was time for a new career. He moved to the Lake in 2005, and started selling Real Estate. It was one of the best moves he has made and has never looked back. Upon earning his license, Gary joined the Jeff Krantz & Associates team since he had a long term relationship with the family from Red Bud. Gary has been on the Krantz team for more than 15 years, becoming very successful, with over $100 million in sales. He has two grown children Matthew (wife-Melissa) and Kourtney (husband-Daniel). Gary's also has two grandsons, Kolton and David, and a granddaughter, Karlyn. He likes to travel and enjoys the beaches of Florida and Mexico and of course the warm weather. Gary has the experience and knowledge of the lake to take care of all your real estate needs, whether you are buying or selling.
Visit his website at www.OwnTheLake.com
Jill Krantz, REALTOR® moved to the lake after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. She began working at Krantz & Associates as the Closing Coordinator. As her enthusiasm for Real Estate grew, she realized she wanted to be out helping people find the perfect place to call home! Her husband Matt, builds homes at the lake, so Real Estate comes naturally to them. When they're not working Matt and Jill enjoy boating and spending time with their son, Austin. With her energy and drive she is the just the right person to help find property that fits you and your family!
Visit her website at www.JillKrantz.com
Susan Ebling, REALTOR, is native to the Lake of the Ozarks and has been serving the public all of her life with roots stemming from the hospitality industry at her family owned and operated business: The Clown, Poop Deck & Topsider. After high school, Susan earned her BS in Education at MSU in Springfield, briefly taught 3rd grade and decided to pursue a real estate career in 2000. Susan brings knowledge, dedication and experience to the Krantz Team. She is very committed to her clients (check out her dozens of 5 Star Zillow & Google reviews!) and holds the ABR, CRS, GRI, CLHMS, RRS & RSPS designations to better serve them. Susan resides with her family in Osage Beach which includes her husband, Jake; daughter, Alexandra; and little Daisy (her furry child).
If you are looking for someone who knows everything about the Lake, has seen all the changes since the time of a two lane Hwy. 54, and has the education and experience to help you successfully purchase or sell property at the Lake, then Susan is your gal!
Visit her website at www.SusanEbling.com
Megan King, REALTOR® is a graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Arts & Science degree in Psychology and Sociology, where she also received a Multicultural Certificate. She is a true Missouri Tiger, being born and raised in a small town located in northern Missouri where all of her family still calls home. Megan worked at Boone Hospital for four years throughout college, gaining professionalism, and pride in her job. She thrived off building relationships with people every day! After college, she worked at Apria Healthcare as a Customer Specialist, helping new patients. Megan relocated to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2011. She is married to Mike and together they have a son, Kanner, and a daughter, Saylor. She has grown to love the lake and its natural beauty! With having a past in healthcare, and being able to meet and assist new people easily, she knew getting into real estate was the perfect choice for her. After working as a Realtor Assistant to a top agent at the lake for two years and gaining real estate knowledge, she was ready to build her own career and decided to join Krantz & Associates. Megan is full of energy and passion for what she does. She takes pride in meeting new clients and finding their dream home here at the lake; because she truly feels living at the lake is living the dream!
Visit her website at www.MeganSellsTheLake.com
Laura Simmons, REALTOR®, joined Krantz & Associates in October 2018. She is no stranger to the Lake of the Ozarks growing up on a farm near Eldon. After graduating from college with a degree in marketing, Laura moved back to Eldon. She helped run the family business, Gasco Propane, as an account manager and marketing coordinator. Gasco was sold a few years ago which enabled Laura to explore the marine industry but her passion for real estate grew as she remodeled homes. Bringing a diverse background in construction and sales is proving helpful to assisting clients. Laura enjoys raising cattle and horses on the family farm outside of Eldon with her fiancé Shaun and their children, Logan and Tennyson.
Visit Laura's website: www.LauraSellsCentralMO.com
Austin Riley was born and raised in the lake area he has a vast knowledge of all things Lake of the Ozarks. Upon graduating from School of the Osage, he went on to play football at Benedictine College. After that Austin transferred to Columbia College where he obtained his business management degree. After college, he returned to the lake area. You might recognize Austin from Dog Days Bar and Grill...as he spent 12 summers working there.
When Austin is not working, he loves to spend time boating, fishing, and hunting.
Jacob is the oldest son of Jeff and Melissa and has grown up around the office. He graduated from School of the Osage and attended Lincoln University on a golf scholarship. After college it seemed only natural that he return to the Lake of the Ozarks and pursue a career in the family business.
In his spare time you can find Jacob boating, fishing, and hunting.
Sara McDuffey was born and raised in the lake area and is no stranger to all things Lake of the Ozarks. She graduated from Camdenton School District and attended the University of Missouri to study Elementary Education. After college, Sara returned home to pursue a career in Real Estate and flipping homes.
In Sara’s free time she enjoys cooking, painting, drinking good wine, and spending time with friends and family.
As a Missouri native, Jennifer Wassilak recognizes and values the trust her clients place in her, and she strives every day to exceed their expectations. Jen has lived in California and Colorado, and traveled abroad, but her heart is in the Ozarks and that is where her husband Joe and son Hawk have put down the family roots. In Jen's spare time she loves to be outdoors with her family and five big dogs. Archery, 4-wheeling, white water rafting and boating is what they love to do.
Phoebe Long serves at the team's Marketing Coordinator. She and her husband, Michael, moved to the Lake in 1996. Phoebe has three grown children and four beautiful granddaughters. Her hobbies include boating, camping and spending time with her family.
Carri Hillmer, Listing Coordinator, moved to the Lake of the Ozarks after being a visitor here for 15+ years. Carri married her high school sweetheart and they have two grown daughters, Megan and Abby. She spent 11 years as an agent and appraiser in the real estate market in Nebraska. In her spare time she enjoys boating, gardening and reading.
Traci Hodges, Closing Coordinator and Bookkeeper, hails from Michigan. She holds a Business Management degree from Grand Valley State University and accepted the the Closing Coordinator/Bookkeeper position on December 1, 2019. She's been visiting the lake for over 15 years and decided to make it home in 2018. Traci and her fiancé Chris enjoy boating, kayaking and yard work.
Dave and Judy Mole & Roger Dieckman a serve as our Client Services team. Their diverse responsibilities include but are not limited to new listing photography, document transport, sign maintenance and installation, lock box placement, drone photography, 3D virtual tours and serving as a liaison between the customer and the team in completing tasks and meeting deadlines.