Jeff Krantz, Owner/Broker, CLHMS™, 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, Jacob and Zach. Kassy and her husband Tyler recently made Jeff and Melissa grandparents with the birth of Lincoln Ann. 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, CDPE®, 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 in Real Estate. She is an expert negotiator, as has been involved in over 4,000 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 looked for a new career. He moved to the Lake in 2005, and started selling Real Estate. One of the best moves he has made. He started with Krantz & Associates, as he had a long term relationship with the family from Red Bud. Gary has been on the Krantz team for more than 10 years, becoming very successful, with over $100 million in sales. He has two children. Matthew is in the Air Force stationed in New Mexico, and Kourtney is married and living in Red Bud. Gary's new found love is his grandson Colton. He likes to travel and enjoys the beaches and 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 business 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 enthusiasm, dedication and experience to the Krantz Team. She is very committed to her clients (check out her dozens of 5 Star Zillow reviews!) and holds the ABR, CRS, and GRI designations to better serve them. Susan resides with her family in Osage Beach which includes her daughter, the light of her life, 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 girl!
Visit her website at www.susanebling.com
Megan King, REALTOR® is a 2011 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. Megan is married to Mike and together they have a son, Kanner and a daughter, Saylor. She has learned 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 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
Jeff Bainbridge has been coming to the lake for the past 30 years and has been a home owner here for 24 years. Jeff seized the opportunity to move to the lake full-time 11 years ago when he assumed the position of Store Director of the HyVee in Osage Beach. He loves being a part of the Lake community and finds it rewarding and fun! After a 38 year career at HyVee Jeff retired and took some time off to relax and enjoy his home and family. Always having had a dream to be a realtor he made the decision to make that dream come true and joined Krantz and Associates in December 2018. When he's not working Jeff enjoys hanging out with his two grown sons in Kansas City.
Laura Simmons-Markway, one of the newest agents for Krantz & Associates, is no stranger to the Lake of the Ozarks growing up in Eldon. After graduating from college with a degree in marketing, she moved back to Eldon. Laura 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 daughter Logan.
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.
Kayla Conoyer, Closing Coordinator, is a St. Louis native who moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 2015. A graduate of Maryville University, Kayla holds a degree in Accounting, Accounting Systems and Forensics. In her spare time she enjoys fishing with her fiancé Ryan and their son, Hunter.
Dave Mole & Roger Dieckman, Client Services. 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.