What Our Clients Are Saying

Experience is said to be the keystone to helping others. Ed has “fast-tracked” and absorbed his experience through extra time spent, focus on all matters, attention to detail, and personal concern for his clients. We “experienced” all of these traits during the time Ed helped us. Ed was always there by phone, text, e-mail or face-to-face. He went from becoming our real estate agent to becoming our good friend. Truly a memorable experience. Thanks Ed.”
Keith and Linda Taylor

“There are always a lot of anxieties associated with moving to a new community. Ed took the time to educate us about “Lake Life” and familiarize us with the region. Ed was straight forward and persistent with trying to find the home that fit our needs and desires…all while never attempting to push us out of our price range. My wife and I couldn’t be happier with choosing Ed as an agent.”
Matt & Nicole Stacey

“When we decided to put our lake house on the market, we really did not expect it to fly off the market. We looked at two other realtors before going with Ed. Ed was so positive and honest. So we chose him. And wow our property went on the market on a Wednesday and we had a contract by Sunday!!! Now I know that is not how it usually works at the lake, But Ed worked his hind end off for us and we sold!!! Everything that came up, He was right there for us!!! We would highly recommend him to anyone that asks!! He will have your back all the way thru!!! Thank you so much Ed for everything!!!!!”
Dennis & Becky Ball

“We want to extend our appreciation for the professionalism that we received from Edward Schmidt. We have been vacationing the Ozarks for many years and while there this year we decided to look at Condo’s and Single Family homes for sale that is when we came across this on at 336 Boot Cir Camdenton that was listed with Edward Schmidt and a few houses away from friends of ours. I being a Florida Realtor though I didn’t need the assistance of a Realtor and boy was I wrong, with out the help of Mr Schmidt I would have made many mistakes and would have cost me dearly in the end. He guided us through the contract writing purchase, inspections needed and dock permitting along with necessary repairs that had to be completed at a very reasonable fees. Along with all of this he gave us lenders and insurance companies that should be considered and was able to close all of this within the 45 days for the contract. I would highly recommend Edward Schmidt to do business with.”
Merwin Spears

“Are you looking for a realtor that is professional, always available and sells your house quickly? Well, look no further and quit wasting your time, and contact Ed Schmidt immediately. Have you previously tried to sell your home to no avail? Call Ed, you won’t be wasting your time! We previously had our house listed with “another realtor” and our house didn’t sell. We were recommended to Ed and within two weeks our house sold and we closed within 30 days! We highly recommend Ed to everyone. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!!”
Evelyn & Herb Myers

“Tammy Cannon is a wonderful Realtor. Chris and I could not have asked for better service. She is honest and dedicated and I know she will have great success!”
Christopher & Andrea Smith

“John and I are extremely grateful for all the help you provided in the sale of our house at Four Seasons. Because of the complicated, somewhat unusual, nature of the transaction between the buyers and us, you patiently spent many more than what I suspect are the normal work hours on our sale. Your promptness in answering phone calls and emails kept us on track, providing necessary information and contacts with other agencies to bring us to a successful closing today. I would be happy to recommend that other sellers and/or buyers contact you to assist them. Thank you very much!”
Faye Crow

“We totally enjoyed working with Ed on our Real Estate purchase. He is very professional and thorough. He always let us know what was available on the market, worked through the purchase and the closing effectively. We found him to be very knowledgeable, fair and honest when working with us on this transaction. We definitely plan on working with him in the future. Service was great!”
William & Phyllis Wood

“Ed always took my calls or returned them in a timely manner. Ed is truly looking out for our best interest. We will be selling our other home through him!”
Mark and Barbara Minges

“We highly recommend Ed Schmidt to help you with your real estate needs! Ed was very professional, knowledgeable, helpful and patient during our search for, and purchase of, our Lake home. Ed spent many hours working for and with us to locate the home that fit our needs. He treated us with respect at all times. He made us feel like we were his only clients. Ed’s extensive knowledge of the Lake area allowed us the opportunity to view many homes available in our price range. Ed also helped the closing on our new home go smoothly. He has made himself available to help us with questions since we hve moved into our home. We appreciate everything Ed and his staff did for us. Thank you very much Ed!”
Greg and Kathy Nolke

“My husband and I were lucky enough to take a chance that, “paid off!” We got Ed Schmidt’s name from a friend of a friend after several disappointing realtors from two different companies at the lake. Ed’s forthright approach was exactly what we wanted. If you want to sell fast, Ed’s experience and idea’s are good. He went above and beyond and always made himself available. Thank you Ed!!!”
Ronald and Christine Danback

“We would like to thank Ed Schmidt for the excellent service he provided us in selling our condo at The Lake. With us living out of town, it was certainly a relief to have someone like him that we could rely on to handle the process from start to finish so efficiently and quickly. Selling a home can be stressful. We were very impressed with Ed’s knowledge of real estate and the market in this area, his communication with us and the professional way this sale was handled. From our experience we would highly recommend Ed the next time we decide to buy or sell a home. If you want to get it sold, call Ed!”
Mike and Carol Wishon

“Hello, my name is Galen Boley, my wife Trudy and I have been looking to retire at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have been working with an outstanding agent, Ed Schmidt, we just wanted to tell people how much of a help he was in showing us a number of homes and sharing some very helpful information with us. He knew what we were looking for and did not try to pressure us to buy something else. As it turned out we found a house out of his area ,we were both sorry we couldn’t find something with Ed but he helped us get set up with an agent in that area. We have since signed a contract on our lake home. We thank Ed for helping us make our dream come true. We are proud to highly recommend Ed to anyone looking to buy a home at the Lake— PS – THANKS AGAIN Ed”
Galen & Trudy Boley

“Ed is the kind of person that you want to be around all the time. He is truly everything that is the Boy Scout oath. I can’t say enough about how dedicated he is to helping you find what you are looking for in a home. He will go the extra mile to help you get that dream home. Ed made the wife and I feel as if we were the only ones he was helping to find that special home. I don’t know how you can improve on perfection. Ed you are golden!!!”
Charles and Leslie Gable

“A life changing event made it necessary to sell my property within a tight time frame. Ed listened to my story and found a buyer within that time frame. I am very happy that I chose Ed to sell for me and I would recommend him to others if given the opportunity. His compassion and integrity connects a buyer and seller for mutual interests and satisfaction.”
Debra & Don Kunkel

“Here is to Ed Schmidt, who helped us with our relocation from the west coast to Lake of the Ozarks area. He took the time to find us temporary housing and he went the extra mile (literally) to help us find the right home in this area. He made us feel welcome and took care of us as if we were family.
Even though he is an extremely busy person he always has time for us. If I had a second son I would want him to be like Ed.”
Mr. and Mrs. Wages

“We recently purchased our first lake home with Ed Schmidt. From the very start, Ed helped us with any questions and concerns and he was there every step of the way through our purchase. All the paperwork was done in lightning speed which worked well for us since we don’t live in the area and time was of the essence. He was not hesitant to go after any request we had. Even during his family vacation time, he made sure we were taken care of; checked on us frequently. I will definitely recommend Ed Schmidt due to his customer service, knowledge of the lake area, and overall being a really nice guy to work with.”
Gina and Gabe Fugate

“My wife and I highly recommend Ed Schmidt to anyone looking for a home at the Lake. Ed is the most patient and understanding real estate salesperson we have ever encountered. For two and half days, Ed drove us all around the Lake, showing us the properties we had chosen from the real estate listings. All this time, Ed was getting to know us and what we wanted and needed in our retirement home. On the next day Ed showed us a property he selected from the listings and it is the perfect retirement home for us and at a price we could afford. During this time, Ed was also involved with other more complicated and larger real estate deals, but he devoted the necessary time to my wife and I , and now we have the retirement home we dreamed about at the Lake.”
Terry and Rene Miller

“From early in our search for a Lake home, Ed Schmidt treated us with respect and care. From the earliest point he learned the details of our wants and needs for a home on the Lake of the Ozarks. He didn’t leave us out in the cold to find our own way but unerringly kept us centered and focused on what we needed and wanted while we searched with him. He did not try and talk us into something we weren’t looking for or needing. He always looked after our well being. He kept things moving, handling many details on our behalf. He kept faith with us, hanging with us to the end so that now we can sit out on our own deck in our own perfect home and enjoy the sunsets over the Lake.”
Lex & Millie Lossing

“Our home buying experience through Ed Schmidt was a very good one. We had been looking for a lake house for years and their website, with the search and mailing function, kept us up-to-date on the houses that met our criteria. When we found the house we were looking for we contacted Ed Schmidt and he made time for us on short notice. He proved to be very knowledgeable on real estate and the lake area, which was important, since we were not. Ed always made us feel like he was on our side and was looking out for our best interests. He answered his phone when we called, returned our emails quickly, and basically did what he said he was going to do. He put forth the extra effort, even though the house we bought was small and wasn’t going to line his pockets. When we buy or sell at the lake in the future, he’ll be our go-to guy. “
Mr. And Mrs. Daniel Jackson

“Ed did a great job handling the purchase transaction of our home in the Ozarks. He went far beyond his duties as a realtor. For an out of town buyer, Ed made it very efficient for us.”
Greg and Jennifer Rutherford

“Ed’s conscientious, honest attitude and approach were what we liked most about him. He listened to what we wanted and showed us only the properties that fit our criteria. He gave his honest opinion in helping us find the home that was most suited for us and we really valued that! He also did everything he could to accommodate us when we were available to look at properties. We would recommend Ed to anyone. Thanks again Ed for taking such good care of us! “
Wayne and Brenda Kreifels

“I am writing this letter to express my complete gratitude for the excellent service that was provided to me by Ed Schmidt. As our realtor, Ed Schmidt, not only sold our house for us in 7 days, but he took a personal interest in helping us get through the “bumps” along the way. Everything was always explained in great detail and Ed made a point to keep us updated and informed throughout the whole process. Selling and buying a home at the same time is not easy, but with Ed’s help I knew it was going to work out somehow. Ed went above and beyond my expectations and was by far the best realtor I have ever worked with. “
Megan Cederburg

“Ed did not know me at all and yet he took the time to figure out what it was that I was looking for. His knowledge of the market availability, gave me some good choices. Ed also put together the sale of my home and I felt that it was a fair purchase for the buyers; his honest approach was a huge asset too! I would recommend him as a realtor for both selling or buying property. Many thanks for providing your professional services. “
Cletus Watson

“Ed is sincere, trustworthy and went way above and beyond to make this transaction happen. I feel like I not only found a great realtor, but also gained a friend.”
Ms. Sandra Whitaker

“I always felt like Ed was looking after my best interest. Living 5 hours away was unsettling, but I knew Ed would call Or fax me with any new information. He was also a lot of fun to be around! “
Janet Tarble

“When I originally began my search for a property at the Lake, I contacted a number of agents via the Internet. Ed was the professional who contacted me first. I was impressed with his timeliness and follow through. I asked a number of questions of him and I made it known that this was all preliminary since it would be over 9 months before I’d make an actual purchase. Without hesitation, Ed answered any and all inquiries (there were many) and never acted as if my long time line was a problem in any way. He treated me at all times as if I were actively searching as was prepared to buy at that point in time. I was quite remote to the Lake being a Californian and had many questions. He was always anxious to help in any way he could and more importantly, if he didn’t have an answer, he got one for me in due course. He never failed to answer any email query and patiently held my hand every step of the way. Circumstances came about that we found a house we simply loved and was a perfect fit for us. Unfortunately, it had been pulled from market the day prior. Rather than leave it at that, Ed tracked down the owner of that property and found a way to structure a deal between us. Because of this, my wife and I now own our dream home at the Lake! It would be a fallacy if I said we’d now own this lovely home without Ed’s help and ingenuity Another agent would have told us it was off the market and that would been that. Not Ed! in my mind, this is what you want you’re looking for something as important as a home. We are eternally grateful for his persistence, knowledge and patience. Speaking of his knowledge, after the sale was consummated, he took me around the Lake and showed that this place was as charming as I’d hoped and imagined and gave me insights that would otherwise have taken me years to garner on my own. To sum up, if you’re looking for an agent to help you purchase a place on the Lake, would like to treated with the utmost respect and treated as though you’re family, look no further. Ed Schmidt’s your guy! We feel like we not only got just the house we wanted, but we gained a great friend in the deal as well.”
Jeff & Christy Compton

“When Rookie of the Year voting was announced, you were my first choice.” (Click here to read entire letter.)
Mary Albers, Four Seasons Realty

“Ed, Thanks for all your hard work on our behalf. You made the whole experience fun and painless. Hope to see you soon.”
Robert and Carolyn Rathburn

“What can I say?… Working with you (Ed) has made buying our dream home nothing short of a “dream”! Mark and I have appreciated all you have done and walk away feeling like you really had our back thru this whole process. THANK YOU ED!”
Mark and Lily Lipinski

“We want to express our sincere appreciation to Ed and your team for such outstanding assistance with our recent Lake home purchase. Our property criteria and expectations were especially demanding, yet you and your team willingly accepted every challenge we threw at you. We’re delighted with the results!!! Your service, integrity and professionalism were beyond compare. You far exceeded our expectations with scheduling and showing us nearly 40 properties that met our sunset view and other criteria. You and your team were invaluable to us in navigating our several contract offers, in ensuring we understood the intricacies of a Lake property purchase and in offering us property improvement and repair options. You personally made our entire experience fun and we’ll have new stories to share for years. We truly appreciate all you and your entire team did to ensure our property search, selection and purchase were successes. We’d highly recommend you and your team to any future clients and trust they’ll experience as pleasurable of a home purchase as we enjoyed. All the very best, thanks again and let’s stay in touch!!! “
Chuck and Sue Tolly

“Very pleased with the service!!”
David Nelson

“My wife and I recently spent a week in your area shopping for, and finally buying a condominium. Our plan is to use this as a vacation home while we explore the Lake of the Ozarks are for a permanent retirement location. We were ably assisted in our search by Mr. Ed Schmidt of our firm. We entered into the search with a lot of trepidation as this was a new adventure for us. We met Mr. Schmidt, and were immediately put at ease with his professional demeanor and his knowledge of the real estate market. In a very short time, Mr. Schmidt understood our wants and needs, and focused on showing us the properties which met those needs without spending our time looking at irrelevant properties. We are excited at the prospect of spending time at our new condominium and exploring the area. Both my wife and I would highly recommend Mr. Ed Schmidt as a realtor and we will be sure to look him up again in a few years when we are thinking of a lakefront home for the future. We like and trust him.”
Eric Ahlvin, OD

“You never gave up looking for something I could afford. And no matter what I asked, you never acted or sounded like I was bothering you or putting you out!”
Cindy Blakley

” Thanks so much for all the help in purchasing our home. We have already spent several weekends there personalizing it to our taste so when spring and summer arrive it will be margarita time. I feel I speak for Keith, Stacie and Marla when I say that this real estate purchase was probably the easiest and most relaxed I have gone through. I have to say that was because of the time and effort you spent with us in order to give us the warm and fuzzy, when we couldn’t actually be there and you represented our interest. We will have to get you to stop by sometime this coming spring when we have the home completed the way we like it. We would definitely recommend you to anyone we know who might get the itch to experience lake living.”
Keith, Stacie, Marla and Bob

“We really appreciated the way you responded to our every question and concern and we never had to wait to hear back from you. You were always available by cell or email and that eased our minds greatly as we live in Illinois and couldn’t be down at the lake during this process!”
Barb & Danny Ash

“I can’t imagine anyone knows the Lake area any better. Every project I mentioned you knew exactly where it was and the history behind it. That was amazing considering the number of projects and homes in the Lake area.”

“Thank you! We are very happy with our new lake home. And, thank you for making what could have been a nightmare a very enjoyable and fun experience. We will recommend you to anyone who is interested in lake property.”
Scott & Kim Carlos

“I can recommend Ed Schmidt with all the confidence and sincerity required as the top choice of realtors there. Their dedication to the profession and follow through go way above and beyond what I ever expected and it made a very stressful transaction go seamlessly—for that I am grateful!”
Michael Harding, President CEO

“My wife and I recently purchased a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks with Ed Schmidt’s counsel and assistance. I highly recommend Ed; he knows his business and he was a true partner in facilitating our home purchase. “
Tom Donovan ~ President, Donovan Properties

“You made our dreams come true!”
Dan & Betsy McDougall

“You always made us feel like we were his only clients and that your only job was to find us our perfect lake house.”
Butch & Cathy Hotujac

“I just wanted to tell you what a great job you have done for me while I am over here in Afghanistan.”
Todd Pfeiffer

“We listed our house for 18 months and received no offers.  We decided to try a different realtor and company.  We contacted Tammy and she came out to talk to us immediately.  Within 10 days, we had received an offer on the house and we accepted the offer.  We had 45 days until the closing date on our house sale and Tammy found the perfect house for us to purchase.  We closed the sale and purchase on the same day.  After the sale of our house, we had a follow-up issue due to our own oversight which needed to be resolved, and Tammy helped us get the issue resolved in record time.  We had a great experience working with Tammy.  She is knowledgeable, personable, endlessly patient and incredibly generous with her time (including mornings, evenings and weekends).  We cannot recommend Tammy highly enough for anyone looking for peace of mind when selling and/or purchasing a home.:
Rick and Beth Waite

“Our experience dealing with Tammy Cannon who helped us purchase our condo could not have been better! Tammy sent us info for hundreds of potential properties prior to us actually meeting her personally. When we finally met up in person to look at the properties we had chosen it was a swift and very pleasant experience with no hard sell involved on her part. She told us the pros and cons of every property we looked at and made us feel that our decision was totally ours. After signing a contract she followed up on every detail of the closing swiftly and promptly. We would recommend Tammy as a real estate agent any time!”
Mike and Cherri Reinagel

“Tammy truely went the EXTRA mile with us. Miles and miles with us. Up big hills and down…as we turned over every knook and cranny at the lake. She took us into  so many homes I lost track of count. It was exhausting to say the least. But she was organized and was on top of all info and questions we threw at her. We were happy she stuck with us…and found us our first lake home.”
Dave & Cindy Harte

“We would like to thank Tammy for helping us find a weekend home. We spent 2 years waiting for the right deal and Tammy was very patient with us. Tammy knew our wish list and would search for the place that would fit, she knew we lived in St Louis and would not waste our time driving down to look at places. Very professional and actually had a fun time with Tammy looking for places. We now own a condo and are enjoying every minute of lake life.”
Fred & Deb Volansky

“Tammy Cannon is a wonderful Realtor. Chris and I could not have asked for better service. She is honest and dedicated and I know she will have great success!”
Christopher & Andrea Smith

“Tammy went above and beyond the normal responsibilities of a Real Estate Agent. She was very persistent in getting information for us. We are very happy with Tammy she was great!”
Bob & Janice Rajchart

“Tammy was very professional and stayed in touch. The transaction went smoothly.”
Barbara Alley

I would like to thank Tammy for the excellent service. I am highly pleased with her professionalism and ability. Tammy helped me in many ways. I am extremely pleased and look forward to doing business with you in the future. Thank you!”
John Perkins

“Tammy and Ed, We would like to express our gratitude for all that you did for us to get this beautiful home closed in OUR NAMES!! I told Tammy from day 1 not to let anyone take MY HOME and she worked above and beyond to make sure no one did. ( I know I drove you both crazy out of fear of losing it-for that I apologize again.) We will be eternally grateful for that because as we know many others wanted it. It was a stressful and exciting process but you two handled it in a timely and professional manor. It is a dream come true for us to have a lake home and thanks to you two we have it! Thank you also for the gifts –they are so special to us and very generous and we look forward to seeing you both again AT THE LAKE!! Also, Tammy -we need you to come to the house so we can get a picture of you with us and THE KEYS. As we said we messed up and forgot to get one of you at walk-thru. Can’t wait to “GO JUMP IN THE LAKE” off our own dock and have a fish fry in the spring. You are both invited. Thank you both!”
Mike & Sheri Laramie

“Clara Decker and Ed Schmidt are awesome to work with! As a first-time condominium buyer, new to the Lake of the Ozark area, Clara was insightful, patient, and professional in finding the perfect condo for me. Clara’s attention to detail and her promptness in answering my questions was beyond reproach. Clara and Ed were great in guiding me through the purchasing process and making sure that I felt comfortable with everything from the paperwork to the closing. I truly felt they had my best interest in mind!”
Norma Jean Anderson

Just bought another 12 unit apartment building in Osage Beach, MO.
Big Thank You, Mike Swift and Clara Decker for finding this off market property for us and making such a complex deal go so smooth! You guys went above and beyond!

Wright Services

I want to thank Mike Swift, at eXp Realty for finding our ideal retirement residence.
We got everything we asked for with this property, and couldn’t be happier with the view.

Cort and Vicki Place

Mike Swift and Clara Decker helped me find a great investment property. Not only did it go smooth, but they were fun to work with. I would highly recommend them.

Tyler Clouse

I love my place! So peaceful!
Thanks again for being awesome at what you do!

Sherri Smith

We met our realtor, Mike Swift, by chance as we were searching for a lake home on the internet. We had to enter our phone number to get more information, and within 5 minutes, Mike called. That’s pretty much how he operates. Whenever we need assistance, Mike is there and fast. He led us through our search and took the time to get to know us. Therefore, he was really in tune to what WE wanted and needed. We would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone needing a realtor.

Karen & Dale Straatmann


Ed Schmidt, REALTOR
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd. Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049


Contact Ed Schmidt for all of your Lake of the Ozarks real estate needs.

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