With a true passion for the lifestyle in the Branson/Table Rock Lake area, Janet has a depth of knowledge about the industry, a commitment to detail, and an infectious enthusiasm you will truly love. A rural California native, Janet’s real estate experience began in the family construction business. After college, a decade in professional photography and then a successful career in advertising and marketing formed a ‘perfect storm’ for becoming a full-service REALTOR® in 2005.
Janet’s years in Real Estate have included constant continuing education, active involvement in the Tri-Lakes Board of REALTORS®, earning numerous awards for professionalism and charitable endeavors, and is regularly found in the top 10% of sales in the Tri-Lakes Area.
With a keen eye for the possibilities and limitations in real estate sales, and a passion for the “lost art” of customer service, you will find a valuable resource in Janet’s positive energy and ability to get the job done!
“The spirit of Mark Twain lives in these Missouri Ozarks. In 1994 I packed up and headed the moving van east with my little dog under my arm, feeling a bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. I’ve never been sorry. These hills feel like the land of dreams to me…a place where the American Dream still lives in vivid color!" ~ Janet Bezzerides
From humble roots in Missouri’s earthquake country, Jim spent his formative years in Baton Rouge and became a die-hard LSU fan. (Don’t hold that against him!) 10 years in St. Louis led to summer vacations at a (then) very quiet Table Rock Lake. Jim remembers when there were only about 7 shows in Branson! In 1982, the summers became full time living and Jim became a licensed REALTOR with the Tri-Lakes Board of REALTORS®. He went on to serve various terms for the Board as Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, President, and several years as a member of the Board of Directors. In 2005 he received the coveted ‘REALTOR of the year’ award. He is currently active in the Missouri Association of REALTORS as state director and often chairs Arbitration & Professional Standards hearings throughout the state.
A love of education has led to Jim's credentials: Graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI); Certified Residential Specialist (CRS); Certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Master of Real Estate (MRE). A sincere client focus, integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high quality professional network are hallmarks of Jim’s professional life.
“In my 27 years as a REALTOR, I've found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting YOU first. This means being accessible, a good listener, and responding quickly to your needs. I realize that people do business with people they trust. I want what is best for you. You are about to make one of the biggest decisions of your life, and I’d like to offer my help.”
Harriet Leenerts, Lifetime Member T.L.B.O.R
Harriet “discovered” the scenic natural beauty of the Ozarks in the 1980’s while visiting with her husband and 2 youngsters from Quincy, Illinois. Like many of us, they decided to relocate their growing family to the area, choosing the shores of Lake Taneycomo in Rockaway Beach. Born and raised in a small hamlet outside of Chicago, Harriet loves small town life. Her passion for sharing what she found here made becoming a REALTOR a natural step. Having served her community for over 30 years through leadership with the Tri-Lakes Board of REALTORS, the Rockaway Beach Planning & Zoning, and her community, she has gained the respect of her community and her peers. Her family has now grown to include grandchildren who are building their own dreams right here in the Ozarks.
"You'll LOVE the way we do Real Estate!"