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Dave McGarrah
Dave McGarrah
Neosho, MO 64850
417-451-7000 OFFICE
417-451-7054 FAX
866-451-7200 Toll-free

9-5 Monday-Friday
9-12 Saturday
Sunday - Appointment Only

About Us



When you plan on selling let one of the Show-Me Team assist you to in marketing your home. This FREE service is designed to help establish your home's current market value. Simply choose Market Analysis and fill out the requested information. We will use comparable sold listings to help you calculate the fair market value of your home. Also, be sure to visit our Newsletter to view other valuable information!

Automatically receive personalized MLS listings by e-mail. Early each morning we search the local MLS and find the homes that match your criteria and notify you immediately with the latest listing information!! Simply choose Dream Home Finder and fill in the requested information. Or, search for yourself at through our listings.
SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE began operating on December 1, 2000 with the idea of providing customers extraordinary service. Our humble beginnings started with two agents and one client in a business building housing a barber shop. Over the next few years the listings and sells volume has more than doubled in each of the following years. SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE has grown by providing quality, professional service in a friendly manner . SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE is a member of the Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Services and through this Realtor Cooperation system we are able to provide over 500 real estate professionals the opportunity to help market our company's inventory. SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE is a full service firm that provides the best professional service available in our market area. We are open seven days a week and are motivated to help our customers and clients with all of their real estate needs. Our sales staff provides extraordinary service to customers and clients who are looking to purchase, sell or lease residential, farm or commercial real estate. It is no wonder SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE has become a major player in the Southwest Missouri real estate market.
Why Is Missouri Called the "Show-Me" State?
There are a number of stories and legends behind Missouri's sobriquet "Show-Me" state. The slogan is not official, but is common throughout the state and is used on Missouri license plates.

The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri's U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver, who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1897 to 1903. While a member of the U.S. House Committee on Naval Affairs, Vandiver attended an 1899 naval banquet in Philadelphia. In a speech there, he declared, "I come from a state that raises corn and cotton and cockleburs and Democrats, and frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me." Regardless of whether Vandiver coined the phrase, it is certain that his speech helped to popularize the saying.

Other versions of the "Show-Me" legend place the slogan's origin in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado. There, the phrase was first employed as a term of ridicule and reproach. A miner's strike had been in progress for some time in the mid-1890s, and a number of miners from the lead districts of southwest Missouri had been imported to take the places of the strikers. The Joplin miners were unfamiliar with Colorado mining methods and required frequent instructions. Pit bosses began saying, "That man is from Missouri. You'll have to show him."

However the slogan originated, it has since passed into a different meaning entirely, and is now used to indicate the stalwart, conservative, noncredulous character of Missourians.

Rossiter, Phyllis. "I'm from Missouri--you'll have to show me." Rural Missouri, Volume 42, Number 3, March 1989, page 16.

Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 1979-1980, page 1486.



Certifications and Recognitions

Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.

New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers require real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.

So it's more important than ever that you work with an agent who has a keen understanding of the real estate business. The GRI program has helped the best and the brightest in the industry achieve that level of understanding.

GRIs are:
• Nationally recognized as top performers in the real estate industry
• Professionally trained
• Knowledgeable
• Dedicated to bringing you quality service
A GRI can make a difference

When you see the letters "GRI" after an agent's name, you can count on receiving the knowledge and guidance you need to make your transaction go smoothly. In short, you can count on getting the best service available from a real estate professional.

Don't you deserve the best?

THE COUNCIL OF RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS(CRS) is a professioal organization serving the real estate industry's top-producing residential specialists. The members who have completed specialized education in residential sales and demonstrated proven sales performance. The council's residential sales courses provide real estate professionals with the latest information in the ever-changing industry.

CERTIFIED REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE MANAGER (CRB) The CRB Designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual and office performance, and designate real estate professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of brokerage management.  Only 3% of all Realtors have met the requirements.

SHOW-ME REAL ESTATE has a group of dedicated full time realtors to assist with your real estate needs. They are high caliber professionals with diverse backgrounds. Some are former educators, executives, farmers,landlords and even small business owner. They are all committed to the Business of Real Estate.

Office and Staff
Our office is fully equipped with an integrated networks of computer and communication systems. We have instance access to the two Multiple Listing Services in our area, and other tools and services that our agents need in order to better serve you.

Our team works together to help coordinate meetings, set schedules, answer your calls when your personal agent is not available.

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