Don Smiley, Broker/manager of Century 21 LeMac Realty Ozarks, is a native Missourian who has been handling real estate around Bull Shoals Lake and the Mark Twain National Forest since 1974. Don holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Central Missouri and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Before moving here, Don served six years of active duty as an officer in the military. He is a Vietnam veteran and also served tours of duty in Taiwan and Italy.
As a civilian, Don worked in Dallas and New York for Electronic Data Systems, on recreational project developments in West Virginia and Iowa, and for a commercial/industrial real estate firm in Kansas City. Currently a licensed broker in Missouri and Arkansas, he has previously held licenses in other states. Don made his move to Ozark County, Missouri, in 1974. He founded Sierra Ozark Corporation, which he served as owner and Principal Broker for 44 years until his merger with CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty of Mountain Home, Arkansas, in late 2018.
Don lives with his wife Connie, an artist/photographer, in a house he had built on a wooded lake acreage in 1977. An ardent conservationist, he enjoys working the land, hunting, fishing, and hiking the Ozark hills. Don attends a small country church and belongs to the VFW, the DAV, and the NRA. He plans to retire, Lord willing, on his 93rd birthday in 2034.
Don’s guiding principles are simple ones: Live every day like you might not be given another one. One day, you’ll be right. Always put others first. Give back more than you take, and never forget to give thanks for what you receive. Do your very best, every time. And, if you really look for it, there’s a silver lining in almost everything.
$125,000 • 49 acres
Located at Cedar Creek, Missouri, high on a ridge close to the main channel of the White River arm of Bull Shoals Lake, this wooded parcel joins the Corps and has some great building sites. There’s a nearby lake access and the setting here is very private.
$89,000 • 14 acres
Joining the Corps line, this wooded 14 ac slopes SE, has a great lake view building site or two, and a 26’ x 48’ barn. Hike or hunt the adjoining government woods and walk to the lake. Make the barn your cabin for now and build your home here in the future.
$59,000 • 9.75 acres
With more than a quarter mile of frontage on the government take line, and about the same frontage on a county gravel road, this all wooded acreage enjoys a secluded setting on a cove on Bull Shoals Lake.
$239,000 • 29 acres
Constructed with low maintenance and low utility costs in mind, this custom-built, 1800 SF, 2 BRM, 2 BA ranch style one-level home has a very private setting. The covered deck has a high-end hot tub with multiple functions. The kitchen is a masterpiece with top-end appliances and solid oak cabinets. All halls and doorways are wheelchair accessible. The land is mostly level and about 1/3 woods and 2/3 fields with 2 ponds. The garage/shop is 24x44, all-steel construction with a concrete floor.
$630,000 • 360 acres
Settle into country living on this 360 acre farm adjoining the nearly 8000 acre Caney Mountain Conservation Area. Ideal for hunting, beef production, or a quiet retreat. A spring-fed creek runs near the 3 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse, shop/garage, and old log cabin.
$1,200,000 • 515 acres
This ranch joins the Mark Twain National Forest. It runs 80-100 mother cows with potential for more. The land is ¾ pasture, ¼ woods. There is a live spring, a creek, and 14 ponds. The custom-built 3 BD, 2.5 Ba home is high quality and a variety of outbuildings are nearby.