If you have never been to Branson you may ask, why should I invest in Branson? That is such a great question and we have several answers for you!
In recent years, Branson has been found in the top 20 destinations in the nation for family getaways and even for adventure. Tourism is crucial for the Branson community and the surrounding area. Branson has roughly 9 million visitors annually so you can bet vacation rental homes have the potential to be a very lucrative business in this area.
This may lead to the question, why does Branson see so many tourists year after year? Easy, we have something for just about everyone. Historically, Branson has been known for its shows, from illusionists to dinner shows to country-western singers we've got it all. A few Branson icons that have been here for decades include Silver Dollar City, the Titanic Museum, and the Branson Scenic Railway. While these are still very popular activities for visitors, even more attractions have come to Branson over the past several years and especially attractions that appeal to families. To name a few there is Fritz’s Adventure, WonderWorks, the Branson Ferris Wheel, Runaway Mountain Coaster, and much more.
If those are not quite your cup of tea there are numerous shopping locations, primarily at the Tanger Outlet Mall and the Branson Landing. Tourists also walk the streets of downtown visiting the antique stores in this part of town.
If the great outdoors is more your style Branson is not lacking in that area either. First and foremost is Table Rock Lake. This lake is great for wakeboarding, wakeskating, and slaloming, or just cruising around and swimming with the family. There are also numerous fishing tours available at both Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. With growing popularity, Branson boasts of numerous golf courses for you to enjoy including Tiger Woods’ Payne’s Valley Golf Course and the 9 hole course at Top of the Rock.
Branson is in close proximity to some of the best hiking trails located in NW Arkansas. Tourists can take a day out of their trip to Branson to go on a day hike, float the buffalo river, or visit the growing Bentonville area in NW Arkansas.
In addition to vacationers, Branson is home to numerous national events each year including baseball tournaments, cheer competitions, bass tournaments, and many conventions. Bringing in thousands upon thousands of participants and family members each year.
In the past, Branson used to have a several month offseason, now, with its large Christmas celebrations and mild winters, the offseason in Branson is relatively short, just about a month and a half to two months. This means more bookings for you as a vacation rental investor!
Now that we have hopefully convinced you of the vast amount of people visiting Branson each year let’s talk about the return on your investment. If you are an investor, we know this is what you care about. Most of us on the Lightfoot & Youngblood team own investment properties and want to make sure we have a return on our investment or it simply isn’t worth it.
You can take other popular investment locations such as Estes Park, Dallas, Austin, Gulf Shores, even the Carolinas and pay hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars on a property and potentially make the same amount per night through a VRBO or Airbnb listing as you would in Branson. Since the Branson real estate market is so low and more affordable than other popular tourist destinations, the rate of return in Branson, in more cases than not, is going to give you a greater rate of return on your investment.
We are passionate about Branson and about the investment opportunities that are here. If you have any questions our team would love to answer them and help you found the right investment property for you. You can contact us today by clicking here to get in contact with a member of our team.
We look forward to connecting with you soon! If you are curious about a few opportunities that are available you can check out these videos for two new developments in the area, Crowne View (also known as the Lodge at Table Rock Lake) and Cottonwood.