Sell Your House for Top Dollar: 10 Tips

If you sell your house while the real estate market is favorable for sellers, it can be rewarding. With record low housing inventory and median prices surging in Wisconsin, many homeowners have been considering cashing in. If you have been pondering the idea of putting your house up for sale, here are 10 tips to help maximize how much money you sell for. 1. Consider getting a pre-home inspection before you sell your house. Things that come up in a home inspection can give buyers re-negotiation leverage and/or delay closing. The age and location of your home are a couple… Read More

Prepare your home to sell in spring

If you’re thinking about listing your home in the next few months, here are some ways to prepare your home to sell in spring. Winter Image by James DeMers Winter Weather Lingers: Focus on the interior to prepare your home to sell in spring. Brighten up your interior. With more hours of daylight ahead, let in more natural lighting. Remove heavy drapes and replace with lighter ones. Sheer curtains as the first layer, is a nice option to maintain some privacy while still letting natural light in.   Swap out dark colors and heavy fabrics. To celebrate that spring is… Read More

4 Things to Know About Buying or Selling Real Estate in 2020.

Spring is just a couple of months away, and soon the spring real estate market will be in full swing once again. Have you been considering making 2020 the year to downsize, trade up, or buy your first or next home? If so, there are things you can do now to remain competitive in another anticipated, lively real estate season. Continue reading to learn how you can prepare to reach your home buying or selling objectives this year. Thinking about selling? Plan ahead to help reduce your stress, and make the home selling process much easier on you and your… Read More

Aerial Photography As a Marketing Tool

Aerial photography from a drone can be a great marketing tool to sell your property, if you have a unique setting or desirable location for instance. Here are some great examples of aerial photography from our archive. Woods and Water Retreat in Ixonia. The aerial photo shows this special property’s gorgeous vistas over the countryside and rivers running through it.   Hilltop Home on Nearly 7 Acres in Rubicon. The shot below shows the privacy this hilltop home offers as it is located on nearly 7 wooded acres. View the full listing HERE.   Unique piece of land for sale… Read More

Conquer 2020. Tips to Achieve your New Year’s Home Resolution.

As 2019 comes to a close, it is a great time to start creating goals for the new year and fresh decade ahead. Your new year’s resolution may include buying your first home, or perhaps selling your existing home to buy your next. Your real estate ambitions may seem overwhelming, but are achievable if you stay organized and keep your finances on track. Here are some advisable tips to put you on a clear path to achieve your home ownership resolutions. Get a head start on your Buying Objectives. Assess your finances and examine your budget. – Determine how much… Read More

4 Noteworthy reasons to sell your home in 2019

Demand for homes in Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area have been in high demand. Since 2017, it has been a strong Seller’s market due to high demand for housing and limited supply. It is still a Seller’s market, but not the red-hot Seller’s market you saw over the last couple years. If you’re thinking about selling, it may be better to do so sooner than later before the housing market shifts more in Buyer’s favor. Housing inventory is still low. The number of homes for sale have been limited in most markets for some time now, enabling a strong… Read More

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home This Winter Before Selling

Winter in Wisconsin is well underway but each day, the long nights are gradually getting shorter reminding us that Spring is on its way. For most real estate markets, the spring season is when it starts to get busier with new homes listed and more buyers in the marketplace. The Oconomowoc real estate market is certainly no exception. You may have been thinking about downsizing or capitalizing on the low inventory of homes for sale in Oconomowoc and the surrounding areas. If you’re considering selling your home in 2019, winter is the time to begin preparing your home before it… Read More

6 Significant Advantages to Selling a Home During the Winter Season

While the real estate season generally abides by the seasonal temperature changes, heating up in summer and cooling off in winter, the remarkably low inventory of homes on the market has impelled buyers to continue their house hunt through the winter months. Here is a summary of six advantages to selling during winter that Terri Williams points out in a recent article published on Realtor.com®.   1) Less Competition. Inventory of homes on the market is commonly lower in winter making it a supreme time to sell. With less competition, your home can generate more attention from buyers. Furthermore, it is likely… Read More