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Services for Real Estate Pros - Shorewest Realtors
In this 2 minute video Dan Ludwig describes why, if you are thinking of selling your home in the next 12-18 months, you need to do it today!  
Recently Yanni Raz wrote an interesting post titled: Is Now a Good Time to Become a Realtor? It was a thought provoking post as you will see if you read the comments. For those of you who are wondering just how agents who started this year are fairing, I thought I would share about a couple of fl...
  Awhile back Brian Block wrote a great post A Guaranteed Way to Lose $54,528 When You Sell Your Home.  What Brian showed in that post is how overpricing your home will cost you money and guarantees that you will get less than if you had priced it competitively from the start.  The post contains ...
I am looking for properties that may fit the criteria for a ready and willing cash buyer.  This buyer desires at least 100 acres for personal use.  The property must include a water feature such as lake frontage, ponds and/or a stream and must have a mixture of woods and grassland on it.  There m...
Sunday, August 23rd is the date for the Love for Life Benefit at Roosevelt Park in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  There is no charge to attend, many parts of the event are free with donations being accepted and all proceeds from this event will benefit the Beccee Smith- Kujawa family.  Beccee is the mo...
Shorewest Realtors hosted its Second Annual Rummage for Charity last Friday, June 5th and raised over $1000 for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry!  This is double what was raised in 2008 and we wish to thank all Lake Country residents who donated or purchased items.  The agents of the Lake Country offic...
On Friday, June 5th the Lake Country Shorewest Realtors Office will hold it's second annual Rummage for Charity from 8AM to 2PM.  Last year over $1000 was raised for the Oconomowoc Food Pantry and the Oconomowoc High School DECA team.  We hope to top that amount this year! You can help by donatin...
So you have a buyer who wants your home but they either can't or won't pay the price you need.  What can you do?  One option is to utilize Wisconsin Mortgage's Rate Relief program.  As a seller you buy down the buyer's interest rate which enables the buyer to pay more for the house but keep the s...
If you have a home for sale or just live in Jefferson County WI (midway between Madison and Milwaukee) you will be interested in knowing what homes sold in the first quarter of 2009.  As you can see, no homes were reported sold for over $400,000 in the Multiple Listing Service.  What does this me...
There is no doubt about it, there are homes selling in every price category.  Those homes, of course, are the ones that are priced right and are in great condition.  However, what if you were looking for a trend, wondering which price ranges are the most popular in your area?  If you live in Wauk...

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