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Madeline Island real estate, lake homes and waterfront, Apostle Islands, La Pointe and Lake Superior lakeshore properties, western and northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Bayfield homes, Washburn, Ashland, Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing real estate. Cabins, cottages, second homes, investment property and land in Ashland county & Bayfield county. Luxury property specialist and broker Eric Kodner in LaPointe, Wisconsin.



  The Return of Seller Financing - Compete With The Banks and Win   The concept of seller financing, mostly in the form of Land Contract financing (referred to as "Contract for Deed" in some states) is making a comeback.  When residential lending dries up, land contract financing can be a benefic...
  What Succeeded and What Didn't This Year for Madeline Island Sellers   Tbe 2011 real estate market on Madeline Island was pretty thin, particularly in the second half of the year.  Given that fact, it's difficult to draw conclusions about what worked and what did not.  But if there are any conc...
  Are You Excited About Your Listings?   If you're able to show genuine enthusiasm for your listings, that enthusiasm will be noticed by prospective buyers.   If you're not, that shows too.  Which approach do you think works better?   How does an agent show excitement and enthusiasm about a listi...
  Entering the Off-Season on Madeline Island   Late October on Madeline Island is a time of change.  Summer home owners are scrambling to winterize their homes and cottages, buttoning up and putting the cabin or cottage to bed for the winter months. Homeowners set out mouse traps and little cardb...
  Who Doesn't Love to See a Happy Buyer?   One of my favorite stories is about one of my buyers, actually a couple who bought a waterfront home on Madeline Island with my help a few years ago. These folks didn't necessarily pay the lowest possible price for their home.  Maybe they could have gott...
    Sellers are Lurkers Too     It isn't just prospective buyers who are lurking out there.  Sellers are doing the same thing.   They're watching the real estate market, snooping recent sale prices, pending sales and homes that didn't sell.   There's pent-up inventory waiting to come onto the mar...
  The Market May Be Bottoming Out, but Not All Sellers Have Gotten the Message   I read a local newspaper article the other day which speculates that "a market bottom has formed" in the Madeline Island Real Estate market.   If one examines closed sales, that may be a valid conclusion, but the vas...
  More Real Estate Opportunities on Madeline Island Than We Have Seen in the Past Three Decades   It can be argued that we are seeing today some of the most remarkable real estate opportunities on Madeline Island in decades.  Here are the ingredients which have come together to make this possible...
I was pleased to be the instructor for this NAR course in Minneapolis on October 13, 2011, co-sponsored by the Minnesota CRS Chapter and the Minnesota Association of Realtors .  The "At Home With Diversity" course was created by the National Association of Realtors for the purpose of creating new...
I encourage everyone on ActiveRain to follow Jeff Dowler's blog.  His latest post about the Realtor Code of Ethics comes from the perspective of someone who is a Professional Standards Committee member with a major metropolitan area Association of Realtors, not to mention a CRS Chapter President....

Eric Kodner

CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
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