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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.

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2012 

  Primary Home Stats Won't Help Much When You're Selling a Second Home   Looking at recent sales statistics can be one of the ways a real estate professional can provide useful advice to sellers.  But it's important to realize that comparing sales statistics in primary home communities to those i...
12/30/2012
  What Happened to the "Weekend Tourist" Buyer?   I've been selling real estate on Madeline Island since 2000 and I was involved in buying and developing real estate there since the early 1980s.  So I remember what local agents refer to as "the good old days" in the Madeline Island/Bayfield/Apost...
12/30/2012
  How to Know if a Local Agent Truly Knows Your Area Real Estate Market   Let's start by admitting that all agents claim to know their local market better than the next agent. I read real estate agent (and company) ads every day that proclaim, "Call the hometown team.  We know the market in your ...
12/23/2012
  More Recent Testimonials Praising Madeline Island Realty   2012 has been a pretty good year for client testimonials in our Wisconsin office.  It's my pleasure to share a few of these with readers of my blog.   "Your real estate marketing and photography work is gorgeous!" B.F.  March 2012   "We...
12/23/2012
  We May be a Small Company, but We Had a Pretty Big Year in 2012   The end of any year is a particularly good time to count your blessings.  And December of 2012 will be no exception. As I look back on the past year, our company enjoyed success that exceeded expectations.  One of our listings so...
12/23/2012
  Questions to ask BEFORE you list your Madeline Island home for Sale   A word of advice..here's a short list of questions you should ask any agent before you list your home with them:   -How many real estate transactions have you closed within the last six to nine months? Or during the past year...
12/22/2012
  A Testimonial from Client Friends in Bayfield, Wisconsin   My friends Bob Durfey and Ann Barthelemy, who live and work in Bayfield, Wisconsin, sent me a copy of their 2012 holiday season letter last week.  And while reading the chronology of Ann & Bob's past year, I came across the following: "...
12/22/2012
  Never is a Very Long Time   A few years ago, I listed a property for sale on Madeline Island at just under $800,000 and the day after the listing showed up on MLS, a competing broker on Madeline Island stopped by my office to inform me that I'd never sell it.  "Never" was exactly the word he us...
12/09/2012
  2013 New Challenges & Opportunities in Madeline Island Real Estate   As we approach the end of 2012 and a new year, it's an excellent time to look back and see what has changed in the Madeline Island real estate market. Some of these changes are more recent than others, but they all impact buye...
12/09/2012
Over the past year, it seems I've been listing an increasing number of "accessible" dwellings, both in Northwest Wisconsin and in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul area. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I serve on several Diversity committees in the real estate community, including th...
12/02/2012
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