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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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2014 

  Why FSBO Sites Are NOT a Good Place to Market Your Luxury Home   Sellers make this mistake all too often.  In an effort to save a few bucks, they roll the dice and list their property on one of the many "For Sale by Owner" sites that have popped up on the Web.   The worst examples of this mista...
03/30/2014
  Past Price Changes May Come Back to Haunt You in Search Results   Have you ever tried to get an "old" list price off the Web?   Maybe you listed a home a couple years ago which expired and now you want to re-list it at a higher price.  You'd be surprised how difficult it can be to get certain o...
03/30/2014
  Once You've Tested the Market, You Need to Act Upon the Results   I've had quite a few recent conversations with homeowners in the Apostle Islands and South Shore area lately, all of those conversations centered around the search for a price that will bring results.  These would-be sellers have...
03/30/2014
  SOLD - 727 S. Shore Rd, LaPointe WI - Listed by Madeline Island Realty   We're pretty proud of this sale.  We sold the waterfront home next door (723 South Shore Road) in December of 2013 and now we have completed the sale of 727 South Shore Road.   The South Shore Road area has been popular du...
03/27/2014
My friend Jeff Dowler makes an excellent point in this post.  We recommend that buyers and sellers be very wary of real estate data from so-called "listing aggregators" like Zillow, Trulia and even Realtor.com.  Statistics are only of value if their level of accuracy is reliable.  And listing agg...
03/27/2014
Realtor Tammy Lankford has contributed an extremely useful article on how flood plain issues can affect sellers as well as buyers.  Every so often, we hear about a lender that won't permit a property to be purchased under a mortgage without the buyer purchasing an expensive flood insurance policy...
03/23/2014
  Signs Point to a Bayfield and South Shore Market Rebound   The purpose of a Market Report is to do more than quote statistics.  Ideally, we're supposed to draw conclusions from the information in front of us.  Some would call that prognosticating, but we're convinced that there are increasing s...
03/22/2014
  Outstanding Value on Madeline Island - 951 Snow Place Lane   Here's a Madeline Island listing that has been completely overlooked by buyers.  951 Snow Place Lane, LaPointe WI combines large, private acreage with a comfortable home, close to the Town of LaPointe and right next door to the Madeli...
03/22/2014
SOLD in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - 6507 Kurtz Lane   Our Twin Cities company, Wayzata Lakes Realty, has closed the sale of another single-family home.  6507 Kurtz Lane, Eden Prairie is now a closed sale. This one-level home on nearly a full acre of woods, with water frontage, is a unique gem in a ...
03/22/2014
  Why Discount Brokerage Models Don't Work in Most Vacation Home Areas   A customer whom I've exchanged emails with for nearly two years finally approached me the beginning of this year, wanting to list his property.  After a pretty thorough discussion of the local market and the likely prospect ...
03/22/2014
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