madeline island real estate: Personalizing a Business Property for Sale by using YouTube Video - 08/09/19 11:13 AM
Commercial property marketing presents a new and entirely different challenge from marketing residential property. Marketing a business or commercial property can quickly turn into a jumble of statistics. But what goes missing is the personal perspective and that is what we wanted to put forth to viewers. 
 
So when we took on the listing of the Bell Street Gallery and ARTBAR on Madeline Island, we came at this effort with a fresh approach to marketing the property.
 
We started with a brief video of the Gallery itself, not as a mere building to house works of art, but as an experience for visitors … (2 comments)

madeline island real estate: Amazon's Agent NEO app Could be a Game Changer for Real Estate Agents - 12/06/17 10:21 AM
Amazon's "Agent NEO" app Could be a Game Changer for Real Estate Agents
 
Inman News is talking about this. I haven't seen it mentioned on Active Rain yet, but it's certainly getting attention elsewhere. And if you've missed it, you might benefit from doing a little research.
 
Agent NEO is Amazon's latest foray into providing a service to the real estate profession. The Agent NEO app is currently in Beta testing. It looks like both large and small brokerages are applying to test the new app.
Who couldn't use another way to reach real estate consumers? Alexa has become a popular way to keep … (17 comments)

madeline island real estate: Madeline Island Real Estate Buyers Picking up Late Season Bargains - 12/07/16 06:29 AM
Madeline Island Real Estate Buyers Picking up Late Season Bargains
 
Almost every year, we see a late-season surge of home buying on Madeline Island and throughout the Apostle Islands area. 2016 has been no exception. Home buyers and vacant land shoppers who began looking months ago have finally gotten serious about these late season values.
 
The November sale of 2862 North Shore Road, LaPointe Wisconsin is a good example. This value-priced log home on Madeline Island was clearly one of the best home values of 2016 in our market area.
 
In December, we saw a North Shore Heights lot on Madeline Island (nearly six … (0 comments)

madeline island real estate: View our Madeline Island Realty Sold Listings on Dailymotion.com - 01/01/16 11:24 AM
View our Madeline Island Realty Sold Listings on Dailymotion.com
 
Madeline Island Realty is now posting videos of its Active, Pending and Sold listings on Dailymotion.com. You may visit our Madeline Island Realty Channel on Dailymotion.com for videos of these real estate listings.
671 Main Street LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850... by madeline-island-realty
 
We still post our listings on YouTube and we plan to continue to do so. But we like the video quality of Dailymotion and we find it an alternative way to reach prospective buyers and sellers.
 
Dailymotion also appears to have a following in Europe, which means it can make a decent place to target … (4 comments)

madeline island real estate: 2015 Has Been a Unique Year for our Madeline Island Real Estate Market - 12/05/15 10:28 PM
2015 Has Been a Unique Year for our Madeline Island Real Estate Market - Market Report by Eric Kodner, with Madeline Island Realty
 
It's early for me to prepare a year-end summary on the 2015 real estate market right after Thanksgiving, but I'd say it's timely.  2015 was a year like no other, maybe even a forecaster's dream, as it offers some powerful clues to where the market for homes and vacant land may be headed in the future.
 
Let's begin with the good news. The 2015 market for upper-bracket homes on Madeline Island started strong and buyer interest in that market segment has held through late in the year. The first … (3 comments)

madeline island real estate: Sales of Homes In or Near Downtown LaPointe, WI Still Going Strong - 06/18/15 01:14 PM
 
The market for Madeline Island homes in or close to downtown LaPointe, Wisconsin is still hot.  
 
With the recent sale of 671 Main Street LaPointe, WI 54850, just south of the downtown district and close to the Madeline Island Yacht Club & Marina, it's clear that the popularity of homes close to the Madeline Island Ferry landing is still strong.
 
Two months ago, in mid-April, we blogged about this Madeline Island real estate market trend. At that time, we reported that five of the six most recent upper-bracket sales (sold at over $500,000) during the past forty-two months were all within three … (0 comments)

madeline island real estate: What Makes a Neighborhood? - 03/21/15 12:04 AM
What Makes a Neighborhood?
 
When we speak with customers and clients about Madeline Island real estate, we often refer to various neighborhoods.  Some of these neighborhoods are historical subdivisions that were created in the earlies part of the twentieth century when the Island was becoming a tourist destination for summer visitors. Others are property developments that have been created in the last half-century.  
 
The concept of "neighborhood" varies widely across the country.  Most urban and suburban dwellers tend to think of a neighborhood in terms of local schools, area amenities, traffic, proximity to work and local crime statistics. … (14 comments)

madeline island real estate: Can I Get More Money For my House if I Throw in the Furniture? - 03/14/15 11:00 AM
Can I Get More Money For my House if I Throw in the Furniture?
 
We hear this question from sellers more often than you might think.  In our Madeline Island real estate market, it is common for sellers to offer their home, cabin or cottage for sale, furnished.  Sometimes, this is referred to as selling a home "rental ready", since so many of our homeowners rent their dwelling during the summer tourist season.  Rental ready home sellers sometimes include in the sale not only furniture, but also dishes, flatware, glassware, towels and bed linens as well.
Here are some cold, … (11 comments)

madeline island real estate: What to Expect When You List Your Madeline Island Home for Sale - 02/23/15 03:19 AM
What to Expect When You List Your Madeline Island Home for Sale
 
When you've decided that it's time to list your Madeline Island Home for sale, you'll benefit from being aware of the realities that go along with putting your property on the market:
 
Your property will have competition.  Your home, cabin, cottage or vacant land parcel will be competing with other listings.  Competing criteria will include price, condition and location, among other things.  It's very important to be aware (and realistically  so) of how your own property ranks among the competition.
 
Buyers will often have great expectations, perhaps even unrealistic expectations.  Sometimes it may seem … (1 comments)

madeline island real estate: Madeline Island Realty Recommended by Blogger Bob Crane - 02/22/15 10:54 PM
Madeline Island Realty Recommended by Blogger Bob Crane
 
We're very proud of this recent recommendation by ActiveRain blogger and forestland expert Bob Crane:
 
http://activerain.com/blogsview/4609137/ashland-county--wisconsin-forests---miles-of-shoreland-
 
In Bob's blog post about buying land in Ashland County, Wisconsin, Bob wrote, "If you are interested in purchasing land in Ashland County, give my friend Eric Kodner a call". 
 
At Madeline Island Realty, we do  specialize in homes and land, not only in Ashland County but also in neighboring Bayfield and Douglas Counties of northwest Wisconsin.  It's gratifying to be endorsed by top real estate bloggers like Bob Crane and we're proud to … (1 comments)

madeline island real estate: 2120 North Shore Rd, LaPointe WI - Outstanding Post & Beam Estate Home - 01/29/15 01:37 AM
2120 North Shore Rd, LaPointe WI - Outstanding Post & Beam Estate Home
 
Picture a massive organic post-and-beam structure, built in 1812 and crafted in Vermont from centuries-old timbers. In the early 2000s, the timber frame structure was carefully dismantled and shipped to Madeline Island, where it was lovingly repurposed as a luxury vacation home in 2003.

2120 North Shore Road on Madeline Island is the ultimate Lake Superior home, a classic example of rustic elegance on a grand scale. The hand-hewn antique timber frame masterpiece is sited on eighteen secluded and heavily wooded acres, with over nine hundred feet … (2 comments)

madeline island real estate: SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 09/22/14 02:22 AM
SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty
 
Another Madeline Island Realty listing SOLD – A Big Bay Road waterfront home offering sand beach with fifty-four acres of recreational land, plus three hundred feet of prime sandy swimming beach frontage.
 
This property listed for sale by Broker Associate Bob Kron, with Madeline Island Realty
 
Call us at 715-747-6500 for more Lake Superior waterfront opportunities in the Apostle Islands, or email MadelineIsland@Gmail.com for new listings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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madeline island real estate: National Association of Realtors Confirms 2013 Vacation Home Boom - 04/03/14 09:16 PM
 
National Association of Realtors Confirms 2013 Vacation Home Boom
 
Some may say this is old news, but it confirms what we have been seeing in our own Madeline Island real estate market.  Vacation homes made up thirteen per cent of all real estate sales in 2013.  That's the highest percentage since 2006, when second homes made up fourteen per cent of sales.
 
NAR (National Association of Realtors) economist Lawrence Yun attributed the boom to stock market gains, referring to growth in equity investments which "has greatly benefited high-net-worth households". 
 
The NAR report announced that 38 per cent of … (0 comments)

madeline island real estate: Real Estate Market Report for March 2014 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 03/21/14 03:10 PM
 
Real Estate Market Report for March 2014 - Madeline Island Real Estate
 
March of 2014 has marked our sixth consecutive month of strong home sales on Madeline Island.  The market highlights of these past six months are as follows [all statistics appearing in this market report are properties listed by Madeline Island Realty]:
 
- Nearly $3.5 Million in sales on the Island over the past six months - Average monthly sales approaching $600,000 per month - Eight Sold & Two Pending sales over the past six months - Three recent closed sales in the $700,000 to $800,000 price range     Leading the pack among property categories most in demand during … (0 comments)

madeline island real estate: Real Search Results for Madeline Island Real Estate and Related Terms - 02/08/14 01:23 PM
 
Real Search Results for Madeline Island Real Estate and Related Terms
 
Inspired by a post on ActiveRain by Gail Robinson, I found myself digging through search engines for the truth about who's on first when it comes to search engine results and rankings in our market area.   In other words, if I used an "incognito" search (such as is available using Google Chrome), where would Madeline Island Realty stack up against the competition in our corner of northwestern Wisconsin.
The results confirmed what we've suspected for some time now.  Madeline Island Realty showed up in the number one … (2 comments)

madeline island real estate: Don't Fool Yourself With Google Searches on Your Keywords - 02/08/14 12:11 PM
 
Gail Robinson has written a superb post, reminding us all that Google search results are not always accurate, as they are skewed by the user's history of past searches. Gail also provides some valuable information about using StartPage.com, and in her comments she writes about using the Incognito function available on Google Chrome to gather accurate information about search rankings.
A series of searches using Chrome "Incognito" and StartPage.com confirmed what we already suspected, that Madeline Island Realty appears at the top of page one for searches of "Madeline Island Real Estate" and "Madeline Island Homes".  We're also pleased to … (5 comments)

madeline island real estate: Multiple Offers Return to the Madeline Island Real Estate Market - 12/30/13 11:01 PM
Multiple Offers Return to the Madeline Island Real Estate Market
 
In another blog post, entitled "What to Watch For in the 2014 Madeline Island Real Estate Market", I recently shared a list of signs which point to continued growth in real estate market activity on Madeline Island.
Another market indicator which has appeared in late 2013 has been multiple offers on Madeline Island homes, something we haven't witnessed in years.
A multiple offer situation validates the fact that the property is priced at market. It also clearly points to the depth and breadth of prospective buyer interest.
Beneath the tip … (2 comments)

madeline island real estate: What to Watch For in the 2014 Madeline Island Real Estate Market - 12/28/13 09:04 AM
What to Watch For in the 2014 Madeline Island Real Estate Market
 
As I wrote in a recent blog post, making forecasts about real estate market trends and future activity can be a risky business.  But after all, risk-taking is what real estate brokerage is all about. And the end of 2013 is a perfect time to review the past year and to make a few predictions about what 2014 may be like.
Below are a few encouraging signs which point to the likelihood of continued market growth in Madeline Island real estate sales activity in 2014:
Property showing traffic … (6 comments)

madeline island real estate: Madeline Island Real Estate Market Predictions That Came True in 2013 - 12/25/13 03:39 AM
 
Madeline Island Real Estate Market Predictions That Came True in 2013
 
Market forecasting is a risky business, especially when trying to call market upswings (or downturns) in real estate.  After all, market forecasts are often little more than educated guesses.  But when a prediction or two (or three) turns out to be accurate, the author can't resist pointing it out to readers.
In late 2011 and early 2012, the author of this blog predicted that we would see a market upturn for Madeline Island property sales, beginning in 2013.  Twelve months ago, we predicted in a blog post that vacant land sales would be … (0 comments)

madeline island real estate: Market Report - What Sold in 2013 on Madeline Island (and What Didn't) - 12/22/13 11:08 PM
Market Report - What Sold in 2013 on Madeline Island (and What Didn't)
 
Our Year end Market Report for 2013 real estate sales on Madeline Island is good news for almost anyone planning to sell a home in the 54850 zip code area.  Here are some of the highlights:
Buyers had plenty to choose from in 2013, with burgeoning property inventories available.  If buyers couldn't find something on the market that suited their needs, they probably weren't looking all that closely. Sales were up in all price ranges, with sold properties ranging from the mid-$100,000 bracket to nearly $800,000.  Probably the most … (0 comments)

 
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