madeline island: Where do Buyers Come From? Some Surprising Data for Madeline Island and Bayfield Sellers - 11/15/10 01:27 AM






WHERE DO MADELINE ISLAND AND BAYFIELD BUYERS COME FROM?
2010 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® STATISTICS YOU SHOULD KNOW:

 



- 89% of home buyers now begin their property search online.
(Both of our most recent buyers found us on the Web and both contacted us after viewing our virtual tours online.)
 
- 85% of buyers reported that they found property photos "very useful" in making their buying decision.
(Compare our photography and virtual tours with that of other area agents and brokers.  Photography sells houses.)
 
- 74% of buyers credited … (0 comments)

madeline island: SOLD By Madeline Island Realty - 2984 North Shore Road, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Lake Superior Waterfront Home - 11/12/10 07:45 AM
SOLD BY MADELINE ISLAND REALTY - 2984 NORTH SHORE ROAD, LA POINTE, WISCONSIN 54850 - LAKE SUPERIOR WATERFRONT HOME

This was our second closed sale of a Madeline Island waterfront property in the past thirty days.  We're proud to be able to say that we're enjoying a great season in our Madeline Island real estate market.
2984 North Shore Road is a magnificent waterfront estate property on the northwest side of Madeline Island.  With nearly six private wooded acres and remarkable seclusion from both North Shore Road and neighboring homes, this property represents some of the best of what Madeline Island has to offer.  … (0 comments)

madeline island: Before You List your Madeline Island Property For Sale, Take a Look at What Worked this Year and What Failed to Bring Results - 11/03/10 11:18 AM
Now that November has arrived, it's a good time to take stock of what worked and what didn't this season in terms of real estate marketing on Madeline Island.
Of course there will still be some showing activity during November, but for the most part, real estate sales activity on Madeline Island will slow to a crawl by mid-month.  And while it's certainly possible to sell a house or lot during the winter months (we've done so many times), it's far less likely than it is during tourist season.
So let's compare marketing methods that brought results to Madeline Island sellers this year with other marketing approaches that failed:
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madeline island: The Bayfield, Wisconsin Real Estate Market is very Different from the Madeline Island Market - 09/30/10 05:11 PM
 
The Bayfield, Wisconsin Real Estate Market is very Different from the Madeline Island Market  
Our company, Madeline Island Realty, has listed and sold properties in Bayfield, Wisconsin (which Islanders refer to as "across the pond") in the past.  Bayfield is a wonderfully charming town with it's own history and beauty, very different in some ways from that on Madeline Island.
But it's also a very different real estate market in Bayfield this year.  Some properties are moving, many others are not.  And the Bayfield buyer is distinctly different from the buyer who is searching for property on Madeline Island.
I … (3 comments)

madeline island: 2650 North Shore Road, Madeline Island, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 on Lake Superior- Ashland County - Offered by Madeline Island Realty - 09/27/10 01:25 AM
2650 North Shore Road, Madeline Island, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Ashland County … (0 comments)

madeline island: Listings Mapped by Location on Madeline Island - LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Ashland County - 09/17/10 03:17 PM
MADELINE ISLAND REAL ESTATE
Thanks to the folks at RealBird, we now have our real estate listings mapped by location.  We've also put the entire Madeline Island, Bayfield and Lake Superior South Shore area at your fingertips, courtesy of RealBird.  It's like having the entire area MLS embedded in our Madeline Island Real Estate Blog!
Browse listings for homes and vacant land throughout the entire Chequamegon Bay area, including Bayfield, LaPointe, Washburn, Cornucopia and Ashland.
At the moment, you won't find another area real estate firm that offers a blog with this kind of search flexibility.  We think it makes for a great combination, … (5 comments)

madeline island: Slogging Through the Mud and Rain, Marking Lot Boundaries - A Rainy Day Activity for mid-September - 09/16/10 10:07 AM
Yesterday was a lousy day to take an autumn walk in the rain on Madeline Island.
At midday, the temperature was in the upper 40s and it was pouring.  The streets in LaPointe were full of flowing water and the view across two miles of Lake Superior facing the Bayfield mainland was obscured by low, heavy clouds and streaks of rain.
It was not what you'd call the best weather for enjoying the Apostle Islands.
My friend and colleague Jeff and I chose the day to take a trip up to the north end of the Island to mark lot corners for a pending … (5 comments)

madeline island: PRICES REDUCED - North Shore Heights Lots 9 and 10 - Madeline Island - 09/14/10 07:27 AM
PRICES REDUCED ON BOTH LOTS NINE AND TEN, NORTH SHORE HEIGHTS, MADELINE ISLAND - LAPOINTE, WISCONSIN 54850
Here's an idea for a buyer who wants to be able to enjoy Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands without the higher property taxes associated with a waterfront lot.
Buy lots nine and ten in the North Shore Heights subdivision on Madeline Island and get nearly eleven acres of woods and views, with deeded lake access and shared use of dock and beach, for a lot less than you'd pay for a three-acre waterfront lot.
For a real estate Virtual Tour of Lot 9, North Shore … (1 comments)

madeline island: Yes, We do Open Houses - A Quality Virtual Tour is a 24/7 Open House, 365 Days a Year - 09/05/10 04:23 PM
One of my competitors on Madeline Island is sitting at an old-fashioned "Open House" today.  He was there last weekend too, diligently waiting for people to walk in off the street and look at his listing.  I'm told he had a total of four visitors last Saturday.
The problem with those old-fashioned Open Houses is that they rely upon drive-by prospects to notice the "Open" sign.  Hopefully, those drive-by folks will overcome their nervousness about being face-to-face with an agent and then they'll actually stop the car and go inside.
Four viewings in five hours is a pretty slow and inefficient way to market a house, in my … (9 comments)

madeline island: The Top Ten Real Estate Mistakes Made by Buyers When Searching for Property on Madeline Island - 09/04/10 04:17 AM
The Top Ten Real Estate Mistakes Made by Buyers When Searching for Property on Madeline Island
 
Follow these guidelines and save yourself time, frustration, maybe even money:
1) Do your homework before you walk into a real estate office.  It's a good idea to Google the name of an agent before you begin working with that individual.  Ask yourself what kind of background and industry experience that agent has.  Is that agent a full-time real estate professional or are they a "seasonal" (part-time) agent who may not even write an offer or show a property during five or six months of the year?
2) Make an appointment … (4 comments)

madeline island: You See Any Golden Arches in Front of my Office? - 09/02/10 05:06 PM
 
In a resort/recreational community, consumers often expect to walk into most real estate offices on impulse.  And when you run a real estate office in a recreational area, you can expect your office to be occasionally a place where folks come in to ask for directions or even a substitute for a local FedEx or Insty-Prints shop.
Walk-ins ask us where to get a good meal, where to buy gasoline, where to rent a sailboat, sometimes asking us where to spend the night.  We hand out ferry schedules, give directions to restaurants and shops, and draw maps for people who are lost.  We let … (6 comments)

madeline island: Your Spelling Doesn't Have to be Perfect, But Wouldn't it be a Good Idea to Spell Your Listing's Street Address Correctly? - 08/10/10 08:39 PM
The issue of correct spelling and proper grammar has started many an argument on ActiveRain.
I'm not here to launch back into that debate.  But I'm always astounded when I see a street name misspelled by an agent (or broker) who should know enough to go look it up.
In our community, we have a few street names that are complicated.  "Equaysayway Lane" comes to mind.  Some tourists who come to Madeline Island occasionally transpose a couple of letters and get "Capser Road" wrong (misspelling it "Casper" probably has something to do with watching too many television cartoons as a child).  But there's not much excuse for … (10 comments)

madeline island: Ethics, anyone? Out of area Agent Marketing Herself as a "Madeline Island Property Specialist" - 08/08/10 11:50 AM
You find some of the most interesting stuff on Google.
I was just searching the Web for a listing and found myself on one of those do-it-yourself sites that cater to the "For Sale by Owner" crowd.  Agents advertise themselves there as well.  That particular site permits you to browse listings by zip code and when I searched "54850", an ad popped up for a female agent who is marketed on that site as a "Madeline Island Property Specialist".  The site also states that she is a "Madeline Island real estate agent".
Her office is located in northeastern Wisconsin, about 275 miles from here.  I've never … (4 comments)

madeline island: Has Your Agent Discovered Google Yet? - 08/08/10 11:03 AM
A customer came into our Madeline Island office late in the afternoon today, looking for information on a listing.  He and his wife had been walking up and down Main Street and they had discovered that we were apparently the only Madeline Island real estate office open on a Sunday afternoon.
The fellow had a question about a waterfront listing (listed with a competitor) and asked us the price.  They didn't remember the name of the company on the "For Sale" sign, but they did jot down the fire number (numerical street address). 
I searched through the local "Land & Homes Real Estate Guide", a free tabloid piece that you'll find in the supermarket … (4 comments)

madeline island: YouTube Video - Shoreline View From 4121 Chippewa Trail, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Listed by Madeline Island Realty - 08/07/10 04:21 PM
4121 Chippewa Trail, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
MADELINE ISLAND REAL ESTATE







MLS #3943647
PRICED AT $249,000
CONTACT BROKER ERIC KODNER, CRS, ABR, E-PRO, AHWD, MADELINE ISLAND REALTY LLC
CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE 612.670.2539
EMKODNER@GMAIL.COM or MADELINEISLAND@GMAIL.COM
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madeline island: YouTube Video - 4146 Kron Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850 - Madeline Island Real Estate - 08/07/10 10:51 AM
Amnicon Beach Subdivision
4146 Kron Dahlin Lane, LaPointe, Wisconsin 54850
MADELINE ISLAND REAL ESTATE
 
Madeline Island - Ashland County, WI

 
PRICED AT $179,900
MLS #3944815
SEE A VIRTUAL TOUR HERE 
CONTACT BROKER ERIC KODNER, CRS, ABR, E-PRO, AHWD, MADELINE ISLAND REALTY LLC
CALL OR TEXT MESSAGE 612.670.2539
EMKODNER@GMAIL.COM or MADELINEISLAND@GMAIL.COM
 
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madeline island: Not to Complain, but RealTown Blogs Seem to Have Fewer Server Problems - 07/31/10 04:40 PM
I love my ActiveRain blog, but I've noticed a few things about RealTown that I really like.
It's just plain easier to upload photos and graphics on RealTown, especially those with large file sizes.
I can load bigger photos and larger file sizes. I don't receive all the "Bad Gateway" messages that I get here when I try to upload photos. The RealTown server stays open to uploads in progress that take longer than 30 seconds. The last one is a huge advantage when you are in a remote area like I often am.  My wireless broadband signal is really wimpy on Madeline … (13 comments)

madeline island: Garbage in, Garbage out - Slow Broadband in the North Country - 07/31/10 06:32 AM
Broadband consumers have forgotten the old adage, "garbage in, garbage out".
In a world of fast processors and Web-optimized browsers, there is an air of unreality about "wireless broadband".  In rural and low population density areas, it's often more like worthless broadband.
Obviously, the tasks you perform online will only crank as fast as your wireless broadband signal allows.  When your wireless signal is weak or nonexistent, you may not be able to download files & programs, or upload information to the Web, without difficulty.
Advertised signal speeds and upload speeds are wildly exaggerated.  It seems the wireless business is its own little kingdom where companies are … (2 comments)

madeline island: How SMS Text Messaging Kept me in Touch With a Real Estate Prospect - 08/13/09 02:03 AM
Yesterday evening, I received a cellphone call from a fellow who wanted information on one of our listings.  He was calling me from Madeline Island, using a Blackberry with Verizon service.
He was having obvious trouble getting a decent cellular phone signal in downtown LaPointe.  We were able to chat for about ten or fifteen seconds and then his phone would drop the call.
With his phone number displayed on my Caller ID, I figured it was worth a try to see if he could receive text messages.  And it worked!  We were able to exchange email addresses and I sent him the information he needed.
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madeline island: "Big Ice Golf" Tournament on Madeline Island, February 21 - 02/11/09 07:55 AM
Madeline Island will be hosting the fifth annual "Big Ice Golf" Tournament in LaPointe, Wisconsin, on February 21.
The event will take place from Noon to 4 p.m. on the 21st.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to the La Pointe Volunteer Fire Department.  Local businesses have chipped in to sponsor the nine-hole course on the Lake Superior ice.  The tournament site offers a beautiful view of the lake and the Bayfield mainland.
There'll be no sand traps, no water hazards and no lugging golf clubs in the hot sun.  If you've never played golf on the ice, here's your chance to experience some unique midwinter fun!  
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