wisconsin realtors association: Red Flags Which Point to Possible Real Estate Fraud - 03/24/16 12:28 AM
I read an interesting response to the Question & Answer section on the ActiveRain.com real estate website this morning which got my attention.  The real estate agent who posed the question is a well-known real estate industry observer and the reply came from a luxury real estate specialist in Hawaii.
 
The Hawaii agent's response to this request for a short list of real estate fraud indicators was as follows (quoted text below is in bold italics):
 
Listings advertised for sale on Craigslist.Craigslist has acquired a reputation for shady real estate transactions. Some agents see it as a cheap way for them to get Web exposure, but most … (15 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Madeline Island & Ashland County Mirrors 2013 Statewide Sales Rebound - 02/01/14 01:47 PM
 
Madeline Island & Ashland County Mirrors 2013 Statewide Sales Rebound
 
2013 statistics for home sales in Ashland County showed robust gains similar to those reported statewide, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA).
The median home price in Ashland County, WI (as compiled and reported by WRA monthly) rose to new, higher levels in mid-2013 and remained there for most of the balance of the year. 
With a countywide population of just under 16,000 people, you'd expect that there wouldn't be all that many reported home sales per month in Ashland County, Wisconsin.  Over most of 2013, monthly reported … (2 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Realtor Eric Kodner to be Guest Editor For January Realtor Magazine - 12/20/13 01:41 PM
 
LaPointe, Wisconsin (December 20, 2013) – Wisconsin Realtor® Eric Kodner will serve as Guest Editor for the January/February 2014 issue of REALTOR® Magazine.
 
Realtor Magazine began selecting and inviting guest editors to collaborate with the magazine’s editorial staff in early 2013.  Serving as a guest editor for Realtor Magazine involves reviewing articles in advance and visiting the magazine’s office in Chicago to confer with editorial staff and designers about the issue, as well as writing the Editor’s column.
 
 
Realtor Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Stacey Moncrieff, wrote about Kodner in the August 2010 issue, “Eric Kodner’s Madeline Island Real Estate … (1 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Wisconsin CRS Chapter Presents Silver Bullet Solutions with Instructor Mike Selvaggio, May 3rd in Appleton, WI - 03/29/12 09:16 AM
 
Wisconsin CRS Chapter Presents Silver Bullet Solutions with Instructor Mike Selvaggio, May 3rd in Appleton, WI
 
On May 3rd, the Wisconsin CRS Chapter will be co-sponsoring Mike Selvaggio's acclaimed "Silver Bullet Solutions" course in Appleton, Wisconsin, along with the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) and the Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin.
The course will be held at the offices of the Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin in Appleton, located at W6124 Aerotech Drive. 
The "Silver Bullet Solutions" course is approved for eight hours of CRS elective credit towards the CRS Designation.

To register for Mike Selvaggio's "Silver Bullet Solutions" course, visit the … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Bayfield County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011 - 01/22/12 12:54 PM

Bayfield County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011
 
WRA has summarized the 2011 real estate market for Bayfield County, Wisconsin, reporting that 2011 was a year with the lowest annual median price in the past five years.
Bayfield County, Wisconsin did considerably better in 2011 than neighboring Ashland County.  Ashland County reported thirty per cent fewer sales than Bayfield County in 2011, with an annualized median sold price of approximately one-third lower than reported for Bayfield County during the same period.
The 2011 median price for Ashland County, Wisconsin was $120,000.  The 2011 annualized … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Ashland County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011 - 01/22/12 12:53 PM

Ashland County, WI Market Report - Wisconsin Realtors Association Statistics Recap for 2011
 
WRA has summarized the 2011 real estate market for Ashland County, Wisconsin, reporting that 2011 was a year with the lowest annual median price in the past five years.
The 2011 median price for Ashland County, Wisconsin was $79,000.  The 2011 annualized median price statistics were based on a total of 138 sales in 2011.
There were only seven sales reported in all of Ashland County during December of 2011.


[Map of Ashland County, Wisconsin. Madeline Island is located at the northernmost tip of … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Wisconsin CRS Chapter Transition Meeting - A New Leadership Team for the New Year - 12/18/11 03:29 PM
 
Wisconsin CRS Chapter Transition Meeting - A New Leadership Team for the New Year
 
Friday, December 16 was our annual Wisconsin CRS Chapter transition meeting at the Wisconsin Realtors Association building in Madison.  At transition meetings, a new leadership team arrives on the scene.  It is a time of hope and optimism, tempered with the realities of a challenging real estate market.
And so on Friday, 2011 President Jeannie Doyle handed the gavel over to 2012 President Cindy Ulsrud.  In 2012, I will be serving as President-Elect of the Wisconsin CRS Chapter and Pat Tasker will serve as our Treasurer.  … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Real Estate Market Update - WRA Reports Declining Median Sale Prices in Northern Wisconsin - 11/23/11 07:40 AM
 
Real Estate Market Update - WRA Reports Declining Median Sale Prices in Northern Wisconsin
 
For a fourth straight month, Wisconsin’s monthly home sales volume exceeded last year's sales, yet median sold prices continued to fall, according to statistics published by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA). The number of existing home sales increased 13.5 per cent in October compared to October 2010, however median sale prices fell 7.8 per cent over the same period, to $129,000.
Northern Wisconsin Sales Volume lags behind the rest of the State
Of particular interest to homeowners in northern Wisconsin should be the fact that all regions of … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Real Estate Market Report - Ashland County Wisconsin Home Sales in October 2011 - 11/20/11 03:47 PM
 
Real Estate Market Report - Ashland County Wisconsin Home Sales in October 2011
 
The Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) reports that there were fourteen home sales in Ashland County during October of 2011.  The average sale price for Ashland County was $90,500.
Neighboring Bayfield County fared slightly better, with a total of fifteen home sales in October of 2011.  The average sale price in Bayfield County was $125,000.
There have been twenty or fewer Ashland County home sales per month since the beginning of 2011.  A thin market, coupled with little or no lending availability, has resulted in virtually all sales being cash … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: A New Year and a New Name - WRA Cultural Diversity in Housing Committee Begins 2011-12 Meetings - 11/17/11 03:43 PM
 
A New Year and a New Name - WRA Cultural Diversity in Housing Committee Begins 2011-12 Meetings
 
The Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee has a new name.  The committee is now known as the WRA "Cultural Diversity in Housing Committee".
Along with the new name comes a new Chair.  This year, I'm assuming the Chair position from Robert Haglund, who ably served as Chair during the 2010-11 meeting season.
This season, among other things, we'll be promoting our new "Sellers' Accessibility Disclosure Statement/Buyers' Accessibility Features Report".  We're also in the process of creating a Wisconsin resource … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: PRESS RELEASE - WISCONSIN REALTOR ERIC KODNER NAMED 2012 CHAIR OF WISCONSIN REALTORS ASSOCIATION EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING COMMITTEE - 07/23/11 09:09 AM
 
WISCONSIN REALTOR ERIC KODNER NAMED 2012 CHAIR OF
WISCONSIN REALTORS ASSOCIATION
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN HOUSING COMMITTEE
 
Madison, Wisconsin (July 9, 2011) – Realtor Eric Kodner with Madeline Island Realty  in LaPointe, Wisconsin and with Wayzata Lakes Realty in Minneapolis, Minnesota has been named 2012 Chair of the Wisconsin Realtors Association Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee by WRA Chair-Elect Robert Keefe.
 
A real estate broker in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Kodner becomes the first Madeline Island real estate licensee to chair a WRA State Committee.  He has served on the WRA Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee since the … (1 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Madeline Island Real Estate Broker Eric Kodner Honored by Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors - 03/20/11 03:51 PM
 
MADELINE ISLAND REAL ESTATE BROKER ERIC KODNER HONORED BY MINNEAPOLIS AREA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 20, 2011 -- Realtor Eric Kodner with Madeline Island Realty of LaPointe, Wisconsin was honored last Wednesday by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR).  At the MAAR annual awards ceremony, Kodner received the Association's 2010 "Exceptional Service Award".
 

 
Also recognized at the awards luncheon were Minneapolis area Realtors Mike Hoffman (2010 Realtor of the Year), Nobu Hata (President's Award Recipient) and Dave Philp (NAR Good Neighbor Award).  Realtors Cheryl Eastbourne, Mary Thorpe Mease and Dave Philp received the MAAR Community Involvement Award.
Kodner has … (0 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Madeline Island December 2010 Real Estate Market Report - Ashland County, Wisconsin - 12/30/10 06:21 PM
 
MADELINE ISLAND DECEMBER 2010 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT - ASHLAND COUNTY, WISCONSIN
 
As reported by the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), November sales of single-family homes in Ashland County, Wisconsin declined by fifty per cent compared to November 2009 statistics.  There were twelve reported home sales in November of 2009 and only six reported sales in November of 2010.  Madeline Island Realty (in LaPointe, Wisconsin) made one-sixth (nearly 17%) of the total November 2010 home sales in Ashland County.
Average sold prices for Ashland County homes also declined in November of this year when compared to 2009 statistics.  November 2010 average sold prices were down 21.1% from a year ago.  The … (1 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: NAR "At Home With Diversity" Course Presented in Madison, Wisconsin on November 30, Sponsored by Wisconsin CRS Chapter - 12/18/10 02:18 PM
 
NAR "AT HOME WITH DIVERSITY" COURSE PRESENTED IN MADISON, WISCONSIN ON NOVEMBER 30, SPONSORED BY WISCONSIN CRS CHAPTER
 


On Tuesday, November 30th, the Wisconsin CRS Chapter sponsored and presented the "At Home With Diversity" course at the Wisconsin Realtors Association in Madison.

The NAR (National Association of Realtors) course was taught by instructor Eric Kodner at WRA (that's me).  We had a great class, with fifteen attendees, and class participation was excellent!  Considering road conditions and the fact that we had no choice but to reschedule this class between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I thought attendance was pretty good.
This "At Home With Diversity" class … (1 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Wisconsin Realtors Association REALTOR® Newswire Weekly Features WRA Involvement in NAR Code of Ethics Amendment - 11/13/10 02:31 PM
WISCONSIN REALTORS® ASSOCIATION REALTOR® NEWSWIRE WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS WRA INVOLVEMENT IN NAR CODE OF ETHICS AMENDMENT

The Agent Edition of the November 12th WRA REALTOR® Newswire Weekly leads its roster of Wisconsin Real Estate News stories with the headline, "National Association of REALTORS® Voted Yes to Amend the NAR Code of Ethics to Include Sexual Orientation as a Protected Class".
The WRA Newswire is published by the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association and the November 12th feature article links to a post on the OutImpact blog written by Bambi Weavil.
WRA also publishes the popular Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine, in both print and online versions.  I'm told … (2 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Wisconsin Realtors Should be Proud of WRA's Contribution to Amending the Realtor Code of Ethics - 11/11/10 08:47 PM
Today, I was delighted to receive a copy of the email message below from Debra Peterson Conrad.  Debbi is the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) Senior Attorney and Director of Legal Affairs.  She was in New Orleans last week and we had the opportunity to chat several times during the days leading up to the historic vote November 8th on the Amendment to Article 10 of the Realtor Code of Ethics.
This congratulatory message was addressed to all who touched this issue in some way, including WRA Board members and WRA officers, members of our Wisconsin Realtors Association Equal Opportunity in Housing Committee, plus … (1 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: New Contacts and Friends from my Blogging Classes Yesterday at the Wisconsin Realtors Association Convention - 09/29/10 10:54 AM
One of the best things about teaching is the networking value of meeting other agents and brokers.  You meet some great business contacts at area and state conventions.
Yesterday, I taught two mini-courses in "Blog Marketing" and "Using a Blog to Generate Leads" at the WRA Annual Convention at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells.  Attendance at both classes wasn't huge, but there is so much going on at the same time during our State convention that you wind up competing with many different presentations in the same time slot.
Fortunately, I had a quality bunch in … (2 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Live From the Wisconsin Realtors' Association Convention - Social Network Sign-up at the Wisconsin CRS Chapter Networking Reception - 09/27/10 11:31 PM
Yesterday evening, I was at the Wisconsin CRS Chapter Networking Reception at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin Realtors Association Annual Convention is underway.  We had a Chapter leadership meeting and after that ended, our Board asked me to set up at a table in the suite and to help visitors sign up for Twitter accounts.

Actually this is something we've done before.  I helped about a dozen of our CRS members sign up for various social networking accounts last year.  One of those members, Barb Yaeger, stopped by to visit me last night while I was … (4 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: Wisconsin CRS Chapter to host NAR "At Home With Diversity" Course in October - 09/15/10 04:56 PM
[UPDATE: This offering of the "At Home With Diversity" course has been re-scheduled for November 30, at the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) Office.]
 
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On October 21, our Wisconsin CRS Chapter will be sponsoring NAR's acclaimed "At Home With Diversity" course.  Wisconsin CRS Education Chair Eric Kodner will teach the course, which will be presented at the Comfort Inn & Suites Madison, located at 4822 East Washington, Madison, Wisconsin 53704. 

The "At Home With Diversity" course is a great way to jump start your real estate practice!  Adding diversity to your marketing is a proven path to expanding your client base.  This course … (3 comments)

wisconsin realtors association: My Article in the Wisconsin CRS Chapter Newsletter - 07/20/10 10:13 AM
I was delighted to see an article of mine published in the June Newsletter for our Wisconsin CRS Chapter.  The article was entitled "Referral Etiquette" and it outlines some ideas I put together for making real estate referrals a more successful part of your business.
The article may be found HERE or by clicking on the photo below
 
In the same issue of the Wisconsin CRS Chapter newsletter, there's an ad for the NAR "At Home With Diversity" course which I'll be teaching on October 21 in Madison, Wisconsin.  The course is being offered back-to-back with the 203k Specialist course on October 20th.  Both … (0 comments)

 
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