door county buyer agent: Thankful and Grateful for a Wonderful 2021 in Door County - 11/24/21 11:13 AM
Thankful and Grateful for a
Wonderful 2021 in Door County 
SOLD 2021 OLD LIME KILN ROAD
This REALTOR is thankful for her blessings.  As we wind down toward the end of 2021, it looks to be one of the best years on record for our team in terms of closed sales and record prices for our listing clients and, as we begin to reflect, we are SO thankful and grateful for our friends and colleagues, our customers and clients (many of whom have become friends), as well as our developers and builders.
SOLD 2021 NORTHPORT WISCONSIN
We are also so thankful and grateful for our … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: It's still a Seller's Market in Door County, Wisconsin - 11/03/21 01:16 PM
It's still a Seller's  Market in Door County, Wisconsin as I write this post.  As we end the "typical" tourism season of late April through the first weekend in November and enter the upcoming, festive winter and holiday season, we wonder if it will mirror that past two years, where real estate activity remained brisk throughout the holidays and even throughout winter in most of the Door County market....before it rushed back to abnormal levels in spring.  Will this year be similar?  
Homes are still getting multiple Offers here, and cash is still king!  We still have some exceptional inventory, from our … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Strong Seller Market Continues in Door County, WI Real Estate - 09/14/21 12:07 PM
Strong Seller Market Continues in
Door County, WI Real Estate
 
As of this writing in mid-September, it's still a strong Seller's market in Door County, Wisconsin.  Remember just a few years ago when we had excess inventory, especially for vacant land?  Those days appear to be over, at least for the foreseeable future.  
According to the Door County Multiple Listing Service, August 2021 brought 97 sales north of Sturgeon Bay, excluding Washington Island.  This would have included homes, condominiums, vacant land and commercial properties.  This would not necessary include anything For Sale by Owner unless it was recorded in the Door County MLS … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: 4 Bedroom Homes for Sale in Door County, Wisconsin - 08/15/21 11:01 AM
4 Bedroom Homes for Sale in Door County, Wisconsin
 
It's still truly a Seller's market in Door County as of this mid-August, 2021 writing, but we have GREAT news for you--we're seeing more inventory.  And did any of you see the fabulous New York Times article in the past week featuring Door County and Door County housing?  It's a must-see!!  Door County, Wisconsin is an incredibly popular year-round destination, known for our natural beauty, the arts, year-round silent sports, great dining and SO much more.  Knowing that if you live in Door County, either year-round or seasonally, you WILL have guests (who … (4 comments)

door county buyer agent: July 4th weekend in Door County, Wisconsin - 06/28/21 12:32 PM
JULY FOURTH WEEKEND IN
DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN
 
We have some great new releases coming on over the next few weeks, but if you're visiting Door County this weekend, CELEBRATE OUR FREEDOM!
 
What a crazy difference one year makes!  Parades and fireworks are back and the mood is super-celebratory!  And surprisingly, there are still some VERY good listings available as of this writing. 
 
So if you're up, enjoy a bratwurst and a beer, enjoy seeing the neighbors and friends you didn't see last year....it's going to be great.  Wear your best red, white and blue!  There are July 3rd and 4th celebrations in Gills Rock, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor … (4 comments)

door county buyer agent: How to stand out in a (VERY) Competitive Housing Market - 04/21/21 11:29 AM
How to stand out in a (VERY) Competitive Housing Market
 
If you thought 2020 brought a competitive housing market to Door County--you haven't seen ANYTHING like the spring of 2021!
 
NEW CONSTRUCTION FOR SALE
IN DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN
 
 
This market honestly puts the "Pre-Recession" market to shame, and even makes 2020 look like a fond memory for housing!  However, I'm here to help.  As an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) under the National Association of Realtors, I have helped THOUSANDS of people in my career find the Door County home for sale that they truly desire and actually GET that home.  
 
In 2021, we're seeing some very … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: What happens when too many buyers seeing a home results in a fight? - 04/11/21 09:23 AM
This post by an East Coast broker TOTALLY reminded me of how crazy the Door County market is right now.  We are seeing some vicious bidding wars. Thank goodness I haven't seen any fist fights, but I have heard some hurtful words between buyers and agents.  We're doing our very best to get our Buyers to the top of the pack, but it's difficult in this market.
Choose Experience when it counts.  Choose an Accredited Buyer Representative when it counts.  Great service counts in a Seller's market.
With a full day of showing homes Saturday, something happened I have never seen before. … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Real Estate Experience COUNTS in a Busy Market - 03/01/21 10:47 AM
Real Estate Experience COUNTS in a Busy Market
The Door County real estate market is booming.  I know this comes as no surprise to anyone--it's a constant topic of conversation throughout the United States as inventory is so incredibly low.  So let's virtually clink our glasses of green beer or sparkling water and talk about March Madness -- not the actual basketball games (although we can talk about those, too), but the Door County real estate market and how having an experienced Broker walk you through this time to list your Door County property or BUY your Door County dream property is … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Buyer's Agent: Use an Accredited Buyer Representative - 01/04/21 11:19 AM
  Door County Buyer's Agent:  Use an Accredited Buyer Representative
 
Welcome to Door County!  Are you ready to make a piece of Door County a permanent part of your life?  When you're purchasing your Door County property (home, condominium, vacant land or business), do you know if you're using an Accredited Buyer Representative?
 
Using an Accredited Buyer Representative for your Door County purchase can save you time AND save you money.
 
Accredited Buyer Representive (ABR) is a designation bestowed by the National Association of Realtors after an agent or broker completes specific education and a specific number of sales using Buyer Agency.   Your agent … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: The Best Door County Homes for the Holidays 2020 - 12/10/20 10:15 AM
Best Door County Homes for the Holidays 2020
What do you think of when you think of "Home for the Holidays"?  We've been running our "Home for the Holidays" Instagram posts since 12/1/2020, and we'll start our Twelve Days of Door County very shortly, too, but when you specifically think of a holiday home, what are you looking for?  Because these homes can be YOURS for the holidays in 2021 (available NOW to start your 2021 plans).
 
HOLIDAY HOME ESSENTIALS
For me, one of the "givens" is a fireplace.  I don't know about you, but every single holiday commercial I see has a family … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: The Best Door County Homes for the Holidays 2020 - 12/10/20 10:13 AM
Best Door County Homes for the Holidays 2020
What do you think of when you think of "Home for the Holidays"?  We've been running our "Home for the Holidays" Instagram posts since 12/1/2020, and we'll start our Twelve Days of Door County very shortly, too, but when you specifically think of a holiday home, what are you looking for?  Because these homes can be YOURS for the holidays in 2021 (available NOW to start your 2021 plans).
 
HOLIDAY HOME ESSENTIALS
For me, one of the "givens" is a fireplace.  I don't know about you, but every single holiday commercial I see has a family … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: New Construction Updates from Door County, Wisconsin - 11/10/20 01:06 PM
New Construction Updates
from Door County, Wisconsin
 
Greetings from Door County!  The recent, balmy December AND January weather has made outside holiday decorating (and un-decorating) a breeze, but all good things must come to an end....which makes us eagerly anticipate the 2021 season, which will be here before you know it.  Open water, blue skies, your favorite attractions---everything you LOVE about Door County.
However, with all of the recent fine weather, our developers have been busy completing new construction, and the past several days have allowed them to get things done that are generally difficult to do in winter.  We still have two … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County is gearing up to welcome you to our 2020 season - 05/11/20 12:19 PM
Door County is gearing up
to welcome you to our 2020 season
Make 2020 the year you own a piece of the Door
 
We are very anxiously awaiting your safe return to Door County.  Nearly all of our businesses are open with curb-side service and/or online shopping, and we're all spending a lot of time in the State, County, Town and Village parks social distancing in the sunshine.  We're ready to turn off Netflix and welcome you with open arms...from a distance.
 
Real Time Sister Bay Marina May 2020
 
 
 
With ample area for so many silent sports, including boating, kayaking, hiking, fishing, swimming, biking and … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Real Estate and MaryKay Shumway - 02/22/20 11:45 AM
Door County Real Estate and MaryKay Shumway
 
If you follow Door County, Wisconsin real estate-related matters, you've seen my name on signs from Nasawaupee to Northport over the past 15 years.  If you don't follow Door County real estate and are looking for someone in the industry, please allow me to introduce myself!
 
I've been a Wisconsin Licensed real estate Broker since 2004, and during that time, I have built my reputation on honesty, integrity and trust, working with people from around the nation and around the globe.  I'm known as a hard worker, as someone that is constantly upping the bar for … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: 4 Tips for Buying your Door County home--from a distance - 04/15/19 11:21 AM
It's much more than just being able to sign electronically and view listings online.  Here are some tips on how to find the RIGHT Door County property as your second home or new forever home.
Chances are, if you’re looking for a primary or secondary home in Door County, you’re ready for a change of scenery.  And if you’re considering buying property in a Door County as a second home, you probably have a lot of questions about the process. Will you have to fly in to the Ephraim airport (joke--you'd use Austin Straubel in Green Bay) every weekend to look at properties? … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Experts Predict Seller Market will Continue in 2019 - 01/05/19 11:13 AM
Experts predict the current Seller Market (which even impacts Door County) will continue in 2019.
 
Thanks to a historic inventory crisis, rising home prices, and stiff competition for properties (especially Door County waterfront property and most condominiums), the vast majority of markets across the US currently favor sellers. And according to most experts, it looks like that trend is going to continue.
 
Door County Waterfront Properties
tend to sell quickly because of supply vs. demand
 
 
Most of my readers check Trulia and Zillow on a regular basis. According to a recent survey from Zillow, 76% of experts surveyed said they didn't expect to see national market conditions … (3 comments)

door county buyer agent: Ten Great Reasons to work with a LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker - 02/12/18 02:34 PM
Ten Great Reasons to work with a
LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker
 
Door County real estate agents and brokers have watched a very disturbing trend over the past two years, and I'm reaching out for public safety to the consumer to advise you of same.
During the past two years, we've seen an incredible influx of NON-MLS agents coming into the Door County market to solicit both listings and, more importantly, acting as Buyer Representatives in an area of the State that they do not represent or have knowledge of.  
 
What does "Non-MLS Agent" mean?  It means that the agent or broker does … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: 2018 Door County Homes and Condominiums for Sale: DEALS ISSUE - 12/31/17 10:04 AM
2018 Door County Homes and Condominiums for Sale:
2017 YEAR END DEALS ISSUE
 
So we've reached the end of 2017, but your Door County dream property is still firmly in your mind as a goal for 2018.  We can help.  For the fourth year in a row, we've exampled our MLS, our listings and the year end sales.  Analyzing these things, we've carefully set out our picks for the spring deals for 2018, giving you time to ACT NOW before the market swings back into full capacity here. 
You know how to beat the crowds--contact us before March---and here are the homes, … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: How to Buy a Home in Door County, Wisconsin---Or Anywhere, USA - 12/29/17 12:08 PM
This may sound like a rather simple headline---but in the past month, I've had two couples approach me that haven't purchased a home since they bought their primary residences several DECADES ago.  I also had a lovely couple SELLING their first home (and they were both in their 80s, it was their first sales experience) last summer (and we sold it quickly).  Now these new Buyer families (that haven't purchased in decades) want to purchase second home properties in Door County.  This post is about how to buy a home in Door County, Wisconsin.  Our steps here will be different from … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Hey, You're NOT The Listing Agent! - 12/05/17 12:28 PM
How do my customers find me?  I do take listings, and you may contact me on my listings--however, a number of people find me and work with me because they want an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) work for them to help them find the perfect Door County property.  The following blog does an excellent job of explaining HOW TO FIND THE BEST AGENT IN AN AREA.  If you want to work with Door County's best, please contact me.  Accredited Buyer Representation.  Certified Residential Specialist.  And a Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (true).   Whether I'm working as your Door County Listing Agent … (2 comments)

 
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