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)

door county buyer agent: Giving Thanks: I'm Thankful I'm a Door County Realtor - 11/19/17 11:39 AM
I'm Thankful I'm a Door County Realtor
 
January will mark my 15th year in this industry, which is approximately 1/3rd of my life.  In spite of this, every week I learn something new.  I'm lucky enough to practice my craft in Door County, Wisconsin.
 
Door County is one of the most picturesque places in the world, and I'm not kidding.  Unfortunately, one can begin to take that beauty for granted.  I get to look at the beauty anew each time I list a home in this area---from rural farms to waterfront luxury homes.  And that VIEW---a peninsula surrounded by water with over 300 miles of … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Real Estate and My Best Business Practices - 08/17/17 01:58 PM
The year was 2003.  I had decided to part ways from a family-owned business that was generating a lot of stress in my life, and, believe it or not, I had never even considered real estate as a career.  
 
We used to walk every evening through our neighborhood and I had noticed more and more real estate signs (remember, 2002-2003 was the steep climb upward) and my husband asked me if I thought it was something that I'd be interested in.  I wasn't sure, I thought I'd probably go back into some legal-related practice, but the more I thought about it … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Shumway voted President of Door County Board of Realtors 2017 - 01/11/17 03:14 PM
Shumway voted President of
Door County Board of Realtors 2017
 
It has been a busy week, with showings, a few snags that I had to unsnarl on some transactions, but a lot of it was preparing for today.
 
Well, not all of it.  We managed to take Sunday off to have some fun at Lambeau Field watching the Green Bay Packers proceed farth into the play-offs...and despite freezing, freezing temperatures, it was SO much fun.
 
Crank it up to 12!!
Took a day off at the Frozen Tundra
and enjoyed the first freeze of the Bay
 
The rest of the week was business as usual except for today. … (3 comments)

door county buyer agent: Ten Reasons to use me as your LOCAL Door County Real Estate Broker - 02/01/16 05:15 AM
Real estate is all about introducing homes to buyers and sellers, and it's important that you use a local brokerage and a local real estate expert.  There is nowhere that it is more important to use a local, experienced and professional agent than in a niche market like Door County, which is divided into specific territories (Lake side and Bay side, Northern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door).  
        
What are the ten best reasons to use ME as
your LOCAL Door County real estate broker?  
 
1.  LOCAL MEANS EXCEPTIONAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE.  I've represented properties from Nasawaupee to Northport, … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Do You Want to Buy a Vacation Home in Door County, WI? - 01/06/15 04:06 AM
Do you want to buy a second home or a vacation home in Door County, Wisconsin?  Unlike other parts of the nation, we still have ample inventory and our 2014 statistics show gently-declining prices.  With those factors, 2015 is going to be a great time to buy a second home in Door County.    Who are our buyers in 2015?  We have provided an analysis of people we assisted throughout 2014 and those we are currently working with for a purchase in 2015 below.  Do you fit one of our profiles?   Please let me help you in your search for a Door County vacation … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Property Search: Search the Door County MLS for Free - 11/01/14 07:54 AM

The Door County MLS Search: If you are a repeat visitor to Door County, you've probably thought about the concept of purchasing a second home here, or purchasing some vacant land for a future dream home, or possibly about the idea of a condominium purchase (especially if you are renting a nice one for your visit).  Everyone loves a Door County vacation, and vacations turn into traditions with many visitors.
However, MOST first or second-time visitors don't always know where they are when they are visiting on the Door Peninsula.  As an example:  One of our most popular vacation destinations is Fish Creek, with … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Home Buying Tips for Door County Properties for Sale - 04/19/14 04:09 AM
How do you know you're ready to buy a Door County property?
It's simple.  You're ready to turn your Door County vacations into something a little bit more permanent. Or maybe even REALLY permanent.
You've done your homework.... and now you're ready to purchase a home, condominium or some vacant land for sale in Door County.  You're ready to make a long term commitment to Door County, Wisconsin.
Before you start your search, let me help.
I have assisted hundreds of Buyers find the Door County property that is perfect for their family's unique circumstances.  Are you looking for a low-mainentance Door … (1 comments)

door county buyer agent: FAQ: Do I need a Buyer's Agent to buy property in Door County, WI? - 01/24/14 11:05 PM
FAQ for Door County Real Estate:  Do I need a Buyer Agent to buy property in Door County, Wisconsin? 
Short answer:  No, you do not.  You can work with the agent of the Seller, but that means the Seller is representing his or her client--you will be respresented as a "customer".
Long answer:  A Buyer Agent works for YOU under an exclusive agency contract.  Sometimes, signing a contract prior to a sales contract can make a Buyer nervous.  However, a BUYER AGENT signs that contract to REPRESENT YOU and to work in your BEST INTEREST to procure a Door County property---a … (2 comments)

door county buyer agent: Tips for Buying a Home in Door County, Wisconsin - 12/03/13 12:46 AM
“Adapt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the most fascinating aspects of Door County is its incredibly unique natural beauty. A peninsula surrounded by hundreds of miles of shoreline. Towering pine forests. Beautiful ash and pine-covered bluffs. If you’re patient, you may see things here that you have only dreamed of.
If you view this property every day, you may learn to take it for granted. That is why the visitors and residents to the Door Peninsula are so truly lucky. Our Lake Michigan side is uniquely different from the faster paces of … (3 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Real Estate: Looking for a Bargain? - 08/18/13 03:56 AM
Door County Real Estate:  Looking for a Bargain?  Find an agent that knows the area inventory.
 
This year, bargains come in all price points, from 2 bedroom 1 bath homes priced at $123,900 overlooking a golf course, to luxury condominiums on the shore to vacant lots that are priced to sell.
 
Over the past two months, I have combed the Door County MLS, toured properties, shown buyers property nonstop, and I can say with utter certainty---I know what's on our market, and what has good location, condition and price.
 
I can also tell you if good location and price … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Ellison Bay Home is Reduced and SOLD--Hybrid Listings in Door County - 05/15/13 11:18 PM
Door County Real Estate:  Ellison Bay Home is Reduced and SOLD.  
Over my career, I have had the opportunity to list many "hybrid" listings---one of a kind homes that need a special buyer. 
This week, a lucky couple got our reduced Timberline Farm...5 bedrooms 2 1/2 baths, nearly FIFTY ACRES and a pond...free-stall barn and other outbuildings. 
Listed at $299,900...SOLD for $275,000.  What an incredible deal!
What is a "hybrid" listing?   A one-of a kind property.  A hybrid listing won't have many comparables, because it will be a truly unique for the market.  It could be size, type of … (0 comments)

door county buyer agent: Door County Buyer's Agent: Local Realtor vs. Trulia or Zillow - 05/02/13 05:07 AM
Door County Buyer's Agent:  Why work with a local Door County Realtor in the age of Zillow and Trulia?  Can't you begin your search online without a Realtor?
Answer:  Yes and no.  No search engine can provide 100% accurate information, and while a picture tells a thousand words, a local Accredited Buyer Represented will know the TRUE Door County real estate market and much more about the local area.  Have you ever had a Buyer Representative screen properties for you prior to seeing them?  You'll save hours of time with a knowleageable buyer agent who knows the local market.
A computer … (0 comments)

 
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