selling your door county home: Home Improvements that make a BIG Difference when selling your home - 04/11/19 01:02 PM
Home improvement is one of the key factors most real estate experts consider when selling your Door County home or condominium. It is an inevitable aspect, which can increase the resale value of a property significantly, especially with the improvement of the exterior parts of the homestead. However, many people do not know how to enhance the value of their homes. That is why we are sharing some tim tips on how to increase your Door County property value by enhancing its exterior appeal.
1. Work on the Front Door
The front door is the focal point of a home’s visual appeal. A … (1 comments)

selling your door county home: Why listings don't last: Pricing your Door County home to Sell - 11/11/18 12:51 PM
Some gentle listing advice:
Door County property Sellers, I’m not pricing your property to LIST, I’m pricing your property to SELL.  This post is about pricing your property to sell quickly—and why we do it—to get you the most money in the least amount of time possible.
One of my biggest fears is the Seller that comes with unrealistic expectations based on market conditions from “before” or the “expert knowledge” they have gleaned from other sources, including the dreaded Zestimate (which can be so horrifically inaccurate).  That’s the Seller that is relying … (0 comments)

selling your door county home: Door County Referrals: Pick the RIGHT Door County LOCAL Agent - 03/08/18 01:34 PM
Buyers: Tips to Picking the RIGHT
Door County LOCAL (or Referral) Agent
When you buy a property, you either develop a good relationship with your agent or you don't.  And our longevity (as agents and brokers) depends on good relationships, which includes referrals from agents in any out-of-Door-County neighborhood, to an actual Door County agent--a Door County expert that can fully help with a purchase or a sale of a Door County property.
Please allow me to explain:
Door County, Wisconsin is a second home, resport community like no other.  We specialize in waterfront and water view.
I have lived and worked in many … (4 comments)

selling your door county home: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Door County Real Estate Market listings - 07/31/17 02:40 PM
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Door County Real Estate
Market Listings
How do you price your Door County property to sell?  One of my team members, and I found ourselves in an unfortunate position last week, and it's something we all see in the real estate market.  We all have the occasional "ugly" home in our inventory--something that is very dated or simply neglected---and if it is priced correctly, it does sell (and may sell very quickly at the right price).  
Recently I received a call from an elderly gentleman who had decided, with his wife, that it has become time to sell … (0 comments)

selling your door county home: What a REALTOR does for a Seller - 10/26/15 10:55 AM
While we list and sell Door County properties, Mimi Foster has done an exceptional job of capturing the essence of what goes into the listing and sale of any real estate in Door County on listing and selling homes.  While we would add or delete a few items, this list is definitely a great indication of the work that goes into listing and selling your Door County home. 
For information on Door County Real Estate for sale, contact us today at
Why should a SELLER use the services of a REALTOR®?
There is often a lack of understanding of what REALTORS® do … (1 comments)

selling your door county home: How to Price your Door County Home for a SALE - 08/02/15 02:02 AM
How I can price your Door County home for a SALE:
Over the past year, I've been lucky enough to list and SELL several new listings, and the rule of thumb for pricing your home in Door County (and elsewhere) as always been:  location, condition, price--and comparable sales in a twenty mile radius.  This can be especially challenging with commercial properties for sale, as every business is different.
This year, I'm adding something that has been missing from listing prices in the past several years in Door County, and that is:  CHECK THE ASSESSOR BILL and give it a LOT of leverage as to … (1 comments)

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Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

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