A Neighborhood Realtor..What does that REALLY Mean ?

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

. We are enjoying a wonderfully busy forth quarter with business planned into next year...taking time to be a little social ...plugging in to our networks ...updating mailing lists...etc....the routine systems maintenance of running a business...and keeping it running.

    It came to our attention...that a "creative" developer has plans for a huge apartment complex that will impact parts of three cities..literally our own backyard being one of them.  The west side of the street that is New Berlinbehind our house is in New Berlin and Waukesha county. the east side of the street is Milwaukee county and the cities vary traveling north and south including Hales Corners and Greenfield. Because of the size of the lots and property boundaries...there are some homes that have part of their lots in more than one city.

  There is a winding "path" of wooded land that extends from 124th Street at the 5000 block south and continues east.  You can see the clearings as you travel east down Edgerton Avenute from 124th Street to 108th Street. The woods provides a natural backdrop for the surrounding homes ....and is home to a variety of wildlife as well. 

  The proposed Senior apartment development called "The Grove" would destroy 12.5 acres of this peaceful wooded area...and create traffic congestion....mix the use of the now quiet single family area with rental property and we  believe as a result...depreciate the value of the homes in the area that are very well kept and homeowners enjoy the solace and natural beauty that currently exists.

    Renderings have been done but at this juncture, the required rezoning and public hearings have not begun. We see it as our obligation to make residents of the area aware of this possible impact and make their voices heard to prevent this plan from endangering their property values. 

      The first mailing hit the mail box this weekend for the residents of Country Estates (our subdivision) and neighboring subdivision, Nicolet Hales CornersWoods.  We will continue to penetrate the neighboring communities of Hales Corners and Greenfield with snail mail as well as thru Social Media and neighborhood facebook groups. Residents have inveted hundreds of thousands of dollars in building and maintaining homes in this area and need to make their voices heard.

   We contacted the Alderman in Greenfield for the district in which the planned development would be built. He was not in favor of this construction that the residents see as DESTRUCTION. His recommendation was to have residents address concerns to: 


Ms Kristi Johnson, Community Development Manager, Greenfield City Hall, 7325 W.Forest Home Ave., Greenfield, WI 53220.  PHONE: 414  329 5342 Email: Kristi.Johnson@GreenfieldWI.Us 


Please Residents of New Berlin, Greenfield and Hales Corners...SHARE this information...let your voices be heard...your email read and letters received....Protect and Preserve your home's value NOW and for the future.

   If you have any questions...need further research or information.. ...Call Sally K. & David L. Hanson,Broker Associates with EXP Realty: Office: 414 525 0563 Email: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net . We are honored to be of service for all things real estate .



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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson I've witnessed every builder I've ever worked with go through that similar scenario and they were all approved.... in several cases they needed to sue the town for preventing them from developing their land....and they won.... this is typical.... if there's a need for this type of housing, the town will eventually have to approve it....abutters always challenge a developer....

Nov 03, 2019 02:58 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I don't think that is the case here...the council is not in favor and it is not a parcel of land development it winds thru residential neighborhoods Barbara Todaro  and there are many alternative senior complexes in the area This 12.5 acres winds a beautiful nature path....I don''t believe that will happen...we have been successful in defeating other "improbements"" A few years ago a bike path which residents would have been required to maintain and had the same sort of ":snake like pattern" was defeated when we spearheaded this effort. Never underestimate the power of the voice of the people....I know it works !


Nov 03, 2019 03:18 AM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

You again?  I mean...

There is a realtor who used to live in our neighborhood and we were his "farm."  He moved away but still does his mailings to us, very often, and still gets lots of listings.

We are all collectively not in favor of the desire of county planners to over develop our area.  But real estate is still real estate. 

And the beat goes on.

Nov 03, 2019 03:59 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sally. You and David are doing the right thing by letting neighbors know what is going on! Many, without your help, are likely oblivious! Enjoy your day!

Nov 03, 2019 04:33 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That sounds like destruction to me as well, I hope that the powers that be will make them build elsewhere.

Nov 03, 2019 05:58 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - being in and understanding neighborhoods is a part of truly being "local".  That expert voice knows the beaten paths as well as streets and paths that mean so much to residents in the area.  

Nov 03, 2019 06:19 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Sally. This is direct and to the point and I hope you get a lot of response locally.

Nov 03, 2019 06:29 AM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh good luck, I'll be pulling for you. However, like Barbara, we have seen far too many cases get approved at the cost of wildlife and peaceful, green spaces. Be sure to keep us updated, I'm always saddened when I see wildlife habitat destroyed over and over again. 

Nov 03, 2019 06:57 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sally and David.

I am wishing you great success in keeping this project from happening.  I love the campaign you are on.  A

Nov 03, 2019 09:31 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Sally and David - being a neighborheed realtor carries many roles including protecting the value of the community.

Nov 03, 2019 02:46 PM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home buyers and home sellers will be in very good hands when they seek your advice and use your professional real estate services.

Nov 03, 2019 03:03 PM #13
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David I hope a reasonable agreement can be reached with that developer.  The town cannot keep the developer from developing his land, but it can make sure it is done in a manor that respects what surrounds the development.

Nov 03, 2019 03:36 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- when we left Delray, there was a proposed multi-family project that was being proposed. Nearby residents were not in favor because of the added traffic that it would bring. Standing by to hear what happens with your project. 

Nov 03, 2019 05:19 PM #15
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

I wonder, how many will actually respond to the proposal.

Nov 04, 2019 12:09 AM #16
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sally/David, I hope they will have their voices heard. I know you are spreading the word as neighborhood Realtor's, and others should follow your lead!

Nov 04, 2019 05:06 AM #17
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have to agree with Barbara Todaro . I see people post on forums about stopping a builder or stopping a developer. Unless one is highly involved in the city council, it is probably too late by the time you hear about a new development. I've seen a few change slightly but, not stopped.

Dec 03, 2019 04:03 AM #18
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

i think from all signs we see at this point...there will be a stop...lots of twists and turns in this one Carla Freund ...involvement with the DNR, re-zoning along very "clumsy" albeit irregular boundaries...Fat Lady has not yet cleared her throat..stay tuned :) !

Dec 03, 2019 05:18 AM #19
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Have been through a similar scenario in our former home, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... after doing our homework, a zoning and promises of an area "never being developed" spurred our decision to buy and build in our specific street.  Fast-forward less than a decade and ... you can guess the rest.  I wish you luck with your pursuit ... I am with you in spirit ...


Dec 03, 2019 08:06 AM #20
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