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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Is This Property a Junkyard or a Residential Lot?   When you show a land parcel to prospective buyers, sometimes it can be hard to tell what the owner (or past owner) was thinking when they decided to turn their property into a dumping ground for old cars, trailers, motor homes, boats, used appli...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Beware of Phony Home Inspection Services   We've run into more than one instance lately of construction tradespeople claiming to offer "home inspection services" to prospective buyers.  In each situation, it turned out that the person performing the inspection had no credentials, no certification...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Successful, Educated Homebuyers may be Put Off by Amateurish Marketing   I remember a speaker at a luxury homes conference in Florida cautioning us that amateurish, clumsy print or internet marketing may be a real turn-off for the upper bracket homebuyer.  And every now and then, I see an ad or f...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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SOLD 3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe WI, Listed by Madeline Island Realty   Another Madeline Island Realty listing SOLD – A Big Bay Road waterfront home offering sand beach with fifty-four acres of recreational land, plus three hundred feet of prime sandy swimming beach frontage.   This property list...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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In Praise of the Homely House   We've all witnessed the efforts of a real estate agent who is trying desperately to market a homely house.  By "homely", I mean a house which looks tired, dated, even "long in the tooth" from a visual standpoint.  It's tough to photograph a homely-looking dwelling ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Word Gets Around   I received a voicemail first thing this morning from a Madeline Island property owner who has decided to sell his fine waterfront home.  He wasn't comparison shopping for a listing broker, nor was he trying to make a choice based solely upon the "lowest commission and highest s...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Never Underestimate the Power of Lake Superior   The video below tells the story of what happened on Madeline Island two days ago.  We're told that the storm which struck the Island on Wednesday tore as many as sixty crib docks off the shore.       During the ferry crossing from Bayfield, Wiscons...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Tell Me Again That Statistics Have No Meaning Our Wisconsin real estate company, Madeline Island Realty, achieved another milestone recently.  Our virtual tour statistics indicate that our real estate virtual tour photographs have received over a quarter of a million views in the past four year...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  How to Recognize Our Madeline Island Realty Signs   Customers appear to be easily confused by the various "Real Estate For Sale" signs on Madeline Island.  I was showing homes yesterday on the Island and a customer asked me, "can we take a look at that house down the road today?  It's one of yo...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Seller Asks What it Will Take to Get His Home Sold   This is a question which we receive from determined and motivated sellers fairly often.  The answer may not be perceived as good news by a seller, but it's a truthful reply. When a prospective buyer sees the value in what you're selling, and th...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Sellers, Keep an Eye on Your Competition   Sellers, if you don't think you have competition out there, think again. Start by taking a look at your price bracket.  This season we have seen a significant number of homes enter the market priced between $500,000 and $750,000 on Madeline Island (and e...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Current Pending Sales by Madeline Island Realty   Now that we've reached the end of August, an updated real estate Market Report seems appropriate.   As of today, August 28, the following Madeline Island Realty listings are Pending:   3752 Big Bay Road, LaPointe Wisconsin 2231 North Shore Road, L...
By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9663
(Woodland Management Service)
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Ashland County Fair, August 28th to Sept 1st 2014; dont miss the memories When I was a kid the fair was the event that we waited for all summer. A time to get away from the farm for a few days, see our friends, maybe take along a special girl. Also a time to show off our skills with 4-H and FFA ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Sellers Want Higher Prices This Year - Will the Market Cooperate?   It's that time of year again, and real estate agents and brokers are hearing from new clients who wish to list their home for sale.  Along with that seasonal surge in newly-listed properties hitting the market, we're also findi...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Reasons Why We Post our Pending and Sold Listings on our Blog   I've noticed that we seem to be the only area real estate firm in Ashland and Bayfield Counties that routinely publishes our "Sale Pending" and "SOLD" properties.  A few clients have asked us why we do this.   We're proud of our re...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  April 2014 Real Estate Market Status Report - Madeline Island   2014 has gotten off to a brisk start in the Madeline Island real estate market, with four closed sales in the first three and one-half months of the year.  This has unquestionably been our busiest winter since 2006, particularly in...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Three Tips to Help Get Your Madeline Island Vacant Land Parcel Sold   We receive phone calls from owners of vacant land parcels on a regular basis.  This season, I'd say that vacant vacant land inquiries from owners wishing to sell are at the top of the list.   If you follow this blog, you've n...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  Don't Count on Riding the Madeline Island Ferry Until After Easter   The Ashland Daily Press  has made it official (via the Madeline Island Ferry Line) that travelers to and from Madeline Island should not expect to see ferry service resume until after Easter, at the earliest.  The demise of th...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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  American Home Shield Really Came Through for One of Our Clients   I like to write about good  news whenever possible!   We learned recently that one of our Madeline Island Realty buyer clients needed help with an issue that was fortunately covered under their home warranty policy with American ...
By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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    Long-Term Unsold Listings - Why Are These Homes Not Selling?   What causes some homes to sit on the market for over a year, sometimes two or even three years without an offer?  And why do other homes seem to get snapped up in a much shorter time period?   I call these perennial listings, beca...

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