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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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See our Madeline Island Realty ad in the Island Gazette on March 24th As of the end of 2017, we completed our sixth consecutive year in which we made at least one Madeline Island/Bayfield sale at or above $500,000. And in the last eight years, we made nine upper-bracket sales between $500,000 and...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Problems with Madeline Island Maps on the Web Three years ago, while we were updating our website, we discovered something on Bing and Open Street maps (Open Street maps are used by MapQuest and have been used in the past by Snapchat and Foursquare). The problem was that Madeline Island was depic...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Amazon's "Agent NEO" app Could be a Game Changer for Real Estate Agents Inman News is talking about this. I haven't seen it mentioned on Active Rain yet, but it's certainly getting attention elsewhere. And if you've missed it, you might benefit from doing a little research. Agent NEO is Amazon's ...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Why Do So Many Buyers of a Summer Home Wait Until Autumn to Buy? Real Estate agents who sell recreational properties ("summer homes" or "vacation homes") witness this phenomenon every year. In our service area, the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior (also referred to as the "South Shore") buyers ty...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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 MLS Consolidation On the Way & What it Means to Consumers & Agents To paraphrase the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, "the only constant (in real estate) is change". And if national real estate experts have anything to say about it, we are looking at another incoming wave of change in the way we de...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Madeline Island Real Estate Buyers Picking up Late Season Bargains Almost every year, we see a late-season surge of home buying on Madeline Island and throughout the Apostle Islands area. 2016 has been no exception. Home buyers and vacant land shoppers who began looking months ago have finally go...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Words of Appreciation From a Client in Hawaii One of our seller clients who resides on the Island of Maui wrote us today with a very kind testimonial. She wrote, "Eric Kodner of Madeline Island Realty was very helpful to us in selling our Madeline Island waterfront home, especially appreciated si...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Craigslist Rental Scam Complaint Reported to Police on Madeline Island In our Madeline Island Real Estate Blog, we've tried to warn readers about the perils of using Craigslist to advertise properties for sale or for rent. And we also routinely warn consumers about the lack of safety or consumer ...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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A Crib Dock Can Add Value to Your Waterfront Property Shoreline In our geographic area in northwest Wisconsin (the Apostle Islands region of Lake Superior), it's not uncommon to see what are sometimes described as "permanent docks" or "crib docks" along the shoreline.  Among the twenty-one Apostl...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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NEW Statistics on Luxury Home Sales in Bayfield WI & on Madeline Island The most recent stats on luxury home sales for the Madeline Island (La Pointe, Wisconsin) and Bayfield, Wisconsin area have been updated and are now available. At Madeline Island Realty, we're particularly proud to report tha...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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A Damp and Musty Smell in the House Cost This Owner a Sale This happened just a couple of weeks ago.  Prospective buyers (clients of mine) were viewing a waterfront vacation home listing in our area and they appeared to be close to making an offer.   Following a third showing of the property, the...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Pricing second homes/vacation homes is often more complex and more challenging than putting a price on a primary home. Seller motivations are different, time frames are different, even the level of urgency is different.The most recent edition of The Residential Specialist magazine (pubished by CR...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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The Perils of Showing North Country Vacation Homes in March When you list and show vacation properties, especially during winter and early spring months in the northern United States, doing the job properly requires a certain amount of fortitude. After packing your car (or SUV) with warm clothes,...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Seller Error Number One: Telling an Agent What You Need  for Your Home This is probably the most common mistake sellers make when listing their home for sale.  The seller begins the conversation with "I need $500,000 for my home".  The reasons are invariably illogical.  The seller says, "I need t...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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The Essential Elements of a Shared Driveway Agreement Shared driveways and roadways are popular in our market area (Madeline Island and Bayfield, Wisconsin) for a number of reasons.  Fewer driveways along a stretch of county or town road means a more pristine appearance to a residential neighborh...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Ours May Possibly be the Only Beachfront Real Estate Office on Lake Superior To our knowledge, Madeline Island Realty enjoys the only beachfront residential real estate office on Lake Superior. If that is true, it would be quite a distinction, as Lake Superior has over 2700 linear miles of shorel...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Fifteen Years Since Our Office First Joined a Multiple Listing Service I remember quite well the day that our company, Madeline Island Realty, became the first real estate brokerage on Madeline Island to join a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). It was at the beginning of 2001 that I begain having d...

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
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Here's Why  We Prepare Market Reports for our Readers Regular market reports offer an opportunity to educate sellers and buyers about trends in the current real estate market in a particular area. The phrase, "real estate is local" might be better expressed as "real estate markets  are local".  A...

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