Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transcontinental Transaction

Referrals are the highest compliment I ever receive, so I was thrilled when a friend called to put me in touch with her friends who had a condo to sell.  It was a sweet condo for sale in a darling little condominium complex complete with an in-unit laundry area and a cute balcony off of the dining room.

We set about getting the condo ready for sale, we signed paperwork and prepared marketing material We did a little staging, took great photos and I wrote a description to grab the attention of buyers.  We were all set!  The condo was on the market.

A week or so later, I received a call from another Realtor who had recently showed the condo to a buyer who was ready to make an offer.  Sweet!   Here’s the funny part: I was in Florida at the time.  The seller (my client) was in Minnesota. The buyer was in New York.  The buyer’s agent was in Seattle.  This was going to be a transcontinental transaction!  No problem!

With today’s technology (we love it and we hate it, don’t we?), this would be a snap.  Paperwork was completed, phone calls were made, negotiations took place, documents were signed and the condo was sold!  Between cell phones calls, texts, digital signature programs and e-mail the whole process was straight forward and seamless.  The seller was thrilled!  The buyer was elated!  And the other Realtor and I were happy to have a positive, painless experience that produced happy clients.

Perhaps you know a friend or relative that needs to buy or sell a property while not in Madison.  It’s a piece of cake with technology.  Have them give me a call at 608-333-4406.  Hassle free, cross-country transactions can be trouble-free and fun!  In fact, I may leave town just so I can be involved in another one!  As always, I’m happy to help!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hey neighbors!  One of the most popular posts on this blog is the area homes sales report.  It makes sense, you want to know what's happening in your neighborhood. 

Sales continue to be strong and interest rates are still low, a win-win!  So, without further adieu, below are the home sales on the near west side of Madison during the month of April.  As always, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail, text or give me a call if you want specific information on a property.  Happy to help!

April 2014 Home Sales

2202 Regent St
61 Cherokee Cir Unit 103
625 N Segoe Rd Unit 904
5405 Trempealeau Trl
4721 Ames St
4714 Mineral Point Rd
1413 Stemp Ter
5205 Fairway Dr
5009 Odana Rd
6010 Hammersley Rd
53 S Midvale Blvd
6532 Offshore Dr
201 Larkin St
229 Carillon Dr
121 Frigate Dr
2127 Regent St
3311 Topping Rd
4121 Winnemac Ave
3100 Lake Mendota Dr Apt 701
15 Merlham Dr
6405 Woodington Way
5530 Terre Haute Ave
5 Mark Twain St
1029 High St
13 N Rosa Rd
$244,720 *
2 S Midvale Blvd
2616 Kendall Ave
2039 Irwin Pl
309 Forest St
$199,500 *
906 Hampshire Pl
10 S Spooner St
555 S Midvale Blvd Unit 223
2546 Kendall Ave
3714 Hammersley Ave
2909 Stevens St
6613 Berkshire Rd

* Prices are estimated. Actual sales price unavailable.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

June Dairy Month

Wisconsin natives and transplants alike know that June is synonymous with dairy month.  All month, the state celebrates the dairying and cheese making heritage that is truly Wisconsin.

If you are looking to take in some June Dairy Month activities, there are several to choose from.  The month kicks off with the long-held tradition of Cows on the Concourse on June 7th.  Bovine beauties are on display around the Capitol square where kids and adults can get up close to the cows and calves from local dairy farms.

The annual Dane County Breakfast on the Farm this year is scheduled for June 14th from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Zander Dairy Farm in Mount Horeb.

Travel a little further from home to take in the Beer, Bacon and Cheese Festival June 14th in New Glarus or the Reedsburg Butter Festival June 9-14th.

However you decide to celebrate the heritage that is dairying in Wisconsin, here's hoping it's Dairylicious!  For a complete list of dairy activities during June