Staff Spotlight - Lake Country!

(Published on - 3/20/2017 6:44:46 PM)


Welcome to our Lake Country Office!



Set in the heart of Lake Country, our Hartland Office is home to many Sales Executives as well as an incredible front desk team.  The moment you walk in, you are greeted by smiling faces, pleasant surroundings and soothing music. This atmosphere is cultivated by two exceptional Front Desk team members who serve our Sales Executives and their clients in this location.

Angela Riemer serves as a Front Desk Service Associates in the Hartland office. She has a hat for every outfit and a talent of taking care of the people that surround her, not only when at work but in her personal life as well.  She has been, and continues to be, an anchor for the office, a valued member of our Leadership Team and a trained Certified Marketing Executive with Realty Executives International. When asked what she truly enjoys about her role, she says “my co-workers feel like old friends and I love being able to come to work to see their smiling faces every day”. This company truly has an at home, family feel and you’ll know it the minute you walk in the door. The look on the faces of the Executives and their clients when a transaction closes is one thing that makes Angela smile, “moments like this are what make my job rewarding, because I know that I played a small part in it” she says. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family which surrounds her with love and support in her dreams and passions. A few of which are photography, DIY projects and renovations on their new house. She or her daughters are always mid creating something interesting!


Kimmy Seipel, our other Front Desk Service Associate in this location, recently told me that “the generosity that the Executives and other office members have shown me is out of this world” and it’s true. This way of being gushes from our staff and our Executives and is woven in the threads of who we are. Our front desk team embodies this generous spirit as they greet people and serve the Executives. If generosity is the thread, opportunity is the heartbeat of our company and Kimmy has been eager to grow since her start at the front desk. Having recently completed her Certified Marketing Executive training through Realty Executives International, she has the knowledge base to equip our Sales Executives in our proprietary suite of technology tools called PrimeAgent. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, boyfriend and her dog Otis.  She has also begun to pick up cooking, so be sure to swing in and ask her what her current favorite recipe is!  Kimmy is also a self-proclaimed travel bug, “I love seeing the world and what it all has to offer” she says.

The foundation of our Hartland office is a strong one that these ladies build upon every day. We invite you to stop in, say hello and share your story with us.

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Executive Feature - Pam Burki

(Published on - 3/17/2017 2:05:34 PM)

Pam Burki: An East Troy Anchor with a Passion for Helping Others


Upon first meeting Pam Burki, words like humble, sincere and wise immediately come to mind. This active community leader has been in real estate since 1990, serving East Troy and the surrounding areas with knowledge and expertise. Having opened a Realty Executives Integrity office in the East Troy community over eleven years ago, Pam found the timing could not have been more perfect. She recalls, “A friend had connected me with the Broker/Owner, Dale Schaechterle, about opening a new location in East Troy. Several acquaintances at Integrity were heavy hitters in the East Troy area and individuals in the industry who I respected and looked up to over the years.” Since that time, Pam has been the anchor of our East Troy office, serving not only as our Designated Realtor, but also a trusted member of the community.


Pam and husband, Bill

After making the transition to Realty Executives Integrity, Pam could take her business and community influence to new levels. Pam has plenty of insights to share when asked about giving back to the local community. She is constantly networking within her community by volunteering, organizing events and meeting new people. In fact, all her lead generation comes from referrals, repeat customers, and actively serving the town of East Troy. It would be a difficult task to find a member of the East Troy community that doesn’t know Pam Burki. Often at the mention of her name, you will be met with a smile and hear sentiments shared about her character and integrity.

It’s obvious how much Pam cares when you hear her specifically share what she’s involved in locally. “I have served on East Troy Chamber of Commerce Board, volunteered for community events such as ‘Corn & Brat Roast’ and ‘East Troy Bluegrass Festival’, chaired ‘East Troy Community Expo’, and our office recently was a host of artwork for the ‘1st annual Art Walk in East Troy.’ Currently, I also serve on the Chamber Scholarship Committee, the Parish Council Board for St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and the Stewardship Committee at St Peter’s.” It is quite clear that Pam’s investment to her local community and her clients are second to none. 

When asked about her favorite part of real estate, this experienced leader speaks simply and from the heart. “I love helping people! I love meeting new clients. My favorite part of working in this business is making the dreams of home ownership come true for families and seeing them grow.” Pam then adds with a bit of candor and humor, “Plus, I am very organized and kind of a control freak, so this job suits me well as I run my business on my own terms.” This heart and charm are just a few of the reasons for her incredible success in this industry.

As a local expert in East Troy, Pam understands the current market conditions better than anyone.  To this point she says, “The inventory is really low right now. This is a seller’s market! Properties are not lingering on the market for long.”


Pam Burki and her family

Always looking for a new challenge, Pam has taken up stained glass as a hobby in life. Outside of real estate, it has become her favorite activity. It makes perfect sense to those who know her best. She has always been full of energy and creativity. Pam also loves spending time with her family and you’d be likely to find her with her family, enjoying many of the local restaurants and community festivals around East Troy.


For more information, visit Pam's website

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Executive Feature - Sarah Smart

(Published on - 2/27/2017 10:17:08 PM)

Sarah Smart: A Marketing Specialist with a Wealth of Knowledge 


Sarah Smart is one of those rare individuals who could have succeeded at anything in life. But at a young age, this talented, hard-working woman from Wales, WI decided that she wanted to pursue a career in real estate.

“I think it was fate!” Sarah says, “For three generations, my family has been living in Wales, WI and my parents have always been involved in new construction. The day I was born, my dad was supposed to take the test to get his real estate license, but never made it in. Years went by. When I was in high school, my family was working with Dale's Home Selling Team to purchase land for development. While meeting with Dale, my dad told that story and within a week I had an interview to work at the front desk. I figured it would just be a temporary position while I finished school, but two years later, I got my license and sold each lot in their development!”


Sarah and her husband, Nick

Sarah’s favorite part of real estate is the freedom and flexibility to build a business around her own priorities and goals. She says, “Not many careers offer the ability for my business to complement where I am in life. This industry has allowed me to work as much or as little as I want, based upon where I am needed outside of my career. “Keeping my kids and my family is at the top of my priorities and Realty Executives Integrity has encouraged me in this.”

Not only is Sarah a hometown expert when it comes to marketing and selling homes, she also has a vast knowledge of the construction industry, title industry, finance industry, and all other services related to buying or selling a home. She is more than equipped to handle each and every scenario that may come up as part of the home buying or selling process. Sarah is friendly, sincere, and authentic, but also very detailed and systematic – allowing her to efficiently serve each client as if they are her only client.


Sarah and her family

Sarah’s involvement in the communities she serves comes naturally to her. She loves helping local business owners connect with one another by developing relationships of trust. Sarah’s vision for the importance of a having a solid foundation for local businesses to interact and support each other, has helped create a strong social media presence for local groups and businesses. Through her community efforts, Sarah’s business has been blessed in the process with a consistent network of referrals. When asked about her top three lead generation sources, Sarah smiles and replies, “referrals, referrals, referrals!”

In addition to her many other talents, Sarah is also a skillful artist. When she’s not busy with real estate or spending time with her family, she loves to collect and create. “I have a workshop dedicated to refurbishing and up-cycling garage sale and antique store items – weathered wood, rusty metal, old books, and antique cameras are some of my favorite things to work with.”

While, it is hard to keep track of all the things Sarah Smart is so talented at, we are so grateful for her dedication to her family, her clients, and her local community. It is an honor to be in the business with people like her! 

For more information, visit Sarah's website, and you can also find her on Facebook. 

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Executive Feature - Deana Mentzel

(Published on - 2/27/2017 8:57:05 PM)

Deana Mentzel: An Expert with Community Ties



If you were to walk into one of our offices and hear contagious laughter coming from around the corner, chances are it would be Deana Mentzel. Not only does her outgoing personality and joyful disposition differentiate Deana from her competition, but her thirteen years of experience as a Licensed and Certified Residential Appraiser sets her apart. This collarboration of industry knowledge has equipped Deana to be a true expert on property values and is most certainly an incredible advantage when it comes to helping someone buy or sell a home.

When asked what led her to Realty Executives Integrity, Deana says, “I had known Adam Poehlman for many years and mentioned to him that I got my Real Estate license. He immediately began telling me about the benefits of Realty Executives. After meeting with other companies, I met with some people from Realty Executives Integrity. The environment felt different and was refreshing. It was such an easy decision to make. It’s the perfect fit for me!”


Deana’s most satisfying part of working in real estate is meeting new people and helping them in the process of buying or selling their home. She says, “Being able to make someone's housing dream come true is an amazing feeling.” This feeling motivates Deana to invest the time to understand her client’s needs and build relationships of trust. Her joy, transparency, and consistent follow-up have led to tremendous success in the real estate business.

Mentzel and her two children

 Mentzel is a mother of two, Alex & Sarah

Not only is Deana an expert in the real estate business, her community roots are strong. A native of Ozaukee county and current resident of Grafton, she believes in giving back to the communities she serves.  “I’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity on their Grafton home build, which was extremely rewarding. I've also helped the Grafton High School sports teams with sponsorships and donations for equipment. These kids are the future, and having them stay in sports teaches them great teamwork and leadership qualities.” Her commitment to bettering the community around her is truly inspiring.

More important to her than anything, Deana loves spending time with her family. They enjoy playing golf, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and spending lots of time in nature. “My favorite escape is to the great north woods. It's my sanctuary. There's nothing like breathing in that fresh air and hanging out on the lake. Those times spent up north always have a way of refreshing your soul and re-balancing your life.” Deana’s priority to honor her values and serve her clients with expertise is most definitely a testament to her character.

 Mentzel and the catch of the day

Mentzel and the catch of the day

Whether you find Deana enjoying the outdoors, spending time with her family, giving back to the community, or helping people through the process of buying or selling their home, her spirit of joy and ability to build relationships are evident in all that she does.




For more information, visit Deana's website, and you can also find her on Facebook. 

For more information about Realty Executives Integrity, and to find out how YOU can make more money, contact a member of our professional Development Team at:


Today’s Technology!

(Published on - 2/24/2017 6:37:25 PM)


Technology has drastically changed the world we live in and the real estate industry is no exception.  Technology has allowed our industry to shift from paper to mobile and transformed the expectations that consumers have of Realtors. At Realty Executives Integrity, we pride ourselves on continually offering top notch technology to our clients. We offer the best training resources available to our Realtors, known as Sales Executives. 

Mobile Platforms Lead The Way For Consumer Engagement. 

At Realty Executives, we understand that Realtors need systems that allow consumers to connect conveniently. As part of our proprietary tools, we offer an innovative mobile system called On Demand for consumers to inquire on properties effortlessly.  For the consumer, it allows them to receive valuable information about a property they are interested in within seconds. By simply texting to a number provided on a customized sign rider, a consumer will receive a response containing details on the property, a link to view photos and an option contact the listing agent directly. If at any time the consumer decides they would like to view the property in person or has additional questions, all they need to do is click on the number provided in the text to be connected to the listing Sales Executive. 

On a Sales Executives level, this innovative system allows you to seamlessly tracking text inquiries on your listings.  As a benefit to your seller, you will be able keep them up to date with specific details on the mobile activity of their home.  By using the mobile system in combination with our showing feedback system and online activity; you will be able to work with your seller to get their home sold in the least amount of time and at the best price possible.  As a Sales Executive, you also have the functionality through the On-Demand system to reach out to any consumer that inquired on the property with ease.  Using this feature allows you to communicate with interested parties to let them know of a recent price adjustment or an improvement project recently completed on the home. Not to mention how easy it is to inform interested parties of an upcoming open house. The On-Demand system is intuitive by design; with a feature that allows you to communicate to interested parties about an upcoming property that matches the criteria of the house they originally inquired on. 

Whether you are a consumer or a Realtor interested in what Realty Executives Integrity has to offer; we welcome the opportunity to hear your story and share ours. Just use the below text code to connect and a member of our team will respond.  Simply text 525562 to 855-981-7253 and experience our On Demand Mobile System first hand.


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