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Outdoor Winter Activities Across Wisconsin

(Published on - 2/3/2023 9:51:31 PM)

We know that around this time of year, the winter is starting to feel like it will never end! There are many different activities that can help make the winter more enjoyable! We have composed a list of some winter activities, and the most popular locations across the state! 

Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubing 

  • Alpine Valley Resort - W2501 Co Rd D, Elkhorn, WI 53121, USA
  • Sunburst Ski Hill - 8355 Prospect Dr, Kewaskum, WI 53040
  • Little Switzerland - 105 Cedar Creek Rd, Slinger, WI 53086
  • Wilmot Mountain - 11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot, WI 53192, USA
  • Cascade Mountain - W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd. Portage, WI 53901 
  • Granite Peak - 227200 Snowbird Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

 

Sightseeing

  • Apostle Islands
  • Copper Falls - 36764 Copper Falls Rd, Mellen, WI 54546, USA
  • Ice Castles - 1091 Hidden Cottage Cir, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 

 

Hiking/Snowshoeing

  • Indian Lake County Park in Cross Plains
  • Whitetail Meadows Trail in Wyalusing State Park
  • Chippewa Ice Age Trail in New Auburn
  • Vilas Park in Madison
  • Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo
  • Chequamegon National Forest in Rhinelander
  • Mirror Lake State Park in Baraboo
  • Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls
  • Kangaroo Lake State Natural Area in Bailey’s Harbor
  • Peninsula State Park in Door County
  • Blue Mound State Park in Blue Mounds
  • Lapham Peak 

 

Ice Skating

  • Tenney Park - 402 N Thornton Ave, Madison, WI
  • Red Arrow Park - 920 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • HyVee Park (Titletown) - 1065 Lombardi Ave. Green Bay, WI 

 

Other options - Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Sledding

 

We hope you will try out some of these fun winter activities and would love to see photos of your winter adventures! 


Welcoming Realty Executives Fortitude to Realty Executives Wisconsin

(Published on - 1/20/2023 8:43:35 PM)

Realty Executives Fortitude is the newest addition to Realty Executives Wisconsin Region, and we had the pleasure of speaking with Robin Baade, a partner and Executive of Realty Executive Fortitude. Take a look at what Robin shared with us about WHY he chose to partner with Realty Executives Wisconsin Region and some fun aspects going on at Fortitude!

1. Why Realty Executives? I know you made the transition from another brokerage, so what made you choose Realty Executives? 

Choosing Realty Executives was a collective effort with myself and one of the Realty Executive Fortitude Partners. After being introduced to the Realty Executives team by a mutual friend, it really put things into perspective of what I was looking for from a brokerage to grow my business as an agent. I was not happy with my previous brokerage, and I knew the broker model I was in was not meeting my expectations. After meeting with Realty Executives, the Why became the How. I had been with 3 different broker types in my short stint of 4 years in real estate. I experienced the big box broker, the boutique broker, and the virtual broker. I feel very fortunate for all the relationships, partnerships, and friendships I made over that short period, but nothing has felt like home the way Realty Executives does. From the very first day, this company has felt like family. The support is there as needed, yet the opportunity to personalize your dream is there too. 

2. What is your goal for Realty Executives Fortitude?

The goal for Realty Executives Fortitude is to simply be the best version we can be. I want to make sure we build a brand that is here to stay and become part of our community moving forward. We want to offer the best solutions in real estate to as many as we can without diluting our efforts to our clients.  

I also want to make sure that we create an awesome environment for our agents. I want to create our culture based on an atmosphere of collaboration within Fortitude. I am excited to be here and excited to see what we can accomplish in the future.  

3. Can you tell me a little bit about your real estate business (the condo project) and how this will help grow your business and the Brokerage? 

Realty Executive Fortitude was chosen to be the Exclusive Broker on an exciting project in Lambeau Field’s shadow. The project consists of 22 luxury condos overlooking Lambeau Field from a block away. The 5-story building will have commercial space on the ground level, and 4 floors of luxury units with spaces starting at about 1800 sq ft, up to the penthouse levels at 3200 sq ft. This will be the first of its kind with this level of luxury in Green Bay and will be talked about throughout the state and beyond.

We are fortunate to have this amazing opportunity, and the timing could not be better to introduce Realty Executives to this market in early February. The Realty Executives brand is recognized as a leader in the real estate landscape, and in my honest opinion, without the Realty Executives brand, I don’t think we would’ve gotten the opportunity. I cannot say enough about the support I have had from the Realty Executives family. From right here in Wisconsin, to International, from the West coast to the East coast, and everyone in between. I have met so many talented people that were looking to share their experience, insight, and advice related to the condo project and opening up a brokerage. It is this exact collaboration of effort that I want to build within Fortitude. So back to the question, I feel the condo project will open the doors of opportunity faster for our agents and brokerage. The condos will give us recognition and awareness much quicker, which should create more opportunities to build our business collectively and personally. I am excited for our agents and brokerage.  

4. Can you tell me a little bit about the other agents at Fortitude and what they are specializing in?

Personally, I don’t think I have enough time to talk about how great they are. I feel it is sort of the Steve Jobs approach. Stick to what you are good at and surround yourself with others that are good at what you are not. We have done just that so far. Each team member knows their strengths and is very good at them. Each of us compliments the others. Most importantly, we all have the same mindset on how we are going to build our brokerage and team of agents. 

5. What are you and the other agents hoping to accomplish in 2023 at Fortitude?  

I think this is simple, it is to make a difference in the real estate needs of clients and be the difference when it comes to agents. If we focus on these 2 things equally, we will do great things together and make the Realty Executives brand proud.  

Lastly, I want to personally thank a few people that have been nothing short of extraordinary as we open our brokerage and bring a 30-plus million listing to market. Patrick, Dale, Dana, Adam, Haley, Mercedes, and last but not least Alysia. You are all perfect examples of what Realty Executives is about and why I am here today. To think it took Patrick leaving 5 voicemails for me to reach back to him has been my only regret thus far. Seriously, thanks to everyone in the Realty Executives family, you are only as good as those around you and these days I am feeling pretty good.   

Thank you, Robin! We love that our Wisconsin Region is continuing to grow with great partners like Realty Executives Fortitude! #WeMoveWI


A look back on 2022, and what’s to come in 2023!

(Published on - 1/6/2023 4:25:53 PM)

In 2022, we hosted our annual Regional Conference, which Executives from all across the state of Wisconsin attended. It is amazing to see what can happen when you have over 200 like-minded individuals in one room. This day turned out to be our most successful conference to date, with the highest number of attendees yet.  

Our keynote speaker, Greg Marshall, led our Executives through two different workshop-style sessions, and the brainstorming that took place in these sessions was beyond powerful. Our Executives were led to find their purpose and promise, which should be the foundation of their business going forward. Greg left the audience with a powerful message: Be you. Grow You. Be Intentional. Don’t Give Up.

Our three partnering non-profits (Hope Street, Young Life, and Before 16) were also able to attend our Regional Conference. These nonprofits are near and dear to our hearts, and we were able to bless each nonprofit with $4,100 thanks to your generosity!  

We are so grateful to everyone who attended this event, and we are already planning for next year’s conference! SAVE THE DATE! Our 2023 Regional Conference will be taking place on September 13th, 2023, and the Keynote Speaker will be Paul Long. We can’t wait to gather with YOU again!

About Paul Long: Paul Long travels the world delivering high-content keynotes and training to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and trade associations. His engaging, inspirational, and unbridled energetic style is unlike any speaker you’ve experienced before. Paul’s thought-provoking content, tactical solutions for growth, and humor that rivals that of a stand-up comedian consistently generates outstanding feedback from participants. Paul challenges audiences to move beyond the traditional avenues of achieving happiness — money, title, status — and develop their own core values that create fulfillment both at work and home.

 


Niche Markets: Turning Your Passions into a Real Estate Career

(Published on - 10/13/2022 1:42:55 PM)

Most real estate agents — especially the real estate agents at Realty Executives — see their career as a way to help people. There’s just something special about helping a family find their dream home or getting someone the best price on the home they’re selling when it’s time to downsize.

Some agents take that passion a step further and focus on a particular niche market. That is, in addition to their general real estate practice, they pay special attention to a certain neighborhood, type of home, or homeowner need and become experts in that area.

At Realty Executives we encourage our agents to pour their passion into their career. When one of them chooses to focus on a niche market we’re 100% behind them and help support their work. It’s just one more way Realty Executives lives up to our reputation as an agent-friendly firm.

 

What Are Niche Markets Anyway?

Truly, a niche market can be anything our real estate agents feel passionate about pursuing. They see a need, whether through their experience as agents or from their own lives, and know they can help.

One of our agents, Bruce Nemovitz, devotes his practice to helping seniors and retirees right-size their living situations. He realized he could help when he saw firsthand that older members of the community were often not being given the level of care they deserved when it came time for them to sell their homes.

Knowing that saying goodbye to a home can be a difficult process, Bruce devoted his real estate practice to helping make the transition as easy, respectful, and caring as possible. He’s built a successful real estate business that’s built on compassion and his commitment to serving others. (He’s even written a book about it.)

Melissa Walker is following a similar path with her practice. She’s committed herself to serving communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded from home ownership. Her goal: to help 100,000 people of color leave a million dollars in assets to their descendents or an organization that benefits people of color. It’s ambitious, bold, and a goal the team at Realty Executives supports her in wholeheartedly.  

 

Finding Your Niche Real Estate Market

Deciding where to focus your efforts, if you want to specialize, doesn’t have to be complicated. Just think about your own interests, communities, families, or experiences and how they connect to real estate.

For example, maybe you have a passion for old homes and want to focus on historic neighborhoods and buildings. Or you might feel strongly about helping people become first-time home buyers, and make that your area of expertise. Have an interest in rehabbing and house flipping? Make it your specialty focus.

Take the time to explore what makes you feel excited about real estate. Chances are there’s a niche market waiting for you to serve it. If you’re an agent with Realty Executives, you’ll also have a team of people to help you shape your passions into a successful real estate business.

 

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Enjoy Summer and Your Real Estate Career at Realty Executives

(Published on - 6/28/2022 10:19:52 PM)

Summer is all about making the most of your free time — especially when you live somewhere like Wisconsin where summer feels all too fleeting. Why spend a minute of this precious time trudging toward someone else’s sales goals?

There’s a better alternative out there. Just ask Realty Executives agent Stephanie Pero.

Stephanie started her career in real estate about five years ago. A hard worker, she built her network and saw some good successes. But it wasn’t until she switched to Realty Executives that she finally experienced the kind of freedom she knew this career could offer.

 

Work-Life Balance Without the Guilt Business

Stephanie and her husband knew they wanted to be parents. And Stephanie wanted to spend as much time with their little one as possible, while still running her real estate business.

“My main priority is family. Building my family and growing my family, alongside helping my clients,” she explains. “I didn’t see that as a real possibility at other firms, unfortunately.”

Although supportive on the surface, she says it always felt like there was some underlying judgment about her ability to hit certain goals or how she wanted to spend her time.

“Some agents want to get out there and hustle like crazy all the time, and that’s great if that’s what they want to do! That’s just not my dream for my business. At Realty Executives I feel like I’m supported in what I want to do for my family, and what’s great is the people who want to sell tons and tons of homes are supported here too. We’re seen for who we are, not treated like a number,” Stephanie says.

 

Freedom to Work Your Way

These days, Stephanie is almost always working with her baby daughter at her side, whether she’s working from home, meeting with clients, or headed into the Realty Executives office.

“Everyone has made working the way I want and need to so accessible,” she says. “There’s absolutely no issue bringing her along to meetings or holding her while on a client call. There’s a lot of respect for one another from agents and from clients here.”

That includes how she markets her business, too. Unlike firms where the company takes the lead, Realty Executives offers agents the freedom to bring their ideas and personalities to their work. “I want to be the face of my business, and I can be. That isn’t the case in other firms where the company name comes first and the agent is an afterthought,” she says.

The goals Stephanie has for her business aren’t the same as another agent’s, and at Realty Executives, that’s totally valid and supported. “Everyone I talk to here — even other agents — listens to what I want to accomplish and helps me figure out a plan that’s right for me. I feel good, because what I’m doing is successful and works for me.” It’s an approach to a real estate career she feels was only possible thanks to Realty Executives supporting her dreams.

And as for how she’s spending her summer?

“My daughter and I will be taking calls at our favorite coffee shops, or at the park this year and enjoying our time together.”

 

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