(Published on - 4/16/2018 5:12:23 PM)

A good old-fashioned spring cleaning does the home, and the homeowner, good.

Some spring cleaning tasks tackled “the old-fashioned way” bring tried and true results. While other chores have a modern day, high-tech upgrade that can make your life easier. Keep reading for more options to help you accomplish some of the most popular spring cleaning tasks.

Vacuuming and Cleaning

There’s no escaping the need for vacuuming and general cleaning year-round. But spring cleaning is the time to get to hard-to-reach places and give your floors a refreshing, deeper clean.


The old-fashioned way to vacuum and clean the floors is, well, to just do it. It sounds simple enough, but it can take a lot of effort.

Get out your vacuum with all of its extensions along with your floor cleaner of choice, whether that’s a combination sweeper/duster, a mop, or a bucket and a rag, and roll up your sleeves. The trick is to get all the nooks and crannies that easily get overlooked during regular cleanings by removing obstacles in your path. Those areas behind the couch, in between counters, and under all the beds will benefit from an old-fashioned cleaning.

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Making A Difference Around The World

(Published on - 10/5/2017 7:56:46 PM)

From Left To Right: Dan Spransy, Broker/Owner Realty Executives Cooper Spransy and Dale Schaechterle, Regional Developer for Realty Executives Wisconsin

Realty Executives of Wisconsin held their annual Regional Conference in September and as part of their community outreach initiatives, raised over $11,000 in contributions to benefit the charity BEFORE16. This organization, founded by Broker/Owner Dan Spransy of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy, provides life-saving opportunities for children around the world.  As a group the Realtors® raised over $5,000 and the Regional Developer of Wisconsin, Dale Schaechterle, matched the donation in support of their generous contributions. To learn more about BEFORE16, visit their website at and become part of the solution.


Troy Bretl of Realty Executives Choice

(Published on - 10/4/2017 7:09:52 PM)

Congratulations to Troy Bretl, Broker/Owner of Realty Executives Choice in Port Washington, for being sworn in as the new President of the Ozaukee Realtors Association. 

A native of Ozaukee County, Troy was a natural choice to lead the Ozaukee Realtors Association. We couldn't imagine a more fitting individual to serve his peers and this industry with excellence. Congratulations on your honor Troy, it was well deserved. 

To learn more about Realty Executives Choice, visit their office online at

Neil Mathweg of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy: How Snapchat Is Changing Real Estate

(Published on - 6/21/2016 3:28:14 PM)

Aricle Courtesy of Zillow Group

Snapchat might not be your go-to real estate app — yet — but it’s worthy of a closer look. Snapchat enables real estate professionals to capture leads, track competition and monitor engagement. Because it’s built on interactive communication through video, picture and text, it’s changing the game of real estate, revolutionizing what it means to throw an open house and interact with clients. In today’s digitally driven society, staying relevant, establishing authentic human-to-human connections and crafting quick, visually appealing content is the key to success.

We asked 11 real estate professionals to share their insights on how Snapchat can benefit agents’ personal brands. Here is what they had to say:

How does Snapchat benefit your business, and how do you measure success?

The measurable success I’ve had is the inbound and outbound referrals with other agents across the country. The unmeasurable success is getting to know my clients and other agents. Snapchat forces you to be real and authentic. Sometimes it even forces you to be a little vulnerable, which is a good thing. Vulnerability leads to trust, trust leads to relationships, and relationships lead to transactions and referrals. Agents worry about creating a professional image, but most people look for trust in their agent and couldn’t care less if they have a suit and tie on. – Neil Mathweg of Realty Executives Cooper Spransy  Click HERE for full story. 


Realty Executives Integrity Ranks in Real Trends 2016 Top Brokerages

(Published on - 6/21/2016 2:59:38 PM)

RISMedia’s highly anticipated Power Broker Report was published this quarter, and six Realty Executives franchises made the list. Released annually, RISMedia’s Power Broker Report ranks the country’s top 500 residential real estate firms and brokerages by number of transactions and sales volume. The brokers surveyed reportedly closed 3,453,108 transactions and generated $1,123,494,913,023 in sales volume in 2015.

“This represents a more than $150 billion increase in sales volume over 2014, and nearly 250,000 more transactions—a clear indicator of low inventory driving prices higher,” says Maria Patterson, executive editor at RISMedia.

The Realty Executives firms featured include:

All of these brokerages were also featured in RISMedia’s 27th Annual Power Broker Report last year.

Realty Executives and RISMedia's Power Broker report
Realty Executives Rankings | Courtesy of RISMedia

RISMedia coined the term “power broker” almost 30 years ago and continues to be a leader in ranking the nation’s top-performing brokers via the Power Broker Survey. For the complete 2015 report, visit