News from Wisconsin's Largest Home Seller™

End of Summer Home Maintenance Ideas for Your Home

Shorter days, cooler nights and back-to-school sales mean summer is quickly ending. Before Fall hits, here are some things to do to prepare for the cooler weather to come. Inspect the exterior – The summer heat can wreak havoc on …
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Hard Work, Commitment and Dedication Lead to Outstanding Customer Service and Recognition

Over the past several months, Shorewest, REALTORS® and its family of companies have received many prestigious local and national accolades. One common denominator among every award is the people who make it happen. Shorewest was named a 2019 Top Workplace …
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State of the Market – September 2019

A letter from Joseph A. Horning, President of Shorewest, REALTORS® Today there is a lot of noise and mixed messages about the housing market. Is it a buyer’s or a seller’s market? Are we on the verge of a slow …
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Summer Cleaning/Maintenance Checklist

Here’s a few summertime cleaning/maintenance tips to keep your home in top shape. 1. Test Smoke/Carbon Monoxide detectors and replace the batteries if needed. 2. Get your cooling system ready. Whether it is time to install your window air conditioner …
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Spark Joy in Your Home with These Five Steps!

Have you heard of the new decluttering phenomenon that is the KonMari method? If you haven’t sat down and binged Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, you are missing out! The show is about Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing …
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Moving into a New Home? Wait to Do This Step!

Congratulations! The closing has been finalized and you are a new homeowner! When strategizing what to do first, many new homeowners take advantage of the empty space and paint the walls before they ever move in. However, one designer says …
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A Great Place on a Great Lake

Milwaukee means “Gathering Place by the Water” in its historical Native American language. Milwaukee embodies this translation through its thriving economy, local attractions and festivals, neighborhoods and cultural offerings, which all flourish together on the shores of Lake Michigan and …
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How to Price Your Home to Sell This Spring

When determining a price to list your home, you will have two goals. First, you will want to receive the most money for your home. Second, you will want to maximize buyer interest. Setting the right listing price the first …
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How-To Make Your Home Senior-Friendly

When looking to stay in your current home for the long-term, it is important to review your living environment and look for areas that may need to be reconfigured for the future. For example, proper lighting is absolutely critical in …
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Buying a Home? Five Steps to Follow to Be Confident and Prepared!

While buying a home is certainly an exciting journey, it is not one to be taken lightly. You will want the confidence from step-by-step preparation, research and guidance from your REALTOR®. These five steps will prepare you to make an informed …
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