Archive for January 2010

Q: What does it take for change to take place? A: A Burning desire.   Leave a comment

real estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardiJanuary 1st and people are calling me and asking me if I am ready to go back to work next week? Next week? I am already working on it. Someone asked mereal estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardi if I see great change in 2010 and I was fast to remind them that the change has to first start in me. My beliefs, my core beliefs, my vision, my goals, my passion, my risks; it all starts with me. It starts with a burning desire to make a difference; starting with me. As the year starts I think of some role models that will allow me to reflect at times and see change in myself, the life around me, and real estate for sale in Waukesha County.

real estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardiBeing a Wisconsinite and being one of the Green Bay Packers fan I have a tendency to dwell at timesreal estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardi about a great coach we had named Vince Lombardi. Coach Lombardi knew what it would take for change; it started with sacrifice, determination, and a burning desire to not be just good at your game, but to be great at your game. It’s fair to say he achieved that! Hard work and dedication pays off; his team would have told you that!

“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious”  Vince Lombardi

real estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardiAnother famous resident from Appleton Wisconsin was Harry Houdini. Mr. Houdini set a precedence that many famous magicians today will tell you. He was a role model for never giving up, trying and trying again.real estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardi He would not give up; even to the end. It goes to show you that when someone tells you you can’t do something maybe it can just make it that much stronger of a conviction to succeed and taste the fruits of your hard work and labor. There are times you have to stand out of the box and take an outside view looking in.

“It is still an open question, however, as to what extent exposure really injures a performer.”  Harry Houdini

It really does not matter what political party you may be part of today; we live in a great country that allows us to make that decision. I did real estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardihave a great admiration for Ronald Reagan. He was polite, he was focused, and he knew in his heart he had to take risks, and he did. I admire anyone that can stand up and say no. I hope when I pass away I can be remembered for just being a decent man. I admired him.

“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.” Ronald Reagan

 

     But in these times I really have a chance to take a step back and reflect on areal estate for sale in waukesha county,fred rogers mr rogers,ronald reagan,harry houdini,green bay packers,vince lombardi Presbyterian minister named Fred Rogers ( Mr. Rogers) that one day said he did not like what he saw. He had the guts to say “I don’t like the direction kids are having to see today and I can make a difference. I can make a difference in many lives and I am going to. Mr. Rogers set his goals his way in a very unselfish manner. He always would put others first. He proved that. I wish the world had more people like him. He made a difference.

“How sad it is that we give up on people who are just like us.” Fred Rogers

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Thank You Corey and Scott for making Jefferson County, Wisconsin New Construction homes real estate closings happen!   Leave a comment

The beginning of the week was just as busy as many of them start out; the only difference is many people were already winding down and getting ready for New Years Eve 2010. With getting our closings lined up in scott thomas bank of lake mills watertown,corey gerth loos homes johnson creek,ryan gorman campos realty springfield illinois,jefferson dodge county real estate market tom braatzthe beginning of the week on Monday,Tuesday, and Wednesday Iscott thomas bank of lake mills watertown,corey gerth loos homes johnson creek,ryan gorman campos realty springfield illinois,jefferson dodge county real estate market tom braatz thought two people really stood out committed to getting everyone to a closing despite the pending holiday. I really do thank Corey Gerth of Loos homes ( reach him at 414-467-5446 or corey@looshomes.com or www.looshomes.com) for putting a model home sale together starting on December 9th of this year and getting it all closed by December 30th, 2009. Top that off with Scott Thomas which is with Bank of Lake Mills (reach him at 920-988–0985 or sthomas@blm-mortgage.com or www.blm-mortgage.com ) getting the financing done from start to finishscott thomas bank of lake mills watertown,corey gerth loos homes johnson creek,ryan gorman campos realty springfield illinois,jefferson dodge county real estate market tom braatz including an escrow for finishing an exposed basement, and even more miraculously Ryan Gorman of Campos Realty in Springfield, Illinois (reach him at 217-825-3930 or Contact Ryan Gorman (Campo Realty) or www.YourPlaceontheLake.com) taking a referral from me when I found him on activerain  in the beginning of the month and having such a serious game plan to get an offer, get the property closed, and yet have it all moved up to close this past Wednesday. December was a month of placing or receiving five referrals on activerain , and Ryan shows you once again that agents can step up to the plate and just make it happen.

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In The Waukesha County Real Estate market dont put off to tomorrow what you can do today   Leave a comment

Buying that new home in the Waukesha County Real Estate market, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Delafield, Dousman, Pewaukee, Mukwonago and many other municipalities in Waukesha County I remember my grandmother telling me those words over and over and over. They took hold and for the most part become part of my everyday. Procrastination has no part in business or life and it can take you down, and rob you of the rewards, riches, and great things you could have coming to you. Writing your goals each year and reading them is a great start. Buying that new home in the Waukesha County Real Estate market, Oconomowoc, Hartland, Waukesha, Delafield, Dousman, Pewaukee, Mukwonago and many other municipalities in Waukesha County awaits you, that new investment property, or starting that new business. This year dare to be different and go for the gusto. Happy New Year!!

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W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036, One of the best buys close to Oconomowoc Wisconsin located in Ashippun.   Leave a comment

This home has been extensively remodeled through out, is in a very quiet area, and is still close to all conveniences. Large two car garage, bright and cheery views from every window, small town living and small town taxes. You really do get the best of both worlds here; why not make your appointment today to see this home with Tom Braatz of Re/Max? When you are looking at buying a home in Oconomowoc or any Oconomowoc Wisconsin homes for sale did you think that you can have a beautiful home close to Oconomowoc Wisconsin and get all these extras to boot? Just a short drive north of Oconomowoc Wisconsin is the quiant little town of Old Ashippun located in Dodge County real estate.

W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate

W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate

Enjoy the quiet of the country in this home with many updates. Large dining and living room to entertain family and friends. Curl up in the den off the living room with you favorite book. Large gazebo with cable and electric for those fall Packer parties. All on over a 1/3 of an acre just north of Oconomowoc. Make your appt and offer today!!!! This home is priced for immediate sale, and it is not a short sale. Close fast!!

Single-Family List Price: $162,197

 

Appliances Incl.: Range; Refrigerator; Washer; Dryer; Water Softener

 

Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2 / 0
Garage Spaces: 2.5
Garage Type: Detached
Rooms: 6
Sq. Ft.: 1,110
Year Built: 1925
Lot Size: 94X165X98x166

 

Exterior: Aluminum; Partial-Aluminum

 

Water/Waste: Municipal Sewer; Private Well

 

Misc. Interior: Wood Burning Stove; 220 Volts; Cable TV Available; Elec. Appl. Hook-up

 

Outbuildings: Garden Shed; Cabana/Gazebo

 

Exterior: Aluminum; Partial-Aluminum

 

W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate 

W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate

W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate W2504 Roosevelt Rd. Ashippun, WI 53036-9517 Dodge County Real Estate

Need more information? Don’t hesitate to email me at tom@tombraatz.com or call me at 262-377-1459.  When you are looking at finding a Waukesha Real estate agent? Like to know what your Dodge County Real Estate or Waukesha County Real Estate ,Waukesha County Lake homes, Waukesha County Commercial real estate or what your homes for sale in Waukesha County are worth on-line? It’s here:  Market Analysis Want to find that right home?  Dream Home Finder

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Waukesha County Real Estate market: Pewaukee,Wisconsin 53072: Complete MLS market activity for the last 30 days   Leave a comment

 When you are looking for homes for sale in Pewaukee,Wisconsin, or you are looking at selling a home in Pewaukee or any homes for sale in Waukesha County,or if you are interested in selling your home or even knowing what your Pewaukee Wisconsin home is worth please visit the on-line value below or search the MLS below. It’s a busy time whether you are  is good and Pewaukee real estate companies are there to help you. The following information is for the period of 11/28/2009 to 12/28/2009 and is for the entire MLS content for this period.

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In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market 10 homes sold; 3 were list and sold by the same company, and 7 were sold by co-brokes.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 31 new listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 3 pending listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 2 withdrawn listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 0 canceled listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 26 expired listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 6 back on market listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there were 35 extended listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate market there are 371 currently active listings.

In the Pewaukee,Wisconsin Real Estate it is a great time to call Tom Braatz to buy and sell!

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Need more information? Don’t hesitate to email me at tom@tombraatz.com or call me at 262-377-1459.  When you are looking at finding a Waukesha County Real estate agent? Like to know what your Pewaukee Real Estate or Waukesha County Real Estate ,Waukesha County Lake Homes, Commercial real estate in Waukesha County  or what your homes for sale in Pewaukee Wisconsin are worth on-line? It’s here: Market Analysis Want to find that right home?  Dream Home Finder

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