August Senior Seminar a Success!

August Senior Seminar a Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the “Moving in the Right Direction” senior seminar on August, 20th in Menomonee Falls. We were excited to meet so many great people and share our knowledge with the community. If you’re weren’t able to attend, consider joining us next time! We hope to have a new date picked in the near future.

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The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

We recently came across this great article on Realtor.com by Chrystal Caruthers. Bruce is a Senior Real Estate Specialist and has years of experience serving the real estate needs of seniors. Take a peek at this article to learn more about the “Senior Real Estate Specialist” designation and the benefits of workin with one.

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Thinking of Selling on Your Own? Let’s Discuss…

Thinking of Selling on Your Own? Let’s Discuss…

Throughout my career, dating many years back, a small percentage of sellers have made the decision to go it on their own and sell without the services of a real estate company and agent. Some have felt successful while others wondered why they ever thought they could be their own agent and sell on their own. This article discusses some important issues you should consider if you’re thinking of selling on your own.

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Moving in the Right Direction Seminar August 20th and our Sunday Sip Interview

Moving in the Right Direction Seminar August 20th and our Sunday Sip Interview

Join Bruce's Team and the Laureate Group for a free 1/2 day seminar on August 20, where we will be discussing everything from downsizing, the current real estate market, preparing to sell your home, financial planning and more! Don't miss this opportunity to get expert advice all in one place! If you’ve attended a previous seminar, come again as we’ve updated our content! You wont want to miss out!

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Did You Wake Up Feeling a Bit Uneasy Today?

Did You Wake Up Feeling a Bit Uneasy Today?

For those of you who have lived in your home for 20 years or more, you may have noticed that your yard is getting larger and harder to keep up, and the stairs may seem a bit more difficult to navigate. Your long-time neighbors may have moved away. Much of the space in your home has been transformed into storage lockers as you’ve collected ‘treasures’ from your relatives as well as keepsakes from your life’s experiences. There may have been a minor or major accident such as a fall. Winter has kept you somewhat isolated and your inner being thirsts for contact with others. If any of these thoughts or experiences resonate with you, you may be experiencing those uneasy feelings that I referenced earlier.

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The Pendulum is Always Moving

The Pendulum is Always Moving

The real estate market is always moving in one direction or another. In real time, the market heavily favors the seller. This is because the inventory of homes is at an all-time low, giving anyone selling your property a distinct advantage over the would-be purchaser. That is great news for you, the homeowner. However, a caveat; the real estate market is always changing, and when it moves in one direction or another it usually is quick and decisive.

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Valuable Resources for Veterans

Valuable Resources for Veterans

In recent months I have become aware of a valuable community resource that has been a well-kept secret for too long. I am talking about VA Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension benefits.

In the Fall of 2018 Laureate Group executives met with Dan Driscoll, Department Service Officer with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and learned about VA benefits available to many Veterans and their spouses. It seemed logical to us at the time that because the VFW is so well known everyone likely understands the resources they and other Service Organizations offer. Boy were we wrong.

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Taking the Journey

Taking the Journey

The definition of journey is a passage from one place to another. When I think about the transition from your long-time home to a condo, apartment or senior community, the definition of journey fits right in. I see this move as an expedition, like a voyage from the home you have loved for so many years to a place somewhat unknown. In any journey there is excitement, trepidation, curiosity and change.

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2019…What to Expect in the Real Estate Market!

2019…What to Expect in the Real Estate Market!

In my long career selling homes I have made one observation that seems to hold true each year…patterns emerge BEFORE the public is aware, but the professionals see the signs in real time. You can talk to money managers, food producers, and bus drivers. Each will tell you that in their specific line of work, they could see the future long before those not attached to their industry. So what specific market condition am I witnessing as I write this article?

First and foremost, the real estate market is healthy and full of optimism I don’t see the floor dropping out any time soon. What I do see are more subtle changes which are pointing to a different market than we have seen over the last several years.


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Seasons in our Life

Seasons in our Life

What is this season about? That’s the phrase that gave me pause. Just like the weather, our lives have seasons. Of course we don’t often think of that when young because, after all, we’re so busy living, exploring, imagining all the glorious things we’re going to do that we don’t have time or the inclination to be reflective.

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