Oconomowoc, WI Real Estate News

Many updates in this beautiful ranch home such as a new furnace, roof, windows, laminate floors. Fenced yard backs up to subdivision common area. Very private yard, patio with hot tub. All appliances included. Great family room with fireplace just 2.5 miles south of I-94. $220"S Call for appointment and make an offer today! The Village of Dousman is surrounded by scenic nature, rolling hills, meadows, and kettle moraines. Watch the sand hill cranes in the fields, walk, hike, or bike the Glacial Drumlin nature trail. There is a new adventure waiting for you when you purchase this fine home.       There really isn't anything that a Buyer or a Seller could not find at www.glennshong.com In fact, call or email us to set up a listing appointment or an appointment to become a VIP buyer ( Sign...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I will never be able to control your intuitive thoughts ( simply put, your gut feelings), but if I could I would ask you get away from all the chicken little syndromes that are out there. If you believe in something and think about it enough, it will happen. This applies whether it is good or bad. I was reading my email from Bob Proctor ( www.Bobproctor.com ) this morning, and just about everyday Bob hits a chord in me. He also made a pretty good movie called The Secret. Every once in a while I google "the secret" and watch the 20 minute condenced version. It may sure be simple but it works for me. I was beating my head against a rock trying to get things down for closings at the end of the month and it dawned on me that I better snap out of it fast. I have done it so many times that I ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
This magfnificent city is surrounded by five of the most beautiful Lakes you could find, or ever dream to!  Walking down Main Street or Armour Street, you are greeted by many famous names. You get a feeling that people really liked it here. Wrigley had a mansion, the owner of Montgomery Ward had a 23 room, 20 bath mansion on the Lake. It is just the time to come and let Tom Braatz show you what a beautiful city is really is.   One can take a drive trough the City of Oconomowoc, located in Western WaukeshaCounty and be amazed how beautiful homes sit on Pristine Lakes, and the Lakes surround this beautiful city. Full of History, and loaded with charm, Oconomowoc is truly a magnificent city to visit, and to work and live in.       The pioneering and developing of Oconomowoc began in 1837 ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Oconomowoc Community Profiles Town of Ashippun The southeastern corner of Dodge County is the westernmost portion of Lake Country, and offers a unique small-town atmosphere, a thriving area for business and beautiful, rural lifestyle opportunities, all within a short drive of the city. Ashippun’s geography is peppered with drumlins, eskers and moraines. There is a single lake in the town called Collins Lake. The town is situated in a limestone region with outcroppings in the northwest section. Ashippun is believed to be named for the American Indian word for raccoon, which is what the aboriginal people of the area called the river that runs through the eastern portion of the town. Town of Ixonia The Town of Ixonia is located on the eastern edge of Jefferson County. There are three publi...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Recently, I was talking with one of my buyers, and although it is no secret that there are adjustments taking place in our market and everywhere else, she thought it was just the wrong time to purchase a home. The amazing thing is I really value the inner strength and decipline that this individual has. I asked her why she was fearful and she made mention of everything from the media, to know it alls on TV. My response? When have you ever seen rates this good? The prices could not be better, and the selection is great. You have a good job, and all the stability is there. Really, when you think about it, if you can buy a home, and even with first time buyers getting a $7500 credit, and you want and need a home, why wouldn't you? It is the old stock philosophy. I am going to buy some of t...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
  Located a matter of minutes from the charming, and friendly Village of Dousman, yet maintaining a very pleasant and quiet setting, this three bedroom, two and a half bath ranch awaits it's new lucky owners. Take a look, and stay for ever. The amenities and updates in this residence have been well thought out.     Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this country subdivision. Original ownerdeveloper quality built home. Triple glazed windows, crown moldings, oak trim andoak flush doors. Use large second bedroom as an office. Lower level with full sizedwindows awaits your expansion ideas. Roof replaced in 2007, newer furnace and wellpump. With the under ground sprinkler you will have a lush green yard in the heat ofthe summer. Space in the four car garage attached for your wood working sho...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I decide I do not see hwat I like so I have decide to throw my hat in the ring. Won't you take a moment and decide if I can have your vote. I strongly believe in what Realtors can accomplish for this Country and I promise not to let you down. Please see the link for the impact we are starting to generate   Tom, How is it going? A friend just sent me a link to this website, and you are all over it, is this really you? www.News3Online.com   http://www.news3online.com/index.php?code=8Mrg219Ji33Sba4i153Q Looking for two Brokers that will always throw their hat in the rinf for your condfidence. Why not call Tom Braatz at 262-377-1459 or Glenn Shong at 262-490-2787 for all yout Real Estate needs. Do't forget to ask for your Real Estate tool kit. Sincerely   Sincerely Tom Braatz @ Glenn Shong ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Real Estate is an Industry where everyday you have to take a step back and look at the big picture. In the blink of an eye you can lose that important lead. We work in an Industry that involves rigorous time management and technology changes each day. The concept of being personalized and creating your own niche is paramount, and really, why would we not just be ourselves. We have been very fortunate to have some of the best customers and clients on Earth. Never under estimate the friendship that can develop with having such customers and clients, let alone being grateful for their loyalty. We have always prided myself on being personal, but at the same time we will make that commitment to work harder than a rented mule, but always working smarter just as well. Granted, our market has ...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I have a thirteen year old son named Spencer. I do not know what happened awhile ago whether it is testosterone or just attitude, but there are times when I find my son acting bad or out of character for no reason at all. He is such a charming young man and is my greatest achievement, but lately he questions authority way too much, and debates everything I ask him. I was reminiscing about when I was a kid and the neighbor girls and I would walk three miles or so to go to elementary school. The patience one acquires is one of the superior assets that makes us better Realtors. No matter what, in the end we do it all for the love of our children. Funny, it only seems like yesterday that I could never put him down. Now he is a big kid at 5'9" " and 165 pounds. I wish I could shrink him for ...
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  Walking down Main Street or Armour Street, you are greeted by many famous names. You get a feeling that people really liked it here. Wrigley had a mansion, the owner of Montgomery Ward had a 23 room, 20 bath mansion on the Lake. It is just the time to come and let Glenn Shong show you what a beautiful city is really is.   One can take a drive trough the City of Oconomowoc, located in Western Waukesha County and be amazed how beautiful homes sit on Pristine Lakes, and the Lakes surround this beautiful city. Full of History, and loaded with charm, Oconomowoc is truly a magnificent city to visit, and to work and live in.     The pioneering and developing of Oconomowoc began in 1837 when the first white man, Charles Sheldon, came to this area to build his log cabin. He found that the Pott...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
This two family built in the seventies really is close to all conveniences. Parking for six cars, each unit has basement, mechanicals are in great shape. Side by Side Investment. One unit is open so it can be shown easily. The rent for the other unit is $850 per month. Excellent investment or owner occupied. side by side ranch. Newer roofs and furnaces, separate basements. Finished. Well maintained, low maintenance investment w two desirable units. underground sprinkler. Appliances included. When you need a team of Brokers that will not only list your home, but see you to a closing you need to call Tom Braatz62-377-1459 or Glenn Shong at 262-490-2787. ON the web find us at www.tombraatz.com www.buyingvip.com Glenn@GlennShong.com www.remax.net www.localism.com  and our blog at www.active...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Walking down Main Street or Armour Street, you are greeted by many famous names. You get a feeling that people really liked it here. Wrigley had a mansion, the owner of Montgomery Ward had a 23 room, 20 bath mansion on the Lake. It is just the time to come and let Tom Braatz show you what a beautiful city is really is. One can take a drive trough the City of Oconomowoc, located in Western WaukeshaCounty and be amazed how beautiful homes sit on Pristine Lakes, and the Lakes surround this beautiful city. Full of History, and loaded with charm, Oconomowoc is truly a magnificent city to visit, and to work and live in.     The pioneering and developing of Oconomowoc began in 1837 when the first white man, Charles Sheldon, came to this area to build his log cabin. He found that the Pottawato...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
I do a lot of cold calling and it just seems to me that I am seeing a parting of styles. After all, there is always plenty of business for all who work hard. I really like it when I get feedback from a consumer saying that another Broker was saying very nice things about me, and really acted in a classy position. ON the other hand it some times becomes a battle where some Brokers cannot get a long and must go to the extremes of putting someone down, or saying something false that is really not going to get them anywhere. IN fact, it can backfire on them. I love people, I totally enjoy what I do, and I will put others first, but I just cannot help but noticing some people acting in desperation when it is incredibly visible. It reminds me of a simple song I used to listen to about a battl...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
YouTube - The Byrds Every so often I listen to this Byrd song about the man that is infatuated with getting his mare. Sometimes we have to take a big step back and realize that what we desire is something that we really don't want. You can waste counted hours of business, hours, money, time, effort, and more by not focusing on the thing you want to stay a way from. Think about it, enjoy the video. Perhaps you will look at things differently. Sincerely, enjoy the song! on youtube Tom Braatz RE/MAX Realty Center www.activerain.com www.buyingvip.com  
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Attitude. IT is not something that can be used, it is something that is not taken for granted, it is something that is not just a little thing in Real Estate, LISTEN: ATTITUDE IS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN THIS BUSINESS. I MEAN EVERYTHING! I meet brokers that say they are trying this, and trying that, and they're going to see a new guy talk because he seems to be well versed. Yeah, bullcrap. IF you have a great attitude, don't leave it at the door when you walk into your office. You drink your coffee, you start your game plan, you tell then negative people to stay the hell away from you, and the ones that say that you can't do something, Or you should not try, tell them to go try to solve their RUB-EX cube. IT should take no more than five minutes but it will keep them busy for years. You...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
Wisconsin farming is a beautiful sight. There really is a need for the crops to completely seed or the price of food will be out of control.  The fields are turning to Fall, my Son chalks it up! (edit/delete) It is time to get back to what farmer Braatz does best; that is selling real Estate. The Jersey Steers, and the Hampshire lambs tend to take to my son Spencer more. The good thing about my lesson in farming is it really brought me back to Earth. The private six acre lake is out of view. There are also beautiful summer kitchens, and fields of wild flowers. I look at this picture and really don't mind wearing a suit now. I do laugh still when I think about wearing my barn shoes with my blue jeans, and forgetting to change them before walking in my office. Tom Braatz  
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
One thing is for sure, and it is to be celebrated this Sunday. I have met a lot of nice people on activerain, the World, my State, and everywhere else. The one thing I think is important and vital is for all of us to take a step back and remember Fathers Day. No matter where you are in life, or how old you are, it only takes a moment  to close our eyes and reflect on our father, our father fiqure. Perhaps your dad is a softy, or a man that has a bark worst  than his bite, or he is just the king in your life that can never be dethroned; he is your Dad. For those of us that have had parents go to rest we always have the reassurance of knowing that someday we have to say good bye to old friends so one day we can say hello again. What a wonderful day that will be. I do wish everyone a wonde...
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This stunning four  bedroom, two and a half bath two story has a three car garage, large lot, and best of all has the quality that William Ryan homes has always delivered. Why not make an appointment today to have a private showing with Glenn Shong. If you are a buyer or seller and are thinking of making a Real Estate move why not get your valuable and free a real Estate tool kit from Glenn.   Are you looking for a broker that knows new construction inside out? Then you need to call Glenn Shong Cell: 262-490-2787 There really isn't anything that a Buyer or a Seller could not find at www.glennshong.com In fact, call or email me to set up a listing appoitment or an appointment to become a VIP buyer this month of June or July and you will recieve a free Real Estate tool kit which has every...
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By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
One can take a drive trough the City of Oconomowoc, located in Western Waukesha County and be amazed how beautiful homes sit on Pristine Lakes, and the Lakes surround this beautiful City. Full and History, and loaded with charm, Oconomowoc is truly a magnificent City to visit, and to work and live in.   The poineering and developing of Oconomowoc began in 1837 when the first white man, Charles Sheldon, came to this area to build his log cabin. He found that the Potowatomi Indians had already laid the foundation of what they called Coo-No-Mo-Wauk (where the waters meet, or river of lakes) which in time would become Oconomowoc. As the town grew and word of its beauty and natural wealth spread, tradesmen began to arrive. One such early settler was a young man named John S. Rockwell. He bui...
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