Amazing Planting Ground Lake Property in Three Lakes,WI On the Famous Chain of Lakes

October 17, 2008
Planting Ground Premier

Planting Ground Premier

Planting Ground Premier. I define luxury as this amazing custom built western red cedar log sided waterfront home. This property is located on pristine, peaceful 1000 acre Planting Ground Lake with southwestern exposure and a gorgeous sandy shoreline.  It is located just north of Three lakes on the amazing Chain of 28 Lakes and offers panoramic views through its’ wall of windows overlooking the lake from almost every room in the home.  The home itself offers 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, soaring ceilings in the great room,  birdseye maple hardwood flooring, over 3500 square feet of finished living space, an oversized 2 car attached garage and a large 26×30 toy storage outbuilding with the second story having views of the lake.  The home is loaded w/ upgrades from the level of construction, to 2 steam showers, skylights, a Pearl hot tub, central vacuum system, 2 fieldstone heatilater fireplaces, a master suite w/it’s own private balcony and so much more. Take the drive through the pillars at the gate and see how I define luxury. 


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Amazing Waterfront Opportunity in Vilas County, Eagle River,WI

June 25, 2008



Imagine if this was your view………………

Anvil Lake is a crystal clear 380 acre lake located only 10 minutes from Eagle River, WI in Vilas County  that has some of the most gorgeous beaches seen in the Northwood’s and this property offers the most sought after views…  This unique property has 6 BR, 3.5 baths sits on 6 acres of wooded privacy and includes 230 feet of gorgeous sandy beach.  The cedar sided Northwood’s home is a custom built property that is ready for entertaining. It boasts over 5000 sq. feet of finished living space, a master suite, a lower level walkout with waterfront views, a revolving entertainment center and double sided fireplae, private winding drive, 3 car attached garage, & a 32x 50 storage building for those extra water toys.  $1,195,000.

You are located not only on the lake but minutes from National Forest land, hiking trails and so much more. This is the ideal dreamers “DREAM” so come take a look and begin your lazy days of summer…

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Free Home Giveaway in Eagle River, WI @ the Home Show

June 25, 2008

Father’s Day weekend had to be shared this year by our own Eagle River, WI Sport & Home Show. It was wonderful seeing so many familiar faces and old friends and clients. I look forward every year to working this event b/c it is a great opportunity to show support for our community by being present.

The weekend had good traffic and was in a new spot…our new high school. What an amazing facility and that was probably one of the top ten comments I heard.  Many members of our community felt like this was their opportunity to come out and take a look at both the vendors and the school. It is an honor to have this new facility in our home town and many individulas were feeling the pride as they came through this weekend.

We did a free home giveaway as well as a gorgeous floral basket giveaway for our customers & people were generally pretty excited about the idea of giving away a home… Did I mention it was a condo unit for the birds???? It was cute and people responded well.  I think you can see the home and the basket below in the photo..

I did have a couple of my Seller’s request that while they may look at Offer’s from Buyer’s at this time they are not yet ready to do a “giveaway”.  Again, most everyone felt it was a cute idea.

In closing I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to say Hello!!!  It is a pleasure being in this community with you all and it was great to see everyone support the Home Show again this year!!

Staging…Fact or falacy????

March 29, 2008

We have all done some staging over the years and it is now considered a profession. It is also a service many individual  Realtors are offering as an area of specialty in their real estate career. You are seeing it in 2 ways either as a service they provide or a skill they have trained themselves in.  There are several new designations Real Estate agents can acquire in the area of staging. Two t that I am aware of are the AHS Designation ( Accredited Home Staging Specialist) and the ASP Designation ( Accredited Home Staging Specialist). Both classes have recently been offered in Northern Wisconsin to both Vilas and Oneida County Realtors.  I am certain there are more or will be because this seems to be becoming a valueable part of the entire real estate marketing package.  At least it has become for me. Honesty in pricing and honesty in home presentation are very important in a tight pricing market when really separating your home from the competition is vital.   

It is a proven fact and there are NAR statistics that prove that staging helps sell houses quicker and at higher prices. It can often be a far better suggestion to have a home staged than to do a price reduction and , better yet, staging does not necessarily mean spending a lot of money. I believe that staging is increasing the perceived value of a property by showcasing the properties positive points.  On the National association of Realtors website the site states that staged homes can bring in an average of 6.9% more money than homes that have not been staged.

The key behind staging is allowing the potential Buyers to mentally move in to a home by opening up the space. It often involves some creativity and some muscle. When a home is staged, all clutter is removed. An environment of neutrality is the goal and there should be a focal point in every room that is clear and visible for the eye to see. Generally, the rooms best feature. The muscle comes in because you need to spruce it up and showcase it in its best light. I think  of it like detailing a car. You wouldn’t try to sell a car without washing, waxing, and vacuuming it, would you?

The environment of neutrality is achieved by de-personalizing the home:

         1.   De-personalizing  is basically removing family pictures, personal effects, grand art collections and etc… buyers must be able to picture themselves living in the home and that is difficult to do when the home is full of family photos. It also is an obvious distraction when showing the home because buyers tend to be looking to see if they know anyone in the pictures rather than actually viewing themselves in the home.

         2.  Going hand in hand with De-personalization is making the home appear in it’s best light.  Clean and ready for new owners.  Basically, you want it to have neutral or pleasing colors and you want all the holes patched and the doorknobs to be clean and shiny.  Everything should look like it is in move-in condition on day one.

her is a list of helpful staging suggestions:

                        Painting front and back doors

                        Fixing screens and broken windows

                        Painting basement floors and walls – grey epoxy works best

                        Remove clutter           

                                    Take to the dump

                                    Have a garage sale

                                    Donate to church or youth group

                                    Rent a storage garage

                        Remove all items that are not absolutely necessary

                                    Use the phrase “you’re going to be moving anyway so you may as

                                    well start boxing things up.”

                        Create more open space to make the property look larger

                        Remove all nails and screws and patch holes.

Paint entry halls a light neutral color

                        Paint living room and dining room a light neutral color

                        Paint kitchen and baths a light neutral color

                        For vacant homes, Sellers may want to consider renting some furniture


                                    Grey epoxy floors

                                    Hang garden tools

                                    Hang shop tools

                        Make sure all lights and switches are working

                        Turn all light on prior to a showing and off when you are done.

Remember, in the dead of winter in Northern Wisconsin driveways and walkways should be shoveled off and you can always use fresh evergreens or branches to add a little color to the front of your home for curb appeal.


For vacant land Sellers:   “Can you stage a lot?” … Yes you can, clean up the debris & brush. and cwalking trails in so that potential buyers can see what they are purchasing.           

For additional info. on real estate in the Northern Wi. counties of Vilas and Oneida please contact

Remember “Greater Service equals Greater Results” !!

Julie Paez