Welcome to Lori Droessler Real Estate, Inc., an independently owned and operated full service real estate business.
If you are thinking of buying or selling in the Southwest Wisconsin area or in Northwestern Illinois, then you’ve come to the right place. I have full access to all listed area properties and full exposure to Multiple Listing Services giving me the most complete picture of the local real estate market.
I know the marketplace and will exceed your expectations. Whether you are buying or selling your first home or investment property, the Experience and Knowledge that Lori Droessler Real Estate, Inc. can offer you will equal RESULTS!
Photo by Dave Driscoll, Benton, WI
Most of us who were born and raised in the Tri-State area don't give a thought to the fact that we can easily live, work and play in three different states in the timeframe of one day. The Southwest Wisconsin area is unique to the fact that we are close to it all, yet we remain rural in our surroundings and strong in our roots and history. Quaint cities and villages, small schools and small-town friendliness abound in the entire area. It lends a feeling of belonging and wholesomeness. Its a great place to raise a family.Tour our area and see why we invite you to make Southwest Wisconsin your home.
My Corner of the Market January 2014 Review
2014 Off to a Slow Start but Spring is around the Corner!
Overall, Wisconsin sales dipped in January 6.8%. Typically only 17% of the total sales in a year happen between December and February with only 4.7% happening in January. This is mainly due to the Wisconsin weather, holidays, and being in the middle of a school year. The overall median price of homes was up however, by 3.2% from the previous year. It was worthwhile to note that housing prices have crept up in the last 22 out of 23 months. Locally Grant County saw an increase of 23.9% in median price and Lafayette remained the same.
Although sales have dipped, listings and showings have increased in the past few weeks, with new homes going on the market daily. If you are planning on listing, now would be a good time to start prepping your home for advertising pictures and showings. De-cluttering countertops, minimizing personal effects (pictures and toiletries), organizing closets, and doing a little spring cleaning will make a home pop.
Inventory remains low in the area, making it a seller’s market. If you are shopping for a home, make sure you prepared to make an offer quickly if something comes up you like. A few tips to make the buying experience less stressful: Create a list of items that “you must have” and items that are on your wish list, but you are willing to compromise on. Have your financing in order by seeing your local lending institution to get pre-approved before shopping. If you have a home to sell prior to buying, it is beneficial to have it listed. You can always find temporary housing if need be. An offer which needs to have a contingency to sell your current home may be the difference on getting an accepted offer on your dream home.