Katie Gnau Knows

By: Katie Gnau, Elsafy Team Job interviews, new babies, big kids leaving the nest, changing relationship status … if any of these feel familiar to you, you may be thinking about a home sale. Dealing with these life transitions is a big job. I can help to make it easier by managing the steps in […]

Spring Market in February?

February isn’t exactly springtime in Milwaukee.  But if you’re considering selling your home, now is precisely the time to think spring.  Sure, your grass will be greener, the trees will look prettier, and the gardens will start to come alive in May and June.  But it’s also the time when there’s a whole lot more competition.  The best outcomes […]

Negotiator or Dealmaker?

Negotiation is an important part of a real estate transaction.  Protecting the interests of your client is a fundamental duty.  Realtors are often hired to get the best deal possible. Clients expect you to be tough.  They expect you to be firm.  “Your job is to stare down the other side”, I was once told.  Which I did, and then […]

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Thinking of buying a house?  Welcome to the shark tank!  By now I’m sure you’ve heard stories of homes getting multiple offers.  Five, ten, or fifteen offers on a single home are not unusual.  First let’s understand why this is happening.  Then let’s consider important lessons for both buyers and sellers. What’s Fueling the Fire It’s not complicated.  Low inventory and […]