Moving is Hard.

I’ll just come right out and say it, moving isn’t easy.  The thought of packing up years of accumulated possessions and putting them in box is daunting.  And that’s not the hardest part.  It’s what to do with family heirlooms, kids’ third grade artwork, and all your memories is what makes the process especially difficult.  We all know that […]

The Most Important Room

The Most Important Room Your home has lots of rooms. Each one serves a specific purpose. Some are private spaces like bedrooms.  Others are public spaces like the living room. Have you ever thought about which is the single most important room?  While its function hasn’t changed over the many decades since our homes were built, how […]

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 […]

Getting Ready to Move

Congratulations!  You sold your home.  Now comes the difficult task of packing and getting ready to move.  Where do you start?  Here’s some to advice to get you on your way.   Secure Movers Early If you’re going to employ the help of professional movers or rent a moving truck, then your first step is to secure them early.  These services […]

3 Reasons to Consider selling before spring

You don’t have to wait until spring to put up your “for sale” sign! Even though interest rates have increased and post-pandemic demand has steadied, you don’t need to wait to sell if your home no longer meets your needs. Here’s why now *might* be the right time for you to start the process: 1) […]

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 […]