Summer 2017 Newsletter: Making Memories | We’ve Grown | Mallards Game

Summer is in Full Swing…Summer is all about making memories. Whether it was a family vacation, games played with childhood friends, or simple traditions we’re guessing some of your best memories come from the freedom granted by the summer season.

What do you think of when you think of summer? What are your memories? We’d love to hear them!
We’ve Grown…The team is excited to announce the addition of two Buyers Specialists in Tara McKuen and Andrea Johnson. Both Tara and Andrea will focus on serving buyer clients so we can ensure all our clients get the availability and focus they deserve from their real estate team. We love their others focused attitude and heart of service and are sure you will too! Jeff and Michelle are still working with buyer clients as well so we continue to welcome your business and referrals.

Mallards Game…Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Mallards event on June 16. We had over 100 tickets for our biggest client event yet. It was great spending time with everyone as all our clients and referral partners own a special place in our lives. Thank you all for being a part of it!

Meet The Minter Team- Shawna Gonzalez

Shawna Gonzalez: Client Care Coordinator | Marketing

In her role as Client Care Coordinator Shawna is here to make sure our clients have a world class real estate experience. Her main duties include coordinating transaction paperwork, managing deadlines, and overseeing our client experience.

Shawna has a passion for volleyball and plays often with her husband, Michael. She is also an animal lover and has rescued three cats & a dog.

Meet The Minter Team- Michelle Minter

Michelle Minter: Buyer Specialist | Marketing

Michelle’s passion for helping and mentoring others through difficult situations make her the team’s rockstar buyer’s agent and staging specialist. Guiding first-time homebuyers through the process is one of her favorite things about the job. Michelle works mostly with buyers, including an initial goal-setting meeting, showings, negotiations, and regular communication and updates throughout the process. Sellers can also expect to work with Michelle during their staging appointment, but most of her work with listings will be behind-the-scenes marketing efforts to get your house seen and sold!

Prior to real estate, Michelle taught middle and high school math for 14 years, and enjoyed coaching cross country as well. Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, she loves anything outdoors and her favorite hobbies include paddlesports, hiking, camping, and running. When Wisconsin weather keeps her indoors, she finds her fun with DIY projects, yoga, and learning the ukulele.

About The Minter Team- Jeff Minter

Jeff Minter: Team Leader | Listing Specialist

As a self-proclaimed data nerd, Jeff makes the ideal listing specialist and business manager for the Minter Team. His ability to analyze market trends not only help sellers make smart decisions about pricing, but also make him a well-informed advocate throughout negotiations. While selling your home, Jeff will handle most of the transactional duties with your listing, including paperwork, pricing, negotiations, regular communication, and updates.

In his former life, Jeff taught middle and high school students in multiple subjects while also serving as Head Football Coach at Belleville High School. He continues to enjoy coaching many youth sports including basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. Jeff doesn’t believe in down time, so if he is not working or coaching, you might find him throwing a ball around with his boys, or teaching his musically-inclined daughter a new Metallica riff on the guitar. That being said, if a Badger or Packer game is on, all bets are off!

Is New Construction the Answer?

Bergamont LotsWith the housing inventory still hanging out at record low levels frustrated homebuyers are running out of options.

One reason inventory remains so low is because the pace of new construction has not caught up to the peak we saw ten years ago. With less building happening, there are fewer spec homes on the market which means fewer overall homes on the market and fewer options available so current owners put their own home on the market. It’s a cycle.

If you’ve ever thought about building The Minter Team has helped 5 families start the new construction process in the Legend at Bergamont neighborhood over the last 12 months.

With inventory low, and interest rates still low, building may be easier and more affordable than you think. Contact us at anytime if you’d like to discuss the building process. minter@starkhomes.com

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Madison Mallards Client Event

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our client appreciation event last night! We are so grateful for each and every one of you.