Relocate to Wisconsin : Toys Don't Have to be "Techie" they can be Agri-Cational !

Toys Don't Have to be "Techie" they can be Agri-Cational !

   When we introduce new buyers to Wisconsn we think it is important to do some  "Show and Tell" and we don't mean just houses.  There are lots of wonderful reasons to live in southeastern Wisconsin.  Places to go and things to see...we always gift them with one of our calendars no matter what month it is because next year they will get another one and it tells ALLL about the lakefront and ethnic festivals that are part of what make Summer "happen" on the Lake Michigan lakefront.  The gorgeous photography is suitable for framing and for the people who have moved away ....they still ask us to send them for that "Taste of Home" they always want to remember.    

      We show them parks,...sometimes for children...sometimes for dogs....and the list of restaurantsPicnic areas stretches from the lakefront to Lake Country from casual to formal each with their own unique signature menus...and atmosphere.

      The schools are important to many people and tours are arranged to insure that both parents and students are acquainted and comfortable with the curriculum and all the system has to offer. Whether there are children or not, people want to be in an area where there is a great school system and we have many of those....some with orchestras, outstanding academic and sports offerings and often a large reason why people choose southeastern Wisconsin as a place to call home. 

       Our four season climate does not allow for Farmers' Markets year tound....but when the weather warms...the Farmers  Marketmarkets bloom all over the area..many on Saturdays and some during the week.  The fresh vegetables and flowers, arts and crafts, locally produced bakery, honey....always something new and new recipes dancing thru my head as we stroll the aisles and take in the sights, sounds and smells of this seasonal attraction.

       We had one family who had a son age 3 at the tRaised Garden Bedime, who was fascinated by the stalks of broccoli and things he had never seen before at the grocery store.  His parents decided to encourage his interest and Dad built a raised garden bed in their backyard and let their son choose the plants he would grow during the summer.

  The garden did more than create a new created responsibility for watering and weeding, pruning and picking ....and it wasn't even a techie "plug in" toy  popular with children of all ages today !

   Seed  kitNow, every spring (yes it IS coming !) we give Samuel a head start on his garden with soil, a variety of seeds and he can plant the whole starter pot right in the garden when the weather says "planting time."    He has added another dimension to his learning process watching the tiny seeds become plants and we are thrilled to be a part of this "agri-lesson".

      It you or anyone you know wants to learn about selling or buying real estate anywhere in southeastern Wisconsin, Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty  414 525 0563  are honored to be of assistance !





Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 16 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • February 26 2018 01:21PM


Your customer service goes way beyond...and it shows!  Well done!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 4 months ago

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - It sounds like there is always something to do no matter what the season is in Wisconsin. As for toys, I like the wooden ones for my grandson. He plays for hours running them up and down the couch or stone table!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 4 months ago

It's all so wonderful and important. My dad taught me how to grow things. From vegetables to trees and I have never stopped. In my yard I grow papayas, bananas, pineapples, coconuts, mangos,oranges,grapefruit, lemons, tangerines, cucumbers and tomatoes not to mention hundreds of orchids!

Posted by Marco Giancola, Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida (Beachfront Realty) 4 months ago

One of my young granddaughters helped me plant seeds and then later pick the fruits of out labor.  Her dad had to make a small garden for her and whe takes care of it.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 4 months ago

Fantastic posts. It's not all about technology. Yes, it plays a crucial role, but it is important to get back to basics. Sounds like WI has a lot to offer. Us here in central FL also deal with seasonal farmers market. But there is so much to do and teach. 

Posted by Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; NextHome Antonelli Realty (NextHome Antonelli Realty) 4 months ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson, your buyer clients can't possibly get what you offer online, there's much value to using your services when buying a home in Wisconsin.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 4 months ago

Home buyers will certainly be in good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 4 months ago

Hello Sally K. & David L. Hanson,  I call it the most important driveto havethem get a great feel for the market. It brings us closer together!


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 4 months ago

That's the way to do it. I especially love that you remember to help the young farmer get a start on the growing season. Wonderful way to remember clients. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 4 months ago

Love this post and how you gift the seeds to get him started.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 4 months ago

Sally and David,

You gotta show them the benefits of where they are going to be living...Lifestyle sells. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 4 months ago

Sally and David I love the way you stay not only in touch with your clients, but involved with them as well.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 4 months ago

What a brilliant idea! I'm sure the calendars are well appreciated!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 4 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  Your professionalism, kindness and personal attention is amazing.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 4 months ago

I like how you become partners with your clients and make sure they have what they need all through the transaction.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 4 months ago

I like old fashioned mechanical toys. They inspire youth how mechanism components are put together. Many young children espeically girls missed the opportunity.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 3 months ago