Dennis Herman
Let's Find Your New Home
Phone: (414)426-1784  |  Fax: 888-645-2580
About Dennis Herman and Ez1 Realty
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Why I Chose a Carrier in Real Estate

I think the reason I got into Real Estate explains the type of service I want to provide. It happened long before I choose Real Estate as a carrier. I decided to move and tried selling my house on my own. That was not as easy as it seemed. It still cost me attorney fees and other costs I didn''t plan on, but lessons I learned about Real Estate made up for the costs involved.

The first lesson was the barrage of Real Estate Agents calling on the phone and showing up at my door. They all seemed to have the same 20 second canned speech to in get their foot in the door. "I am in the top 1 percent in the nation. I can sell your house quicker and for more money than any agent." After hearing the same speech verbatim from a number of agents, it became evident this is what they were taught to say. I later noticed they all worked for the same company.

The next lesson came from a friend I knew in church. One day he handed me a card and told me he could sell my house. I asked him how much it cost. His answer was, "8 percent." It was a little high so I asked him why. He said, "you have to pay for quality service." That may have been the case in those days when the Internet was young and agents had to choose what type of print media to advertise in. But with the Internet everything is a pretty much level playing field and let''s face it, placing a listing on the Internet is basically free. So I hope your asking yourself, "if advertising costs for home listings has gone down to nothing, why have commissions remained the same?" Good question. The fact of the matter is, Real Estate advertising costs on the Internet have soared. Like the oil, health insurance, and remember when the phone company had a monopoly? A few Internet companies have cornered the market on advertising and control the market. So they are charging a ton of money to Real Estate Agents and Brokers to advertise. I received a quote today from one of the companies. A 70 character ad that is estimated to get 56 clicks a month is over $500 per month. That is not customers, that is the cost of clicks. This company places a market value of $10 a click on their advertising. Based on past performance, 1 in 60 clicks turns out to be a sale. So figure it out for yourself. Internet companies want a piece of the pie and think nothing of asking $600 out of every sale. No wonder commissions have not decreased. This is only one aspect in a long list of expenses for a Real Estate Agent.

Something else also happened to me when I was trying to sell my house in my own. One day a well dressed, well mannered Real Estate Agent stopped by the house and handed me a booklet that contained color photos and printed specifications including prices on similar homes in the area. He handed it to me along with a card and told me to give him a call if I have any questions. Who do you think I called? I learned service is far more important than words and promises.

That''s why I got into Real Estate. I figured for the most part the industry was filled with people going out selling themselves and only a few who practiced the quality of listening. I thought it would be an easy business to find success because I love listening and providing outstanding service.

If your looking for service instead of promises, give me a call or send an email and I''ll see what I can do for you before we start talking numbers.

If you signed up on one of the major Real Estate web sites and provided your email address, chances are all the Internet sites you visit are being recorded and that information is being sold. I''ve been contacted by a number of web sites selling or giving away your personal information. I can assure you, searching on this web site will not attach any tracking applications nor will I purchase any information sold on potential Buyers and Sellers. I personally consider such acts an invasion of privacy. If you agree – I am the Real Estate Agent for you. Let''s get back to doing business the old fashion way – a relationship built on trust and respect.

 

Welcome to the top Sheboygan County Realtor web site servicing Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elk Hart Lake, Fond du Lac, Grafton, Kiel, Ootsburg, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Random Lake, Waldo, West Bend, and other areas including northern parts of Fond du Lac and Washington Counties., WI areas. Providing all your Real Estate needs. Quick home search for any type of house or dupolex you are looking for.

Welcome to your source for professional real estate services in Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elk Hart Lake, Fond du Lac, Grafton, Kiel Ootsburg, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Random Lake, Waldo, West Bend, Sheboygan and Ozaukee County, WI areas.

I''ve been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2005 and a licensed Real Estate Broker since 2012. When I began my carrier in Real Estate, I joined Fist Weber based on the exceptional training offered. First Weber was one of the few local Brokers offering extended training courses in a formal setting. In 2005 their training program was rated number 4 in the nation. During months of training, I worked out of their office located on west Capital drive. Instead of working in the suburbs where sale prices and commissions are much higher, I decided to work within the city to gain experience thorough a greater number of sales. The plan worked out well as I was continually faced with new challenges and learning experiences.


After three years at First Weber I decided to make a move to Realty Executives. Working with one of their Agents on a number of transactions was one of the determining factors. The Agent and his office displayed the expertise and professionalism I thought was important to a successful carrier in Real Estate. Another important factor was their commitment to growth and use of the Internet. In 2008 the Internet was a rather new marketing tool. Finding a Broker committed to cutting edge technology was an important factor of my next move.

Over the years I successfully closed well over 100 sales ranging from $15,000 to $625,000. I''ve worked with Sellers and their properties all over eastern and southeast Wisconsin. I only work in areas I''m familiar with prices, neighborhoods, market trends, city rules, regulations and other important matters that have to be considered when buying and selling Real Estate. When I meet a Buyer or Seller outside my market area, I find them a qualified local Agent to work with. I grew up on the south side of Fond du Lac, built a home in Muskego and another in Sheboygan. I''ve sold property in every corner of Fond du Lac county and most every suburb in Waukesha and Washington counties. I have extensive experience with residential homes. I have also sold condominiums, retail, commercial, and industrial properties. Over the years I''ve worked with and counseled first time home buyers, worked with buyers to get qualified for loans, and helped buyers get the right loan. I''ve worked with conventional FHA, 203K loans, private funds, and cash buyers. I''ve worked on the purchase of homes from private buyers and all types of foreclosed properties. I''ve written offers on HUD, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac websites. I''ve also looked into online auctions only to find most do not comply with Wisconsin State laws regarding auctions. I feel purchasing properties without proper disclosure is too risky. Most buyers agree after I explain how standard state forms protect their interests. A form of protection most auction sites want buyers to give up.

Before pursuing a carrier in Real Estate I worked as a design engineering for over 25 years, 15 years as a project engineer designing and installing industrial finishing systems. During that time I had the pleasure of working for one of the best mangers in the business. Together we developed procedures to investigate and initiate measures using the latest technology to offer superior products at the lowest cost. We perfected the concept of identifying individual areas, investigating options, introducing new ideas on a controlled basis, and analyzing results. Using this simple system we took the least profitable department in the company, turning it around to the most profitable in a short amount of time. One of the key features of our system was to enlist the expertise of employees from all the departments and every supplier engaged in the manufacture and installation of the systems involved. Attention to detail was the key to success. No idea was too small to investigate or too large to adopt to the products we offered.

I''ve been able to integrate a number of my engineering skills into my Real Estate business. Cost savings has always been a key consideration. My concept and goal is to reduce costs and pass the savings onto customers in the form of lower Listing fees. Using the computer as a tool is an understatement. Having a background in programming and system development is essential. I enjoy developing and refining systems to streamline operations, save time, and reduce the chance of errors. I am a little surprised to see a lack of competition in the Real Estate industry to reduce costs and increase the quality of service, which is my passion.

My spare time passion is Bible study and writing Christian books which include a series on the prophecies Jesus fulfilled, stories and detailed studies on the Gospels, an engineers view on the construction of the Tabernacles, and more. Many of my studies are posted on my Internet site, Advent Bible Study on Wordpress. I have a number of books published on Lulu.com. Here are the Internet links.
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/AdventBible
http://adventbiblestudy.wordpress.com/

 
With great experience as a Sheboygan Realtor and as a Realtor servicing all areas in Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elk Hart Lake, Fond du Lac, Grafton, Kiel Ootsburg, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Random Lake, Waldo, West Bend , I help both buyers and sellers meet their real estate objectives. I have extensive knowledge of each of the communities located in Sheboygan, Greater Fond du Lac and Waukesha areas and will work tirelessly on your behalf to make your next home buying or home selling experience a pleasant and successful one.

When selecting a Realtor or real estate agent a strong knowledge of the community, strong negotiation skills, and a commitment to providing excellent service are all crucial elements.

For sellers, it is my commitment to help sell your home or property in a timely fashion while helping you attain the highest possible price for your real estate. If you are interested in receiving a free home valuation, I encourage you to fill out my free home valuation form.

For buyers looking for homes or other real estate opportunities I will work with you to find your ideal home. I will provide you with all of the necessary tools for finding the right property. From free access to search almost all area homes to the ability to fill out My Dream Home Finder Form, everything I can possibly provide will be at your service. In addition, once we''ve narrowed down what you are looking for, we can begin the home showing process so you can get a closer look at the homes that should be a good fit. I help negotiate the best possible deal for my clients with each and every real estate transaction.

Nothing satisfies me more than seeing the smiles that come with a successful real estate transaction. Thanks again for considering me as your Realtor.

I am a designated Wisconsin Realtor which means I maintain the highest possible standards as a real estate agent. The Realtor designation means that I am a member of the National, Wisconsin and Greater Fond du Lac Association of Realtors and act according to a specific code of  ethics which guarantees the optimum level of service for your real estate needs when buying or selling a home, commercial property, or condo, in Adell, Cascade, Cedar Grove, Elk Hart Lake, Fond du Lac, Grafton, Kiel Ootsburg, Plymouth, Port Washington, Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Random Lake, Waldo, West Bend, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Plymouth, Lannon, Sussex, West Bend or in surrounding Eastern and Southeastern Wisconsin communities. Next time you need a Realtor, be sure to contact me today.

If you are a buyer who needs a Wisconsin Realtor please fill in a Buyers Request Form. If you are a seller, who needs a Realtor please fill in my "What''s Your Home Worth Form" or use my Sellers Request Form. Please note, any and all real estate real estate requests will be responded to in a timely manner. I value your feedback, and if you are a Realtor who has a referral, please fill out the short form below or my general request form.
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