When I was considering where to begin my Milwaukee real estate career, I did some homework. I started by asking friends who they had bought or sold with, what their experience was like, and what they’d heard around town about the various brokerages. I also asked those I knew in the industry for their opinions of the reputation of the various firms. I reflected on my own experiences buying and selling (in both Chicago and Milwaukee) and what had made them positive or negative. And then, I dug a little deeper. To the best of my ability, using a real estate app, I tried to figure out who was doing the most business in Milwaukee’s North Shore.
Again and again, Shorewest came out on top in my research. Word on the street suggested that Shorewest agents take good care of their clients and customers. My amateur data analysis suggested that Shorewest was being rewarded for that care with a healthy share of the market. My eventual interview at the North Shore office confirmed my suspicions that Shorewest was where I wanted to be. Despite receiving offers from each competitor I met with, I gladly signed onto their roster.
Once I became licensed and officially joined Shorewest a whole new world of data analysis opened to me. I could now use the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to get a true, unfiltered view of the world of Milwaukee real estate. I geeked out on data – looking into which firms, offices and individual agents were selling the most; researching list to sale price ratios, exploring how often homes in various neighborhoods are likely to turn over… basically, satiating my curiosity about this world with data.
Last week, 2016 year end MLS numbers were made available. This morning at our sales team meeting we analyzed them as a team (yes… these people get me…). Shorewest is unequivocally #1 in the North Shore for 2016. The first chart looks at our company – all Shorewest offices vs. all of the offices of our competitors. The second looks at my office -Shorewest North Shore- vs the individual offices of our competitors. We are #1 in both, by a lot. In these graphs we are looking at 1/1/2016-12/31/2016 and the North Shore is defined by it’s traditional communities of Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, Brown Deer, River Hills and Glendale.
If you’re wondering how Shorewest stacks up in your community, I will gladly find that information for you. If you’d like to learn about the many ways that Shorewest takes care of customers and clients -the real reason behind this success- let’s talk, and then I’d love to show you. I spend a lot of time working and I feel so thankful that my time is spent learning from and working with the very best in the industry.