Real Estate: I broker it, I sell it, I buy it, I finance it, I develop it, I divide it, I own it: single family, condominiums, land, multi family, business. Since 1976. It’s what I do. And it’s what I do for you.
This is SUCH A DIFFERENT market than the first 40 years of my career! It is no longer just a matter of finding a property: getting it financed takes a special effort. But if it can be done, we’ll get it done! I work with loan officers that know what they’re doing 🙂
5 STAR AGENT PROFESSIONAL AWARD WINNER! – I love Real Estate! The satisfaction of helping people through the real estate transaction is very rewarding. Buy or sell!
Volunteer instructor: Make a Difference – Wisconsin (MAD-WI). Teaching financial curriculum at high schools in southeast Wisconsin.
Volunteer Union Grove Schools – preparing students for job interviews.
Card carrying blood donor, Viet Nam era veteran.
Co-owner of Hillcrest43, LLC, real estate investments: we own condominiums, land, multi-family, commercial and single family properties.
The FIRST in Wisconsin to use the VIZCONNECT QR code video platform.
BBA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
Major: Real Estate and Urban Land Economics (Graaskamp School)
Full time Realtor since 1977
At home: married to Lynn, 1 daughter (in college at Platteville) one mother-in-law, dog Sadie, cats Ethel & Fred (there used to be a Lucy, too). Yes, that’s a lot of females in my house!
Activities: Fishing (mostly Lake Michigan), hunting (I love bowhunting!), reading, properties. I own several properties, it’s part “hobby” and part “work.”
I use ONE phone number (414) 421-2840. It’s almost always in my possession. You don’t have to chase me down at different locations.
Do you have a property to sell or do you want to buy?
To sell, I’ll help you get the best price, in the shortest time, with the least effort.
I’ve been helping sellers for over 40 years!
Is your house worn and tired looking? Or, is it sharp and up-to-date? I’ll be honest with you. I’ll tell you what we need to do to get it sold!
What will I do to help get it SOLD?
I’ll put together a PROPERTY MAKETING SYSTEM for YOUR property.
I’ll gather the tax data, research comparable properties for sale and sold, do a Market Analysis, obtain the subdivision plat, and, research ownership data. I’ll perform an exterior “curb appeal” assessment., confirm the public schools data, provide a current market overview of conditions and projections, and, I’ll offer pricing strategy. I’ll explain the power and benefits of the Multiple Listing Service, explain the power of web marketing, IDX, and Realtor.com. I’ll prepare the listing contract, supply the R.E.C.R.: Real estate condition report, supply Addendum S: Lead based paint disclosure and take pictures. I’ll measure the rooms, explain the agent’s role in handling the phone calls, explain the agency relationship and review the listing contract, addendums, and other forms prior to seller signing . I’ll prepare showing instructions for Realtors, obtain current mortgagee information, verify homeowner association information and I’ll research water, sewer, electric and oil or gas utility information. I’ll arrange for well test and arrange for septic inspection. I’ll prepare a list of property amenities, prepare a list of inclusions and exclusions, compile a list of completed repair/maintenance items, and I’ll review benefits of a home warranty. I’ll provide a lock box for showings. I’ll make copies of any rental agreements. I’ll verify rents and deposits. I’ll arrange for installation of yard sign. I’ll assist with completion of seller disclosure forms. I’ll review curb appeal assessment with seller,. I’ll review interior décor assessment. I’ll prepare MLS profile sheet. I’ll file forms to load listing transaction into MLS. I’ll proofread MLS data read-out. I’ll load photos into MLS system. I’ll create print and internet ads. I’ll coordinate showings with owner, tenants, and buyers. I’ll coordinate showings with other Realtors. I’ll prepare property promotion flyers. I’ll prepare property promotion packages for display and disbursement in the property. I’ll submit marketing information for participating internet sites. I’ll service calls from prospective buyers from all sources of promotions. I‘ll reply to internet inquiries from interested parties. I’ll arrange showings to prospective buyers. I’ll keep supply of materials updated as they are depleted. I’ll provide feedback from showings. I’ll enter any changes into the MLS system. I’ll review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted. I’ll counsel sellers on the merits and weaknesses of terms. I’ll review buyer’s qualifications with other brokers. I’ll deliver disclosures and addendums to buyers and their agents. I’ll obtain pre-qualification of buyers if available. I’ll negotiate on seller’s behalf. I’ll prepare and convey offers and counter-offers. I’ll provide title company and lenders with contract documentation. I’ll collect and escrow buyer’s earnest money. I’ll record status changes with MLS. I’ll provide documentation for closing papers. I’ll assist buyer with applying for financing. I’ll arrange for property inspection. I’ll review the property inspection report with seller. I’ll arrange for appraisal. I’ll provide appraiser with comparables. I’ll follow the loan process. I’ll relay loan approval to seller. I’ll assist seller with home repair contractors. I’ll collect lien waivers. I’ll coordinate the closing schedule. I’ll be sure all parties have the proper documents for closing. I’ll determine the location of the closing. I’ll notify all parties of the date, time and location of the closing. I’ll assist with solving title problems. I’ll schedule final walk-through. I’ll request final closing figures. I’ll provide closing statement to all parties. I’ll provide earnest money funds for closing. I’ll coordinate closing with seller’s next purchase. I’ll direct loan payoff to lender. I’ll direct your proceeds to you. I’ll provide closed documentation to MLS and others. I’ll have the sign and lock box removed.
To help you BUY: I upload your desired features to the MLS website to do an immediate search for available properties that match your request AND give you immediate email notifications of properties as they come on the site. Immediate, every day, 24/7/365. Then you can review the information and photos and decide which properties you want to see.
Please, call me and let’s get started. Eric D. Lenz (414) 421-2840
… or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We had tons of questions and concerns and he was always willing to answer and help us understand – Jim H.
Since the market had slowed dramatically, it was quite a while until out house sold, even though there were plenty of showings. I couldn’t believe how prompt he was for every showing and he always gave us feedback so we knew he was working for us. – Jody P.
He helped us buy and sell and he helped my dad, too. I just keep referring him to our friends. He always seems to make the transaction progress smoothly! If I have questions, he finds the answers. _ Rick K.
Because of my business, there was much more paperwork than normal. Eric was able to provide the direction needed to sort through the issues. Ron Z.
He has so many contacts in the business that we would always look to him to find the answers. Eric showed the patience needed to get things done. – Jerry S.
Eric knew the marketing effort and style needed to sell our unique property. He put the necessary effort into finding the right buyer. Carol R.
I didn’t understand the internet then and I still don’t understand it, but he showed me how he used it to get extra marketing that attracted the buyer. – David K.
We knew my mother’s house had to be sold fast. He made it happen! – Karen S.
My wife and I were going through terrible times. Eric Helped us to be cooperative with each other and get the sale completed.- Bryan D.
I didn’t realize how many things needed to happen to get the closing completed. He just went ahead and did them. Even my attorney was thankful for the help. – Carol P.
Hones, local area knowledge, and personalized service. – Chuck P.
Eric took a very personal and deep interest in the sale of my property. Every question I had over the phone was answered promptly and followed up by email which made me very comfortable and at ease no matter how many I asked? The kind of person you would like to have as a friend. Very knowledgeable with great integrity. I couldn’t have asked for anything more of him or his service. _ Loren E.