Lakeland Realty - Testimonials

 “My experience with Lakeland Realty could not have gone any better.  Being a first time home buyer in the North Woods and being from out of state it was necessary to have a representative that was knowledgeable, thorough, and honest.  Ryan fit this bill.  He went above and beyond the call of duty in all kinds of weather (walking every inch of properties in blizzard conditions!). His vast knowledge of land (overpriced/fair market) and his familiarity with neighborhoods and its history was invaluable.  I would highly recommend Ryan/Lakeland Realty for any real estate deal.”

- Richard J. Schau, Chicago, IL


      “Ryan did a great job of selling my property, especially in a down market.  He kept me apprised of progress.  He presented the property very professionally.  He promptly took care of any questions or problems.”

Jim Bartells, Three Lakes, WI



     “Lakeland Realty  -Knowledgeable   -Easy to work with   -Kept us informed”

 - Jim & Kristin Ordway, Hartland, WI


     “Ryan Hanson has gone the extra mile as a realtor in helping us acquire the hunting land we hopefully will use for many years to come.  He was very thorough in his explanations of forest crop lands and also steered us to a very pleasant borrowing experience where we locked in a great rate.  I believe he was fair both to the seller and buyer and was never too busy to take questions even after the sale! I liked Ryan’s work well enough to list two lake properties that I have for sale.” 

Dewey Reilly, Tomahawk, WI


     “I really appreciated the help and service provided by Lakeland Realty for my land sale.  Ryan did everything possible to make this a positive experience and never let my negative issues stop him from moving forward to sell my property.  I’m grateful for his patience, understanding and effort because this land would not have sold if it wasn’t for Ryan.”

Patty Perna, Mercer, WI


     “Working with Lakeland (Ryan) was easy & enjoyable.  I felt Ryan went above & beyond to make the transaction a success.  As a first time purchaser in the area of this type of land, he was patient & provided honest & transparent guidance.  If I had been working with a “typical” real estate organization I highly doubt this transaction would have taken place.  I congratulate you & hope your clients recognize the true value you have provided.”

Kevin Dennis, Waukesha, WI


     “After a number of years on the market, we switched to Lakeland Realty.  They recommended a spring clearing and cleaning-up of the property and we were able to find a buyer that summer.  Very pleasant, professional and easy to work with.”

Nancy Sadler, Davenport, IA


     “In December of 2011, we began our search to purchase land in Oneida County.  After searching the Internet, visiting realtor offices, and driving the countryside, we located Lakeland Realty in Minocqua.     

     We contacted Lakeland Realty by phone on January 9, 2012 while traveling the area and locating a piece of property we were interested in looking at that day.  Our agent, Ryan Hanson, answered and he was able to meet with us that day.  From the beginning of our meeting with Ryan, we felt very comfortable with the entire process of purchasing the land.  Ryan walked the land with us and explained all the aspects of the property.  He was able to answer most questions we asked and if he wasn’t able to give us an answer he told us he would find out and get back to us.  Every question we had was answered.  We had a question about the power to the property and the cost.  Ryan contacted the electrical company and provided us with the data needed to make an informed decision.  Any questions about the well, septic, zoning, etc were answered with referrals that provided us with the information needed to get solid answers.

     Ryan also referred us to United FCS for financing.  This referral turned out to be great.  We were able to work with United FCS to get a great deal on our loan and interest rate.

     We would definitely recommend Ryan Hanson as an agent to assist you in your future land purchases.  When buying land from over 100 miles away in a location that you don’t have many contacts, it’s important to be able to trust someone regarding your purchase.  Lakeland Realty is definitely the place to go.  Thank you Ryan.”

Steve & Lynell Shumaker, Weyauwega, WI


     “After listing my 36 acres in Iron County, WI with two ‘local’ realtors, without any interest or success, I listed with Lakeland land Company.  Ryan from Lakeland came to inspect the property on a wet and rainy day.  He took many pictures and carefully noted the key attributes of the parcel.  He put up signs and promoted the property.  In short – he showed interest – something none of the ‘local’ realtors had done.  The property sold – at a good price – to the first party who looked at it.  God job and many thanks to Ryan and Lakeland!  Yours truly and a satisfied customer…”

Bob Trudeau, Johnson City, TN


     “In the last 12 years we have purchased and sold 5 properties.  This, by far, was the least stressful.  You folks worked very well with our realtor.  Thanks much.”

Dennis Thusius, Cedarburg, WI


     “Ryan, Thanks for all of your assistance in selling our properties.  We had them listed for a year with another broker and had no offers.  You sold both parcels within 6 months.  Great job!”

Mike Theiler, Waterford, CT


     “I am a licensed real estate broker who has engaged Lakeland Realty to represent me in multiple transactions due to their knowledge of the market, understanding of the elements which dictate the value and utility of a property, and most importantly, their honest, prompt, and professional service.  I have, and will continue to recommend Lakeland Realty to family, friends, and associates whom I think would benefit from their services.”

Pete Schau, Chicago, IL


     “My experience with Lakeland Realty was pleasant and rewarding.  I had been trying to sell my lake lot in Vilas County for two years through a local realtor without success and then turned to Lakeland Realty for help.  They went to my land for an inspection of the property, suggested some affordable ‘window dressing cleanup’ of the site, and put together a realistic marketing plan.  They convinced me that they had my interest foremost in their efforts and proved it by finding a buyer for my lots within three months of contracting with them. 

     I was impressed with their professionalism and desire to make the sale.  I feel that they earned their sale commission and recommend Lakeland Realty to help you in the marketing and selling of your land.”

- Tom Hicks, Waukesha, WI


     “We contacted Ryan because we were interested in a listing.  We had no realtor of our own and Ryan did an excellent job answering all our questions and taking all my phone calls.  Ryan was there each step of the way.  Lakeland Land Co. helped in making our dream land a reality!”

Jaime & Mark Buelter, Juneau, WI   


     “I was very pleased with the hard work you did for the sale.  Thanks again.” 

- Michael Casper, Oconto Falls, WI


     “We were very impressed with how Ryan and Lakeland Realty handled our purchase.  Ryan took care of everything and we were pleasantly surprised by Ryan’s honesty, and his professional, personable and hard working attitude.  Ryan did a great job taking care of both the buyer and seller during this purchase.  He initiated all of the survey work required for our offer and we still closed on schedule even with all of the additional easements that benefitted both parties.  Thank you.  We’ve already let friends know what great service you provide.”

James & Michele Woodford, Rhinelander, WI


     “I had a great experience with Lakeland Land Company.  Ryan Hanson was knowledgeable and friendly.  He found a buyer for my property in short time.  I feel that both myself and the buyer got a fair and equitable deal.  I would recommend Lakeland Land to all my friends and family for their real estate dealings in northern Wisconsin!”

Steve Maslow, Fort Worth, TX


     "If you’re looking for someone who will go the extra mile, Ryan is your guy.  My purchase had zoning issues, easements, and needed a wetland delineation.  All of the above handled professionally.  Ryan took care of the seller by attending zoning hearings.  The owner was from out of state.  Great follow up on all these details.  Thanks Ryan.”

- John & Susan Peterson, Ojibwa, WI


     “We first contacted Ryan Hanson when he sent a letter to us and others describing vacant property in our area, property that he was listing for one of our neighbors.  Though the property had been for sale for months earlier -- before Ryan -- we did not know of its availability until Ryan's letter arrived.  Ryan also posted multiple "For Sale" signs and created access paths through the wooded lot.  Ryan was, then, the seller’s broker rather than our agent as buyer.  But the services performed by Ryan for both sides of this sale were always done with complete openness, honesty, and excellence.  Ryan even suggested the place where he felt we could get the best financing – where we did, in fact, arrange financing.  Ryan also assisted significantly in steps to alleviate an apparent encroachment on the property concerned.  We are, therefore, quite happy to recommend Ryan very heartily!

Harry & Suzanne Tressel, Northbrook, IL


     “We were pleased with the services that Ryan at Lakeland Realty provided us.  He was very prompt on answering all questions that we had asked.  Not only was Ryan helpful about property questions, but was also very knowledgeable about the community.  His assistance has helped us in becoming part of the community.  Ryan also completed a utility easement for us which saved us months in obtaining electricity.  In addition, he assisted in a cost sharing agreement minimizing the electric installation cost.”

Joe & Cheryl Corbeille, Black Creek, WI 


     “Thank you for all your effort in selling our lakefront property.  In a difficult seller’s market, you put the extra effort in for the completion of the sale.”

 - George Graves, Portage, IN


     “Ryan: Thank you very much.  You did a great job.  Hope we can work together again.”

- Louis Bruette, Hortonville, WI


     "I've been buying land in northern Wisconsin and Michigan for the last 33 years. This being in 19 counties and about 300 parcels. Therefore I've had the opportunity to deal with many different realty firms. Lately, I've been buying vacant acreage from Lakeland Land Co., Minocqua, Wis. Their staff has been very nice to deal with. Salesman Ryan Hanson is very knowledgeable about the land his company is showing. He is also good with easements which are very important."

-  Al Cramer, Manitowoc, WI


     "Lakeland Realty- Thank you so much for the quick action you took in selling our home on Big St. Germain Lake. We tell everyone we meet how fast you sold our home. We didn't even have a chance to find another one here. The very next day you brought the signs out and got it advertized. We were shocked and so was our family and friends. We have recommended your company many times."

-  Fred and Betty Wein, Waukesha, WI


     "I believe you try very hard to make the buying experience a very positive one. You are helpful and understanding of the various steps in the process that the buyers experience. I would recommend Lakeland Realty. Finding the right team is essential in a stress-free buying experience."

-  Richard and Sandra Kronewitter, Edwardsburg, MI


     "You alerted me to the fact that we only had 10 days to notify the state that we intended to keep this property in forest crop. I did not know this - and this could have been a very costly over-site. Thanks for your help!"

-  Don Meyer, Dorchester, WI


     "A couple of years back, my wife, Charlene and I decided to buy some hunting land so we called Lakeland Realty. We told Ryan where we wanted to buy and, as luck would have it, he had an 80 available that joined my brother's property. Being first time land buyers, we had a lot of questions for Ryan (forest crop laws, zoning boundary markings, etc.). He either answered them right away or dug into it and got answers for us in a timely manner. (He was very helpful.)"

-  John Parlier, Merrill, WI


     "Lakeland Realty, My last real estate experience with your firm was very positive. You worked to get me the benefit of the transaction. I was kept aware of all/any negotiations. Everything was done as it should be - professional, friendly and courteous."

-  Jacqueline Sell, Winchester, WI


     "We live very busy lives. When we contacted Lakeland Realty, Ryan understood the value of our time. We were able to make a fair deal very quickly and hassle-free."

-  Roy and Ann Young, Tomahawk, WI


     "I have found Lakeland Realty very easy to work with. They are straight forward with excellent attention to detail. I would recommend using them for any real estate need."

-  Charles Kramer, Fall Creek, WI


     "After we decided to build the house we wanted for our last home instead of settling for a house we found, we looked for land, saw several parcels and liked what we saw listed with Lakeland Realty. We went and talked with Tony and, because of his flexibility, we were able to buy the land we wanted without having to wait until we sold our existing house. It was a good experience. I recommend Lakeland Realty."

-  Peter and Ruth Johnson, Woodruff, WI


     "Just wanted to thank you for helping us with our recent land purchase. Ryan and staff took the time to work out all the details and contacts necessary for the sale. Working with you made this a pleasurable experience. Thanks Ryan."

-  Mike and Sandy Boeker, West Bend, WI

 "Lakeland Realty clearly listened carefully to us when we described the property we were looking for. They did not waste our time showing us properties that they wanted to sell - they directed to us properties that fit our needs. Throughout the process, from showing properties to closing on the sale, Lakeland Realty consistently did what they said they would do. Their actions consistently matched their words, demonstrating their integrity and competence."

-  Chris and Jill Metrusias, Mukwonago, WI



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