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True North Celebrates 15 Years!

The best of life in Door County

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What to Expect Next in Door County Real Estate

As we mark our 15 year anniversary this week, the team at True North is celebrating last year’s accomplishments while we plan for another year of expert service in Door County’s unique real estate market. 

True North Real Estate proudly made real estate history for the second consecutive year in 2022 by working hard for our clients to surpass $100 million dollars in combined listing and sales. According to Door County Multiple Listing Service data, the ten-person brokerage at True North Real Estate outperformed sixty-seven other member brokerages with more than $113 million in combined listing and sales. The consecutive years mark the only time in Door County real estate history that any office has surpassed $100M in sales.

Our expertise and experience in this localized market shapes our approach in 2023. Demand for real estate continues to outpace supply here in Door County. This poses many challenges for our clients. At True North Real Estate we build custom strategies for our clients that maximize our local connections, our clients’ new found ability to work remotely, respect for our environment, sustainability for our communities and guidance through today’s demanding lending markets.

Choosing True North Real Estate as your trusted guide will help simplify your process while providing you with the highest level of service and commitment in our local market. Our accomplishments are testament to our ongoing commitment to simplicity and authenticity.

Scroll down to hear from a real True North customer and watch the short video on seven compelling reasons choosing a True North Real Estate Professional to sell your home or search for the perfect location will work for you.

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7 Tips for Finding a Good Real Estate Agent

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trends for early 2023

Home price appreciation is slowing...

Typically slower winter sales could mean better prices for buyers who act quickly.

...with positive implications for inflation

Slower growth in home prices helps to cool inflation.

Inventory remains low

A strong seller advantage remains in Wisconsin, but we see positive signs for prepared buyers.

in the words of our customers

There is no way to describe Sara [Glenn, True North Partner] in words other than superlatives. On a Wednesday afternoon, we met in her office and described what we thought would be the ideal Door County condominium. On Thursday afternoon she showed us 5 possibilities, although we could have stopped at #2 – it was the ideal made real.

On Friday afternoon Sara clearly explained the Wisconsin real estate purchase process (we’re from out of state) and drew up the contract conveying our offer. And on Saturday afternoon the offer was accepted.

Beginning immediately, Sara gave us expert guidance through a tight 21-day closing timeline that went without the hint of a hitch. In the meantime, she put us in touch with people from her network of experts – inspector, painter, local insurance broker, and title company manager – all of whom provided us with immediate, friendly assistance.

Sara Glenn is a superbly knowledgeable, responsive real estate professional who listens, anticipates, and delivers, all with the easygoing, personal manner of an old friend. She’s as good as it gets. 

Rick & Nancy S.

door county happenings

Christkindlmarkt in Sister Bay<br />

Door County Short Film Fest

Enjoy films as short as 2 minutes and as long as 20 minutes produced by amateur and professional movie-makers.

Coffee Bar at Thyme Restaurant

Thyme is presenting a new option for a hot cup of coffee, a delicious homemade bagel, and much more!

Passport Program: Yamato

Yamato’s unbridled enthusiasm hits the DCA, bringing the sound of Japan’s Wadaiko drums to Door County. Christmas Sweater Party!

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41 DIY Christmas Front Door Decorations
There’s a hidden advantage to winter in an area surrounded by water: when the temps drop sufficiently, there are more places to ride your bike. With the fat tire bike trend still in full swing, ice biking is a hit in Door County. Whether done for exercise, a way to get some fresh air in winter, transportation to your ice fishing shanty, or a combination of the three, ice biking is a great recreational activity for the winter months. 

Our own Tad Gilster, who is more of a trail-oriented winter fat tire biker, has introduced several friends and family members to the sport: “They’re almost always amazed at how stable, how quick and how much fun fat tire bikes can be, especially when riding bikes with studded tires on snow,” says Tad. “There’s a certain freedom in wintertime riding — the whole concept is counter-intuitive but, because it works for all levels cycling skillsets, it allows the participant to define the experience for her or himself. It’s also a platform for unique adventures. I’ve ridden out to Chambers Island a couple of times and I’m sure that several other winter bikers have, too.”

Ice Biking in Door County


more of the door

Door County’s list of winter activities continues to grow, and February is a full month with many ways to get out and enjoy the winter weather.

Winter fever? Here are six Door County community festivals and special events in February


Ellison Bay’s annual Groundhog Day Parade is always a fun time! Pictured is friend of True North Jane Lee with Potato, the Groundhog Day mascot 

Groundhog Day Parade in Ellison Bay


Interested in a Door County home? Our unique county has an unconventional and competitive real estate market. Our local and independent real estate professionals are long-time residents who dedicate themselves to helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals in Door County.