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Tad Gilster
Tad GilsterBroker/Associate
Tad Gilster was raised in the Chicago area and earned a B.A. in English Literature from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He moved to Door County in 1974 and began his real estate brokerage career the following year. Tad has more than 40 years experience as a real estate broker. Prior to joining True North Real Estate in 2009, he founded several brokerage firms including The Gilster Company and Door County Horizons. He also maintains a consulting firm, A H Gilster Jr Real Estate Consulting. He has coordinated and/or marketed over a dozen real estate developments including Hidden Harbor Condominium, Strawberry Creek Estates, Half Mile Bridge Condominiums, Meadow Bluff Farm and Top of the Hill. Tad has focused on listing and selling some of the county’s finest residential and commercial properties. His consulting work includes project design, litigation advisory service, expert witness testimony and appraisal review. He has also been active in organized real estate. He was President of the Wisconsin REALTORS Association in 1988 and Regional Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS in 1991. He chaired over a dozen committees of the Wisconsin association and has chaired both the Risk Reduction and Resort Real Estate committees of the National Association. He was named Door County REALTOR of the Year in 1980 and Wisconsin REALTOR of the Year in 1994. An avid bluegrass musician, Tad is part of the Fish Creek-based band Highland Road. He is also an enthusiastic organic vegetable gardener and bicyclist. Tad finds the peninsula a unique blend of rural beauty and cultural sophistication. “Door County is at the top when it comes to that combination. Artists or not, it seems that everybody who makes Door County their home has an interest in some facet of the cultural scene here.”
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    4176 Bluff Cr

    Fish Creek, WI 54212

    True North Real Estate LLC
    A once in a lifetime opportunity, this home overlooks Fish Creek, the harbor and Peninsula Park. With a stunning post/beam great room & massive stone fireplace, it includes living area on 3 floors. The primary suite includes both a full and half bath, is adjacent to a library/office and offers amazing views. Designed by Architect Wm.

    Lundberg Woods

    Fish Creek, WI 54212

    True North Real Estate LLC
    Private but conveniently located, unit 5 at Lundberg Woods is an exceptional homesite. It's completely wooded with mixed hardwoods predominating. The neighborhood consists of several lovely homes with a few sites yet to build on.
    $89,500Sold for $86,500 on 03/16/22

    9126&28 Hwy 42

    Fish Creek, WI 54212

    True North Real Estate LLC
    This is a unique opportunity to participate in Northern Door's hospitality industry. One of the County's premier lodging properties is now available. With 33 rooms, a 12 acre site, and a great Hwy 42 location just south of Fish Creek, the Settlement Courtyard Inn offers proven performance and over three decades worth of satisfied patrons in the heart of Door County vacationland.
    $2,300,000Sold for $2,200,000 on 12/31/18
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