Real estate has been in my blood since I was a teenager in Madison Wisconsin: I started out as an all-around property maintenance worker, progressed to rental agent, then to supervisory property manager. Throughout those many years, I developed a strong work ethic and exceptional customer service skills.
The woods and water has always been my calling – I spent my childhood free time in the woods; building tree forts, making trails through the forest and wading through the rivers catching tadpoles, turtles and just about anything else I could. I’ll never forget those great days of my youth.
When I discovered Hayward, it was as if I found paradise. All the things I loved from my childhood were, once again, right in front of me! For many years, our weekend destination was our seasonal cabin on beautiful Lac Courte Oreilles. The walleye and crappy fishing was phenomenal. In-between time on the lake, we explored Hayward and the surrounding areas. Back in 2012 we decided to move to Hayward. We sold our Madison area homes, our LCO cabin and bought a year-round home on the Chippewa Flowage.
My long career in property management made my transition to selling real estate in Hayward an easy one. How fortunate I am to have a career I love, and in an area that continues to mesmerize me daily!
As one of the top-selling agents in the Hayward area, I am well-versed in all types of real estate; residential, investment, land and commercial properties. I even took the National Realtors Association’s course Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) to gain extra training for this vacation market. I specialize in Sawyer and Washburn counties but I list, show and sell property in Price, Bayfield, Douglas, Burnett and Barron counties too.
Area North Realty provides me with a solid foundation to run my real estate business out of. Our agents work well as a team and promote each other’s listings. Cumulatively, we have over 87 years of experience and our company consistently outsells all of the national-chain real estate companies in the Hayward area!
The pride of my personal life is my family; my oldest daughter is in Virginia, one son recently moved to Colorado, and my youngest son and daughter are both in the Madison area. I was deeply involved in their activities as they grew up; from running a 4-H club, raising lots of animals, scouting, sports and go-kart racing.
Now in my free time, I enjoy fishing and bow hunting, ATVing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing- just about anything else that helps me enjoy the northwoods.
I hope you enjoyed my short bio – if you are considering me as your agent, give me a call so we can talk more, I’d love to hear from you! Cathy LaReau