Vattenpaddler 2019 NW Wisconsin Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

Proud to sponsor this NW Wisconsin canoe race.  A beautiful day for a canoe race. Vattenpaddler July 6, 2019. 10 mile and 5 mile canoe, kayak, SUP races on NW Wisconsin beautiful Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Barnes and Gordon, WI.

Map of northwest Wisconsin, Eau Claire Chain of Lakes

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We will help you sell your home with great photos that get your property noticed

I was delighted to help my clients sell their home on northwest Wisconsin’s Matthews Lake; it just closed last week. This lovely Scandinavian-style cabin has a great location on this clear lake in Trego, WI.  But what really got buyers’ attention were the spectacular photos, both interiors and exteriors, that truly captured the home’s beauty and its wooded, waterfront setting.  My clients were excited about the photos; they knew it was a difference that would make their home stand out from the crowd.

For those great interiors and exteriors, I’d like to thank my husband and in-house photographer Al Cambronne.   To see more examples from this listing, just scroll on down.

Then, if you’d like to see big, beautiful, full-resolution versions of these and other photos from recent projects, check out Al’s website over at

Thinking of buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Email:

NW Wisconsin spring is still doing great work

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In my NW Wisconsin Realtor YouTube video channel, you’ll find a large selection  of property videos throughout the NW Wisconsin area.    

You’ll see real estate videos of lake homes, cabins, and country homes located in:  Gordon, Barnes, Minong, Solon Springs, Lake Nebagamon, Trego, and other communities.

You’ll also see videos of dozens of the area lakes, plus tours of how some lakes are connected by boating channels. Eau Claire Chain of Lakes, Minong Flowage/Cranberry Lake, Leader and Bond Lakes, and many others. It’s a great way to see the beauty of the NW Wisconsin lakes. Then, when you come for a visit you may decide to stay for a lifetime.

Interested in buying or selling in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Your Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor, at 218-590-6634. Or, email Jean at

Pricing your home to get the highest offer

The best way to get the most money for your home is to price it right at the start. Today’s buyers are discerning. They have the information at their fingertips to pay what they believe your home is worth. Ultimately, a home’s value is what a buyer is willing to pay rather then what the selling thinks their home is worth.

Here are 10 benefits to right pricing:

  1.  Each new listing creates a buzz in the local real estate community. The right price will generate more calls and inquiries, and attract more Realtors to show the house.
  2. The right price will send the message to buyers that the price is based on actual value rather than sentimental value.
  3. Homes tend to sell closer to the asking price during the first few weeks on the market, resulting in a higher price in a shorter time.
  4. Fewer mortgage payments and less interest paid means more money in your pocket.
  5. The right price sends the message to the buyer that your home is a better value compared to others on the market.
  6. Less time on the market means less time keeping the home ready for showings.
  7. In a fluctuating market, it is better to sell now as prices may decrease even more.
  8. The longer the house sits on the market, buyers may think there is something wrong with the house.
  9. Keep your ultimate goal in mind – selling now means moving on with your life.
  10. There is never a second chance to make a good first impression.
Selling a home in NW Wisconsin? Send me an email or give me a call at 218-590-6634. I’ll be happy to provide a current price analysis to give you an idea of what your home will sell for in the current market.

Sold Bond Lake Chalet. Photos by Al Cambronne

This home with southern exposure boasts the best view of Bond Lake. Sold by Jean Hedren Edina Realty NW Wisconsin

Gorgeous photography by Al Cambronne

Buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634.

Thinking of buying or selling real estate in NW Wisconsin? Call Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin, 218-590-6634. Email:

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Vatten Paddlar Canoe Race July 6. Preview these channels between the Eau Claire Lakes.

In a recent blog post about the upcoming Vatten Paddlar race being held July 6 on the Eau Claire Chain of Lakes in Barnes, Wisconsin, I included a video showing the boating channel from Middle Eau Claire Lake to Lower Eau Claire Lake.  That video’s been getting a lot of attention, so here’s more virtual scouting from my YouTube channel at Jean Hedren, Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor.

First, for paddlers in the ten-mile race, here’s the boating channel between Birch Lake and Robinson Lake. During the race, you’ll be going the opposite direction.  Still, this gives you some idea of what to expect when the course narrows down the very first time.  This video is unedited and in real time; during the race this segment will go by much faster.  (You’ll also experience heavier traffic, since the field won’t yet have spread out very much.)

Next, here’s the channel between Birch Lake and Upper Eau Claire Lake.

If you’re in the ten-mile race, your next channel between lakes is the one between Upper Eau Claire Lake and Middle Eau Claire Lake.  After a quick portage around the outlet dam, you’ll experience a stretch that’s a little narrower and faster than the first two channels. Here’s a photo from the bridge at Outlet Bay Road.  It gives you some idea of what to expect.

Eau Claire River

Although you’ll only encounter the previous channels if you’re in the ten-mile race, paddlers in bothevents get to experience the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake.  Partway through, you’ll also get to stretch your legs on a brief portage around a miniature lock and dam.

(According to the official rules, assistance in portaging is available at both portages, and receiving assistance does not disqualify participants.  You also have the option of locking through the lock and dam, but portaging is obviously much quicker.)

So once again, here’s a sneak preview of the channel between Middle Eau Claire Lake and Lower Eau Claire Lake. The portage comes at about 1:35.

Proud to sponsor this great local event. Jean Hedren, Edina Realty NW Wisconsin Realtor.