To our Friends, Neighbors and Clients,
As we finished 2022 and began to move into the new year, we saw a shift towards normalization in the market. While we are still in a seller’s market with low inventory overall, the number of homes for sale continues to grow. Homes sold in 2022 totaled out at 28,746 for Southeastern Wisconsin alone一 much closer to pre-pandemic numbers from 2019, and far more normal than the whirlwind numbers from 2020 and 2021. We are proud to continue being a trusted name in Wisconsin Real Estate as we support buyers and sellers who are navigating the current market and we are looking forward to a strong start in 2023.
Here at Shorewest, REALTORS®, we are proud to highlight the accomplishments of our team members. This quarter, South Metro office Sales Director Tina Balaka was honored as the 2022 REALTOR® of the year by the Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® (GMAR.) She is an amazing leader with a passion for guiding and helping others as they grow their careers in real estate, and we are truly grateful to have a leader such as her working with our South Metro agents.
We closed out the year by giving back to some of our favorite charitable causes. In November, we were honored to be able to make a large donation to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County thanks to the kind contributions made by Shorewest team members in various different offices and departments. We were also able to host our 39th annual Christmas is for Kids event, giving less fortunate children the gift of a Christmas full of toys, treats and fun. The entire Shorewest, REALTORS® team is thankful to be in a position where we can give back to the communities that we care so deeply for and are proud to have team members who actively participate in our charitable efforts.
Looking back over 2022, we are humbled to have worked with so many people as they bought or sold their homes. It is an honor to serve Wisconsin and our clients are truly the core of our business. We thank you for your dedication to working with Shorewest, REALTORS® and we pledge to support and guide you through the ever changing world of real estate. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or even start a new career path in 2023, Shorewest is ready to help.
Joe and John Horning
Third Generation Leadership