Success Stories
“Tim was extremely professional and very helpful! He went out of his way to listen to what I was looking for in a home. He made the entire buying process as easy as he could for me, including providing me with a personal checklist of timelines when providers, utilities, etc. needed to be contacted. His suggestions for contact people(banking, inspectors, etc) were "spot on" and very helpful and appreciated!”
Barb Jacobsen, November 2016

Lake Links
Sawyer County has some of the most pristine lakes in northern Wisconsin. Each year thousands of visitors descend on our area for the food, festivals and fun.

Gary Nathan | Broker

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My wife, Shari, and I have lived in Hayward since 1980. We owned and operated funeral homes in Hayward and Spooner until 1997 when we had the opportunity to make a change in lifestyle. Woodland Developments & Realty was started in 1999 in our home on Grindstone Lake. In 2003, the need for an office in town prompted the development of the Woodland Court office complex on Railroad Street. Our personal service to families through the funeral homes and my community involvement laid the groundwork that has carried over into my current real estate career. I am blessed to have a wonderful support team and work with clients who I truly consider friends. My experiences as an owner of several different businesses, work in corporate development and acquisitions as well as real estate development and sales gives me added knowledge and expertise. Whether you're looking to sell or buy, I will work hard to make it happen.

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Marie Zellmer | Broker Associate

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Thanks for stopping by! I would be happy to help you with all your real estate needs. I am a Broker Associate at Woodland Developments & Realty with designations as a Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Shortsale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certified, Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) and am a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). My goal, as your Wisconsin licensed full-service, full-time real estate agent specializing in waterfront, recreational, and unique properties from Hayward to Minong is to develop life-long relationships with clients to better understand their needs for now and the future. In addition to my real estate specific education, my academic background includes a B.S. in Christian Care & Counseling from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK 2010, a 2-year certification from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK 1997, and certification in airline and secretarial training from Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Previous work experiences include pioneering and managing a church with my husband, and positions with the State of WI and Federal Government. I love my job and I guess it shows! It's pretty hard NOT to be successful when you love selling Real Estate as much as I do. If my enthusiasm doesn't win you over, my integrity and commitment will. Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jim Dahlby | Broker Associate

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My name is Jim Dahlby and here's a bit of background on me. Originally from the Hudson, Wisconsin area, I moved to Hayward in 2000. Having vacationed in Hayward for many years, I thought that one day I would want to live here. After a couple years of hesitation, I made the move. Selling real estate full time in Hudson since 1984, I thought it would be a smooth transition. However, the two markets are completely different and I had to make some adjustments, you could say. Well, I caught on and have enjoyed it ever since. It's been the best move I ever made. Meeting my wife and enjoying all the Northwoods has to offer, I am truly blessed. My 31 years of experience as a full time real estate agent and the fact that I live and work in this fantastic vacationland, enable me to provide you with excellent service. I look forward to talking with you about buying or selling real estate in Wisconsin's favorite vacation destination.

Barbara Bolitho | Sales Associate

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I have enjoyed living in the Hayward area since 1998 with my husband Jim and three furry kids. I am an accomplished professional Realtor at Woodland Developments & Realty since 2003 as an Accredited Buyer Representative and I bring a wealth of experience. My prior 25 years working for Naegele Outdoor Advertising as a Certified Professional Secretary for the Naegele family helped strengthened my organization and communication skills to become a highly motivated, committed individual with an excellent work ethic and an enthusiastic approach to all I do which ensures successful results.  I look forward to assisting you in selling or buying your property.

I believe in giving to the Hayward Community; celebrating 10 years at The Park Center as a co-chair volunteer, organize a monthly Girls Night Out for the area women to socialize and network and volunteer at the Northwoods Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. I attend Hayward United Methodist Church, enjoy going to movies, gourmet dinner groups, walking, kayak & snowshoe with the Women of the Woods & Water plus road trips to visit our five grandchildren.

Jim Dixon | Sales Associate

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Minnesota /Wisconsin born and raised. Lake Sissabagama by choice. This story really began when student nurse Danielle Bellefeuille (College of St. Catherine) was assigned to tend to water ski accident student James Dixon (University of St.Thomas) at St. Joseph Hospital in St.Paul, Minnesota.

Forty plus years, four children and eight grandchildren later James (Jim) and Danielle (Dani) Dixon escaped from West Bend, Wisconsin and moved to Pine Ridge Condos on Lake Sissabagama to live out their dream.

After over forty years of heading up Dixon & Associates Ltd. specializing in marketing and developing retirement housing nationwide, to start a new career with the Woodland team in residential real estate in Wisconsin was as easy as releasing a muskie. And just as exciting!

May I mention tennis? Hayward tennis is the best. Dixons are founding members of the Northwoods Tennis Club in Hayward. Three or four times a week you will find Jim and Danielle playing on the Hayward School District courts with people who have become their competition on the court and their friends off the court. We also have a winter home in Venice, Florida (Where Jim is also a licensed professional Realtor).

Did I mention Real Estate? (I will tell you anyway). Being part of Woodland Realty, one of the most successful Realty Offices in our north country, I am confident to say: "Contact me and your property search or "for sale" listing will get more personal attention than a first grandchild at Christmas" ALWAYS HAPPY TO BE OF SERVICE

Matt Albrecht | Sales Associate

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As lifelong residents of the Hayward area my wife, Amber, and I are very grateful to be able to serve the community that we love. It is also a privilege to be able to raise our two children, Tyler and Tenley, in this beautiful northwoods atmosphere. In addition to my work as a real estate agent at Woodland Developments and Realty, I am also a 3rd grade teacher in the Hayward Community School District. I truly enjoy working with people of all ages to help them reach their goals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell property in the Hayward area, I would be honored to work with you and help to make your dream a reality.

Jim Tiffany | Broker Associate

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Jim feels fortunate that he has called Hayward home his entire life, except for a stint in St. Paul, where he attended Hamline University. After graduation, Jim entered the real estate field, first as a Licensed Appraiser, then as a sales associate for Risberg Real Estate. During this period, Jim worked hard to build his sales resume, while also expanding the company’s home-building sector and appraisal business.

Having fished and hunted the Hayward Area for many years, Jim is uniquely familiar with our area and what makes it great. It would be Jim’s pleasure to introduce you to the greater Hayward Lakes area.

Tim Gardner | Sales Associate

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Tim has lived in Hayward for the past 36 years with his wife Sue and raised their 2 sons, Jeffrey and Kevin here in the Hayward School System. Tim knows the area well and can assist you in your buying and selling needs. Tim has volunteered for many area activities and community service over the years.

Tim taught school for 35 years, 33 of those in Hayward. He graduated from UW- Eau Claire, and received his Master's Degree from UW - Superior. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, road biking, cross country skiing, kayaking, and geocaching. It would be Tim's pleasure to show you our area and the properties it has to offer. Tim works hard to get the job done for you.

Amanda Mavis | Assisting Agent to Gary Nathan

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I am a Licensed Personal Assistant to Gary Nathan. In 2005 I obtained my real estate license to better assist our growing needs. I help manage day-to-day operations; client and customer care and take the lead in marketing and advertising for our property listings. I am available as Gary's representative to show, list and sell properties as well as answer any questions you may have. Gary and I enjoy working as a team and feel that our combined knowledge, expertise and experience greatly benefits both buyers and sellers.

Barb Lundberg

Barb has been in Real Estate since 2001 when she decided to pursue a new challenge and left a long, satisfying career with a major grocery retailer. Her real estate journey began in Marshall, MN where as a MN licensed associate she primarily worked with Schwans Food Service corporate relocation clients and as the office manager for a local, trusted company. In 2004, she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she continued in the real estate industry as an Executive Administrative Assistant for a leading Twin Cities sales agent. Her marriage in 2006 brought her to Hayward and to Woodland Developments & Realty where she continues in an Administrative role. She is also a WI licensed salesperson as well as owning and operating Barb Lundberg Photography. “I am certainly Blessed to be part of the family at Woodland Developments & Realty. Being part of a company that puts people first has always been a priority for me and I know how fortunate I was to find that with Gary and the rest of the group. If you are searching for property in or near Hayward or anything Hayward for that matter, you've arrived at the right place!”

Nicole Nathan

Gary's daughter, Nicole, graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 with Health Promotion and Physical Education degrees and obtained her real estate license in 2015. She owns Hayward Fitness Fanatics where she teaches classes and meets personal training clients. She also works for Hansen Family Chiropractic. Nicole purchased her first home located next to the Birkie trail and loves the Hayward area. You might see her helping at the front desk, answering phones or showing property for her dad.

Amber Albrecht

Hello, my name is Amber Albrecht. While growing up in the Hayward area I fell in love with the beauty of the northwoods. After graduating high school I moved to the Twin Cities and started taking classes at Northwestern College, but soon realized that back home and close to family was the place for me. My husband Matt and I love this community and feel it's a privilege to be able to raise our family here. As the Office Manager at Woodland, I am part of a team that aims to provide you with excellent customer service. I work with our agents to make sure that all properties are marketed effectively, using both local and online resources. I look forward to working with you, and hope to help make your partnership with Woodland Developments and Realty a successful one.