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.

Barb Jacobsen, November 2016

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!

John & Andrea Schuttloffel, November 2016

Barbara was amazing! She was available for us and helped us to make decisions based on her knowledge & expertise of the Hayward area. Not knowing much about the area she guided us and answered so many of our questions making the whole process stress free! We couldn't be more satisfied! Thanks!

Ken & Jeanne Boyd, September 2013

"Jim was very compassionate as we struggled through the process of selling. He's a good guy!"

Allan & Elizabeth McCarte, September 2013

"Jim Dahlby was one of the most professional real estate agents I have ever worked with. He was easy to reach & quick to respond to our questions and concerns. More importantly I feel his advice on the market was realistic and sound. We have already recommended Jim to our neighbors in the event they are contemplating a future sale."

Terrence & Julianna Otremba, September 2013

"Chris did an amazing job! Excellent communication and updates. Great advice and worked behind the scenes to keep my stress level low. Highly recommend Chris & Woodland Developments & Realty! Thank you!"

John Magowan, September 2013

"Thanks to all for your great work!"

Jack & Heidi Friermood, September 2013

"Jack & I are very pleased with the overall process and more specifically the outcome of our home selling journey. Thank you to Gary and the ladies for their awesome professionalism and kindness."

JoAnne Smith, September 2013

"I appreciate everything that was done for me. I highly recommend you! Thanks!"

Wenda Crawford, September 2013

"Marie was the best, she went above and beyond to help me. Being out of state she made it easy. Thank you very much!"

Peter Sands, September 2013

"Jim was great to work with and was very helpful throughout the process!"

The Gillingham's, August 2013

"Enjoyable working with Gary & Staff. He guided us through the "shopping" process & took us through many different types of homes until we found the 1! He was well organized and his stafff kept pertinent information flowing. The closing was done with ease! Thank you again! We love being part of Hayward!"

Mark Mattison, August 2013

"Dealing with Gary is like dealing with a friend or someone you've known for a long time. Great guy to work with."

Kurt & Janet Berghahn, June 2013

"We saw several of your for sale signs on other lake properies. Your attentativeness to selling our cabin during a two year period was great. Also appreciated letting us know when it was going to be shown and the feedback was great. Thanks!"

Chuck & Carla Karpinski, June 2013

"Gary and all others at Woodland have exceded our expectations. Thank you for great service."

Emery & Mary Ellen Bartle, June 2013

"Gary came highly recommended by two of our friends who had sold their lake homes in the Hayward area in recent years. Gary met or exceeded our expectations in selling our lake property in a relatively tough market. He was instrumental in getting an initial offer from a buyer and then ultimately facilitating a sales agreement acceptable to both us and the buyer. He kept us informed during all phases of selling our property from the showings to the final closing. We are both very happy we chose Gary to sell our property."

W.Richard & Lynn Dukelow, June 2013

"Couldn't believe how fast property sold. I count 17 days from 1st contact."

Todd & Chris Bedwell, May 2013

"We really enjoyed working with Barbara on our lake home purchase. She was very knowledgeable about Hayward & the surrounding area, and she was very prepared and organzied on "showing" days. She is very well connected with the Hayward area local contractors and is very involved in the local Hayward Community, which we really admired. We highly recommend her to other prospective home buyers. "

Bruce & Michelle Waddell, May 2013

"Chris has gone above and beyond the call of duty!! He has made buying a home via long distance very easy and took care of everything we asked or had concerns about! Awesome!"

Anonymous, March 2013

"Gary went above and beyond our expectations in helping us with the transaction."

Randall Mattison, March 2013

"Always professional and supportive, keeping the client informed of marketing plans."

James & Nancy Schryer, February 2013

"Our 10th home purchased. The best realtor to deal with and company was very helpful."

Calvin & Linda Gordon, February 2013

"Cal & I were totally satisfied with all aspects of our listing and sale. I would recommend Gary & your office to anyone who would ask. Thank you!"

John & Judy Boone, January 2013

"Excellent service. Thank you so much!"

Eric & Jen Wellauer, January 2013

"Gary & Amanda were patient and helpful throughout the entire process. I recommend Woodland to anyone selling or buying a home. Woodland Sincerely cares and ALWAYS put the customer's needs first. Thank you for everything!"

Paul K & Paul V, January 2013

"Super easy transaction due to Chris thinking on the fly!"

Donn & Cynthia Duerst, December 2012

"Chris's work ethic on our behalf was extraordinary. We felt confident in all advice he offered. A sharp guy!"

Kurt Vickman, October 2012

"Barbara did an amazing job marketing my property. I am very thankful for all of her hard work!"

Bruce & Lynn Nauth, October 2012

"Cindi related with us like we were her only clients. She didn't miss a beat regarding all aspects of the process. I experienced her relational & communication skills as exceptional! She was assertive, honest and responded quickly as needed. I truly believe we had such a positive outcome in part to her work & commitment!"

Ralph Ohrn, October 2012

"The don't come any better than Woodland!"

Ronald & Dana Gindt, October 2012

"Chris did an excellent job. We would definitely recommend him. I was a pleasure finding a vacation home with him."

Mary Kay Zurawski, October 2012

"I was very satisfied with my broker. Your company is a "class act". You made a bad situation better. Thank you!"

Ann Schleeter, October 2012

"Very professional, always up front about what's going on, always ready to answer questions & help out. Thank you!"

Andreas & Karin Schroeter, September 2012

"Gary did an excellent job. He communcated very well, answered all the questions we had and was always very friendly. The marketing was also done very well. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. We already recommended Gary to somebody else."

Bruce Schmidt, September 2012

"Thanks Gary, for another successful transaction."

John & Joan Roberston, August 2012

"We really liked working with Cindi and would again! Very Nice & Profressional!"

Christine Bohl, August 2012

"Gary was amazing! After being recommened by a friend, I contacted him and heard back very quickly. Gary listened to what I wanted in a home and was able to find homes that fit my needs in my price range. The whole process went very smoothly and I could not have asked for more in a realtor. Thank you so much for making the purchase of my first home so special!"

Janet Nelson & Debra Obermeyer, July 2012

"Barbara went above and beyond to help us get our "dream cabin" Up North. We can not thank her enough!"

Michael & Nancy Stuart, May 2012

"Our search for our Lake Home/Retirement Home spanned several years. Gary worked tirelessly and was extremely patient with us. Gary knew our desire to own this home was very great and HE made it happen for us. We are grateful and feel extremely blessed to have a found him as our agent."

Lucy Malcolm, May 2012

"Everyone at Woodland Developments & Realty did a great job of helping us sell our house. I believe that the variety of marketing techniques really helped us sell our house. Communication was very well done along with suggestions to improve the appeal of the house for prospective buyers. Thanks so much! - You all rock!"

Melvin Baughman, May 2012

"I was a walk-in customer who spent 3 days with staff looking at houses and condos. Even with no advance notice I was given prompt and thorough guidance from an all-around friendly staff."

John Kipping, May 2012

"I new Cindi McGrath through her mother who was our neighbor for a time. I felt if anybody could sell our property it would be her & she did!"

Gary Hanson, May 2012

"Outstanding efforts on my behalf -- communication, reshowings, status, & closing were exemplary. Can't conceive how service could have been better."

Caleb & Ashley Yoder, May 2012

"We have had wonderful service consistently over the last 5 years. We have enjoyed working with many staff members at Woodland but have found Chris to be very easy to work with and his efforts to help find properties and sell homes has exceded our expactations. Woodland Development has always been very professional and makes the buying and selling process easy! We would highly recommend them!"

Rebecca Maus, April 2012

"Gary was very helpful, professional, & responsive to all our requests. He made our out of town puchasing experience possible. Thank you!"

Don Betlach, April 2012

"I really enjoy working with Chris! He always gets me the information I ask for. I feel he goes the extra mile. He worked just as hard for my 118k sale as he would a 500k sale. I could go on and on..."

Tim & Elizabeth Barnes, March 2012

"We are so pleased to have worked with Gary. He's an exceptional person and his care and concern for customers truly shows throughout the entire buying process. Thank you Sincerely, Gary!"

Gary & Rose Elliott, March 2012

"Gary, Thanks for being patient. This sale wouldn't have happened had you not been. Much appreciated!"

Mike Keene, February 2012

"Very professional, didn't realize how much was involved to sell, especially in this environment. Will definitely recommend and use again. Thanks Everyone!"

Dale & Lisa Veer, October 2011

"Both Jim Dahlby & Chris McGrath provided superior service. There were numerous hang ups large and small with this purchase and it would never have gotten done without a lot of time and attention by Jim and Chris. They were awesome!"

G.H., August 2011

"Gary and the entire Woodland Development team did a fantastic job for us from start to finish on the sale of our cabin. Their integrity and follow through made the transation move smoothly and we felt informed with all of the information we needed to know. We are confident you will find them a joy to work with too."

Joseph Myles, July 2011

"We were happy with every aspect. The realtor handled every thing perfectly. We would recommend Woodland to anyone that is looking for a good realtor."

Richard & Denise Kohl, July 2011

"Cindi and Chris McGrath and Gary Nathan were all extremely helpful in helping us achieve our dream of obtaining a lake home. Thank you!"

Scott Zielski, June 2011

"Outstanding work through a difficult sales process."

Peter Imse, June 2011

"I have had business dealings with brokers and Realtors of all types over the years. Your performance was excellent by all standards. You were helpful when we needed help, patient when were were grumpy and impatient, responsive to our needs and thoroughly professional in all your dealings with us. I could not have asked for more. Oh yes, list I forget, your staff was friendly, cheerful and a pleasure to work with. Thank you to all of you!"

Robert & Elizabeth Tracy, June 2011

"Chris and Cindi did a great job navigating us through a difficult purchase."

David & Serena Cronk, June 2011

"We worked with Gary for a year and he found us our perfect 'home away from home.' His excellent service has continued even after the closing. It was a real pleasure working with him!"

Nate & Patti Yoder, June 2011

"We appreciated the professionalism of all involved! The transition from showings to final paperwork went so smoothly. Gary, thanks for your generosity and heart for serving people! God Bless you all!"

Michael & Marilyn Biechler, May 2011

"Great staff! Excellent information flow & follow-up. Very nice experience over all. Thanks!"

Beth Peterson, May 2011

"Marie was always way ahead of the game. She was an excellent & very patient realtor."

Daniel & Carolyn Russell, May 2011

"We were completely satisifed with the services we received. In truth, we were amazed at our agent's willingness to go far beyond what we expected — in professionalism, honesty, commitment, knowledge, and 'extras.'"

Todd VanNispen, May 2011

"Woodland Developments & Realty is the best realty agency I've ever used. Gary goes above & beyond, to ensure the process of selling or buying is made easy!"

Stephen & Melinda Sorenson, April 2011

"Chris & Cindi are always exceptionally helpful and informative. We feel when we do business with them that we are getting the best deal and service possible."

Dennis Paulson, January 2011

"Appreciated your help and your work!"

Mark Jalovick, December 2010

"We appreciate the excellent service provided to us by Gary & Amanda. The follow-up on every aspect of the sale was excellent. Good & clear communication. You all are wonderful to work with."

Jim & Jane Goettl, August 2010

"As always your service and professionalism precide the sale — selling our property with Woodland is profitable! Thanks Again!!"

Elaine Hamblin, August 2010

"Woodland was very professional and respectful! We were given honest and straight forward advice. This was greatly appreciated."

Steve Braddish, August 2010

"We have been involved with Bobbi on two real estate transactions now and she has been a true professional. We would highly recommend her!"

Robert Wemm, July 2010

"Great support from Chris and Cindi working with Gary. Excellent response time on all issues!"

Mary Beth Bawek, July 2010

"I couldn't have expected any better help with a very professional flair from everyone at Woodland."

Mary Vodisek, July 2010

"Excellent experience with a fantastic organization. Particulary Chris, our agent. Given the current market conditions, sale, with closing, went quite well!"

Rick Scheer, June 2010

"Gary Nathan & staff display the utmost in professionalism and did an overall super job in marketing/selling my home. It sold at a good price in a difficult market."

The Van Voorst's, May 2010

"Cindi, Thank you for everything you've done to help us get the condo and close the deal. It was nice getting to know you a little bit and if we ever know of anyone else looking for property in the Hayward area we will refer them to you. We also wanted to thank you for the gift card and being there to help us answer all of our questions. Our first weekend was awesome with hopefully many more to come. Thanks again!!"

Dennis Smith, May 2010

"I think I was one of Gary's first customers. He sold my commercial property downtown in one week. Customer for life, you all do a great job!"

The Hansen's, May 2010

"Your team made everything go smoothly. It was greatly appreciated!"

The Wilton's, April 2010

"We recently purchased a lake home property near Hayward and our real estate agent was Chris McGrath from Woodland Developments and Realty. We could not be happier with the service we got from Chris and the staff at Woodland. Chris was tremendously helpful during all stages in the process. He is an excellent listener and worked very hard to respond to all of our questions and needs. We really appreciated his friendly, professional, no-pressure approach, which enabled us to relax and enjoy the experience from beginning to end. Chris shared with us a wealth of experience in the real estate field and substantial knowledge about the Hayward lakes area. This really helped us to narrow down the list of candidates to the ones that best matched our objectives. As we proceeded through the purchase negotiation and closing stages, Chris very effectively attended to details and communicated with us to ensure the process went smoothly. We are now thoroughly enjoying our property and have no reservations in recommending Chris and Woodland Developments and Realty to anyone who might be considering purchasing property in the Hayward area."

The Bartell's, April 2010

"Excellent Service! Definitely went above and beyond! Gary helped us over a period of probably 3 years and was very helpful, patient, and eventually found us the perfect lot at a perfect price!"

The Doperalski's, March 2010

"Being we were in Milwaukee, and agent Gary here, he kept so much in touch with us and made us feel free from worry. We trusted his honesty and judgement and to Seniors, that means a lot! Everything went so smoothly."

The Mealey's, March 2010

"Hi — just wanted to send an emaill to you regarding Marie. We have known her for several years and is a dynamic person. Both professional and personally. She is a go getter from the word GO! She knows her job inside and out and is professional as one can expect. She is loyal and committed to her clients, updating and emailing knowledge, which is so inportant when you are miles and miles away. Her knowledge in her profession is so above and beyond, we truly appreciate and admire her loyalty to us and her compnay. If you don't already know, she is truly and ASSET to your company and hope we can stir some of our friends her way. Congrats to Marie and you for hiring such a wonderful, kind, courteous and personable realtor!!! (She listed our lake home in Hayward and sold it within 3 weeks of acquiring it!) Way to go Marie!!!"