Author: austinsolomon

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Now Hiring: Real Estate Marketing Coordinator

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Now Hiring: Real Estate Marketing Coordinator

Our team is growing! We are looking for a creative Marketing Coordinator to join our team!

The ideal candidate for this role enjoys & excels at the following:

  1. Real estate photography – comfortable with taking real estate photography, photo editing/enhancing, resizing images multiple uses / websites, etc.
  2. Real estate videography – creative eye with interest in video marketing, videography of homes and other video projects as needed
  3. Enjoys being out in the field – visiting different properties, traveling within 30+ miles of the Wausau area
  4. Social media marketing – using multiple social media platforms to creatively market homes and other marketing initiatives and being able to track and measure campaign success
  5. Printed collateral – create and update printed collateral for our properties and team marketing material
  6. Customer-service – offering top service / care to our clients, treating clients and team members like family
  7. Team attitude – contributing to the team with your unique skill set and also willing to help our team with projects as needed as well

Bonus Skills:

  1. Experience with Adobe products – photoshop, illustrator, premier, lightroom
  2. Real estate experience preferred but not required
  3. Background in photography 


Negotiable based on experience. Full-time position.

Key Attributes:

  1. Precision
  2. Detail Oriented 
  3. Marketing Skills
  4. Social Media
  5. Creativity
  6. Personable & Easy-Going
  7. Enjoys Fast Past/Quick Environment

Application Process:

Please visit our website and fill out our application and email your resume to ‘’. 

Real Estate, Seasonality

Is fall a better time to buy?

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This summer has been exceptionally hot in our local Central Wisconsin real estate market, so hot that some buyers have decided not to compete and drop out of the search.

That leads some buyers to ask is fall a better time to buy a home? If you are considering a move, when is the best time to buy?

That question depends on the motivations and desires of the buyer.

For a family that wants to get settled before a school year starts, summer is ideal to relocate before the school year begins. As we all know, with remote learning increasing because of the pandemic, this has broken down that barrier slightly this year – which is not typically.

Traditionally, in a fall market, the summer craziness has died down… and there are less buyers in the market looking for a home. You don’t have to move quite as fast on locking down a good home, you don’t often have as many offers (although well-priced homes may get multiple offers – the number of offers you may be competing with is often less).

To give you an example, in the month of a July, an appropriately-priced home between $150-$200K may receive 3-5 offers within a couple days of hitting the market.

Right now, in October, that same home may get 1-2 GOOD offers in a couple of days or the first week or so. I want to stress GOOD, because they are not bad offers, there are just fewer in number. Homes are still selling and they are still selling for a GOOD price. The number of clients / hype of the summer market in our area doesn’t last through the entire year, maybe the year we don’t get snow from December – March.

As a buyer, these seasonal changes can actually be quite helpful. If you’ve been on the fence for awhile, but are thinking about getting back into the market, now may be your chance! Connect with a Realtor on our team to learn how you can get started on your search. It may be less stressful looking during the fall months when less buyers are considering a move and being able to get settled into a new place before the snow flies!

As a seller, it’s a great time to evaluate your goals for your sale and think through the timing to capture the best audience. Our team is happy to help walk you through our techniques for all seasons. (Plus fall offers some of the best aerial photos – hands down!)

Side note – contrary to popular belief, many homes DO sell during the fall and winter… however, again with less buyers looking, it may take a bit longer than during the summer, but that doesn’t always mean it won’t sell for the price you are asking.

Our team is here to help. Drop us a line and ask a question! Looking forward to hearing from you.


Best Agent Near Me

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Are you looking for the best agent near you? What does it mean to be “good” at real estate and how can you know if you’re working with a good agent. Here are a five tips to consider when you’re looking for an agent!

1.) Do they have good past client feedback? How they treated past clients, partners and others in the transaction may say something about their business style and how they conduct themselves. Good feedback is generally a good sign! Remember, in real estate, each agent is a business owner and how they conduct their business may differ from the next.

2.) Are they experienced and responsive? Experience isn’t everything but it sure helps! They’ve experienced more transactions and can better advise and help you based on what they’ve seen in the past. They may have more market knowledge as well depending on the number of years in the industry and the number of transactions completed as well. Being responsive and prompt is something that’s important in an agent too. You want someone who is working hard for you and is available to help you quickly and efficiently.

3.) Are the professional, honest and can you trust them? This is a “gut question” you have to ask yourself. Do I trust this agent to help me with what could be my largest purchase or sale. If you do not trust them, maybe it’s not the best fit for a professional relationship in your sale or purchase.

4.) Do you enjoy working with them? If you’ve talked with them or met with them for a consultation, what was your impression of them? Did you enjoy working with them, feel comfortable talking with them? If yes, it’ll probably be good fit! If you felt uncomfortable, unvalued, it’s probably ok to keep looking for another agent.

5.) Has anyone recommended them to you? A word of confidence from a close friend or family member can go a long way. If you’ve heard good things from multiple people chances are they’re likely a good agent!

There are a lot of other factors that go into selecting an agent that’s right for you but I hoped these 5 are helpful as you narrow in. If you’re interested in buying or selling, I’d love the opportunity to earn your trust. Let’s get in touch! Send me a message below or you can call / text anytime Austin – 715-212-4693.

Team Member Highlight

Team Member Highlight – Angie Rhode

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Angie Rhode Transaction Coordinator, The Solomon Group

Angie Rhode joined The Solomon Group in September of 2019. Her past experience in both the title industry and banking industry have given her an understanding of a few of the steps involved in the real estate transaction from related industries.

That is a huge benefit to our clients going through their purchasing or selling process. They have a coordinator that understands the process and is there to help each step of the way.

As the Transaction Coordinator, Angie helps clients during their transaction process once they have an accepted offer on a home, rental, other property or land. She makes the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible by providing dedicated support and customer service.

“Angie does a great job”, says Solomon. “Her willingness to help and want to make our clients smile and enjoy the experience is really evident”.

In her free time, Angie enjoys volunteering, walking, exercising and spending time outdoors! Our whole team looks forward to serving you in all your real estate needs. Thanks for taking a bit of time to get to know Angie!