Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tips for Selling Your Home FAST!

Are you selling your home?  Your real estate agent is a great tool, but there are some things you can do to help get your house sold.  Staging your house is a great way for people to see your home at its greatest and enjoy all the potential of it.  
Here is a great info graphic from

These are easy and inexpensive ways to get you moving to your next adventure.

The next best piece of advice would be to make sure your house is really clean.  Here is a great checklist from

This would be something you can do right when you put your house on the market then just make sure you do a light cleaning before any showings.  This checklist will also work when you SELL your home. You will want to make sure it is clean for the new owners. 

There are some other great ways to get your house sold on our Pinterest Board - Selling your home.  Check it out and start packing!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Gull Lake

Gull Lake is the perfect destination for family fun. You have 15 miles of lake to explore, great for fishing and water sports. Gull Lake is home to great golf courses, resorts, restaurants and shopping, you will find some peace and quiet and still be close to Brainerd and Nisswa. 

Gull is part of a chain of lakes that includes:  
  • Gull Lake
  • Upper Gull Lake
  • Roy Lake
  • Margaret Lake
  • Spider Lake
  • Bass Lake
  • Love Lake
  • Steamboat Bay
  • Wilson Bay

And there is always something fun to do in the Lakes area,
here are just a few of some upcoming events: 
June 19th - Wine Tasting at the Grand View Lodge - Nisswa
June 19th & Every Friday-August 14th Pine River Duck Races - Pine River
June 20th - Annual Antique and Classic Wood Boat Rendvous - Crosslake
June 20th - Gull Lake Summer Concert Series - East Gull Lake
June 20th - Lions Flea Market - Crosslake
June 21st - Sunday Funday @ Manhatten Beach Lodge - Manhatten Beach 
For all the events happening this week check out the Brainerd Lakes Chamber website.

Check out for some great houses to rent. Pick a week and see what the Brainerd Lakes Area has to offer.  
When you are ready to buy your piece of it, come see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Leech Lake

Leech lake is a great lake, the third biggest lake in Minnesota. Whether you are looking for big open water for jet skis, or little bays for good fishing, or maybe a nice sandy beach for the kids to play, Leech lake has it all.   

Here are some great links some fishing reports and guides: 
Leech Lake- Fishing
Leech Lake - Fishing Guides
Gary Trimble Guide Service
Chuck Emery Pro Guide
Tom Wilson Fishing 

Here is a list of all the fish you can find in beautiful Leech Lake 

What is your favorite fish to catch?  Tweet @REMAXLAR, #FishingInMN

Here are sites for you to find all sorts of places to stay and things to do:
Leech Lake- Tourism
Leech Lake -VRBO
Leech Lake- Chamber Site

We are in for a gorgeous weekend here in the Lakes Area, the weather is warm and the fish are biting.  Come on up and catch some!

When you come and visit, you will inevitably fall in love...come see us at RE/MAX Lakes Area Realty  and we can help you find your little slice of heaven.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lakes Area Events!

It is time again for the TURTLE RACES. Longville has been having turtle race for 47 years and Nisswa for 52!  This a great event in both cities that occurs from June 3rd to August 19th. There is plenty to eat and games to play, fun for the whole family. You will want to check out both! 
Check out these sites for more information about the Nisswa Turtle Races and the Longville Turtle Races

If you are in Crosslake, check out BIG FUN TUESDAY! This event will be held every week starting June 16th through August.  There are tons of fun things to do like minnow races, gunny sack races and even a giant pancake toss.  For more information check out Big Fun Tuesdays in Crosslake.

For more things to do this summer check out the Brainard Lakes Chamber page and if you come a little further north you can find lots of great events on the Longville Chamber page. 
Tweet @REMAXLAR your favorite thing to do in the Lakes Area in the Summer. #SummerAtTheLake