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50+ Reasons You Should Pick a Local Realtor

Are you considering working with a realtor who really doesn’t know your community? We get that some offer a lower fee, but what is the quality of service you’ll get in return? Do they care about you and your family–or are they just looking for a paycheck?

As local realtors in Jefferson, Dane, Waukesha, Dodge, and Rock Counties, we don’t just work in our communities. We live here. We raise our families here. And we give our time, talents, and finances to many organizations to make our towns wonderful places to live.


Local realtors also know the ins and outs of the neighborhoods, the upcoming developments, and many of the homes. We dip our toes in the lake, have kids in the schools, and we’re coaching or in the stands for many youth sports teams.

We’re on local boards, support local events, eat at local restaurants, and shop at the downtown small businesses for gifts for our families, friends, and clients. We work closely with local mortgage lenders to help ensure smooth real estate experiences for our clients as well.

There are so many reasons, and we hope you’ll read the 50+ reasons to consider choosing a local realtor when the time comes to buy or sell your house.

How Shine Realtors Love & Serve Our Communities

In any given year, you’ll find Shine Real Estate Agents humbly serving as members, volunteers, sponsors, and event coordinators in our communities in ways like these:

  1. Adopt a Grandparent (learn more)
  2. Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County (learn more)
  3. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (learn more)
  4. Church Members, Greeters, Ushers, Sunday School Teachers, Nursery Caretakers, & AWANA Leaders (learn more)
  5. Dairyland Collegiate Baseball (learn more)
  6. Habitat for Humanity (learn more)
  7. Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce (learn more)
  8. Jefferson Boo Bash (learn more)
  9. Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors President-Elect (learn more)
  10. Jefferson Children’s Business Fair (learn more)
  11. Jefferson County Board of REALTORS Board Director (learn more)
  12. Jefferson Friends of Goat Island Board Director (learn more)
  13. Jefferson Holiday Parade of Lights (learn more)
  14. Jefferson Hoops for Hope (learn more)
  15. Jefferson Human Society Pet of the Week
  16. Jefferson National Night Out (learn more)
  17. Jefferson Plein Air Painting Competition (learn more)
  18. Jefferson Rotary Club (learn more)
  19. Jefferson Wine Walk (🍷 Watch this fun recap video from Wine Walk 2023!)
  20. Johnson Creek Middle School Cross Country Coach
  21. Johnson Creek Middle School Track and Field Coach
  22. Lake Mills Booster Club (learn more)
  23. Lake Mills Chamber of Commerce / Legendary Lake Mills (learn more)
  24. Jefferson Concerts at Rotary Park (learn more)
  25. Jefferson County 4-H & Fair (learn more)
  26. Lakeside Golf Coach
  27. Lake Mills L-Cat Football
  28. Lake Mills Police Department
  29. Lake Mills PTO (learn more)
  30. Lake Mills Pyramid City Run (learn more)
  31. Lake Mills Rotary Club (learn more)
  32. Lake Mills T-Ball Coach
  33. Lake Mills Little League Sponsor
  34. Lake Mills Town & Country Parade (learn more)
  35. Lake Mills Trunk or Treat
  36. Lake Mills Witches Night Out (learn more)
  37. Local High School Musicals, Halftime Shows, etc. (learn more)
  38. McFarland Bands on the Boardwalk
  39. McFarland Chamber Annual Golf Outing
  40. McFarland Chamber of Commerce (learn more)
  41. McFarland Community Ice Arena (learn more)
  42. McFarland Home Talent Baseball (learn more)
  43. McFarland Winter Wonderland
  44. Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce (learn more)
  45. Oconomowoc CycleBar Lake Country Teacher (learn more)
  46. Ruby’s and other Local Food Pantries (learn more)
  47. Rock Lake Activity Center’s Tour of Homes in Lake Mills (learn more)
  48. Safe Families for Children Jefferson & Dodge County (learn more)
  49. Shine Story Time (learn more)
  50. Shine Tea Time
  51. Stoughton Chamber of Commerce (learn more)
  52. Stoughton Children’s Business Fair (learn more)
  53. Stoughton Wine Walk (learn more)
  54. Underdog Pet Rescue (learn more)
  55. Watertown Chamber of Commerce (learn more)
  56. We Think You Shine Awards (learn more)
  57. Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra (learn more)
  58. and more!

We don’t compile this list to brag. We serve in these ways to show how much we CARE about our communities, clients, neighbors, friends, and their homes.


For all of these reasons and more, we hope you will “shop local” when it comes time to choose or recommend a good realtor.

Have you been thinking about buying or selling in the near future? Contact one of our agents today. We’d be honored to help you, just like all these other local families we’ve been able to help!

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This post was originally published July 2022. It was updated and re-published October 2023.

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