Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | February 6th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Mother Nature has put her own touches on the snow sculptures from last weekend’s Winterfest, but the original artwork was stunning (follow the link for photos)!


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Here’s what’s happening locally this weekend; I’ll see you out and about!

Just in case, Here is the forecast!

Friday

  • 4 PM on – Ice Castles @ Geneva National (Lake Geneva)

Please note: MUST PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AHEAD OF TIME ONLY!

Saturday

Sunday

Follow Link for this Weekend’s Sports Schedules

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up to This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | January 30th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

The Snow Sculpting Has Begun!

Welcome to Lake Geneva’s 25th Annual WINTERFEST!

Follow link for daily event & activity highlights

I hope to see you all out and about at the following events this weekend. Bundle up (here is the forecast)!

Friday

Saturday

Sunday


Please Note: Shuttle Rides Available TO & FROM Winterfest Sat., Feb. 1st and Sun., Feb. 2nd 8 am – 8 pm


Sports Schedules:

NBA SCHEDULE

NFL SCHEDULE – superbowl 2/2

NHL SCHEDULE

Open Houses:

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! ❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up to This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | January 23rd, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

The snow we’ve had these last few days has been beautiful! That being said, please drive safely if you’re planning to drive this weekend. Here is the forecast! I added many more options of things to do this weekend, so enjoy! The following events sound like a lot of fun:

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Coming Up!!!

Sports Schedules:

NBA SCHEDULE

NFL SCHEDULE – superbowl 2/2

NHL SCHEDULE

Open Houses:

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up To This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | January 16th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Winter Festivus’ for the Rest-of-Us’!

Who’s excited for all the local winter festivities happening over the next month?! I sure am! Here are the events that peaked my interest for this weekend:

Friday

  1. Drink Wisconsinbly Brandy Old Fashioned Evening at the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge at 6 pm tomorrow will surely be a Wis-good-son time! (why does it sound like there’s a ‘g’ in Wisconsin when I say it? Too many cheese curds up my nostrils? I’m ok with it…)
  2. PNO at PTO (Parent’s Night Out at Privato in Williams Bay) looks pretty cool! If anyone checks this one out, let me know how it goes; this will be held tomorrow, Friday January 17th from 7 pm to 12 am.
  3. Check out the Lake Geneva House of Music’s Winter Concert Series: January Edition. Tomorrow’s concert, starting at 7 pm, will be featuring The Belle Weather of Sheboygan!

Saturday

  1. Ice Party Gone Wild! Hosted by Fontana Fire & Recue from 12 – 6 pm at the Abbey Yacht Club.
  2. I’m hosting an Open House from 12 -2 PM at 174 Third Ave., Fontana, WI 53125! See the final new construction, never occupied Row Home to hit the market!

Sunday

  1. Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Concert is set to perform at 3 pm at the Episcopal Church in Lake Geneva (with meet and greet at Avant, down the block, to follow)!
  2. Packers vs. 49ers Playoff Party at The End Zone Bar & Grill in Delavan sounds like fun, but I won’t be there! Due to the universally known Law of Sports Superstition***, I will be at my folks house (again, as I have been the last 2 games), eating the same pizza by Ol’ Man Zambo, sitting in the same spot on their couch and wearing the same outfit, so we win 😊. You’re welcome. ***I made this Law up

Artsy Folk: Gallery 223 has opened a new Winter Show Exhibit. Come take a look Jan 9th through February 23rd in Downtown Lake Geneva.

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my fav’s… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 



Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events

Weekend in Wisco!

Welcome to Wisco!
Weekend in Wisco | January 9th, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

Coming Up: Lake Geneva’s 25th Annual WINTERFEST

Which of these Winterfest events are you most excited for? Let me know!

Here are some cool things happening this weekend:

Friday

  1. Specialty Cocktail Tasting at the Abbey Resort’s 240 West in Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake from 5 to 7 pm on Fri., Jan 10th
  2. 90’s Throback Party at Thumb’s Up in Lake Geneva starting at 9 pm on Fri., Jan. 10th.

Saturday

  1. Rock the Barns: AC/DC Tribute *back by popular demand* at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn at 5 pm Sat., Jan. 11th
  2. RAR Live starting at 5 pm on Sat., Jan. 11th in Lake Geneva at Studio Winery.

Sunday

  1. Sunday Champagne Brunch at the Baker House in Lake Geneva from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm every Sunday, has been lauded by the USA TODAY as the area’s Most Beautiful Restaurant delivering Victorian grandeur overlooking scenic Lake Geneva. Unlimited Champagne, traditional breakfast delights, a broad array of lunch entrees, fresh salads and delicious desserts; reservations recommended.
  2. Catch the Chicago Boat Show RV & Sail Show at McCormick Place – South from Wed., Jan 8th through Sun., Jan. 12th.

ALERT: If you haven’t yet, be sure to reserve your the Igloo Experience before it’s too late! Located at the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, with a special appetizer and drink menu, Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm!



But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


What I’ve Been Up To This Past Week:


Sources include: Visit Walworth County & Facebook Events


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To Do List for 2020

Whether or not you have a New Year’s Resolution, starting a New Year, especially a new decade, is a great time to set up some positive goals for the upcoming years and your life overall. But: what should we be aiming for in 2020 and beyond?

Random Rant: There is no such thing as perfection, and ‘normal‘ is a statistical distribution of data, requiring a mathematical average of numbers unrepresentative of any one source.

I don’t want to be perfect OR ‘normal,’ do you?2020 feels different…

This new decade has me full of hope and hungry for positive change. I’ve made a list of actionable items that could benefit not only me, but also anyone that takes the time to read this! Here are 10 things to do this year to improve your life and the lives of those you love:

To Do List for 2020

  1. Write Thank You Cards – often!
  2. Complete Tim Ferriss’ 5-Minute Journal every morning
  3. Schedule Personal Tasks on a Paper Calendar, in Pencil. “If you erase, you must replace!!” Plans change, but things still need to get done! (from The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan)
  4. Set Up Seasonal Home Maintenance Task Auto Reminders at the Beginning of Each New Season – i.e., Spring cleaning, Summer pest proofing, Fall gutter cleaning, Winter frozen pipe prevention, etc. (here’s a good list to start with)
  5. Drink More Water
  6. Increase Your Savings Rate by 1% Every Month – by my FAVORITE podcast and blog, Afford Anything. Check out the latest episode/post called 26 Easy Moves to Improve Your Finances in 2020!
  7. Pick an Accountability Partner! Tell someone ELSE your goals for the next 1, 5 and 20 years, and ask him/her/them to check in with you – and offer to return the favor!
  8. Toss Possessions that No Longer Serve You! Thank you Marie Kondos for writing the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, helping me start this process!
  9. Go OUTSIDE and Enjoy Mother Earth at Least 30 Min Every Day!
  10. Take Responsibility for the Care of Other Living Things – be it a succulent or a dog, being the sole caretaker of another living organism, will help you focus on what’s most important: Life Itself.

HELPFUL TIP: Use the FULL year – 2020 – when dating checks or official documents. If you *don’t*, someone could fraudulently add whatever 2 numbers to the end of ’20’, backdating your document! i.e., 1/7/20 could be changed to 1/7/2010 and really make life messy!

Tip Curtesy of Mamma Z aka Patti Zurla, Office Manager and Assistant Managing Broker of Keefe Real Estate


What do you think?

Anything you’d add or elaborate on?

I want to know! Email me at azambito@keeferealestate.com


Hopefully you find this helpful, as we embark upon the next decade of this crazy ride we call life. At the end of the day, you only have yourself to answer to. Here’s to you and yours! Go after your dreams, fearlessly. Remember, no one said life would be easy…but I BELIEVE IN YOU!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com


Sources used:

Simply Psychology: What is a Normal Distribution in Statistics?

Tim Ferriss 5 Morning Rituals that Help Me Win the Day – Page 3 of 5

Discover Your One Thing Now, derived from The One Thing, by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

A Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Homeowner by Nationwide

26 Easy Moves to Improve Your Finances in 2020 by Paula Pant/Afford Anything

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondos

Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | January 2nd, 2020 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate

HOLIDAY REOCCURRING EVENTS ENDING THIS WEEK:

  1. Parade of Trees Daily through Tues., Jan. 7th – Take a look at Lake Geneva Business Sponsored Christmas Trees and vote for your favorite one to win the People’s Choice Award!
  2. Santa Cause Cruise & Tree Festival – Nightly Cruises dock from Gage Marine in Williams Bay, through Sat., Jan., 4th ; The final Tree Festival will be held from 4 to 9 pm on Sat., Jan., 4th.
  3. Dancing Horses Christmas Show Holiday Extravaganza! Sat., Jan 4th at 1 and 7 pm, and Sun., Jan., 5th at 1 pm

Welcome to a new decade!

My 2020 Resolution: Tenacity, Fortitude & Vitality! What characteristics are you aspiring towards this decade? Tell me! I want to know… Email AZambito@KeefeRealEstate.com!

Here’s what I want to check out this upcoming weekend:

Friday

  • Karaoke Fri., Jan. 3rd at 9 pm at the Delavan Lake Store & Lounge in Delavan – every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month – you don’t have to sing, the regulars are incredible!

Saturday

  • Lake Geneva Kids Expo Sat., Jan., 4th from 10 am to 4 pm at Badger High School in Lake Geneva – Play Zones set up throughout the school, such as bounce houses, caricature paintings, games and more. Stop by the Main Stage for interactive shows, fairytale princess sing-a-longs, and fun demonstrations.

Sunday

  • Saturday Night Fever Sun., Jan. 5th at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm at Fort Atkinson’s Fireside Dinner Theater

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 


My week in snapshots – Zambito family Christmas, fun crafts with the family on break from school, my first (on screen) youtube series, and tons of delicious food!


Weekend in Wisco!

Weekend in Wisco | December 26th, 2019 | Annie Z Realty | Keefe Real Estate


UPDATE: Last week I asked YOU which of the following Winter Solstice event you would consider going to:

And the winner was: Option C) Winter Solstice Star Party!! Let me know what you did, I’d love to hear about it! Comment below or email azambito@keeferealestate.com !

The thermometer in my car said 57° today…on December 26th… in WISCONSIN! This is bizarre, but I’m not complaining. Here’s what I want to check out this upcoming weekend:

Friday

Snowflake Story & Craft Fri Dec 27th 10 am · Delavan Lake Store & Lounge · Delavan

Leave me a Gnome! Fri Dec 27th 10 am · The Ridge Hoel · Lake Geneva – Join Clay Monet artisans as they lead you through the process of painting your own themed gnome.

Saturday

Outreach at End of the Leash! Sat Dec 28th at 11 am · Lakeland Animal Shelter · Delavan

Sunday

Brothers Quinn Live At Jonathan’s Sun Dec 29th at 8 PM · Jonathan’s on Brick Street · Delavan

Comedy and Steak Dinner Starring Kevin McCaffrey Sun Dec 29th at 6 pm ·The End Zone · Delavan

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.


Sources include: Visit Walworth County; Facebook Events


ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 

When the Clock Strikes Midnight…

Local celebrations to ring in 2020 !


NYE Live Music: Adam Drefs · Dec 31 8 pm · Delavan Lake Store & Lounge · Delavan, WI

Come enjoy some 1920’s ragtime, learn to Charleston, and bring in the new year in Roaring 20’s style with Adam Drefs!


New Year’s Eve with Danny Dessent Karaoke · Dec 31 10 pm · Lauderdale Landing · Elkhorn, WI

New Year’s Eve DJ with guest Danny Dessent Karaoke!


A Roarin’ Twenties N.Y.E · Dec 31st @ 6 pm · Casual Joe’s · Whitewater, WI

$30 admission comes with a meal and 2 free drinks. Live music to be performances by Matt Andrus and later will be Jonh Gay helping us rock in the new year by playing some of their amazing music.


Ring in the New Year with Gordy’s · Dec 31st @ 8 pm · Gordy’s Boat House · Fontana, WI

Don’t miss the best party in town! In addition to a limited version of our regular menu, we’ll be offering festive culinary and cocktail specials all evening. Our late-night festivities will kick off at 10 pm with a DJ and dancing. When the clock strikes 12, we’ll top off the celebration with a balloon drop and champagne toast. But it doesn’t end there…we’ll keep this party rolling until 2 am!


Roarin’ Into The 20’s · Dec 31st @ 9:30 pm · Baker House, Lake Geneva, WI

Come ring in 2020 at Baker House! Start with our delicious Prime Rib and Lobster Tail dinner (includes salad and dessert), stay for our 1920’s themed costume party! Live DJ, Best Flapper/Gangster costume contest, Free Champagne Toast at Midnight. Dinner openings start at 5:00 Party starts at 9:30. Call Baker House now for more details, ticket link coming soon!!!!


Noon Years Bash! · Dec 31st @ 7 pm · Holly’s Como Inn · Lake Geneva, WI 

Stop in for our Annual Noon Year’s Eve Bash! Food, drinks, music and much more! Kenny and Tayler will be kicking us off from 11am- 2pm!


NYE at Maxwell Mansion · Dec 31st @ 7 pm · Maxwell Mansion · Lake Geneva, WI

CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE AT THE MANSION! Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for an event that is sure to start the NEW 20’s ERA off right! Our Roarin’ 20’s New Years Eve Celebration will include: A LIVE BAND; Swing Dancing; Craft Batch Cocktails; Gatsby Character Actors; Glass of complimentary champagne at midnight to ring in the new year!


Rockin’ NYE at The Ridge Hotel · Dec 31st @ 8 pm · The Ridge Hotel · Lake Geneva, WI

Ring in the new year with a twang at The Ridge Hotel’s NYE party, complete with five hours of open bar, late night snacks, a bubbly-capped countdown, and live country music with Chicago’s celebrated Chris Karabas Band.


New Year’s Eve Gala Event · Dec 31st @ 6:30 pm · The Abbey Resort · Fontana, WI

Greet the New Year in high style at our annual New Year’s Eve Gala in the Harbor Ballroom.


New Year’s Eve Gala · Dec 31st @ 6:30 pm · Rosewood · Delavan, WI

Rosewood Invites You! A New Year’s Celebration with Mark, Gretch and Jo including: Rosewood’s Signature Brunch, Lunch and Dinner, Chef Attended Stations menus, Mark, Gretch and Jo’s CountDown Show, Dancing, Bar Service, Sweets Table and Sparkling Toast in the theater.



N.Y.E. 2020 at Spoondogers · Dec 31st @ 9 pm · Spoondogger’s Pell Lake · Genoa City, WI

Come on out to Spoondogger’s for the HOTTEST New Year’s Eve party around! All you can drink excluding top shelf and shots for only $30! Champagne toast at midnight and party favors for everyone! Breakfast buffet at 1AM for $10! FREE DESIGNATED DRIVER ALL NIGHT!


A Cold Ones NYE @ Mars Resort! · Dec 31st @ 9 PM · MARS RESORT · Lake Geneva, WI

Luke Schmitt and the Cold, Cold Ones will be playing rock n roll all night long as we ring in the New Year!


NYE 2020 at the Landing · Dec 31st @ 5 pm · Lauderdale Landing · Elkhorn, WI

Ring in the New Year with all of your favorite people at the Landing! Champagne toast at midnight, free pizza after the ball drop.


Waterfront’s New Year’s Eve Celebration · Dec 31st @ 9 PM · The Waterfront – Abbey Resort · Fontana, WI

Say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 at our popular New Year’s Eve party in the Waterfront. Dance to the music of the area’s favorite band, Triple D, and enjoy an open bar and late-night snacks.


NYE Live Music: The Dots · Dec 31st @ 4 pm · Studio Winery · Lake Geneva, WI


New’s Year Eve Party · Dec 31st @ 9:30 PM · Alpine Valley Resort WI · Elkhorn, WI

Come ring in the New Year in the Valley View Lounge. Music by the Dirty Canteen starting at 9:30pm


240 West’s New Year’s Eve Dinner · Dec 31st @ 6 PM · 240 West · Fontana, WI

Indulge in the romance of starting the New Year with that special someone at 240° West. Dine on a delicious four-course meal as you enjoy live piano music by Tom Stanfield.

New Year’s Eve Dinner · Dec 31st @ 4 pm · Hunt Club Steakhouse · Lake Geneva, WI

Ring in and relish the New Year at the Hunt Club Steakhouse with a celebratory three-course meal, to be announced soon, plus a limited menu of regular favorites!


NYE Dinner · Dec 31st @ 5 pm · Ristorante Brissago · Lake Geneva, WI

Dine in Ristorante Brissago and enjoy a special New Year’s Eve Menu or enjoy a delicious Prime Rib and Seafood Buffet in the Grand Cafe. Advance reservations are recommended.


New Year’s Eve Candlelit Dinner · Dec 31st @ 5 pm · The Grandview · Lake Geneva, WI

Ring in the New Year at The Grandview. In addition to our dinner menu, we will have New Year’s Eve specials for our guests to select from. Our specials were created by our Executive Chef to further enhance the flavors and sentiments of the season.


New Year’s Eve Celebration · Dec 31st @ 4 pm · Lake Lawn Resort · Delavan, WI

Lake Lawn Resort will once again be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve festivities with multiple exciting parties, including New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Dinner at 5 pm and a Retro ’80s Party for adults in the Great Room – flashback to the ’80s including music, décor, dancing, and a cash bar.


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Let me know which YOU’LL be going to! Email anniezrealty@gmail.com

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

❤ always, Annie Z.

ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com 

Weekend in Wisco!

It barely feels like December, much less the week before Christmas! Here’s the forecast for this weekend; go out and enjoy the sun while you can! I don’t know about you, but I’m solar powered…

UPDATE:

Last week I asked YOU which of the following, reoccurring holiday events you’d recommend:

  1. Santa Cause Tree Festival at Gage Marine Boat House in Williams Bay, open after 4 pm nightly with a ton of prizes to win and charitable organizations to recognize.
  2. Trolley Tour of Lights at the Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva with tours available nightly at 5, 6, 7 and 8 pm throughout the holidays!
  3. Igloo Experience at the Ridge Hotel in Lake Geneva, open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm.
  4. Jungle Bells at Safari in Lake Geneva at 1:30 pm on weekend throughout the holiday!

The majority have spoken: the BEST Walworth County Christmas Event, according to you, was THE SANTA CAUSE TREE FESTIVAL! A great charitable event, indeed!

This is whats on my list of things to do this weekend:

Friday

Free Beer & Pretzel Unveiling at the Delavan Lake Store on North Shore Drive tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 20th from 6 to 8 pm.

Saturday

HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE!!!

Saturday is the shortest day of the year, and then the days start getting LONGER again! We’ve almost made it through the darkness!

Submit your choice to azambito@keeferealestate.com !

Sunday

Christmas Remembered: Christmas Brunch & Show at Rosewood in Delavan on Sun., Dec., 22nd from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.

Open Houses:

But wait, there’s more! As per usual, there are plenty of other options of activities going on this weekend. These are just my faves… what are you up to?! Leave a comment ~ let me know! I’ll see ya around! 🙂

❤ always, Annie Z.


Sources include: Visit Walworth County; Facebook Events


ANNIE ZAMBITO
LICENSED REAL ESTATE AGENT    |    KEEFE REAL ESTATE
PHONE 262.348.3253   |   262.215.1982
EMAIL azambito@keeferealestate.com  |  anniezrealty@gmail.com