Meet Al Wisnefske
It wasn’t until Al's last semester at UW-Stevens Point that he even knew how real estate worked. Through a real estate investment class, he got a glimpse of the real estate world, and was hooked.
Like most graduates, the job search loomed. After filling out applications and not getting any calls, he decided to give real estate a try. The more he learned, the more potential he saw. His life goal of owning his own business was laid right out in front of him. It was up to him to put the pieces together.
Forging your own path brings out your highest and true potential. His life goal was to start a business and be successful. It’s what he wanted to do and was meant to do. Real estate was the avenue he was going to pursue to make that happen. TV made it look so easy. Get a listing, pop a sign in the ground, get paid. Behind the TV, the reality was hiding.
For most of his life, he wasn’t much of a leader. It was so much easier to follow others and perform at the status quo. He was “the shy kid” at school. He had the motivation and desire to lead, but his lack of confidence was holding him back. He wishes he could pinpoint the exact moment when he broke out of his shell, but it was a gradual process.
Being in real estate, he knew he was going to have to lead. Clients would rely on him to help them.
After passing both his salesperson and broker exam, he was ready to sling some real estate. He owned his own firm, Wisnefske Real Estate, LLC., which never sold a property. To his credit, he only wished to get into investments, not sales. He did show some hunting properties for his dad in Waupaca County.
He ended up signing on with a brokerage of hunting property. The company is one of the largest camouflage and licensing companies in the world. It was a childhood dream to work for them. He had some closings, made some money, but never got going.
Self-doubt, low confidence, and outside pressure to “get a real job” were creeping in. The safe route was to get a “regular job” and settle back in. So he did. He took a delivery job. The company was great. The people were great. He loved talking with the customers. He watched and took notes on how the company was managed. He applied some of those strategies in his business and still uses them today. Inside, he still wanted more.
He left that job to start a position in sales at a local Powersports store. He had never truly sold anything in his life. He had no clue about the process. This was the largest learning curve he ever faced. He loved talking to customers. He helped them choose which product was best for them. This was a life-changing moment. He grew to love sales. Inside, he still wanted more.
While working these two jobs, he still held his license and closed some deals. The broker from his first brokerage went and joined a growing team. He convinced Al to join him.
He knew if he wanted to help as many people as possible, he needed to jump in full-time. So he did. He left the security. He left the insurance. He left the retirement account. Inside, he was never going back.
As time went by, he learned and applied as much as he could. He helped more people, closed more deals, and got better. He also went back to school. He's a huge believer in higher education. To him, it’s more than studying a topic. It’s about the experience. He was forced to be on his own, pay for expenses, meet and grow with complete strangers, and think outside the box.
He proudly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Masters of Business Administration from Marylhurst University.
Being forced out of his comfort zone by a constant drive for more has helped him to become a better broker for his clients. It’s forced him to be humble and authentic. He knows how important your property sale is to you, so there's no time for him to be something other than his best.
His most important job is to be connected to your situation and treat you like he would a friend or family member. He often ask clients, “Besides selling, what is the most important thing you are looking for?” The most common response is, “I want someone I can trust, that is ethical, that communicates with me.” He takes pride in being all of those things. He loves helping land and farm owners sell their properties and start on the next chapter of their life quickly and easily.
"I’ve developed a proven 5-step LEGACY process for property owners whose lifestyles have shifted. Their properties have become more of a liability than an asset. This process serves as the foundation for cementing your legacy. This is a simple and seamless transition to selling your property and starting on the next chapter in your life."
Local Sold Listings
SOLD | $353,000
Farmland and Building Sites
SOLD | $299,000
Wooded Building Sites
SOLD | $195,500
Wooded Building Sites
FARM & COUNTRY HOME SALES
SOLD | $467,500
SOLD | $676,000
Farm House and Acreage
SOLD | $500,000
75.65 +/- Acres
Farm House, Buildings, and Tillable Acreage