The Shambeau & Thern team of professionals is dedicated to providing above-and-beyond service in the buying and selling of real estate properties.
I have over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. I've been a Real Estate Broker in Waupaca County since 1999. My market knowledge and drive has led me to be one of the leading producers in the Waupaca area. My client's needs are my number one concern. I am diligent and persistent, and a smooth, trouble-free transaction is my ultimate goal.
Having lived in the Waupaca area all my life I am very familiar with its communities, countryside and lakes. I have four children, Natasha, Ryan, Solia and Marina. My two youngest are adopted, Solia from Kazakhstan and Marina from the Ukraine. We all enjoy traveling as a family. My hobby is scuba diving with a flair for underwater photography.
I have helped coach a variety of youth sports over the years and enjoy a good game of volleyball myself. I served as a Director for the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce for 3 years and also helped organize and run Strawberry Fest and Fall-O-Rama. I have also been heavily involved in the Waupaca Area Youth Hockey Association for the past 11 years.
Not only do I hold my Real Estate Broker's license, but I also hold the CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) and the ABR-designation (Accredited Buyer Representative). I've taken the extra steps to give you the best possible service.
If you should have any questions about buying, selling or just need to know something about the area, give me a call or send me an e-mail. I am available to you.
I have lived in Central Wisconsin most of my life having graduated from Weyauwega-Fremont High School. I studied at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. In 1980 I obtained my Real Estate license and also obtained my GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation and won Million Dollar producer for a number of years. Subsequently changing career paths I worked for Aid Association for Lutherans now Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. I held life, health and securities licenses. In recent years prior to returning to Real Estate I have become a professional grandmother that loves to play tennis, golf and garden.
Dave has over twenty years of marketing and finance experience to help you buy or sell real estate.
A Waupaca native, Dave graduated from Waupaca High School in 1982. Following high school he attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. In 1983, Dave obtained his State of Wisconsin Real Estate Broker's license.
Following college, Dave worked at US Bank located in downtown Milwaukee for twelve years working in a variety of finance and marketing related positions, ending his career as a Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group.
Since 1999, Dave has been a successful Realtor in the Waupaca area and a consistent top producer. Over the years, he has successfully marketed and sold almost every type of real estate available within the area. In real estate sales, experience does matter and Dave has it.
Dave and his wife Stephanie have three children. Tom was born in 1995, Mike in 1999 and Sarah in 2001. They reside in the City of Waupaca and the children attend Waupaca schools.
As a child, Dave spent summers at his family cottage on Rainbow Lake. Because of those fond memories, he now spends time with his own family at their cottage on Dake Lake. As a result, Dave has extensive knowledge of the Chain O' Lakes area.
In addition to being an Alderman in the City of Waupaca, Dave is involved in many youth related activities including coaching within the City of Waupaca recreational baseball league each spring and summer. Dave and his wife are also the owners of Ye Olde Firehouse Apartments, a senior HUD subsidized apartment building located on North Main Street in downtown Waupaca.
I grew up on a small farm in Northeast Wisconsin where I developed my hard work ethic. After high school, I accepted a position with Krause Publications in Iola, which gave me my first experience working with the public and developing customer service skills. After starting my family I went to work at the Waupaca Foundry, introducing me to the developing world of computer operations. My days at the Foundry began at 4:00 a.m. Because the hours were hard on the family after four years my husband Clifford built a bar and restaurant of which I managed for nine years. It was during this time a Realtor friend identified me as someone with great potential for success in Real Estate market. I followed her advice and obtained my Brokers license in 1989. The result has been a very rewarding career. It has been very interesting selling some of the same homes two and three times. Working with my daughter Sharon Thern has been especially wonderful. We make a great team. It is exciting locating new homes for families and the relationships we build along the way. Helping them comfortably through the steps one of the largest purchases they will likely ever make is a pleasant experience for everyone. A successful closing brings great satisfaction. Our family consists of three daughters and ten grandchildren. We know what it takes to obtain and maintain a comfortable home. When I sell Real Estate I treat our clients/customers the way I would like to be treated. This is so important. Nothing can beat good service and constant communication. Buying or selling your home can be very stressful. Let me share my years of experience with you! Service is my promise.
I started my career in Real Estate in 2003 as an Assistant for a Top Producing Agent, and received my Real Estate License in 2006. In 2007, a job transfer to work as a Closing Agent at a local title company offered me the opportunity to gain even more insight and experience. Including, being detailed oriented, enthusiastic and knowledgeable in all aspects of the business. I recently joined Shambeau & Them Real Estate as an Agent.
Being a life long resident, I'm familiar and informed about the community and surrounding areas. My husband Jason and I have two children, Autumn and Ireland and live in the City of Waupaca. My community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Fireman's Auxiliary and Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. I also, volunteer at the Waupaca Bread Basket and Waupaca Learning Center. Other past involvement includes, Sunny Day Childcare Board of Directors and Past President of Fireman's Auxiliary.
I truly enjoy getting to meet and know new people and provide them the service they deserve. Whether it be to market and sell your current home or locate and find just the right new home, call or email me anytime.
My name is LaDonna Sonntag and I am excited to be a part of Shambeau & Thern Real Estate. Along with over a decade of experience in residential real estate, I come with experience in interior and architectural design, working on both residential and commercial projects. My background in interior design helps me answer questions such as, what improvements should I make to the property to bring a better selling price, or, how can I make my house show to it’s best advantage?
I am a long time resident of the Waupaca area and an active member of the community. I live on the beautiful Crystal River with my Husband, Tom. We have one son and two amazing granddaughters (the delight of our lives)in the Waupaca area. My love of design spills into our love of gardening. We have enjoyed sharing our property’s extensive landscape design on several area summer garden tours. We hope you made it to one!
Expertise, accountability and service are fundamental to our business. Trust me to provide you the best possible service in the sale or purchase of a property! I look forward to putting my experience and strong work ethic to work for you!