After neighboring the world’s biggest playground, Dick and Gayle knew they needed a home with dynamic vitality when they moved from New York to Madison. Somewhere an arm’s length from experiences, but also beautiful architecture, tree-lined streets and maybe just one more thing — the lake. The sumptuous shoreline retreat on Farwell Drive in Maple Bluff fit the bill perfectly. 

After deciding to make the move back to the Madison area, they promptly reached out to Shelly Sprinkman upon receiving countless glowing referrals.

“When we decided to move back, we asked all our friends for recommendations on a real estate broker. By far the most common answer was, ‘If you want a home on Lake Mendota, call Shelly Sprinkman.’…

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At Sprinkman Real Estate, we’re honored to be your trusted real estate resource. The recent settlement by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is likely topping your news feeds, and you may have questions regarding its impact on buying or selling a home. Here is an overview of what we know today, what changes you can expect, and our thoughts on how to navigate your personal real estate journey moving forward. 



  • The NAR recently reached a settlement that will affect how Buyer’s Agent compensation is marketed.

  • Scheduled to take effect late July 2024, this settlement is awaiting approval by the federal court.


  • Real estate commissions have always been and…

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