Travis has been a South Central Wisconsin Resident for his entire life. Growing up on a farm in Columbia County he has experienced the love of the outdoors and land at a young age. That knowledge and experiences have assisted him to be a leader in the marketing and sales of land, hunting properties, country homes and farms in Wisconsin. He has also been an instrumental part in taking over the family auction business and incorporating modern techniques and technology to the business. He currently is the real estate broker, lead auctioneer and manages day to day operations for the Real Estate and Auction offices in Portage, Oconomowoc and Richland Center Wisconsin. In 2012 he created UC Hunting Properties a niche marketing company which has been a leader in selling recreational land in Wisconsin and in 2015 launched UC Hunting Properties nationwide. Using the resources that have been implemented into United Country Hamele Auction & Realty and United Country Badgerland Auction & Realty Travis has assisted sellers in auctioning and selling of large tracts of land, multiple property home auctions, dividing up land to maximize seller’s values, to commercial real estate and business assets, down to town homes and large country estates. Let Travis assist you in marketing and selling of your personal assets to your real estate by conventional or auction method of selling. Contact him today to have Travis put his knowledge of the real estate and auction markets to work for you today.
Travis enjoys spending time managing the property at his family’s farm along with inventorying and hunting trophy whitetails and turkeys. In the fall of 2016 he enjoyed his most rewarding hunt when his 11 year old daughter harvested her first deer on the same farm he harvested his first deer 28 years prior to her successful hunt. Travis also spends time traveling hunting trips with friends and family throughout the country and the one he looks forward to is going to his place in Kansas which he and his old brother have made an annual trip chasing monster Kansas Whitetails. But most of all he loves spending time with his 2 wonderful girls and amazing wife. The love of his family and outdoors allows for a great understanding with his clients to help direct them to the perfect property, home or outcome with their current situation.
Travis is very active in community, youth, fundraising and various board activities. He is currently the President of the Three Rivers Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association, assists in many local fundraising auctions, Past Director of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Divine Savior Health Care in Portage WI. He enjoys helping out communities in donations and raising money for education, wellness and other benefits that help make a community thrive.
If you love the outdoors, camping, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, canoeing, golfing or anything outdoors that is right up Terry’s alley! As an outdoor enthusiast of Wisconsin and the Midwest, Terry grew up outdoors with several kids and dogs. Summer was full of fun and sports, if they weren’t outdoors at home; they were tail gating with friends at a Brewer, Packer or Badger game. That all keeps Terry busy in his real estate/auction/appraising career. Terry has 20 yrs. experience in South Central Wisconsin.He loves helping people make the next move in their life whether its helping people sell their properties and/or helping buyers find their dream homes. As a professional auctioneer he has been part of 100’s of auctions of all types (produce, personal property and real estate). As an avid fisherman Terry knows all the lakes in Central Wisconsin which gives him inside knowledge of prime waterfront properties. If you’re looking for recreational, hunting, waterfront, residential, he can help or if you are looking to market your home, buy one or have an auction Terry is also a (GPPA) personal property appraiser and can help you find value in anything you sell. So if it's pots and pans, your home, commercial to industry. You'll find his outgoing friendly personality-fun to work with! Give him a call!
Born and raised on a farm in rural Dalton, Marty understands the needs of rural residential and agricultural land buyers and sellers. His expertise extends to helping first time farm buyers obtain the financing they need to follow their dream. Marty's continuing involvement in FFA and his experience with farm land, equipment and produce auctions allow him to stay true to his roots. His passion for bow-hunting make him the perfect agent to assist with your purchase of hunting land. And if you have hunting land to sell, Marty can help you develop food plots and implement land management practices that can increase the value of your property. As a recent graduate of the Texas Auction Academy, Marty can assist you with both your real estate and personal property auction needs.
Marty also specializes in working with first time home buyers and those looking to buy a property following a finacial reversal. If you are looking for a personable, down-to-earth agent with a great sense of humor and a passion for rural Wisconsin property, Marty is the agent for you!
My real estate business is centered upon one philosophy: if you do the right thing every time, then everyone involved wins. Simply put you must put in the hard work.
As a young boy growing up in Friesland WI, I learned very quickly the value of hard work and finishing a job no matter what the job was. Growing up in a rural area didn’t leave many options for young people to work so I always found myself in a hay barn or a vegetable field working for a farmer. When I wasn’t working in the summers, I spent every possible minute in the outdoors and loved every second of exploring every piece of land I could gain permission on.
After graduating High School, I pursued a degree in Criminal Justice but ultimately decided to go a different route. While in college, during the summers, I drove “The Ducks” in Wisconsin Dells. It was there that I would develop a love for sales and helping people. After finishing up my college days I decided to pursue a career in the Automotive industry, I served in many roles in the car industry for 28 years including owning my own dealership. During that time in the car business I became part owner in a small film production company focused on the outdoors. It was through my part time work in Outdoor Videography business would be introduced to real estate.
By 2019, I grew as much as possible in the automotive world and simply had enough of that grind. I was ready for a new challenge which would be real estate. Growing up around land, hunting and farming, I developed knowledge about all things outdoors, and wanted to utilize these skills in helping people buy or sell property. I spent the first three months as an agent following my broker and learning about all the different aspects of real estate. After completing just under $17 million in production for 2021, which consisted of just under 2,000 acres of land, I finally felt like I was going to work every day in the most rewarding career I’ve ever had.
While my days as the host of the popular “White Knuckle Podcast” are over due to my partners passing, I now host the “Midwest Whitetail After Hours Podcast”, where I still get to share my knowledge about hunting, land management, property management and more. I love
sharing my expertise with listeners and clients alike, guiding them through the intricacies of the outdoor lifestyle. I'm able to help people not only sell or buy land, but also help them develop it into what they are envisioning, not everyone wants to hunt.
I love the community that I live in and am quite happy to seve as a member of the Endeavor Moundville Fire Dept, and serve on the Moundville Township Planning and Zoning committee.
The biggest accomplishment of my life is my son, He is currently serving as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and currently is stationed in Camp Pendleton in California.
As a lifelong resident and full time real estate agent, Kris knows all about property in Portage, Baraboo, Reedsburg, Westfield, Wisconsin Dells and Columbia County, Marquette County, Sauk County, Adams County and Green Lake County. Whether you are looking for your first home, moving up to a larger residence or searching for a vacation property or lake home, Kris has the area knowledge to help you find just exactly what you are looking for. If you are a seller, Kris can help you determine just the right selling price for your property. And her work with people moving into the area can help drive more buyers to your property. Part of the top-selling real estate team in the United Country Hamele office, Kris and her team will get your property sold. A Certified Default Resolution Specialist, Kris works with both buyers and sellers participating in a short sale.
James was born and raised in Ridgeville, WI, located in the west-central part of Wisconsin known as the Driftless Area. He spent his childhood roaming the woods around his family farm. His love of the outdoors, especially managing the land for wildlife, was passed down to him from his grandmother and mother. His grandmother was one of the first farmers in the state to convert marginal agricultural land and pasture back into woodlands. Along with his mother, he manages his family’s 360-acre farm for deer/wildlife, timber, and agriculture. Parts of the farm have been in his family for over 125 years. For James, it has been a proving ground for wildlife enhancement projects that include: food plots, timber/forest stand improvements, invasive species control, prairie restoration, hardwood, and softwood tree plantings, shrub plantings, enrolling in government programs such as CRP, CSP, and MFL, pond construction, erosion control projects, and more. The farm also has a small maple syrup operation that James started in 2006.
In 2014 James formed two Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) cooperatives with his neighboring landowners. Since then, the two cooperatives have grown to include 10 neighbors. In 2015 he formed a Quality Deer Management (QDM) cooperative with these same neighbors and other neighboring landowners. This cooperative has grown to over 63 landowners who are experiencing excellent neighbor relationships and 2021 proved to be their best deer hunting season ever.
From 2015 to 2020 James was the Midwest Director for the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Through his leadership, Wisconsin broke into the top ten in QDMA memberships while holding the most events in the nation. He was actively involved in forming QDM cooperatives, hosting field days/property tours, designing deer/habitat management plans, workshop presenter, fundraising, habitat improvement projects, and more. Currently, he is working with the National Deer Association (formally QDMA) as an Independent Consultant managing volunteer Branches/Chapters in 11 Midwest states.
In 2020 James earned QDMA’s most prestigious certification, Deer Steward 3. This is earned by completing courses on deer and wildlife habitat, biology, ecology and management, quality deer management, deer herd management, principles of hunter management, collecting/interpreting deer harvest/observation data, and through his long-term service to QDM principles, Whitetail Deer, and other wildlife. Obtaining the Deer Steward 3 certificate takes years to qualify for, less than 70 QDMA/NDA members hold this prestigious deer management certification.
James served 3 years in the US Army as a Military Policeman; he is a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in accounting. He and his wife Cathy have two sons, Jacob age 26, and Jared age 24, both enjoy hunting, outdoor activities, and working on the family farm.
Memberships include National Deer Association/Quality Deer Management Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasant Forever, Wisconsin Bowhunters Association, Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club, Waunakee Bowhunters, National Wildlife Cooperative, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, National Woodland Owners Association.
“Whether you are interested in buying or selling hunting land, recreational land, a farm, a lake home, or a place to live – I am here to help! I am excited to be part of the United Country Team, a state-of-the-art real estate firm. When you hire me to be your Real Estate Agent you are hiring an experienced Wildlife Property Specialist as well. I can help you find, and improve, the property of your dreams. If you are looking to sell, I provide the most comprehensive marketing plan available. Call, text, or email – I am here to help!”
South Central Wisconsin has been called home my entire life. I was born and raised on a dairy farm outside of Cambria, WI in Columbia County. My family continues to cash crop and graze Angus on those lands. It was on this farm that I learned that farming is not merely a career and a way to make a living, but rather a way of life.
In the surrounding fields and woods, I grew up with great friends chasing ducks, geese, and whitetails. Bowhunting whitetails has been a passion of mine for over 30 years. It is a love of the process which includes scouting and stand placement, as well as understanding timber management, food plots and crop rotations. My lifelong friend, Jason Syens, approached me about filming our adventures and in 2008 we began that challenge with White Knuckle Productions. It has been a part of our lives ever since.
I attended UW-Stevens Point and graduated with a teaching degree. My life in education and coaching has been committed to helping others obtain what is important to them. I bring that same commitment to Midwest Lifestyle Properties. I don’t know that there is a better way to enjoy everything the great outdoors has to offer than to share that passion with other like-minded people. I would love to assist you with your land and residential goals!
Pam Van Schoyck is our office member for our real estate and auction team. Pam handles all office tasks, marketing, auction clerking and is one of our on-line representatives. She has 25 years experience in a fast paced office and customer service environment. She is your first point of contact and will direct you to the correct person to help you with any of your real estate or auction needs.