Volume One


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Jerry Annis + Jane Seymour Kunick
• Donnellan Real Estate

A Personal Touch

dynamic real estate duo launch podcast, keep it fresh amid hot home market

Jane Seymour Kunick and Jerry Annis — dynamic duo at Donnellan Real Estate — bring their bright-eyed and bushy-tailed enthusiasm to their work in the real estate business, where they have formed tight relationships with the Chippewa Valley community after over two decades in the business.

“We have a genuine compassion for our people and work,” Jerry said, “but more importantly, we do whatever is necessary for our clients — above and beyond, all with a personal touch. It is not uncommon for us to help paint rooms, mow yards, move furniture, stage homes, or whatever is needed. The bond and friendship that develops through this process is a pleasure that is better than any type of compensation. Our clients become our friends.”

“We treat everyone how we would want someone to not only treat ourselves, but our children, parents, and family.”

Jerry Annis +
Jane Seymour Kunick
Donnellan Real Estate

(715) 836-8080

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Jerry and Jane grew up together, went through confirmation together, and even joined a church band together in middle school. “We laughed a ton when we were younger, but I think we laugh even more now,” Jane said. “We not only want to make a sale, we want to create a great relationship and experience along the way. We treat everyone how we would want someone to not only treat ourselves, but our children, parents, and family.”

Jane and Jerry are more than your dynamic duo when it comes to buying and selling residential homes. Their knowledge of all aspects of home ownership are a real selling point when helping families navigate the competitive real estate industry. “I love meeting new people and working with lenders, title companies, inspectors, and buyers and sellers,” Seymour Kunick said. “I enjoy the hunt for the perfect home for buyers. Sometimes buyers feel defeated after getting out-bid on several homes. I always tell them: it always works out how it is supposed to, and it always does.”

“Jane Seymour Kunick truly is the ‘Freddie Mercury’ of realtors in the Chippewa Valley,” said Krisan Hug, a client of Jane and Jerry. “She worked tirelessly until she found me my forever home! Because of her work ethic, integrity, desire to please, and knowledge of the area, I now own my little slice of heaven. I will be eternally grateful for her talents. She makes dreams come true!”

“I felt like family with Jerry,” said local Heather Morgan. “He always did and still does make me feel important! There were no other options with an agent once I met him.”

“Jane is simply the best,” said local Brad Stoughton. “She is extraordinarily knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and compassionate. I love that she truly knows the Eau Claire area, its neighborhoods, and its people.”

“Jerry went above and beyond in every respect!” said locals Jeff and Hayley Kazmierski.

“We will remember the amazing service he provided. We’ve worked with numerous realtors and Jerry was in a class all of his own! Just outstanding!”

Jane and Jerry go to show that realtors do more than just show houses. They negotiate on your behalf and make sure everything is ship-shape for closing day — they’re looking out for you to make sure you don’t lose your dream property while also not overpaying for it either. And, in the case of Jane and Jerry, they make sure to guide you through every step of the way.

They recently made the real estate business a little more accessible through their new podcast, “Eau Claire is Here, and You Should Be Too,” which highlights the music, arts, restaurants, shops, sporting events, bike trails, and scenery that makes Eau Claire the best little city in Wisconsin. It’s also a way for them to connect with their community more.

“In our profession, I believe many agents get routine with the process,” Jerry said. “They forget what the buyers are feeling, the stress and the anxiety they may be experiencing. I offer the guidance and direction, but also take plenty of time to educate about the process, timelines, expectations, and that we are walking this path together until the closing date.”

They seek every opportunity to add a personal touch to their business. For example, Jane’s dad personally paints a watercolor of each property she sells, which Jane gifts to the homeowners. “Buyers and sellers often cry when I give them it at the closing,” she said.

“Buying and selling a house is a big moment in people’s lives,” she added, “and I am proud and happy to help people through the process.”

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