Who We Are

2021 LARA Board of Directors

Regional Leader of the Housing Industry

Located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin (Walworth County seat), the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association is the local branch of the nation’s largest trade organization. Affiliated with the National Association of REALTORS® and the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association serves members who serve property owners in the nearby areas of Southeastern Wisconsin. The association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by Chief Executive Officer Denise Schultz.

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JOIN as a REALTOR®

To become a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association, you must first join a local association. Membership in the Lakes Area REALTORS® Association automatically extends your membership to the state and national organizations.

JOIN as an AFFILIATE

LARA Affiliate member business partners do not practice real estate but are in fields which work with the industry. They exist to promote and support the real estate community. View current members.

Why Real Estate Agents are Critical to the Home Buying Process

Buying a home is the single largest and most complex transaction most people will make in their lifetime, with volumes of property, neighborhood, transaction, legal and regulatory details to navigate. Having an expert, local professional to manage the process is more important than ever before.

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3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Real Estate Agent

1. Use their expert knowledge on the home buying process.

2. Choose the service, commission model and real estate agent that best fit your needs.

3. Let them do all the hard work and take the stress out of your home search.

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The Lakes Area REALTORS Association publishes the only Lakes Area Map that features the public and private lake access points on local Wisconsin lakes in Walworth County and western Kenosha County. 

Printed copies of the map can be picked up at:

Stillwater Coffee Company, Elkhorn
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Walworth County Visitors Bureau, Delavan
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Wisconsin Boating Tips

The Wisconsin DNR requires that any person born on or after January 1, 1989 is required to complete a boating safety course to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft (PWC) on Wisconsin waters. DNR recreational safety specialists recommend all boat operators complete a safety course.

  • All vessels, including canoes, kayaks and paddle boards, must have an appropriate type and size life jacket for every person on board.

  • The required navigation lights must be displayed between sunset and sunrise and during periods of restricted visibility.

  • Do not operate while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

  • Ensure the vessel is properly licensed and registered.

For a more detailed listing of Wisconsin Boating Regulations, please visit the Wisconsin DNR.

Wisconsin Fishing Tips

  • All persons who are 16 years old or over need a fishing license to fish in any waters of the State of Wisconsin, residents and non-residents alike.

  • Do not fish with more than 3 hooks, baits or lures.

  • Do not release unused bait into lakes, ponds, rivers and streams.

  • Do not fish for a species of fish during the closed season for that species (includes catch and release fishing).

  • Do not possess or fish for more than the daily bag limit allows.

Certain waters in Walworth County are designated as urban (or special) waters and have different regulations. Motor trolling is permitted county-wide (3 hooks, baits or lures per person).

The number and size of certain species that may be kept vary on all lakes.

For a more detailed listing of Wisconsin Fishing Regulations, please visit the Wisconsin DNR.