About Us

How and why ChippewaValleyByOwner.com was started

We're just like you! Homeowners from the Chippewa Valley who had a property to sell and realized that there must be a better way than with the old traditional "for sale by owner" methods. A simple sign in the yard and an ad in the Leader-Telegram just doesn't cut it anymore now that we are in the age of technology.   

We started this website in 2006 (one year before the iPhone debuted) after a very frustrating time trying to both buy a home in Eau Claire and sell a condo in Altoona through classified ads with the Leader-Telegram and The Tradin' Post.  We had been using an agent to help us find a house but grew tired of being shown houses that just weren’t for us. Our agent was hearing us but not listening to what we really wanted. We also believed that if we could advertise our condo on the MLS, it would sell right away. We started ChippewaValleyByOwner.com to accomplish those goals! Necessity is the mother of invention.   

Our 'mission' at Chippewa Valley By Owner is to empower the private home seller with the knowledge, resources and confidence to successfully sell their own real estate.   

We have a successful, trusted, and unique partnership with Eau Claire and the entire surrounding Chippewa Valley.  We will forever be grateful to the 26 sellers during our first year that took a chance with us and a fledgling website that was a novel concept at the time!