Waterfront | Lake Access | Off-Water Properties


Welcome to Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties, your premier destination for exceptional real estate experiences in the stunning Green Lake, Wisconsin area. Whether you're drawn to the shimmering allure of lakefront living, the convenience of lake access properties, or the charm of off-water homes, I'm here to help. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Green Lake, we specialize in connecting you with the perfect property to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Explore our portfolio of lakefront gems, cozy cottages, and hidden treasures, and let us guide you on an exciting journey to find your ideal home in this vibrant community. With Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Special Properties, your dream home is just a click away.



Mark H.


In 2024, we purchased a single-family home in Green Lake, Wisconsin. Our experience working with Mike Ertmer was exceptional. He possesses a wealth of knowledge, offers valuable insights, and is incredibly responsive. Moreover, his patience and encouragement were invaluable throughout the process. Without Mike's guidance, we wouldn't have acquired our future dream home…we couldn't be more pleased! Mike consistently encouraged and motivated us to stay engaged in the purchase process, from making an initial offer to responding to counter-offers. We wholeheartedly endorse Mike to anyone considering buying or selling property in the area.

Abigail L.


Mike Ertmer was the best agent! He was always prompt, professional, and knowledgable about the area and process. We moved from out of state and he made a huge effort to help us during a quick trip to view several properties. He really went above and beyond throughout the showing and home buying process to help us find the perfect place for our family. Highly recommend!

Jeffrey L.


We worked with Mike with Special Properties to purchase a home in Ripon in the fall of 2023. Throughout the process, Mike was available at any time to answer questions, provide insight, schedule tours, and use his resources to help us in our decisions. Mike was always professional and put our needs above his own, scheduling a tour of the home we purchased with a couple of hours' notice and getting us there first, which I am confident helped get our offer accepted. We enjoyed working with Mike and would highly recommend Mike to anyone looking to buy in the area.

Nicole E.


Mike Ertmer went above and beyond our expectations! He made the entire process simple and seamless. The constant interactions, updates and developments along the way gave us peace of mind. Mike was proactive in overcoming a few obstacles we were facing. He never faltered and jumped into action before I had the chance to ask questions. His professionalism, helpfulness, guidance and constant interaction were top notch. Not only did he help us on the purchase of our home but dove right in when going through the process to secure the purchase of adjacent land. He immediately jumped into action with, the land owner, surveyor, bank, attorneys and county. None of this was expected he just did it and made it happen. Not only did we benefit in the end but also gained a friend. We truly are grateful for you Mike and can’t thank you enough! You exemplify hard work, dedication, thoroughness and your attention to details never faltered. Thank you my friend, Thank you!

Mike S.


I knew Mike Ertmer personally prior to selling a property through him. Mike offered to sell a property that I thought would not sell anytime soon. Boy, was I wrong! He not only sold the property, but it received "top" dollar. Mike always kept me up-to-date and advised me on everything. Mike is the best Real Estate Agent I have dealt with in my Life!

Kati B.


Mike Ertmer is a top-notch realtor! He is professional, honest, responsive, and very knowledgeable about the Green Lake market. Mike helped us craft a winning offer in a multiple bid situation, which is no easy task. He then went above and beyond, giving us several excellent local recommendations from contractors to restaurants. Mike has been there for us every step of the way and has been a joy to work with. If you are looking to buy a home in the Green Lake area, you cannot do better than Mike Ertmer!

Mary J.


Mike was recommended to us by our neighbor, and what a good recommendation. He came up with good comps for pricing, and was always available for showings. He worked tirelessly to find the perfect buyer, which he did! With the help of the Title company, he was able to make our closing painless. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in Green Lake!

Nancy S.


Mike was a pleasure to work with. His attitude was always very positive. He is very enthusiastic and ready to do more than what we could ask of him. He was willing to show the property and offered many open house events while always working around our schedule. He had great mediation skills and offered great advice about property improvements and setting price. I would highly recommend him to others and if I have the opportunity, I will use him again.

Dan S.


Mike responded to a Zillow inquiry late at night and called us immediately. He is an outstanding communicator, his follow-up is fantastic, and his knowledge and expertise of the area were extremely helpful. We have worked with several agents in looking for a lake property and Mike was simply the best by far. We truly felt that he was advocating solely for us throughout the entirety of the buying process and provide assistance well beyond the requirement of a traditional agent. We had a very difficult seller to deal with and Mike made it as easy as was possible in dealing with an unresponsive listing agency and seller. Don't buy a home unless you use Mike and Special Properties.