REALTOR, Associate Broker
- 466 East 16th Street
Holland, MI 49423
Welcome to my Website
and the Greater Holland Area!
I grew up in Grand Haven and moved to Holland to attend Hope College. Since I've lived and worked in the Holland area and have been selling Real Estate for over 35 years. In that time I have had the privilege of working with over a thousand home sellers and buyers. I offer you the benefits I have gained with working with all these satisfied clients and would love to be your "Real Estate Solution."
I grew up in Grand Haven and in 1968 came to Holland and attend Hope College. While attending Hope I worked for the Holland Sentinel as a photographer and invested in two family houses. In 1972, I became a licensed real estate agent for Galien Realty. A year latter I married Tena Albers. We have two daughters, Christina Rumsey of West Michigan and Patricia Saul of Georgia. I started with Woodland Realtors in 1984 and became a partner in 1989. During this time I was recognized as a top producer. Woodland was sold Coldwell Banker Schmidt in 2006. Until ten years ago we lived in our home on the south side of Holland. Then our daughters went off to college and we purchased a condominium in Windemere, south of Zeeland where we live today.
When not selling real estate I enjoy many hobbies and interests. My wife, Tena and I enjoy playing with our two and half year old granddaughter, Madelyn. We often travel or take our motor home to the Grand Haven state park. I love to get up early, walk out on the pier and fish for perch or salmon. In the fall I love to surf fish for Steelhead on the shores of Lake Michigan or Rainbow trout in Crystal Lake near Beulah. Hunting deer and morel mushrooms are among my favorite activities too.
At home I love to be in the kitchen, cooking. One of my favorite things to make are different types of sausages. Out doors I love to cook on the grill and with cast iron Dutch ovens. If you stop by on the right day you might find me smoking fish, sausages or other meats. I have a large collection of cookbooks and have compiled three. One called "Woodland Cooks," another for my Mother's 90th birthday, "Fern Saul's Family Favorites" and a third for our daughter Christina's wedding.
Photography, growing peonies and genealogy are also on the long list of hobbies and interests.
President of Lakeshore Area Condominium Association.
LACA consist of over 70 condominium associations a exist for the mutual benefit of all it's membership sharing information and providing support. Two goals guide the planning of all activities. To plan and present meetings that focus on the interest and needs of condominium board members and to encourage all members to share policies, practices, products and procedures that increase the knowledge, skill and sensitivity in handling association affairs and well-being of all co owners. For more information on LACA go to www.LACAonLine.com
Grand Haven, Michigan public schools
1968-1972 he attended Hope College majoring business administration.
1972 Michigan Real Estate Licence
1975 Michigan Real Estate Broker Licence
Dan has taken numerous Real Estate & Real Estate Law Classes, Dale Carnegie Training, Floyd Wickman Classes and Gallery of Homes Training
1984 earned the GRI (Graduate REALTORS Institute) Designation
1990 earned the CRS (Council of Residential Specialists) Designation
1996 earned the CRB (Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers) Designation
Quadrennial Code of Ethics Training
Continuing Education Classes
REALTOR for Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt since 2006
Top Pruducer and REALTOR for Woodland Realty 1984-2006
Prior to this he worked for other real estate companies
Peerbolt's insulation sales
Grand Haven Tribune and Holland Sentinel, photographer
Single family homes
Buying and selling a condominium requires extra experience and knowledge. You have to know who to ask the right questions. What gives me this extra knowledge?
I have sold condos in over 25 developments
Owned condos in six projects
Live in a condominium development
Been involved in a condominium development
Served on a condominium board as treasurer and president
President of LACA (LakeShore Condominium Association)
Consult with various condo projects when needed
Member of CAI (Community Associations Institute) and Michigan Chapter
Holland Area Camera Club, past president
Home Builders Association of Holland, chair of parade of homes committee
Past Customer Testimonials
Lenore Dwyer.....Dan search beyond obvious choices & took the time & effort
John & JoAnn Pattison.....he listened and helped us find just the condo we wanted
Bob Terpstra.....Very knowledgeable, he new the condo market! He was outstanding service, took care & interest in the "details"
Richard & Barbara Mezeske.....Dan is patient, knowledgeable and works tirelessly to be an agent who is fully informed about client needs and wants. He is careful, thoughtful and listens....
Pat Marcotte....he is patient, knowledgeable and works tirelessly
Carol Vork.....Dan is knowledgeable, professional, courteous & effective
Bernie & Faye VanKampen.....he read our needs and was patient and knowledgeable.
Jeanne & Bill Kendrick.....We called Dan and he knew what property would meet our needs and immediately showed it to us. We bought that day, after looking at so many properties previously...he has knowledge, negotiating ability, fun to be with and kept us informed all along the way.
Elizabeth Pillow.....Dan is direct, honest communications, professional and personable