David Mapes

David Mapes

General Manager, Assoc. broker
  • 616-559-7244
  • 616-957-2537
  • 616-957-1680
  • 4488 Cascade Road SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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The Difference is in the Details

The simple phrase "The Difference is in the Details" is not only a guiding principle, but it's what sets us apart in how we transact business and interact with our clients.  For 16 years, my wife Mary and I have worked together full-time to ensure that every transaction is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

By working together as a team we are able to provide our clients with different perspectives, greater accessibility and a broader range of skills and abilities.  Many people couldn't work with their spouse, but our clients have found that our strengths complement each other to their benefit.    


Our Community



The greater Grand Rapids area is a­wonderful place to live, with all of the advantages of big city culture, sports and entertainment and little of the hassle of big city life.­ Culturally Grand Rapids has it all; a world-reknowned symphony, Broadway theatre as well as­an abundance of local theatre, the only professional ballet company in Michigan and a terrific opera company.

Add to this mix world-class amenities such as Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, the award-winning Grand Rapids Art Museum and the VanAndel­Public Museum.­ DeVos Performance Hall, VanAndel Arena and the Meijer Amphitheatre host the best and most well-known musical talents in the country.

Professional and college sports, an abundance of top-notch golf courses, great fishing, hunting­and plenty of year-round trails are available for the outdoor and sporting enthusiasts.­ Don't forget Lake Michigan - it's sandy beaches and sparkling waters are only 30 minutes away!

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Professional Background

Since 1992 Dave and Mary have worked as full-time Realtors, first with AJS Realty and now with Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt after a merger of the two companies in 2006.


  • B.A. - Western Michigan University (history, sociology)
  • M.A. - Wayne State University (education)
  • Associate Broker
  • CSP - Certified Sales Professional - National Association of Homebuilders
  • Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Homes) 
  • Certified Relocation Specialist 


  • B.A. - Aquinas College, Grand Rapids (biology/pre-med, business management)
  • CSP - Certified Sales Professional - National Association of Homebuilders
  • Certified Previews Specialist (Luxury Homes)
  • Certified Relocation Specialist   

Professional Involvement


Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

  • Professional Standards Committee member
  • Finance Committee member
  • Appellate Committee member
  • Social Media Risk Management Task Force chairperson
  • International Real Estate Task Force member
  • Economic Enhancement Task Force member
  • Regionalization Task Force member­
  • Habitat for Humanity fund-raising task force member
  • Continuous Membership Award­Winner - 20 years­

Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association

  • Instructor, Certified Sales Professional designation
  • Instructor, Home Buyers School
  • Chairman, Board of Directors, Sales and Marketing Council


Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

  • Pinnacle Award Winner
  • Professional Standards Committee member
  • Appellate Panel, Professional Standards Committee member
  • International Real Estate Committee member
  • Endowment Fund for Affordable Housing Committee member
  • Habitat for Humanity fund-raising task force member
  • Public Relations and Marketing task force member
  • Forms Committee member
  • Continuous Membership Award Winner - 20 years

Greater Grand Rapids Home Builders Association

  • Instructor Home Buyers School
  • Sales and Marketing Counsel Member


Community Involvement

  • Toys for Tots - For several years Mary has organized the Toys for Tots collection in our office.  Our office annually donated over 2000 toys, more than any other organization in the greater Grand Rapids area.
  • ICCF (Inner City Christian Federation) - a non-profit housing organization, both Dave and Mary donate their time and energy to assist ICCF in acquiring and selling real estate.
  • God's Kitchen - Together with a number of the agents in our office Dave and Mary volunteer their time preparing Meals on Wheels and serving hot dinners to those in need in the Grand Rapids area.
  • East Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks Celebration - Annually Dave and Mary have been lead sponsors of the 4th of July fireworks in their hometown of East Grand Rapids, a spectacle enjoyed by thousands.
  • East Grand Rapids School Carnival - Annually Dave and Mary are the major sponsor of the Breton Downs Elementary school carnival, the PTO's major fundraiser.               



  • Realtor
  • Certified Preview Specialist
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • ERC: Employee Relocation Council
  • CSP: Certified New Home Sales Professional
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist