- 231-929-2300 ext 472
- 231-929-2300 ext 472
- 522 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
Welcome to my Website
Welcome to my Website!
When looking for a Real Estate Agent you want to find someone who you feel comfortable working with; someone you feel you can trust and with whom you have good mutual communication. It can be a very stressful undertaking when selling or buying real estate and hopefully you are able to feel that the dynamic between you and your Agent helps to make that process smoother and maybe a little less confusing. A little less stressful.
Let me get us started by sharing a little about me:
A born and raised Traverse City native, I have lived in the astounding beauty of Leelanau County for 1/2 of my life. I have spent 13 of those years working in the Property Management area of Real Estate as a broker; managing vacation cottages/summer homes on Big Glen Lake in Leelanau County while raising my 6 children and helping manage the operations of a 25 head Angus beef farm and the direct sales of their provided, delicious, naturally raised, Angus Beef. (yum!) I have designed and assisted in the building of 2 of my personal homes as general contractor, and spent 11 years as a Homeschool Teacher/Mom. Other noteworthy business experiences have had me meddling in the management of a coffee shop out west, working retail sales at a gift shop and also a chocolate/candy shop while I completed my college degree in Accounting, secretarial work in a well-drilling supply company, and housekeeping of high-end lake front properties. It has been only 3 years since I have joined the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Team of Realtors and the arena of residential sales but I recognize that my prior business experience has prepared me well for the Real Estate trade. I am currently working toward my CCIM designation which has already enlightened me with knowledge and a network of connections in the commercial arena. I look forward to the experiences, opportunities and relationships the Commercial Real Estate environment will add to my life in addition to those received by working in Residential Real Estate. My skills working with a variety of people and issues, computer experience, marketing and sales, my interest in architectural design and my knowledge of the construction trade will allow me the ability to provide you with assistance of whatever real estate need you might come across.
I continue to feel proud to stand with such a company as Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors. The Coldwell Banker brand has been a leader in the real estate industry in the State of Michigan, across the nation as well as internationally. I am also consistently impressed by the friendly team-style environment that I see from each of my fellow Realtors within our local Traverse Area Association of Realtors. These and more are a grand network of resources that assist me in being able to provide you with the best Real Estate experience possible.
My goal is to assist you with your Real Estate needs and help make that process understandable, comfortable and hopefully less stressful for you. I enjoy the time getting to know my clients and working with them through exciting transitions in their lives or businesses. Please give me a call!
Thank you for taking some time to meet me! Enjoy the beauty of Summertime in Northern Michigan! I look forward to the opportunity to work with you in the Residential & the Commercial worlds of Real Estate!
Laura K. Tarsa - Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Associate Broker
June 2, 2012 - Present
Laura K. Tarsa ~ Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
2002 - Present (14years)/ Leelanau County, Michigan
Quaint, classy vacation cottages located in the midst of the "Most Beautiful Place in America".
Specializing in vacation cottage rentals on Glen Lake in Leelanau County, Michigan.
2016 Leelanau County, MI ~ Committee to Re-Elect Borkovich for Sheriff ~ Treasurer
2012 Leelanau County, MI ~ Committee to Elect Borkovich for Sheriff ~ Treasurer
2016 - 2018 Leelanau County, MI ~ Solon Township Planning Commission
2002 - 2013 (11 years) Leelanau County, MI ~ Homeschool Teacher of 5
2013 Leelanau County, MI ~ Kasson Township Zoning Board of Appeals
Bufka Brothers Farm ~ Finance/Office Manager/Sales
2000 - 2012 (12years)/ Leelanau County, Michigan
Bufka Brothers Farm has been in operation since 1978. Beginning with 10 Angus beef cattle it has continued to grow and maintain the herd by using old fashioned self- sustaining practices. The animals are raised on our Leelanau County farm without the use of antibiotics, artificial growth hormones or steroids.
Groups and Associations:
Traverse Area Association of REALTORS
Women's Council of REALTORS, Northern Michigan Chapter
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute Candidate
Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce
Economic Club of Traverse City
Republican Women of Leelanau County - board member
Leelanau County Republican Party - Executive committee member
Republican Party Delegate to County Convention 2014-Present
Grand Traverse Show Chorus (Sweet Adelines International) - Award winning Women's Barbershop
CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Candidate
Ferris State University - Bachelor of Science in Business (Accountancy)
St. Francis High School, Traverse City, Michigan
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