Real Estate Professional
- 110 Elm Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Welcome to Big Rapids Real Estate - Mecosta County Real Estate
Welcome to my website. You have arrived here, probably, because you are in the market to either buy or sell Big Rapids real estate or Mecosta Countyreal estate. Whatever your desire may be, it will be my pleasure to perform my duties to the best of my ability and provide you with the absolute best service I can. You are probably looking the area of Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Osceola County, Lake County or Newaygo County, Michigan. I have also served many clients throughout Mason, Isabella and Clare counties.
The reason you came to me is for my assistance, guidance and help; and I pledge, to you, that I will provide a level of service that will make the people of Coldwell Banker Schmidt proud. And, I will see to it that you are extremely satisfied.
As a company, Coldwell Banker Schmidt is the largest Coldwell Banker in the state of Michigan covering West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. We also have offices in Northern Ohio and Florida. All total, we have 65 offices with over 1,100 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Schmidt is among the top 3 Coldwell Banker Companies in the United States. We can provide real estate services throughout the area and referral services within all 50 States.
Our extensive internet community in cooperation with our Multiple Listing Service and associations with other Multiple Listing Services in Michigan provides us an advantage to promote our listings and complete more sales.
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Testimonials from Big Rapids Real Estate - Mecosta County Real Estate
Sue and Steve
In the northern part of Mecosta County, Sue and Steve found their dream home. They did not rush into their decision and, in fact, they looked at this home several times. It is so satisfying, and such a pleasure, to be able to help wonderful people like this couple and their family.
You should see the view looking into the sunset...
Amy & John
Amy & John closed on their new home near Ludington, Mi.
They are a truly great young couple and are looking forward to enjoying their new lakefront property. We found a large home with 7 bedrooms so they will be able to enjoy the company of family and friends throughout the seasons.
Here is a short note from them, and their son Ryan gets the last word.
Terry came to me because his mother had moved out of her home and, with Power of Attorney, he needed to sell it for her.
She had taken very good care of an older single wide mobile so, in order to sell it, we needed to find a buyer with a specific need. And, we did, in less than two months... we closed!
Diana found this home was exactly what she needed and we made the match.
Below is the detailed video interview of Terry after the closing... :-)
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Hersey is a small rural community that started as a lumber town in the early 19th century and was a major supplier of lumber to the Muskegon Lumber Yards ...
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About Coldwell Banker
Specialties in Big Rapids Real Estate - Mecosta County Real Estate and more
Because of my many years in the area and sports involvement, it seems a natural fit that I would specialize in some of the real estate in the Big Rapids and Mecosta County area.
To that end, we have extensive resort, cottage, lake front and sports properties. My first sale was a $385,000, 7 bedroom, three bath home that sat up on a hill overlooking a beautiful lake. There are more of these types of homes that regularly become available.
We also have vacant land and forest land available for the hunter. Much of the forest is also harvestable.
There is a significant farm community in the area that includes Amish farms, larger Dairy and some swine.
It seems that, through my early years of serious Real Estate work, I have found myself working with a significant number of commercial clients. This is not something I pursued, but I would suppose that my many years of business experience and my contacts through out the area have pushed me in that direction.
The bottom line is simple, for me. Persistent dedicated client service right to the successful completion of their transaction.
As a youth, we made regular trips to a cottage in the Mecosta, Michigan area. Born and raised in Michigan, we were involved in all of the year round sports activities. Hunting, Fishing, Water Skiing, Snow Skiing, Football, Track and a little basketball and baseball in the sand lots thrown in. The eldest of 3 boys, we kept our parents busy through high school.
After College at Macomb County Community College in the late sixties, my wife and I began raising three lovely children in the Royal Oak area. A business venture with my brother failed and we moved back from Lansing to Royal Oak.
In the Mid 70's my new wife and I were transferred to Texas, then Pennsylvania in the mid 80's and ultimately we were moved to Delaware. In the early 90's we moved back home to Michigan and settled in the Mecosta Area to finish our working years and spend our retirement.
Here we are, sort of retired but, working in the Real Estate field and loving every minute of it.
Having renewed my license, I am now back in the Real Estate business. My previous experience was in the very early 1990's at McClure Realty in Mecosta.
Since that point in time, I have been managing various stores and restaurants throughout the Big Rapids, Howard City area. A short period of time managing a restaurant in Grand Rapids, was followed by a Convenience Store Manager position in Big Rapids. This was followed by a Manager position in the Howard City Truck Stop.
While Managing the M-46 Auto/Truck Plaza in Howard City, I was involved in an automobile accident and my wife and I, both, received broken necks. After a very lengthy recovery, I have chosen to return to Real Estate and pursue additional customer service work.
It has always been my philosophy that there are two rules to customer service.
Rule #1 - The Customer Is Always Right
Rule #2 - If the Customer is Wrong, see Rule #1
Prior to 1990, my work experiences include business ownership, truck driving, truck dispatching, traffic manager and warehouse manager.
With my wife, we have lived in Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware and back to Michigan. It was great to come home in 1990.
While in several of my positions, it became possible to be able to give to my community.
I became President of the Montcalm County Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce.
Attended the Leadership Montcalm curriculum.
Was a founding board member of the Montcalm County Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking.
Also a founding board member of Drug free Montcalm.
Member of the Martiny Township board of Review.
Two years of college after attending Kimball High School in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Many other certificates and diplomas over the past 40 years. Some of which include:
Farm animal nutritionist
Real Estate License in 1990
Life and Health License in 1987
NASD License in 1988
Real Estate Re-licensure 2013
Food Safety Certification in State of Michigan
I am the past President of the Montcalm County Panhandle Area Chamber of Commerce.
Founding board member of the Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking. A community based coalition to work with area stake holders and businesses to promote and encourage safe and alcohol free youth activities.
Founding board member of the Drug Free Montcalm. An extension of the Montcalm Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking that was a natural as alcohol is a drug.
Over the years I have held several interests. Of course, I still enjoy watching football, basketball and baseball.
While in Pennsylvania, Delaware and, after returning to Michigan, I found golf to be extremely relaxing and satisfying. I wasn't all that good, but I did enjoy realizing a relatively steady period of improvement. Never did break 90.
Presently, I spend my time with my Real Estate Career, my wife's Home Based Business, exercising regularly and some travel.