Ann Porter

Ann Porter

Realtor, Associate Broker

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 231-944-4959
  • 231-922-2350
  • 231-946-1384
  • 231-922-2350
  • 402 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
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Whether you are looking for your first home or your dream home, downsizing or just need a change, I have the experience, education and energy to help you realize your real estate goals.  As a Top Producer as well as an Associate Broker, I possess the qualities and knowledge you need for a successful, seamless and stress free real estate transaction. Put honesty, integrity and experience on your side and let me be your trusted advisor in your real estate transactions.

Qualities I possess: 

  • Organized
  • Energetic
  • Creative
  • Loyal
  • Motivated
  • Experienced
  • Active Listener
  • Communicative


 My Experience:


  • In the top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
  • Voted Best Realtor in the Record Eagle’s “Simply the Best” contest in 2019
  • Closed over 65 transactions in 2018
  • Sold over 16 Million Dollars in Real Estate in 2018
  • Received Associate Broker license in 1997
  • Received Real Estate License in 1992


Awards, Certifications and Memberships:


  • Global Luxury Property Specialist Certification
  • CLHMS Member- Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 2018
  • Awarded 2017 "Realtor of the Year" by the Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR)
  • Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
  • Certifiied Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Graduate, Realtor Institute 1996 (GRI)
  • Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  • A member of the Women's Council of Realtors (WCR)
  • Member of Central United Methodist Church since 2000
  • Graduate of Michigan State University, 1991, Industrial and Organizational Psychology

About Me:


My family has lived in Traverse City since 1999.. I enjoy running, reading, playing ice hockey, cooking and entertaining.  Giving back to my community and being involved with the missions of my church are very important to me.  I especially love spending time outdoors with my husband, Chris and two children.  I am grateful to call Northern Michigan, one of the most beautiful places on earth, my home.


Community Involvement:

  • Organizer of various inter-generational mission trips (current)
  • Kids Hope mentor Willow Hill Elementary (current)
  • Community meal & Safe Harbor volunteer (current)
  • 8th. grade Confirmation leader (current)
  • Active in local, national and international mission work (current)
  • Launch committee member of the Dolly Parton Literacy Program (current)
  • Community Bible Study core leader (8 years)

Realtor of the Year

     Sold over $16 million dollars of Real Estate in 2018!



  • Coldwell Banker President's Circle
  • Coldwell Banker Chairman's Circle
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Realtor
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Women's Council of Realtors
  • Global Luxury Specialist


“Ann has all the qualities we wanted in a realtor: knowledgeable, experienced, networked, hard-working, responsive, level-headed, high integrity, candid and loyal. We first met Ann when we purchased a property 5 years ago. At that time, she was the seller’s agent and from afar, we were struck by her ethics and professionalism. Recently, we partnered with Ann to sell our property. She was on point and effective in every way. We closed in less than 40 days. Going forward, as we search for our next property, Ann has agreed to be our buyer’s agent. Our confidence in her continues to grow.”
Joseph & Carey C.  Seller, October 2019
"Ann is great! I know that she was giving me the best information to get the job done and get my house sold.  She reviewed the questions that I had and talked them through with me so that I could make the best decision for me.  I would most definitely recommend her to anyone as she is honest and trustworthy and will support you and your needs"
Keanna C. Seller, August 2019
"We really enjoyed working with Ann. She is good at what she does and a good person. We feel that she is truly passionate--knowledgeable, professional, prompt at responding, and so warm and friendly that we just enjoyed her company. We were purchasing our first house on a small budget and Ann spent a lot of time and put a lot of care into helping us find the right home for us. We feel that she treated us with as much respect and helpfulness as I expect she does all her clients, regardless of budget. We highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a home. Our experience with her was wonderful."
Jake & Brittany A.  Buyer, August 2019
"Ann made the process of purchasing a first time home in a tough market as painless as possible. She was committed to finding me the right home and shared my vision and excitement when we did. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and kind advisor to work with."
Korinne T. Buyer, July 2019
"Our search began over two years ago.  We originally looked for lots so we could build a new house.  Along the way we switched to looking for existing homes.  Ann was with us the entire way!  Always supportive.  Always responsive to our questions and concerns.  Always willing to change gears and look at something new.  A perfect blend of eager support while never making us feel pressured to decide.  We never doubted Ann's abilities or professionalism.  When we finally found our home Ann went the extra mile and took care of many details in Traverse City as we were living downstate and couldn't get there ourselves.  While it took some time, the process was easy and enjoyable.  Ann is the best!"
Rob & Kristin C. Buyer, June 2019
" Ann Porter has been a friend and a good person to guide us in the selling of our wonderful lakeside home and studio.   She has encouraged me and worked with us in our task of emptying out both my art studio and our home of over 47 years..  I have depended on her even before our decision to sell, to discuss some possible arrangements for the house and used her expertise when the final decision was made to sell..  She has worked with us for at least 3 years in this preparation and final sale of the property.   Ann handled the long distance final closing and made all the arrangements through her office for those final closures.   Also to be commended are the wonderful pictures she had taken and shared of the property for the sale.  Her associate did a fine job of showing the home  through her photography of it’s best features.  I appreciated all of this very much. Thank you Ann for making a difficult decision for us a happier one."
Chuck & Donna J. Seller, June 2019
"We had a very positive experience working with Ann.  She was thorough in her communications, receptive to our changing wants and needs, available easily for showings and questions and, lastly, an advocate for us during our home buying and selling process.  We're ecstatic about our new home, so it may be years before we'll need Ann's services again, but we'd highly recommend her to anyone."
James & Krin P.  Seller & Buyer, June 2019
"I would recommend Ann Porter to anyone looking for Real Estate services for the Traverse City area market. Ann has all of the professional attributes any client like us would require and more. She is experienced, courteous, great timely follow up for all the details, and most importantly, has only her clients best interest in mind."
Bruce & Mary Jane J. Seller, May 2019
"In the last 6 years we have built a wonderful relationship with Ann.  In that time we have bought 3 homes and sold 2 of them.  Ann was always there for us whenever we needed it.  She is a busy mom and wife but always made time to respond to us.  You can tell she loves what she does, her heart and soul is in this.  Just her smile makes you feel so comfortable.  I would recommend Ann to anyone who is ready to list, buy and sell.  She has grown apart of our family and her honest opinions puts your mind at ease in making the right decision.  Her knowledge is above and beyond.  Thank you Ann for just being you and we are blessed to have you in our lives. "
Chris & Jenell G.  Seller, May 2019
"We chose Ann to help us sell our home recently because she knows our neighborhood well.  She is upbeat, intelligent and always responsive to our questions.  It was a pleasure to work with a professional that helped the whole sale process proceed seamlessly."
Andy & Becky S.  Seller, May 2019
"Ann was such a pleasure to work with - we couldn’t have asked for a better partner in buying our first home. With a limited budget, we were worried about not being prioritized by a realtor. Ann made that concern disappear immediately. Friendly, knowledgeable, and constantly on the ball, Ann was unphased by our budget constraints and dedicated herself to finding a home that worked for us. She handled tricky negotiations with aplomb and sincerely celebrated our victories. We trust her completely and recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor!"
Dave & Joy O.  Buyer, May 2019


My Listings

8399 E Boca Vista Trail, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
2,400 square feet
3798 Vale Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
748 square feet
540 Georgetown Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 2 / Baths: 2
917 square feet
3126 Silver Hills Lane, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 4 / Baths: 2
2,117 square feet
9 Brook Hill Cottages, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Beds: 3 / Baths: 4
2,006 square feet
6710 S Schomberg Road, Cedar, MI 49621
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,400 square feet
8114 + Sayler Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,072 square feet
10719 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
2,100 square feet
3535 Silver Farms Lane, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,400 square feet
1688 Incochee Hills Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 5 / Baths: 3
3,000 square feet
217 S Spruce, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
1,435 square feet
8114 Sayler Road, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Beds: 5 / Baths: 4
3,072 square feet
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