New Position

I have just accepted the Manager postion with Coldwell Banker/Schmidt Realtors.  I will be managing our Benzie County office in Benzonia, Michigan.  My goal is to push new and existing agents outside of their comfort zones in order to gain control of the listing inventory in our market.  We will achieve this by doing mailers, contacting existing sphere of influence clients, calling expried listings, contacting FSBOs, listing bank owned properties, and good old word of mouth referrals.  Personally I am going to focus on Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, Platte Lake, Platte River, and Betsie River properties.  Our office consists of eleven agents: Sharon Black, Karen Burns, Steve Campbell, Harold Case, Tammy Case, John Czehowski, Betsy Evans, Kent Fowler, Amber Schram, Doug Taylor, and Vanessa Montgomery (admin).  I am very excited to help create a productive work atmosphere that features synergy, creativity, and a hearty sense of humor.

 I am off to a busy start of 2011.  I have had seven closings totaaling $1.9 million in volume.  My wife gave birth to ur first child on 9/21/2010.  His name is Fletcher and he is awesome!  I am going on a fishing trip to Ontario, Canada the second week of August where we will hammer Walleye and Pike (hopefully). I ran in the Bayshore 10K over memorial day weekend and finished 10th out of 100 in my (old) age group.  The 15K Cherry Festival run is still up in the air.  I am playing in a Pickleball Tournament  June 24th and 25th as part of the Meier State Games in Grand Rapids, MI.  I am playing with Gary Ford in the men's open doubles and with Carolyn Ebbinghaus in the open mixed doubles.  The National Tournament is up in the air.  All in all live is great (and busy).  Please feel free to contact me on Facebook or call me if you would like to chat about any of the topics above.

Bart Ford

Bart Ford

Realtor, Managing Broker
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