Bill Winslow

Bill Winslow

Associate Broker, Manager, CLHMS®
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Meet Bill Winslow

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Bill Winslow is a full time real estate broker with a broad range of real estate knowledge. He is experienced in investment properties, development projects, vacant land, luxury properties, waterfront properties, and the local planning and zoning process. He also has strong working relationships with surveyors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, and builders.

Looking how to estimate taxes, search zoning regulations, calculate your closing costs, and more?  Click Useful Links at the top.

Crooked Lake Properties


"Bill, Can't say it enough; thank you for all the time and effort extended to us in our quest for a home.  Your persistence and diligence helped get us where we want to be.  We are slowly getting our updating projects completed, and grateful for your patience.”  

-Diane and Roger A.


"This was the second time we used Bill in property purchase transactions in a little more than a year. Each transaction went smoothly and without problems. We would recommend Bill and his team at Coldwell Banker Schmidt for property transactions/purchases without hesitation. "

-Ken and Sandy G.

My Latest Project: Drone Photography

The most cutting-edge technology currently being explored is unmanned aerial vehicle photgraphy - better known as drone photography.  Using a UAV shatters the previous barriers of grounded real estate photography, opening the door to wide-angle views of not only the home, but the surrounding area.  This welcomes buyers into the neighborhood and gives them a clear picture of the home's location, which is particularly striking for waterfront properties.  Read more about this topic on my personal blog!

Watch the video below to see a great example of the advantages real estate drone photography provides.  This drone video was created as part of my marketing plan for this home on Graham Road, a Crooked Lake waterfront home.  While this home is already under contract, search other available Crooked Lake waterfront listings here.

Petoskey Waterfront Home SOLD

Personal Background

I was born and raised in Carmel, California, but spent all my summers on Crooked Lake. My grandparents had a cottage in Ponshewaing and my parents purchased a cottage in the 70's.  I graduated from Boston College, where I received a BA in Sociology.  After college I moved to San Diego to pursue a career in law enforcement.  I worked for several years with the San Diego District Attorney's Office and volunteered with the El Cajon Police Department.  In 2000 I went to graduate school and earned my Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  I returned to Petoskey in 1999 and made my start in real estate in the fall of 2001.  I married my wife, Alisa, in 2005 and we live a few miles out of town with our daughter, Evelyn.  We enjoy staying active with sailing, running, and snowboarding as favorite activities throughout the year.


  • Realtor
  • Certified Negotiation Specialist
  • Coldwell Banker Chairman's Circle
  • Coldwell Banker Multi-Million Dollar
  • Coldwell Banker Sterling Society
  • Global Luxury Specialist


  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®
  • Xavier University, 2001 MBA
  • Boston College, 1997 BA Sociology
  • Robert Louis Stevenson High School, 1993

Community Involvement

  • Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, previous Board Member
  • Member, Little Traverse Conservancy
  • Member, Pickerel and Crooked Lakes Association
  • Member, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
  • Member, Michigan Association of REALTORS®
  • Member, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity, Site Selection Committee Chair, previous Board Member
  • Petoskey Rotary Club, previous Board Member


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