Testimonials

My husband and I relocated back to northern Michigan and chose Mark Ashley as our realtor. Needless to say, we were so pleased with our choice.

We found Mark to be extremely knowledgeable in all areas of home purchasing and very willing to accommodate our needs and wants. He is forthright, insightful, prepared and efficient, and timely in his responses. We asked many questions and received informed answers, which also guided our decisions in additional home buying related topics. Mark provided open communication that helped us articulate our needs in a home, and in a very short time, we found a perfect fit.

Mark’s a great person who cares about the quality of his service and the satisfaction of his clients, and we highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a caring and well informed professional.

Bob and Kim


Being from out of state, we really appreciated the terrific job Mark did of not only showing us houses that we might like in Petoskey, but also showing us what Petoskey is all about. He oughta know! We now see him all over town being involved in the community. He also did a great job guiding us through the entire home-buying process ... even through the closing ... long-distance. It was comforting to know that there was some in Petoskey capable of handling everything even though we couldn't be there."

Tanner and Katie


Having lived in Petoskey for many years, the decision to relocate to North Carolina was a difficult one for our family. To add to the stress, we only had a couple of months to sell the house and move our belongings south. We hoped to sell the house quickly so that we could purchase a new home prior to the start of the new school year.

We choose Mark to be our realtor based mainly on his strong understanding of the local housing market, and his energetic personality. Mark did not disappoint! Despite many houses on our block being for sale, ours sold within three months. The virtual tour that Mark created to showcase our house was excellent, and I’m sure it had a lot to do with our quick sale. I want to thank Mark for helping us through the challenges of closing on a house sale, even though we were 900 miles away.

Gar, Michelle, Alexa, and Grace


We are so grateful for all of Mark's hard work and expertise. He went above and beyond in every aspect of our home purchase. Mark helped us work through a difficult decision to sell a home we were very sentimentally attached to. Once the decision was made to sell, he was very aggressive in marketing our home for sale. He helped us arrive at a listing price. He helped us stay on track with our house purchase. He listened to what was important to us and reminded us of our preferences when we got off course. When we finally decided on our house, he helped negotiate a great deal. He handled all the back and fourth correspondence. We never worried or worked at closing the deal. Mark did all the legwork for us. He made the sell/buy process absolutely painless.

We couldn't be happier in our new home. We were literally pinching ourselves for the first two months! We sold in a tough real estate market. We received a fair price for our home and feel great about the deal we made on our purchase. We highly recommend Mark Ashley. Whether you are buying or selling (or both), he makes the process as easy as it can be. The emotional and the mental aspects of it.

As our six year old daughter says, "Mark did more than he had to. He really worked hard for us."

Tom and Nancy


We recently moved to Petoskey from “down state”, & were looking to purchase a new home in the area. We contacted Mark through my new business associates, and were delighted to find out that his backgrounds were invaluable in making a sound investment…as well as finding a “home”. His attentiveness before, during & after the sale was above and beyond our expectations. Mark genuinely cares about his customer’s interests and works hard for them. I emphatically recommend him as a great realtor to deal with.

We intend to live here for a very long time…and each time we buy or sell real estate, I’ll be calling Mark Ashley. Thanks Mark!

Bill & Kacey 


"My husband and I were new to Petoskey and were on a timeline to buy a home. We were feeling the pressure to get into a home by a specific time and also get a house that would fit our lifestyle. Mark took all of our information and had us in a beautiful home with a month to spare on our deadline! Mark saw us through to the very end and went to bat for us when it came time for negotiations. Thanks for all your hard work, you will always have our recommendation!"

The Hercegs


"Mark is an AWESOME person to work with. The effort he puts into making people happy is amazing. He helped my family and me move from Redford, MI to Petoskey and even though we were so far away he still kept me updated every step of the way. Thanks Mark for finding the right house for my family."

The Welds


"We recently purchased a ten acre parcel from Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors of Petoskey, specifically dealing with Mark Ashley. We were first time home/property buyers and went into this situation completly clueless. From the time we entered the office until the time we purchased our property and even beyond that, Mark was a tremendous help. He always was there to answer our questions and give his opinions. We now have a beautiful piece of land and a new house!"

Chad and Kara


"Both Carol and I would like to express our gratitude for your professionalism and assistance in acquiring the cottage on Brevort Lake. We know it was difficult working with a client so far away. Without your assistance we could not have evaluated the property, nor negotiated various covenants nor closed with any confidence. It was nice to find someone that encompassed a business approach to the transaction and not just a typical real eatate mentality. I'm sure your previous background helped in that regard. Thank you again."

Geoff & Carol


"About a year before my husband and I decided to move to the Petoskey area, we started looking for a house. With both of us finishing residency, we had limited time to drive up on the weekends from Grand Rapids to look for "the perfect house". Mark was great sending us houses to preview over the internet and when we would find others on the Internet, he would check them out for us. Once he had an idea of what we were looking for he could keep a look out for houses even before they were officially on the market.

In the summer, we moved into an apartment in Petoskey while continuing the search. Early one Tuesday morning, Mark called with a house that we just had to look at. After seeing so many houses and not finding the "perfect" one we had become a little disheartened, but that morning we found just what we were looking for. We walked into the house and within 30 seconds, we knew this was the house for us. Our search was over!!

We appreciated Mark's enthusiasm for our search and his professionalism. He went out of his way to also show us around town and give us information about day care centers for our daughter. If we ever move again, we will surely use Mark but in the meantime, we are recommending him highly to anyone who appreciates the personal touch and dedication that Mark gives when trying to find not just a house but a home."

Mary, Mark & Riley 

Mark Ashley

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