- 10667 N Straits Highway PO Box 217
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Welcome to the Team Yankoviak website
Your "Up North" Real Estate Team
Searching for your next home? Try our state-of-the-art map search – with it you can quickly search the entire market. Simply type the address, city, MLS ID, or just hit the search button to get started. The large format map allows you to click and drag, zoom in and view detailed information and photos for all properties currently listed on the MLS.
Selling your home? No other website in the market will showcase your listing with up to 50 high resolution photos! In addition to advertising your property on our own website, We syndicate your listing to other real estate websites across the web.
Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process – We look forward to helping you!
Our Client First Philosophy
Our Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being excellent real estate professionals - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.
That said, in our experience as Northern Michigan real estate professionals, we've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.
This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients.
So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Alanson, Aloha, Bliss, Bois Blanc Is., Burt Lake, Cedarville, Cheboygan, Harbor Springs, Hessel, Indian River, Mackinaw City, Millersburg, Mullett Lake, Naubinway, Ocqueoc, Oden, Onaway, Pellston, Petoskey, Rogers City, St. Ignace, Topinabee, Tower, areas, please contact us.
Aerial Photo of Mackinac Island
Our Background Stories
All three members of our team were raised in the Cheboygan area. Judy, a country girl, grew up in the Village of Aloha, located near the Aloha State Park on Mullett Lake. Tom, a city boy, grew up on the East side of Cheboygan. His family also owned a farm a few miles from Cheboygan. Greg also grew up in the country, in the Alverno area, near the Black River, not far from Black Lake and Mullett Lake.
Judy attended a one room country schoolhouse from grades K-8. She graduated from Cheboygan High School, went on to Western Michigan University, where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in education. She taught early elementary in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and retired in 2000. Judy worked in Real Estate for 14 years before retiring in August of 2014. She now works as a personal assistant for Tom and Greg.
Tom attended the Bishop Baraga grade school in Cheboygan, graduated from Cheboygan Catholic High School and went on to Central Michigan University, where he received his undergraduate degree in education. He then attended Western Michigan University, where he received his master’s degree in education. He taught junior high in Battle Creek, Michigan, and retired in 1997. He has been working in real estate since 1998.
Greg attended Black River Elementary School in Cheboygan, and graduated from Cheboygan Area High School. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Geology from Michigan State University in 1997. Greg is new to the real estate industry, although he has spent the past 23 years working with customers in a management role, and he also has advertising and marketing experience.
We have come back to our roots and now live on the shores of Lake Huron. We have first hand knowledge of the area, and as we guide our customers to property throughout the county, we can share many facts about Cheboygan, the Great Lakes and Inland Waterway. We also appreciate fawn and fauna throughout the area. And, we enjoy many of the year round sporting activities that Northern Michigan has to offer.
Before Judy retired from real estate in 2014, she and Tom received annual awards for being one of the top sales teams at Coldwell Banker Northern Lakes. A high percentage of our business is now generated through our sphere of influence and former clients.