I broker the sale of vacation homes and lifestyle properties on and near Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana. This includes everything on Lake Michigan from Beverly Shores, IN to Saugatuck, MI. When you do one thing for over 30 years, you eventually get pretty good at it.
My client list includes Fortune 500 CEO's, entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes, tech gurus, venture capitalists,
financial wizards, etc... I specialize in property acquisition. I work almost exclusively as a Buyer's Broker and I've been retained by some recognizable names in property development to acquire large parcels of scenic acreage suitable for development.
More recently I see more and more buyers who are leaving their home state, usually Illinois, in favor of the lakes, dunes, and golf courses of Southwest Michigan. As retirement approaches, they are no longer looking for vacation homes, but a home that will be suitable as a primary residence. A place where their children and grandchildren can gather for summer vacations and to celebrate winter holidays.
Southwest Michigan offers a lot more than sunny beaches and water-sports. Within 1 to 2 hours of Chicago, you will find 2 large casino, each with a regular schedule of nationally renown singers, musicians and bands. Its an understatement to say we have good selection of really great restaurants, large and small. The same can be said with theaters, shopping, gold courses, colleges and universities, sports teams, etc.
Originally from Chicago myself, the son of Lithuanian immigrants who raised my brother, sister, and me on Chicago's south-side, I've lived in Southwest Michigan and raised my family here, in New Buffalo, for the past 30+ years. For those who are still on the fence about trading in their vacation cottage for a larger, more permanent home, let's talk.
I will be happy to refer you to many former Chicago residents who've taken that leap, and none have regretted it. They absolutely love living in Michigan and all that it offers in outdoor activity, year round entertainment, theaters, dining, medical facilities... I could go on and on. If you've been thinking about it, let me buy you dinner at any of great restaurants while you tell me about your vision of the next chapter in your life.
With nearly 30 years of experience buying, selling
, developing, and brokering real estate in Southwest Michigan & Northwest Indiana, I have a unique capacity to provide an accurate and intuitive understanding of the local real estate market.
This is rare in an industry where many real estate agents have little or no experience managing the many potential deal breaking complications that are specific to environmentally sensitive real estate. The purchase and sale of property designated by the Michigan DEQ as Critical Dunes, High Risk Erosion, protected wetlands, or are adjacent to almost all rivers and lakes, requires an intimate knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the use and enjoyment of that property.
Close working relationships with experts in law, engineering, hydrology, and surveying can be priceless when facing challenging decisions about which property to buy and how much to pay.