“Ann Marie is the ‘gold standard.'”
Whether you’re talking about market knowledge, professionalism, superb service or responsiveness to the needs of the client, by any measure Ann Marie is the “gold standard” for Realtors in Leelanau County. I’ve utilized her expertise for all of my real estate transactions in the County over the last twenty-five years. Ann Marie embodies all of the characteristics one might desire in a professional; she’s extremely hardworking, intelligent, and forthright and a pleasure to deal with…and, she happens to know just about every person and piece of property in the County! A very wise and knowledgeable man, my father, once told me that in order to be successful in business, you need a great attorney, a great accountant and a great Realtor. I’ve been extremely fortunate to have Ann Marie fill that latter role for me over the years. I enthusiastically recommend that you allow her to fill that role for you!
John Lund, Suttons Bay
“We give Ann Marie five stars.”
Ann Marie was indispensable in arranging the sale of our family cottage in Northport. We faced several challenges, including the configuration of the cottage and its location within a gated community that made it suitable only for certain buyers. She found those buyers, brought them to the table, and worked with everyone (including the four siblings on our side) to reach an agreement.
Before listing with Ann Marie we had interviewed four other brokers. All were more or less knowledgeable, but after meeting Ann Marie we knew she was the one to represent us. She came prepared with statistics (and, later, a sales analysis) that demonstrated her broad understanding of the market for shorefront homes. Also, her record as one of the top-performing brokers in Leelanau County provided added reassurance. In addition, she provided an invaluable referral to a local stager who helped make the cottage look its best. At one point Ann Marie even persuaded her husband, a well regarded author and local historian, to give a reading and book signing at an open house held at our cottage for local residents. We give Ann Marie five stars.
“Don’t use anyone else.”
Ann Marie helped our family with several very different real estate transactions, including the purchase of our family home, commercial property, an historic lakefront cottage, and a home where my mom could enjoy her final years. She brought insight, experience and intelligence to each transaction. And, when it was most important, she found a way to close the deal. Don’t use anyone else.
Douglas E. Fierberg
Ann Marie was a consummate professional, experienced, knowledgeable about the market and helpful and engaged throughout the closing process.
Mark and Lisa Weadick
“…she was genuinely interested in and committed to doing what was best for us”
We have had several occasions to call on Ann Marie on a variety of real estate matters. They have included residential, commercial and farm property situations. To say that she is an expert on all matters involving real estate is a significant understatement. She has been a thorough professional who always considered and understood the implications and nuances of the most complex situations. Best of all she was genuinely interested in and committed to doing what was best for us and aided us considerably in getting us to where we wanted and needed to be. Simply put, she was quite willing to make helpful suggestions when we were not thinking as clearly as we probably should have been. Ann Marie is a great pleasure to deal with and we have recommended her to any number of our friends.
Jon and Diana Sebaly
I would highly recommend Ann Marie’s services for any kind of real estate transaction. I have known her for many years, during which time she has helped me both sell and purchase various kinds of properties more than a half a dozen times. She knows the market well and can expertly navigate through the vicissitudes of the real estate world. She is bright, responsive, conscientious and a pleasure to work with.
I would absolutely recommend Ann Marie Mitchell. She was thorough and always kept us apprised of what was going on which to us was very important. Very professional, and great to work with.
Mike and Beth Grosvenor
For a number of years our family owned a large waterfront parcel on Grand Traverse Bay that we wished to sell. Ann Marie is active in the Northport community has a good reputation and we contacted her to list the property. After a lot of research on her part, we discovered there were many complex factors (legal, zoning, environmental) that had to be resolved in order to sell. Ann Marie handled the issues on our behalf and proceeded to successfully sell the properties….She kept us informed every step of the way…we highly recommend her…Ann Marie is a very competent, thoughtful and caring realtor who keeps in touch with us on a regular basis.
Nick and Helen Sica
“She is well connected and involved in various organizations as a member and as a leader. This background is invaluable in helping her meet the needs of her buyers. “
We would recommend Ann Marie because of her depth of knowledge of the real estate market in Leelanau County. She knows many of the sellers’ properties personally even if they are not her listings. Before we worked with Ann Marie we had an unsuccessful search with an agent from Traverse City. It was clear this person did not know Leelanau County well. We met Ann Marie while we were looking at one of her listed properties and found her very helpful. When we decided to switch from the Traverse City agent we thought of our earlier encounter with Ann Marie and contacted her to see if she could help us find the right property.
She worked with us to narrow the field to two strong contenders ending up with one in the village of Northport on the water. We love our place. What most buyers won’t know about Ann Marie is her heavy involvement in community service. She is well connected and involved in various organizations as a member and as a leader. This background is invaluable in helping her meet the needs of her buyers. Ann Marie knows her market area inside and out. Ann Marie can get things done quickly. She is very good on details and follows through. You won’t have to worry about the complications of buying your property she has seen it all and will work with you to a successful conclusion. We haven’t had the need to use Ann Marie to sell any property but we would not hesitate to list property with her because of our previous experience. We highly recommend Ann Marie and know you will find her work of the highest quality.
Ben and Kathy Walraven
Finding just the right vacation property in a different state isn’t always so easy–we doubt that we would have succeeded without Ann Marie! She’s exceptionally knowledgeable about the area and was able to get answers to all our questions quickly. She listened, understood what we were looking for, and worked hard for us, with considerable patience. She’s an excellent person to work with and is the first person we’d call if we were in the market again.
Nancy and David Hoff
We always recommend Ann Marie and would not think of buying or selling real estate without her on our team. Through the years, Ann Marie has proven to be thorough, straight-forward, and a careful listener. She has revealed Leelanau gems to us and digs deep into properties we are looking at. We are grateful to have her as our realtor and as a community supporter.
Berkeley Gossett and Jennifer Lucas