Because of a diversified real estate background and a continued commitment to excellence, I have acquired a record of proven accomplishments in luxury home, new development and resort sales.
I began my real estate career in 1989 when I joined American County Development, in Harbor Springs, as the On-Site Sales Agent for Trout Creek Condominium Resort. Shortly thereafter, in addition to handling sales, I became the Rental Property Manager and Home Owner Association Manager at Trout Condominiums. This valuable experience helped me gain an understanding of my customer’s desire for a resort lifestyle, and in turn allowed me to develop an outstanding ability in sales and marketing of luxury and resort properties. In 1993, I joined Boyne USA and started Boyne Realty, owned by Boyne USA. Throughout my career with Boyne, I assisted in the development and sales of numerous new single and multi-family golf course and resort related developments. I have been involved in many successful resort marketing and sales campaigns resulting in over one hundred and thirty million dollars of real estate sold. I joined RE/MAX of Petoskey in March 2000, as an Associate Broker, bringing over a decade of outstanding experience in selling resort and country club style living.
I received the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation in June of 2001. This accreditation allows me to represent in confidence the many resort buyers who come to me for advice and guidance. With continued dedication to my field, I earned the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation in December 2001. The designation, given by The Council of Residential Specialists, is earned by only 5% of realtors nationwide. Having achieved these coveted credentials, buyers and sellers can be assured I have the education, experience, and track record to assist clients in maximizing profits and minimizing loss when selling or buying their property.
In November of 2004, I fulfilled a long term goal and started my own real estate brokerage specializing in Luxury & Resort Properties – the Hartwick Realty Group.
Today, I continue to produce impressive results in luxury property sales as an associate broker with Coldwell Banker. Determined to create a positive experience for my buyers and sellers; I extend my fullest efforts to satisfy their needs.
I am an active member of the Emmet Association of Realtors, Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce, and my church. I regularly attend conferences, seminars and trade shows to enhance my industry knowledge. In my free time, my family and I enjoy the numerous amenities of northern Michigan. As a former college tennis player and past tennis professional, I still enjoy competitive tennis. I am an avid golfer, enjoy downhill skiing, and play recreational ice hockey. My wife, Trish, also a real estate agent, and I along with our 13 year-old son Will, live in Harbor Springs.
I hope this brief overview of my real estate career demonstrates to you the many services I can provide to a luxury real estate client.