Broker/owner/Lady in charge
Member: GraR, CAR, ACK Association, RPOA
2019 and 2020 "Best of the West" top 3 Realtors in West Michigan as voted by the public.
After spending time exploring the wide world of real estate, I knew I had found my place in life, but wasn’t so sure I fit the mold. Every company has their own way of doing things and I realized that my way was just a bit different. So what do you do when you don’t fit the mold? You break it. And thus began Mitten Real Estate.
With 8 prior years of experience in the real estate industry, I knew what I wanted, but more importantly, knew what I didn’t want. I have said from day one that if this ever feels like a typical “sales” job, then I quit. It’s not who I am and it’s not the path I wish to pursue. I started Mitten Real Estate to offer another option. We are here to guide you through the process of buying or selling real estate and to assist you in making the best decision for your specific needs.
I grew up in West Michigan and gladly moved back after obtaining a business degree from Central Michigan University. I’ve been amazed at the growth in our community, and even more so at the pride. We love our city and we love our state and that is something you don’t just stumble upon every day. I believe in building a life you truly love and that starts with finding the perfect place to call home.
Building a life you love also includes surrounding yourself with the right people. Our agents are the cream of the crop. Not just as agents, but as humans. I have no doubt you will love them as much as I do. Send us a message and let's get you to where you're going and have some fun along the way!
Avid hiker, traveler and lover of all things nature.
Mother of two extraordinarly needy but cute pups.
"There's no other Realtor in West Michigan I'd rather work with, and I don't. I've worked with her on several of my personal transactions (selling rental properties, personal home and buying land) and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone I know. Alison is solid. Incredible work ethic, fast, responsive and highly communicative. She's not going to get bossed around by some other broker into a bad deal for her clients, she can hold her own just fine. On top of all that, she's an all around incredible person who has a ton of fun in her work. She makes buying/selling real estate a fun experience!" -Justin
"Alison is wonderful. As a person, she is warm, honest, easy-going, and a delight to be around. As a professional, she is sharp, detail-oriented, knowledgable, and driven. Our process in buying a home was intended to be slow while we prepared our current house for sale, until, of course, we found our dream home (that, it turns out, three other buyers wanted as well). She did not bat an eye at the fact that the house we wanted was a For Sale By Owner, potentially requiring more work for her. We now own that house, thanks in large part to her negotiating skills. We also love that she has tiers of options for her clients, instead of pressuring you into the "one size fits all" relationship that many real estate agents can push. We never felt pressured and always felt heard when communicating with Alison. There are many other great aspects to working with Alison, but perhaps the most important is that she is a person of integrity, and that shows in her work. We have been singing her praises to our friends and family and would recommend her to anyone." -Maggie
"Working with Alison was a first class experience all the way. We were looking for an investment property in Western Michigan - she not only helped us get familiar with the areas, but toured us around and was crucial in negotiating the property we wanted. She was very responsive and always made herself available to jump on the phone when we needed to talk through various aspects of the deal. Would absolutely recommend her, and we plan to work with her again on our future investment property purchases." - Adam
"We feel very fortunate to have found Alison online 3 years ago when moving to Grand Rapids due to a job relocation. Having never been to GR and not know much about the city Alison was an invaluable resource in helping us find a lovely home in a great neighbourhood. 3 years later when job relocation called again, Alison was right there to help us get the house on the market. She had great ideas on how to present the house and what price point to aim for. Not only did we sell the house right away but we got more than we asked for." -Cameron
Free time is spent on a trail, lifting weights, trying to run, bourbon tasting or napping.