You'll Like Us.

We’re fun, we’re funky, and we LOVE our clients. In this world of automated everything and hiding behind a screen, we value people and our relationships with them. We don’t just want you for a client, We want you as a friend. When you’re buying or selling a home you spend a lot of time with your agent. You share a lot of personal details and emotions can run high. You need to know your agent is not only working in your best interest, but is there to get to know you and assist you in making a solid decision. In order to help someone make a good decision, we need to know you. We need to understand your wants, needs, and desires, even when, in the heat of the moment, you aren’t so sure you understand them yourself. And frankly, life is short. we want to spend that short time with people that we truly connect and engage with.


And we’re very qualified.


With experience in title, property management, investment portfolios, commercial and residential real estate we have seen every end of the industry and how it all works together. We hold ourselves and our affiliates to the highest ethical and industry standards. We work off referrals only and want you to feel proud when passing along our name to a friend, family member or colleague. If, for some reason, we don’t feel properly equipped to handle your specific needs, we have an extensive referral network and will ensure you find the right partner for the situation.

Lady in Charge.

2019 and 2020 "Best of the West" Top 3 Realtors in West Michigan

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!

Alison Glowinski




Squad goals

Emilie Roepcke

Rockstar Residential Realtor


Emilie moved to West Michigan the summer before her freshman year of high school. Growing up, She lived in multiple states (and a Canadian province!) so she understands how important it is for families to establish roots and turn a house into a home. Emilie attended GVSU after high school where she earned her bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's in Accounting. She spent 13 years in the corporate world before making her move into real estate. Her love language is quality time so she enjoys traveling, volunteering at her children's school and spending time with her favorite people. In her down time, you can find Emilie reading, exercising and baking.


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Ellie Nawrocki

Administrative Manager Extraordinaire

Ellie owns Up North Management which she established to assist Realtors with their administrative tasks. She currently resides back in her hometown of Boyne City, after spending 12 years in Grand Rapids where she managed a local fitness center. Ellie attended Northwood University on a Softball Scholarship for her undergrad then continued to get her Masters in Education at Cornerstone university. She loves to play hockey and keeps plenty busy with 3 boys and a golden doodle!

Dan DeWard

Rockstar Residential Realtor


Licensed in Real Estate since 1994 Dan says, "I truly enjoy meeting new people and sharing my experience with buyers and sellers while guiding them through the process." Dan also has an extensive background in marketing including photography and videography which helps sellers market their home.

Dan was born and raised in West Michigan. He grew up in Kentwood and then moved to Rockford with his wife (Andrea) of 25 years and their three children. Dan and Andrea enjoy spending time with family and friends and traveling.


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Dustin Sabin


Rockstar Realtor


Dustin is a born and raised West Michigan resident. After graduating high school he attended WyoTech where he obtained his Associates Degree in Diesel Mechanics. He worked for the same company in Hudsonville for almost 17 years; ultimately transitioning from a Tech to becoming a Master Technician which benefited him in later years as a Salesman. His love for real estate developed as he began to consider investment properties. Dustin really enjoys exercise and physical activity , especially challenging natural landscapes. He is a self-proclaimed "adrenaline junkie" who loves to seek out new experiences.

Terrence o'neil

Rockstar Residential Realtor


Terrence was born and raised on Long Island but fell in love with Grand Rapids years before he moved here. He first came to “Beer City”in 2008 while visiting his brother who had recently moved to Grand Rapids, and instantly decided that when the time comes for his next move that this would be his new home.  Four years later and that move finally happened in 2012. The combination of a small city filled with great arts, outdoor recreation, cuisine, entertainment and of course breweries made it a perfect fit for him. Terrence’s passion for health and fitness led him to be a very active member of the local CrossFit community, and he continues to hold an active coaching certificate that he still uses as part of the coaching staff at CrossFit Luminary. As a Real Estate professional Terrence really enjoys being able to help his clients seamlessly navigate through the process of buying or selling by providing the highest level of customer service possible! 


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Jessica Smith

Rockstar residential Realtor


Jessica is a Northern Michigan native, but has called Grand Rapids home now for the last three years with no plans to leave. She recently completed her Bachelor in Business Administration, majoring in economics and real estate development at Grand Valley State University. During her free time she enjoys snowboarding, hiking with her bernese mountain dog: Ralphy, quaint local coffee shops, spending time with her family up north, and summers along the shores of Lake Michigan. Jessica prides herself on being detail orientated throughout all of her transactions, while closely listening to needs of her clients.


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Margaret Hartline

Hartline Homes

Rockstar residential Realtor


Margaret was raised in St. Louis and moved to Michigan in 1997. She is a graduate from Illinois State University with a BS degree in Business Management and minor in Marketing. Her husband is a teacher for GRPS and they have a daughter attending Forest Hills as a sophomore this year. They have all enjoyed their time in Michigan and really feel like Michiganders! Margaret especially enjoys the real estate industry. Having the opportunity to make a dream come true for someone is a wonderful feeling. Whether it's a first new home, larger home for a growing family or downsize for the empty nester she enjoys the challenge and search! 

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Matt Szuminski

Rockstar residential Realtor


Matt is currently a full time Property Manager at The Dwelling Place in Downtown Grand Rapids and sells real estate on the side with The Mitten! With an extensive background in Non Profit and Real Estate, he enjoys helping others find apartments or houses to provide stability to their lives and to begin building equity in their home!


He is married and has two wonderful girls and resides in Grand Rapids. He enjoys being outdoors, smoking meats, brewing beer, and enjoying life.

Want to be part of the squad? New or experienced, as long as you're a good human, let's chat! We're always looking to welcome new agents and expand our network. Mitten is a member of GRAR and CAR and the A-C-K Association of Realtors in northern michigan.

Mitten Real Estate - Residential/commercial - 616.920.0078 -
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