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, 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 "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!
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!
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.