Hello, I’m Blaine! A little bit about me. I’m from Charlevoix, MI and have been invested in the real estate market for over 15 years. I’m passionate about working in the industry because I love working with people and fulfilling their goals and desires, especially when it comes to helping them acquire their piece of paradise in “Pure” Northern Michigan. One of the facets I enjoy most about working with people is the things that enrich their lives. Part of what fuels this interest is my background in finance, education, and the arts, which has been influenced by my former positions as a CEO of a small bank in Chicago and my tenure as a faculty member at Northern Illinois University, where I was also their Director of Marketing for the School of Art + Design and as the Director of the school’s scholarship programs. Did I mention that I love Northern Michigan? This “Tip of the Mitt” region is unlike any other on earth. Charlevoix and Emmet Counties alone offer more than 265 miles of aquamarine blue waterfront shoreline in communities like Charlevoix, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, Walloon Lake, Harbor Springs, and Boyne City. I feel very fortunate that I’m from this national treasure and all it has to offer. Another hallmark is the viticulture which blankets the interior countryside with award-winning wineries, called the Petoskey Wine Region, that was awarded in 2016 Michigan’s first American Viticulture Area. In addition, for the winter enthusiast, three of the top Midwest ski resorts: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and Nub’s Nob are located with 20 minutes of each other. Whether you are interested in buying your first home, or that second home where new traditions are started, or possibly interested in selling your property, please know that I’m personally invested with the knowledge and integrity it takes to achieve each client’s goals with enthusiasm, steadfast persistence, and a little humor! With an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in finance and marketing and a Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University, I feel fortunate that I’m able to dedicate myself as a client-driven consultant because I believe that the process of selling or buying a home is one of the most emotionally charged decisions individuals will ever make in their lives. It is this understanding that compels me to apply my experiences and knowledge to simplify the process of each transaction into a smooth and rewarding acquisition. I would consider it an honor to work for you. Please contact me with any questions, no matter how small or large, regarding the market, or simply, my dependable service. I’m looking forward to helping you!