Banner Realty, Alpena, Michigan

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Margie Haaxma, ABR, CRB, CRS, GRI, Broker/Owner
(989) 464-7209
(989) 356-2147 Fax

MARGIE'S BUSINESS IS BUILT ON REFERRALS HERE IS WHAT HER CUSTOMER AND CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY: "I really appreciated Margie's professionalism." (SH) "The best service a Realtor has ever given us " (CSE) "Comfortable to talk with, listened very well and Margie went beyond the all of her job duties" (JS) "Margie was the Best (CD) "Professional, Courteous Service. Very Knowledgeable" (PPL) We were pleased with the quick sale. price received and the professionalism" (LL) "Margie was not only professional, her character gave us complete confidence in her, honesty, sincerity and she represented us (ST) "Margie was exemplary and made the transaction run smoothly throughout. (MH) "She went out of her way to sell the house in the short time we had, the Service was Excellent." (CVO) MARGIE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE SAME HONEST, PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, UP TO DATE MARKET SERVICES YOU DESERVE.


Lisa Timm, Assoc. Broker, CRS, GRI, ABR, RENE

(989) 657-2856
(989) 356-2147 Fax

For results you can count on, I'm the Realtor you want! Licensed since 1991, I have a proven track record of satisfied sellers and buyers. With learned experience in Residential, Waterfront, Vacant Land and Commercial Sales, I'm able to assist the real estate needs of any Buyer or Seller. You can trust my dependable & knowledgeable service to ensure you smooth transactions . . . hassle-free negotiations . . . and finance alternatives you deserve! Recipient of many respected designations & special recognitions, I am respected by my fellow Realtors and affiliates. Years of experience has allowed me to acquire an established working rapport with my associates that benefits my Buyers and Sellers. As a result of my many successful years in real estate, I am regarded as an educator and mentor by many, ready to serve your needs!


Kurt Haaxma, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, Associate Broker

(989) 464-7208
(989) 356-5864 Fax

Kurt Haaxma is a consistent Top Agent and a member of Banner Realty's President's Club. This honor was achieved by the volume of closed transactions annually, as well as, national real estate designations which were achieved through continued education and exemplary performance. He has over 40 years of successful sales, sales management and consulting experience that enables him to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of his clients. Kurt's primary responsibility is keeping our brokerage on the cutting edge of technology to best serve the real estate needs of our clients and customers. Although he is a full-service professional, Kurt truly enjoys assisting buyers in finding the properties that they need or desire.


Amanda Hunt, Realtor RENE

(989) 255-3828
(989) 356-2147 Fax

Amanda has lived in the area for over 30 years and loves Northern Michigan. She can put this knowledge to work for you to find that special home in your neighborhood of choice. If you are wanting to sell your home or property, she will expose your listing to the widest possible range of qualified buyers using the latest marketing tools. Amanda makes her home in Hillman, Michigan where she resides with her husband and children. She has many years of customer service experience and has recently earned her Associates Degree in Business Management from Alpena Community College in 2012. Choose Amanda as your real estate agent. She will bring an enthusiastic personality, will listen to you and work timelessly on your behalf to make the purchase or sale of your home a rewarding and positive experience.


Filippa Witman, Realtor, E-PRO, SRES

(989) 884-3002
(989) 356-2147 Fax

Filippa is a licensed real estate agent and a consistent top performing million dollar producer. She is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and has recently received an E-Pro designation. She is a member of the Water Wonderland Board of Realtors, Michigan Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Filippa upholds the highest standards and ethics in all that she does. She listens to Buyers and Sellers and provides exceptional client service. She has a proven track record of satisfied customers and is well qualified to represent you in buying or selling waterfront, residential, acreage, income properties, commercial, business opportunities and vacant land purchases. She consistently applies her experiences and knowledge to assist Buyers and Sellers with their journey towards the purchase or sale of their property and directing them to the best property that fits their "wants & needs". Filippa is well versed in Competitive Market Analysis, transaction negotiations & creative financing options. She has gained the trust and loyalty of clients past and present. When choosing Filippa as your agent, you will get honest, sincere assistance with all your real estate needs.


Robert Sylvester - Realtor, GRI, E-PRO

(989) 255-3479
(989) 356-2147 Fax

Licensed since 1997, Robert has continued to upgrade his education by attending continuing education classes and is now has an E-pro designation. He participates in numerous volunteer activities including Promotion Manager for Alpena Civic Theater (which makes for great marketing experience including radio, television and print advertising) and also volunteers his musical talents for numerous nursing homes and many church organizations. He is committed and is presently working with many Buyers and Sellers with their real estate transactions. Give Robert a call when Buying or Selling your next property!


Amy Belanger - Notary Public, Realtor

989-464-7888 Cell
(989) 356-2147 Fax

Amy Belanger was born in Alpena and grew up on Grand Lake, MI at her family’s resort, in which she learned customer service at an early age. Amy has been pursuing her longtime dream, (following her father’s footsteps in a real estate career) for the past 6 years. She has a son named Bryan (25), who lives in Florida. Amy obtained a degree in Business Administration and has managed businesses, including being a landlord for many rentals. Amy lives by her family values: “I believe in treating people equally, always presenting a smile, and a warm welcome to everybody I meet.” Just like her dad Roy, Amy’s best full-time effort will be applied! Call Amy if you’re looking for your new home or wanting to sell. She will be sure to give you the attention you deserve!



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