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Our family can't say enough great things about working with Jennifer. We live a couple hours from the Traverse City area and typically get the "why don't we move here" itch each summer because we enjoy the area so much. I've never personally met Jennifer, my wife was able to for this purchase, but for 3+ years we would reach out to her thinking we were ready to make the move or a purchase, and each time she was helpful and offered suggestions on what areas would be the right investment. More or less we were just kicking the tires, but she treated us like we were still the most important clients. We finally stopped kicking the tires and we couldn't have asked for a better agent to represent us. Despite living out of the area, she coordinated contractors needed to get a better understanding of the property issues that were discovered in the home inspection. Through this we were able to re-negotiate a new purchase price. She also did a facetime walk-through of the property to make sure the sellers had left the property in the proper condition for the ownership change. While this was an unusual way for us to purchase a property, I can say unequivocally that we felt 100% comfortable with the process from start to finish, and it was because of Jennifer's great knowledge of the area, the buying / selling process, and always going above and beyond for her clients...even if they were just kicking tires for 3 years.

- Paul Lee

Jessica Roth was a stellar agent for me in the sale of my rental property/house. She was knowledgeable about every aspect of the sale. Its was barely a week from the time I asked her to look into selling my house until it was sold! She has her finger on the pulse of the market (which, granted, is a sellers’ market at the moment) and she helped me come up with an optimum asking price — which was more than I was expecting but was also just right to generate a lot of interest. Once that was decided, she listed the house, staged the house, had showings and an open house, got offers, and got it sold! During that time she also had helped me get the property cleaned up and also get furniture and other miscellaneous stuff left by the former renters moved out of the house. She was accommodating, efficient, and cheerful, though completely professional, throughout the whole process. I mentioned to her that I was thinking of trying to do a 1031 exchange with this sale, and she immediately had the agents lined up to help with that if that was to be my ultimate course of action. Every time I called her (at all hours of the day) with a question or a request for help with understanding some small point (or even with help moving furniture!) she was right there with help or with investigating how to get me an answer or the help I needed. She is cheerful, friendly, knowledgeable, ambitious, professional, and very helpful. It was a pleasure to work with her. I recommend her highly.

- Phyliss Crowell

If you're thinking about buying, especially relocating long distance, I cannot recommend Breanna Dembowske enough. My husband and I have bought and sold multiple houses over the last 15+ years and have had the help of some great, and not so great, realtors. Breanna, without a doubt, is the hardest working buyers agent we’ve ever had. In our plan to relocate to TC from Austin, Texas we knew we needed an agent that we could trust to be our eyes and ears during first looks at properties since we were not in the area to do so ourselves. Over the course of 4+ months, Breanna was extremely patient with us as we painstakingly narrowed down the area in Northern Michigan we wanted to live, often traveling all up and down the Lake Michigan shoreline twice - once with a virtual tour, and then again if we decided to fly into town to take a second look. Given the time sensitive housing market, Breanna would quickly jump on new listings as they came up to ensure we had the opportunity to consider the property before it was gone. Ultimately, she found the perfect house/location for us, advised us on a winning offer, and we closed without a hitch. Throughout the entire process, and even after closing, her customer service consistently went way above and beyond. The best part? Not only did I get a great house, I also made an amazing friend along the way!

- Virginia Chadwell

Jennifer was the listing agent for two homes I purchased within the last six months in the Traverse City area as vacation rentals. Three things struck me upon meeting her for the first time that were reinforced in spades through both successful transactions: 1) she's honest to the core, 2) she works really hard 24/7 - harder than any realtor I've encountered in nearly 60 years, and 3) she's tremendously organized - a critical talent in most real estate transactions. She meticulously covered every base with all parties involved to ensure smooth and timely transactions, often at significant personal sacrifice. Moreover, after each transaction, instead of walking away after collecting her commission, in both deals she stayed readily involved to help resolve lingering issues with contractors, neighbors, utilities, et al., without a hint that her post-sale assistance was an imposition. I cannot recommend Jennifer enough and will retain her as a listing agent for any property I sell and will buy.

- Peter Young

Absolutely phenomenal experience with Jennifer as our realtor! Timely communication throughout the process - day and night, weekday and weekend! We sold our home for a great price and FAST and she personally made sure the purchase of our new home went smoothly. Thank you, Jen!

- Jon Throop

Blue Lakes Real Estate Group is absolutely amazing! All of the members are very knowledgeable and helpful. Jen in particular has helped me whenever I need help and she always exceeds expectations. 110% recommend!

- Kasey McBride

I purchased a condo with help, guidance from Jennifer Hastings with Blue Lakes Real Estate Group. The integrity, support and Jennifer thinking outside the box made my condo purchase possible!

- Lisa Lange

Worked with Jennifer on two purchases. Very happy repeat customer! An absolute professional and a pleasure to work with! Critical to work with someone that knows the area and has creative ideas. Jennifer has both.

- John Harvey

I have worked with this fabulous team on both a personal and professional level. I've been in the real estate business since 2002 and I can honestly say this team is the best around. So when the time came for my husband and I to list our own home, it wasn't even a question who we would use. The Blue Lakes Real Estate Team had a full price offer for us within a few weeks and in the dead of winter! Their service went above and beyond anything I could have expected. We couldn't be more thrilled. I would and do highly recommend them.

- Julia Brenner

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