100% Customer Satisfaction is my Goal!
Full Time, Full Service Broker
Owner/Broker of La Bella Vita Group Inc. under the Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies. Full service representation of real estate buyers and sellers since 1997.
La Bella Vita means A Beautiful Life! It is my goal to assist you in achieving your goals of a beautiful life, whether selling a property to move up to a bigger/better one or selling to downsize so you can travel or do missionary work. There is so much this life has to offer and I ask that you allow me to find your beautiful life - a secondary lakefront home which helps you escape for a short time from the rat race or a large wooded piece of land to hunt. What describes your beautiful life?
Proven system for each side of the transaction. Full marketing plan integrating all avenues of marketing for the best exposure. Very hands on approach to sales with a high level of follow up including personal calls, emails, and quarterly newsletters to both buyers and sellers that have hired me as their representative. I have over 18 years of experience in residential, commercial and recreational properties. Aside from general sales, I have assisted in negotiating residential & commercial leases, assisted in designing commercial & residential buildings, referred clients to agents in all areas of the United States to sell or buy.
Regional Vice President, Central & Northern Regions Michigan, 2017-Present
Sales Manager of the Big Rapids office, 2021-Present
Sales Manager of the Cadillac Office, 2012 to 2020
Top Producer 1999-Present: over $80 Million Sold
Assistant Branch Manager, August 2007 to 2012
Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR
Graduated Realtor Institute, GRI
Areas of Expertise
Licensed for the State of Michigan. Specifically covering Wexford, Missaukee, Lake and Osceola Counties. Vacant Land, Residential, Recreational and Commercial Properties. I have been licensed since Feb. 1997. I have experience in all areas of real estate sales including but not limited to Residential, Recreational, Commercial and Rentals. I have assisted clients all over Michigan and have participated in referring clients outside of Michigan on successful transactions (ie: Naples, Florida). I do not specialize in one specific segment of this career, however, I am committed to continued and expanded education in all areas of real estate for my benefit and the benefit of the clients that trust me.
Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR), Member Northern Great Lakes Realtors MLS (NGLRMLS), Member Womens Council of Realtors (WCR), Member Rotary Club of Cadillac, Rotarian 2009-Present Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR), Member
Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors MLS (PBMLS), Member Cadillac Chamber of Commerce, Member
McBain Chamber of Commerce, Secretary 1999-2002
Lake City Chamber of Commerce, Ambassador 2001-2002
BNI (Business Network International), Former Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer & Membership Committee. Member 2000-2011
Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors®, Secretary 1999-2002
Paul Bunyan Board of Realtors, Wexford County Director, 2003-2008
St. Agnes Catholic Church, Parishioner
Ducks Unlimited, Member since 2005
Originally born & raised in Southeastern Michigan, I come from a Sicilian/Polish neighborhood in Wyandotte. I am 2nd generation Italian/American. Family and tradition is very important to me. My husband, Matt, & I have been married for 18 years and have a beautiful daughter. We reside in Northwest Michigan and work the greater Cadillac area. I moved to this area in 1996.
Over the past 17 years, I have worked with over 100 First Time Homebuyers and completed several information seminars to educate buyers on purchasing a home. In addition, I have assisted my past clients in purchasing, leasing or selling commercial real estate and/or businesses. Working very closely with local attorneys, title companies, surveyors, environmental professionals and such; I have been successful in completing multiple sales in a timely fashion. I have also assisted several of my clients in renting or leasing properties, selling on a rent to own basis, selling on land contract or purchase money mortgages.
My formal training and prior work experience in the Hospitality field has taught me customer service and the importance of working hard to get the job done regardless of obstacles that arise during the transaction. It also taught me to be versatile - working all arenas of the transaction from title searches, contract law, surveying, etc. I have just enough knowledge in those areas to get the job done!
Michigan State University - "GO GREEN, GO WHITE!"
Bachelor of Arts in Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
NCI Associates, Ltd.
School of Real Estate & Building
State of Michigan Licensed Realtor since Feb. 1997
Accredited Buyer Representative - ABR designation completed 2003
Graduated Realtor Institute - GRI designation completed 2005
Candidate for Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), CI 101-103
I am a huge family person! Love cooking, boating, Physical Fitness,Taekwando, Dance/Music & an Avid Reader.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University - Personal Finance
As a Realtor, I am committed to ensuring my clients are successful homeowners and business owners. In doing so, I make sure that my clients know that I am available as a consultant anytime. I can introduce them to other professionals that will help them get the end result they are looking for whether it is credit counseling, establishing a new business, when to sell an existing business or property, building a new home or commercial building, buying an investment property, etc. Their success in this area is my success!
This is an arena of the real estate business that I am just getting into formally. In the past, I have successfully assisted my clients in locating renters, reviewing leases, advertising property available for rent or negotiating a rent to own contract. These tasks were on a once in a while basis but with the existing economy, leasing and property management is becoming necessary for many clients relocating in & out of our area.
Our office is #1 in Sales in our area for over 15 years, so put your trust in us to assist you with managing your rental as well. A full service professional management team to handle residential, commercial and condominium properties.
We offer Lease Management which advertises, screens and successfully matches you with a renter and/or Property Management which manages the term of the lease after the renter has been chosen. Call or email me for one on one interview to assess what amount of income your property can produce.