My husband and I had some property we needed to sell. Dewayne found a buyer and made the closing process uncomplicated. He kept us informed along the way. Thanks Dewayne!
Sincerely, Katy & Albert Lannin - Traverse City
Being the first time I had ever worked with a realtor, I must say that it was a real pleasure working with Dewayne this past fall. He took his time and explained everything step by step. Being a resident of south Florida and only my third time to Traverse City I had just 3 weeks time to find a place. If it wasn't for his responsibility, professionalism, organizational abilities and his resourcefulness I would have not been able to find let alone buy a beautiful condo. I would recommend him to anyone who is buying or selling their home.
Richard Krutak - West Palm Beach, Florida
Dewayne did a great job selling our church parsonage. He kept us informed each step of the way. He was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him.
Tom Durfee - Kingsley Baptist Church - Kingsley, MI
Leave it to us to have to sell our home during a housing slump! Thank you Dewayne for staying on top of the state of our home, trying new things and encouraging us. Our house sold in late August much to the credit of your hard work!
Stephen & Jennie Martinus - New Era, MI
We listed with another real estate company for 11 months and I think they may have had one showing in all that time. I thought this was due to the housing market and bad economy. Our daughter had sold a house through Dewayne and also bought a house recently through him and kept urging us to switch our listing to Dewayne. Again, I thought no houses were probably selling in our area so didn't take her advice at first. Also the home we were selling was on a lake, and probably considered more of a second home than a principal residence. Who other than the very rich would be looking for a second home in this economy?
Feeling more desperate by this past June, we did call Dewayne and listed with him. We had already been advised that he was a real go getter and didn't sit back and wait for the buyers to come to him. He advertises everywhere and really does his job to the max. Almost immediately he had more showings for us than the last realtor did!
In October Dewayne performed a feet that still stuns me today. The Today Show on NBC was doing a real estate segment on homes around the country and they apparently visited Dewayne's website and he convinced them to showcase our home on their show! We were thrilled when we saw the show because it was an extensive talk and lots of picutres. A few hours later someone looked at the house, a few hours after that we had an offer!!!
We recently closed on this sale and as I said previously, I'm still in shock. Truly unbelievable and we are forever grateful to Dewayne for selling our lakefront house in these economic conditions.
I was also very impressed with the amount of pictures and the descriptions he put on his website. Our former agent only put a few pictures on his site, and I had to ask him about listing our house at places such as Craiglist. Dewayne does these and many more advertisements without being asked, just standard procedure.
I've done on quite bit here, I can't help it - we are so happy, relieved and extremely impressed with Dewayne's work and will definitely recommend him to anyone we know that is looking to list a property or buy.
Thank you so much Dewayne, sorry if you're blushing, but you are the best at your job!!!
Sincerely, Mark & Mary Marantette - Kingsley
It was a real pleasure working with Dewayne. He was so patient through my indecisiveness. I think he sometimes knew what I wanted before I did! My experience with Dewayne and Century 21 was such a smooth one. And now I'm in a house I love!
Kathy Nagy - Traverse City, MI
My wife and I have known Dewayne for some time before his real estate career started. It was because of that time I felt confident selecting him to list our home. What I expected is exactly what I got, that being consistency in character, dedication to the task at hand, and professionalism through and through. I did not select Dewayne because he is a friend; I selected him because I was confident he would advise us with our best interest first. I also knew Dewayne would keep us well informed of any developments, he would be prompt and professional in follow-up to me and others, and that he would be aggressive in the pursuit of relevant sales opportunity. Now that the home is sold and I can look back on the entire experience, what I expected is what I received. Possibly the truest test would be if I would re-list with Dewayne after the whole experience knowing what I know now, and I certainly would! In addition, I will continue as before in recommending him to anyone I know who could utilize the services of not just a good agent but a great agent.
Matt & Lauren Wertman - Kennet Square, PA
I had my house listed with another company for about 11 months with hardly any activity at all. I called Dewayne in July and my house closed in August. Dewayne was very professional and realistic about the selling price I could hope for and the time frame I could be looking at. He communicated regularly and made sure I was up to speed on everything that was going on. I would recommend Dewayne to any of my friends.
Thanks again for all your help with my house.
Val Klaver - Rockford, MI
We have now bought 2 homes through Dewayne and he has been great on both occasions. My wife and I are very cautious and particular when making such big decisions and Dewayne took the time to help us sort through the many options with patience. He has always been willing to show us houses that we come across, share his insights based on the housing market, and make recommendations to us as he runs across opportunities. If you are looking for a professional, down to earth Realtor that knows his stuff and will not pressure you into making a decision, then you need to call Dewayne Kirkman.
James & Gretchen Palmer - Traverse City, MI
A Dream Come True! I started the daunting task of looking for a home in Traverse City in April 2008. What made the task seem even more insurmountable was the fact I was buying from London. However, Dewayne made the process seamlessly stress-free from beginning to end. His sense of professionalism, promptness and integrity is second to none. He guides you each step of the way with clarity and honesty. If I had to do it all over again, I would not think twice about having Dewayne on my side! A million thanks for making my dream a reality!
September 2008 Drew Donato-Parayno - London, England
I would highly recommend working with Dewayne. He always came through for us and was easy to contact. He went over and above for us.
Thanks. Gary & Rita Nelson - Traverse City, MI
Thank you for your patience in working with me these past 10 months in assisting me with information and a understanding of the area that would become our permanent home. With so many beautiful areas in the Grand Traverse region to choose from and so much to see, you made me feel that we were your only clients. Our transition from Florida to finding a permanent home here would not have been so successful if not for your assistance from showing us homes to helping us find and secure a final mortgage.
Thank you again .... Sincerely, Paul & Lezli Turowski - Traverse City, MI
Dewayne has been so helpful and he has been so patient with us. It was very hard to find a house in our price range that felt like home, there definitely were some duds out there. Some how Dewayne managed to find a house that went above and beyond what we thought we could afford. Still to this day two months after moving in we still cant believe its really ours. I will definitely return to Dewayne if we decide to move again and have been telling all of our friends about what a great real estate agent he is.
Kyle & Heidi Johnson - Kalkaska, MI
We had our house listed with a realtor friend of ours for 7 months with little action. We decided to list our home with Dewayne. He reviewed our situation and made comparisons with other houses in our area. He gave us his honest opinion of where our house should be priced to sell. Within 2 weeks we had steady showings. We accepted an off after 4 weeks, closing on the sale shortly after. I particularly liked the way Dewayne utilized the internet by posting over 20 photos of our house. We have recommended Dewayne to several of our friends, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to you also!
Chad & Leanne Cragg - Traverse City, MI
Dewayne listed, marketed, and sold our home on Denie Lane in about 4 months. We were out of state the entire time. He handled everything professionally and timely. We highly recommend him if you want to sell your house. His marketing sold ours in a very tough market.
King & Martha Jean Smith - Branson, MO
The first company we listed our home with (for 9 months) did nothing, and it was costing us $1,600 per month to keep that house. When we switched to Dewayne, he sold it within weeks! He treated us as if ours was the only house on the market. We especially liked the way he kept in constant contact with us. Thank you Dewayne!
Carl and Anna Couturier - Traverse City, MI
Dewayne was a great person to work with! We were first time homebuyers and very young. He helped us every step of the way. We are now in a nice affordable home, and we will definitely go back to him if we ever decide to move!
Mathew and Jessica Shaw - Traverse City, MI
In May of 2006 I called Dewayne and told him it was time to buy a home. I was specifically looking for a condo. Dewayne lives two and half hours away from me in Traverse City, Michigan and I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but it always seemed as if he was right next door. Dewayne was very accessible whether I left a message on his cell phone, or dropped him and e-mail. He drove down to GR for viewing condos and for the closing. Dewayne also helped me find a mortgage broker who answered all my questions, which was a lot! by the first of July I had purchased my first new home and the process was very smooth and Dewayne took a lot of pressure off the whole buying process.
Marcie K. - Grand Rapids, MI
Dewayne was extremely professional, proactive, and comfortable to work with. He was available to contact at any time. And we were contacted immediately with each new development. Dewayne's knowledge and friendly demeanor made our quest to buy our first house far less stressful than it could have been. We would highly recommend his service to anyone. Thank you Dewayne for all your help.
Matt & Anna Weaver- Traverse City, MI
Dewayne made it very easy for us to find a house that would suit our needs. He was there every step of the way and gave us excellent advice about what to look for in a great home. I was surprised to find something so fast with the quality we were looking for and within our budget. Dewayne not only helped us find a house, but he helped us find a house that feels like a home.
Bryan & Bethany Williams - Interlochen, MI
It took a leap of faith for us to make the move from our home of 14 years in Lake Ann, to the big city of Grand Rapids, so that we could be closer to our soon to be granddaughter. When we decided to put our home on the market, a good friend of ours Pete Torrey recommended Dewayne Kirkman as an agent.
Dewayne helped make our transition flow smoothly. Even before our first meeting he had done a lot of research into our home and came up with a reasonable price, close to what we were thinking. All the time that our home was on the market, Dewayne kept in constant contact with us during the entire process. Even before we had a buyer Dewayne had already looked into the requirements that Benzie County required, which gave us time to prepare and take care of them before the sale, which in turn made the sale go faster and smoother.
Dewayne was not just our realtor, he is now our friend. If you have any reservations about having him as your realtor, We hope that this letter would help you in making your decision
Stan & Janet Bristol -Grand Rapids, MI
Dewayne Kirkman made our success part of his success by being on top of everything every day. He combines high-tech marketing tools, with old-fashioned customer service and the result was a sale of our home almost before the sign went up; even in this challenging market. We appreciated his accessibility at any time, and his very broad range of outlets for listing our property. And he has a sense of humor. What more could we ask? Thanks, Dewayne.
Sincerely, Norma & John Zelenko