SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS AREA REAL ESTATE MONTHLY MARKET UPDATE Brian Wellman Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Douglas, MI RECOMMENDED & NOT RECOMMENDED AREA REALTORS To assist home sellers and home buyers make the right choice in selecting the best, most qualified Realtor to help them with their area real estate needs, the West Michigan Real Estate Guide is providing its opinion on Saugatuck-Douglas area Realtors and companies so you the consumer can make an educated choice. The good news is the local area has a plethora of tremendously qualified, ethi-cal and successful Realtors ready to help you sell or buy your new home or business. Top marks go to: * Laura Durham, Mill Pond Realty * Brian & Sarah Wellman, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices * Nancy Stewart, Greenridge Realty * Gregg Smith, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Kevin Putnam, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Judy Billings, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Dave Nadeau, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Annett Fischer, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Mike Bojko, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Kim Laaksonen, Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt * Dan Walker, Shoreline Realtors *Connie Thacker, Esquire community developments Realty Group that he feels may cause poten-tial home & business buyers NOT RECOMMENDED to rethink moving here. In our opinion, Dick In a recent email mes-Waskin of RE/MAX of sage trying to hurt The Local Michigan, located in Douglas Observer’s business, Mr. MI, is not recommended. Mr. Waskin wrote: “We don’t Waskin has several times in need to be known as a com-the past surreptiously and munity that is in constant unsuccessfully tried to get upheaval, it’s not good for real area Realtors and other busi-estate sales.” nesses to not advertise with We believe potential the area’s main local newspa-home and business buyers per -The Local Observer, a understand that are are always sister publication of the West controversial issues in any Michigan Real Estate Guide community that need to be E-Magazine -repeatedly cit-reported on so residents can ing periodic newspaper arti-learn about and understand cles on sometimes controver-the issues and decisions that sial government and other impact them. Mr. Waskin has repeatedly made it clear to us and others he is more interest-ed in real estate sales by keep-ing potential buyers and sell-ers in the dark about issues in our communities -and hurt-ing other area businesses that don’t share his myopic view-point -than promoting a free and open press and commu-nity dialogue. For those reasons and others we do not recommend Dick Waskin/RE/MAX Michigan as your choice of an area Realtor to serve your real estate needs, especially in light of the many qualified, honest & ethical options available to you. Read The Real Estate News That Professional Realtors Keep Abreast Of To Learn Of New Sales & Homebuying Trends, Marketing Ideas, How To Hire The Best People In Real Estate, Tips For Making Your Home More Attractive To Buyers, The Best Places To Live & More!