Education:*AB, Biology and English, Albion College, 1969*MS, Education of the gifted, CMU, 1986*Short Sale and REO certified*NAR GREEN and ePro certified*Accredited Buyer Representative certified Awards:Diamond Sales Award, Remerica Up North, 200 2 through 2012Emerald Award, Century 21, 2013Outstanding Person in Education, Elk Rapids Schools, 1997Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, 1990 Community Service:* Member, Elk Rapids Harbor Commission* Director, Elk Rapids Area Community Endowment Fund* Boa rd Member, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation* Member, Elk Lake Community Chorus and Grand Traverse Chorale* Past Member, Elk Rapids Downtown Development Authority* Past Member and Chairman, Elk Rapids Planning Commission, 13 years* Past Pre sident, Elk Rapids Rotary Club* Rotary Youth Exchange Officer for 18 years* Past Board Member, Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association* Past Board Member, Michigan Science Olympiad Bio:Tom Wiltse is a longtime resident of the Elk Rapids area, having moved to the area with his wife Susan in 1969. Both are graduates of Albion College. Tom taught science at Elk Rapids Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Susan is also retired from teaching, after a 30 year career in early grades at Lakeland Elementary in Elk Rapids. She is currently operating the family self storage business, Pad Lock Storage, with 3 locations in Elk Rapids. The family also owns and operates a small manufacturing business in Elk Rapids, Paddlebuoy, manufacturing and selling paddleboards, since 1974.Tom Wiltse has been an active Realtor since 2000, and has worked extensively with banks and asset management companies with bank-owned listings and sales since 2005. In addition to this specialized area of real estate, Tom and his team are quite active in the listing and sales of "fair market" residential, lakefront, and second home properties. With the able support of his competent staff, Tom is able to cover a wide range of the real estate market in the north. Although the office is in Elk Rapids, the team handles listings and sales in at least seven counties, including Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Wexford, Charlevoix, and Kalkaska counties. Tom does not warehouse his listings. Pricing is an art that experience has helped to perfect. He has one of the shortest "Days on Market" averages in the region, and has sold more of his listings in the last 4 years than any other Antrim county agent. Properties listed at the right price make both buyers and sellers happy. Call Tom Wiltse.