Education: Associates in Arts, Northwestern Michigan College Bachelors of Arts, Michigan State University Experience: Former Operations Manager, Paperworks Studio Advertising Sales Representative, TC Business News, TC Ticker Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator, National Writers Series Personal:As a Traverse City native, Meagan is familiar withNorthern Michigan and the smaller communities that make our region sowonderful. With an energy for meeting new peop le and listening to their needs,Meagan is looking forward to marketing your current residence or finding yourdream home. Meagan resides in Traverse City with her husband, Pete and theirtwo children, Alexander and Lily. Meagan enjoys camping, biking, ru nning,paddle boarding and spending time on our beautiful Great Lakes. Meagan looksforward to hearing from you to help with all your real estate needs. Contacther today!
I've lived in Traverse City, for over 40 years, moving here with my parents and 6 siblings, from the Detroit area in 1973.I attended Traverse City Central High School, and graduated from Ferris State University, with a degree in Journalism and Advertisin g. After college, I went to work for Dick Smith and Co., a local real estate firm, handling all of their marketing and advertising needs. This was where my interest in real estate sales first began.In 1983, I went to work for the Traverse City Record Ea gle, helping local businesses, develop their marketing and advertising strategies for 23 years. I enjoyed working within our local business community, meeting new people and helping businesses thrive. Following a successful career at the Record Eagle, I worked for a national advertising company, then worked for USA Today, managing independent contractors and helping local customers with newspaper delivery issues. With over 35 years of sales and customer service behind me, I have a strong, dedicated wo rk ethic, and I'm eager to help others with their real estate needs, from start to finish! I have been married to Craig Ardery for 30 years, and we have one daughter, Melissa, who lives in Ann Arbor with her fiance, Bryan. I enjoy golfing, volunteering for Child and Family Services and staying active within the Traverse City community, with all it has to offer!
A little about myself .... I was born and raised in Mid-West Michigan (Big Rapids area) and have lived in that area and Northern Lower Michigan (Gaylord/Traverse City) all of my life. I graduated from Big Rapids High School and then attended Ferris State University in Business and Hospitality Management programs. From there I found myself in an unexpected but long and fulfilling career in management for McDonald's Restaurants for 16 years. McDonald's consistently taught me new and rewarding things not only about business but people and how to truly satisfy customers and be successful personally and professionally. I worked at every level from entry level management to 10 years at the General Manager and Area Supervisor levels.
When I made my decision to pursue new challenges professionally I went looking into another career I had always had a passion for and and interest in and that was real estate. Within a very short time I found my new home at CENTURY 21 with a wonderful team of people where I again consistently learn and try to improve myself and build new relationships and friendships. I believe that the more I can learn of every aspect of my job and the market area the better I can satisfy my clients and customers. Going out every day I know that it is my reputation and future on the line let alone the happiness I receive knowing that I have happy and satisfied clients/customers as well as new friends! I also hold myself to a higher standard of real estate education to further and better assist my clients. I currently hold NAR's ( National Association of Realtors) Green Designation, Short Sale Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR), Cartus relocation & USAA Movers certified, Accredited Buyers Representative ( ABR), and Century 21 Quality Service Award winner (4 years running) - rated 95%-%98%+ by my clients & customers! I also average my sellers 5-7+% more in average sales price than the local MLS average = more $$$ for my clients!!! I am Techonology savy and try to maintain the current trends and updates to continually give my clients top notch service including getting my website to rank very highly on Google & Bing, marketing your homes and properties on over 800+ websites + blogging sites, social media and more. My website www.c21jb.com also ranks in the top 2% in the world for Point 2 Agent real estate websites and the Top 1 % in the world for marketing.
I have been a resident of the Traverse City area for 13 years now and I have never felt more at home. What a beautiful area to live and offers a mass of entertainment and recreational opportunities.
When I am not busy working with my buyers and sellers to obtain their real estate goals I enjoy the outdoors & nature. Anything from rollerblading, biking, camping, hunting , golf, viewing wildlife and taking photographs of the scenery to relaxing at home, movies, music, dining out with friends etc. I value great friends, professional working relationships and my wonderful family. Though currently single I do have a close family and two wonderful nieces that are like my own and enjoy making improvements to my personal residence inside and out.
I hope this gives you a brief insight to me. Please feel free to contact me anytime whether you are considering buying or selling Traverse City area real estate, I look forward to hearing from and working with You!!! You may visit my website www.c21jb.com to view many testimonials from my customers and clients.
I've been married to Greg for almost 40 years and a resident of the Traverse City area for over 26 years. As an active realtor for over 22 years, I've primarily specialized in residential real estate for my clients, primarily single family and condominiums.
In my spare time, I enjoy working in our garden(s), kayaking the various lakes and rivers in the area, reading and spoiling my fantastic nieces and nephews. Most of all, I enjoy working hard for my clients - opening doors and closing deals for them.