"There is nothing I enjoy more than sharing with my clients the excitement and education behind the buying and selling of real estate," says Renae Hansen.Renae has expertise in buying, selling and managing her own real estate investments combined with a strong background in management and customer service in a myriad of industries. She loves learning about the history and stories behind older homes, uncovering a "diamond in the rough" and discovering the possibilities of a new homes blank, fresh slate.
A native Michigander from Lansing, Renae has come home to settle near downtown Traverse City with her husband.
Education & Awards:
Accredited Buyer Representative
Leadership Grand Traverse Graduate, 2014
B.S. Parks and Recreation- Michigan State University
M.S.A Community Leadership- Central Michigan University
Autism Angel Award 2009
Innovative Recreation Programmer of the Year 2006
Traverse Area Association of Realtors®, Secretary/Treasurer
TAAR Young Professionals Network (YPN), Chair
Michigan Realtors® YPN Committee
Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Vice President
Zonta Club of Traverse City, Member
Mariposa Pathway, Facilitator
National Association of Realtors® member
Michigan Realtors® member
Traverse Area Association of Realtors® member
Traverse Area Association of Realtors®, Reverse Mentor (2015)
I have had the pleasure of living in the Grand Traverse area my entire life.
Once a summer destination, now I call it home. Prior to real estate, I had the
opportunity to work in the field of sports recreation. This position combined
several of my favorite things; community, people and making an impact. Whether I am enjoying a game of golf on one of our pristine courses, sampling the cuisine of locale fare or driving along the lakeshore, immersing myself in
Northern Michigan culture is my inspiration.
One of the things I enjoy most about being a REALTOR, is helping people on their journey to find their perfect home, tranquil vacation retreat or business venture. In my eyes, these are all key to creating a vibrant community. I have an extensive background in marketing and social media, which allows me to give your listing the personal attention and more importantly, the exposure it needs to stand out and find the right buyer. I look forward to helping you find the right house, that you can make your HOME!
"I have bought and sold many properties both residential and commercial, and worked with many real estate agents through the process. I have to say that Kellie Sergent was the best. Her dedication, knowledge of the area, follow up and attention to detail was top notch. She showed us many properties before we found the right one. We will recommend her to anyone we know looking to buy or sell. A Big Thank You to Kellie, for making our Torch Lake home a reality. ~Dave & Debi Cupp (2015)
"Kellie is the person I call when it really matters that I have a human connection, and when I need to know that my request will be fulfilled with care and expertise. Kellie is an intelligent, responsible and mindful person with an exceptionally high level of personal responsibility. She is a joy to know personally and professionally. TE
"As we approach the one year anniversary in our new home, I want to extend my thanks to you for helping our dream come true. I never really thought about the skills it takes to help a family sell a beloved but outgrown home and find a new place to continue expanding together. It's not just as easy as location, location, location. It's location, mixed with a gut sense of what feels right, navigating the process and paperwork and advocating for your buyers. You did this all with grace, compassion and humor. I am so very happy that we chose to work with you Kellie." ~Jennifer Kirkpatrick Johnson
"Kellie is a pleasure to work with and she understands her client's needs
to find them just the right property or just the right buyer. She has become
the go-to real estate agent for my family and friends. Kellie deftly balances
her community involvement and dedication with one-on-one service for each real estate client. I highly recommend Kellie as a top agent." ~Katrina Fritz
Getting to Know Jane Darling
Jane's career began in the late 70's when she sold real estate licensing
textbooks for a Chicago publisher. Financial service marketing brought her
back to Michigan where she worked in regional banking positions in Kalamazoo, Detroit and Traverse City. Leelanau County became home in 1986 for
Jane and her husband Brooks when he moved his law practice north and they
built a home on land his grandfather purchased in the early forties.
Jane's work continued in advertising and sales which led to mortgage sales
and then to real estate sales and management. She and her husband
are proud parents of two sons - Ben, a PhD candidate in Counseling
Psychology at West Virginia University; and Mason, a senior studying
Business at Kalamazoo College where he plays for the Hornets Soccer
team. Home in Suttons Bay is shared with two cats and one English setter. Jane enjoys the solitude of the ski trail out her back door in the winter and her garden as soon as the snow is gone each spring.
Through her career in real estate, Jane has had the opportunity to train
and mentor numerous salespeople, pursue advanced certifications and meet many wonderful people. These relationships and the diversity of the properties in our area make her work both "fascinating and fun."
"Whenever we work together, it is my responsibility to ensure that
the experience is one of complete confidence, quality service and
satisfaction. Consistently delivering results for my clients in
that manner is my mission. It's an honor to meet and serve my
neighbors and to introduce visitors to the area we love."
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Agent
Short Sale and Foreclosure Certified
Women's Council of Realtors
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 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 Technology savvy 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 roller blading, 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 es tate, 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.