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Ann Porter Realtor

Organized  | Creative | Motivated  | Active Listener

Energetic | Experienced  | Loyal  | Communicative

Whether you are looking for your first home or your dream home, downsizing or just need a change, I have experience, education and energy to help you realize your real estate goals.  As a Top Producer as well as an Associate Broker, I possess the qualities and knowledge you need for a successful, seamless and stress free real estate transaction.  Put honesty, integrity and experience on your side and let me be your trusted advisor in your real estate transactions.

My Experience

  • In the top 5% of Coldwell Banker Agents Worldwide
  • Closed over 70 transactions in 2020
  • Sold over 25 Million Dollars in Real Estate in 2020
  • Received Associate Broker License in 1997
  • Received Real Estate License in 1992

About Me

My family has lived in Traverse City since 1999.  I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, playing ice hockey, cooking and entertaining.  Giving back to my community and being involved with the missions of my church as well as mission work in Haiti are very important to me.  I especially love spending time outdoors with my husband, Chris and my two adult children.  I am grateful to call Northern Michigan, one of the most beautiful places on earth, my home.

2019 BestRealEstateAgency_med
2018 Award

Certifications, Awards and Memberships

  •   Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
  •   Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
  •   Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  •   Realtor Institute Graduate 1996 (GRI)
  •   Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  •   Graduate of Michigan State University, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  •   Awarded the Harold F. Schmidt Humanitarian Award 2020
  •   Awarded 2017 "Realtor of the Year" by Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR)
  •   Voted "Realtor of the Year" by Traverse City Record Eagle in 2019 & 2020
  •   Member of Women's Council of Realtors (WCR)
  •   Member of Central United Methodist Church
  •   Executive Board Member of Pure Water for the World
  •   Board Member of Soaring Unlimited Medical Clinic in Haiti
  •   Board Member of GT Region Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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"We would definitely recommend Ann Porter to anyone looking to buy a house in the Traverse City area. In a very tough buyer's market, we were shocked to see houses being snapped up within a day or two of being put up for sale. After getting together with Ann, she got us appointments to see houses as soon as they hit the market, and listened to what we were looking for. Very patient and not pushy at all, answering any questions we had. Ann was instrumental in finding us the house we bought. Nice house, great location. Made us feel like we were dealing with a friend. Can't thank her enough."

Ralph and Johanna R.  Buyer, April 2021

“Ann is truly a great and patient realtor.  She worked with us for year – years – trying to help us find the right Lake Michigan property.  Buying a Northern Michigan property from another state is not easy, but Ann was always able to make time to do FaceTime walk-throughs of various properties and send us listings that she thought might work for our needs.  We are so thankful that we were able to find our dream property with Ann.  If you are interested in buying a Northern Michigan property, we cannot recommend Ann enough.”

Mike & Megan C.  Buyer, March 2021

"Ann Porter was highly recommended to us as one of the best realtors in Traverse City.  She is very professional, personable, responsive, and efficient.  Ann went out of her way to show us a house that was already under contract.  In the end, we ended up purchasing that same house, which will be our primary residence in a few short weeks.  We recommend Ann Porter, without a doubt, whether you are buying or selling your home."

Matt & Jessica F.  Buyer, March 2021

"Ann Porter is excellent. My wife and I came to Ann as first time home buyers without a massive budget and she made us feel like we were her top priority. Ann is timely in her responses and highly accessible. She also helped educate us on the entire process from scheduling showings, through making our offer, negotiating, and closing. Additionally, Ann is well connected in the local market and seems to know and have worked with everyone. If there's a house you want to see, Ann will make it happen. I recommend Ann to anyone looking to buy a home in the greater Grand Transverse area."

Kyle & Elizabeth M.  Buyer, March 2021

"Hello to anyone looking for a Realtor. Ann Porter out of traverse city is a great realtor. She is knowledgeable and not pushy. Most realtors I have felt with in the past will show you houses that are not in your budget. Ann did not do that but found houses that were bellow my ma budget. When I found a house that was out of her area she drove 1 1/2 hours to show me the house via zoom because it was 4 hours from my home. She went above what I would expect a realtor to do. I would recommend her to anyone."

Paul & Mary B.  Buyer, March 2021

"As out-of-state buyers, we (group of 6 family members) knew we needed an experienced realtor to help us find a lakefront vacation home. Based on recommendations on the Realtor website, we contacted Ann Porter. She has been terrific! We started looking in January—with limited inventory & selling prices over list. She sent us listings before they hit the market, answered all phone calls, responded to our questions quickly, was always helpful & friendly. She drove to several homes & conducted personal virtual tours (even walked outside in the snow) to show us all property features. When all of us decided on a property to buy, she helped us prepare the winning offer—knowing several were being submitted. With Ann’s help, we were also able arrange speedy inspections, negotiate a reasonable adjustment with the seller & we closed within 30 days of submitting the offer. We highly recommend Ann Porter as a professional, experienced, responsive, effective & personable realtor!"

Jack & Pam F.  Buyer, March 2021

“We’ve known Ann for over 6 years. We first met her when we purchased a property from a seller she was representing. Because our interactions with her in that context were so positive, we knew she would be our first call if we ever needed an agent in the future. Since then, she’s represented us on both a sale and a purchase. With each transaction, Ann has demonstrated a responsiveness, high energy, a sense of urgency, strong work ethic and deep expertise.”

Joe & Carey C.  buyer, March 2021

"It was indeed a pleasure working with Ann Porter.  It had been 30 years since I purchased my last home and much has changed.  Ann was knowledgeable, patient, understanding and kind as she helped me through this process from initial contact to closing.   I live about 4 hours from the Traverse City area.  Ann’s use of virtual walk throughs was very helpful.  Her knowledge of properties for sale in this area often preceded listings and she had a knack of finding properties that matched this buyer’s wish list.  I would highly recommend Ann for anyone looking for property in the greater Traverse City region."

Nancy N. Buyer, January 2021

"We wholeheartedly recommend Ann Porter for either selling or purchasing real estate. Ann has been our realtor for four separate transactions over the years; she is attentive, listens, offers advice when asked, and follows through. We can’t imagine using another realtor!"

Al & Janette P.  Buyer/Seller, December 2020

"We worked with Ann to purchase our home in Traverse City and then to sell the home, all within 18 months.  At all times, Ann was professional, accessible, and looked out for our best interests.  We have no hesitation in recommending Ann to meet your real estate needs."

James & Debra D.  Seller, December 2020

"We initially started our home buying process with another realtor. We were constantly chasing her down for responses and kept having to remind her of things. An acquaintance recommended Ann to us and she was a breath of fresh air. The best way to describe Ann is simply that she’s always on the ball! She was extremely prompt with responses, was always a few steps ahead of us (that’s a good thing!) and made us feel as if we were her only client. My husband takes a ton of emergency call at the hospital, we have two small children and we live three hours from where we purchased our home. Needless to say we had to do almost everything last minute. Shockingly, Ann was available every single time. We really don’t know how she did it. In summation Ann is everything you need in a realtor and more! We cannot recommend her enough!"

Michael & Erica A.  Buyer, December 2020

"Ann was recommended to my husband and I through our mortgage loan originator; we reached out and were greeted with open arms, even during a very busy time in real estate. My husband and I have had issues in the past with service providers treating us poorly as a younger couple, but Ann was truly a pleasure to work with. She took all of our requests and concerns seriously and worked hard to negotiate the best deal for us. During our time together, she was very responsive and easy to get ahold of, giving us her honest opinions about the houses we were interested in and truly found us the best option within our price range. We could not be happier to have found someone so kind and professional to work with and we will certainly be contacting her again for future real estate needs."

Nathan & Krysten N.  Buyer, December, 2020

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