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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
  • Voted Best Realtor in the Record Eagle's "Simply the Best" contest in 2019
  • Closed over 56 transactions in 2019
  • Sold over 18 Million Dollars in Real Estate in 2019
  • 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 running, reading, playing ice hockey, cooking and entertaining.  Giving back to my community and being involved with the missions of my church are very important to me.  I especially love spending time outdoors with my husband, Chris and my two children.  I am grateful to call Northern Michigan, one of the most beautiful places on earth, my home.

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Voting is open for this years Record Eagle's "Simply the Best" contest 2020! I was nominated again and I feel very honored!

You can vote for me by clicking on this link! Voting is allowed everyday, once a day through August 7! Vote every morning!

Thank you everyone!

2018 Award

Certifications, Awards and Memberships

  •   Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist 2018, CLHMS Member
  •   Coldwell Banker Diamond Society
  •   Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  •   Realtor Institute Graduate 1996 (GRI)
  •  Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)
  •   Graduate of Michigan State University 1991, Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  •   Awarded 2017 "Realtor of the Year" by Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR)
  •   Voted "Realtor of the Year" by Traverse City Record Eagle
  •   Member of Women's Council of Realtors (WCR)
  •   Member of Central United Methodist Church since 2000
  •   Executive Board Member of Pure Water for the World
  •   Executive Board Member of Soaring Unlimited Clinic, Cap Haitien Haiti
  • Board Member of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

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"To say Ann is the consummate professional would be an understatement. It's a rarity, in any field, to work with someone who exceeds expectations at every level. Ann is extremely knowledgable, organized and diligent in every aspect of real estate. We were complex buyers both in area selection and timing - but Ann always made us feel like we were the most important clients she had. Can't recommend her highly enough."

Mark S.  Buyer, July, 2020

"Ann Porter has been an absolute joy to work with.  Her energy, communication skills, and positive attitude are unsurpassed.  We were out-of-town buyers so her Skype tours and extra legwork, including multiple trips to the property we eventually bought, were extremely helpful and made us feel at ease.  Her past recognition as top real estate agent in the region is well-deserved and in our opinion, she keeps polishing that image every day."

John & Heidi C.  Buyer, June 2020

"This was the second home we have worked with Ann to purchase. The choice was easy to have Ann help us again as our first home buying experience with her was such a good one. Ann’s friendly, caring and calming demeanor made this home buying experience as satisfying as the first one. There were some bumps along the road with the owner of the home we were purchasing but Ann was able to iron them out due to her tact and professionalism with the seller and the seller’s realtor. Ann is an exceptional person in that she took a personal interest in making our home buying experience a good one. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home in the Traverse City area. "

Bob & Liz B.  Buyer, April 2020

"We trust Ann.  From the beginning she made us feel that selling our property was important.  She responded promptly to our questions and made sure that the details of our listing were accurate.  We know that she was working for us and had our best interest at heart.  She has our gratitude."

Ken & Jan E.  Seller, April 2020

"Thank you Ann for working with us once again on a property transaction. This is the second or third time you have lead us on either a purchase or sale of a home/property. Your efforts have always been fantastic and your communication excellent, which we really appreciate. Our transactions happened quickly and w/out a hiccup; and your professionalism and knowledge of the industry and process has really made our experiences truly enjoyable.  Thank you for all that you do!"

John & Kristin S.  Seller, March 2020

"We needed to sell a home belonging to a Marital Trust. My sister expressed worries that the house badly needed updating, would not sell in winter, and the sale price might suffer as a result. Ann rightly counseled that the best thing to do is stay the course and eventually the right buyer would come along. She stated the savvy buyer would see the house’s potential and the classy quiet college neighborhood where it is situated. She was right. She managed to promote a lot of potential buyers through the home despite terrible winter weather. Ann also brought in a superb photographer to showcase the home online. She and support staff kept the transaction process moving to scheduled closing despite three worrisome bumps. She managed and negotiated each issue tactfully and adroitly. Both parties were pleased. She always kept us informed and quickly answered our or the buyer’s questions. We had a terrific experience thanks to Ann!"

Rich H. Seller, March 2020

“We are so thankful to have selected you as our realtor. You are incredibly easy to talk to and identified almost immediately the type of properties that would suit our needs best. Olivia and I felt very comfortable knowing you are down to earth and not acting a certain way to “get a sale”.  You are respectful and knowledgeable, by pointing out the pro’s and con’s we encountered while seeing several properties. Which was appreciated! Equally as important, is your attentiveness. We met you two days prior to you embarking on an out of country mission trip. And, there wasn’t ever a time where you didn’t respond quickly to our communications, and set up showings while traveling abroad.  All of the above is something that speaks greatly to your character and genuine desire to help us. “

Laura W. Buyer, March 2020

Mortgage rates

For 8/07/2020

30 Year Fixed
15 Year Fixed
5/1 ARM

For general informational purposes only. Actual rates available to you will depend on many factors including lender, income, credit, location, and property value. Contact a mortgage broker to find out what programs are available to you.