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At United Country – Lake to Lake Realty, we specialize in bringing together buyers and sellers of lifestyle properties throughout Michigan, including premier properties, Gull Lake waterfront and other lake properties, country homes, small farms, log homes, horse properties, acreage and other recreational properties. Based in the town of Richland, Lake to Lake Realty and its agents represent properties throughout the state of Michigan. United Country – Lake to Lake Realty is committed to serving sellers and buyers of properties that fulfill their dreams and support their lifestyles.

For sellers of Michigan lifestyle properties, we are committed to using creative and unique marketing methods in order to bring maximum exposure to the properties we’re privileged to represent.

We know that it takes more than a ‘For Sale’ sign and an MLS listing to attract buyers to exceptional Michigan properties. So we employ a comprehensive marketing strategy that includes extensive internet marketing, unique national and regional print advertising, direct mail and e-mail to a database of interested buyers, as well as social network marketing methods in order to reach as many likely buyers as possible.

As seen with actor Verne Troyer on TV’s "Celebrity House Hunters"

As seen with actor Verne Troyer on TV’s “Celebrity House Hunters”

For buyers, we offer a comprehensive knowledge of the wide variety of Michigan properties that draw people to Michigan. We are also committed to providing exceptional client service and operating according to high professional standards. The professionals below specialize in a wide variety of Michigan lifestyle properties in their local areas. They know the local history, understand the issues, have longstanding relationships, and devote the time and energy necessary to help their clients buy and sell the properties of their dreams.


Meet Our Team
Our team of professionals has a significant breadth of experience and expertise. Though our clients may work primarily with one member of our team, their needs are often served by other staff members who are consulted behind the scenes to serve our clients best interests. Feel free to contact any of us to discuss your real estate needs or questions. We look forward to serving you.

 

davekreagerDavid S. Kreager, CFP®, ABR®, Broker/Owner

Cell: (269) 352-1381
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Dave is a native Michigander, originally from the metro Detroit area. He started Michigan Lifestyle Properties, the only company of its kind that specializes in serving buyers and sellers of Michigan waterfront, recreational, equine and other lifestyle properties, in 2009. Dave has 30 years of sales management, marketing and real estate development experience, having spent the majority of his career with American Express Financial Corporation. Since 1984, he has been a Certified Financial Planner ®, and is qualified to work with IRA investors who invest tax-qualified money in real estate. In 2001, he stepped out of a senior sales management position to devote more time to his family, community involvement, and to manage a number of business interests. He is a Past President of the Gull Lake Community Schools Board of Trustees, as well as the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club, and is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota Executive Development Program. Dave and his wife live in South Haven, on the Lake Michigan shoreline.


Jill Adamski, Realtor®Jill Adamski

Cell: (269) 720-6661
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Jill is a native of southwest Michigan, and is an outstanding resource for a wide variety of property types, including Gull Lake and other waterfront properties, country homes, Gull Lake area executive homes, and premier properties. Jill is a graduate of Michigan State University, and has lived most of her life in Kalamazoo and Barry Counties. She also has family in and around South Haven, along the Lake Michigan lakeshore. Jill has been a very active member of the community, having served for a number of years on the Gull Lake Community Schools Board of Trustees, including as President. She is a veteran of the real estate business and has helped many clients buy and sell a wide variety of properties. Because of her experience and knowledge, Jill is an ambassador for the entire region.


Kelley Blacken, ABR®, Realtor®kelley

Cell: (269) 806-4231
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Kelley is a native of southwest Michigan and knows very well the unique qualities that make the area a great place to live and vacation. A veteran of the real estate business, Kelley has extensive knowledge of the neighborhoods and lakes of the region. For over 20 years, she published The Condominium & Apartment Guide, an invaluable resource for apartment dwellers throughout southwest Michigan. The marketing experience that Kelley gained from that endeavor, combined with United Country Real Estate’s unique marketing resources and capabilities, enable Kelley to serve her clients extremely well. She particularly enjoys working with buyers and sellers of Gull Lake, Gun Lake, Wall Lake, Pine Lake and other lakefront properties, as well as log, golf, and unique country homes. And as an Accredited Buyer’s Representative®, Kelley is well-qualified to work with buyers throughout the entire process of purchasing their dream properties. Kelley and her family live in Barry County.


Paul Blacken, Realtor®Paul Blacken

Cell: (269) 217-3612
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Paul has a passion for southwest Michigan, as well as for helping people. He’s lived in the area for most of his life, and spent the majority of his career as a teacher, coach, high school principal and school superintendent. In those capacities, he developed exceptional teaching and communication skills. He’s also an avid golfer, and loves sports in general, activities that have taken him to places throughout west Michigan. The combination of Paul’s knowledge of the area, as well as his outstanding people skills, make him an ideal fit to work with buyers and sellers of all types of property. He has a particular passion for working with lakefront properties, country homes, golf properties and executive homes throughout southwest Michigan. Paul and his family live in Barry County.


Jane Carpenter, SRES®, Realtor®jane

Cell: (269) 568-1800
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Jane has an exceptional work ethic and enthusiasm for serving clients. After a successful career as an educator, she obtained her license in 2006. Since then, she has successfully combined her outstanding people skills, her ability to communicate and teach, and her natural desire for helping people to bring great value to both buyers and sellers of a variety of properties. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Jane is particularly well-qualified to serve the needs of America’s fastest growing market, those being buyers and sellers over the age of 55. And of course, since she and her husband live on Gull Lake, Jane has a natural affinity for representing Gull Lake and other lake properties.


Jenni Hoeksema, Realtor®Jenni Hoeksema

Cell: (269) 217-9550
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A native Michigander, Jenni is a graduate of Central Michigan University, and worked for a number of years as the Small Business/Marketing Director for both the Ypsilanti and Battle Creek Chamber of Commerces. Jenni and her husband have since lived in southwest Michigan for almost 20 years, where they raised three children, all graduates of Gull Lake High School. Jenni is very community-focused, having devoted time and energy to a wide variety of organizations, including the Gull Lake Community Schools, the Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center, and others. She is an experienced Realtor®, and is very well qualified to work with both buyers and sellers of a variety of property types, including Gull Lake executive homes, Gull Lake and other lakefront homes, country homes, and other residential properties. Jenni enjoys spending time with her children and pets, reading, bird watching (nature), photography, walking and traveling.


Ryan Johnson, Realtor®/Appraiserryanjohnson-new

Cell: (269) 720-1345
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Ryan is a native of the Gull Lake community in southwest Michigan. He has a strong passion for the outdoors and enjoys a wide range of recreational activities. His ambitions for the outdoors led him west, where he graduated from Colorado State University, with a degree in Commercial Recreation & Tourism. Ryan started his career at US Lots.com, a national internet based marketing firm, where he was responsible for developing national relationships for selling lots and land. Later, Ryan moved back to Michigan and co-founded Yankee Appraisal Associates. He is an active appraiser of real property, specializing in suburban and rural land, with an emphasis in partial interest type appraisals for local units of government, government agencies, private landowners and conservation groups. Ryan’s knowledge and passion for land makes him a natural fit with United Country – Michigan Lifestyle Properties. He works throughout west Michigan with buyers and sellers of a variety of land types, farms and country estates. His extensive appraisal background provides enormous value to his clients. Ryan and his family live on Gull Lake, in Hickory Corners.


Nova Schiavone, Realtor®Nova Schiavone

Cell: (269) 598-8152
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Originally from Indianapolis, Nova has made southwest Michigan her home for 40 years. One of her passions is for travel, which began in an earlier career as a flight attendant, and later, as the manager of two travel agencies. She has been all over the world, and especially enjoys visiting her two daughters in the western U.S., as well as traveling to Italy. Nova has been a licensed Realtor® for almost 30 years, and has a special ability for relating to people, understanding their situations, and helping them through the process of buying or selling their real estate as part of accomplishing their bigger goals. She lives on Gull Lake, and specializes in Gull Lake and other lakefront properties, as well as Gull Lake area executive homes, and country homes. Nova loves being with her family, as well as photography, hiking and a variety of other outdoor activities.


Leslee Schnepp, Associate Broker, CNE®, ePRO®leslee

Cell: (269) 420-4487
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Leslee specializes in working with buyers and sellers of country homes, hobby farms, log homes, lakefront and horse properties, and executive homes in southwest Michigan. An experienced Realtor®, Leslee quickly identified rural properties as her niche. She is a native of Michigan, was raised in a mid-Michigan farming community, and has lived in various areas throughout the state, including the upper Peninsula, where she graduated from Michigan Technological University. She enjoys the natural elements that make Michigan properties unique. “Living in the country was a wonderful way to grow up, and now raising my own family makes me appreciate what Michigan’s countryside has to offer.” She believes Michigan is a great place to live because of its natural waterways, interesting countryside, small towns, and the beauty of its four seasons. She and her family live along the Wabascon Creek, just north of Battle Creek, where wildlife regularly crosses through her back yard.

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