When it comes to buying or selling a home, we understand the importance of getting to know your Realtor as more than just a professional. Our “Meet A Realtor” series introduces the hard-working people of the Century 21 Northland team, and provides a personal look at each of us as residents of our community. For our latest profile, we spoke with Meagan Luce about living and working in northern Michigan.
How long have you lived in northern Michigan? Why did you choose to settle here?
I am a native to Traverse City so I’ve lived here most of my life. After college, I moved to the west coast but came back when my college sweetheart asked me to marry him. We loved the natural beauty of the area and decided that Northern Michigan was perfect for raising a family too.
What is your favorite thing about living ‘Up North?’
The community. I’ve lived in many different places in the U.S. and none have the same sense of community that northern Michigan does. People are friendly, caring and generous but also engaged in their community and willing to get involved to ensure that it continues to thrive.
Tell us a few of your favorite activities to do or places to visit in the Grand Traverse region.
When and if I get a day off my favorite past time is to boat with my family. We generally head out on West Bay, throw an anchor down just off the shore of Power Island and let the children roam the island while we relax and unpack lunch.
Tell us one thing you love about working in the real estate industry and why.
That one is easy… my clients. In my opinion, there are very few occupations that are as fulfilling as being a Realtor. I see people at their best and also see them at their most “stressed”. In the end, we’ve gone through a major life experience together and I must admit that I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with pretty amazing people.
Describe your favorite sale of 2013 or 2014.
One of my clients was moving to the area to be near to an ill family member and we couldn’t find anything on the market that fit their needs and was close to the family member. So I called other Realtors, emailed and sent letters to homeowners searching for a home that fit their needs and we found it! They are now able to help care for their family member and the home they bought is beautiful and in the perfect location.
How has technology helped you as a realtor?
It’s changed my life – especially dropbox and docusign. Now, I can go out on the boat with my family and still conduct business as usual.