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Chuck Gollay

Premier Agent

Residential Realtor (9 years experience)

3 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Short-Sale,
Consulting

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A 1984 graduate of the University of Illinois, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, and a former Illinois State Scholar, I have a lengthy history of purchasing, negotiation, and sales service experience. I know that in real estate, as in all of life, details make the difference. It is the tending to the myriad details, anticipating situations, and providing superior levels of service that separates me from the competition.

I specialize in the marketing and selling of residential real estate, especially in the west side of the greater Traverse City are, including Lake Ann, Interlochen, Frankfort, Beulah, Honor, and Benzonia. I zealously represent home sellers and home buyers, with passion and integrity.

Education is paramount in this industry, and in order to better serve your interests, I have earned several designations.  Among these are:
 
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR), to aid troubled homeowners and to assist buyers of distressed properties;

Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), which has given me the education and experience to offer consultation to our aging population. I help seniors make the choices that enable them to live life on THEIR terms. Less than 1% of all Realtors have earned that designation here in northern Michigan.

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), to assist all home buyers to purchase at the best price and terms possible.  
 
I have also earned the designation "E-Marketing Pro," which means that I am a specialist in utilizing the Internet to market homes and properties for sale.

Formerly of suburban Chicago, I now reside in Lake Ann, a beautiful small town about 15 miles southwest of Traverse City. In my free time I enjoy the company of my beautiful wife, our three dogs, three cats, as well as family and friends. I am an avid photographer, and find this area rich in photo opportunities. It is my dream to combine my two passions, photography and writing, to create a photographic journal of northern Michigan. I appreciate the quiet, rustic beauty of the land, respect and admire the wildlife that inhabits the land, and have found the serenity and happiness that eluded me in the big city. I am a proud member of the Lake Ann Lions Club, Business Networking International, Michigan Association of Realtors, and the Traverse Area Association of Realtors. Few people know that I am an accomplished and award-winning home-brewer, as well as a nationally recognized beer judge.

Prior to real estate, I had a successful career in the packaging industry. I served as Operations Manager for a corrugated carton distribution company. I realize that service is not just a department; it's an attitude, a way of doing business. With my combination of knowledge, diligence, and passion, you'll experience the difference a real estate professional makes in your life, and enjoy a level of service that will simply spoil you!


Thanks for stopping by,
Chuck Gollay
231-409-0758
Chuck@ChuckGollay.com
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Listings & Sales  

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  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings

No current listings.

Past Sales  

(44 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Buy-side
01/07/2014
$330,000

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01/07/2014 - Buy-side - $330,000

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Sell-side
11/11/2013
$95,500

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11/11/2013 - Sell-side - $95,500

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Buy-side
11/01/2013
$94,150

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11/01/2013 - Buy-side - $94,150

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Buy-side
09/25/2013
$255,000

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09/25/2013 - Buy-side - $255,000

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Buy-side
09/12/2013
$185,000

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09/12/2013 - Buy-side - $185,000

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Recent reviews

  
 

10/11/2014 - peater5699
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 in Traverse City, MI.

Chuck is an extremely professional and knowledgeable agent who is a lot of fun to work with. We recently purchased our first home and we faced many new and uncertain elements. Chuck was tremendously patient and helpful. He went out of his way to make sure all of our concerns were addressed and he made an effort to protect our interests in areas we might not have known to watch out for. Chuck went the extra mile to be available when we needed him and he has access to a wide network of specialists. If our home had a maintenance concern 10 years from now, I feel like I could contact Chuck and he would still make it a priority to refer us to a reliable professional and then follow up to make sure our problem was resolved.

Being perfectly honest, I have always been highly skeptical of realtors. I was even skeptical of Chuck when I first met him. But we couldn’t have done this without him and we have never been happier. He truly was great. I highly recommend him!

Thank you, Chuck!
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09/03/2014 - promo9
Sold a home in 2014.

My husband and I worked with Chuck Gollay to sell our house and then buy another. Chuck was our realtor when we purchased our first house and he was wonderful to work with, so we definitely knew we wanted to with with him again. He was more than knowledgeable on what it would take make our house fit to sell, how to put it on the market, and kept in constant contact so we didn't have to do anything but be ready to show it. Our house sold very quickly and Chuck was ready to show us homes and keep us calm throughout the whole process. He helped to make purchasing our next home very smooth and made it so much easier to work with our mortgage company. I never thought we could sell our house and have the beautiful home we have now, but Chuck was a huge part in making it happen!! There is definitely no way it could have happened so fast without him! I recommend Chuck Gollay to everyone who wants a realtor that will get the job done with care. We will definitely be working with him again to put my mother-in-laws house on the market in the near future. Thank you Chuck Gollay!  More Less 

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Response from Chuck on 09/04/2014

I'm blushing, Kayla! Thank you so much for your kind words. It's been an absolute joy working with you and John. Can I come over and play with the dogs one day soon?

 

  

08/28/2014 - crlightfoot
Bought a home in 2014.

Chuck is a consummate real estate professional whose many assets include an abundance of knowledge, experience, and patience. A major issue with the purchase of our property was negotiated successfully and we never had any doubt that he was putting our interests first. Processes and methodology were explained clearly and we had no doubts about his integrity. We would recommend him highly to anyone.  More Less 

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