MAC McCARTHY, OWNER/BROKER

Mac McCarthyMichael, or Mac as he is known, ventured into a successful real estate career in 2003 and has never looked back. After a 7 year stint in media sales combined with by a 6 year run as the owner of retail clothing stores in Bay Harbor, MI, Mac found his career niche and professional passion in the representation of buyers and sellers of Real Estate in his native Northern Michigan. “I am lucky that I get to do what I do and to be honest; going into the office doesn’t feel like work to me, I love it.” After forming Gaslight Group Properties with Valentino Trabucchi, January 2011, Mac added mentoring a sales force of seven agents to his duties and has quickly put Gaslight Group Properties on the map as a forward thinking, aggressive consortium of agents who’s mantra is to always to listen to their clients goals and work tirelessly to achieve them for the benefit of the client, not the agent. “I consistently tell client’s that I am going to be doing this for a long time so I would rather do it right the first time and foster a long term relationship as opposed to making a quick buck and have them be dissatisfied.”

Personally, Mac and his wife Kimberly make their home in Petoskey with sons, Anders and Ames, and their newest addition, daughter, Copeland. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth soccer, spending time skiing or doing anything else outdoors with his family, and is an executive committee member of The Petoskey Running Club.

“We have lofty goals at Gaslight Group Properties both individually and as a corporate entity, our methodology to achieve those goals is and always will be rooted in hard work, honesty, and using our expertise in the marketplace to make the client’s goals a reality, with that mindset the client wins and we win, which is what we are all about.” Given the opportunity to serve, Gaslight Group Properties will prove it to you.

Michael “Mac” McCarthy
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231-838-7700

 


DANIELLE SMITH, OWNER/BROKER AND RENTAL MANAGER

Danielle SmithDanielle came to the area in 2007 with CJ, her husband, and both families for a new opportunity for their construction company. She was nominated to manage the vacation rental on a spec house they built. The home sold and she continued to handle the rental and soon realized she really liked working with the owners and sharing their great vacation property. One property lead to another and before long she had a full time job managing many different homes in Petoskey, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs and Boyne City. From working with these rental clients she soon realized that she was learning so much about real estate in the area and decided to use that knowledge to start working with buyers and sellers as a realtor. She loves the character of old homes and at the same time respects the quality of new construction. Finding that “perfect house” for someone is exciting and rewarding at the same time. Danielle is an enthusiastic member of Gaslight Group and loves the people she works with. She enjoys living in Northern Michigan and loves to share it with her clients, old and new!

Danielle Smith
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517-256-5856

 


PETE PLATTE, OWNER/BROKER
Pete Platte

Hi, I am Pete Platte and I want to help you buy your next property or sell a current home. I was raised here in beautiful Northern Michigan and have a stellar history in both commercial and residential construction and Real Estate. I have a “put the client first” mentality and I spend the time necessary to get the results that you demand so call me, email me, text me or stop into our unbeatable location at 215 Howard Street in the heart of Petoskey’s Gaslight District, you won’t be disappointed you did. When I am not working I enjoy running, biking, competing in triathlons, and spending time with Chelsea, my wife, and our three dogs. I also spend a lot of time working with Petoskey's youth soccer program as a coach and still enjoy playing from time to time. Northern Michigan is a beautiful area with loads of outdoor activities to do and I am proud to call this place home, so let me help you find yours here!

Pete Platte
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231-838-0935

 


ABBY BADGLEY, REAL ESTATE AGENT

Abby BadgleyHi! I'm Abby and I look forward to meeting you! I moved to this wonderful community in 2004 and never looked back. “This is where I want to raise my kids” is all I could say. Working my way through college studying business and marketing, I proceeded to work in the customer service and hospitality business. The ability to assure client delight has always been a driving force for me. Passionate about building relationships and local community, real estate was a natural fit.

Working for others fills my soul and I strive to make sure every client feels like they are number one.

My husband Jason and children Emma, Ava, Brody, and Porter keep me on my toes and smiling. We love to spend time outdoors whether its swimming, camping, skiing or just walking the sidewalks of our beautiful neighborhood. We take full advantage of all of the amenities Northern Michigan has to offer.
My goal is to assist others in finding their “home” as I have found mine. Whether looking for a summer cottage, a place to enjoy retirement, a business venture, or a home to raise your family, I would love to help. Knowing that I’ve assisted others in finding happiness is what I’m all about!

Abby Badgley
231-373-0828
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CAM BRADDOCK, REAL ESTATE AGENT

Cam BraddockCam Braddock was born and raised in Northern Michigan and realized at a young age that he would be a Northern Michigan lake brat for life. After college at Grand Valley State University, Cam worked for a travel company specializing in client relations and business development. After two years of helping build a young start-up into a profitable business venture, Cam decided to start his own property management business servicing clients in Bay Harbor and all over the Little Traverse Bay region. This business decision led to a network of clients all seeking someone hardworking and trustworthy; which is exactly what all his clients say they get when working with Cam. He puts his clients' needs first and is available to help at the drop of a hat. You will never be in the dark when you work with Cam as he believes that communication is vital. Call/text/email 24/7 if you want to take the next step in purchasing your dream home or selling your current home.

Cam Braddock
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231-330-9819

 


CIARA COOPER, REALTOR/SALES ASSISTANT

Ciara moved to the area shortly after a weekend get away in 2015 when she fell in love with everything Northern Michigan has to offer. She knew instantly that this was the perfect place for her. Ciara's many years in the hospitality industry made the transition to real estate an easy one because she believes customer service is a priority. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her passion. Ciara's client dedication and love of helping others are what motivate her most. In her free time, she is usually busy baking, reading, and spending time with her dogs. Ciara would love to assist you in finding your dream home in this amazing part of Northern Michigan that many like her quickly fell in love with and now call home.

Ciara Cooper
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231-340-9653

 


NANCY McFADDEN, REAL ESTATE AGENT

Nancy McFaddenNancy takes the time to know her Sellers and Buyers expectations. She is dedicated to utilizing her sales experience, knowledge of the area and drive to make your move great!

Nancy and her family moved here in 2000, wanting a quality of life that Petoskey provides. They are very much the outdoor enthusiast family, biking, Fishing, hunting and more. She started out 20 years ago working in the resort industry in Oregon and continued with it here in Northern Michigan before starting her career in Real Estate.

Volunteering in the community is something she enjoys very much, from coaching the city teams to helping out in the classroom.

Nancy would love to show you around this great town she calls home….and hopes you will love it too!

Call or email her today, she is motivated and willing to help you with your next move to selling or buying a home.

Nancy McFadden
231-838-4501
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VAL TRABUCCHI, Associate BROKER

Val TrabuccchiHi, I am Valentino Trabucchi, an associate Broker at Gaslight Group Properties. We are conveniently located in Petoskey's famous Gaslight District, directly in front of Chandler's Restaurant.

Our greatest virtues are honesty and commitment to YOUR needs.

I guarantee you will be pleased having us professionally market your home at the best value, or help you find your first or next home. GGP is the right choice.

Valentino Trabucchi
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248-225-2153

 


KEVIN VARNHAGEN, REAL ESTATE AGENT

Kevin VarnHagenFascinating! That is what people say when they meet Kevin VarnHagen. He is full of *furvoshiness! Is that even a word? Probably not, but if it were; Kevin would be an icon of that four syllable statement. Born and raised in South Eastern Michigan by loving parents and two tough loving older siblings. Kevin rose through the ranks of life and entered college where he found that he bled green in the heart of Spartan Country. Upon receiving a degree in “Super Hero” (this is not a real degree name, just a reference of the degree where he took on the task of molding the youth of America). Kevin then moved to South West Michigan to start a family of four XX chromosomes. It did not take long before the move to the utopia of the upper portion of the mitten was needed to fulfill life to the fullest. Kevin VarnHagen is one special person that will answer all of your real-estate needs in the most professional way in the quickest of manner. All put in one word, he is ‘furvoshiness!’

*Furvoshiness (fur-voe-shi-ness) - one who is excellent in aligning the stars and changing the rotation of the earth.

Kevin VarnHagen
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231-838-7888

 


DEENA WOODS, REAL ESTATE AGENT

Kevin VarnHagenBeing new to town can be an exciting, but often overwhelming experience. I’ve been there! After my husband and I traveled through Petoskey on a Northern Michigan trip, we fell in love with the town and the beauty it offered. As we began spending more and more time vacationing in Petoskey, we just couldn’t stay away, and we decided to build a home here. What began as a seasonal home has now become our permanent residence.

In that time, I’ve seen Petoskey and the surrounding areas grow and thrive. The mix of quaint, bustling downtowns with majestic landscapes is just unbeatable. Northern Michigan has so much to offer to outdoor enthusiasts, foodies, craft beer and wine lovers, and those just looking to unwind.

Having been a “transplant” myself, I can help clients new to the area navigate many decisions about their dream home, whether seasonal or full time. I have experience with the unusual challenges that come with building your own home, and have developed positive relationships with many local vendors. Having dedicated myself to making a new home here, I bring a fresh perspective to all our area has to offer.

I’m excited to show others the beauty of Northern Michigan and all the seasonal activities that go along with it.

I’m sure, like me, you will find your piece of paradise. It is truly a hidden gem.

Deena Woods
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402-380-1956