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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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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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  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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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
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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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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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Nancy McFadden

Nancy Mcfadden is a realtor who always takes the necessary time to understand the specific priorities of each of her clients and customers. She is a dedicated and driven realtor who knows how to utilize her sales experience and knowledge of the area to make them work for you!

Nancy and her family moved here in 2000, wanting the quality of life that Petoskey provides. They are truly a family of outdoor enthusiast, spending their free time biking, fishing, hunting, and enjoying all the splendor of Northern Michigan.

Her professional background, working in the resort industry in Oregon and here in Northern Michigan before starting her career in real estate, gives her a unique perspective on what attracts home buyers to this area and also informs her customer service focused way of doing business. When she’s not working hard as your real estate agent, Nancy loves spending her time volunteering as a coach and in the classroom.

Nancy can’t wait 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!

Nancy McFadden 
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Val TrabuccchiMy first introduction to Northern Michigan happened when I was just 10 years old camping and making new friends in Boyne City on what became an annual trip up north and my favorite part of summer!

My name is Gina Dunneback and I love working in Real Estate and I love living in Northern Michigan.

After all those up north summers as a child I was lucky enough to be able to move to Petoskey in 2008 when I reconnected with and married an old high school friend who had already made his home here. We have happily blended our family of five loving, and now mostly grown, children together. From band concerts, plays, sports events and graduations to skiing, camping and everything in between, our family has enjoyed all of the wonderful activities this community has to offer!

I have always worked in care giving jobs or sales, so when I was approached with the idea of real estate it seemed fitting to be able to help people find a place to call home or to sell and start a new chapter. I look forward to working with you and sharing my love of northern Michigan and showing you how I can assist in all your real estate needs. 


Gina Dunneback
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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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Kevin VarnHagenAfter vacationing in Petoskey nearly every summer for 15 years, I finally moved here in 2013. I realized Northern Michigan is the idyllic place to raise my twin boys who have the same love for nature and the great outdoors that I do. Every day I am grateful for the opportunities we have here, and the welcoming community that surrounds us.

The choice for me to make Real Estate my career was a no brainer! I have a longtime passion for houses, architecture, renovating, restoring, remodeling, and interior design. I spent many years buying, renovating and selling homes in California, New Mexico and here in Northern Michigan. I love dreaming of the possibilities of how I can make a house a home and seeing that dream turn into a reality. Having previously owned and run my own Home Décor shop, I am a true believer in the power of great customer service. I always ensure my clients needs are met with efficiency, professionalism, and a healthy dose of fun! Whether you are looking to sell your home, buy your first home, forever home, a weekend cottage or whatever you Real Estate need may be, it will be my pleasure to go that extra mile and assist you in this process.

Kamala Franseth
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Franc Doud is a Northern Michigan Native who has spent his time on the waterways of Mackinac Island and Les Cheneaux Islands, he is now a proud resident of Petoskey/Harbor Springs area. Before moving to Petoskey, Franc owned and operated several businesses in Northern Michigan, including Property Management and a Cottage Concierge Service. Franc knows that "Service Matters", and is always ready and willing to go above and beyond to assure complete Customer Satisfaction.

Franc has a strong belief in community and has served on many boards over the years. Franc was the founder of the Mackinac Island Sport's Boosters, he served on the Mayor's Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, Mackinac Island Fire Department as well as a leader of the Cub Scouts.

Franc resides in Petoskey with his spouse and children, where they ski, hike and spend time on the water all while enjoying the beauty that is Norther Michigan.

Franc services Northern Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Emmett, Charlevoix, Otsego, Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties. Franc is experienced in commercial, waterfront, multi- resident , single family, relocation and vacant land sales.

Franc Doud
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