Jon Becker - Traverse City Real Estate Agent / Associate Broker
Welcome New Friends, A little about myself .... I was born and raised in Mid-West Michigan (Big Rapids area) and have lived in that area and Northern Lower Michigan (Gaylord/Traverse City) all of my life. I graduated from Big Rapids High School and then attended Ferris State University in Business and Hospitality Management programs. From there I found myself in an unexpected but long and fulfilling career in management for McDonald's Restaurants for 16 years. McDonald's consistently taught me new and rewarding things not only about business but people and how to truly satisfy customers and be successful personally and professionally. I worked at every level from entry level management to 10 years at the General Manager and Area Supervisor levels. When I made my decision to pursue new challenges professionally I went looking into another career I had always had a passion for and and interest in and that was real estate. Within a very short time I found my new home at CENTURY 21 with a wonderful team of people where I again consistently learn and try to improve myself and build new relationships and friendships. I believe that the more I can learn of every aspect of my job and the market area the better I can satisfy my clients and customers. Going out every day I know that it is my reputation and future on the line let alone the happiness I receive knowing that I have happy and satisfied clients/customers as well as new friends! I also hold myself to a higher standard of real estate education to further and better assist my clients. I currently hold NAR's ( National Association of Realtors) Green Designation, Short Sale Foreclosure Resource certification (SFR), Cartus relocation & USAA Movers certified, Accredited Buyers Representative ( ABR), and Century 21 Quality Service Award winner (6 years running) - rated 95%-%98%+ by my clients & customers! I also average my seller more in average sales price than the local MLS average = more $$$ for my clients!!! I am Techonology savy and try to maintain the current trends and updates to continually give my clients top notch service including getting my website to rank very highly on Google & Bing, marketing your homes and properties on over 800+ websites + blogging sites, social media and more. My website www.c21jb.com also ranks in the top 2% in the world for Point 2 Agent real estate websites and the Top 1 % in the world for marketing. I have been a resident of the Traverse City area for 15 years now and I have never felt more at home. What a beautiful area to live and offers a mass of entertainment and recreational opportunities. When I am not busy working with my buyers and sellers to obtain their real estate goals I enjoy the outdoors & nature. Anything from rollerblading, biking, camping, hunting , golf, viewing wildlife and taking photographs of the scenery to relaxing at home, movies, music, dining out with friends etc. I value great friends, professional working relationships and my wonderful family. Though currently single I do have a close family and two wonderful nieces that are like my own and enjoy making improvements to my personal residence inside and out. I hope this gives you a brief insight to me. Please feel free to contact me anytime whether you are considering buying or selling Traverse City area real estate, I look forward to hearing from and working with You!!! Sincerely, JON
Specializing in all your residential ( buying & selling) needs whether it be your first home or your 20th, primary residence, vacation home,condo, water front or vacant land. I also am well versed and experienced in new construction, bank foreclosures, short sales, first time home buyers, & Cartus ( Century 21) Relocation. In addition I have taken extensive training on "Short Sales" and am a certified Loss Mitigation Consultant. I also carry the National Association of Realtors "Green Designation", Short Sale -Foreclosure Certification, and Cartus & USAA Mover's Advantage relocation certification, Accredited Buyers Agent ( ABR), Century 21 Quality Service Award Winner 6 years running.
The most important fact: I average more in sales to list price than the Traverse City area MLS average for my sellers! Using cutting edge technology (my personal website ranks in the top 2% Point 2 Agent real estate websites in the world and top 1 % for marketing) and marketing your home on over 800 websites, several blogging and social media sites, as well as ranking high on Google & Bing I will bring the most potential buyers possible to your listing and provide you with regular updates on your homes market / internet activity ( at least 4 reports per month) as well as instant feedback on showings.
To make sure you have all the information you need when considering selling your home, I will provide a Free No Obligation Home Evaluation. This Home Evaluation will show you an in-depth comprehensive report on the current market value of your home and typical days on market, market trends and what your competition is. I will also provide you with tips and suggestions on improving the marketability of your home to help it seller faster and at a higher price! For the past 7 years I average my sellers lower days on market and a higher sales price % vs. list price than the local market / MLS average....Putting more money in my sellers pockets faster! How you ask? 1.Proper Pricing for the market. 2. Marketing ALL your home's / neighborhood's attributes/ ammenities to prove value to agents. 3. Aggressive marketing and strong negotiation of offers!
Useful Traverse City Home Seller Information:
- Home Seller Reports
- Free Home Evaluation
- Traverse City Real Estate Listings
- How to Prevent Foreclosure
- Client Testimonials
Being an Accredited Buyers Agent (ABR), which less than 10% of all realtors are, I will work extremely hard for you to make sure you find the perfect home, including placing your criteria in my database so that you receive any new listings or price changes within minutes of them hitting the market 24/7/365. In order to help you find your dream home make sure you take advantage of these services I offer:
- Home Buyer Reports
- New Listing Notification System
- Traverse City MLS Listings
- Bank Foreclosure Information
- Short Sale Resource Guide
- Client testimonials
If there is a house you are interested in and you would like to view it, or if you need assistance in deciding what features you want for the home you are searching for, please contact me.
My primary market area being Traverse City, Kingsley, Interlochen, Grawn, Acme, Williamsburg, Kalkaska, Fife Lake, Buckley,Leland, Lake Leelanau,Northport, Lake Ann, Suttons Bay, Cedar, Maple City, Elk Rapids, Torch Lake, Rapid River, Kewadin, Rapid City area however I service Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska, Benzie , Antrim, Wexford Counties and beyond.
View listings, complete area information,school information, lake maps, mortgage calculators, property tax information, home buying and selling reports , my real estate blog, and much more at www.c21jb.com
Need a professional real estate expert anywhere else in the state or country or world? I can help with that too. I have assisted many clients, friends, and family members find a qualified agent in their area for buying and selling and I will handle it all for you!
Superior Closed Sales Volume Awards
Century 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Award - 2009-2015
Century 21 Pace setter Award
Masters Ruby Award
Gold Level Sales Volume Awards
|Jon was a great Realtor. He was always very quick to respond to any questions we had. Jon was also very knowledgeable on the area and surroundings.
|Rex & Connie Dolney
|Jon is very experienced in selling fractional ownership condo's, so we were very please to use his services. Jon is very easy to work with; he takes all the stress out of the home selling process. We would gladly use Jon's services again:) Jon always had and excellent marketing plan in place to sell our fractional ownership condo.
|Jon Becker was knowledgeable, understanding, and helpful. He communicated well and did what we asked efficiently. He touched base with us by phone, by email, or in person often and kept us aware of what was happening. He offered advice, but did what we wanted if there was a difference of opinion. He just did not let it happen, Jon made it happen. We would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property.
|Mary Ellen Reister
|Jon took over and made everything easy in the sale of the property. It was not easy either and he handled it so professionally. I would recommend him to others and use him again myself. He is the best realtor I have ever used. Thank you Jon Becker.
|Jon did well on all aspects of the sale, especially negotiating the final price with the buyers. He kept me informed on all activity at the property, and the aspects of the sale as it took shape. I would certainly recommend his service to anyone, without hesitation, and I have his business cards in my wallet as we speak!
|This is my 3rd third time working with Jon. He is always on top of the market and has a solid understanding of the diverse Northern Michigan Market. I have worked with Jon both on the buying and selling side and I would recommend him to anyone anytime for either side of a deal.
|I met Jon several years ago through a friend, who also used to broker with Century 21 . All things aside from that , I reached out to Jon initially back in 2012 when I had considered selling my home. He kept in touch with me for several years; merely to check in while I still had renters in and out of my home. It meant a lot to me that he was so persistent; and ultimately, why I would have chosen him over any other broker that may have approached me since then. Jon did well at keeping my stress minimal while dealing with a very difficult mortgage company. I never felt like Jon wasn't going to get the job done. Through his vast knowledge as a realtor; and with his commitment to me as his client, I was recently able to sell my home in lieu of a short sale/foreclosure.
|Brent Walton - President Creekside Properties
|We have used Jon for two years now & we are very impressed with him as a Realtor. He keeps us very informed and is fast to respond when we call him. His selling success has been great also, we would highly recommend him. Creekside Properties, Inc. Brent Walton, Pres
|Jon, by far, is the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, all the way until our third anniversary in our home, Jon has been there and available to answer questions or concerns. In fact, recently I just received a postcard from Jon on the third anniversary of the purchase of my home; to me that is going above and beyond. I have and will continue to recommend Jon for all of your real estate needs. I know if I ever want to buy or sell in the future, my first call will be to him!
|Rita L Spaulding
|Jon has been a pleasure and a treasure to work with. I can't say enough good about him. I have referred 2 friends to him and he is also taking care of them.
|So I was so inspired by you…..I now am a realtor. I had my license about 30 years ago and was to young and afraid of all the fees. So I put my license in escrow and let it lapse. I just took the 40 hour class again in August and was reinstated. I am working for Real Estate One in Milford. Still working my “regular” job because I can’t afford to not eat for a few months or so! I am loving it though. How you inspired me was in your professionalism, your communications with me and how you helped us and guided us through the whole process. Buying or selling a home can be such an emotional thing for people and this was one for me in selling off our cottage that we watched being built and put sweat equity in. You made me realize that I still wanted to do this and that I want to be sensitive to the needs of buyers and sellers in their transaction. It can be an exciting process but can also be a sad one. So far, I am loving it! Happy New Year to you. Debbie
|Lorie & Chris Minnidis
|Jon was absolutely fantastic with being knowledgeable and supportive in helping us with a unique financing situation that eventually brought us to purchasing our home, which we Love! My husband and I are very appreciative of him being willing to " go the extra mile" with us. We sincerely Thank you Jon and will keep you in mind for any needs in the future and highly recommend to others.
|Jon has successfully helped me buy and sell 3 other houses before this one. I easily chose to work with Jon again because I know he is very thorough and helpful with researching anything I need to know.
|I have nothing but great things to say about Jon Becker...especially for a realtor who listed and sold our cabin and we have never even met face to face!
|"I have had a few real estate dealings in my time, however none ever began to meet the superior service I received from Jon Becker. He was straight forward and realistic. He took time to listen and understand my needs as a seller. The system he has in place to notify sellers of showings, relay feedback, and his prompt response to phone calls and emails were a welcome change from previous experiences. I don't believe, I would have ever thought I could enjoy the experience of selling a house, but Jon Becker made it was one. I would never hesitate to refer family and friends to Jon Becker. This was the first time I had done business with Century 21 Northland. I found the entire experience to be fantastic as a whole. I also learned that Century 21 Northland has the reputation of a "hard working organization". I couldn't ask for anything more! "
|Rick Davison-Century 21 CEO
|Dear Jon, Congratulations on achieving the 2014 Masters Ruby and the Quality Service Producer awards. Your hard work and dedication to your customers, your community and the CENTURY 21® System have enabled you to earn this outstanding achievement. It is because of affiliated sales professionals like you that the CENTURY 21 brand continues to be a powerful force in real estate and receives notoriety, such as our recent sweep of the 2014 J.D. Power Home Buyer and Seller Satisfaction Awards. You are a valued member of the CENTURY 21 System, and I am proud to have you as a part of CENTURY 21 Real Estate! Thank you for all of your efforts in 2014, I wish you the best for a prosperous 2015. Regards, Rick Rick Davidson President & CEO Century 21 Real Estate LLC
|This is why I love my job and my clients...here is a testimonial my latest sellers posted on facebook: By the way a call out to our realtor Jon Becker Who sold our house in a week of its listing. I must say his efficiency and no nonsense approach was awesome, All I's were dotted and all T's crossed. Having been self employed for so many years myself, his customer first service (reflective of my own.) was the recharge we needed among an increasingly bureaucratic and "Customer who?" world. It became very apparent quickly why he is on track to sell all his listings of 2014 Thank you Jon.
|Larry & Anne Neil
|Dear Jon, We want to thank you for your professional attention to our farm and home in Interlochen. It was a long hall, what with the housing market situation, but you worked closely with us from the listing through to the sale and closing. The sales information on the flyers was well done and informative. We were pleased with the advertising in the Traverse magazine too, as well as the 'Open House' presentations. Having sold many other homes, you are certainly the agent that we will refer our friends to. Larry and Anne N Interlochen, Mi and Navarre, Fl
|Jeremy Defrance & Brooke Elton
|Jeremy and I just wanted to thank you again for all your help in helping us pick the perfect home! We couldn't have done it without you. Brooke Elton
|Jon, Thank you again for everything you have done on the sale of our house.From our first informational meeting before the listing to the closing you were very impressive. Your knowledge about the market, the extensive market analysis and your communication with all of us made it very smooth. You made everything so easy.We have bought and sold homes and dealt with several personalities and real estate agents and it had never gone so smooth and quickly.I really can't say enough about the pleasure of working with you.If we ever need any real estate agent in the future we would certainly call you.Please feel free to contact us if you ever need any reference for a potential client.I really can't believe there was ever a quicker sale on a house.Thanks a million.Pauline
|Dear Jon, Thank you for all of your help in finding this great house! Now I have the not-so-fun project of unpacking. I absolutely love this house, and appreciate all of the feedback you presented during the search that really helped me settle on the perfect home. Being a new resident of Traverse City, I was unfamiliar with the different regions of Grand Traverse County. I really appreciate the input you gave me in helping me to make the best decision for me. I also wanted to let you know that all of the references you gave me were super! Everything from the bank, to the home inspector, to the insurance person...everyone was just as professional, knowledgeable, and prompt in their responses as you were. All of this helped make the closing go effortlessly! Thank you for making the home purchase experience be a treasured event, rather than a hassle! Anne Sieggreen
|Connie & James LaPointe
|Our almost new log cabin on Lake Superior was up for sale for 3 years. We were relying on the local Realtors to market it for us. We hardly had any showings by them. This past year we decided to try another agency in the area and they did not even show it once!! We were so frustrated because we knew what a beautiful place it was, in a quiet serene area and knew with the right agent it would probably sell. I had been watching Jon Becker's performance with his agency on facebook and voiced my frustration to him, telling him that I wished he was up in our area so he could sell our cabin. He showed an interest in co-listing with a realtor in our general area so that he could market it in his area and help us out. Jon took the initiative to contact select Realtors in our general area and interview them. We selected a realtor 40 miles away to co-list with Jon. Jon took the time out of his busy schedule to come up and meet with the realtor and view our property. He immediately put a marketing pkg. together and placed our listing in the system. Within 30 days we had a buyer! Thank you Jon, for helping us out and believing in our beautiful property! Connie and James LaPointe
|When purchasing our first new home Jon was great at making sure we understood the entire process. If I had to choose 3 words to describe Jon they would be Transparent, Knowledgeable & Organized! Transparent- there was no hidden agenda, if he know anything we would know! He kept us informed all the time, sometimes multiple times a day and he wanted to make sure we knew every step of the way. Knowledgeable- although we were new at the housing market scene, going through it was a learning process and Jon was so well versed and so up to date on everything in the industry it was impressive and comforting. Come to find out now, after owning our house for 3 months we have realized his strength for knowledge even more! Pretty amazing how someone can keep all the codes, rules, laws, etc straight and know them to a “tee”! Not only know them, but be able to explain them so well that we could understand. Organized- one of my favorite! I thought I was organized… Wow, never once was he unprepared for us! His paper work was in precise order, follow up emails all sorts of times of the day. There is no doubt that he is planning for hours in his office for every client. I can’t talk about Jon without mentioning one other aspect of him as a professional… although he is super professional, understanding, thoughtful and smart…. He is so much FUN too! We enjoyed our time learning about the housing industry and all aspects of purchasing our home and we are so happy Jon Becker was there with us every step of the way! What a great experience for us! Alison Ockert
|Doug & Sue Hamilton
|Hi Jon, Sue and I wanted to thank you for the services you extended to us in our search for the home we now own, along with the bank of course. You were instrumental in acting so quickly when the house we wanted came available unexpectedly. In two hours, our offer for the house at 1048 Hemingway Lane, Traverse City, MI was accepted without any reservations. Again, Thank you for your well done job and we might do business again one day if we have an occasion to buy or sell another house. Here's hoping 2012 will be a good year for all of us, the country could sure use it. Thank you, Doug & Sue Hamilton
|Ken & Dot White
|Jon did double duty for us. He listed our home to be sold, which was accomplished. Through it all Jon was very professional and giving of his time to answer all of the questions that we had. He used all of the avenues available to get our home's information out to the public.We were pleased with all of his efforts. The first part of this adventure had to be completed before we could do the second, find a new home. That made for a large amount of research for possible houses and a lot of extra time for scheduling and viewing before we finally found the right one. We always had the feeling Jon was there for us and was giving his all to find us our new home. A simple "Thank you" doesn't seem like enough. Again we can't stress enough all the hard work he did for us. He kept telling us it was all just part of the job. To us it was just "Jon" showing his caring nature and his goal to do his all for his clients. Again, thanks for all of the effort put forth. Dot & Ken White
|Jake & Jean Richardson
|We enlisted Jon's support to sell our home in Beulah and were extremely impressed with the marketing materials he prepared and the way he presented our property to potential buyers. Our home sold much quicker than we expected and for a good price. So we then utilized him to help us find our new home which was also a very profitable experience. He found us an almost perfect place in an area we had previously not explored and found it be much better than what we had expected to be able to afford. Jon's follow up on details was fast and efficient. He also did a great job of keeping us informed regarding our listing and the real estate market in general. He is very professional, pleasant to work with and, best of all, got the job done.
|Karisue & Brian Shultz
|Hi Jon I just want to thank you for the great and wonderful service you have provided for my husband and I in purchasing our new home. You know I have grown up in a house hold full of real estate professionals as well I worked in the custom home industry for quite some time, however when we found out that we were moving to another state I had no idea how hard it was going to be to find an honest Real Estate Agent. I have got to tell you. Jon you were the greatest you kept us informed every step, you helped with the every detail even after the deal was closed. I cannot put into words how great it has been working with you. You went above and beyond for us. I realize with us being on the other side of the United States you had to go through the extra hoops to get things done in order for us to be able to purchase the house of our dreams. Thank you, we could not have done it without you. I have recommended you to everyone I talk to and believe me there are so many people that can't believe the deal we got and it was all because of you and all of your hard work. As well my family members who are also Agents for Century 21 here in Washington State have all commented on the great job you did and have also made sure that you are listed at the top of the C-21 agent referral agents for Michigan area. I cannot thank you enough. We should be arriving at our new home in the next couple of weeks and are planning to stop by and thank you in person. I look forward to seeing you then. Kariesue and Brian Schultz New homeowners in Mesick MI
|Jon, Thank you so much for all your help in finding me a home. We are all moved in and love it! I really appreciate all your patience. Before I found you I had been turned down by 2 other realtors because of my price range. They pretty much told me I would never find what I was looking for in this market. Not only did you treat me with respect, you found me a beautiful home in my price range. I am so grateful for all your kindness in taking me to see so many houses. Being a first time home buyer I had so many questions and you always answered them and explained everything to me. I cannot tell you how much I liked working with you and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know. Thank You Again, Samantha Morales
|Working with Jon Becker and Century 21 was a great experience. They were very helpful in answering all of my questions. This was great because I was a first time home buyer and had no idea all of the concerns, issues, and questions that would come up. Jon was very responsive and always got back to me in a few hours. I would definitely recommend the services of Jon Becker and Century 21 to anyone looking for a home! Even after I found a house and moved in Jon helped me find who the previous owners used for waste removal, Internet, and gave me ideas to help save money. Thanks again for you support and help with the home buying process. Mike Porter
|Jen & Jason Hall
|It seems like we have known Jon forever. I don't know, it could be because we started searching for a house over a year ago, or more definitely because Jon is such a easy going guy with tons of patience who makes you feel comfortable and heard. Being first time home buyers we did not know what we wanted, where we wanted it or what to expect with the whole process. It was scary and exciting all at the same time! Jon guided us through the whole process, explaining every tiny detail so that we would understand. He had us in his best interest. Jon searched, e-mailed, called, showed until he found the perfect house for us! We have now been living in our new home for over a month and owe a huge thank you to Jon Becker! (We actually didn't want to ever buy a house because then we knew we wouldn't see him that much :) (we are planning to buy some land with his help))!! Jon's friendship and expertise was much appreciated by us both! We look forward to working with Jon again and to referring him to everyone we know! Thanks Jon! Jen and Jason
Assisting people buy & sell real estate is not only my expertise but also my full time commitment. Turn to a professional, prompt, persitant agent! Contact Jon today! http://www.c21jb.com - more info