At United Country – Michigan Lifestyle Properties, we specialize in bringing together buyers and sellers of lifestyle properties throughout Michigan, including premier properties, Great Lake waterfront and other lake properties, country homes, small farms, log homes, horse properties, acreage and other recreational properties.
Based in the Lake Michigan resort town of South Haven, Michigan Lifestyle Properties and its agents represent properties throughout the state of Michigan. United Country – Michigan Lifestyle Properties is committed to serving sellers and buyers of properties that fulfill their dreams and support their lifestyles.
For sellers of Michigan lifestyle properties, we are committed to using creative and unique marketing methods in order to bring maximum exposure to the properties we’re privileged to represent.
We know that it takes more than a ‘For Sale’ sign and an MLS listing to attract buyers to exceptional Michigan properties. So we employ a comprehensive marketing strategy that includes extensive internet marketing, unique national and regional print advertising, direct mail and e-mail to a database of interested buyers, as well as social network marketing methods in order to reach as many likely buyers as possible.
For buyers, we offer a comprehensive knowledge of the wide variety of Michigan properties that draw people to Michigan. We are also committed to providing exceptional client service and operating according to high professional standards. The professionals below specialize in a wide variety of Michigan lifestyle properties in their local areas. They know the local history, understand the issues, have longstanding relationships, and devote the time and energy necessary to help their clients buy and sell the properties of their dreams.
Our team of professionals has a significant breadth of experience and expertise. Though our clients may work primarily with one member of our team, their needs are often served by other staff members who are consulted behind the scenes to serve our clients best interests. Feel free to contact any of us to discuss your real estate needs or questions. We look forward to serving you.
David S. Kreager, CFP®, ABR®, Partner
Cell: (269) 352-1381
Dave is a native Michigander, originally from the metro Detroit area. He started Michigan Lifestyle Properties, the only company of its kind that specializes in serving buyers and sellers of Michigan waterfront, recreational, equine and other lifestyle properties, in 2009. Dave has 30 years of sales management, marketing and real estate development experience, having spent the majority of his career with American Express Financial Corporation. Since 1984, he has been a Certified Financial Planner ®, and is qualified to work with IRA investors who invest tax-qualified money in real estate. In 2001, he stepped out of a senior sales management position to devote more time to his family, community involvement, and to manage a number of business interests. He is a Past President of the Gull Lake Community Schools Board of Trustees, as well as the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club, and is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota Executive Development Program. Dave and his wife live in South Haven, on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Steve has been involved in Southwest Michigan lake homes for over ten years, and has experience in the reconstruction and marketing of lakefront cottages, as well as the purchase and development of vacant land, including roles in design and that of general contractor. Being hands-on familiar with all the essential aspects of fine residential building, Steve has been able to spearhead the development of communities sought after by discerning second home buyers.
Prior to this, Steve has had over 20 years of sales, marketing, and executive sales management experience for companies in the midwest. His most recent role was regional vice president at a large national telecommunications company. Here he was responsible for all aspects of the ongoing and long term planning for the region, with a staff of over 200 and annual revenues of over $100 million. Steve and his wife live on an all-sports inland lake in Southwest Michigan.
Martina is a native of England, and grew up in London and the West of Ireland. She started her career in investment banking, working in a variety of positions supporting the derivatives business, and later in the legal department, negotiating documents. Her first job at First National Bank of Chicago (now JP Morgan), took her to Chicago for five years. Then, after ten years back in London, dealing with city life and the daily commute, Martina and her family relocated back to her husband’s hometown, South Haven, Michigan to raise their young family. They wanted to settle in a small town with a good sense of community and South Haven was the perfect place.
The transition to working in real estate was perfect. Martina has always had a passion for real estate. The skills she’s developed in her banking career — managing documentation, communicating with clients and working to meet deadlines — are a great fit for her role as Office Manager.