Client Testimonials

We had a great experience with Pat Leavy and Ashley Friske.  Hands down, this is the most capable up north real estate team.  Every step of the way, Pat is available to guide you through a critically important investment decision.  After you settle on the basics, Ashley is there to make it happen.  I wish everyone we interacted with were as positive and helpful as Pat, Ashley and their team!

Mike & Maria Simonte - Walloon Lake

My wife and I have worked with Pat Leavy for two years on a difficult to sell house.  He always was optimistic and creative in promoting ideas and strategies.  I found him to be honest, hard working and always willing to spare no expense in advertising and personal time to help us out.  Coupled with a very pleasant personality and infinite patience, he gave good, helpful advice and was always very professional.  He comes with our highest recommendation.

Ted and Sally Lange - Bay Harbor

“Pat Leavy was awesome! His local knowledge of the Walloon – Charlevoix – Petoskey area was key in helping us find the perfect second home for our family. Pat helped us to understand what we were really looking for in a vacation home, and he was able to source several properties that fit our needs. Once we identified the home that we wanted, Pat and his staff worked endlessly to makes sure our closing occurred on-time and without any problems. We are very thankful to Pat and his team --- we now have a perfect second home that our family will enjoy for generations to come.”

Peter Mogk - Crooked Lake

We offer a strong endorsement for working through a property purchase with Pat Leavy - he is incredible.  Pat quickly ramped-up on what we were looking for around Walloon Lake, and schooled us on the local real estate market, pros & cons for targeting a given location, and what he thought transparently about fit & fairness of pricing and value.  Then Pat personally toured us through the range of options around our preferences with site visits, and drew-out the relevant trade-offs, sensing (without undue 'deal-fever') where we wanted to converge.  When we zeroed-in on an offer, Pat knew exactly how to set-up the negotiation in a way that fit where our instincts and limits would prevail.  Pat's a deep-pro, and made the whole process fun and enjoyable, while we also realized that he was really working hard for us behind the scenes.  We were Pat's customers, and he was laser-focused on helping us find the best outcome for what we really wanted, for a fair price.

Don and Beverly Goeman – Walloon Lake

I wanted to take a minute to Thank You and your team for helping my family and I find our perfect, Up North Lake House! My wife and I appreciated all the homes you showed us along the way and the countless listings you sent to us just to keep us up to speed on current market offerings and conditions. Being from Ohio, it was important for us to find a realtor who really knew the entire area and had local, insight and knowledge on many of the wonderful lakes in the area. You listened to our requests and understood what our family was looking for and your recommendations were always spot on! My wife really appreciated your low pressure style and how accommodating you were, even on short notice. Thank you for making this special purchase so easy and enjoyable! We look forward to spending many years Up North and we will always remember that you helped make this possible!

Steve and Allison Taylor - Burt Lake

Pat Leavy is a successful and busy real estate executive who handles more sales than anyone in the area. The reason, he actively promotes and fulfills the best interests of his clients. So, " If you want something done well, ask the busy man".

Aben Johnson - Bay Harbor

Michael and I want to express our gratitude for all your help in making the purchase of our property go smoothly. Your expertise, professionalism and recommendations made this a very enjoyable process. Ashley was an immense help as well. The entire purchasing procedure went above our expectations. Your wealth of knowledge of the Petoskey area is immeasurable. We would highly recommend Kidd & Leavy Real Estate!

Michelle and Mike Giorgio - Bay Harbor

Just a short note to say what a wonderful experience we have had with Pat Leavy.
Pat’s creative thinking, expertise, positive-can do attitude and drive as a real estate professional made him an absolute pleasure to work with. Pat is enthusiastic, personable and a brilliant networker. It’s rare to see Pat without a smile on his face. There is no question in our mind that Pat is the go-to guy in NW Michigan real estate.
We look forward to working with Pat and his team again the next time we sell a home -----and challenge him to sell it faster than the four days he took with our first!
Terry and Tara Barr - Lake Charlevoix

We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with the real estate services of Pat Leavy who represented us with the acquisition of our Walloon Lake home. Pat lead us through the purchase process and provided valuable guidance into the surrounding area and amenities. Pat was personable, attentive to our needs, returned our calls in a timely manner and has become a very good friend on the lake. We would highly recommend the real estate services of Pat without reservation.

Dan and Diana Smith - Walloon Lake

Pat Leavy has been the missing ingredient that made our transactions happen.  Pat has a great way of getting through sticking points and helping both buyer and seller come together and move forward.  I can say that if Pat had not been involved our deals would have likely not gotten done.  Did I mention he is fun to work with too!  Thanks Pat!

John Podmajersky and Cynthia West - Bay Harbor

"Thanks to Pat and his superb staff, especially Ashley, we were able to find the perfect lakefront lot for us that fulfilled all of our specifications and requirements. From our earliest conversations, Pat knew instinctively where to find what we were looking for. Being out-of-state customers, Pat and his team orchestrated a day of the most relevant property showings for us, with the most efficient use of our time. Their knowledge of the area, combined with their industry contacts, led to an expedient purchase of the perfect property of our dreams! All of our needs were met, professionally and thoroughly, from our initial contact through closing. We couldn’t have done it all, without their expertise and knowledge.”

Mark & Marybeth Peppel - Walloon Lake

Pat and the team at Kidd & Leavy made my buying experience effortless. After only one meeting, they found a great property for me, handled all the negotiations, and even suggested some attractive financing options. I was very impressed with their experience, and the guidance they provided throughout the process.

Jim Bayley - Lake Charlevoix

Pat Leavy has been instrumental in establishing a tradition and legacy for my family on Walloon Lake. We are settling into our third home on Walloon and Pat has conducted each one of the purchases and sales of the previous homes.  Pat is great to work with and his knowledge of the Walloon Lake lifestyle and real estate market is invaluable.  I would highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell on Walloon Lake call Pat Leavy, he will get the job done! 

John and Sue Zessin - Walloon Lake