Client Testimonials

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Pat and Ashley have provided exceptional and professional real estate services in several transactions I have had over the years. Kidd & Leavy are my first choice when it comes to selecting a realtor to represent my interests in my real estate matters.
Jeffrey Powers - Burt Lake
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Patrick Leavy at Kidd and Leavy was the best thing about buying the property. He was extremely patient, never pushed too hard and showed us multiple properties over several years.

We had a great experience with Pat and Ashley everything went smooth and seem less. We were very satisfied, a pleasure to work with.

David and Sue Van Elslander - Lake Charlevoix
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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
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Working with Pat and his team was seamless!! Doing the closing remotely is so easy with Pat and his team!!

David Scinta - Bay Harbor
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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.
James Bayley - Lake Charlevoix
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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

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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

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If you want a realtor team that will work harder for you than any other, this is the one.  With unique skills and more experience than any other, Pat and Ashley offer buyers and sellers concierge-level support, creativity and superior negotiation guidance.  After a referral from a neighbor, we researched their history and reviews and found they had a very long term proven track record of results and an impeccable reputation for superior client service.  We were impressed with their knowledge of the area and found them a "go to" source on local current events, real estate trends, and everything happenings in the area. 

 

Ron & Ann Clark - Bay Harbor
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Thank you, Pat and Ashley, for helping us to buy a beautiful house in Bay Harbor! Without your help we will never be able to complete this transaction and still be in negotiation process! You are incredibly knowledgeable, understanding, flexible to work with and the greatest negotiator! But the best is your true love for your business and care about your clients. Ashley is a very knowledgeable realtor as well; she answered all my questions and more and was always available to reach by phone or email. I absolutely recommend your group to anyone who is looking to buy or sell homes in this area. Thank you again for all your help! We love it here!

Lyle & Olga Peck - Bay Harbor
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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

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They are absolutely the best! We recommend them highly!

Carolyn Pope - Bay Harbor
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"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

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I have worked with Pat and Ashley over the last 10 plus years as a buyer, seller, and asking for market advice.  Their expertise, resources and attention to detail are the best in the business!  They can get it done every time. 
Tim Sanford - Bay Harbor
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My family and I had the pleasure of working with Pat Leavy and his team, who made our home buying and selling experience truly remarkable. From the moment we met Pat, we knew we were in capable hands.

Pat went above and beyond to help us sell our old house quickly and navigate the complexities of purchasing our new home. His expertise in the real estate market was evident as he guided us through every step of the process.

One aspect that truly set Pat apart was his ability to foster a fantastic relationship with the person we were buying from. This individual had a sentimental attachment to the house we had set our hearts on, but thanks to Pat's exceptional communication skills and genuine care, everyone involved felt comfortable and confident leading up to the closing.

Ashley and the rest of Pat's team were instrumental in making the entire process seamless. They coordinated all the necessary visits, negotiations, logistics, and paperwork with utmost professionalism. Their attention to detail and dedication to providing a smooth transaction were evident throughout.

We cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding service we received from Pat Leavy. Thanks to his expertise, we not only sold our previous house quickly but also purchased our dream home. Pat exceeded our expectations and made our home buying and selling journey a wonderful and memorable experience. We highly recommend Pat to anyone in need of a reliable, knowledgeable, and personable realtor.

Sara Lancaster - Alanson
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Pat and his team did an amazing job!!!!

Barron Hinsperger - Walloon Lake
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There is a reason Pat Leavy Real Estate eclipses all the other real estate brokers in Northern Michigan - because it is the best. All the superlatives that have been given in numerous testimonials by those who have worked together with him in buying and selling their properties over the years is also applicable to my experience. But what I appreciated most about the process of trusting Pat and Ashley to find someone to purchase my home, was their honesty and integrity. Thank you Pat and Ashley. You're the best.

Reynold Klages - Walloon Lake
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When you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you need an agent worthy of your trust. There are a number of subpar agents out there and finding the right person to work with can be a pain. Instead of settling for an agent who’s more interested in playing golf than actually helping you, I suggest you work with my trusted agent, Pat Leavy and his team. I have used Pat on several transactions with complete satisfaction!

Steve Davis - Bay Harbor
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Working with Pat & Ashley on our recent purchase was an overall wonderful experience ! From the initial purchase agreement to the day of closing, they were on it. Every detail was handled with ease. We cant thank Pat & his team enough for all of their help!

 

Joe Paluzzi - Walloon Lake
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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 & Mike Giorgio - Bay Harbor
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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

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Truly the most knowledgeable and professional realtors in the area. experience counts when buying or selling in an area away from home and they are the very best. They can be trusted and are totally honorable.

Alan Ginsburg - Bay Harbor
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They were fabulous! they quickly found exactly what we were looking for and walked us through the entire process to make it go smoothly. We highly recommend Pat and his team!
Joan Malloy - Bay Harbor
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Pat is the most knowledgeable and professional realtor that I have ever worked with. He really knows the market he serves. We had been looking for quite a few years but once we switched realtors to Pat, we purchased the home we were looking for in a few months. He is very skilled at negotiating and knew how to structure the deal to get it done. Can't say how appreciative we are for all his help with the process.

Jerry Lorenz - Crooked Lake
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Pat Leavy was our agent in a recent closing and he made the whole experience effortless. When it comes to real estate, Pat and the Kidd & Leavy firm are the best.

Brenda McKeen - Walloon Lake
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We had the pleasure working with Pat and his team for the purchase of our home in Petoskey. They assisted us in every aspect of the process by going above and beyond to help where we could not as we live out of state. Their guidance and support throughout the process was top notch. Pat is a true professional who is very personable and great to work with. We highly recommend Pat and his team to anyone buying or selling a home in the area!
Eric & Rebecca Mancini - Petoskey
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We were new to the community and Pat took us under his wing.  His friendly and welcoming nature was very refreshing. He took us on several tours around town to show us the many different options to consider.  He well connected to the community & has extensive knowledge of every aspect of the community...town history, schools, the housing market as a whole, including homes for sale and property for a new build.  Once we decided on the home we wanted to purchase, Pat was right there, negotiating for us.   He and his team were professional, responsive and attentive to the many details of buying a home.  He truly cares about every person he works with and goes the extra mile to make things perfect for his clients.  A big thank you to Pat Leavy and Ashley for helping us with our home purchase.
Jill Buerkel - Crooked Lake
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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

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I recently sold my condo in Petoskey, MI with Pat and Ashley working as my selling team. The experience was outstanding, and I was elated with the final sales price. As a first-time seller I was a little lost and the team guided me through the process step by step. I would highly recommend Pat and Ashley to assist you in the purchase or sale of a property in Northern MI.

Stephen Houck - Petoskey
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Pat Leavy was the best. Fully understood the real estate market, did a fantastic job marketing our condo, used professional photographer so anyone looking at the listing online could fully appreciate what a great condo we had. We were able to sell at price over the original listing price, all within about a week. Strongly recommend Pat and his team.

Wayne Inman - Bay Harbor
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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

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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
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In this difficult real estate market with low inventory, you need a team of pros like Pat Leavy and Ashley Friske. They don’t just get you the property, they are there to help well after your closing. They have such good referrals of people to share with you once you have moved in to help make your home unique to you. I’m sharing our view from our place on day one. Wow. Thank you Pat and Ashley.

Dan Murphy - Bay Harbor
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What an opportunity to share a brief note about Pat. How many times have you heard the term, "natural born athlete" I think Pat has set the standard for "Natural born Salesman." I believe Pat could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. He has definitely set a high bar for anyone to reach. I heard the other day from another local realtor that Pat was one of the most successful realtors in the nation. I believe that to be true. I am so happy he has fought his way through life's difficulties that last few years. God bless you Pat. Keep up the great work.

Bob Drost - Boyne City
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Thanks Pat and Ashley!! I can’t thank you too enough for the white glove service!! Your professionalism and class are second to none! From the early morning awake up calls, to the late-night chats, to driving pass the property to make sure the dock was in- you two are amazing!!! Have a fabulous Summer!

Mark Love - Walloon Lake
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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

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“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

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Insight, marketing intelligence, and character matter the most to me; especially when looking at real estate. Pat Leavy and team possess all three at the highest level. Success is when they manifest beyond the business transaction and continue staying abreast of the market and turn into a real friendship- that is Pat on steroids. I would use no one else nor recommend any other group. Simply the best of the best!

Paul Saber - Bay Harbor
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Pat and Ashley at Kidd and Leavy have sold two properties for me over the past 10 years and even though these were smaller properties, their hard work and great service was first class! communication, follow up and closing was a breeze!

Ron Capp - Petoskey
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Pat Leavy knows Northern Michigan real estate. He is known and respected by his peers in the community. He is focused on successful outcomes for his clients. If you are his client then listen to him as well as he is listening to you. He is open to dynamic conversations. He is an expert and is trying to help you find your slice of heaven in NM. I am a satisfied client

Jeffrey Smith - Harbor Springs
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Pat and Ashley are a great team. They will work hard on your behalf if they are representing you. My dealings with them have been nothing but positive.

Donn Vidosh - Petoskey
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We were pleased to work with Pat Leavy and Ashley Friske on the sale of our home. They both provided sound advice, skilled negotiation and timely service in all aspects of our transaction. We appreciated their professional communications and patient guidance through the entire process. Pat and Ashley know how to do it right! Thank you!

Clark & Sally Elwood - Bay Harbor
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Pat is the best, he helped us find the right place at the right time!!!
David Fischer, Jr. - Bay Harbor
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Love our new Home Thank you, you guys rock!!

Paul Silva - Lake Charlevoix
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Pat worked with myself as my real-estate broker in Bay Harbor. Great individual to work with, incredibly flexible and attentive in his work.

Ron Boji - Bay Harbor