Client Comments & Judy’s Resume

What Clients and Customers Say About Judy Levin



Linda and I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for all that you have done for us in finding and buying property in Leelanau County. Your perseverance and unbelievably excellent follow-up was absolutely instrumental in us finding some beautiful property at a good price.

Your knowledge of the local requirements and your personal relationships with key people in all relevant agencies and various service providers was really impressive. You consistently took significant extra steps by personally following up with people to ensure that site visits,surveys, inspections and other services were carried out in a timely manner and that reports and other needed actions were completed as quickly as possible.

In my 33 year career with Xerox Corporation, we moved a number of times and we have dealt with a lot of realtors. Judy, Linda and I agree that you are by far the best we have encountered. I have written a lot of performance appraisals as a manager in Xerox and if I were writing your performance appraisal, I would give you a “Consistently Exceeds Expectations” rating which is the highest possible rating one can get.

If you ever need a reference, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours Truly,

Gene & Linda




“Dear Ms. Levin,

We would like to thank you so very much for selling our property for us.  In all of our real estate transactions, we have never come across an agent who has worked as hard and as diligently as you have.  Your thorough knowledge of your industry and your local contacts are exceptionally impressive.  But it is your willingness to go the extra mile in every facet of this transaction that has impressed us the most.  It is not often that you are able to work with an individual who does what they say they are going to do and more.  We hope that in the near future we will be able to work together again.  We would highly recommend you for anyone who is considering buying or selling.  You are truly an amazing agent!

Ashley and David N.



“We just wanted to thank you for all you accomplished for us in the sale of the cottage. We couldn’t have asked for more and also for making it so effortless for us being at such a distances. Your thoroughness, attention to detail and communication were great. Wishing you the best. Thank you again. J&D”



Selling a Summer home that has been in one’s family for almost 50 years is a difficult and emotional experience. We were very fortunate to have engaged you to help us through the process. Not only are you an experienced professional but a real and kind human being as well. You completely understood our needs as sellers and acted upon them in a tireless and energetic fashion. Your experience with the area and relentless marketing brought the deal to close.

We are very thankful that you were the agent we hired!

You will get my wholehearted recommendation when I run across someone in need of a true Real Estate Professional in the future.

Thank you again and stay in touch,


Judy Levin was a joy to work with, but more importantly…being from Texas, she guided us through the process with great recommendations of people that could get the job done. From the lender who found us the best deal ever, to personally knowing the care taker of the surrounding properties, Judy knew exactly what we needed to know. She was the perfect answer to the perfect property for us, and I will forever be grateful for her expertise and help in making our dream come true. She is also just a really nice person to work with!

Thanks Judy,  I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your knowledge  and professionalism .   I was very confident with the whole process.  You did a great job selling it so quickly. – DC

I appreciated your attention to detail with this sale.  I felt at ease that everything would be taken care of and done well. You are one of a kind and I am so happy I had the opportunity to work with you.  Thanks for everything! – Laura P

Having sold and purchased homes throughout the years, we have never dealt with a  Realtor as passionate, knowledgeable and personable as Judy Levin.   Her ‘before and after ‘ referrals of  and Services in the Leelanau Peninsula made the purchase of our home run very smoothly and that was very much  appreciated.  Our entire experience working with Judy was a delight. – J and J A.


I want to drop you this short note to commend you on the quick sale of our properties. You were highly professional in all your dealings with me and especially well focused on detail and followup, which I appreciated. Most impressive, however, was that after blanketing the internet with our listing and employing all of the high tech marketing made available by your firm, you found the buyer by personally canvasing the neighbors. After all, who’s to say that they would be looking at property listings on the internet, but they just might be interested to know that land in their neighborhood is available to purchase. Shoe leather and personal contact trump the internet! Excellent work, Judy. Thanks again.

Bob T.

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to express my sincere gratitude and compliments to Ms. Judy Levin with regard to my recent property sale. From the very beginning of speaking with Judy, she consisstently went “above and beyond” what anyone could ask for or expect of an agent. She was remarkably thorough with her reasearch of my property’s value and the possible timeline of sale reative to overriding market conditions, and did an amazing job of communicating with me and making sure I was comfortable with the property’s pricing. Since I was selling from out of state, this”comfort factor” meant a lot to me. Judy was clearly committed to ensuring my complete satisfaction at every step of the process, and her experience and insight were utterly invaluable. Once listed, Judy did not wait for potential buyers to contact her, she was both tireless and downright aggressive in actively SEEKING a potential buyer for the property. This commitment and tenacity resulted ion a FULL CASH OFFER being made on the properety just TWO DAYS after listing. This was not a scenario I as a seller expected, and I have no doubt that it is ONLY by virtue of Judy’s remarkable efforts that we were able to sell so rapidly—AND for the full asking price no less! I simply cannot speak highly enpough of Judy and the remarkable efforts that resulted in our amazing outcome. Anyone wanting a skilled, smart, aggressive agent who is her client’s best advocate at every step of the process would be fortunate to find Ms. Judy Levin.

Sincerely, and with great appreciation,

M. Mannino

10/6/12 Hello Judy,

Once again we want to thank you very much for all of your efforts, patience, and persistence in getting our condo sold.  We know it was a difficult market both in finding buyers and getting mortgages.  We just want you to know that you did a great job in bringing this to fruition.

We hope the uptick in the housing market continues and that you continue to have success in the Leelanau Peninsula real estate market.

We also thank you for bringing to our attention the farm market ginger cookies–which are the best!!!

Alan Williams and Sue McKinley

Dear Judy

You are awesome! Thanks for getting rid of the four units. It was not an easy job, especially for such a small renumeration since they wer so inexpensive.  You are a true professional and very talented at what you do.


M. Midgley

Dear Judy,

On behalf of my mother & father, I would like to thank you for all your help in selling their home. Your professionalism & dedication are a credit to all realtors.

– The S. Family

Dear Judy,

Many thanks for helping make our dream of owning a “lake home” come true! We are thrilled! We are so grateful for your warm, friendly professionalism throughout the whole process of the purchase. You were always “on top” of things, right down to thw smallest detail. It is easy to see why you have earned the wonderful reputation as a “pro”!! Thanks for all your hard work!

– Tom & Patty

“Thank you so much for the beautiful gift! It was so thoughtful! Thank you also for your help in buying our first home.”
Ryan and Heather

Dear Judy,

How can I thank you enough for your wonderful care in helping me realize a life long dream. I am so very grateful for your thoroughness and thoughtfulness. You certainly made the search enjoyable and the education painless! Please know I will be calling you for my future real estate needs. I have already recommended you to several friends. Thank you, Judy!

– D. Master

Dear Judy,

Thanks so much for all your help in making this transaction come together. Your talents were truly tested. Swimming pools in the basement, dead squirrels in the furnace on the morning of closing can’t be a usual occurrence. Anyone that says Realtors don’t earn their pay obviously don’t know Judy Levin.

– Dave

Just a quick note to thank you for all your help with finding us a nice lot near the water. We know you didn’t get rich off our sale, yet you still gave us great, full professional service. Thanks again! We’ll see you in the future.

– Tracy and Grant

I’d like to thank you again for the wonderful service you provided! It was a positive experience and I appreciate it!

– Cara L.

We could have sold our Lake Leelanau cottage on our own. We could have come up with a marketing strategy. We could have done print and electronic ads. We could have spent many hours talking and showing. We could have waded through all the papers. We would, however, have lost money. Because of Judy Levin’s expertise, experience, and drive, we ended up making more money than if we had done it ourselves. Judy Levin sells Lake Leelanau property. You can take that to the bank.

– George & Ann C.

Thank you so much for keeping things on track. You are a class act. I can’t even imagine what would have happened if we hadn’t chosen you as our agent. You have been there for us every step of the way.

– Mr. & Mrs. R&C

We were completely satisfied with your gracious, professional services. We felt we had your complete and undivided attention, ever though we were in the lower end of the budget range. We feel that we got a lot of house and a beautiful location for the money. Thanks for the help, and we will absolutely recommend you without reservation.

– Mr. D.W.

Judy serviced her listing extremely well! She had no hesitation in communicating with me-even when I was living abroad.
– D.V.

Agent Resume

 Judy Levin, e-Pro Realtor®


  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Expert in Marketing & Promotion


  • Top Coldwell Banker Salesperson…In Top 1% of more than 85,000 Coldwell Banker Sales Internationally
  • Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite
  • Multi-Million Dollar Producer
  • Businesswoman 39 Years
  • $192 Million in 22 Years of Sales


  • Licensed Michigan Realtor
  • E-Pro Designation
  • Previews Specialist
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Certified Relocation Specialist
  • Eastern Michigan Graduate

 Professional Affiliations:

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Michigan Association of Realtors
  • Traverse Area Association of Realtors
  • Leelanau Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Interlochen Music Camp Alumni Member
  • Interlochen Arts Academy Heritage Member
  • Lake Leelanau Association Member
  • Dennos Museum Association
  • State Theatre Associate
  • Leelanau Conservancy Member
  • Leelanau Historical Museum Member
  • Traverse Symphony Orchestra Associate

Website Presence:

  • (Our Company’s)
  • (National Association of  REALTORS® site)
  • (first realtor listed)
  • Many more – see attached list


  • My husband, Sheldon & I, travel around the world…we have visited 50 counties on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Gourmet Cooking
  • Avid reader


We have 5 Grandchildren: Aaron, Kathryn, Jackie, Joshua, Lorne

Our children: Stephen, Lisa, Michael, Lori


Personal Note:

I dreamed of living on Lake Leelanau or at least in Leelanau County for 30 years. When the last farmer sold his land for development in our neighborhood, my husband Shel and I said it was time to sell our house and leave our pharmacy business and build our home on the land we owned on Lake Leelanau.

We knew the area where we lived would never be the same again. You need farmland to make it a beautiful area. We lived in an apartment in Traverse City for 10 months while we built our Leelanau house. Shel found work with Rite Aid Pharmacy and I spent just about every day supervising the building of our dream home.

I moved in and within a matter of about three months my husband lost hearing in both ears. He got hearing aids, but it really did not help him that much. He said, “Well I guess we will have to sell our home because I can’t work the pharmacy when I just can’t hear properly.”

I had studied for my Real Estate license two years previously and had my license in a holding company. When my husband said that to me, I told him I would become a Realtor and take care of him. So I interviewed with all the real estate companies and found Coldwell Banker Schmidt had the best marketing for their sellers and the best education for their Realtors.

It is a family owned business and they gave me as much help as I needed to make a fast start. I was their Rookie of the Year my first year and have been a top producing agent ever since. I truly found my niche and a career that I adore. We came up north with no jobs and a determination to have one of those Leelanau Homes and live in this magnificent part of the world. We made our Lake Leelanau real estate dream come true and so can you.

We believe a home is more than a house, it is a state of being. A home provides space and shelter not just for bodies, but for the human spirit. When I work with a family to purchase a new home that is the thought I keep in mind when I assist them in making their dreams come true.