Let's find your dream home
I help people who want extra-ordinary service from a Realtor, who has her time devoted to helping you get what you want in the time frame you want it! I will educate, train and coach you in all of the real estate events you will encounter along the way of selling or buying, your home. This includes introducing you to the Mortgage Application Process if you haven't already been introduced. It includes, providing evaluations of similar homes on the market, over the appropriate amount of time, to have a good understanding of the value of the property you own.. or want to buy. I schedule your inspection with a known inspector in the area, I will connect you to the best well and septic inspector in our State, should that be necessary. Need someone to manage the timeline, for inspection negotiations? That's me again. Want to negotiate due to the inspections findings, you will have estimates and I will prepare you to make any changes in your offer, that you find to be important. Your title company will be working closely to keep us informed of any title findings, right at the start of your transaction! And, still there's more! Education with me, as your real estate professional will make you the expert, so you can make the best decisions for you!
If you want assistance in finding a home that fits your criteria, in making an offer that satisfies your terms and conditions, and to help you negotiate satisfying agreements, I’m your Realtor. I have over 1,000 partners at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate, great relationships with local Realtors (GKAR) as well as the experience of 20 year veteran Realtors at my office and in my company. Call me today, I’m sure we will like working together. Call (269) 488-3852. or text (616)635-9158.
Member of Greater Kalamazoo Area Association of REALTORS® (GKAR)
Member of National Association of Realtors® (NARS),
Member of Michigan Association of Realtors®
MI License # 6501400152
I serve clients in the Greater Kalamazoo Area, including Portage, Comstock, Mattawan, Texas Township, and Oshtemo as well as the surrounding counties, Van Buren, Barry, Calhoun, and St. Joseph.Personal Statement
I am known as someone who really cares about people. I will do my best to negotiate on your behalf for what matters most to you, and make our transactions as smooth and as simple as possible.
I was born in Chicago, and grew up in the Kalamazoo area on Pickeral Lake, in Scotts, Michigan. I finished my Bachelor of Business Administration, in 1986.
I spent 3 years in the Mutual Fund Industry working for a Wall Street Investment Firm, in Lansing serving customers, in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Lansing! I opened my own branch office, in Kalamazoo ( of course!!) , in August of 1989. Over the past 25 years, I was hired over and over to set up sales appointments for business owners and CEO's and Presidents, contributing to the development of their businesses.
I finished Graduate School in May of 2012, in Louisville, Kentucky and taught in middle schools, and Waldorf Schools from 2012 - 2016, when I became a Realtor.
Today I work with clients in Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan, Vicksburg, Scotts, Schoolcraft, Comstock, Oshtemo and the surrounding areas, helping customers sell and buy their homes.
I really like people, all kinds, and I can listen for what people really want.
All we have to do to work effectively together, is to talk to each other.
Michigan State University, Western Michigan University and Bellarmine UniversityWhat is your favorite hangout in Kalamazoo?
Hunan Gardens on West Main,
Kumo for sashimi,
Texas Township Farmers Market or at a
Mattawan Varsity Soccer Home Game
I live in Portage at the exact edge of Portage and Texas Township!Places I have lived
I have lived in many, many places during the course of my life and often been a family participating in relocation, over and over again. With 3 children, we moved from Grand Rapids to Salt Lake City, and back again! Before my youngest child was born, we moved 3 times . When I work with my clients moving to a new city, I am a great resource, for how to get connected to new communities, and sort out the best places that they want to live and to find a home that really works with their lives. I can help people find a realtor in other areas as well, and not just any Realtor, one that has the experience and the relationship either with me, or my brokerage. Call today, if you find yourself in this situation for the first or the seventh time. I'm your best resource in the Kalamazoo area. Berkshire Hathaway is always chosen for a relocation package, and together with my brokerage and my business partner we can help you here or anywhere!
What Clients and Colleages have to say . . .
“Jennifer is exceptional in communication, is kind, and well trained in timely project completion . . . (and is) driven to work closely with a team structure. I really appreciate (her) persistence and professional ways of solving . . . issues . . . Jennifer . . . fits into the culture were ever she is . . . driven by continuous growth, development, education, and would be a(n) excellent addition to any organization requiring high performance abilities.”
...Roger F. Rosebush, CEO, Rosebush Holdings, Inc.
“Jennifer is high energy and radiates acceptance and creates a safe space, while coaching you to expand way beyond your comfort zone. She is a great public speaker, able to dance in the conversation while empowering people to be their best self.”
...April Shoemaker, Professional Coach and Published Author
"I've known Jen for several years. She has a talent for listening and that can only be an asset for helping you find your new home. I recommend her whole heartedly!"
...Annie Higbee DownhomeMaine, December 10, 2016
“. . .Ms. Dolphin was motivated, a “go-getter”, and a hard worker . . . She was grateful for any and all feedback, and took constructive criticism extremely well . . .She demonstrated a well-rounded set of skills including content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and . . . management . . . I was most impressed with Ms. Dolphin’s initiative to want to develop her (professional) skills. She continually engaged in professional reading, thought about the “big picture” . . ., and asked really good questions. I could tell she was truly thinking about what type of (professional) she wanted to be . . ..”
...Dr. Sarah B. Bush, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education
“. . .Jennifer (has) become ever more recognized as a natural leader in her many parallel endeavors . . .”
...William Magney, Ryerson-York University Professor, retired
"Several years ago, I had the good fortune of working with Jennifer Dolphin while she handled our out-bound sales effort. Our target contacts were top technical and quality execs at large manufacturers through-out the country. Jen has the unique ability to get through obstacles and door-keepers and start meaningful conversations with busy, demanding managers. Her skills combine a friendly attitude with clear competence in presenting a technical sales message. I strongly recommend Jennifer Dolphin for any level of effective customer or prospect contact.
...Pat Sweeney, President at Explainers, Inc.
How to quit school and get a real life.
The Philosophy of freedom.
Community, the Structure of Belonging.
The Three Laws of Performance.
The Green Snake and other Mystery Dramas.
The Order of Things, by Michel Foucault.
The Sibley Guide to Trees.
all the guide books for plants, trees, birds.
Anything by Alphie Kohn.