Trish Hartwick Real Estate Blog

Nov. 15, 2017

New Listing 639 Cedar Lane Burt Lake waterfront

Burt Lake waterfront real estate

burt lake waterfront for sale

Situated on a nicely wooded lot w/ 80 feet of frontage on the east shoreline of Burt Lake. Custom 4 bdrm, 2.5 bth home w/ quality finishes, granite countertops. Beautiful main floor master suite, lakeside dining area & kitchen w/ granite, 2 sided fireplace, indoor lap pool, upper level guest suite w/ observation room and 5 car garage. Unique Burt Lake home w/ great sunset views, nice area of homes, short drive to downtown Indian River. This is a Fannie Mae property. Go to for details!

Call Trish for a showing at 231-838-0411

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Nov. 11, 2017

Price Reduction! 1114 Woodland Drive, Petoskey

Lakeview home Price Reduction

Are you looking for a Petoskey Lake Michigan view home?  This might be the one for you.  Trish Hartwick just reduced the price on 1114 Woodland Drive.

Come see it today!

1114 woodland drive house for sale


1114 Woodland Drive Petoskey House for sale


Call Trish today!  231-838-0411

Nov. 3, 2017

Open House 1114 Woodland Drive, Petoskey Saturday November 4, 2017 11-1pm

Open House Saturday November 4, 2017 11-1pm

open house 1114 woodland ave

Come talk to Trish Hartwick Petoskey Harbor Springs Realtor and tour this Contemporary 5 bedroom, 3 bath home located in great neighborhood, spacious lot surrounded by trees & overlooking Little Traverse Bay! Open floor plan, lots of windows, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, beautiful renovated kitchen w/ granite & great center island. 2 bdrms on main including a large master suite & covered deck. Lower level features family room, 3 add'l bdrms, full bath, huge workshop & large game room w/ cathedral ceilings & patio area that walks out to a large yard w/firepit! 2nd drive for RV!

Open house Saturday 1114 Woodland Drive 11-1pm

Oct. 23, 2017

Northern Michigan Peak Fall Season coming THIS WEEKEND

PEAK fall colors in Petoskey Harbor Springs

fall color northern michigan

petoskey harbor springs fall color

The Petoskey and Harbor Springs area typically are about a week later in peak season than the inland areas of Boyne City, Gaylord, and Indian River.  This past weekend was pretty much peak for those areas and now this coming weekend will be the peak season for Petoskey and Harbor Springs.  

There are still some trees that are confused by this fall weather.

Come up this weekend and enjoy the gorgeous fall foliage of Northern Michigan combined with the blue turquoise waters of Lake Michigan.

The images above are from Deadmans Hill this past weekend.

If you would like to visit some houses while you are up call Trish at 231-838-0411.

Fall color in Northern Michigan Petoskey Harbor Springs

Oct. 11, 2017

Fall colors are beginning to change

Fall color Northern Michigan

fall color petoskey michigan

The fall colors are just beginning to change.  

Mitchell street in Petoskey, Michigan is the best show of color right now.

The sugar maple trees are in full bloom.

The rest of the color in the area is lagging. 

We are at least a week off for prime color in our area.

Check back for more fall color updates soon.

Petoskey fall color tour Northern Michigan

Oct. 4, 2017

Just Sold in Boyne Highlands 799 Heather Drive

Sold 799 Heather Drive Boyne Highlands

799 heather drive boyne highlands photo

This golf course frontage home just sold in Boyne Highlands at 799 Heather Drive.  

We were honored to represent the seller in this transaction.

This three bedroom, three bathroom home will make the perfect Northern Michigan getaway for the new owners.  

Congratulations on your new purchase!

Find out what your home is worth!

Trish Hartwick Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Oct. 3, 2017

Northern Michigan local fall color report

2017 fall colors Northern Michigan

harbor springs fall color northern michigan

The fall color season is, at least, two or three weeks behind right now.  

The colors are barely showing anywhere in Northern Michigan right now.  

Some sparse colors on the edges of trees along Mitchell Road outside of Petoskey.  

Mitchell road in Petoskey is looking like the leaves might fall before changing colors this year on the sugar maples.

Harbor Springs is seeing less than 5% color and M-119 is barely showing any color too.

Along the I-75 corridor there was no color change either. 

Typically the colors will change first inland and then along the Great Lakes.

If you are looking for a great weekend for color I would wait at least two more weeks.

Today is going to be sunny and 75ish.  

We need a few colder nights to get the colors changing and thinking about winter.

It is a great time to buy here in Northern Michigan.  The warm weather has extended our Summer this year and extended our boating and water season.  

Come up and enjoy our beautiful area!

Northern Michigan real estate sales Trish Hartwick

Sept. 21, 2017

Just Sold! Teamwork payed off 855 Evergreen

855 Evergreen Court just sold Petoskey, Michigan

It was not easy.  It took ALOT of teamwork BUT we made the sale for Dave and Deb.  

We saw seasons pass, houses sell in the neighborhood, but we had a plan that we stuck with and we were able to sell.

The process is sometimes long but if you have an experienced Real Estate Agent like Trish Hartwick, and stick to the plan, the house will sell.  

It isn't just a matter of dropping the price either.  

There are little repairs, tweaks, and the marketing side is huge.

A realtor that just pushes a sign in your yard and puts your house on the MLS is really doing you a disservice.

The Trish Hartwick marketing plan goes way beyond the norm in the area.

As a team, we work together to manage your listing and make sure that your experience is a positive one.  

This house had offers fall through, people walk away, people not show up for showings, and lots of feedback both positive and negative.

Working as a team we used this feedback and experiences to move forward and sell.

Thank you to Dave and Deb for putting their trust in Trish Hartwick Real Estate Coldwell Banker Schmidt.  

We are honored to be your realtor.

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Trish Hartwick Petoskey Real Estate

Sept. 11, 2017

Thank you to my repeat clients Adam and Maggie

Thank you

silver creek association home for sale photo

Adam and Maggie came to me as buyers looking for the perfect home.  I assisted them in buying a gorgeous home on Cedar Creek in the Silver Creek Association.  

They recently decided to move closer to family downstate.  

I put their house on the market after doing a careful market analysis and it sold very quickly.  

Adam and Maggie are completely happy with their buying and selling experience and I couldn't be more happy for them.

Another perfect ending to a relationship that started as a simple hello and turned into a friendship.



Sept. 4, 2017

New Listing Harbor Springs Lake Michigan Waterfront

3250 South Lakeshore Drive Harbor Springs


lake michigan waterfront harbor springs photo

waterfront property harbor springs photo


Exceptional opportunity to own a bluff view home with approximately 540' of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Privacy, spectacular views, and land across the street which includes a tennis court. This is a well built home that offers a main floor master suite, den, two stone fireplaces, numerous windows, a large deck overlooking the lake, and a tram to get you to the waterfront.

For a showing or more information call Trish at 231-838-0411 or see Lake Michigan waterfront property harbor springs