Trish Hartwick Real Estate Blog

Oct. 11, 2017

Fall colors are beginning to change

Fall color Northern Michigan

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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

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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

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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!

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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


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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


Aug. 20, 2017

Just Listed! 8724 Cedar Creek Drive in Silver Creek Association

Great floor plan and affordable!

8724 cedar creek house for sale

For more information see 8724 Cedar Creek Drive


Affordable, newer home backing up to the Silver Creek with a great layout! Split floor plan w/ main floor master suite, living room w/ cathedral ceilings, wood burning fireplace, & french doors out to covered back porch. Kitchen w/ granite & stainless steel appliances, bar counter, & main floor laundry. Lots of potential in this ready to be finished full walkout lower level w/ full bath, sauna & large windows to finish a nice family room & extra bedroom. Beautiful, large, wooded lot on private setting!

Great buy home Petoskey, Michigan

Posted in Petoskey, Real Estate
Aug. 19, 2017

Just Listed! 620 Crooked Tree Drive, Petoskey, Michigan Condo

Golfer dream living right on the Crooked Tree course

More info see 620 Crooked Tree golf course living


Absolutely beautiful condominium w/ custom floor plan, overlooking the 1st fairway at Crooked Tree Golf Club. Tastefully decorated, fine finishings & large windows to enjoy the golf course views. Main floor living, open floor plan, covered balcony off of the dining room perfect for reading or entertaining. Full finished lower level w/ family room, 2nd fireplace, office, wet bar & 3rd guest suite. The perfect location close to downtown Petoskey, across from Bay Harbor & access to miles of bike paths!


Crooked Tree Golf Club home for sale

Aug. 17, 2017

Just Listed 1209 Hill Street, Petoskey Michigan Trish Hartwick Coldwell Banker Schmidt

Petoskey in town home for sale

Fantastic newer, four bedroom maintenance free home with convenient single story open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, granite countertops, and main floor master suite. This home is in very good condition and offers a full finished lower level with large family room, 4th bedroom and huge storage room. An ideal in-town Petoskey location within a block of the high school & middle school, walk downtown to restaurants, shops and marina.

Trish Hartwick Realtor Coldwell Banker more information

Aug. 16, 2017

Price reduction! 855 Evergreen Court Petoskey, Michigan

Walk to town subdivision quiet


855 evergreen court

Location, Location...wonderful home in desirable, established subdivision, Evergreen Crest, just outside the City of Petoskey, walking distance to schools, sports complex, & downtown! Great floor plan for entertaining featuring large kitchen w/ granite counter & center island, wood floors, open to dining room & living room with beautiful fireplace, & slider out to back deck, 5th bedroom/den on main floor. Upper level master suite w/ large bathroom, 3 additional bedrooms, full bath, & laundry.

More info at 855 Evergreen Court, Petoskey, Michigan

Call Trish Hartwick for a personal showing today at 231-838-0411

Petoskey, Michigan home for sale