Meet the Team

We are a team of local Realtors dedicated to being your professional “go-to” for anything real estate related. We are committed to serving our community and surrounding areas. We believe in giving back and growing roots locally. We promise to always put our clients best interests first, keeping the HIGHEST level of integrity and honesty. Our reputation is VERY important to us and our ULTIMATE goal is that we would do such an amazing job for you that you will want to refer us to ALL of your friends and family members! Our success counts on YOU and the level of service that we bring you.

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Kristy Jones

Associate Broker, GRI, Team Lead

I am student of Christ (always learning), I am a wife and mother (learning here too:) but I am also a Realtor who firmly believes that you reap what you sow; meaning God blesses what you put out into the world (even when you don’t see it right away).

I've lived in West Michigan for most of my life. With 6 years "married to the military", we've also spent time in Arizona and Germany where our first child was born. Ultimately the Midwest called us back home and with my husbands roots in Caledonia and mine in Wayland we ventured a bit west and decided to settle in Hudsonville where we lived for 8 years. Now onto our second home we decided to try out the “east side” and currently reside in Middleville surrounded by God’s beauty. We have 2 children, Austin and Sophia and 3 fur babies (Sullivan, Savannah and Sadie) who keep things interesting in life.

When my husband and I purchased our first home years ago, it was a very exciting, rewarding and nerve-wracking time in our lives. Your subsequent purchases and sales can be just as exciting or nerve-wracking simply because it is not every day that you purchase or sell a home. Wouldn’t it make sense to have someone that deals with real estate every day in your corner? I sell on average 35 homes a year and each experience is different, that's a lot more knowledge than the average homeowner that moves every 3-5 years. I am an associate broker, I have my GRI designation and I’ve been licensed since 2012. I hold a Bachelors of Fine Art from Kendall and have previous experience in Design, Construction, Sales and Project Management.

Making a house a home that a potential buyer can "see" themselves living in can make or break a showing. That is why all of my listings are professionally staged and photographed before they hit the market. Putting our best foot forward and making a great first impression is so important. I walk my clients through the entire process from the early stages of talking about buying and selling all the way through to the closing table and beyond. When you work with me, you get an ​Agent for Life​! I will stay in touch and I will be there for you after you’ve moved into your new home for years to come. If you need a contractor referral, I want you to think of me first! I have many trusted, reputable local trades people that I have the honor of working with over the years. The value in a Realtor is not just “making the sale” it is finding the perfect home, getting your clients settled in that home and then being there for anything that comes up along the way.

I don’t have a crystal ball and I won’t make promises that I can’t keep, but what I will do is bring you the facts and research the data so we can make educated decisions together that meet your end goals and needs. I will communicate effectively and efficiently and keep you updated regularly. I will be available Monday-Friday 8-7pm and Saturdays/nights as necessary. When negotiating an offer I make myself available at all times. My goal is to make the buying and selling process as seamless and enjoyable as possible. You can trust me to guide you through the process of selling or buying your home and be confident that you’ve selected someone who will always have your best interest in mind; we are a team!

Shelby Vankuiken

Realtor

Greetings! I grew up in Middleville and graduated from TK High School (many, many years ago). My parents owned S&S Farm Market & Greenhouse and I spent my summers working at the family business. I pursued my Bachelor’s Degree from GVSU and Master’s Degree from WMU in Social Work. I currently call Wayland home and live in the Gun Lake area. Yankee Springs is a beautiful place to be!

I have spent the last 20+ years in the social work/counseling field. And I love it! Helping people is my life’s work, my passion. I took my love of working with others to another field, Real Estate. People and homes, the perfect pairing. It is a wonderful process; assisting people in one of the biggest purchases and decisions of their lives. I promise that I will treat every human with respect, to communicate often and honestly, to be professional, and to be a guiding hand through the real estate process. I am especially knowledgeable for clients who may need extended guidance and experience with community resources.

When I am not working; I enjoy time with my children, family, and friends. I am a very social person. I can often be found at an antique show, music concert, kayaking, trying new restaurants, traveling, playing cards/games, or reading a book. I love learning, making new friends, surrounding myself with positive people and experiencing new adventures.

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