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Brett Binkley, Associate Broker

brett-lg1In sales and marketing since he graduated from college, Brett has been licensed to sell real estate since 2006, and is a client-focused REALTOR® who is dedicated to providing the highest level of care. His previous sales experience has given him strong negotiating skills with a sense of urgency for a job well done. Brett promises to listen, be detailed oriented, follow through and communicate with his clients from start to finish. Whether listing their home for sale or helping a buyer find their home, Brett helps to make the experience stress-free.

Brett and his wife since 1992, Suzann, whom he met at Miami University, moved to Boyne City in March of 1993 when they rented a small cottage on Lake Charlevoix. They had decided after living in Chicagoland for a year that they wanted to move to a place they wanted to live rather than let a corporate job dictate where they should live—and they’ve been here ever since. Now, raising two boys, they’re both involved in the community serving on local boards,  other organizations, and coaching local kids in sports.

Brett’s experiences vary from business ownership, to working as a marketing rep. for a non-profit trade association, to also being licensed for insurance sales.

When Brett isn’t assisting his clients in the purchasing or selling of real estate, his passion in the summer is boating on Lake Charlevoix with his family and friends in an old Slickcraft runabout he renovated.

It may be a cliché, but Brett believes in under-promising and over-delivering to his customers and clients which may be a refreshing approach.

Agent Testimonials

Brett Binkley, Associate Broker

You were very communicative and professional. Always willing to spend time toward making the transaction happen and toward us finding our dream vacation home.

Why did you choose me to to help you with the purchase of this property?

Knowledge of the market. Friendliness. Availability.

What will you remember most from our working together?

Your positive and professional attitude.

--Craig & Renee Jones

I have to say you have been the most sincere and easiest agent to work with up north. It has been very frustrating as you and I spoke. I believe I have finally found myself an agent that I can get into a confident referral base with. THANK GOODNESS!!

--Patrice Rener, Keller Williams – Macomb/St. Clair

I would fully endorse you as a top shelf realtor any time, and please don’t hesitate to ask if there is ever anything I can do for you. It was a pleasure working with you. Enjoy your summer!!

--Jack and Beth Petroelje

Brett – thank you – great service!

--Timothy Pickett

You made our “buying process” so much easier…we love looking at the water and the gorgeous sunsets…Have a great day Brett and thanks again for all your help

--Helen and Joe P

Long overdue THANKS!! For your help over the past couple of years…from the “other” yellow house to this one, and the selling of our Eastport property.., we have appreciated you being there with us…one of our first UP NORTH friends! Still owe you and Suzann that dinner, for sure!

--Lee & Kristin B

You brought new meaning to “above & beyond” on getting our condo sold & closed!! Thank you so very much for all you did to make it happen. Again, we both appreciated your professionalism & your sensitivity you showed to us throughout this entire journey. We hope we will be able to refer business your way in the future.

--Dan & Kerry S

We want you to know how much we appreciate all you did for us and the extreme consideration you gave us. We couldn’t have wished for a more professional yet personally-committed to us realtor. Thank you so much and much success to you in the future. With your knowledge, sincerity, and charm, you will achieve whatever you desire.

--Bob and Anne Dingman

I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I truly appreciate you and the job you did selling my aunt’s home for me. Your knowledge of the market in this area, the comparisons you showed me and your honesty and professionalism set the price that was both right for my aunt and a buyer, which led to five offers within one week of being on the market. You kept me updated on everything through the whole process and every decision was made in the best interest of my aunt. But it wasn’t only the selling of the house, your guidance and patience in helping me split the parcel and sell the wetlands was above and beyond. You were always there to answer my endless questions, guide me and keep me positive. Your caring and concern for my aunt and taking the time to ask about my family meant the world to me. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did. I will be keeping in touch because not only were you a wonderful real estate agent you have become a good friend.

--Jeannie Massey

We want you to know how much we appreciate all you did for us and the extreme consideration you gave us.  We couldn’t have wished for a more professional yet personally-committed to us realtor. Thank you so much and much success to you in the future.  With your knowledge, sincerity, and charm, you will achieve whatever you desire.

--Bob and Anne Dingman

Email Brett Binkley

(231) 582-1801

(231) 590-8230

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