JP Gerster, Sales Associate
JP Gerster’s family first moved to Walloon Lake more than 30 years ago. His father, Jon, fell in love with northern Michigan and passed that passion on to JP at an early age. Over the years his family moved throughout the Midwest but always found their way back to Walloon Lake in the summers.
After graduating from Western Michigan with a BS in business, JP started an 18-year career in Retained Executive Search, doing business from Chicago to San Francisco, and finally Ann Arbor. His ability to find top executive talent was highly sought after by Fortune 500 companies throughout the country. Corporate clients valued his understanding of the market and ability to deliver the hard-to-find talent.
JP has since transitioned that hard-charging approach to real estate. Finding the right buyer and the right house is a proactive, outbound process he is dedicated to delivering. Taking the time to really understand his clients’ needs and then meeting those needs is his number one priority.
JP’s wife Mallory is a Boyne City native and was extremely excited to get back to this incredible place. JP and Mallory have three young children – 8 and under! – and are so glad to be raising them here in northern Michigan. Their family enjoys the wonders of this area, especially spending time on Walloon Lake and Lake Charlevoix. JP’s great passion, outside his family, is spending time on the trout streams throughout northern Michigan. He says that fly-fishing amongst the great cedar forests revitalizes the mind and body. In the winter he and Mallory enjoy skiing at Boyne Mountain, and look forward to seeing their children zip by them on the slopes someday.
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JP Gerster, Sales Associate
All around great job! JP navigated the transaction around a few obstacles and was able to get the deal done. He was extremely responsive and attentive to all of my questions and concerns. He was great to work and made the experience an enjoyable one. JP is hard working and what I really liked about him is that if he didnt know an answer, he would tell you he didnt know but he would talk to the right people and get you an answer. So refreshing as compared to some agents that just tell you what you want to hear. JP is very honest and hardworking. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to buy or sell their home.--Kevin Kovachevich
Now that we’ve started settling into the new house in Harbor Springs, both Jeannette and I wanted to tell you how very much we enjoyed working with JP Gerster on the purchase. JP is truly a delight, and a credit to your company. He is knowledgeable, energetic, friendly, and generous with his time. No question was ever too much for him and no task too great. We have worked with a number of real estate agents in four states through the years and I am happy to be able to tell you that JP has been the most helpful, and the nicest, of all. We wish him much success in the years ahead.--Harold B. Segel
Being new to the area we relied on JP to find us the right house in the right neighborhood. He did an excellent job finding what we wanted!
JP contacted us regarding this house almost immediately after it was listed and scheduled a showing the same day. If JP hadn’t contacted us so quick the house would have been sold to another party before we had a chance to make an offer.
Thanks again JP--Steve Crane
Simply put, working with JP was a true pleasure, from the first contact on the phone, until even after the closing. Extremely easy to work with, as well as very thorough on every detail. I will always recommend him to all my friends, family, and associates.--David Farber
Five Stars ! I don’t give this rating lightly; JP really earned & deserves it. He works hard at developing relationships with both buyer & sellers. He kept the “deal” alive during some very unexpected issues, by working with both sides and developing solutions that worked.--Julie Kolehmainen
JP did an excellent job helping us go through the negotiations of a tricky vacant land purchase in Northern Michigan. The property was completely land-locked (no legal access for driveway) and he was both patient and diligent through the process of putting the deal together with his seller and a neighbor to bring together a larger parcel with great road frontage.
If you are looking for an organized, responsive and focused real estate agent… JP is your guy.
We had another agent that simply wasn't really helping, for months. The first day I spoke to JP he handed me a house that I simply loved. We were outbid, unfortunately, and JP was right there every step to ensure us to keep up hope, and tell us of another home we might like. After months of looking with our previous agent, JP has us in a home, in a few mere weeks, and we couldn't be happier with it. He has a great character, and is fantastic at his job. Don't bother looking elsewhere, just ask JP!--Brandi McMillan