About Us

Kidd & Leavy Real Estate was founded in the Spring of 2003, by partners Walter J. Kidd and Patrick Leavy. From the beginning the success of our company has been based on a solid foundation of in-depth knowledge, trust, and quite frankly, a lot of just plain hard work. With offices located on Lake Street, in the heart of Petoskey's Gaslight District, and in Boyne City's lakeside One Water Street development, our firm continues to deliver impressive results in the Walloon Lake, Bay Harbor, Petoskey, and the Lake Charlevoix markets.

Yet in these challenging times, we would like you to consider that a home Up North is more "valuable" now than ever. As we endure the changes in the world around us, the need for a place to "ground" ourselves becomes more important. A home Up North isn't just a luxury anymore, it's a must. A home in Northern Michigan becomes the place where the family gathers, the place where you see things a little clearer, and the place where unforgettable memories are made. At Kidd & Leavy we know budgets are tighter and the value of your dollar needs to go further. Whether you are buying or selling that special piece of real estate, we will guide you through this "new market" with an unrelenting commitment to you, our client.

Yes, buying a home in Northern Michigan is more than square footage and a floor plan. With its blue lakes, miles of shoreline, fresh air, rolling hills, undisturbed woods, vibrant towns, and friendly people, it'™s an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate all that is important in life.

Please spend the time to search and preview the areas and real estate offerings available. The team at Kidd & Leavy would consider it a privilege to work with you.

Buyers' Representation

As your Buyer's Representative, we can make the process of house hunting much easier and more efficient than if you did it all yourself. We can help you get financing, guide you to local neighborhoods, help you determine your budget, and prioritize a list of essential features that you need in your next home. We'll save you valuable time by finding the properties that best suit your requirements, and will show you only the most promising ones.

Once you've found a place that catches your eye, we'll look at comparable properties in the area to help determine a purchase offer. Then we'll negotiate on your behalf with the seller to make sure you get the most favorable terms.

It's our job to look after your best interests, and we will do so at no cost to you as a buyer.

If you're ready to start house hunting, you can search real estate listings now. You can also refer to our Buyer's Guide for helpful tools and buying advice. To start working with an agent right away, please contact us.

Sellers' Representation

Selling a house on your own can be an overwhelming task. There's advertising to plan and budget for, open houses and private showings to arrange, purchase offers to negotiate, contract contingencies to worry about, and complicated paperwork to fill out. Make it easy on yourself by putting your home in the hands of seasoned professionals. We have extensive experience marketing properties and showing them to their best advantage.

First, we'll perform a comparable market analysis to determine the most appropriate price for your home. Then we'll provide home staging advice and suggest landscaping changes that will help draw buyers in. We'll advertise your home through a variety of methods, including local publications and online MLS listings. We may even showcase your home as part of our site's Featured Listings.

When it comes to negotiating a purchase offer, we'll make sure that you get the best price the market will allow. We'll help you understand contract contingencies and details of the closing process, in addition to handling all the paperwork for you. Essentially, we're here to represent you throughout the entire selling process, and to make sure that your real estate transaction is a positive and profitable experience.

See our Seller's Guide to get your Free Home Evaluation, or contact us to get connected with a Seller's Agent.