When it comes to buying or selling a home, we understand the importance of getting to know your Realtor as more than just a professional. Our “Meet A Realtor” series introduces the hard-working people of the Century 21 Northland team, and provides a personal look at each of us as residents of our community. For our latest profile, we caught up with Sheri Sutherland and asked her about living and working in northern Michigan.
How long have you lived in northern Michigan? Why did you choose to settle here?
In 1987 we sold our business and home in Birmingham, Michigan to start our northern Michigan adventure. My husband spent 4 years at The Leelanau School, had family living on Old Mission Peninsula and Glen Arbor, our daughter was ready to enter Central Michigan University, and we were ready for a lifestyle change. Where else would anyone ever want to live? Our goal was to find woods, water, and a wonderful town. We found everything we ever wanted in Northport!
Tell us a few of your favorite activities to do or places to visit in the Grand Traverse region.
We love all the local summer events in Northport, Leland, Suttons Bay, Cedar, Frankfort, and Traverse City. Our region is filled with amazingly talented, creative people. In the winter we enjoy walking our dog on the wooded trails, stopping for coffee, purchasing good books, then cozying up by the wood fire with a large pot of chili cooking on the stove.
Name one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you.
I love to browse resale stores and Antique shops!
What’s the funniest or craziest thing that’s happened to you while showing a property to a client?
I have been sworn to secrecy and I always keep my word !!!
Tell us one thing you love about working in the real estate industry and why.
Variety!! Real Estate allows me the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people that quickly become friends. The industry is constantly evolving, and that allows for a variety of educational opportunities. Mentally strong, Spiritually stronger. I love it!