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 spoke with Meagan Alvarado about living and working in northern Michigan.
How long have you lived in northern Michigan? Why did you choose to settle here?
I’m a Traverse City native-my great grandfather built the house I was raised in on State Street. After living in Madison Wisconsin for about 7 years, my husband and I returned to TC to raise our kids in this incredible community.
Tell us a few of your favorite activities to do or places to visit in the Grand Traverse region.
I love being outdoors! All year long-downhill skiing in the winter at Hickory (where I skied as a kid!) to swimming, boating and stand up paddle boarding in the summer on West Bay. I love Northern Michigan and everything it has to offer.
Name one thing that most people wouldn’t guess about you.
I have the amazing ability to meet people from Traverse City (or those who have a Traverse City connection) wherever I go around the country. It amazes my husband that we can be in the middle of nowhere and I’ll start talking to someone and inevitably, I’ll find a Traverse City connection.
What’s the funniest or craziest thing that’s happened to you while showing a property to a client?
I was once showing a home to clients and we thought no one was home. We went upstairs and a naked woman came out of a bedroom not realizing there was a showing. She continued to talk to us (while attempting to put a robe on) and tried to sell us on the perks of her home. It was incredibly awkward and, needless to say, my clients passed on purchasing the house.