Carolyn Collins

    Carolyn Collins

    Carolyn Collins strongly believes in the "Service above Self" model of doing business. As Realtor ®/Associate Sales Broker, Carolyn has ranked as a multi-million dollar producer each year since she began her real estate career in 2001. She is a proven leader in the Northern Michigan region, with more than 100 million dollars in sales. With numerous awards under her belt, Carolyn has been honored with the prestigious International Masters Centurion, Diamond, Emerald and Ruby Sales Awards 2012-2017 as well as achieving the Quality Service Award in 2017 and the Community Steward Award 2018. Carolyn is highly dedicated to the community in which she lives and works. She is 2019 President of Traverse Area Association of REALTORS and is serving her fourth year on the TAAR Board of Directors. She serves on the Board of Directors for NMSH, Northwest Michigan Supportive housing. She is Past President of the Traverse Bay Twilight Rotary Club and a member of Women's Council of Realtors. Her real estate designations include specializations in Luxury Homes, Senior Real Estate, Recreation and Resorts, Home Marketing and Negotiation.

    She is proud to be partnering with her son, Ben Collins, USCG veteran (2002-2010) since 2015 in the business. They both have the Real Estate Military designations and enjoy helping those who have served our country.

    "Our mission is to be known and remembered by all past, present and future clients as their REALTOR of choice because of excellent service and the highest level of ethical standards from the beginning to end of every transaction."

    Carolyn and her husband Don of 42 years relocated to Traverse City 30 years ago with their three children. She owned and managed successful businesses in Traverse City and Elk Rapids for several years prior to launching her real estate career. She enjoys spending time with her family, which now includes three grandchildren, hiking with her two dogs, traveling and playing piano. Please contact Carolyn directly, if you have any questions regarding real estate. She looks forward to hearing from you.

    My Client Testimonials

    she helped and guided us through the entire process. I would definitely recommend her to others. she is definitely the best. Even the photographer she uses is unbelievable. ~ Joseph Gauthier,
    She is professional , personable, knowledgable and efficient. ~ J Fox TC
    We are very happy with everything. She is easy to work with,honest trustworthy and knowledgeable. We would use her again if we need too buy or sell property in the future. Mike and Sherry mcadams. ~ Mike and Sherry mcadams 7640 east birch point rd
    I'm sure Carolyn's knowledge and relationships with other realtors all helped to sell our house so quickly. We had five offers over asking price by the end of the first day it was on the market! Carolyn was able to negotiate a higher price for us, something we wouldn't have felt comfortable doing on our own. Both were very responsive by phone or text whenever we had a question. Ben and Carolyn were both a pleasure to work with! ~ Sally Shaw, Traverse City
    Ben took time to understand what we wanted in regard to the property we purchased, was responsive to our questions and provided great service. I would recommend Carolyn or Ben to anyone looking for or selling property in the area. ~ Doug Behnfeldt
    Carolyn Collins is an outstanding Broker. I found her to be so helpful and supportive from the beginning to the end. She is always professional, kind, considerate and hard working. I truly admire her as a person. I felt Carolyn Collins was excellent at advising me with so many of the decisions that needed to be made in the process of selling my home. I completely trust Carolyn Collins and I felt that made the process much less difficult. I believe Carolyn Collins truly cares about her job and it shows. Carolyn Collins has helped me sell two homes she is an excellent Broker. I would highly recommend her. ~ Elizabeth Mackinder Williamsburg
    Working with Carolyn and her son was real estate made easy. Appreciated her local knowledge and common sense approach. ~ Brian and Meg, Beulah MI
    Carolyn and her son, Ben, were very helpful and responsive to my needs. They were always professional and trustworthy. I would definitely ask for their help again in the future. ~ Karen Mertaugh, Traverse City, Mi
    Hard to say anything other than our house sold in one day, above asking price. Quick responses, always professional. Carolyn has become a good friend and trusted realtor to both my wife and myself. Her reputation is well known and she has brought her son on as an outstanding complement. She listens, patient with questions, hard worker. We would recommend her to anyone. ~ Buzz Bauers Traverse CIty moving to Va
    Carolyn Collins is truly dedicated to selling your home! She makes you feel like you are her only client!! We loved working with her!! ~ George and Pam Gardinet
    Highly recommend. Great Job to both Carolyn and Ben! ~ Jon Traverse City
    We could not have had a better agent working for us! Carolyn Collins understood our needs and worked hard to find just the right house at just the right price. We have worked with agents in other locations but none had the determination then Carolyn did. We will be contacting her for any future needs that we or any of our family might have. ~ Kenneth Krause
    Carolyn and Ben kept us updated, worked with us when we were getting concerned about length of time to sell. Helped us to understand who we were competing against. Gave us feedback on when we needed to make adjustments. Carolyn and Ben were very professional and easy to work with. They were very willing to try different avenues to promote selling the house. Were willing to have open houses and features in the media. ~ Cecil McNally-Traverse City
    Carolyn is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and wants nothing more than to satisfy her clients. I would recommend her to anyone. ~ Sean deering
    Very helpful and friendly. Carolyn and Ben were a great team and worked with us to sell our home and find a new one ~ Jason Wilson, Traverse City
    We were very pleased with the selling and buying process provided by Carolyn and Ben. Could not ask for a better team. They were quick to respond to needs and questions, and attentive in listening to what our desires and needs were when looking for a home to purchase. ~ Jason Wilson, Traverse City
    Carolyn took the time to get to know our family and really understand what type of property would serve us best. She sent us listings that she chose herself, based on her knowledge of our situation, rather than relying (as other brokers do) on an automated e-mail to send listings. This meant a lot to us and was much more helpful in our search. Carolyn was kind, patient, caring, responsive and a consummate professional in every respect. We are so grateful for her help in finding the best property for us and making a strong offer that allowed us to come out on top in a competitive market. Carolyn is a very knowledgeable and experienced realtor who thought of details we might have missed, ensuring a smooth and happy transition for all parties. Carolyn made this a wonderful experience and we can't thank her enough! We give Carolyn Collins our highest recommendation. ~ The Short Family - Interlochen, MI
    I would and have recommended Carolyn Collins to others. She was great. ~ Sherrie Jones Marco Island, Fla 34145
    Carolyn and her son did an excellent job marketing and selling our house as well as facilitating the purchase of our new home. I would strongly recommend Carolyn and Century 21 to friends and family. ~ Michael Shockley
    We know Carolyn through a club and rotary and she was the obvious right match for us. She was a pro and kept our best interests at heart through-out finding the right house for us. We admire and appreciate her talent and expertise. her son Ben occasionally showed us a property to get us in quickly and was a big help and is much appreciated as well. ~ B C Pitcher, Traverse City, MI
    Carolyn is a long time friend and this is the 7th time we have worked with her to successfully buy or sell a property. She is a wonderful agent and we highly recommend her. ~ The Wakeman Family, Traverse City
    Carolyn Collins was very open in searching for options. She is professional in her approach, she was very accessible and worked to make the purchase comfortable and transparent. ~ Cecil McNally- Traverse City
    Carolyn took the hassle out of handling all of the details that are required when selling property. She is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her services. ~ Jill Wall
    I can only say what a pleasure it's been working with Carolyn, she did her utmost to make sure that my interests were taken care of. I was not knowledgeable about the process and she guided me through everything and I'm so grateful! ~ Barbara Bartley, Traverse City
    Carolyn has her clients best interest in mind and puts in the extra effort. She is on point with her negotiating skills and client communication timelines. ~ Kristen Talaga, Traverse City, Michigan
    We enjoyed working with Carolyn very much. She was extremely detail oriented, prompt and available when we needed her. She was very responsive to our questions and concerns. She was also very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. ~ Gabe Talaga, Traverse City
    Very personable, knowledgeable, professional and supportive throughout the experience. She answered phone calls, emails and text messages very promptly and made the entire experience simple and smooth. ~ John and Deanna Prokes, Traverse City, MI
    Carolyn and Ben are excellent Agents and rather than worry about commission they CARE about their clients, constantly supporting them and keeping in touch. It has made this experience a lot less stressful than normal ~ Hugh and Liz Harris, Traverse City MI
    We could not have had a better broker. Carolyn was responsive to all of our needs, and very informative. Carolyn helped us think through alternative options as she got to know us better. Since we were moving back to Michigan from out of state there were important elements we needed to be reminded of, Carolyn provided that expertise. Century 21 is really a one stop shop. They helped us purchase our home and temporarily rent it out. All from the same agency. Great service! ~ Wayne Bauers, Chesapeake Virginia
    Carolyn was very professional, providing patience when I had none, caution when I had none and motivation when mine was runny low. She enjoys her work very much and it shows in all her interactions. She is the person I want representing me in my future real estate transactions. ~ Richard & Kendra Barnes
    Easy to work with and very approachable. ~ Mike McManus
    She is a dear friend and has always given 100% to help us with our real estate needs! She is wonderful to work with! We are very happy with all aspects of service Carolyn provided! ~ Ruth Wakeman, Traverse City, MI
    Carolyn Collins is a superb Real Estate Agent. Her commitment to her clients is outstanding. She does not quit until the clients are fully satisfied. ~ Kenn and Barb Krause, Traverse City, Michigan


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      • 2019 President Traverse Area Association of Realtors Traverse Bay Twilight Rotary Club member 2004-2019, Past President, 2009/10 2014-15 Board Member Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing Member, Faith Reformed Church Member, Traverse City Golf and Country Club Member, Womens Council of Realtors Member, 100 Women Who Care

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