Above & Beyond

Uncommon Service

With great skill and dedication, the agents of CENTURY 21 Boardwalk, are committed to delivering uncommon service and expertise that will ensure confidence and satisfaction for our clients on both sides of the real estate transaction.

As a business built on the referrals of our satisfied clients, we endeavor to exceed your expectations through every step of your purchase or sale, making you a part of our Boardwalk family. For all of your real estate needs, CENTURY 21 Boardwalk is your #1 resource for Northern Michigan properties.

Boardwalk by the Numbers

Local Offices

Days Open Per Week

Dedicated Agents to Serve You

Only with CENTURY 21 Boardwalk

  • Defy Mediocrity and Deliver Extraordinary Experiences
  • Locally owned and operated national franchise
  • #1 in Manistee County in 2006-2009, 2011-2016, 2018
  • CENTURY 21 Quality Service Award Winner in 2004, 2008-2015
  • 2 offices in Manistee County
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Full-time staff to answer the phones so the agents can focus on clients
  • Offers a high-end, full-service Vacation Rental management
  • Actively involved in the Manistee Community
  • Marketing Team strategizing across multiple media throughout the region
  • FREE market analysis
  • Continuing education for agents and support staff
  • Participation in expo events in Chicago, Ft. Wayne, and Grand Rapids to raise area awareness
  • Offers gift cards for our buyers and sellers at every closing
  • Main Office that is a Celebration of our Community
  • Donates FREE POPCORN every 21st of each month to support Vogue Theatre

What Our Clients Say

Don’t just take it from us, let our clients share their experience!

“Suzanne Riley is extremely knowledgeable about local market conditions & has an uncanny ability to apply that to the listings she has. She’s very good at pricing property for the benefit of the seller & represents the seller’s interest in a first class manner. I would and will recommend Suzanne Riley to anyone I know looking to buy or sell property in Northern Michigan.”

John H.

Rockford, MI

‘Gini is involved with the entire Manistee community. Her knowledge of the people and the community were the reasons we selected her. She is very skilled, has endless enthusiasm, and is available 24/7. She understood our unique situation and worked with us to obtain a selling price higher than we expected. Gini gets the job done! She is truly a shining star!”

Amy & Jim

Manistee, MI

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the MLS?

A multiple listing service (MLS, also multiple listing system or multiple listings service) is a suite of regional databases. Each regional MLS has its own listings, and agents pay dues to access and post homes on each one. The MLS is used by real estate brokers to establish contractual offers and accumulate and disseminate information to enable appraisals.

What should I do to prepare my home for selling?
The following is a list of some ideas you may want to consider when prepping your home to sell.
  1. A coat of paint can be a worthy investment that will give your home a fresh look.
  2. Consider how your home and yard looks from the exterior. Consider what you can do to improve your curb appeal.
  3. Pack away some personal items. You want buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in your space.
  4. Reduce clutter. Clear, open spaces give your home a larger airy feel.
  5. Be sure your rooms offer adequate lighting.
  6. Clean carpets and refinish hard surface floors.
  7. A pre-sale inspection can give you a heads up on anything your buyer might need to know before the sale.
How can I determine a budget before starting my home search?

Determining a budget prior to beginning your home search is a great way to narrow down your best prospects. Lenders will ask for your financial information when you apply for a mortgage, their questions are generally limited your to income and any debt you may be carrying. When budgeting, you will also need to consider other expenses like monthly expenditures for groceries, gas, childcare, health insurance premiums or medical costs, phone, utilities and how much you spend on entertainment and other extras.

Once you have laid out all of your income and expenses, you will be able to determine a budget for your mortgage payment. Be sure to consider the tax and insurance expenses associated with the property as well.

Do I need to be present for my home inspection?

Your real estate agent will coordinate your home inspection and will make sure that the inspector has access to the property for your appointment. You can choose to be onsite for the inspection, but it is not a requirement. Home Inspectors can be accompanied by your agent or a representative of your choosing. The sellers agent will be able to provide the inspector with any information needed in the disclosure statement.

What do I need to bring to closing?

Your mortgage loan officer and title company representative typically provide you with a list of precisely what you need to bring. The list will be different for sellers than it will be for buyers, but there is some overlap as well.

Buyers:

  • Each buyer needs a government issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license
  • Certified or cashier’s check for the closing costs that you’ll owe, made out to the title or closing company
  • Any outstanding documents or paperwork that you have not yet provided to the title company or mortgage loan officer (i.e., neighborhood association approval letter or originals of copies you’ve provided of other documents)

Sellers:

  • Copies of all of the keys to the house
  • Garage door openers
  • Codes for keyless entry to the house or alarm system
  • Certified or cashier’s check made payable to the title or closing company, if these costs are not being deducted from the sales price
  • Each seller needs a government issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license

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