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Tom Wiltse See Tom's Listings


Tom Wiltse is a longtime resident of the Elk Rapids area, having moved to the area with his wife Susan in 1969. Both are graduates of Albion College. Tom taught science at Elk Rapids Schools for 30 years, retiring in 1999. Susan is also retired from teaching, after a 30 year career at Lakeland Elementary in Elk Rapids.

The Wiltses have two daughters. Anne (MSU, 1997) recently joined Century 21 Northland as a licensed assistant, where she utilizes the knowledge and skills she developed as a property manager and director of the leasing department at Jerome H Meyer and Company, Real Estate in Chicago. Nora (Albion College, 1999) lives in Chicago, where she is a Master Teacher and school librarian for Chicago Public Schools.

During the summers, Tom has been actively involved in the marine business, as part owner of Ship ‘n Shore - a boat rental business (1970 to 1983), and as the manufacturer of Paddlebuoy paddleboards (1975 to the present). Tom and Susan also own and operate Pad Lock LLC, a self storage business with three locations in Elk Rapids.

Tom is a past President of the Elk Rapids Rotary Club, where he served as Youth Exchange Officer for 18 years. He is a member of Elk Rapids First Presbyterian Church, the Elk Lake Community Chorus, and past member of the Grand Traverse Chorale. He is an advisor for the Elk Rapids Community Endowment Fund, and is a board member of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation. For thirteen years he was a member as well as Chairman of the Village of Elk Rapids Planning Commission, has served on the Elk Rapids Downtown Development Authority, and currently serves on the Elk Rpaids Harbor Comission. He has served on the boards of the Elk-Skegemog Lakes Association, and the Michigan Science Olympiad.

Tom Wiltse has been an active Realtor since 2000, and has focused on REO listings and sales since 2005. With two full time licensed assistants and one part time clerical assistant, as well as a field assistant, the REO business has grown in both volume and efficiency. Tom has good relationships with many local contractors who can perform any and all property preservation and repair needs. The team handles all price levels of vacant and residential properties, and gives them all the individual attention needed, regardless of commission. REO properties are advertised in the same publications and websites as regular fair market listings. Tom and his team actively market all listed properties. Coverage areas include all of Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Wexford, Charlevoix, and Kalkaska counties.

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Anne Morrison Perry See Anne's Listings


Whether you are buying or selling--I can make your experience a positive one. Let me invest my enthusiasm, positive outlook, attention to detail, determination and communication skills in your real estate project. Having worked in education as a teacher and coach for over thirty years, I have numerous contacts in the five county area. With my knowledge base, I can create a strategy to help you reach your goal of buying or selling property in northern Michigan.

My experience in recreational activities can help you find the home or property of your dreams. Looking for the best place to live, work, and play? I'm ready to find it for you. My motto is "If you had fun, you won!" and my recreational background includes: Sailing and Sailboarding, Hiking, Swimming, Waterskiing and Wakeboarding, Photography, Camping, Road and Mountain Biking, Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, Cross-country and Downhill Skiing, and Kite-boarding.

Let's get started!

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Conrad Reiter


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Lisa Worsley-Matthews - office executive assistant


Lisa Worsley-Matthews is a longtime Northern Michigan resident and is zealous about life in "The North". After countless visits to the region and living a various cities throughout the area, Lisa made permanent residence by settling into a home between Elk Rapids and Charlevoix in 2002. She is recent to the Real Estate industry having began her career with Up North Properties in June 2015. Lisa considers herself to be a lifetime learner and thus the new challenge of working on the administrative side of real estate was strongly appealing. She aids Up North Properties with the day-today operations of the office, the social media aspects of the business, and carries out special projects for the brokerage as well as Tom Wiltse's other business ventures whenever needed.

After over a decade in Hospitality Sales & Services, Lisa utilized her skills, personality, and motivation to segue into the local school district in Elk Rapids. A dedicated advocate for children's education - specifically reading and literacy - and devoted volunteer, Lisa spent five year in the local education realm until the prospect of a career through UNP came about. She remains an enthusiastic volunteer at Elk Rapids Schools, assisting with the ever-growing Drama & Vocal Music programs.

A transplant from her native Wyoming, MI, Lisa spent numerous vacation days and weekends traveling in and around the area which ultimately led her to move to the area permanently in 1998. Along with her late husband, a professional chef for a local resort, Lisa explored the local regions, including the Upper Peninsula, through numerous outdoor activities, connected with locals and visitors alike at special events, and became passionate food and spirits devotee. She is the mother of a beautiful twenty-something daughter, Samantha, who resides in Traverse City. An avid lover of animals, Lisa can frequently be found enjoying the company of her four rescue dogs and assisting friends and family with their own pet care needs when time allows. She enjoys traveling and desires to spend more time with her family in Grand Rapids as well as throughout the US. Lisa resides a short drive north of Elk Rapids, nearby to Torch Lake and Lake Michigan.