Marshall DinesRealtor/Real Estate Consultant

Thank you for getting in touch! I am a Michigan native. Having been born in, and spending most of my life in Southeastern Michigan, I frequented Northern Michigan throughout childhood and adulthood falling in love with the area a little more each time I visited. I attended the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I have a Law, Business Administration, and Political Science degree. I am a family man with a beautiful and loving wife three-year old son and newborn daughter. I love all of the beauty, activities, and culture Michigan has to offer.

Whether selling or buying a home (or both), your success hinges upon the expert advice and service provided by your Realtor. I am proud to be the Realtor of choice for those who want a great experience when listing or purchasing their home.
Communication is the key ingredient where average agents fall short. I frequently hear that a client’s previous real estate agent failed to respond in a timely manner or that they “really didn’t do anything” for the client. My “client-first” approach means that I work every day of the week and communicate regularly. I pride myself on the relationships that I create with his clients--most become good friends.
Because I have obtained Law and Business degrees, this unique training allows me to tackle every potential sale with fact-based reasoning that enables clients to make well-informed decisions. I understand that this may be one of the most important transactions of a lifetime and I take this responsibility and privilege to serve clients with the utmost seriousness. I value the trust placed in me.
The personalized service that I provide allows me to meet each client’s unique needs and wants. My goal of 100% satisfaction for every client has been achieved by using my mix of industry insight, local expertise, legal and business background, negotiation skills, and first-class customer service.
While I primarily focus on Northwest Michigan, I have the ability to assist you in locating excellent Realtors worldwide. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to sell your waterfront vacation home, I'm the Preferred Realtor to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Personal Insight

Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    11/12/2019 - nd72ermd
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $675K in Petoskey, MI.
    We contacted Marshall to help us find a higher end house in Petoskey’s gaslight district. We were immediately impressed with his responsiveness, professionalism, communication, and kindness. We live 5 hours away and if we weren’t able to see a new listing Marshall and his associate, Paul would tour the house and FaceTime us. Every email, text and phone call was returned within minutes. We made an offer on our dream home and before the sellers responded a 2nd offer came in. Marshall’s guidance and expertise resulted in us getting our offer accepted! Plus his legal background gave us peace of mind. We ended up with a beautiful new home and 2 new friends – Marshall and Paul! We highly recommend these two for your real estate needs~
  • Highly likely to recommend
    10/14/2019 - hotshotsdraincleaning
    Showed home in 2019 in Trout Lake, WA.
    I was looking into a property but could not find information on it till I contacted Marshall. He was extremely knowledgeable and a big help. Very fast with replies and polite. Thank you Marshall.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/10/2019 - jirishbiz
    Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in Boyne Falls, MI.
    Highly responsive and willing to go the extra mile. Intuitive, competent, committed and adaptable service. He kept things low key and sought out, then communicated, reasonable solutions even when the other side was being high strung. We love working with Marshall!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/10/2019 - zuser20170916161732937
    Bought a home in 2019 in Valley Ridge, Fort Worth, TX.
    Would recommend Marshall to anyone looking to buy a home. He is extremely helpful and makes the hole process simple. Very good at communicating and keeping you updated.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    6/25/2019 - lizoboyle0818
    Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $175K in Saint Ignace, MI.
    My husband and I were looking for a home for our family and are first time home buyers. We looked at a couple homes with a couple different realtors (never settled on one or knew anything about having a buyers realtor). I reached out to a long time friend of mine a realtor out of state seeking his advice. He did some research and interviewed a few realtors in the area for us and thought he found the perfect match for us. Indeed he did. Marshall has gone above and beyond no matter what curveballs have been tossed out way. Let’s just say we didn’t have the best experience as first time home buys to start with, but with Marshall’s help everything worked out. He is a very busy guy juggling family, work and life and he makes you feel as if you are the only person he is working with. You have his full attention and he is very on top of it. There is no waiting around to hear back from him he gets back to you. He answered all of my questions (I had a ton and like to know explanations and learn as I go) and if he didn’t have the answer he either got it for me or directed me to who I need to speak with to get that answer. I could go on forever how great his professionalism is when faced with not so professional circumstances and just how professional he is in general. However, why should I explain it when you should experience it for yourself - you won’t be disappointed. I am happy to say that I am a pretty picky person and am hard to please and he handled me very well and got us to close! I can’t thank my friend enough for doing the research and indeed finding the perfect match and now new friends! Whether you are buying, selling or both do yourself a favor and contact Marshall he is straight to the point, there to help you out and works for you around the clock.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    5/2/2019 - gfengelh
    Showed home in 2019 in Petoskey, MI.
    Marshall was a true class act, always ready to help us out no matter how busy he was. Took the time and patience with us that really made a difference in the end. 10/10 would recommend him to anyone I know. Always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    4/10/2019 - aslubows
    Showed home in 2019 in Epsilon, Petoskey, MI 49770.
    Worked very hard for us even though we did not end up buying a house (change of plans for us, nothing Marshall did). Will work with him again if ever I need a house in Northern Michigan
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/6/2019 - shannon elliott7
    Consulted me on buying or selling a home
    I contacted Marshall Dines to find out the value of our home. I already had an idea of what we would be looking at if/when we decide to sell and he was spot on! His review was very detailed and exactly what we will need when we make a decision. He is very knowledgeable, answered all our questions and very patient walking us through the details. When the time comes we would definitely have Marshall as our realtor.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/4/2019 - bobglad1975
    Consulted me on buying or selling a home
    Marshall has helped me many times over with tips and insight on my pursuit of real estate investment.
    His knowledge of the market and the area her services is second to none.

    If you're looking to buy or sell, make Marshall your Realtor
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/1/2019 - alm 1212
    Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $300K in Petoskey, MI.
    I was looking for a home during a sellers market where there wasn’t much inventory. I found Marshall through a realtor friend in a different part of Michigan. When we realized that homes that were on the MLS were selling quicker than we could even see them and we were under a time crunch, Marshall realized we needed to think outside the box. He ended up finding us the perfect home that was being sold for sale by owner. He was able to negotiate a fair price and work well with the homeowner to get us the house for a price that was UNDER market value. Not only did he find us a home when things seemed hopeless, but he found one that actually provided us a good amount of equity from the moment we bought it! Thankful for his help and recommend him.

Professional Info

1523 US-131 Suite A
Petoskey, MI 49770
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