About Us

Why Michigan Lifestyle Properties?


Michigan Lifestyle Properties is owned by David Kreager. Dave knows that selling lakefront and other lifestyle properties takes a different strategy than the one used by other real estate brokers and agents. That’s why he started the company.

When Selling

At Michigan Lifestyle Properties, we specialize in representing buyers and sellers of lakefront property, country and log homes, horse properties, land, and other lifestyle properties throughout southwest Michigan. Based in South Haven, we cover the counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren. Because we represent a specific geographic area and property types, we offer a highly specialized and knowledgable approach to the buying and selling of waterfront property.

For our seller clients, we know that it takes more than a sign in the yard and a listing in the MLS to sell special properties, and our comprehensive marketing plans focus on providing maximum exposure to targeted out-of-town buyers.

Here are the reasons to hire Michigan Lifestyle Properties when you’re ready to sell your property:

  • We specialize in marketing and selling lifestyle properties. We focus on what we do best, which is reaching out-of-town buyers. We understand that selling lake property, country and log homes, horse properties, land, and other lifestyle properties is different than selling traditional residential real estate.
  • Our marketing plans target out-of-town buyers. This is because we know that almost all buyers of Michigan lifestyle properties come from out-of-town and they usually don’t know the names of the counties, towns or zip codes where to search, only that they want a place within a travel radius from where they currently live. In other words, they know what they’re looking for, but not necessarily where to find it.
  • Our top-ranked websites are the first ones that out-of-town buyers find when they search for non-traditional Michigan properties. Our team of designers has optimized our top-ranked websites for popular property type search terms, and our writers have the knowledge and experience to make properties like yours stand out and easy to find.
  • We market to out-of-town buyers where they live. We run ads in Chicagoland and northern Indiana publications, and regularly network with top real estate brokers and agents from areas where we believe buyers will come from.
  • We’re part of United Country Real Estate, America’s #1 Lifestyle & Rural Real Estate Company. Through United Country, we have access to a database of 500,000+ ‘opt in’ lifestyle property buyers, we can advertise in national catalogs with 1 million+ readers, and we’re part of a network of 700+ offices and 4,000+ agents, in the U.S. and other countries.
  • We promote properties like yours to 200+ agents at United Real Estate in Chicago. We have a referral relationship with these agents, all of whom have contact with buyers and sellers throughout the Chicagoland area, and we regularly send them updates of Michigan lifestyle properties for sale.
  • Our marketing plans include professional photography and floor plans. We know that it’s important to put your property’s ‘best foot forward’, so we work with only the best. And in some cases, we use drone video and custom property-specific websites to highlight properties.
  • We utilize social media to reach buyers. We have experience with Google AdWord campaigns, YouTube, Facebook ad campaigns, and others, and we know that they can be effective in reaching lakefront and other lifestyle property buyers.
  • We advertise properties on top-ranked 3rd party websites. These 3rd party websites help us bring even more exposure to properties like yours, so we use the Michigan Lifestyle Properties Network, LakeHouse.com, LakeHousesofMichigan.com, CountryHomesofMichigan.com and others.
  • We sell southwest Michigan. We know that part of selling special properties also involves selling the area, so we promote the amenities and lifestyle of southwest Michigan through a ‘lifestyle brochure’, which was specially created for that purpose.

When Buying

If you’re looking to buy a Michigan lake home or cottage, country or log home, horse farm, land, or other lifestyle property, you found the right place. Most of our clients come from out-of-town and they usually don’t know the names of the counties, towns or zip codes where to search, only that they want a place within a travel radius from where they currently live. In other words, they know what they’re looking for, but not necessarily where to find it.

The good news is that we’re your perfect fit. Here’s why:

  • We know the lakes in southwest Michigan. More than that, we know that every lake in Michigan fits into one of three categories, and some are more desirable than others. That’s information that you’ll want to know.
  • We know the lake properties for sale. This includes those ‘on the market’ and those that aren’t, because sometimes properties are for sale even when they’re not listed.
  • We know lake living. Our owner is a lake property owners, and has owned property on Lake Michigan, on inland lakes, including all sports and no wake lakes, and on the South Haven channel. Based on his experience, he knows what to look for, as well as what to look out for.
  • Beyond lake living, we have experience with lakefront construction and development. Our experience with all facets of lake property ownership, as well as with all aspects of real estate transactions, from finding it, negotiating for it, and moving into it, makes us your perfect partners.
  • We’re full time agents and brokers. We know that your search for the ideal lake property or other lifestyle property is important to you, so you’ll be glad to know that helping you find the perfect property and buying it at the best possible price is what we do for a living, full time.
  • We know the process, in detail. From negotiating the best deal, guiding you through the due diligence process, connecting you with the best service providers, and being your eyes and ears when you’re not here, we’ll be with you the entire way.
  • We’re affiliated with 200+ United Real Estate agents in Chicagoland. So if you’re in a situation where you want help selling in Illinois and buying in Michigan, we can help you at both ends.
  • We’re in it for the ‘long term’. Our reputation is based on honesty and integrity, so we’re not simply looking to make a sale and move on. We want to develop a long-term client relationship with you, so you can rest assured that your interests are our interests as well.

About United Country - Michigan Lifestyle Properties


United Country - Michigan Lifestyle Properties is a full service real estate brokerage, with deep roots in the communities we serve. We offer our seller clients the best marketing available, combined with professional advice and the honest input needed to successfully sell their properties. And we provide our buyer clients with the information necessary to make a wise purchase decision, and our agents take the time to educate buyers about the unique aspects of our local markets. United Country - Michigan Lifestyle Properties has built its reputation of success by constantly working to give our clients the service necessary to meet their goals. Our agents and staff combine teamwork, positive attitudes, training and the innovative use of the latest technology and marketing to provide a level of service unique to the area.

United Country Real Estate is the only national franchise system specializing in real estate throughout the small towns and cities of rural America. With a heritage dating back to 1925, United Country has offices from coast-to-coast, internationally, and is still growing. For more than 90 years, we've helped America rediscover a dream that's as old as America itself, that is love of the land, and the dream of owning property in the country.

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