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David Shuman

Having been born and raised in Petoskey, David is thrilled to be living in
Northern Michigan and raising his family here. David is a “people person” with
a background in the banking industry and has spent more than a decade
working his dream job in real estate. He loves helping clients find the home that
fits the way they live.

David has a BS in German Studies and International Business Management and
an MBA from Wayne State University. While he loves to travel the world, he is
always happiest at home in Petoskey.




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    When selling my house on Walloon Lake, I called David Shuman at Bay North Realty. David did a thorough analysis of the market and recommended listing my property for considerably more than I anticipated.

    The team at BNR was very helpful in getting my property ready and ultimately sold it for much more than I initially thought. I attribute the price received in large part to the excellent advertising of my property.

    After selling my house on Walloon, David helped me find an excellent condominium near Petoskey. I highly recommend David Shuman and Bay North Realty.

    Jerry Londal

    Our family recently relocated to Petoskey from California to be closer to family. Given we lived 3,000 miles away, we were looking at homes online and asking David lots and lots of questions. David was very accommodating. He shared local knowledge about homes, neighborhoods, family activities, and more.

    With David’s help we found the perfect house for our family and we are excited for our new life here in Petoskey.

    Mike & Lauren Scriven

    I understand that in listing my home I was presenting David and Sarah with a unique challenge. I had already purchased a new property and as the Director of Charlevoix Circle of Arts I had limited time to focus on the sale of the home but letting go of the design process is not something I relish. When David and Sarah swept in, they came prepared with a strategy, staged and presented my home to maximize the effects of space and had a clear marketing plan.

    Their magic was evident as I was presented with two offers soon after the home was listed which allowed me to move into my forever home happily. They are grace, sophistication, and talent under pressure.

    Gail Demeyere

    We have bought and sold three homes with David. We are impressed with his extensive knowledge of the local area and the current real estate trends. David listens to our needs and develops a tailor-made plan for our family. His personal approach is the main reason we have and will continue turn to him for our real estate needs.

    We highly recommend David!

    Dr. Joshua & Elsa Martin

    David went above and beyond to sell our home. With his in-depth knowledge of the downtown market, he provided thoughtful guidance from pricing to preparing our house to sell. We had a strong offer within a week of listing!

    From beginning to end, David helped us make our dreams a reality.

    Daniel & Megan Dewindt

    We worked with David for two-years while searching for our “dream cottage.” David was so patient with our decision-making process – it was obvious his priority was to find the right place for us.

    David provided superior guidance on fair market value and was trustworthy and honest. We could not be happier with our home and highly recommend David to all!

    Rich & Mary Ann Grosfield

    Our experience was seamless from listing through closing. David’s integrity, honesty, and patience make him the best choice in choosing a realtor.

    We would highly recommend David to anyone in need of an excellent realtor!

    Dr. John & Dina Panos

    We worked with David for several months to find our new home in harbor springs. Once we found out the perfect property, David did the research so that we could make realistic offer that made sense for us.

    I appreciate true professionalism when I see it. David Shuman is genuinely one of the good guy in his field, he knows his business and makes things happen. Thank you, David, for a job well done.

    Bob & Lisa Seitz

    David’s love for the area is obvious, and his connections put him in the know with every property. David was incredibly patient as we slowly narrowed in on the type of home and location we wanted. He is truly invested in his customers! When we settled on a property, the process was seamless and we joke that it felt like a breakup come closing day. Luckily, David and his wife Sarah have become friends and we recommend them in a heartbeat

    Drs. Brian & Kathryn Hoyner

    When we moved to Petoskey a year ago, colleagues recommended that we call David Shuman. What a great piece advice! He was always accommodating, more than willing to take us back multiple times to the same property, and we never felt pressured. David provided us with up to date data to help us make informed decisions, and ultimately purchase our perfect home in downtown Petoskey. We highly recommend working with David Shuman!

    Brad & Dana Green

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