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David Shuman


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 an extensive 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 is passionate about being a thought leader and trusted advisor for his clients. Being an expert on the market and economic trends that impact how his clients navigate the real estate market is of utmost importance to him.

David has a BS in German Studies and International Business Management and an MBA from Wayne State University. He loves to be out and about, enjoying the seasons, running, skiing, boating, and biking.
While he loves traveling the world, he is happiest at home in Petoskey.




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This is the second time we used David for a real estate transaction. David and his staff were very professional. David was there to help us make decisions by clearly explaining our options with sound advice. He made the whole process personal. We highly recommend Bay North Realty.

Glenn M

David helped my husband and me with our house hunt remotely and helped us find a great place. He was always quick to respond to emails and texts and schedule virtual showings. In a hectic real estate market with low inventory, he made the process as stress free as possible!

Lucy M

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

Having known Dave for 30 years I can attest to his leadership and personal drive. Dave is a native to the Petoskey area when my wife and I decided to buy a second home in Harbor Springs, we knew there was only one person to reach out to assist us.
Dave sent us the property the day it hit the market and got us in to see the property on the same day. We took Dave’s advice on the offer we should submit and it was accepted on the spot. The process of working with Dave and his team could not have been smoother. If you are looking for real estate in the North Bay Area, I strongly recommend you reach out to Dave and take advantage of his lifelong local knowledge of the area and the real estate market.

Matt S.

We can honestly say that we’ve never met an individual like David in the Real Estate Business. He is Genuine. More than a Realtor/Broker, he was for us a highly talented and knowledgeable counselor of the area and inventory of homes for sale. David’s persistent watch (like a hawk) was the reason for us finding the right home, and he found it before it went on the market. His ambition isn’t turn a sale, it is to truly help someone find what they’re looking for.

Thank you David for being part of making our dreams come true. We look forward to working with you again in the future

Paul and Daphne Thompson

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

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

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

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

We combed real estate websites after our decision to move back to Petoskey and were discouraged at the low inventory. A relative recommended we call David and we’re glad we did!

David responded to our needs with an urgency that matched our own and worked hard on our behalf. We love our new home and believe that we would have missed our chance of buying a downtown Petoskey house if it wasn’t for him.

David’s commitment, hard-work and lengthy professional and personal connections to this area made all the difference.

Jon And Kristen Terry

We worked with David Shuman to sell the home we raised our children in and purchase a new home in Birchwood.

Throughout the process, David helped us maintain perspective, and his sense of humor kept us laughing. David’s financial knowledge and banking experience helped us navigate the loan process and facilitate a smooth purchase.

David goes out of his way to make sure his clients are taken care of!

Tim And Lynda O’Brien

David does so much more to sell your home than just put a sign in the yard! Within hours of hiring David, he had designers and photographers on site to ensure the best features of our home were highlighted – we are thrilled with the beautiful results!

Next, David and his team created a variety of professional marketing pieces that were targeting the right prospective audience for our home. We were in constant contact with David and knew that he was looking out for our best interest and actively working to sell our home. We highly recommend him!

Dr. Andrew And Elizabeth Teklinski

David worked patiently with us for about six months while we considered several properties. When the right one became available, he was instrumental in helping us bridge the gap between buyer and seller expectations. David functioned as an actual dual agent, serving the interests of all parties. David earned our respect and that of the seller who he also represented well. Our deal was quick and seamless. We recommend David Shuman unconditionally.

Alex And Sarah Watson