Testimonials of Past Clients

Testimonials of Past Clients


See some of the testimonials of past clients and what they have to say about the services of the 86º West Group…

(Please note that due to privacy concerns, many names have been shortened or omitted from the testimonials of past clients)

Meghan B.

Prior to our area tour, we had asked Ann if she could show us a house so we could get a sense of the market. After a very short conversation she picked a home that was perfect for us. This made us confident in choosing her to help us buy our first home.

Ann was amazing. We ended up in a bidding war and she knew exactly how to navigate the situation so we would end up with the house while staying within out comfort range on the price. She did all this while we were flying across the country. Her attention to detail and availability was phenomenal.

We can’t say enough about Ann. She went above and beyond for us and we can’t thank her enough.

Again, we can’t say enough good things about Ann. We ended up with a somewhat difficult seller and Ann helped us to negotiate the situation and knew when to push and when to compromise in order to keep the situation positive and keep things moving in our favor.

Ann additionally made it seem that we were her only clients. She was incredibly available with no consideration of time of day or night. She answered emails, texts, and phone calls promptly every time. We quickly grew to trust her implicitly. Ann was also fun to be around and made the house finding and buying process as stress free and fun as possible.

David & Crystal R.

Ann was fantastic and so responsive to our questions and concerns – answering emails and calls at all hours of the day! We were purchasing a home from out of state and Ann was incredibly flexible in helping us view properties and honest with her opinion about our decisions. We could not have asked for a better first time home buying experience and are so grateful for all of Ann’s hard work.

Artur & Sherisse S.

Thanks for your help Dave. You made a stressful experience… less stressful. Thanks for your genuine desire to help and be helpful.

Matt & Stephanie K.

Our relationship started off rocky and at first I was not impressed. After that, I thought you did a great job and was very satisfied with your knowledge, availability, and guidance. Overall, we were very happy.

Chris & Erin B.

Dave was reliable and attentive through the entire process. He works well with his team to ensure a smooth process. Excellent people skills and knowledge of the market. A true pleasure!

Carole B.

I feel you went above and beyond all my expectations. I wish you could have been my Realtor when I sold my home in Hartford. Just an FYI – It took 18 months to sell. When I hit my 3rd agent, she was a KW agent and I had 2 offers in 2 weeks. She showed my house more times in the first 2 weeks than 2 other agents did in 12 months. Thank you for everything!

Muneer & Aliya A.

Thank you for your email and all the help. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. You and your team are amazing.

Cory & Kaveh A.

You were awesome to work with! You were extremely helpful and resourceful every step of the way, even after we closed on our home. Everything you did was greatly appreciated and we will recommend you to anyone & everyone. No improvements needed, only thank you, thank you, thank you!

Connie C.

Dave encouraged me to ask for specific repairs, and he followed through with the sellers to make sure the repairs got completed. Also, Dave went out of his way to ensure my closing was able to happen two days ahead of schedule.

Tiffany and Kevin S.

Thank you so much for everything you did to help us sell our house! You went above and beyond what you needed to do as a Realtor and we will never be able to thank you enough! Thanks again.

Richard D.

Thanks for your help in purchasing 165 Woodside NE. Even though you represented the seller, your advice to me was valuable. Everything went off without a problem. Have a great summer. Thanks again.

Chad and Alecia V.

You did a wonderful job and you will always receive the highest recommendations from the Veldkamp’s.

Jeff & Melissa S.

Hi Dave. Thank you, as well. We wish we would have found you in he first place. You were a joy to work with and did what it took to get the job done. We appreciate your efforts and guidance through the process. It definitely made the process easier. If we come across anyone that needs a realtor, of course, we would recommend.  We also appreciate the confidence that Keller Williams had in our home which was part of the reason for the change. When seeing that most of the agents showing our home were with your firm, it was an easy decision. It’s amazing what a little hard work will accomplish. We hope the new buyers will love and enjoy the home as much as we did. We will never have a home like that again. Anyway, thank you again for all of your efforts. 


I got an apartment at Woodland Creek that I am happy with so am going to go with that.  Thank you for ALL your help and advice. I am glad I got a chance to get to meet you, even if only virtually. Julie was right when she said you are wonderful to work with.

Muneer A.

Dear Julia,“Thank you for your phone call and talking with my wife.  After discussing with Spectrum staff we would prefer that you handle our move.We are in process of planning a visit between  June 22-26.  Kindly coordinate with my wife for school appointment and house search”.


 Dear Julia,“Thank you so much. You have been absolutely wonderful in this process. I very much appreciate what you’re doing”

James B. (father-in-law of one of our clients)

Just a quick “what super service” provided to my daughter Jessica’s move from Grand Blanc to Grand Rapids this Wednesday/Thursday. Jason/Shawn on the out; Shawn/Brian on the in – professional, polite, efficient!  Will recommend you to any who are in need and will be contacting you when my wife and I are ready to permanently leave Grand Blanc for our 2nd home on the Maine coast.

Jeff S.

Thanks Julia, We both have to thank you for the incredible moving company.   We’ve been through our share over the years, most recently 18 months ago, and these men were the best we’ve worked with by far!!  Since we were in WI and they couldn’t do a walk through, there was a significant underestimate on how much stuff we had, and how long it would take to pack and load the truck.  The guys finished 1/2 day early on the pack and load and we were unloaded a full day early.   We weren’t planning on being fully unpacked until Saturday evening, the truck pulled out by Friday at 5:30 pm.   They were all incredible to work with and I would recommend them without hesitation

Chris D. (sent to recruiter on behalf of 86º West Group)

Zach, I just wanted to drop you a quick email to tell you how happy my wife and I were with the move. From the very beginning of our experience, they were professional and courteous even after having to make last minute changes to the move date. We could not have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend them to any of your new employees. I just wanted to make sure that you and your team were aware.

Dr. S.

My wife and I had an incredible experience working with Zac Ellerbroek, Julia Harris and 86 Degrees West Concierge during our transition to Spectrum Health.  Zac was excellent to work with, incredibly conscientious, thorough and accommodating through the whole loan process, and we would strongly recommend this service to any new physician coming into the Spectrum System.  To have a very well coordinated concierge service in place for new physicians is a huge asset and one that should be continued.

Dr. J.

Ann:Thank you so much for giving me such a comprehensive and exciting community tour yesterday afternoon. I appreciate the delicious lunch as well as all the information about the various neighborhoods, school systems, etc. It was a wonderful activity to include in my first visit to Grand Rapids. Thank you again!

Gary (client’s family member)

Hi Ann,Nancy and I wanted to thank you for your hospitality during Amelia’s tour last Sunday.  Grand Rapid certainly has a lot to offer and we really appreciate your overview.We don’t know where Amelia will land, but I’m rooting for Grand Rapids! If you ever find yourself passing through Bloomington, please let me know and we’ll take you to lunch. Thanks again for the nice afternoon.


“Just a quick note to let you know Aaron, Jeremiah, and Keith were great.   It’s a big deal for me to see all my stuff packed up and taken away to an unknown place- what I have is not overly valuable, but it is mine and I never felt like it was “just another job” from the guys.  Aaron wrapped my cheap mirrors and framed art with care and security as if they were all museum quality.  They re-taped the boxes I had taped to assure items were secured.  They took care with antique family items and my Red Wings treasures.   I enjoyed talking with them and very much appreciated their help. I’m sure you know how good they are, but I wanted to convey my appreciation.   Now I just need a new home!!  Have a great weekend.”P.S. 86º West Group did help find the new home

Shane Y.

I always use Dave Melvin. Dave always gets it done. Every home sale or purchase that I have ever had, came with challenges from the other side. Dave takes on those challenges and makes them go away. Every time I use Dave, my deal ends with complete success.

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