Perry and his wife Heidi moved to northern Michigan right out of college in 1980. Educated and experienced in business, with an emphasis on real estate, Perry joined a local Suttons Bay real estate brokerage that same year. In 1988, armed with fresh broker and builder licenses, he struck out on his own and founded Venture Properties and Coastal Building Company. Today, with the support of friends/clients, he set a new record as the #1 Leelanau broker closing approx. 120 million in sales in 2012-2016 combined. Perry is recognized as Leelanau’s premier, personalized real estate broker.
Since 2012, Perry has been involved in over 80% of all Leland Township Lake Michigan properties. He set new records in 2014 for the largest Lake Michigan transaction in Leland (over $3 million), and Lake Leelanau sale (over $2 million). Perry also handled one of the largest Leelanau County commercial transactions in 2012 with the sale of the Leland Lodge. In 2016, Perry sold the most waterfront properties on Lake Leelanau - the most of any broker in the county.
“In this category, you can do a large dollar volume with very few transactions – typically 40-50 sales per year. This allows me to take the time to treat my clients with the attention they deserve. My marketing is vast, which is placed for the best exposure by my dedicated marketing strategist. I am the only member of LuxuryRealEstate.com in all of northern Michigan, opening properties up to a global luxury subscriber base. I have been so fortunate to be able to work with a wide variety of people. 90% of Venture Properties’ business is derived from client referrals and recommendations. Thank you, northern Michigan, for your warmth, trust and continued support.”