- 36 West Main
Fremont, MI 49412
Welcome to my Website
How did a farm girl from Mears get to be at Realtor with Coldwell Banker Schmidt in Fremont Michigan? Growing up on a fruit farm just a few miles from Lake Michigan in Oceana County learned to appreciate the beauty of the West Michigan countryside. My family worked hard, and played hard. I learned about the importance of faith, family, and community. I attended Golden Community School,a small country school, from Kindergarden through eighth grade and then Hart High School. I graduated in 1971.
I married early and had four children, so was a busy wife and mom for many years, doing daycare in my home and also personal bookkeeping for several clients. In 1991 family circumstances forced me out of my comfort zone, and I was hired by Vandenberg Real Estate as a part-time administrative assistant.
I instantly found my niche in the real estate world and the rest is history! I love helping home buyers and sellers approach their life changes with confidence as I guide them through the sometime dauntiing real estate sales process.
I look forward to helping you also!
I grew up on a fruit farm in Oceana County and graduated from Hart High School. I attended Taylor University and Davenport College until I was married. I worked at home while my children were small doing child care and contracted bookkeeping. In 1995, I went back to college and completed my degree in Business Management, graduating from Cornerstone University in 1997.
My husband, Barry and I have six grown children and eighteen grandchildren. For the past 4 years we have had foreign exchange students live with us during the school year. We've been priveledged to have young people from China, Thailand, Mexico, Ecuador, and Taiwan join our family. We enjoy kayaking the beautiful lakes and rivers in our area in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. We also work together on building and remodeling projects and gardening. We are active in our church and community through the Chamber of Commerce, art and health organizations.
My Real Estate Specialties
First Time Buyers
I love to help buyers who are purchasing their first home. With the heart of a teacher, I assist buyers through all aspects of their purchase by carefully explaining the steps involved. I am available to my buyer clients everyday, and in most cases can answer a phone call or e-mail within an hour. I stay on top of the transaction working closely with the lender, inspectors, title company, and other Realtors. I am knowledgable about special programs such as MSHDA funding and USDA Rural Development housing programs that make home ownership a reality for many first time buyers.
Here's what some of my first time buyers have said about their experience working with me.
" You made the home buying process fun. Very helpful every step of the way. Jean was just as excited as we were to find the perfect home." Daniel & Jessie - Hesperia Buyers
"Jean Palmerton was our Realtor and went far above the expected level of service. We could not believe how easy she made our first home buying experience." Jim & Kim - Fremont Buyers
"Thank you, Jean, for making our home a reality." Priscilla - Holton Area Buyer
"Jean was great! She always fit it in her schedule to look at houses with us, and was very quick to respond to our questions. We were very pleased" Trent & Jeanna -Fremont Buyers
"Thanks, Jean! You were wonderful! We really didn't think we would get the house without you! Austin & Christine - Fremont Buyers
Hillcrest Estate Condominiums
Hillcrest Estate Condominiums - Located in the beautiful West Michigan town of Fremont, Hillcrest Estate Condominiums were established in the mid 1980's to meet the housing needs of residents looking for maintenance-free living in a thriving community. Hillcrest condos provide several convenient floor plans. I have been involved in over half of the the sales in the past two years, and am ready to help you own one of these beautiful homes.
" Enjoyed very much working with Jean. She was very helpful and knowledgable, and got back to us in a timely manner." Jim and Nancy - Fremont Lake Buyers
"Couldn't ask more of a broker. Jean is well qualified and knows the Newaygo market. I liked the fact that she could recommend a reasonably priced handyman to take care of a few upgrades on our condo. Unit sold in 2 weeks! Very impressed with jean and her efforts." Tom and Susan - Fremont Condo Seller
"...Jean did a good job with the problems with the house in regards to what the buyer wanted." Charles - Fremont Lake Seller
"Overall a very good experience." Frank & Sherri - Fremont Lake Buyers
"Thank you, Jean, for your work on selling our cottage. You did a super job." Gib & Jean Kimball Lake Sellers
"Outstanding Service. Thank you so much for your help during the process, especially since I was unable to be there due to military duty. You've helped the girls and I so much." Eric - Fremont Buyer
"Jean was very prompt when we had a question or just needed an update" - Mike & Carol - Fremont Sellers
Hart High School 1971
Taylor University 1972
Davenport College 1973
Muskegon Community College 1994
Cornerstone University 1997 BS Business Administration