A new real estate agency opens its doors in Petoskey

PETOSKEY – Having long enjoyed his work in the Northern Michigan real estate market, Joe Blachy recently decided to open his own agency in the field.

Blachy is the owner and chief broker of Petoskey Real Estate Group, which opened in late 2020 and is based at 316 E. Mitchell St., Suite 5 in downtown Petoskey. The new office’s sales team also includes Doug Pelon, a real estate agent with whom Blachy has worked for more than six years.

Petoskey Real Estate Group offers residential and commercial brokerage services. Blachy said he expects the new agency’s approach to client service will help him gain a foothold in the market, adding that he will prioritize listening to clients’ needs, accessibility for their questions and to help them make informed decisions.

“We take care of our customers,” he said. “I think it’s really important.”

Prior to opening Petoskey Real Estate Group, Blachy spent 20 years as a real estate agent at another Petoskey agency. He noted receiving various accolades over the years, including Rookie of the Year recognition, consistently high rankings for sales produced, and a recent designation by online real estate marketplace Zillow as a “Best of Zillow Broker.” “.

A resident of Petoskey for over 40 years, Blachy first moved to the area when he acquired Puff’s of Petoskey, which became a nationally recognized kitchen and interior design company while he was the owner.

“My time at Puff gave me incredible exposure to the wants and needs of Northern Michigan homeowners,” he said in a press release announcing the opening of Petoskey Real Estate Group. “I was able to take this kitchen design and interior design experience and use it while helping clients make important real estate decisions.”

In addition to his experience in residential transactions, Blachy has experience marketing commercial and industrial properties and has played a key role in residential developments. He developed the Mitchell Hills and Kieran Court residential areas in Petoskey, helped facilitate the first home project to be completed in Bay Harbor, and worked with various clients to locate and secure commercial investment opportunities in the area.

In addition to his knowledge of the Northern Michigan real estate market, Petoskey Real Estate Group said Pelon brings his expertise in technology to the new venture.

“Having someone with Doug’s experience and expertise was critically important to me,” Blachy said. “Doug has been a wonderful part of my team for the past six years, and I’m delighted he has joined me in the squad.”

Petoskey Real Estate Group has a website at www.petoskeyrealestategroup.com. Blachy can be reached by phone at (231) 409-9119 and Pelon at (231) 445-2526.

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