Having served 20+ years with the Grand Rapids Police Department, Brad Ditmar knows what it means to work hard. During those years, he worked a wide variety of roles including Road Patrol, Training Supervisor (Lead Firearms & Defensive Tactics Instructor), SWAT Team, Vice, Internal Affairs, and Patrol Supervisor. The traits that made him successful in law enforcement benefit his clients today.
During his successful law enforcement career, Brad obtained his builders license. He bought, renovated, and flipped houses on his days off, as a hobby. Brad’s interest in real estate continued to grow and he decided to become a licensed Realtor. Eventually, he retired from law enforcement and embarked on a second career, still serving the community but in a new way. Brad continues to serve as the Chair of the Grand Rapids Police Foundation.
Brad is honest, up-front, and straightforward with clients, and he’s loyal to the core. He won’t tell you what you want to hear: he’ll help you understand what you need to know. When Brad says he’ll go the extra mile for you, he means it. Brad has earned plenty of awards, like top selling new agent for Keller Williams East (2011) and “Rookie of the Year” for the State of Michigan and Northern Ohio region of Keller Williams Realty (2011), top 10 agent in sales volume at Keller Williams East since he started in 2010, and most recently #10 in gross team sales volume for the State of Michigan and Northern Ohio region of Keller Williams Realty. But it’s not the accolades that drive him. It’s his dedication to clients and desire to exceed their expectations.
As a licensed builder and Realtor®, Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), and ePRO® Certified Realtor® (real estate technology training), Brad advocates ceaselessly for his clients. Because of his extensive knowledge as a builder (and former home renovator and flipper), Brad provides attention to detail and meaningful explanations that give his clients a unique, extremely rare, perspective. His insight is incredibly advantageous, helping clients spot things they might otherwise miss. Brad appreciates that this isn’t just a monetary transaction—that buying and selling a home is a decision that affects people’s lives. He works hard to help clients make a discerning choice so that, years later, they’ll still be satisfied with their decision.
When the closing is complete, that’s the end of the client relationship for many real estate agents. But Brad’s clients form a personal connection. Because they trust him, clients return time and time again, whether they’re ready for the next home transaction, need recommendations regarding home renovations, or have questions about the community. Brad’s integrity and commitment to clients lasts a lifetime.
As a Public Safety Officer for East Grand Rapids for more than 22 years, Brian has dedicated his life to helping others. That dedication persists in his role as a buyer’s agent, where he works hard to help clients make the best choice. Brian possesses a strong customer service-oriented work ethic and unmatched reliability. He also has a staunch commitment to the community and gives back however he can. Throughout his long career, one of the ways he’s done so is by providing leadership in myriad ways, including mentoring and educating young adults as they prepare for a career in law enforcement.
A lifelong resident of East Grand Rapids, Brian enjoyed growing up and playing sports in the area. Even more, he relished raising his children here and watching them compete, learn, and excel at various sports. Watching them learn from mistakes, overcome adversity, and ultimately achieve their goals made him a proud dad. He feels strongly about the positive impact sports can have in children’s lives and continues to give back to the youth sports community through coaching, which he’s done since he graduated from high school. When he’s not working or coaching, Brian enjoys tackling home projects with his wife, Laura, and taking vacations that include lots of family time.
Laura Davis grew up in East Grand Rapids and, with her husband, Brian, raised three children there, all of whom she enjoyed watching play sports. When she wasn’t cheering them on at cross country, football, track, or lacrosse, Laura worked and volunteered in West Michigan, making broad connections with people that continue to help her serve clients today.
As the office manager, Laura works hard to support the team’s clients. She’s keenly aware that buying and selling a home is about community and wants to help make the process as easy as possible. Brian and Laura moved 4 times with 3 children, so she understands that buying and selling a home can be emotional and sometimes stressful.She respects how difficult that can be and goes out of her way to treat clients the way she’d want her parents or children to be treated if they were buying or selling a home.
A great listener, Laura also strives to understand clients’ wants and needs, so she can provide insight regarding communities with great restaurants, walkability, school buses, and more. When clients are purchasing a home, she does her utmost to ensure they choose a home and a community that will bring them joy. An avid reader and moviegoer, Laura also enjoys music and working on home projects with Brian. With two children in college and one in high school they have more time than they did with younger kids. They’re doing their best to use that time to try all of the new (and old) restaurants in Grand Rapids they haven’t yet had the chance to visit.
As a high school student, Cory Ditmar played for football coaches that cultivated a winning culture by teaching kids to working hard and be physically and mentality tough. As a college student, he had the privilege of working for the University of South Carolina’s football team, coached by Steve Spurrier, a former Heisman trophy winner and NFL player, who also emphasized hard work to create a winning tradition. Years later, as a licensed Realtor®, Cory brings that solid work ethic and can-do attitude to the table for his clients.
For starters, he’s tenacious, meticulous, straightforward, and uber-organized. But what really sets Cory’s apart is his ability to listen to clients and understand what they truly want. By doing so, he helps clients find not just a house, but somewhere they’ll want to call home. He’s also learned what to look for in a property—both potential trouble spots and areas that are easily renovated—from working with his father, a licensed builder and Realtor®, who’s been renovating homes Cory’s entire life.
Cory’s clients also benefit from his mastery of technology with regard to real estate, which he uses for marketing purposes, as well as for understanding the market and keeping clients informed throughout the home buying and selling process. You’ll never be in the dark when you work with Cory—he’ll make sure you know what’s happening each step of the way.
Although he enjoyed living in the south, Cory’s recognized that for the long-term, Grand Rapids was the community he wanted to call home. He loves sharing everything West Michigan has to offer with his clients and helping call Grand Rapids home, too. In his downtime, Cory likes to play basketball and spend time with his family and friends up north.
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