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Kittyanne Hudson Accepted into Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy

Kittyanne Hudson Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy

Kittyanne Hudson Accepted into Leadership Academy

We are excited to announce that Kittyanne Hudson has been accepted into the very exclusive Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy. Only 14 Realtors from the entire State of Michigan are accepted into the Leadership Academy this year. Kittyanne Hudson is the first and only Realtor accepted from the Jackson Area Association of Realtors.

Kittyanne Hudson’s leadership, community involvement, and commitment to the Realtor Profession has not gone unnoticed. She was awarded Realtor Rookie of the Year and has continued to excel and grow her business in the Jackson Community that she loves and call home.

Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy

The Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy develops leaders who have demonstrated leadership potential through job-related and community activities, creating a network of industry experts across the state who are actively involved in improving our Association and profession.

Objectives of the Michigan Realtors® Leadership Academy:

  1. To identify emerging Realtor® leaders and potential Association leadership
  2. To empower those individuals to maximize their leadership potential
  3. To encourage those individuals to effectively participate in Association committee/leadership roles
  4. To ensure those individuals are avid advocates for the real estate industry

Michigan Realtors Leadership Academy Class of 2020

Hassan Ahmad, Dearborn
Melissa Botsford, GMAR
Michele Brown, GKAR
Karin Buda, SWMAR
Aaron Fox, GLAR
Kittyanne Hudson, Jackson
Renae Johnson, GMAR
Rachel Major, GRAR
Bryant Mitchell, GRAR
Tracy Rose, Ann Arbor
Jaye Sanders, GMAR
Kellie Sergent, Traverse City
Devon Smith, GMAR
Carrie Vos, GRAR

Kittyanne Hudson Realtor








Get to know Kittyanne Hudson, Realtor with Production Realty

2019 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR! as presented by the Jackson Area Association of Realtors

I am a lifelong resident of Jackson, Michigan and do my best to enjoy every aspect the community may offer. Whether it’s kayaking the rivers, strolling down the many trails and paths, or driving as far as possible down the fairways; I truly believes in Jackson. The improvements abound in this beautiful town! As a young professional in an epicenter of development, I am pushing to provide her clients with simple, yet innovative, real estate solutions. My background in business, personnel management, property and project management and customer service are sure to keep propelling me in this ever exciting industry! I am dedicated to inspiring and educating buyers and sellers in Jackson County and surrounding areas!

A great year for real estate! Kittyanne has been an active participant in many community events, volunteer opportunities and committee positions with the Jackson Area Association of Realtors (JAAR). Beyond closing more than 45 transactions this year, Kittyanne helped coach her daughters 8U softball team, partnered up with the JacksonYPN to provide transportation for international artists painting in the Bright Walls Mural Festival, and assisted local breweries and wineries at the annual Art, Beer, Wine Festival at Ella Sharp Park this summer. She served with dedication on both the Golf Outing Committee and the Young Professionals Network Committee at JAAR. Without missing a beat, Kittyanne invested back in the community that she was working, living, and growing within!

*** 51 Transactions totaling $5.6 million in sales volume! ***

Kittyanne Hudson, REALTOR
Production Realty

“Top of the mornin’ to ya!” A Tribute to Bill Hestwood

Sometimes we encounter people in our lives who just make our day better. You may not know how they positively affect your day, you just know that they do.

50860291_2276886669011769_1677707705780797440_n Bill Hestwood was one of those people. He would sit quietly doing his work, but he’d smile when you looked at him. He’d toil around in his files, answer his phone, sometimes gently grumble at his computer, but then someone would walk in the door, and in his booming voice, say, “Howdy, Bub!” 

Everyone was Bill’s friend. It was hard to not be. He made it easy to like him. Through reflection this week, it became more evident why.

He just “was.” He didn’t try to be positive and optimistic, he just was. He didn’t try to be helpful and available to our agents, he just was. He didn’t join Kiwanis because it would help his business. He didn’t referee because it would land him clients. He didn’t golf or play bridge for the networking opportunities. 

His involvement with his community, colleagues, family and friends was because he thoroughly enjoyed doing those things. There was no hidden agenda, no ulterior motive. He was there simply because he wanted to be. He was happy. He just was. 

Many times over the years, we’ve turned to him for help. It may have been helping a new agent with paperwork, attending a closing, or seeking advice. He would never flaunt his knowledge or his experience, but it exuded from him in a quietly confident kind of way. 

60637080_10156273466922717_1924206886899417088_oAnd for us, knowing he had over 50 years in the business and was still going strong with writing contracts, showing houses… still making a go of it… we felt comforted somehow. He made us feel like we would make it, too. To be in his presence felt reassuring, but not on a conscious level. He just had a way of lifting a room by merely being in it. 

Bill taught us a lot about what living a good life should be, even though like everything else, he never talked about it. He led through example. He would call Jan on the phone while at work just to check in with her. It didn’t matter that he had just seen her, or that he would be home soon, he wanted to talk to her. His love for her radiated through him. 

57418985_10219084511411542_3660451062734651392_oHe was also so proud of his children and grandchildren. He absolutely loved seeing them, sometimes driving hours just to catch a quick game. He would come in on Mondays to tell us about fishing or hunting with “Son Jeffrey” that weekend. Or how the grand kids performed in their latest event.

I never heard him say the words “I can’t”, and he very rarely complained. He was the hardest worker during our office Earth Day Clean-Up, refusing to quit until the job was done. He’d come in dirty and dripping wet from placing flags in bad weather, say “How are you this fine afternoon?”, and get right to work on his deals. 

He taught us to never stop learning and growing. He was the only person in our office who showed zero fear about doing Facebook Live, and not only did he do it without hesitation, but he crushed it. Technology wasn’t his friend, but he figured out a way to get along, happily writing his first Facebook comment just a few weeks ago. 

I once asked him on a frustrating day how he managed to stay in this business for as long as he had, how he dealt with the ups and downs, the frustrations, and unkind people, and he said, “Well, Sunshine, you just do.” 

1781856_10152793244242717_2155189675105608046_oAnd this is how Bill lived his life. No matter what came his way, he was always moving forward, looking ahead, seeing the positive, the happiness, and the genuine. Sure he had rough times, but he didn’t dwell on them. They didn’t keep him down. He just kept going, rising above, and being the best he could be. He didn’t teach this to all of us through lecturing, he taught this through living. And live he did.  

We will miss you, Bill.  Job well done, our friend. 

William (Bill) Hestwood 9-27-35 - 10-23-19

Top Real Estate Agents in Jackson MI 2019 Q3

The Top Real Estate Agents in Jackson MI for the third quarter of 2019 are in!

Congratulations to Julie Hackworth, Tim Rilett, and Cory Latocki, our top real estate agents in Jackson MI.

Top Real Estate Agents Jackson MI 2019 Q3Top Real Estate Agent Jackson MI Julie Hackworth

Julie Hackworth is one of the top real estate agents in Jackson MI with a focus on the Western and Columbia School Districts. For any of your real estate needs, please contact Julie Hackworth at 517-206-6426!

Top Real Estate Agent Jackson MI Tim Rilett

Tim Rilett is one of the top real estate agents in Jackson MI with a focus on the Grass Lake Michigan area. Specializing in Residential, Commercial, Vacant Land, & Sales.  Whether you are selling your home, searching for your next home, or have any questions about the process, Please feel free to contact Tim at anytime. Contact Tim Rilett at (517) 414-8018.

Top Real Estate Agent Jackson MI Cory Latocki

Cory Latocki is one of the top real estate agents in Jackson MI with a focus on the local Jackson MI area. His lobes to help people learn, and stay informed about what is happening in our local Real Estate market. Connect with Cory to get an honest hard working Realtor. Contact Cory Latocki at (517) 937-3136.

Production Realty brings Million Dollar Marketing to Michigan. We capitalize on today’s technology to sell homes for top dollar as fast as possible.

We use video, social media, magazine quality photography, internet syndication, and hundreds of other tools to reach Buyers all over the globe.

As members of Michigan’s most successful data-sharing operation for REALTORS, our listings are included in the Jackson, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Down River, Lenawee, Hillsdale, Shiawassee, Montcalm, Monroe, and Saginaw MLS systems.

Our Results Driven Marketing Plan is designed to net our Sellers the most amount of money with the least amount of hassle. We are Results Driven.

Meet Realtor Mandy McMurtrie


Production Realty is excited to welcome Mandy McMurtrie to our team of full time Realtors in Jackson, MI.

Her many connections to the community are impressive. She has gained the trust of many parents as a elementary teacher at Queen’s. She wants to take that dedication to Jackson families to the next level and help others with the sale and purchase of their largest asset, their home. Mandy has been a great addition to our team already, and we are excited to see her make the commitment to a full time career in real estate.

“I am a full time Realtor for Production Realty in Jackson, MI.  The support from the staff and training opportunities give me the ability and knowledge to assist Buyers and Sellers with their needs.  My communication, organization and dedication help me be the best Realtor I can be.

Growing up in Spring Arbor, graduating from Spring Arbor University and raising my family in Parma give me strong roots in the Jackson and surrounding areas.

I enjoyed many years teaching second grade and kindergarten at Fatima and Queen’s in the Jackson, MI area.  During that time, my husband and I were blessed with 4 beautiful children. As much as I loved teaching, I felt like it was time for a change. The excitement and freedom that I saw in a Realtor friend of mine drew me to the career of Real Estate.

I started off as a Buyers Agent and now I am a full time Realtor for Production Realty. “

-Mandy McMurtrie, REALTOR
Call or Text me at 517-740-7025


Julie Hackworth Production Realty

We are excited to welcome Julie Hackworth to the Production Realty Team.

Julie Hackworth Production RealtyProduction Realty welcomes Julie Hackworth to the fastest growing firm in the area.

Julie is absolutely dedicated to her profession of real estate. She is an incredibly hard worker and her clients just love her. It is not uncommon to receive emails from her well into the evening.

Julie has built a business out of treating her clients well. Her clients routinely send all of their friends and family to her as well as continue to use her with their own repeat business.

In a business where most new realtors fail within 2 years, Julie sold 30 homes in her second year, and has decided to take her career to the next level by joining Production Realty.

Julie is just as dedicated to her family as she is her career. She has a great work/life balance. Her young children are so much fun, we love when they visit the office.

Connect with Julie Hackworth on Facebook

Learn more about Julie and see her Active Homes For Sale

Julie Hackworth, REALTOR
Production Realty
1201 Greenwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49203
Call/Text: 517-206-6426

“I am a full-time REALTOR serving Jackson County and our surrounding areas. I have lived in Jackson County my entire life and happy to share a lifetime of local knowledge with you!

Whether you are first time homebuyer, relocating or upgrading, we offer a variety of programs to help assist you in the process. 

Thank you for visiting! I look forward to guiding you through the home buying or selling process.” -Julie Hackworth

Buy with Confidence, Sell with Success!

  • Professional Photographer. First impressions are everything, make it count by having your property stand out from the rest by showcasing your home with professionally taken photographs.
  • Over 30 years of Jackson County Knowledge. I have lived in Jackson County my entire life and happy to share a lifetime of local knowledge with you.
  • Masters of Business Administration. I have an extensive education background, professional work experience and training to be able to operate a successful real estate business.
  • Committed to Serving You!  I provide top notch service at the highest level of professionalism for real estate service.


After 33 Years, Historic Downtown Jackson Building Changes Hands

After 33 years, the historic Forner Building in Downtown Jackson Michigan has sold. The iconic building located at the corner of S Jackson St and Pearl St is at the epicenter of Downtown Jackson’s revitalization. There are several construction projects going on all around the buildings location.

Jackson MI Horner BuildingLocal real estate investment company, NEI Properties, purchased the building in September of 2017. The building is home to City Crepes, The Blue Julep, Evolution Hair and Skin, WHC, and a couple of residential loft apartments.

NEI Properties is owned by David and Sadie Bradley. They were represented by The Gilpin and Gaston Group from Production Realty.  The Seller of the building was represented by The Brokerage House.

“This is an exciting time in Jackson, and we look forward to being a part of the revitalization of Downtown.” -Sadie Bradley

Downtown Jackson

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Home Values in Jackson MI Continue to Rise.

Home values in Jackson MI are up 15% according to the Jackson Area Association of Realtors MLS Statistical Reports. This continues a multi year trend of value increases in the Mid-Michigan region.

Home Values in Jackson MI

The average sale price in Jackson County is now just above $147,000. Current trends show that this will go even higher. This is a 15% increase from last years average sale price of $127,000. Homes are flying off the shelf as well in Jackson County. The average days on market for a sold home is only 104 days. This includes the time that the home is pending. Homeowners that are selling this year are seeing record sale prices due to low inventory and high demand. Homeowners in Jackson County can expect to receive an offer on their home within weeks, and many times multiple offers.

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Press Release: Rookie Realtor Sells Over 1 Million Dollars in First Year.

Kevin Reeve, Realtor with Production Realty in Jackson MI has hit a goal that very few agents ever hit. In one of the most competitive industries to break into, Kevin Reeve sold 1.2 Million Dollars of real estate in his first year. While 85% of new agents drop out of the business within 2 years, Kevin’s dedication to his clients has made him stand out.

Congratulations! We love our new home!” Sheri S. – Client

Kevin Reeve Realtor

Kevin Reeve, who is also a successful race car driver on the side, knows what it takes to be a winning Realtor.

Whether selling or buying real estate, Kevin has your back.

Watch as he races to the top of the real estate industry.



Kevin Reev Realtor Production Realty

Kevin Reeve Realtor

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Huntington National Bank – Local Branches For Sale

Huntington National Bank


Production Commercial Realty Michigan

Production Realty, along with CBRE is proud to help The Huntington National Bank in the strategic disposition of select branch facilities in Mid-Michigan.

10903 M-52, Manchester, Michigan 4811810903 M-52Manchester, Michigan 48118


4515 FRANCIS ST, Jackson, Michigan 492034515 FRANCIS STJackson, Michigan 49203


125 W MAIN ST, Parma, Michigan 49269125 W MAIN STParma, Michigan 49269

For all available branches across the country, please visit CBRE Cleveland.

For more information on the above branches:
Ben Latocki
Production Realty Commercial Division