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Production Realty Welcomes Russ Gaston Realtor

We are excited to welcome Russ Gaston Realtor to the Production Realty Team.

Russ Gaston RealtorProduction Realty welcomes Russ Gaston Realtor to the largest non-franchised firm in the area. Russ bring many years of experience working for the area’s largest employer, Consumers Energy. His connections within the community are numerous. His motivation to succeed, along with his love of technology will make him a great addition to our firm.

“I was lucky enough to marry my incredible wife Karen in 2004 and we have two wonderful children Avah and Bennett.  We love to travel and are a sports loving family.  I love to coach youth sports, especially baseball, I enjoy working out and I’m an avid reader. I have an Associates Degree from Jackson College as well as a Bachelors Degree from Spring Arbor University.” -Russ



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Russ Gaston Realtor

Realtor Gretchen Corwin Joins Production Realty

Gretchen Corwin RealtorProduction Realty is proud to welcome Realtor Gretchen Corwin to our growing team of experts. She brings over 18 years of experience selling real estate in and around the Grass Lake area.


About Gretchen Corwin

“My business beliefs are honesty, professionalism, commitment and determination. As my business is based on referrals, I work very hard to insure my customers are satisfied, resulting in lifelong relationships along the way. I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals. Real estate is continuously changing and I feel that keeping up with the changes is one of the key factors in listing and selling homes. I have been working full time in real estate since 1997. I am married with 2 children and 1 grandchild. My husband Jeff and I bought our home in 1983 and still reside there. I have lived in Jackson County all my life.” -Gretchen

Contact Realtor Gretchen Corwin Today:
Call/Text: (517) 937-2968
Production Realty Grass Lake
230 W. Michigan Ave
Grass Lake, MI, 49240


Video Tour – Summit Township Home For Sale

Summit Township home for sale. Beautiful two bedroom ranch home in Summit Township with an open floor plan and close to shopping, restaurants, and parks. Newer construction home with all new paint for a move in condition home. No work needed. One floor living with main floor laundry, bedrooms and bath. Large 5 foot crawl with concrete floor is clean and dry for storage. 517-879-4141.

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Cory Latocki – Realtor Rookie Of The Year 2015 Jackson MI


Cory Latocki

Cory Latocki has been awarded Rookie Of The Year from the Jackson Area Association of Realtors for 2015. He sold over 2 million dollars of real estate in his first year from 2013-14. We are very proud of his success.



At an awards ceremony that was held at the Cascades Manor House in Jackson MI, Cory Latocki was awarded Realtor Rookie Of The Year by the Jackson Area Association of REALTORS. He is very committed to the Jackson Michigan community. Cory volunteers for charities, as well as serving his association on different committees. All of this along with selling over 2 million dollars of real estate set him apart from his strong competition. A celebration was planned for the next day at The Chase in downtown Jackson. Contact Cory Latocki for all your real estate needs – 517-937-3136.

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8 reasons not to use Zillow or Trulia

8 reasons not to use Zillow or TruliaIf you are in the market to buy a home, you may be wasting your time using Zillow or Trulia for your real estate search. Why you ask? Here are 8 reasons not to use Zillow or Trulia.

  1. Missing tons of homes for sale – Currently thousands if not millions of verified, legitimate homes for sale are not listed on Zillow or Trulia. Zillow and Trulia are in negotiations to get all Realtor listings back on their website, but this is proving difficult. Thousands of brokers don’t even know there listings are not on Zillow or Trulia. In the past it was automatic. Not anymore. You very well could miss out on that amazing deal that just got listed today.
  2. Zillow GroupZillow owns Trulia – Didn’t know that? Well it is a fact. Zillow, Trulia, and other real estate search engines are owned by the same company, Zillow Group. All of these sites have the same bad information, so why waste your time checking them all? Many of our customers say they check both sites because they “don’t want to miss anything.” This works well for Zillow Group. They make their money from advertisers on their site. The more searches, the more millions they make.
  3. Local is Better – Local Broker websites like this site, along with, have direct feeds of all listings for sale by Realtors. If you know what town you want to buy in, just find a local Broker that specializes in that area that has a user friendly website. These sites will have more information about the homes for sale, along with the most current and accurate information possible. Don’t waste your time weeding through the millions of listings on Zillow or Trulia when you can search local.
  4. Zillow ScamScams – Zillow/Trulia allows anyone to post homes for sale or rent, just like craigslist. This opens the door for con artists to step in and make some money. How do you know the home you are looking at is even owned by the person who posted the listing? Countless times we run into people that have been victims of scams on Zillow or Trulia. Never buy a house you find on there if it is not listed by a Realtor you can verify is a Realtor. Can you go to his office? Call his Broker? Realtors verify ownership. Zillow does not.
  5. Bad Information – By their own admission, they will advertise anything that is sent their way. They don’t check the information for accuracy. Is that house even for sale? Maybe not. They even told me “Bad information in, bad information out.”
  6. False Advertising – Daily we receive calls for foreclosures found on Zillow or Trulia that are false. They knowingly continue to advertise these false foreclosures to drive traffic to their site. How would you like it if your house was the next victim of this tactic? Recently I had a home for sale that was also listed as a foreclosure on Zillow and Trulia. I had no way of fixing the false information. I also have no way of knowing how that effected my clients sale price, but I don’t think it helped. Buyers assume that foreclosures are in very bad shape, and yet that was not the case for my seller. How many people bypassed his home because of this false advertising? There is no way to know.
  7. False Reviews – No site has more false Realtor reviews than Zillow and Trulia. Some reviews are true, mine are, but it is way to easy for Realtors to falsify their reviews on there. The best way to hire a Top Tier Realtor is to ask around. Someone you know has sold their home in your town, right? Call your neighbor that sold, or family and friends that have sold, and ask them about their Realtor. That is a true review.
  8. Inaccurate ZestimatesZestimates – When estimating your homes value, Zillow is no better than your tax assessor. Actually, I would trust your tax assessor more, because at least they are local and have access to verified sales data. Zillow say that their Zestimates are within 10% of actual sales prices only 63.6% of the time. In our world, 10% is a huge difference. If you wonder what your home is worth, just talk to a Realtor.



Club Ludwig in Jackson MI Sold

The historical Club Ludwig in Jackson MI has sold to a local business owner.

Amy Gilpin of Production Realty represented the buyer of this historical night club. The new owner plans to redevelop the former site of Club Ludwig. Demolition and asbestos remediation of the building will likely cost more than than the purchase of the property.  

At the final walk through of the building, we took a few pictures of the abandoned building. 

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Northwest Schools Home For Sale – 8237 Bunkerhill Rd Jackson, MI

Very unique three story Northwest Schools home on over 3 acres for sale. Mostly renovated home, just needs some finishing touches. Third floor is a master suite with balcony overlooking private setting. Second floor has a landing with views on the formal dining room below, balcony over the front yard, second bedroom, and large bathroom with walk-in shower plus large tub. Main floor has remodeled kitchen, formal dining room with fireplace, living room with retro wood burner stove, half bath, attached garage, and plenty of large windows. Very bright and open space.

The seller has relocated due to a new job, and now wants to sell this dream home. Not able to complete all the remodeling, the home is priced to sell, and the new owner will gain.

For a tour, give us a call. We have agents on call to show our listings anytime. 517-879-4141

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8237 Bunkerhill Rd Jackson, MI

Michigan is Most Improved State for Business 2014

Michigan is Most Improved State

An economics research institution has said that Michigan is Most Improved State of 2014. The American Economic Development Institutes annual Top 10 Pro-business States report ranked Michigan the most improved state because of a spectacular 21-position climb in rank from 2012 to 2014.

The rapid improvement in their ranking reflects a solid economic development plan and implementation along with consistent political support. Continue Reading →

Home Values in Jackson Michigan up 9%

Home Values in Jackson MichiganWe are now halfway through 2014. The average sale price of a home in Jackson County continues to rise, up to $114,846.  Last year at this time we were at $105,158.  This tells us that home values in Jackson Michigan are up 9%.

813 homes have sold at this mid-year point, and that is just under 50% of all the homes listed.  This is a slight drop from the number of homes sold at this time last year. There were 954 homes sold in the first 6 months of 2013. Continue Reading →