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Ben Williams

Realtor®, Principal

After serving 12 years in the Air Force, Ben has translated the values instilled in him during his service to his career in Real Estate in Traverse City. These core values are the reason he was nominated by the American Institute of Real Estate Agents as one of "10 Best Agents in Client Satisfaction" in the entire State of Michigan.   His experience is complemented by 25 years of construction management and investment property experience, a LEED certification, and certification as a Military Relocation Specialist.


Jen Wilson

Realtor®, Marketing

With over 20 years of corporate and non-profit marketing, project management, and event production experience in California, Jen and her family moved to Traverse City to enjoy the lake life and all that it has to offer.

Jen has an affinity for transforming spaces to coax out their full potential.


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Whether you are active duty or a veteran, looking for your first home or your next home, relocating or retiring, we are here to help.  We will navigate you through the process, introduce you to the programs designed specifically for active and retired military servicemembers, and make your dreams a reality.

Our commitment to helping veterans achieve their home ownership goals is not only core to our business, but close to our hearts.  We will work as hard for you as you have for our country.

The pledge to serve the community that has served our country extends beyond buying and selling real estate.  Ben is an advocate for ensuring that servicemembers have access to homeownership, whether through Veterans entitlement programs or conventional channels, and are treated fairly in the market.

Ben has been an active volunteer in the community since retiring from the military himself.  You'll find him hosting events for military families each summer, sorting Toys for Tots at the holidays, or supporting the community throughout the year.

Lake Life Hi Res

Founded in 1906 on the principles of honesty, integrity, and always putting the customer first, Coldwell Banker® has continued to innovate and redefine the buying and selling experience for customers around the globe.

We focus on where and how people search for homes to create a streamlined, efficient, and effective marketing plan for your listing, leveraging the tremendous global and local resources of Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies. Your home will receive more views from more potential buyers and when they do, we will make sure your home shows at its best.

The Lake Life Real Estate team will work with sellers to recommend improvements and repairs and manage the project with vendors to prepare your home for sale and optimize the offers your receive.  On the buying side, we will help you make your new house your new home before moving in.

Learn more about Coldwell Banker and Schmidt Family of Companies

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With the prowess of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Program® at your fingertips, your luxury listing will make an impression - in fact, thousands of impressions- on the right buyers.

Global Luxury clients have access to the suite of dedicated services and expertise focusing on connecting affluent clients with the world's best properties.  The Global Luxury team utilizes a 360º Marketing strategy including print media, social media, direct marketing, public relations, live events, and personal networks to showcase your home.

The Global Luxury team has mastered the art of the digital marketing space, ensuring your property will be seen by the most qualified buyers.  Properties marketing through Global Luxury will benefit for exposure on over 750 prominent real estate networks.

Learn more about Coldwell Banker Global Luxury


Work with a team who takes your priorities, needs, and objectives to heart.

We will help you prep your home for sale to maximize your sale price or help you coordinate projects to undertake before moving into your new home.

We make sure your home makes the right first impression - whether on virtual tours or in-person. We offer staging and design to bring out the beauty of your house.

We believe real estate isn't just transactions, it is a tool for building wealth for you and your family.


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We've found homes for nearly
Active and Retired Military Personnel and counting...


Your sacrifice and civil service to our country is the cornerstone to our freedom.  As a veteran myself, we recognize your contribution and believe that you should enjoy the benefits that you have worked so hard to earn.  Our team specializes in working with veterans and active duty members to find the right home for your family and leveraging the VA Guaranty Home Loan Program to get you there.



Jon & Shara H. Kodiak, AK (USCG)


Thank you so much Ben for helping my family find our new home! You're a truly committed person and a true professional. Thank you for taking care of all the loose ends while my family and I relocated to Traverse from Alaska. You're awesome!

Bridget H. Milwaukee, WI


Ben sold us our first home and was fantastic in the process. He assisted with budget and knew what we were looking for. We can't thank him enough for everything...his wife too! Best negotiators ever! 

Andy & Sharon B. Pensacola, FL (USCG)


Ben was great to work with going above and beyond in helping us to sell our house. I would love to work with him again and I would highly recommend him.

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