Billy Andrew

21 years of work experience
Coldwell Banker Northern Lakes
3970 S. Straits Hwy
Indian River, MI, 49749
(231) 268-0557

Ratings & reviews (19)

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Highly likely to recommend
03/27/2014
donohueflower
Helped me buy home
Billy is a professional with a local flare. He was a pleasure to work with, responsive, and made purchasing real estate from a distance much easier. The best endorsement we can give is that we will use him again for our next purchase.
Highly likely to recommend
03/12/2014
mike bommarito
Helped me buy home
Billy is simply the best around! I stopped into his office on a whim one day with no appointment. He sat down with me for about an hour and answered a bunch of questions I had about the area and the process of buying a second home or vacant land. He then pulled up a few places that I might be interested in and gave me the history on them. The next time i came up we looked at places. After I decided to buy, Billy got me a great price on the property and then got me in contact with the local lenders in the area to work on financing. He completed everything quickly and we closed on the property very fast. Since then, Billy has got me in contact with someone about a boat lift and has provided me with some other advice on a couple of things. He knows the area and people very well and has a lot of contacts, which is a huge advantage! Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
02/26/2014
user9841307
Helped me buy home
When purchasing a home it is imperative that the agent has a solid understanding of the local area and Billy delivers in all facets on northern Michigan real estate. Our purchase was on Burt lake and it was very clear early on that Billy not only knew the lake very well he knows the majority of the people that own homes on it. From there in a very low pressure / no pressure fashion he was able to determine what was best for our family in purchasing a home. For Billy it wasn't about selling us a home, but more about the experience our family would have in our new vacation home. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/27/2013
VanBFamily
Helped me buy home
Before we met Billy, we felt we were a few years from being able to find an "up north" property for our family. We had been vacationing in the area for ten years and had wanted to one day purchase a place of our own. When we met Billy, he listened to us and showed us a variety of properties. He helped us understand what type of property would suit our family best. His knowledge of the area, the real estate market, and the transaction process is deep. We had complete confidence we made the right choice when it was time to buy, and Billy kept us informed every step of the way. I was particularly impressed with his use of technology in facilitating the purchase and necessary paperwork. This was extremely helpful to us since we live a few hours away and he enabled us to handle the transaction easily with the use of technology. We recommend Billy without reservation to either a buyer or seller. If you want a place up north that will suit you, the first call to make is to Billy Andrew. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/26/2013
drhadigan
Helped me buy and sell homes
My husband and I have had the opportunity to work with Billy on several occasions. He consistently demonstrates the qualities we look for in an agent - responsive, knowledgeable, low pressure and follows through. We would not hesitate to recommend Billy to anybody looking to purchase property in our area.
Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2013
strabfam
Helped me buy home
We took 3 years and probably saw more than 50 cottages/houses to find the right lake house for us. Billy patiently took us around each time spending more than a half day each trip going through potential lake front properties. In the end we found a great house that we believe was worth all the time! During the journey, we bid on three great properties, but had complications arise with the first two where we found Billy's true worth as he was invaluable in guiding us through. He helped pave the way for the last house to be a smooth path to closing. His knowledge of the market, his resources to help you (for us the buying process), and his uncommon interest in making sure in the end you as his client are more than satisfied is unmatched up north. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
11/25/2013
shop56
Helped me buy home
In an era where "average" is considered good enough, and integrity is merely a watchword, William "Billy" Andrew is a throw back to a period when people actually cared. Candidly, if you are looking at real estate in Northern Michigan you will not find a more responsive and knowledgeable broker.
Highly likely to recommend
04/24/2013
user7428432
Helped me buy home
Billy was always very responsive, listened carefully, and most importantly was very patient throughout the process. He worked hard to earn our trust, was very knowledgeable of area, and offered what I consider to be realistic, honest answers to our questions. I would definitely use him again.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user2885057
Listed and sold a home
Billy is very creative. He negotiated a deal with another client, provided the persuasive language that was needed to close the deal, and the support to finalize it. The previous Coldwell Banker agent had the listing for 3 summers and could not close the deal. Billy did it in one month. He analyzed the situation and came up with the best solution for the sale. I would highly recommend Billy to anyone as an agent for selling a house.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user8175226
Listed and sold a home
Billy Andrew grew up in Indian River and attended the local school district, Inland Lakes. He is not a transplant nor is this his "retirement job". He is a full time real estate professional. Needless to say his knowledge of the area is without peer. He is smart, savy, and always available to answer questions or talk over options. He found me a cottage on Mullett Lake in 1997 for a terrific price. He skillfully negotiated the sale to closing with an out of state owner. Billy helped me purchase a new Mullett Lake house in 2012 and the same year sold my original cottage in 2 months time for a fair price. In addition, I have called him coutless times in the last 16 years, for referrals on roof replacements, insurance, boat repairs, dock removal, septic systems, land surveying, etc. Yes, all the things involved in owning/maintaining a home. He knows everyone in the area and steers you to quality people to help you out. He is simply the best. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user9299300
Helped me buy and sell homes
Billy is more than Realtor. He is a Real Estate coach, mentor and trusted advisor regardless if you are the buyer, seller or a local business associate. His business approach is not focused on the short term sale but rather the long term happiness and relationship with his clients. I would definitely recommend Billy to my family, closest friends and anyone looking for a true partnerhship with their Realtor.
Highly likely to recommend
04/23/2013
user4928318
Listed and sold a home
Billy has been involved with many real estate transactions for us. Billy is always first concerned with his customer needs. He is very professional in the way he handles both himself and the negotiations of contracts. He makes his job personal and it shows in the way he treats his clients. I have never been more impressed with any individual in the real estate business than Billy.
Highly likely to recommend
05/12/2011
katienellb
Helped me buy home
Billy was a great help to us in our search for a summer home. We live out of state and he would visit different properties and send us lots of pictures. When we finally made the decision to buy he helped us with all the paper work. We would always use him for any real estate needs in Michigan. He's straight shooter.
Highly likely to recommend
05/05/2011
1234bill
Helped me buy home
We are out of state and had been working with another agency and were frustrated with the lack of communication and progress we had received. We randomly called Billy Andrew for assistance. We found him to be extremely resourceful and knowledgeable. With his guidance we found the perfect vacation home even though he was working with our rather vague criteria. Through the listings he provided us over the internet we were able to do much of the search from our home, so that on our short trips north we could concentrate on viewing properties. He not only guided us through the sale process but was also helpful after the sale had closed. The effort that he put forth for someone he only knew as a voice on the phone convinces me that this level of service is his normal business practice. He has earned my highest recommendation and I offer it without reservation. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
05/01/2011
MTB001
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have been involved in 3 transactions with Billy Andrew. I was referred to Mr. Andrew by a friend and I couldn't have been more pleased with his professionalism, responsiveness and market knowledge. Being in the commercial real estate business for over 25 years and having bought and sold multiple properties over the years, I can state without equivocation, that Billy Andrew is the most honest real estate professional I have ever worked with. His integrity is beyond reproach. I was so impressed with him after he assisted me in purchasing a lake house, that I asked him to represent me in the acquisition of a prominent commercial parcel of land in the Petoskey area. He is excellent. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/30/2011
cynderella815
Helped me buy home
Masterful does not express the work and time Billy Andrew devotes to his clients. He definately goes above and beyond masterful. Not only did he accompany me on almost every home I was looking to buy, I trusted in him for his expertise on home buying since my husband was working out of state. We even made an offer on our dream home-site unseen to my husband. Billy was able to work his schedule around my schedule, handled all the paperwork, phone calls, meetings, inspections. I would highly recommend Billy Andrew as a real estate professional. Less ... More
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2011
JKF11
Helped me buy and sell homes
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Andrew both as a buyer and a seller. I found Mr. Andrew to honestly and effectively represent me in every aspect. Mr. Andrew demonstrates an extensive knowledge of the northern Michigan area, as well as real estate law. I recommend Mr. Andrew without reservation.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2011
JoeLuther
Helped me buy home
Our transaction was a lakefront property for over $1 million, which included 102 acres in three townships and two counties. My due diligence requirements were significant (to say the very least) but Billy handled each issue in stride and with my best interests at the forefront throughout the process. His knowledge and integrity for our transaction was so high that I would recommend him to ANYONE. I am positive that he would rather pass on a deal than mislead someone to suit his own needs.
Highly likely to recommend
04/29/2011
BCEvans
Helped me buy and sell homes
Billy's has the unique position of possessing local knowledge, having been born and raised in the area, combined with higher education rarely found in the area. This provides a buyer / seller with an "insiders" knowledge combined with the business sense of a seasoned expert. Billy's experience, combined with his sense of integrity makes him the only choice for all of our real estate needs.