I entered the real estate business in 1977 with one goal: to be the best, most respected Realtor anyone would ever meet.
I have lived most of my life in Traverse City and have seen it progress from a little summer resort town to one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Michigan. Because of my lifetime contacts, I am extremely knowledgeable about the ever-changing market. It is important to me to build life-time clients. I am diligent in the pursuit of creating opportunities between Buyers and Sellers and I strive for constant improvement of my sales and marketing skills in this changing real estate market place. Some of my professional and personal achievements include:
Closed over 1,500 real estate transactions representing $150million in sales volume
Owner/Realtor for multiple site condominium projects from creation to completion
Ranked in the top 1% of all Realtors in the United States
RE/MAX Platinum Club designee - representing the top 1500 Realtors in North America
Ranked in the top 20 real estate agents in Michigan for five years
Recipient of the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award as one of the top Realtors in the state for three years
Owner/Operator Bay Race Ski Academy 1981-1987
Member US Ski Team 1976-1981
Competed in Alpine World Cup Downhill 1978-1981
Rated Top 20 in the World
Served on the boards of Incochee Condo Association, Cedar Cove Condo Association, Harbor West Condo Association, Grand Traverse Yacht Club
Coach to Traverse Area Girls Softball 5 years, Traverse City Area Public Schools soccer 3 years, Traverse City Area Public Schools high school ski coach 9 years, FIS Technical Delegate (1 of 25 International Officials) 13 years
Ted is not only responsible for selling my home, but he has become a dear friend whom I trust and consider to be very reliable and honest.
Over the years I have had a few realtors attempting to sell my home but none of them lives up to the qualities needed to deal with a customer with honesty and integrity. I would recommend Ted to any friend at any time. -Cecilia Leake
Ted is thorough in his assessment, personable in his service and professional when it comes to knowing the market here in the Grand Traverse region. He offers top shelf representation when it comes to real estate! - Bob Barnes
We've had Ted represent us on four real estate transactions now and have been pleased with each one. He has a strong knowledge of his market and is very professional. We recommend his services without hesitation. -Craig Prieskorn
Ted and Deb Lockwood are top-notch real estate consultants who understand the dynamics of an ever-changing market. We sold our house under their guidance in January 2012 and purchased as well in May of 2012. They deal with both high-end and large volume real-estate, but also take the time to help the middle-class, median income people (me and my husband) that make up the majority of the market, but may not be their "bread and butter." - Breanne
Very knowledgeable in residential, commercial and industrial.
Sophisticated real estate investor, great at negotiating and "putting" deals together.
Lives the real estate business and knows the area in which he deals perfectly.
-user9885833 Zillow Customer
We've had Ted represent us for two real estate transactions and are in the process of having him represent us again for our third. He's very professional and has a strong knowledge of the market. In our opinion, he's definitely one of the best out there at what he does. -user5226346 Zillow Customer
Ted and Debbie are top notch; great to work with and are also very knowledgeable of the local real estate market.
They were able to sell my lot in a soft real estate market, while at the same time maximizing the sale price. The subject parcel was a higher-end residential building lot with partially blocked views of West Grand Traverse Bay. Ted assisted with selecting trees to be removed to improve the view and placement of a driveway to access the building envelope, allowing prospective purchasers better access to the site.
I have had the pleasure to use Ted in the past for several real estate transaction with excellent results and will continue to use his services for my future transaction.
Two thumbs up!! -user19190568 Zillow Customer
We used Ted Lockwood four years ago to purchase our home in Traverse City. After working with other Realtors unsuccessfully, Ted was a pleasure to work with, listening to what we wanted and showing us homes that fit our needs. The entire process of searching for the right home in the right spot was much easier with Mr Lockwood. In addition the guidance through the purchase process was made easier with his knowledge and professionalism. I have and would continue to recommend his services. -user1940831 Zillow Customer