David Kreager – Partner
Dave is a native Michigander, originally from the metro Detroit area. He started Michigan Lifestyle Properties, the only company of its kind that specializes in serving buyers and sellers of Michigan waterfront, recreational, equine and other lifestyle properties, in 2009. Dave has 30 years of sales management, marketing and real estate development experience, having spent the majority of his career with American Express Financial Corporation. Since 1984, he has been a Certified Financial Planner ®, and is qualified to work with IRA investors who invest tax-qualified money in real estate.
In 2001, he stepped out of a senior sales management position to devote more time to his family, community involvement, and to manage a number of business interests. He is a Past President of the Gull Lake Community Schools Board of Trustees, as well as the Gull Lake Area Rotary Club, and is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota Executive Development Program. Dave and his wife live in South Haven, on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
Steve Sprengel – Partner
Steve has been involved in Southwest Michigan lake homes for over ten years, and has experience in the reconstruction and marketing of lakefront cottages, as well as the purchase and development of vacant land, including roles in design and that of general contractor. Being hands-on familiar with all the essential aspects of fine residential building, Steve has been able to spearhead the development of communities sought after by discerning second home buyers.
Prior to this, Steve has had over 20 years of sales, marketing, and executive sales management experience for companies in the midwest. His most recent role was regional vice president at a large national telecommunications company. Here he was responsible for all aspects of the ongoing and long term planning for the region, with a staff of over 200 and annual revenues of over $100 million. Steve and his wife live on an all-sports inland lake in Southwest Michigan.
Don Fulton – Agent
Don’s area of expertise is working with buyers and sellers in Berrien and Van Buren Counties. He’s lived in Southwest Michigan most of his life and regularly enjoys Lake Michigan beaches, boating, entertainment and the arts. He loves the area, and his knowledge and enthusiasm for it serves his clients well. Don’s passion for life and desire to help others improve has led him to own and operate adult foster care homes. For the past 23 years, he and his wife Valerie have also operated a successful commercial and residential cleaning company. This business has exposed Don to a variety of property types, from premier and luxury homes, to beach bungalows and lake homes. His knowledge and expertise are an invaluable resource for both buyer and seller clients.
Dennis Gebben – Agent
A native of west Michigan, Dennis enjoyed a successful career as an environmental geologist for 30 years, and has experience in civil engineering, hydrogeology, environmental restoration, and land use policy. In 2004, he began to apply his vast knowledge and experience to a career in real estate, focusing primarily on equestrian properties, vacant land, rural residential and farms, hunting and recreational properties. Dennis enjoys applying his knowledge of Michigan’s glacial geology and land use to finding the ideal property for buyers. When clients specify the size, natural setting, and potential uses they have in mind, Dennis identifies some interesting property choices and helps his clients to evaluate the properties’ features and potential uses. Dennis is extremely well qualified to work with buyers and sellers of a wide variety of unique properties. He and his wife live on a horse farm in Ottawa County.
Evan Kreager – Agent
With a passion that grows year after year for everything the coastline and countryside of southwest Michigan have to offer, and a desire to share that interest and help others reach their lifestyle goals and dreams, Evan is a natural fit to be your dedicated Realtor for buying and selling lifestyle properties in Berrien County and beyond.
After graduating from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Science Journalism, focusing primarily on the Great Lakes Watershed, Evan went back to school to study Brewing Technology. He spent the beginning of his professional career brewing beer in Ohio and Michigan, following product from farm to table, grain to glass, and meeting a lot of cool people along the way; fruit farmers, cattle farmers, hop growers, vintners, artists, musicians, chefs, maltsters, and distillers, just to name a few, all right here in southwest Michigan, utilizing the unique and wonderful resources that the area has to offer.
Evan can help you buy or sell your real property, no matter what stage of life you find yourself. Whether it’s your first real estate transaction or you’re a well-seasoned investor, a home on a vineyard or a luxury lake home, Evan can do it all and is eager to help you find what it is you’re looking for.
When Evan isn’t busy selling real estate, you’re likely to find him in one of a few places: The kitchen, where he’s likely working on a new recipe or fermentation project, or tasting through any number of delicious foods or beverages; with friends and family, enjoying the beach or a hike, live music or bonfire; or travelling – whether that be within the mitten-shaped border of the Great Lakes state, hiking through parts of Appalachia or the American southwest, or exploring outside the boundaries of the U.S.
Whether it be a waterfront vacation home, a log cabin in the country, a wooded recreational property, a commercial property, or a hop farm, Evan would love to help you achieve your real estate goals and dreams.