New real estate agency opens doors in Petoskey | Business

PETOSKEY — Having long enjoyed his work in Northern Michigan’s real estate marketplace, Joe Blachy recently decided to open his own agency in the field.

Blachy is the owner and managing broker of Petoskey Real Estate Group, which opened in late 2020 and is based at 316 E. Mitchell St., suite 5 in downtown Petoskey. The new office’s sales team also includes Doug Pelon, a Realtor who Blachy has worked with for more than six years.

Petoskey Real Estate Group offers residential as well as commercial brokerage services. Blachy said he anticipates the new agency’s approach to client service will help it establish a footing in the marketplace, adding it will put priority on listening to clients’ needs, being accessible for their questions and helping them make informed decisions.

“We take care of our customers,” he said. “I think it’s really important.”

Prior to Petoskey Real Estate Group’s opening, Blachy spent 20 years as a Realtor at another Petoskey agency. He noted receiving a variety of distinctions through the years, including rookie-of-the-year recognition, consistently high rankings for sales produced and a recent designation by the Zillow online real estate marketplace as a “Best of Zillow” broker.

A Petoskey resident for

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