A little bit about myself...
I was raised in the Oakland County area of Southeastern Michigan and, as a child, frequented this beautiful area of Northern Michigan. Years later and with young children, my wife and I left the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan life and settled in Petoskey,MI. I have been a licensed builder/devloper for the past 25 plus years. The Real Estate business was always a passion of mine and so 18 years ago began my venture into the marketplace. In 2015, as a Broker, I had a vision of a Real Estate office of full-time Professionals trained to service our Clientele with the best knowledge, service and products the industry has to offer. The Professional agents at RE/MAX Lighthouse strive to operate with the utmost of integrity. Simply put, we believe the 20Golden Rule20 is the foundation of all we are, Professionally and Personally: Do to others as you would have them do to you. VISIT - www.craiglively.com
Craig's most recent endorsements
He sold our house after several other realtors had tried. He was able to sell out house at a price that we were hoping to get for it. I am recommending Craig to anyone who needs to sell their house. Fiona - PETOSKEY, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/14/2017 Thank you for the kind words , Fiona! You guys were great clients to work with and the new homeowner is so excited as well. All the best. Craig– Craig Lively
Craig was very helpful and knowledgeable in our purchase of a condo in Bay Harbor. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property in the area. Jim - ROCHESTER HILLS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/14/2017 Thanks Jim! I hope you and your family get some great Summer use out of the new Condo. Welcome to Petoskey!– Craig Lively
Craig handled a property purchase for me and he was very professional and handled all aspects of the sale/purchase in a timey manner. Craig was the listing agent for vacant acreage in Center Twp Mich. Emmet County. Thanks Craig. Tim - HARBOR SPRINGS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/14/2017 Thank you for the kind review Tim! I am looking forward to more deals with you. Craig– Craig Lively
Craig was great to work with, no matter our question or concern he always treated all requests with same amount of urgency and seriousness. Craig is very relaxed and easy going, he made what could have been a stressful transaction very easy. Craig has done all the extras for us without any hesitation or grumbling, he was great to work with and I would offer to give him a personal reference at any time, please just reach out to me. John H. - HARBOR SPRINGS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/29/2016 Thanks John! It was a real pleasure working with you and your wife. I love clients that are always smiling! Craig– Craig Lively
I used Craig on a more unique property that required a particular buyer. Before I even listed the property with him he brought the buyer and we were immediately able to close. Regardless if you are the traditional home buyer or seller, or have a more unique or investment type property, I highly recommend Craig. He has personal experience with all classes of property and knows how to be creative when it makes sense. Mark W. - CHARLEVOIX, MI Response from Craig Lively on 08/12/2016 Thank you “M” for your kind words. We will stay in touch! Craig– Craig Lively
We stayed in the market trying to buy a home closer to town. Craig kept his eye out for us and called promptly when a new listing came up in our price range. He was always fun to work with and very patient. Phil L. HARBOR SPRINGS,MI Response from Craig Lively on 06/22/2016 Thanks for your review Phil! Always a pleasure.– Craig Lively
Craig sold our home and helped us get into our new house at the same time. He kept everything moving and kept us informed of where we were at in both processes. He is well experienced in the area and understands the importance of getting things right. In addition, he unstood the position we were in - needing to sell first and buy next. Great experience! Jessica B. HARBOR SPRINGS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 06/22/2016 Thanks J&J ! We had a tight window in which to make this a seamless move, but you guys were patient and confident. It is great to have helped you guys “move up” to your new place - pole barn is awesome! You guys get 5 STARS on the best client scale!!– Craig Lively
Craig helped me purchase an investment property in 2013 and it was a great experience. I have maintained contact with him and he is always quick to help setup a showing if I am interested in a property. He is very knowledgeable of the area and pricing trends. I would highly recommend him. Tim B. PETOSKEY, MI Response from Craig Lively on 06/08/2016 Thank you Tim!! As always, it is my pleasure.– Craig Lively
He is very friendly and knowledgeable about all the areas in northern Michigan. He goes over and above at trying to find the right property for you. He has worked with us for years with selling and buying properties. Pam and John F. INDIAN RIVER, MI Response from Craig Lively on 06/22/2016 Thanks Pam! Looking forward to doing more work with you and John!– Craig Lively
Craig did a great job. He quickly responded to my messages, was knowledgeable about the market, and he helped us close the deal with no drama whatsoever. I would use Craig again. Dan H. HARBOR SPRINGS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 08/27/2015 Thanks Dan! It was a pleasure working with you and I will stay in touch :)– Craig Lively
Craig was extremely helpful in guiding our process to a successful and easy closing. His background as a licensed builder is very valuable in discussing remodeling options and possibilities for any property. We would highly recommend Craig to any family or friend. Buck and Diane ALANSON, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/07/2015 What a pleasure it is to work with you both. Thanks for your patronage and I trust you will enjoy your “new” home. And a yard that has almost every species of plant - what a find!– Craig Lively
Craig is one of the most AMAZING, TALENTED, KNOWLEDGABLE, EXPERIENCED and CARING people I know. I have known Craig for years and I don't know how I would have survived without all of his help with both of my homes. His family is also WONDERFUL and I have had the pleasure of meeting them and they all have the same qualities. So if you are thinking of working with Craig, he is the BEST and I HIGHLY recommend him, you will be happy like me! Amanda I. BOYNE FALLS, MI Response from Craig Lively on 07/07/2015 Thank you Amanda! I hope you have many great years in your new home. It is a pleasure to work with you. : )– Craig Lively
I have known Craig for over 25 years and can say with assurance that he is very reliable, has excellent follow-through and great moral standards. You are in good hands with Craig, as he will always look after your best interest. Because of his background in construction, he has a unique and unusual understanding of homes as compared to the average real-estate agent. Theresa R. PETOSKEY, MI Response from Craig Lively on 06/30/2015 Thank you, Theresa!– Craig Lively
Craig's experience and certificatons
Broker Price Opinion Resource
Property Marketing Expert
Identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®
The RENE certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to be skillful advocates for their clients.
A RSPS is a real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling or management of properties for investment, development, retirement or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination.