Mike Smallegan is a real estate agent with a great knowledge of Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. Growing up in the Grand Rapids area has given Mike an excellent knowledge of all the best amenities this great city has to offer. Whether you are are looking on the north, west, south, or east Mike can help you find the home that best suits your needs. Mike understands that buying and selling a home is both a personal and emotional experience which is why you need to rely on someone who is experienced and knowledgeable. Trusting such an important life investment to someone who is well versed in the Grand Rapids area can make this next chapter in life a little more relaxing. Throughout Mike's real estate career he has helped many people buy and sell their home all over Grand Rapids and in a few other areas too. With a caring personality, Mike is well-suited to assist you through your journey of buying or selling your home leaving you with a lasting memorable experience.
Mike has experience with numerous types of real estate throughout the all 32 neighborhoods in the Grand Rapids area. From luxury Heritage Hill mansions to popular downtown condos and even quaint cottages on the shores of Lake Michigan, he understands how to interpret your desires and find the right home for you. Having a real estate agent who you can trust to find you the right home comes from working with someone who has experience with all types of homes or condos. Not only does he have personal experience with helping people find their dream home, he has also been on the other side of a transaction when he purchased his own family home. Being on both sides of a transaction helps Mike to understand what it feels like to be the buyer in such an important transaction.
In addition to owning a family home, Mike also owns several rental properties throughout the Grand Rapids area. Owning investment properties also gives Mike an advantage when helping people find the right home for rental purposes. Knowing the best places to rent where you will get the most out of your investment is helpful and knowledge that not everyone is equipt with. Whether you are looking for a single family investment property or a property that has multiple units, you can rely on Mike to give you information from an investors view. Having this extra knowledge has created a successful string of happy investor clients that are benefiting from their choice to invest in Grand Rapids.
When Mike is not hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his family. Together Mike and his wife Hannah have four beautiful children, two boys and twin girls. The family would not be complete without their lovable golden-doodle Stella. You can often find the family enjoying their boat out on the water or relaxing in Mackinac City. If Mike isn't working or boating with his family, Mike enjoys hobbies like watching college football, playing a couple hands of poker, or going out for a round of golf.
Previously the executive assistant and marketer for the team, Taryn is passionate about real estate. Much of the work she does in the office revolves around making sure transactions go as smooth as possible while making sure clients have their needs met. In order to help facilitate a positive experience for clients, Taryn received her Realtors license in July 2016. Having a license has allowed Taryn to be able to assist better with the transactions as well as giving her the ability to communicate with clients to answer any questions. After spending two years behind the scenes learning and helping the team, Taryn decided to turn the reigns over and become a full time realtor.
As a Grand Valley State University student, Taryn studied marketing and finalized her Bachelors degree in April of 2018. Originally from Kalamazoo, Taryn moved to Grand Rapids to attend college and has fallen in love with the city. Excited to see where this wonderful city takes her, she has started a life in Grand Rapids and selling real estate has given her a new passion for the city. Finding new places to visit or show homes gives her the ability to have a sense of direction and make better suggestions for clients.
Taryn likes to spend free time with her family and friends doing all kinds of fun activities. Whether they are outdoor or indoor activities, there is always something fun to explore around this great city she calls home. Often times, you will find Taryn with her adorable golden retriever Drake, who loves to play fetch! Always up to try something new, you can find Taryn at new restaurants, trying new fun exhibits, or and her favorite place...the zoo.
Born and raised in East Grand Rapids, Megan ventured over the state line for college and attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She graduated with a degree in developmental psychology before turning her eye west to Boulder, CO., where she worked in special education classrooms concentrating in autism. Megan moved back to Grand Rapids in 2010, and began work in her family’s business, Lynch Sales Co. She believes that Grand Rapids is an ideal area for it’s friendly people and picture-perfect settings. Megan now lives in Ada with her husband, Casey, who works in banking; and their dog, Moxie.
Megan also dedicates much of her time to charity, and serves on the board of two organizations; the “Grandettes” a Mercy Health sponsored organization dedicated to connecting young women through health, as well as the state board of the CCFA (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America). Additionally, Megan acts as a chair on the Spectrum Health Advisory Committee.
In her spare time, Megan and her husband own and operate “Jacob’s Acres”, an environmentally verified farm in Greenville, where they grow a multitude of veggies and flowers. With all the time Megan devotes to helping great causes, helping at the family farm, and real estate you can also add the title Mom to her list. Marie is the light of Megan's life along with her loveable pup Moxie!
Jay Kilgo joins the Smallegan Real Estate team with a wealth of knowledge and a variety of previous work experience. With over 18 years of sales and management experience, Jay personifies professionalism, sincerity and hard work. Jay enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his church, New Life Christian Center. In addition to spending time with his family, Jay also volunteers with the Hope Project, Griffins Youth Foundation, local food pantries and more—wherever there’s a cause needing someone like him to dedicate their time.
Jay grew up in Grand Rapids and attended Creston High School, before moving to the east coast to finish high school and attend college. Jay studied computer science at Lincoln Tech University. Over the last several years, Jay has been a finance manager in the automotive sector, helping to build up several dealerships in West Michigan.
Jay has a passion for sports, especially college and professional baseball, basketball, and football. He’s known around the office to start good sports conversations and a single consultation could probably help you notch a few places higher in your fantasy sports standings. Outside of sports, Jay enjoys his movies. He is a quite the cinema buff and won’t turn down the opportunity to see good film.
Going the extra mile for clients comes easy and habitually to Jay. He has a passion for nurturing those alongside him and being a mentor, which he hopes to bring to each one of his client relationships. From city to lake shore, Jay is committed to helping people find a place to call home all across the West Michigan region.
Meagan has spent the last four years working as a Realtor® in the exploding real estate market of Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her husband moved back to Michigan in 2018 to be closer to family and friends. With the freedom of a remote work position, they felt very fortunate to be able to specifically choose to relocate to Grand Rapids due to its vibrant food and art scene, proximity to outdoor activities, and beautiful neighborhoods. They recently bought a charming historic Bungalow close to downtown which has further grown the passion Meagan feels to help others find their idyllic home.
Past clients of Meagan’s have described her as knowledgeable, professional, and have frequently commented on the lack of stress throughout the process. Meagan prides herself on her attention to detail and no-nonsense approach to real estate. She believes honesty is the best policy and has often had clients specifically thank her for pointing out both the positive and negative aspects of potential properties during showings.
Meagan grew up in the Lansing area and is an Eastern Michigan alumnus where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. After school, Meagan and her husband purchased their first home at just 22. The fulfillment she felt after buying and renovating her first home surpassed anything she had felt in hospitality, prompting a new career in real estate. Now having just purchased her fourth home she knows very well what it is like to be a new buyer as well as an experienced one.
An avid lover of animals, Meagan has always enjoyed volunteering at local Humane Societies wherever she has lived. Unable to turn down a furry face, each of her two dogs and one cat joined the family on Meagan’s first day volunteering at a new shelter. She enjoys spending free time outdoors with her family, exploring Grand Rapids, and traveling to new places.
Originally from the Western side of the US, Justin has been a native to West Michigan for more than 30 years. Justin attended Western Michigan University where he studied Business Administration and Management where he went on to finance and collections. With experience in a variety of different fields, Justin’s business is built on: dedication, communication, determination and trust while embodying the the ability to adapt or pivot to market changes and needs of his clients. Justin has a passion for self-development and helping others reach their goals.
When Justin is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. Married to his lovely wife Kate and their three children. If Justin is not spending time with his family, you can find him doing local athletics and sporting events. Some of the favorite sports that Justin plays are softball and baseball. In addition to playing, he is a fan of coaching sports and rooting for his children's sports teams. Exploring local trails, lakes and rivers, hunting, fishing, and camping are other favorite parts of Justin’s life. Everyday he strives to be a better version of himself while giving back to his community. Grateful for an amazing group of friends, Justin makes sure new and old residents alike feel welcome and find our community to be their own dream come true.
Born and raised in the Greater Grand Rapids area gives Stephanie the knowledge needed to find you the perfect home. Named one of the best cities in the country has turned Grand Rapids into a BOOMING place for people to live. Having a realtor that knows the area will come in handy when you are in a competitive situation. Whether you want to be downtown in the city, in the Rockford area, or out in Lowell Stephanie can teach you about all the best parts of the area.
Not only does Stephanie spend her time helping people buy and sell their dream home but also loves to do volunteer work. Stephanie has helped build local parks in Grand Rapids through Amway but has some other great places to help out. One of Stephanie's favorite places to volunteer is Young Professionals For A Cure at the American Cancer Society. In addition to the volunteer work, she helps out around the family-owned radio station. The Sight Seer Radio Reading Services has been in Stephanie's family for a long period of time and continues to be important to their dynamic.
When Stephanie is not volunteering or working in real estate, you can often find her spending time with her three siblings and seven nieces and nephews. Despite the busy life that Stephanie leads, it is not uncommon to find her spending time outdoors during the summer months. During the cooler months of the year, Stephanie's two favorite hobbies are spending time crafting or shopping!
Joe Edgin is a passionate marketing content creator, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and seven years of cumulative in-house and ad agency experience to the Smallegan Real Estate team. A native of Troy, Michigan, Joe turned to the Grand Rapids area to pursue studies in film, video and communications at Grand Valley State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. After graduating, he held marketing associate and copywriter positions, writing and working for major, nationally-recognized brands, including Maytag appliances and MotorGuide trolling motors.
When he's not hustling around the office, you'll probably find Joe at home or Up North, enjoying time with his wife and sons, Camden and Noah. He may be at the movies, catching Christopher Nolan's latest film or in front of his computer, pouring over company financials as a hobby investor. He's also been known to frequent local pubs on weekends when his favorite Premier League club, Arsenal, is in action.