Why True Realty

About True Realty

With so many real estate companies to choose from, why choose us? True Realty is a Real Estate Company in Michigan that is focused on Providing Solutions for Your Realty Needs. We are all about Coaching you through the process of buying, selling or leasing your property. Our agents have a tremendous amount of experience in the Real Estate world and specialize in their area of interest but know enough about everything to assist you in finding the right SOLUTION for you.

True Realty is devoted to servicing our clients’ real estate needs by providing our available resources and specialized knowledge in residential and commercial sales. Our mission is to hold ourselves accountable and committing to our core values of exceptional service, building, not only relationships but friendships, open communication, work ethics, accountability, and team work.

We are coaches and believe that there is no “I” in Team. We work as a TEAM.

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Our Team

CRAIG A WARD

CRAIG A WARD

REALTOR/PARTNER

Many and when we say many years of experience, we mean it. He has seen just about everything you will encounter in the Real Estate world. Better known as Wardo, he listens and provides solutions for his clients on the buy, sell or commercial side of the business. Over 20+ years of coaching hockey and dealing with kids, parents, other coaches and scouts this is the perfect business for him to deliver what families are looking for in searching for a home. He is about results and getting the job done on a daily basis. He is a partner in the Brokerage and his leadership on the business and client’s side is bar-down the best. Check this out for yourself and give him a call, I bet he will answer.

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JAMES CARIERA, JR

JAMES CARIERA, JR

REALTOR

A little bit about him is hard work, dedication, with a good sense of humor and very knowledgeable and passionate about the world of Real Estate. Known to many as “Jimmy”, he exudes customer service at the highest level for his buyers and sellers. His mission is very simple in nature, coach people through the process and offer guidance based on his experience. Jimmy has spent most of his life around hockey rinks, coaching and playing and what he has learned was life lessons and how to treat people with respect. He is about getting the job done and has proven this too many times to mention in Real Estate in Metro Detroit and beyond. He is about providing Solutions for his client and don’t miss the chance to get in touch with him.

SERVING METRO DETROIT

MADELINE LAFAVE

REALTOR

Madeline makes things happen with helping more than 50 families buy or sell a home just in this past year, throughout: Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Macomb, Livingston, Van Buren, and St Clair counties. She focuses on the consultative approach to real estate. She makes it a point to Coach her clients, especially first-time home buyers, to go over what the home buying process in full. Setting the right expectations for her clients from day one is her mission. Madeline is tenacious and gets deals done no matter what situation they encounter. She holds both a securities and life insurance license to make sure her clients are financially independent and debt free. She is a people person, loves animals and golf. If you are looking for someone to fight for you in the purchase or sale of a home, give her a call!

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Trudi Wichalcz

TRUDI WICHLACZ

REALTOR

Trudi is highly educated with 30 years of solid business experience. Her family and friends always say that she is the happiest when she is working. She truly LOVES her real estate business. Her strength in communication and in negotiation provide a solid base for her clients’ needs. Every transaction is unique and her flexibility to engage with a diverse clientele and a variety of scenarios is impressive. Purchasing and selling a home can be stressful and Trudi has the ability to make all parties come together comfortably to create smooth transitions. She has strong relationships with other realtors, title companies, loan officers, and inspectors. To hear more about Trudi or to interview her, please let us know. We know you will be impressed.

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Mark Polcyn

MARK POLCYN

REALTOR

I love people! I love helping people! Especially those looking for their own slice of paradise. I am about offering you undivided attention. No gimmicks. No part-time assistance. No BS. I offer no guarantees except coaching you through the entire real estate process, finding or selling your most valuable asset, and giving you 100% dedication. With over 25 years in marketing and advertising, I have been brainwashed to look at every opportunity to market, advertise, and sell. I also played college football and after a serious knee injury, I switched positions and became a punter and had several NFL tryouts. Shoulda, woulda, coulda made millions punting a leather oblong ball for 20 years, only if Wayne Fontes had a brain. What I have learned from life is that finding the right solution and listening to my clients is the most important aspect for Buying or Selling a home for you. Sound boring? Not really, I love my life, my family, my job and most importantly, I love helping people find or sell their home. Please allow me to coach you through this process…if you do, we will definitely win one for “The Gipper!”

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Gordie Schaeffler

GORDIE SCHAEFFLER

REALTOR

Gordie has been working with kids, parents, coaches and others over the last 15 years coaching hockey and managing ice arenas. In this time he has built his client service skills that transfer to the Real Estate world. Communication is a key part of coaching people and helping them through any process, whether it be buying/selling a home or trying to bring a group of people together for a common goal or mens league hockey. Gordie currently resides in Troy, MI with his wife Stacy, their two daughters and their weimaraner.

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Madelynn Kaounas

MADELYNN KAOUNAS

REALTOR

Madelynn was blessed with a family where hard work, commitment to excellence and an aspiration for entrepreneurship were fundamentally taught and a part of their everyday principles. Business expertise is deeply rooted in her DNA, especially customer service. She has an affection for people and intrinsically knows how to interact with everyone she encounters. Her enthusiasm for real estate was heartened by her Grandfather, who was a land developer and owned various properties in the metro Detroit area. From a young girl, Madelynn assisted her “Beepa,” where she never had a problem getting her hands dirty or climbing into a dozer to help him. She also has multiple rental properties that she manages with her family and has experience working for commercial landowners and developments as well. Her Southern and Greek upbringing, although ethnically different, provided Madelynn the familiarity and talent to work with others from all walks of life. She intuitively knows what her clients are looking for as she makes a true connection. Madelynn believes that the perfect property can transform a person’s life. She has made it her passion to help her clients find their dream home and make it a reality!

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Bryan Krygier

BRYAN KRYGIER

REALTOR

My expertise is in the building industry where I am a licensed builder and hold several certifications in the restoration industry for the last 20 years. My Real Estate License complements my other licenses to ensure I am helping purchasers, “buy it right” and sellers, “sell it right”. I am very pleased to be a part of the True Realty Team. I played college hockey at UConn and was invited to the Boston Bruins’ Training Camp. I played in the ECHL for the Nashville Knights before having a career ending injury. Getting my degree in Economics and a minor in Real Estate Development would propel me into my professional career sooner than I thought. During this time, I transitioned into coaching High School hockey for 18 years while giving back to student/athletes in my community. I look forward to helping the True Realty Team this year and providing great customer service to all my clients. My clients are always my priority and I enjoy providing solutions for their Realty needs.

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Kevin Patterson

KEVIN PATTERSON

REALTOR

Taking care of families is what I know and have spent my lifetime doing it. Having a large family of my own has always given me an appreciation for the needs and wants of others. For over 25 years I have helped many people and their families through their estate planning and life insurance needs. Through that experience and knowledge I understand the importance of connecting and trusting the right person. If you want to have a “great” experience and not settle for a “good” one, then you will find me smiling ready to work for you and help walk you through one of life’s biggest steps whether you are buying or selling your home. I enjoy the process and want to bring the best of myself to help you experience it in the best way possible.

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Tools for Buyers

Home Valution

Home Valuation

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