2021 Home Guide - Greater Lansing Area Moms

We asked followers what sort of resources were needed in the area.  In response to an assortment of responses, we will begin with the 2021 Home Guide. 

We too saw the need for a collection of local experts who call Greater Lansing Area home.  A group of professionals who reside in our area, who are familiar with the school districts, local offerings, attractions and like us, are hyper-local.

We will add other home inspired industries as the summer progresses.  If you have any suggestions, please share.  

The Greater Lansing Area is full of possibility and a wonderful place to call home.  We hope you find this helpful. 

A huge thank you to our generous sponsor, Elite Home Selling.  

We also want to thank watercolor artist Jane Falion for the custom map she created especially for this project.  We are grateful for her beautiful contribution and detailed knowledge of the Greater Lansing Area.  

And great news – the map is offered as a print available for purchase – and part of the proceeds will be donated the Food Pantry run by First Presbyterian Church of Lansing. 

More information about Jane and how to order a reprint of the 2021 Home Guide inspired watercolor map print, read more below.

Dana Costello of the Elite Home Selling Team,
Home Guide Sponsor


Jenny Chaney

Jenny is a local Mason mom with over 10+ years of experience in Sales. She grew up in Ovid and settled down with her husband in the Holt/Mason area in 2005. She has two lovely daughters who are actively involved in softball, volleyball and girl scouts. She specializes in buyer and seller representation and relocation and takes an ambitious and sincere approach to real estate. She understands that each of her client’s needs are unique and goes above and beyond to give them the best experience possible. She takes pride in building relationships with clients that will last a lifetime. In her first year at Century 21 Looking Glass, she has achieved the Quality Service Award and the Bronze Sales Award, selling 15 or more units. If you are looking for real estate advice or assistance in the Mason or Greater Lansing Area, Jenny is your gal!


[email protected]
Instagram jennychaney.century21
Facebook Jenny Chaney Realtor at Century 21 Looking Glass

Dana Costello

The world is different in 2021, and the past year has certainly had its highs and lows. Even so, the pandemic hardly slowed us down. The Elite Team grew in size and homes sold for clients. In Greater Lansing, there’s never been a better time to find your dream home. Our passion is buying and selling with efficiency – taking the hassle out of this exciting milestone!

[email protected]
Instagram elitehomeselling
Facebook elitehomeselling

Tara Fatteh

Your concern is my priority, 1 World Realty (Tara Fatteh) specializes in working with first time home buyers.

Your local Multilingual Realtor, fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.

[email protected]
Instagram 1World Realty

Mary Jo Garascia

Mary Jo is a life-long Michigander residing in DeWitt and has been a Realtor since 2006. She has consistently been a top producing agent and has been especially successful in serving the real estate needs of luxury buyers and sellers, as well as all types of clients including first time buyers and relocating clients. She is Quality Service Certified® and has achieved an enviable 100% customer satisfaction rating from her clients. Mary Jo has been in sales since 1985. Mary Jo’s experience has taught her that every client is different and that their needs and wants must be carefully understood at the outset of every relationship. Achieving superior levels of customer service is the focal point of her real estate practice. She works to become each client’s trusted advisor, assists in negotiations, and manages the details of every transaction from contract to closing.

[email protected]
Instagram homesbymaryjo
Facebook Homes By Mary Jo 

Kate Gingery

My name is Kate Gingery and I am a local realtor with Century 21 Looking Glass. I am also a wife and a mama. My husband, Ryan, and I have four girls ages 9, 7, 5 and 5. And yes, the last two are twins 🙂 Why did I get into real estate? Years ago, my husband and I had several lousy experiences with realtors. These agents took days to get back to us on offers, were not responsive and honestly, it didn’t seem like they cared. My thought was “I want to take great care of people!” So, I have set out to do just that. My heart for customer service, connecting with people and our personal experience with purchasing and renovating 4 homes has made being a real estate professional a great fit. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve people in my community as they trust me to help them buy and sell in Greater Lansing.

[email protected]
Instagram kategingeryrealtor
Facebook Kate Gingery at Century 21 Looking Glass

Kristin Keiswetter Clark

When it comes to buying or selling a home, you need a friend and neighbor just as much as you need a realtor. My clients have had real estate goals that vary from finding a dream home, wanting extra income from an investment property, the smooth sale of an inherited house, relocating following a divorce and needing to create new memories, to the smooth sale of an inherited property among others. My individualized and thoughtful approach allows you to focus on your dreams and goals. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, I take care of the nitty gritty and do the heavy lifting. I use market data, social connections, my vast network of reliable contractors and staging resources, and arrange the best negotiation and sale possible. Working with a sincere and helpful real estate agent allows you to focus on the all of the possibilities while I take care of the details.

I understand the importance of loving where you live and work and for my family, that’s been in East Lansing since 2009. Live here. Work here. Raise your family here. Build a life. I’m invested. I’m here to help you. Let’s grab a coffee and design a plan so you can enjoy this pivotal time and make big decisions. Call for any reason 517-582-1580.

[email protected]
Instagram kristin_clark_realtor
Facebook Kristin K. Clark – Realtor 

Kristin Krieger

My name is Kristin Krieger and I am a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Frewen Realty. My family and I live in Portland, which is halfway between Lansing and Grand Rapids, giving me an awesome opportunity to belong to both associations of Realtors. I work mostly in the Greater Lansing area, but am willing to travel anywhere in Michigan if that is what best fits my clients’ needs. I have always loved Real Estate, and feel fortunate to be working in one of the most competitive market’s ever. I enjoy helping my clients navigate through the buying and/or selling process, and am so grateful that they trust me to guide them through such a meaningful transaction.

[email protected]
Instagram cbfrewen_kristin
Facebook Kristin Krieger-Coldwell Banker



Emily Lott

I am a lifelong area resident. I have a son, Charlie and daughter, Jillian who are Haslett high school and middle school students respectively. We live in East Lansing with our dog, Winston. I graduated from MSU in 2002 and began my career in Real Estate in 2004. I have a business Partner, Michelle Lycos and together we consistently sell over 20 million dollars in real estate each year. My business is over 95% referral driven. I am both both humbled and proud that my past clients and friends return to me for their real estate needs over and over again and entrust me with their own friends and family. Each time I meet a new client my goal is to serve in a way that they become my client for life. While most of my business is in Haslett, Okemos, Dewitt, and East Lansing I do cover most of our Tri-County vicinity. I am not only here for the purpose of facilitating selling or buying real state, but also as a resource for questions and concerns surrounding the market activity. Additionally, over the years I have become very well connected with many small business owners, vendors, and service providers and am happy to provide a referral when needed.

[email protected]
Facebook Emily Lott, REMAX Real Estate Professionals

Jess Maitland

I’ve always loved houses and used to cover my school notebooks in drawings of houses. Today I’m lucky enough to work alongside my rockstar mom, Laura Smith, and help clients buy, sell, and navigate this crazy real estate market! Before I became a REMAX agent in 2016, I lived in Chicago and worked at a commercial real estate and property management company. Having kids brought my husband and I back to my hometown area so we could raise our family in this wonderful community. We love our East Lansing home and neighborhood and I really enjoy helping other people find and secure the homes they love too.

[email protected]
Instagram Teamsmith_mi


Dan & Amy Riedel

I am a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Real Estate Professionals DeWitt. I work in the Mid-Michigan area, have a background in construction trades, come from a very loving family and am a proud father of 2. I have a wonderful wife, Amy, who is my rock and Assistant. I have lived and worked in the Greater Lansing area for over 23 years. Amy has been in the area her entire life. I will far exceed your real estate expectations.

If you are not able to immediately reach me, you will almost always get Amy on the phone. I am very organized and will work diligently for you – whether you are a first time home buyer, looking to relocate, sell your family estate, looking for vacant land, or simply just need a change. I have an amazing network of professionals to ensure your transaction is handled with care and professionalism. I look forward to meeting you and becoming more than just your “Realtor.”

(517) 819-4081 (cell)
[email protected]
Facebook Lansing Area Houses For Sale – Michigan Real Estate – Realtor Dan Riedel


Retractable Solutions

Retractable Solutions is a family-owned authorized distributor for Phantom Screens. With a sophisticated approach to style and functionality, our partnership offers a better solution to meet customer needs. Our innovative retractable screens for doors, multi-panel systems, outdoor spaces and windows seamlessly blend indoors and out. Keep insects at bay, protect and preserve the interior of your home, and enjoy uninterrupted views with Retractable Solutions.

517-485-8243 or 888-742-6866 (888-PHANTOM)
Facebook: Phantom Screens by Retractable Solutions, Inc.
Instagram: @retractablesolutions
[email protected]



About the Artist: Jane Falion

Jane Falion is a watercolor artist, jewelry designer, theater director, designer and playwright.  She specializes in illustrated tourist maps of the United Sates.  The “Greetings From” collection includes 46 different Michigan maps, 16 New York maps, National Parks, Hometowns and various countries.

Her work can be found on Etsy and Facebook – Artifacts – Jane Falion Jewelry Designs.

If you are interested in purchasing a reprint of the 2021 Home Guide watercolor image, reprints are available ($22, $25 if shipped).

To purchase, please email Jane at [email protected] – a portion of each purchase will benefit the Food Pantry organized by First Presbyterian Church of Lansing.


ELITE Home Selling

2021 Home Guide Sponsor

Dana Costello & Ben Magsig are Greater Lansing Areas real estate agents.

Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest purchases one could ever make – and it is our team’s goal to lead their buyers or sellers through a thorough and smooth transaction.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Local Moms Network sister site, Chicago North Shore Area Moms for their inspiration and assistance in building our 2021 Home Guide.  For a peek at their guide and artwork by Terri Crocket of Thatch City Studio, please visit the Chicago North Shore Moms Buying and Selling Guide.

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