Affinity Rewards


Through our Affinity Rewards Programs, companies, churches, associations, and membership organizations can offer real estate assistance programs to members and employees at no cost. Our Affinity Rewards Programs are customized to the needs of the institution, association, or company that it serves. Whether making a first-time home purchase or moving into the area from another state, our affinity benefits will make the major transitions of moving, home selling, and home buying that much easier.

Gift Back Benefits

Whether buying or selling, our Affinity Rewards Programs offer up to 10% of our commissions back to the seller or to the home buyer at closing. This benefit can be used to cover some of the immediate costs associated with owning a new home such as new furniture or fixtures or any other purpose at the discretion of the buyer or seller.

Home Buyer Seminars

Home ownership correlates strongly with employee retention. In other words, employees that also own their own homes tend to stay with and to be more faithful to their employers for longer than renters. Real Traverse offers no-cost lunch seminars to teach your employees how to become home owners and to connect them with the resources they need to transition into home ownership. From free credit-counselling and budgeting guidance to action plans for credit-readiness, we will connect employees with Michigan-based resources and lenders. And, not to mention, lunch will be provided to your employees. We generally need three to four weeks notice to plan a home buyer seminar.

Inbound Relocation: Area Tours

If you have recruits or members moving into the area, we offer complimentary area tours. An agent will take your recruit (or potential recruit) out to see homes in her price range and show her resources that appeal to her interests and needs. If your recruit hasn’t decided to take a job offer, this can be a great resource to help them decide on if they’ll make the move. There is no cost associated with this service.

Mover Affinity Benefits

Through our partnership with Frisbie Moving (agent for United Van Lines) and Kurtz Movers – both Michigan moving companies – we offer affinity benefits for both families and households moving into the area from out of town (out of state) and for those moving in town, locally. From free move-budget counselling including free in-home estimates to peak-season discounts during high-volume move seasons (May through September), our mover affiliates will provide you with account-level services with local accountability and competitive pricing.

For moves into Northern Michigan from out of state, our affinity partners offer:

  • free in-home move estimates – anywhere in the country
  • up to $100,000 of liability coverage with no deductible (at no cost)
  • up to 67% bottom-line discounts and peak-season exemptions
  • account-level status (service priority during seasons of peak capacity)
  • single-point of contact communication
  • box removal after delivery (for deliveries in Northern Michigan)

For moves that originate in Michigan, benefits depend on local tariffs and regulations.

Handyman & Home Inspection

Denoyer Inspection Service, LLC and Your Maintenance Guy TC are our affinity partners for the Greater Grand Traverse Area. Denoyer Inspection Service, LLC offers buyers a 10% discount on home inspections for anyone referred through our Affinity Rewards Programs. Similarly, Your Maintenance Guy home services offers preferred rates for affinity referrals.

De-Clutter Assistance

For home owners selling in the Greater Grand Traverse Area, Real Traverse offers twenty complimentary moving boxes during the pre-listing appointment. These boxes are offered to help sellers de-clutter their homes for the best market exposure. Additionally, Your Maintenance Guy, LLC offers low labor rates for de-clutter services to help remove clutter and debris.

Let’s Do Coffee!

If you are interested in how our Affinity Rewards Programs can benefit your employees or members, please connect with us for a coffee meeting. Let us know what benefits you feel appeal to your employees, and we will craft a custom rewards program based on the number of current employees and the amount of out-of-area hiring or recruiting that you do. Fill out the contact form that follows to schedule a coffee meeting on us!

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