Wayne Toteff
Associate Broker

Wayne Toteff
(231) 264-4500
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  • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
  • Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS)
  • Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)
  • Associate Broker
  • Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

Born in Detroit, I moved to Northern Michigan at the age of 11.  After completing school in Gaylord, I attended and graduated from Albion College.  I spent 3 years living in Leelanau County and I currently live in Elk Rapids, where I have been for 25 years.  I am a part of Northern Michigan and it is a part of me. I am blessed to enjoy the outdoors, especially the forest and the bay.     
After 17 years as a Financial Advisor, I became a licensed real estate agent and I am proud to be a Realtor.  I am passionate about serving my clients, helping them meet their needs and wants, and guiding them on the journey to owning a home, or selling one.  Always trying to do things differently,  I find creating relationships first, best serves my clients.

Honesty is the foundation that mutual trust is built upon, and I am a straight shooter. I like to say I keep the real in real estate.

My focus is the Grand Traverse Bay area, its surrounding counties and lakes.  Torch Lake, Elk Lake, Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City, Acme, Williamsburg, Elk Rapids, Alden to Buckley...I have sold homes in all these areas and more.  

This is my home and I proudly help those in this community, professionally and personally, as well as those looking to become part of Northern Michigan.

Agent Reviews

Highly likely to recommend

After not receiving any offers for nearly two years on a house needing to be sold as part of an estate settlement, we decided to switch realtors. A neighbor recommended Wayne Toteff, and after meeting him in person and seeing first hand his willingness to jump in and help solve a leaking refrigerator problem, we decided to list with him. From the beginning he was responsive, and displayed initiative with his marketing of the property, and most importantly to us, his frequent communication with us, by phone or email. This is what desired after our unsuccessful listing with another realtor. Thought the price and location of the home made for a challenging sale, Wayne was able to generate multiple offers on the house, including one we readily accepted. Wayne displayed a level of integrity and cooperative, helpful spirit not often found. We strongly recommend Wayne if looking for a realtor in NW Michigan.

written on 2/19/2017 by zuser20170208204847847 Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $475K in Kewadin, MI.
Highly likely to recommend

Both times we spent the afternoon looking at homes with Wayne, he was well prepared with a folder of each home we were interested in. He had a timed schedule and map of the area, which was helpful to us, as we live out of town. Wayne was always patient and helpful answering our many questions. He was always friendly and would return our calls promptly. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a home in Elk Rapids or the Traverse City area!!

written on 2/11/2017 by zuser20170116132102315 Showed home in 2017 in Elk Rapids, MI.