A business professional with a proven background in sales and marketing, Doug Wortman brings a high level of client expertise to the Wortman Real Estate Group. A graduate of St. Joseph High School, Doug employs an extensive knowledge of the towns that make up Southwest Michigan—pairing clients with the right home that matches their lifestyle. Real estate came naturally to Doug, whose family of brokers and builders has been in the real estate industry in this area for as long as he can remember.
Doug leverages over a decade of working with Fortune 500 companies. He's found that his career in sales, managing account executives, cultivating new business and negotiating service agreements has translated well into real estate. The tenets to his success include a high degree of professionalism and a tenacious work ethic, combined with his tailored approach to negotiations and market acumen, which Doug brings to every aspect of the real estate transaction. Doug and his wife, Kaylin, have remodeled a 100-year-old home, in the process learning how to get a home ready to achieve the highest return on investment—a knowledge that he shares with his clients.
Doug works with both buyers and sellers in both the primary and secondary home markets. You will find his integrity and client-first attitude sets him apart when looking to buy or sell a home in Southwest Michigan.
Doug and Kaylin live in St. Joseph with their son. Doug is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Marketing, and has an MBA from the University of Louisville. His family enjoys being out on their boat in the summer, cheering on the Cubs, golfing and watching football during the fall.
Clients are saying:
"These are not automatic default 5 star ratings, he has earned each of them. Doug is low-key, personable, patient and accomodating, yet highly effective and responsive. Return communications (text or phone) are practically instant and is always available (seemingly 24/7).
He hooked us up with other professionals we needed like an electrician and mortgage/credit company that were also wonderful to deal with. If you are on this site because of negative experiences with slimy, high pressure, condescending, indifferent or lazy realty agents (and there are more than a few about), Doug will restore your faith in the trade. You want this guy. He's in the right business."
"When I contacted Doug Wortman, I wasn’t sure about a real estate agent but Doug helped me through the whole process and for every house that I wanted to see, he would get an appointment set up immediately and show me it. When I found the right one, Doug helped me with each step and gave me all the information I needed to proceed. I couldn’t have asked for a better real estate agent."
"Doug did an exceptional job marketing my home....it sold in 2 days! The brochure and online pictures were fantastic. He was very prompt at follow-up throughout the entire process through closing and always willing to help answer any questions. I would highly recommend Doug and @Properties."
"Doug was a true pleasure to work with! As a client who was relocating across state lines, it's difficult to find someone you can trust and stay on top of things but Doug made my move and house sale so easy for me! He truly went above and beyond by working with my relo company, coordinating with local vendors and checking on the house while I was not in the area. I can't thank him or recommend him enough!"
"Doug was great to work with! He took the time to understand what we were looking for and provided a lot of support throughout the process. I would definitely recommend Doug to anyone looking to buy or sell in the area."