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:
"I rarely pen reviews but Doug warrants one. Doug has worked with us for the last year beginning with answering his phone on a Sunday morning thru 3 offers culminating finally in our new home purchase. Doug could be a CIA agent, nothing rattles him! He continually rolled with the twists and turns we threw at him always maintaining his cool and professionalism - more so than I would have. With multiple properties I interact with many real estate agents and contractors and Doug is far and away the best. Run to him when you need to buy and/or sell!
"Doug was very responsive, helpful, willing to go the extra mile to help sell our home. As the seller and traveling extensively for work, we needed information and Doug did an excellent job informing us regularly throughout the process - knew when to email versus when to text (for more urgent items). Doug was very patient yet appropriately firm with my constant questions and requests. Overall, he was a delight to work with!"
"Doug Wortman recently assisted me in the purchase of a new home. His knowledge and expertise were invaluable to me as a first time home buyer. I truly appreciated his patience and guidance throughout the entire process. He was a calming influence and made the purchase an overall outstanding experience. He was a joy to work with from the first house tour to the day of closing. I would highly recommend Doug for any real estate transactions."
"Doug is great to work with. He extremely professional and very on top of things. He helped give us peace of mind that everything was taken care of throughout our buying and selling process. We will definitely use Doug again to buy or sell a home."
"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."