Gretta Volkenstein

Gretta Volkenstein

Sales Agent

3399 S. Lakeshore Dr.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Southwest Michigan has always been ‘home base' for Gretta. Spending much of her childhood and high school years in the Saint Joseph area, she moved back in 2014 after having lived in California and Germany for seven years. Gretta has always had a love of real estate. Her parents helped her buy her first investment home at the age for 12 for $19,000! Now, some twenty years later, she is thrilled to be part of Southwest Michigan's top real estate group, @properties Michigan. 

Gretta has managed rental properties, renovated a century old farmhouse, remodeled a mid century home in Germany, and supervised completion of her family's investment property in Aruba. Owning her own home and investment properties in the area; Gretta loves working with people in finding the right primary home, vacation home, or investment property. She has worked extensively with relocation families coming into the Saint Joe area, and Gretta loves to share her passion and knowledge of our very  special region.

The local community is one of Gretta's passion and she is active in communicating and planning community events. She founded the group, Berrien County Strong-Community in Action and serves on the boards of several non profits in Southwest Michigan. In 2018, she was named one of Southwest Michigan's "40 under 40" by Moody on the Market. In 2019, she was voted "Favorite Real Estate Agent of the Year" by polling in the Herald Palladium's annual balloting for these top, professional recognitions. Gretta was also honored with the Diamond Award for 2019 real estate sales in excess of 15 million dollars.

Gretta graduated with honors from Indiana University and holds a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and Public Relations. Her sons, Finn and WIll, attend Lincoln Elementary School in Saint Joe. When not working in real estate; Gretta enjoys being with her boys, traveling, volunteering, boating on Lake Michigan, and enjoying the beaches and many attractions of southwest Michigan.

Gretta is always eager to assist you with your real estate questions and needs. 

Clients are saying:

"Team Gretta V was outstanding!!! We could not be happier with the outcome of our lakefront chalet sell process. Gretta, along with our primary real estate professional Joel Kruggel, provided excellent results from start to finish. We listed our chalet late in the vacation home selling season. Team Gretta put together an outstanding information package for the property with general information, lots of pictures, including external drone videos highlighting this lakefront property. The property was officially listed in short order with buyers identified quickly. A very interested buyer was identified in less than two weeks which progressed to sell of the property with check in hand within ninety days. Team Gretta effectively negotiated a complex condominium buy/sell agreement with great expertise. Joel Kruggel provided daily/weekly updates along the way with excellent communication of specific issues and/or barriers. Mr. Kruggel was our advocate in responding to any questions or issues with the buyer's real estate professional. He also provided thoughtful guidance to the many decision points along the way. Joel went out of his way to keep us in the best positions to complete the sell. We are extremely pleased with the sell experience and outcome. Kudos to Gretta V and Joel K for a great experience. We will contact both in the future if we have real estate buy/sell questions."

"Gretta was a pleasure to work with! She has excellent market and pricing knowledge, she treats each transaction as if it were for her own family, and she was highly responsive, and insightful. In summary, we would highly recommend her."

"Gretta is super woman in the Real Estate World! I have worked with Gretta on other sales/purchases, and she is hands down amazing! She is knowledgeable, kind, and efficient! I"

"Gretta is not only warm and friendly, she is knowledgeable and quick to respond to one's questions. My husband and I worked with her to buy our first home and we are forever grateful for her expertise and assistance. The seemingly intimidating process became a piece of cake with her help. We'd recommend Gretta to anyone and everyone!"

"I had a realtor recommended to me and she was terrible and not friendly. I asked a classmate about her realtor and she had a great review. I asked for information and I reached out to Gretta. Gretta was attentive and resourceful. I would only recommend her. Awesome, Superb, and five golden stars!!!"

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