With fifteen years of experience, Tammy Jo Budzynski is a celebrated REALTOR® based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the Associate Broker and leader of the TJ Homes team at Midwest Properties of Michigan, she is dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers of residential properties in Kent County, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Walker, Northview, and Forest Hills. A quickly rising star in Grand Rapids real estate, Tammy Jo was featured in the December 2017 issue of Top Agent Magazine.
As the daughter and granddaughter of builders, the home industry has always been in Tammy Jo’s blood. After college, an innate love of houses combined with a desire to help people led her to real estate. She recalled:
In 2002, I graduated from Aquinas College with a business administration degree and I was thinking about what I wanted to do. I knew houses really well because I grew up around the family business for so long, and I have always loved working with people, so real estate seemed like a natural direction.
Since then, Tammy Jo’s industry prowess and leading client satisfaction skills have contributed to her meteoric rise in real estate. Not only has she received exceptional testimonials from clients and an impressive referral base, but she has also achieved top performance for sales with a rate that exceeds the national average by 500 percent.
Tammy Jo attributes her immense success to her commitment to doing everything in her power to help buyers and sellers make smart real estate decisions. Playing the role of coach, Tammy Jo’s goal is to make sure that her clients are taken care of every step of the way. From frequent texts and phone calls to personal and informative monthly newsletters, customers who choose Tammy Jo always enjoy 24/7 availability and complete transparency.
Further, Tammy Jo is fortunate enough to have graduated from the famous Dave Ramsey financial management program in addition to her business education. Today, she leverages the financial lessons she learned to provide honest and knowledgeable real estate advice to her clients, without a conflict of interest or hidden agenda.
A Grand Rapids native and REALTOR® who knows the Kent County market like the back of her hand, Tammy Jo prides herself on offering nearly-constant market updates to her clients. In particular, she commented on the rapidly-expanding Grand Rapids market:
Houses that were selling for $90,000 five years ago are now going for $150,000. What this means is that buyers are getting a lot less for their money than they did in the past. On the other hand, it’s a great market for sellers. Additionally, inventory is so low that houses are getting snatched up really fast—sometimes in only a day. It is important that I stay on top of homes going on the market so that I can tell my clients about them as soon as they go up.
When not serving clients, Tammy Jo is passionate about giving back to her community. To that end, she is the founder of PLANt for the Future™, a nonprofit dedicated to replenishing the trees being used for the paperwork involved in real estate. For every home sold, Tammy Jo and her team donate $35 towards planting trees, to ensure that their business is as sustainable as it can be.
After a decade and a half dedicated to helping her clients achieve their real estate dream, Tammy Jo truly loves what she does every day and is excited to continue doing it for many years to come.
Aquinas College (B.S., Business Administration, 2002) Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (2009) Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource® (SFR®) Real Estate License #6502368019 Real Estate Broker’s License #(What is your Broker's License Number?)
Featured in Top Agent Magazine (December 2017 issue) • Top 6% of Agent in Grand Rapids for Successfully Selling Homes – HomeLight • Top 12% of Agents Who Are Able to Successfully Complete Transactions – HomeLight • Top Performance for Sales • Premier Agent – Zillow
National Association of REALTORS® • Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® • Founder of PLANt for the Future™