Kathy is a native of Michigan and has delighted in visiting the greater Traverse City area for over 30+ years with her family; having enjoyed many summers at their cottage on Spider Lake and most recently their newly purchased cabin on Lake Skegemog. She and her family love their unique surname and have fun with it. The name Dork was changed from Dvorak when her husband's great, great grandfather decided to Americanize the name when he opened Dork's Groceries in Saginaw, Michigan. Her husband is also related to the famous Czech composer Antonín Dvorák. Antonín was considered the black sheep of the family because he became a composer and did not follow in the family business to become a butcher. Coincidentally, the massive butcher block used in Dork's Groceries is proudly displayed in their Lake Skegemog kitchen.
The world of real estate was a perfect fit for Kathy and she joined the Mark Hagan Real Estate Professionals at Coldwell Banker Schmidt in the beginning of 2021. Her passion for serving elders and their families stems from her experience of attending to her late father, who suffered from heart disease, dementia and cancer. Her focus is working with mature homebuyers and she is thrilled to assist them with their homeownership journey to provide meaningful and current real estate know-how. Whether the goal is to aid buyers and sellers retiring to their dream home, downsizing to a smaller home, considering moving to an active adult community or to transition to an independent or assisted living community. She works hard for her clients with a process of educating them and connecting them with other area professionals as needed to guide them through the process with proficiency, empathy and communication.
She enjoys sharing what this beautiful area's lifestyle has to offer her clients with her local knowledge and expertise; which include a multitude of outdoor activities offering gorgeous nature trails for walking, hiking and biking in addition to boating and golfing as well as wonderful dining, boutique shopping along with unique events and activities for everyone.
Pairing with Coldwell Banker Schmidt was the other perfect piece of the puzzle for her. They are recognized as one of the most trusted and reputable real estate brands in the world. Expertise as masters of real estate marketing and online presence, having the reach of an international network and global connection and being a leader in the luxury market. These things are the perfect mix for Kathy.
Kathy enjoys assisting people find their perfect home or property and helping families to downsize while working with the mature homebuyer as their needs change to help them find the right solutions. Dedicated to her clients; let Kathy assist you with buying or selling your home and discovering the unique lifestyle and natural beauty that Michigan has to offer.