Taxes Blog

"Dan: This is a very helpful blog. I suggest it be used as a staff training tool at Coldwell Banker. I just sold my Torch Lake Township home and I was not made aware that they do things differently in Northern Michigan than they do downstate where i come from. I 'looked' over the purchase agreement and didn't catch it. This error cost me about 6,000.00 It is something that should be pointed out to every seller when signing the purchase documents. I know you always have the disclaimer, 'have an attorney look this over.' I am an attorney. Lesson learned the hard way." - Richard M.


"I had called Dan on a recommendation from another CBS realtor who said he did a great job with commercial property. After my first conversation I felt like he was knowledgeable of the market and of the process for listing. Dan was very prompt on answering any questions I had and getting back with me on any updates. I told him what I wanted to do and he offered his experience to come to a common ground on listing my property. It took a while to sell but we finally put it together and got it done. Dan was involved in the process from start to finish.

I would work with and recommend Dan Stiebel for any future commercial real estate business." - Steve D.

Knowledge & Attention to Detail

"Dan is the best Realtor, of the many I've used over the years in various parts of the country. His knowledge and attention to detail are outstanding. He helped split a large parcel into several smaller ones, which made the property more attractive, and he then got it all sold. That wouldn't have happened without him. I highly recommend him !!" - Jerome R.

Smooth & Easy Process

"Dan is hands down the best commercial realtor I have worked with. Professional, always calm (really), very detailed oriented. Not only will he get you a great deal, he makes sure the process is smooth and easy." - Roger K.


"Dan is a true professional. We have worked with Dan on many commercial projects and have been very impressed. We will be working on other projects in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others." - Timothy H.

Knows Local Commercial Market

"Dan Stiebel is an absolute expert who knows the local commercial market better than anyone else I've found. I highly recommend Dan. He walked me through the process on two different transactions and saved me a lot of $$. Thanks Dan!" - Matt B.

Client Services

"Thank you so very much for all your efforts and patience in selling our property in Benzie County.... we certainly appreciate all of the time you devoted over several years, and the results you achieved.....So, thank you again for a job well done, and we wish you much success and many rewards in the future." - Jerry R. & Patricia R.

Great Communication

"Thank you for the months that you’ve worked with us, and the properties you’ve informed us about and shown. You’ve been terrific in listing and communication. We will likely be in contact with you in the future when we are at decision-making point about staying, moving, etc. We will also certainly share your name with high recommendation to our colleagues and friends!" - Melissa B. & Amy B.


"Dan Stiebel pursued his career in real estate at an early age, and with vigor. Through the years, Dan has added an enormous amount of transactional experience to his financial education making him one of the area's top advisors in commercial real estate. It would be difficult to challenge Dan's ethical behavior in this world of wonton compromise." - Michael S.

Practical & Effective

"Dan did all the right things to help me sell two prime commercial development parcels in TC. Professional. Practical. Effective." - Keith N.

Client Focused

"I have worked with a number of Realtors over the years and I feel you did one of the best jobs of looking out for my interest." - Richard H.

Sincere Thanks

"A sincere thanks for your part in putting together some fun deals recently. Got full rent #1, so I am delighted...." - Mike S.

Hark Working

"As a broker myself, I always find I'm being so critical of other Realtors and generally scared to hire anyone, but you have shown me how excellent you are. I truly appreciate it and all your hard work. I will remember it and continue to throw my business and all others your way. You did an enormous amount of work on this relatively tiny deal and it won't go forgotten." - Mitch F.

Great Listener

"Dan has a great ability to relate and interface well with multiple personalities. He listened and customized his approach to fit our needs." - Lisa L.


"Appreciated your continual communication. We would not hesitate to use your service in the future and recommend you to anyone we know who is planning on selling." - Richard & Jean L.

Smooth Transaction

"I could not have asked for things to go smoother. There are always moments of wondering if it will fall together. Thanks for all your help." - Sharley H.

Above & Beyond

"All I can say is that I feel you went way above what you should of or had to for me. I am very grateful and thankful...." - Vickie L.