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About Lance

My involvement in this profession is rivaled only by my commitment to the rivers and streams emanating from the HeadWater Region. I'm pleased to be a member of the National Association, Michigan Association and the Water Wonderland Board of Realtors. I've served as a Board Member of The Headwater Chapter or Trout Unlimited, The Pigeon River Country Association and The Anglers of The Au Sable. We're pleased to share these local river with you! Looking forward to Assisting You and Yours!

Lance G. Weyeneth

The River Specialist @ Headwater Realty, LLC.

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About Chris

Like the meandering Au Sable and Manistee rivers Christian Guest's career path has been a winding journey through Michigan's lower peninsula. He was raised in the suburban Detroit communities of Huntington Woods and Bloomfield Hills. Out of high school he founded a small fruit farm and winery with his father in 1978. Their 96 acre Fenton, Michigan farm was planted to wine grapes and apples trees from which Christian made and marketed a popular variety of table wines under the label, The Seven Lakes Vineyard. This business of modest beginnings achieved disproportionate success in the 80's and 90's with its wines gracing the wine lists of some of the metropolitan Detroit area's toniest restaurants.

This early success led him to create a consulting business advising others interested in investing in winemaking ventures and prompted a move to Leelanau County where he and his wife of 24 years and family reside today. He still maintains business contacts with number of Traverse area wine and hard cider operations advising and overseeing production and product design decisions. He obtained licensing as a real estate agent in 2014 to provide advice and service to the increasing number of purchasers and speculators in vineyard land to supply the expanding wine Traverse area wine industry. He continues to advise buyers of both agricultural and residential properties in the Greater Grand Traverse Region.

Chris' passion for fly-fishing began at a young age while summering at a log cabin home his father built at the mouth of the Au Sable. This avocation was furthered after his move up north through frequent stays at the Gates Au Sable Lodge where he met Rusty Gates and became a member of the Anglers of the Au Sable. Through the Anglers organization he became friends with Lance Weyeneth and began to discuss the possibility of switching his real estate focus to riverfront properties that provided access to the superlative fly-fishing of the Manistee and Au Sable rivers.

It was a decision about which Guest has said, "I only wished I'd come to years earlier. Enjoying and sharing the magnificent recreational opportunities provided in "river country" has been among the most rewarding experiences of my long life."

Pick up the phone and call him to talk wine, cider, sailing, fly-fishing (don't ask for his favorite spots) and real estate opportunities in both the Grand Traverse and Greater Grayling areas.

Christian Guest

Headwater Realty, LLC.

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Why The River Specialist

Since becoming licensed 25 years ago, the practice of Real Estate and my profession have changed dramatically. Two of the more powerful influences affecting these changes are: (1) The Internet or World Wide Web, (2) Buyers Representation. In both cases, I've invested considerable effort to be a leader in my chosen profession. I trust this website is a strong testament to those commitments. You'll find links to specific property types within every segment of our local real estate economy. You'll also find information regarding rivers and lakes that can be used as a reference for future outings. Visit often! There's always something to learn once you've discovered the diversity and charm associated with the HeadWater Region of Northern Michigan. www.HeadWaterRealty.com If you're considering the purchase of property why not hire your own Buyers Broker to help facilitate the process? A broker working on your behalf can save time, hassles and even money. Let me provide market information detailed to your specific needs- whether you're looking for a future building site or summer retirement home. I can assist with information on matters related to land divisions, income tax reduction, capital gains relief, IRS "1031" exchange savings and home buyers protection too! Remember; our State requires the Agency Discussion prior to any pertinent revelation of financial or personal motivation. This can be an awkward obstacle when discussing a general inquiry but it's required by statute. Use the information within the web-site; it's been tailored specifically for visitors like you. I hope you'll recognize my commitment to your privacy as well as my unique market niche. The purchase of a home or property is still one of life's most stressful endeavors. Why not hire your own Buyers Broker to help facilitate the process?


Thank you Lance and Chris for all your help and guidance with the purchase of our Au Sable River cottage. Your knowledge and passion for the river was clear right from the beginning, giving us the confidence to find a place that was perfect for our family.
-- Bill and Jessica Nelson:

Thank you, Lance, your effort on our behalf was key in our ability to successfully find the place we wanted to purchase. I especially want to thank you for connecting us, with your associate Christian Guest. He was always prompt for appointments, helpful and supportive and patient as we narrowed our possible choices to decide on the cabin we purchased.
--Douglas and Carol Gutridge

Thank you for your efforts in the sale of our cabin. Your flexibility and willingness to travel to the cabin and handle many tasks in our absence - from meeting contractors to laundering linens - was above and beyond a traditional agent's responsibilities. You relieved the stress of selling a cherished family cabin by your dependability and open communication. We appreciate you!
--Bonnie and Garrett Walworth

Lance Weyeneth

Christian Guest