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The Real Estate market is on the upswing and it's a perfect time to take advantage of this upward trend! Join us on Monday, July 9th from 6-7 pm to learn about what it takes to become a Realtor.  You'll learn about the business and what's required and what really happens on a daily basis in our business.  Seminars are free and you are under no obligation.  

Seminar Locations:

South Bend - 332 N. Ironwood (corner Ironwood & McKinley)
Elkhart - 945 E. Beardsley (corner Greenleaf & Beardsley)
Dowagiac, MI - 701 Spruce Street, Dowagiac, MI 49047
Niles, 1439 Oak Street, Niles, MI 49120

To register your seat, visit our career page: 


Listen to what other Cressy & Everett Realtors have to say about what it's like to work here:


4 Tips for Finding the Right Neighborhood to Buy a Home

Finding an Elkhart neighborhood

One of the biggest secrets to finding the right home is that the neighborhood you choose is often nearly as important as the home itself. The good news is that finding the right neighborhood is actually very similar to finding the right home. It all comes down to understanding what you want, and then doing the research to see which locations best fit your needs.

So, how do you get started? Our REALTORS® in Elkhart are here to help with proven, time-tested tips for finding the right Elkhart neighborhood to call your own.

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We've recently launched our latest marketing tool, the Cressy & Everett Video Library. So, what's that mean for you? You now have access to over 200+ short, informative videos for buyers, sellers, and current homeowners!

Where do you find it?

How can you use it?

  • Share a link to the video -- perfect for passing along tips and information to your family or friends via email, text, or social media!  

Curious about buying vs. renting? How should you prepare you home before putting it on the market? Thinking about a remodel? We have a video that will help you with hiring a reliable contractor for the job.  In fact, with over 200 videos in our library, you're sure to find one on the topic you're looking for.

As always -- our team of Realtors here at Cressy & Everett are available to help answer any of your questions when buying or selling your home. Contact us, today!


Get to Know Angie Bryan, Elkhart Office

Angie Bryan grew up in Kosciusko County, and has lived most of her adult life in Elkhart County.  She has been an independent contractor for the past 20 years, having owned and operated a home-based medical transcription business. Angie's favorite things to do include traveling and spending time with friends and family.

"I pledge to serve my clients with excellence, professionalism, diligence, and honesty; to continually seek to better represent my clients and customers by building my knowledge and competence, and to serve my community well by providing support and guidance to help buyers and sellers achieve their goals" stated Angie.

Find out more about Angie and her services, or simply start your home search by visiting her website.


Angie Bryan
945 E. Beardsley Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46514
Call or Text 574-202-4078


South Bend, IN - April 13, 2017 - REAL Trends 500 report ranks Cressy & Everett Real Estate as the #249 largest brokerage nationally among all brokers based on closed transactions for 2016.  The company is also ranked #1 in sales volume throughout the Michiana region.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment for our company and particularly for our Realtors. It is through their tireless efforts serving buyers and sellers that 3100 transactions successfully came together.  More than a number, the achievement reminds us of all the families we helped find their next home. " said John De Souza, President.

About REAL Trends 500

The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report that identifies the country's largest and most successful residential firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation's leading realty service firms.


Great photos are the reason one of our listings was singled out by the Trulia PR department and featured on the national morning show, Fox & Friends on August 9, 2013.  The home is located at 115 Hawthorne in South Bend, listed by Julie Owens from our Ironwood office.  Julie always hires a professional photographer to take the interior and exterior photos of her homes, and this time it really paid off.  

Trulia called Cressy & Everett's marketing director to ask permission to feature the home on today's morning segment named "Open Houses Key for Homebuyers?" and the importance of visiting open houses to get the feel of the neighborhood and the area.  The PR department told us this home was choosen because it was priced under $200,000, it was open this weekend and the photos were "gorgeous and stunning."   

"We are thrilled for our agent Julie Owens for the added exposure she is receiving for this home, and most importantly for the home seller." said Sherri Reiner, Director of Marketing.  "It's because Julie's attention to detail and hiring a professional photographer that this home is being aggressively marketed.  The home is being featured on Cressy & Everett's Home Show this weekend, and Julie is holding an open house on Sunday.  I am hopeful she will find a buyer very soon."

Special thanks to Trulia,  Fox & Friends and Michael Corbett to make this happen.  


Steve Deane, president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, and Sue Cox, Vice President of Sales are pleased to announce that Scott Hammontree has accepted the position of Managing Broker of the Elkhart office located at 945 E. Beardsley, Elkhart, IN  effective August 1, 2013.   

"Scott's previous career as a business owner serving the RV industry in Elkhart gave him the management and leadership skills needed for his new role here at Cressy & Everett." said Steve Deane, president.  "As our new branch manager in Elkhart he will expand our team of sales professionals while helping us to maintain our 98% customer satisfaction rate."  

Scott earned a BS Degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.  He is a licensed Realtor in Michigan and licensed Broker associate in Indiana.  He joined Cressy & Everett in 2011.

He was active in the Indiana Manufactured Housing Association - Recreational Vehicle Indiana Council (IMHA-RVIC) as an executive board member, and held the position of Vice President of the Council in 2010.  He received the IMHS-RVIC President's Award in 2010.


(South Bend, IN– May 10, 2013)  Steve Deane, president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, and Sue Cox, Vice President of Sales are pleased to announce that Quinn Thurin has accepted the position of Managing Broker of the Ironwood office located at 332 N. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, effective July 1, 2013.   In addition, he has been named a partner in the company. 

Quinn currently serves as President of the Greater South Bend / Mishawaka Board of REALTORS as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of REALTORS.  "Quinn has earned a reputation of professionalism, honesty, high integrity, and a passionate commitment for service - all traits that as a company we hold in high regard." said Steve Deane, president.

Quinn, a South Bend native, and graduate of Notre Dame, joined Cressy & Everett in 1995.  He has been a consistent multi-million dollar producer, always in the top 10% of the St. Joseph County MLS, and a recipient of Cressy & Everett's Founders' Award.  

He is married and has two boys - 12 and 13.  He serves on a number of community groups such South Bend Rotary, Boy Scouts Troop 111, and has recently served as a board member of Northern Indiana Artists.  


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