“Charlene at Premier Waterfront Realty is the simply the best.  She understands the market, made insightful suggestions, identified problems before they arose, and beautifully marketed my property.  Her attention to detail and strong communication skills made the whole process very easy.  I would recommend Charlene and her team to anyone buying or selling.”

Guy Charest

“I wanted to send you a note to compliment you on your real estate skills. First, I am somewhat obsessed with property. I look at it all the time on Zillow, and have looked at hundreds of properties over the years.

About one month ago, my family and I were in Otsego and decided to look at some lake properties. I found a listing that you had on Otsego Lake. At first, I contacted another agent who had help me purchase some condo units in Gaylord. I didn’t hear from him for a day or two, so I decided to reach out to you (the listing agent) directly. Not only did you get back to me within an hour or so of contacting you, but you made your way out to show me the property that night!

Your prompt responsiveness allowed us to walk through the property on a night with a perfect sunset. You had us hooked!

We started the negotiation process, but it was tricky with issues like multiple lots, private roads and oil/gas rights. I felt you handled the challenges in a professional way with an eye toward “getting the deal done.”

In the end, we ended up with the property and my family is happy. I believe both the buyer and the seller were satisfied with the deal.

Thank you for your professionalism, patience and calm demeanor throughout the process. I will definitely recommend you to others.”

Craig Sherman

I was extremely pleased with the process and genuinely grateful for the extra effort and quick sale of my home on Lake Margrethe in Grayling, MI. The factor most important to me was experience and speed. Was able to find a cash buyer for my home within 1 week and closed within 2 weeks. Professional, accessible and assertive in completing the transaction! Phenomenal!

Steve Archer

We listed our home in 2013 with a local realtor .It sat on the market for two years with very little response. After two years of virtual inactivity, we signed with Premier Waterfront Realty and Charlene Scheer. In two weeks’ time we had a buyer and it was sold. That seemed to be a miracle but actually it was due to Charlene’s hard work to reach many more prospective buyers. Our thanks to Charlene and her realty company.

Charles and Patricia Wummel

….sorry for the delay in responding as we have been super busy, as you might imagine. As far as a testimonial goes, what we think is appropriate is to just state the facts: “We had the house on the market for one week, we had numerous showings and got a full price offer. What could you ask for?”

We think you marketed the house beautifully, that it looked gorgeous in the photos and your networking allowed better exposure than other firms might have been able to bring the party. All in all a very quick and successful transaction for which we are very thankful.


Jim Miles

We had the pleasure of working with Charlene in our pursuit of a new home on a lake. We had very specific demands in our search. Charlene’s professionalism and attention to the fine details of our transaction was refreshing. We credit the outcome, resulting in the purchase of our new lake house, as the product of Charlene’s exceptional efforts. Charlene demonstrated service above self over and over again. An example of this is that we were in her office until 10PM one evening working on the purchase agreement details. She is committed to professional integrity and we feel that we have a relationship with her for life. Tremendous! Impressive! Top Notch!

Scott and Nancy Carmona


Charlene has an excellent knowledge of properties, especially lakefront properties. This provides her with a good foundation for negotiating fair and satisfying offers. She is always available via phone, email, or text to answer any questions. She outlines the big picture as to what is happening and what to expect. I felt very confident having her negotiate on my behalf and remain with me through the final closing.
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My wife and I had been looking for a cabin on the Manistee River for nearly 20 years. We saw an interesting listing about 15 years ago and contacted Charlene who was the listing agent. I traveled from our home in Delaware to see the property. It didn’t meet all of our needs but after Charlene understood what we were looking for she promised to send me listings that she thought would be of interest to us. She continued to do this for the next 15 years! This past December she sent a listing that appealed to both my wife and me. Again, I made the trip from Delaware to see the cabin. This time we found a winner! Charlene stepped me through the process of preparing an initial offer and structuring the Buy and Sell agreement. After a few rounds we reached an acceptable deal. One week prior to closing the listing agent revealed that they had not completed the septic and well assessment that is required by the county. They suggested that it could be done after closing. Charlene fully appreciated my position that this was not acceptable. She developed a plan to get the assessment done prior to closing and contacted the listing agent. The assessment was completed and the county’s acceptance letter was in hand at closing. Charlene pays attention to each and every detail, is tenacious and an extremely professional realtor. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a property in this area.

Jim & Sue Gow

Charlene was a pleasure to work with. She is professional, efficient, and takes her job seriously. She is very knowledgeable in regards to the current real estate market values. Our vacation home sold quickly and we closed without any issues. I highly recommend Charlene and her team.

Frank G. Radtke, D.D.S