Katie Tester


I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI where I attended South Christian High School.  I attended Purdue Univeristy on an athletic scholarship and competed in Track and Field for 4 years.  After my time there I moved near Chicago where I worked in marketing for Subaru of America.  Through colleagues there I was introduced to my husband, Todd, who grew up and and still lived in Traverse City.  After a short courtship we were married and I moved to Traverse City.  That was in 2004 and we have since been blessed with 3 healthy kids who keep us on our toes!

 I have worked as a Realtor since early 2014 and absolutely love my job. My dad is a residential and commercial appraiser and my husband and I flip houses, so I have been around real estate happenings for as long as I can remember.   In my spare time I love to be with my family.  We like doing almost anything outdoors – hiking, boating, tubing, downhill skiing, water skiing, four wheeling and camping.

If you have any questions regarding real estate it would be my pleasure to assist you.  



  • Purdue University, School of Business Management Graduate 2002, Minor in Marketing
  • Big Ten Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Pole Vault Champion 
  • President’s Award Winner, Top 10 Sales Person in the Nation, Dey Pharmaceuticals
  • Century 21 Ruby Award for Sales Acheivement Winner
  • Century 21 Quality Service Award Winner
Traverse City, MI
Real Estate Market Information
Homes Owned: 4,399
Homes Rented: 2,899
Median Home Price: $0
Area Schools: 38
Best Score: 5/10
Average Score: 1.6

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Traverse City Regional Office

241 E. State St.,
Traverse City MI 49684

Service Areas

I service in and around Traverse City, MI.  This includes Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County, Antrim County, Benzie County, Wexford County and Kalkaska County.

Traverse City, MI

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Demographic Data | Traverse City, MI

Median Age: 41.95
Married: 37%
Households: 7,298


Population by Sex
7,592 Male
8,339 Female

Occupancy Types
882 Vacant
4,399 Owned
2,899 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
66% White Collar
34% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
87% Drive
1% Public Transportation
8% Walk/Bike/Other
4% Work from Home