Broker, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI
Steve, owner/broker of Oak Realty, joined his father in the family business in 1986 selling real estate in the Heart of the Lakes. In 2000, he took over Oak Realty and today is the backbone of what he says is the “best team of realtors around.” He says Oak Realty separates itself from the competition by an unmatched strength in niche marketing. “We have a limited number of agents that are specialists in an area they truly love, many have spent most or all of their lives living in the Greater Annandale Area.”
Steve is proud of Oak’s strong philosophy of quality customer service, and the focus the company puts on accurately understanding client needs and working together as a team. Helping clients find the lakeshore home, cabin, or new house they’ve been looking for is about listening to their needs and understanding their expectations. "Paying attention to every detail and getting the right information is the key to building successful personal relationships with clients and finding them the right property," he says.
Steve is a past president of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Pleasant Lake Association. He says the best parts of his job have been taking over the family business, showing others the area lakes, cabins, cottages, and homes, and enjoying the atmosphere created by the people who work at Oak Realty. He moved to Annandale at the age of 11, and grew up on Pleasant Lake, where he resides today with his wife Kelly. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys traveling with his family.
"Annandale is a great place to invest in." -Steve Bruggeman
Steve specializes in investment properties and high-end vacation homes, and says he is a big believer in Annandale. He has been designated a Super Real Estate Agent in 2014 and 2015