Richard (Rik) Lobenherz
Rik began his Real Estate career in 1975, getting his Real Estate license the same year he graduated from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration. For the past 42 years he has lived and worked in the Charlevoix area where he has regularly achieved the status of top producing agent for the company as well as the entire local Board of Realtors. Rik became a co-owner of the company (formerly Vacation Properties Network and Boyne Realty) in 1991. In addition to the Real Estate Brokerage business, he has developed over 25 residential and resort neighborhoods in northern Michigan and Canada, including the Charlevoix Country Club, 3 Lakes Club in Antrim County, and Little Canoe in Canada. Rik is also the only Realtor in Charlevoix and Emmet counties to hold the prestigious *CCIM Designation, from National Association of REALTORS indicating the highest level of expertise in commercial Real Estate. Rik also specializes in high end properties, waterfront, acreage, and condominiums.
Real Estate Designations
CCIM, EPro, President’s Circle, Luxury Home Specialist, Chairman’s Circle, BHHS National
Business Administration, University of Michigan 1975. CCIM – Certified Commercial Investment Member, 1991
Residential, Commercial, Development, Leases, Luxury Properties, Waterfront, Acreage, and Condominiums.
Current Director, Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce, Little Traverse Conservancy Finance Committee Member, Former President, Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska Board of Realtors; Former Director, Michigan Board of Realtors; Former Director, Little Traverse Conservancy: Founder, Charlevoix Country Club; Past Director, Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce; Member, Bay Harbor Golf Club; Life member, Charlevoix Country Club, Director of numerous condominium associations.
This spring Rik was awarded the Realtor Emeritus Award for 40 years of membership from the National Association of Realtors.
A REALTOR is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industry