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Associate Broker, Certified Residential Appraiser, Licensed Contractor, Michigan Certified Assessing Officer.

Real estate sales and appraisal has been my full time occupation since January of 1980. I began my career working for West State Wide Real Estate Inc. I purchased the business in 1994. I ran the business successfully for 20 years until selling to the current owner Danelle Dove. I now am an associate broker for Danelle & ReMax North Country at the same location. Due to the diverse nature of our area, I am experienced in listing and selling all types of real estate in a wide range of values. These include homes, cabins, vacant land, large acreage, water front, & commercial. My largest sale was $4.0 million and my smallest sale was $1,500.
I attended Michigan Technological University graduating in 1977 with an associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. I was licensed as a Michigan real estate salesperson in January of 1980, licensed as an associate broker in October of 1986, became a Michigan "Licensed appraiser" on 2/3/92. I became a Michigan Certified Residential Appraiser in April of 2007. I have worked in the real estate field in sales, appraisal, management, etc. as a full time occupation since 1980. I am also certified as a State of Michigan Certified Assessing Ofificer.  Professional Associations: UPAOR - MAR - NAR

I am 61 years old. I was born and raised in Crystal Falls and I represent the 4th generation of West’s that have lived & worked in the Iron County area. I am a member of the Knights of Columbus and Iron County Ultreya.  In the past I have been active in Rotary, the Crystal Falls Downtown Development Authority, the Crystal Falls Business Association, and the Iron County Brownfield Authority. I am also active in my local church and Cursillo. I am married to Vicki celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We have 3 adult daughters and 4 grandchildren.

There are several real estate brokers in the amasa/crystal falls area,so when I decided to sell my cabin and 20 acres, I asked the help of my friends in the area. Ken's name came up as the man that would fit best my expectations. those being honesty and communication. the sale was quick, and went  well. thank you ken. r.j.b.

Mr. West helped us look for specific types of houses for our retirement.  It took months in a very rural part of MI but he never tired of looking. When we finally decided to build our own, he threw himself into looking for lake-side land sites and negotiated with an absentee land owner and local  county officials to make the purchase and construction possible. He stayed with us throughout the construction, providing important advice. We are delighted with the site and house in retirement and stay in contact with Ken still.... Selfe 3