Michigan in my opinion has some of the prettiest properties ever - I am forever in awe of our great state. Having lived in many other states, I can honestly say this from my own experiences.
As The Gordon Group GR enters commercial real estate with Mike Gordon, I often check out the commercial listings that come up.
I have noticed many West Michigan churches going up for sale as of late. I love old churches! The character, the history, the charm is always a pleasure to view and learn about. However, the possibilities seem to be endless!
Many of these churches would make great AirBNB, offices, schools, apartment or condo complex, specialty retail shops - (instead of the mall), Venue, which we are in great need of in Grand Rapids, as many brides are postponing their weddings due to limited venue options - or a restaurant with a venue option. With my interior design background and Mike’s engineer and design background we are able to see the possibilities, with the city's permission of course.
Personally I like the venue idea - as I am primarily a residential Realtor - so I attend many expo’s. Last year we were at a wedding expo, the biggest request, when I asked how we could help was “find me a venue” I can not get married for at least 2 years as we can not find a venue!
A friend of ours opened a venue about 2 years ago - he now has a waiting list for his place. The events lists in Grand Rapids seem to be endless, people are always looking for a space to host an event, it's a common request I get asked about weekly.
AirBNB is another great option I like, as townships and associations are starting to deny the use of the properties within their residential location to be used an Airbnb, so if I have any foresight, we will have a need for these in the near future.
Of course there is the Church renovation into a residential home - however a bit more tricky with the location and the zoning.
As I search for idea’s for our Pinterest board - I find these idea’s are not so uncommon and one Idea I did not even think of, A Spa! I love his idea!
You can check out my idea board here - I will be adding to it often Even though I am not the best pinterest board maker this got me excited!
So now take a 2nd look at these churches for sale in West Michigan - what idea’s can you come up with? I would love to hear them.
Disclosure - As of 1/11/17 these properties were still available - need to be verified
Thank you to the listing agents for allowing me to use their photo’s for this blog - each photo has the name and contact info for the listing agent.
Happy day dreaming!!!