When Ann Arbor REALTOR® Kathy Toth needed a venue for a team-building activity, she thought “big.” She brought her agents and staff to Michigan Stadium for a guided tour on June 5, using the nation’s largest sports stadium to inspire her team.
Michigan Stadium isn’t just the largest stadium in the United States – it’s also the 3rd largest stadium in the world. With an official seating capacity of 109,901, it has hosted crowds as large as 115,109.
But what does college football have to do with real estate?
Kathy Toth takes inspiration from the words painted in the locker room hallway: “Those who stay will be champions.”
“Real estate is a challenging career,” Toth explained. “There are many people who enter this business thinking that it’s easy money. The reality is, real estate is a demanding field that requires your best effort with every client and every transaction. It’s more time-consuming and strategically-involved than most people realize.”
It’s also a business that requires tenacity and continual education. Toth gave another example. “In order for you to succeed and grow as a real estate professional, you must price and market each home effectively. You must help each buyer find what they need. You have to manage transaction details to make sure each closing happens as it should. At the same time, the market is always changing. You have to be able to plan well and think on your feet.”
As Kathy Toth and her team toured Michigan Stadium, they were also reminded of the economic benefits that the stadium brings to the Ann Arbor area. Recently renovated at a cost of $226 million, the stadium features state-of-the-art press boxes, score boards and amenities, and hosts collegiate football games as well as NHL hockey events.
“It’s one of the gems of Ann Arbor and the State of Michigan,” Toth says. “There’s a terrific financial impact to having over 100,000 people filling the seats for every game. Plus, a healthy local economy helps support home values!”
But what about football? “Go Wolverines!” Toth said. “I encourage our fellow residents to tour Michigan Stadium. Better yet, attend a game next season!”
Kathy Toth & Team have been serving Washtenaw County real estate including Dexter, Ann Arbor, Chelsea and Saline clients for over 24 years. They are among the top one percent of REALTORS® nationally and have been featured twice on House Hunters HGTV. Toth works directly with listing and buyer representative partners, with a goal of exceeding her client’s expectations while meeting their real estate purchase or sale objectives.