Southwest Michigan's Premier Realtors and Experts in Lakeshore Living


Meet Our Team

Our experienced agents are here to help you with your unique buying or selling needs!

Are you interested in becoming an Inspired Living agent? Contact us to learn more.


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Kelli Scheffers

The journey in buying and selling real estate is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Since 1995 I have worked in helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. My joy in real estate is found in connecting buyers and sellers to each other.
"Kelli has assisted me twice in the process of buying a home. Most important thing I've needed is guidance through the process and keeping me on the timeline. Kelli is super responsive and made me feel comfortable the whole time. Any questions I've had she's answered. I trust her."
Brian W.

tami koning

Residing and building relationships in the Kalamazoo area my entire life, I look forward to offering you my services, my expertise, my excitement, and my energy for this area and for real estate. I am dedicated to offering you my best effort, my resources, and my attention to the details in buying or selling your home and in all your real estate needs. Let me join you on your ‘Inspired Journey’.
"I have sold 2 houses with Tami Koning as my real estate agent and both times she did an amazing job! One house sold within a week and the other sold in a matter of days! She helped to stage both houses to showcase desirable features and really went above and beyond to help make sure I got the most out of the sale. I would recommend Tami to anyone who asked me for an agent as she was very professional and got things done."
Kelli K.
Madison Jonkman

madison jonkman

After living in Kalamazoo my whole life, I am excited to use my connections and knowledge of the area to assist with your buying and selling needs. I love people and real estate, and am excited to be a part of your home buying or selling journey.
"When thinking about getting our very first house, we were so stressed and full of questions. But when working with Madison, she made our job so easy it was unbelievable. Madison was quick to the gun and it seemed like we were always her top priority. We will definitely go to her again!"
Austin M.
Mary O'Donnell

mary k o'donnell

I obtained my Real Estate license in 2018 and transitioned into a full-time Realtor in 2021, after referring over a million dollars in home sales and was recently awarded the the Bronze sales Award!

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and have worked in various industries, including commercial and property management. As an active community member, I am involved in numerous local and national organizations. I prioritize continuing education and have completed courses such as Accredited Buyer’s Agency and pricing Strategy Advisor.

South Haven is my happy place and with the support of eXp Realty and my Inspired Living Team, I am confident in providing exceptional service as a real estate professional! I look forward to helping you find your next home or investment property, always keeping your best interests in mind.

Roman Brandon

Roman Brandon

I firmly believe that people are a home’s true essence. For me, pursuing the perfect home extends beyond mere brick and mortar—it encompasses the creation of cherished memories and establishing a strong foundation for the future. With my roots deeply planted in the vibrant city of Kalamazoo, my love for the community fuels my passion for real estate. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Organizational Communication from Cedarville University, I bring a rich academic foundation to my role as a licensed Realtor. With unwavering professionalism and ardent enthusiasm, I am committed to providing you with the unwavering support and expert guidance you deserve throughout your real estate journey. Whether you are a first-time buyer or seeking a fresh start, I am dedicated to ensuring a professional and enriching, joy-filled experience. Let us embark on a collaborative journey to discover your ideal home!
Robin Baumgartner

Robin Baumgartner

As a long-time resident of Mattawan with extensive experience in the real estate industry, I am here to provide you with top-notch assistance for all your real estate needs. With a background in real estate, property management, and early childhood development, I have dedicated my adult life to these fields. Growing up with a mother who was a realtor, I was raised in the business and have gained valuable insights and expertise.

I have worked in both VanBuren and Kalamazoo Counties and graduated from the Michigan Real Estate Academy in 2006. As a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors (GKAR), I stay updated with industry trends and adhere to professional standards.

With over 25 years of experience in real estate, specializing in both investment properties and property management, I possess a comprehensive understanding of the market. Previously, I owned Someplace Special for Kids and was associated with Property Management L.L.C.

I am committed to delivering outstanding service and take my role very seriously. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, interested in lake homes, land, or investment properties, I have the skills and expertise to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Assisting people in making one of the most important decisions of their lives is a privilege that I truly appreciate.

Put my experience and dedication to work for you today. Whether you are buying or selling real estate, my goal is to exceed your expectations in all areas. When you think of Real Estate, I hope you will think of me.

Jodi Carless

Jodi Carless

I’m Jodi Carless, the Social Media Coordinator at Inspired Living Real Estate. My passion? Capturing captivating photos and videos that bring to life the remarkable stories of our clients’ real estate adventures.

Southwest Michigan is my endless source of inspiration, with its natural charm and breathtaking beauty at every turn. It’s truly a place where design thrives.

Speaking of beauty, our real estate offerings are top-notch. From charming neighborhoods to stunning waterfront properties, we’ve got it all! And I’m on a mission to showcase the very best through stunning visuals that will inspire you!
As your social media coordinator, I’m committed to creating an immersive and engaging experience just for you. Through mesmerizing posts and eye-catching imagery, I’ll take you on a journey that connects you with your ideal home. So, let’s dive into the exciting world of real estate together, one post at a time.


erica thompson

My role with the ILRE team is to support the agents during their real estate transactions. With unwavering dedication and attention to detail, I ensure that every aspect of my job is executed to the highest standards. I’ve lived in west Michigan my entire life and have been with Inspired Living since 2016 so I am very familiar with the area and the processes involved with real estate.

Continuing Education and Certifications

We pride ourselves on continually improving our skills to we can better serve our clients.

Kalamazoo Real Estate Negotiation Experts

The Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification program gives REALTORS® the tips and tools they need to sharpen their skills and be skillful advocates for their clients such as:

  • Process phases and negotiation plans, tips and strategies
  • Establishing a strong bargaining position
  • Understanding conflict behavior types, and more.

Kalamazoo Real Estate Diversity Experts

The At Home with Diversity® certification enables real estate professionals to work successfully with and within a rapidly changing multicultural market. Agents have learned diversity sensitivity, how it applies to U.S. fair housing laws, and ways to develop professional guidelines for working with people in the increasingly multicultural real estate market.

Kalamazoo Real Estate Homes for Heroes Specialists

Homes for Heroes, Inc. is the largest nationwide network of affiliate real estate, mortgage, and local business specialists; committed to providing easy ways for heroes to save on a home. Inspired Living Real Estate is proud to be a Homes for Heroes specialist in the Kalamazoo area. Learn more.