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Allison Fishwick

Exceeding Your Expectations Daily!

Ann Arbor Office, MI
1898 West Stadium Blvd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 761-6600

In a career that spans over 20 years, Allison is considered an expert both locally and nationally. Fittingly described by National Real Estate and Relocation Magazine in 2000 “as recognizable as the mayor” in her market, Allison has truly made branding work for her.

Recognized as a leader among her peers, Allison has been featured in numerous magazines, such as Unique Homes and National Real Estate and Relocation. Over her long career, she has authored several publications including articles in Realty Times, Texas Realtor Magazine, and Wisconsin Real Estate Magazine. She contributed to Unique Homes and was featured in The New York Times. She has also appeared on the RE/MAX Satellite Network as a guest host. Allison has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, and has years of experience as a corporate trainer in her early professional years.

Drawing on her personal experiences as a real estate agent, Allison practices what she preaches. She has spent many years  as a professional speaker and coach. With the authenticity of an agent who has been “in the trenches,” today her focus is on her clients helping them buy and sell homes.

Allison remains committed to her loyal clientele in Dearborn, Michigan and now boasts three convenient office locations! Her original stomping grounds in Dearborn, Michigan, the second in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and her most recent and third is in Birmingham, Michigan. In today’s ever-changing economy, Allison’s objective is to be your global Realtor, serving clients in all of Southeastern Michigan and referring clients throughout the United States and the world through the Leading Real Estate Network!

In 2011, Allison took on a fresh challenge and opportunity as she enters the Washtenaw County market as part of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Throughout Allison’s career she has grown her areas of expertise into multiple counties and markets but she is also growing her team! Allison has always had a full time administrative assistant and now has two buyer’s agents that embody the attributes around which Allison has built her business. Both buyer’s agent are highly energetic and passionate about Real Estate. Melissa Carlson and Jason Dean are beneficial additions to the team.

During her tenure she has received numerous Agent Awards and Designations, including:

  • National Sales Excellence Award 2011 – 2014 – Top 5% of Agents, Nationally
  • Howard Hanna Very Best of the Best Award 2011 – 2014 -Top 1%, Howard Hanna Agents
  • Champion’s Club 2011 – 2014, Howard Hanna
  • Sales Production Award 2011 – 2014, Howard Hanna
  • Leadership Award 2012, Howard Hanna
  • Century Club 2011,A Top Honor, Howard Hanna
  • Platinum Club, Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan
  • Inducted into Re/Max Hall of Fame, Re/Max International
  • Chairman’s Club, Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan
  • Ranked #22 – Top 50 U.S. Agents, Realtor Magazine, September 2003
  • Consistently ranked one of Top 5 Producing Agents for Re/Max of Southeastern Michigan during her 16 year Re/Max Career
  • Awarded Re/Max International’s highest award, Re/Max Hall of Fame in minimum year requirement (5 years)

With every client interaction Allison works to earn your business and referral. With 20+ years in this industry she is ready for any and all unique situations. Allison’s promise is to help people make better decisions about their investments, educate her clients on market conditions and the real estate process in relation to their individual needs. Her focus is to be reliable, accessible and truly connected to the goals of each of her clients. Understanding people, families, their goals, their dreams and getting them what they are looking for!

Allison has sold hundreds of homes each year through the ever-changing markets – she is the voice and expertise you need working for you!

Posted January 26th, 2016

In a world full of self inflicted shame and perceived unworthiness, renowned researcher and vulnerability specialist Brene Brown tells us to be our authentic self - and that
"WE ARE IMPERFECT AND WE ARE ENOUGH." 

http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

Being authentic is not easy for anyone, let alone someone battling mental health issues. Yes, it is still an unspoken shameful arena that even families don't want to touch in the confines of their own homes let alone seek professional help. 

Last week, interim athletic director at University of Michigan, Jim Hackett revealed he donated half his salary of $600,000.00 - A donation of $300,000.00 to "Athletes Connected". A program that works with athletes suffering from depression through the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center.
http://athletesconnected.umich.edu/about-athletes-connected/

Whether it is depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bi-polar issues, autism, asperger's syndrome, the availability for immediate help is inadequate. I have friends and family struggling today with their own demons. I am going on record to say, I will do what I can to help these people and their care.

Rome wasn't built in a day and baby steps do make a difference. Mental health issues should not be behind closed doors. Do you know one in six people will experience an episode of depression in their lifetime? Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, ranked with cancer, heart disease and diabetes. 

I have had the fortunate experience to be introduced to the U of M depression center last year. Established in 2001, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center (UMDC) is the first of its kind devoted to bringing depression into the mainstream of medical research. I am a very small piece of the puzzle, in an environment of highly educated and skilled professionals working towards common goals.  

Many of my readers know, we lost a good man last year to depression. Gary Field succumbed to the pain of depression. An entrepreneur, a strong faithful Christian, a father, a friend.

He tirelessly encouraged individuals to be the best person they could be and saw the good in everyone. Gary was a successful entrepreneur and will be forever remembered for his wit, selflessness and immeasurable kindness. He mentored many young entrepreneurs, and even taught a program at Wayne State University on establishing and managing new businesses.



 A memorial has been set up thru UMDC in Gary's name honoring him and his passion; exercise. If you are interested, donations can be made through victors.us/garylfield.  All donations will assist patients with depressive illnesses incorporate physical activity into their lives.

The Vision statement at the UMDC reads as follows:

Depression's stigma will be a vestige of the past; people will be empowered with knowledge; better detection, outcomes, and fewer recurrences will be a reality; and prevention will no longer be a dream.

I hope and pray I will see this in my lifetime. 

Posted January 13th, 2016

 Many people prefer to remain indoors in the winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these steps to keep your home safe and warm during the winter months for you and your family.

  • Winterize your home.
    • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows.
    • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls.
    • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.
  • Check your heating systems.
    • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly and ventilated to the outside.
    • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys.
    • Install a smoke detector. Test batteries monthly.
    • Have a safe alternate heating source and alternate fuels available.
    • Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) emergencies.
      • Install a CO detector to alert you of the presence of the deadly, odorless, colorless gas. Check batteries regularly.
      • Learn symptoms of CO poisoning: headaches, nausea, and disorientation.

Many people spend time outdoors in the winter working, traveling, or enjoying winter sports. Outdoor activities can expose you to several safety hazards, but you can take these steps to prepare for them:

  • Wear appropriate outdoor clothing: layers of light, warm clothing; mittens; hats; scarves; and waterproof boots.
  • Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy patches.
  • Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors.
    • Be aware of the wind chill factor.
    • Work slowly when doing outside chores.
    • Take a buddy and an emergency kit when you are participating in outdoor recreation.
    • Carry a cell phone.
  • Keep your pets (little stinkies) safe and warm too! 
    • Shovel excess snow and make paths for them in the yard to go outside without issue.
    • When your pet comes back inside, wash off any road salt or antifreeze from their paws and fur; these are toxic chemicals and can poison pets.
    •  When the power is knocked out in extreme winter weather, homes can become too cold for pets, make sure they have a warm place to be. 
    • For a worst case scenario, have an evacuation plan that takes you, your family, and your pets to a friend's house or find a local pet-friendly hotel. 

Posted January 6th, 2016 

Happy 2016! 

Start this year off by celebrating all that Michigan has to offer by making plans to stop by some of the upcoming local events! We have a few below to get you started but for further details and more events click through to Pure Michigan's Event Website. 

Plymouth Ice Festival - January 8th-10th
The Plymouth Ice Festival has a long-standing history of being the largest, free ice festival in Michigan and remains dedicated to the art of ice carving.
Traverse City - 22nd Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off - January 9th 

Traveling this weekend? The annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off brings together some of the area's finest restaurants and their creative chili recipes for a spicy showdown in downtown Traverse City.

                                 Tecumseh Center for the Arts - Comedian - January  16th                                
Godfrey is one of the hottest comedians on the road today! Growing up in Chicago, he was always in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. He has performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and is currently co-hosting the Fox show "Bullseye." His feature credits include "Zoolander." "Soul Plane," and the upcoming Indie film "Three Days in Vegas" opposite Nicolas Cage.

Detroit's North America International Auto Show - January 11th-24th

Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy!

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