History of Success

Wally has a remarkable background and a history of success in real estate.

Finding a real estate agent in Northern Michigan is easy. Finding one who innately understands your property and what makes it special and can convey that to a buyer is much more difficult. Wally Kidd can do it, just ask any of his many satisfied clients who have become his friend after the sale. Sure selling real estate happens every day…but finding that one agent who is a fierce competitor is not. To know is a big deal…no fluff, just straight talk. And if Wally Kidd doesn’t know the answer, you can bet he knows someone who does. Along with his many talents, Wally Kidd has a full time assistant, Lauren Butwell, not to mention the full weight of the Kidd & Leavy brokerage support staff behind him. No task is too small or too big for you, his client.

Volunteer & Community Involvement

  • 2012–present Walloon Lake Country Club Board Member
  • 2012–present Walloon Lake Trust Long-Range Planning Committee Member
  • 2009–present Walloon Lake Land Preservation Committee Member 
  • 2007–present Bay Harbor Yacht Club Membership Committee
  • 2005–present Petoskey Lacrosse Team, Founder and Coach
  • 2005–present St. Francis Xavier School Advisory Committee Member and President
  • 2005–2006 Walloon Lake Trust/Celebrate Walloon Co-Chairperson
  • 1999 Walloon Lake Trust/Walloon Lake Fundraising Chairperson
  • 1997 Bay Harbor Yacht Club Founding Member
  • 1995 Walloon Lake Fundraising Chairperson

Business & Personal History

  • 2003–present President, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate
  • 2001 President, Victor Properties
  • 1999 President, Bay Harbor Properties
  • 1998 Director of Sales and Marketing, Bay Harbor
  • 1995–2003 Bay Harbor Sales Staff
  • 1990–1995 Town & Country Cedar Homes, Design Manager
  • 1979–1982 Johns Hopkins University
  • 1979, 1980 NCAA Division I National Champion: Lacrosse