History of Success

Wally Kidd 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 as well as what makes it special and can convey that to a buyer is much more difficult. Wally is capable; ask any of his satisfied clients who have become friends after working with him. Wally is articulate, knowledgeable, and tough, a winning combination in the art of negotiation. No inflated egos or numbers—just the straight facts. And if Wally doesn’t know the answer, you can bet he knows someone who does. Wally 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 big or too small for his clients.

Volunteer Work & Community Involvement

  • 2012–present: Walloon Lake Trust Long-Range Planning Committee Member
  • 2009–present: Walloon Lake Land Preservation Committee Member
  • 2007–2015: Bay Harbor Yacht Club Membership Committee
  • 2005–present: Petoskey Lacrosse Team Founder and Coach
  • 2005–2011: 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 Experience & Personal History

  • 2003–present: Partner and Co-Owner, Kidd & Leavy Real Estate, Northern Michigan's #1 Real Estate Company
  • 2001–2003: President, Victor Properties
  • 1999–2001: President, Bay Harbor Properties
  • 1998: Director of Sales and Marketing, Bay Harbor
  • 1995–2003: Bay Harbor Sales Staff
  • 1991–1995: Town & Country Cedar Homes, Design Manager
  • 1979–1982: John Hopkins University
  • 1979, 1980: NCAA Division 1 National Champion: Lacrosse