Broker/Real Estate Specialist
Like you, I know that buying or selling a house can be stressful. There are so many things that need to be taken care of. From inspections to contracts to financing … it’s important to do it right.
I learned that from an early age. My dad was in the construction business and I used to love helping him with whatever I could. From laying drain tile, to painting walls. I was there for it all!
Knowing what it takes to build a great home is in my blood. That’s why I started this company. To combine my affinity for homes with my passion for people. I want to help West Michigan families like yours, find their dream home. And do it right! So let’s talk.
Max has been an integral fixture of TJHomes in the background taking care of finances and business planning for nearly half of Tammy Jo’s career. He holds a business degree that helps facilitate operations for the team. Max comes from a long family history of West Michigan entrepreneurs in the sign and graphic arts industry for over 75 years.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Max grew up in the Eastown neighborhood. He is one of seven siblings that live and play right here in this beautiful city of Grand Rapids. Max attended Catholic schools for a good portion of his educational career where that journey instilled a belief that taking care of one’s neighbor is the greatest duty and honor. He is known to say that having a servant heart and upbringing has helped in the transition from a corporate setting to the world of Real Estate.
After spending over 6 years in the insurance industry, Randi was looking for a new challenge and way to broaden her skill set. When the opportunity to join the TJHomes team presented itself, she felt this is exactly the challenge she had been looking for. Randi currently works as Tammy Jo’s assistant, but wears multiple hats in the office to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. She loves being a part of the team that thinks outside of the box and works tirelessly for their clients.
Randi graduated from Grand Valley State University (Go Lakers!) and currently resides in Grand Rapids with her two cats, Patch and Forte
Tish Poelman has a Bachelors in Business Management from Cornerstone University and has been in the service industry for nearly 20 years. She worked as a claims adjuster at Farmers Insurance and then in January of 2018, she obtained her real estate license and began serving both buyers and sellers with their Real Estate needs. Her first year in the business, she was named Rookie of the Year which shows her integrity, work ethic, and dedication to our customers.
Tish has been such a blessing to the TJ Homes team. Her integrity and willingness to fight for what is right for our customers and their best interests has already made its impression. Our clients love her consistency, effective communication, and straight talk approach in a world that has so much miss-information. Who has time for fluff? With the heart and compassion of a teacher, Tish takes her can-do attitude and combines it with her feisty competitive nature to always bring a “win” for our clients!
For fun, Tish enjoys taking care of her three boys! Bob, the hubby, and two sons, Landon and Jaxsen. Her almost teenagers always keep her on her toes! For 5 years, Tish’s heart was in Roller Derby as a Blocker and a Pivot – her derby name was established quickly as “Violet Tendencies”. So as you may expect, her favorite color is purple. Imagine how this sport translates to fighting for our customers. She gives it her all!
Cindi joined TJ Homes as a showing assistant just a few months after the team was formed. She is a go-getter who loves a challenge and pushes herself to complete the goals she sets before her, no matter how insurmountable they may seem at the time. As a young mother to Chloe, she worked full time during the day and attended college in the evenings where she studied Legal Administration. She attended Davenport University in their accelerated degree program earning an Associates Degree in just under 10 months graduating with highest honors (3.98 GPA).
Born and raised in Michigan, Cindi grew up in Traverse City and moved to Grand Rapids shortly after graduating high school. Her first job was frosting cakes in a factory where she dreamed of working in an office. After graduating college, Cindi worked as a legal secretary for nearly 20 years and reached the ceiling professionally. She again dreamed of something more – so she obtained her real estate license, graduated BOLD and set some new goals for a career helping others realize their dream to own a home.
Cindi was honored to adopt a sibling set of three in 2013 and her family has grown to a total of four children, Chloe, Selena, Michael and James, and one granddaughter, Aurora. Three rules to live by that have never steered her wrong: You can do anything for a short amount of time; life is messy – you will never regret the high road; and if you put God in your path, you are always headed in the right direction.