Doris Vansen

Doris Vansen

Sales Associate

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 248-556-7429
  • 248-556-7429
  • 248-556-7400
  • 248-556-7626
  • 32121 Woodward Ave
    Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Greetings and Welcome to my Real Estate Website

When I obtained my Real Estate license on march 17 1988  interest rates were in the double digits,We used  a typewriter and carbon paper to prepare 6 orginals of the "offer to purchase" .Voice mail,Caller ID,Cell phones,GPS,Digital cameras and searching the web to find a home didn't exist. the MLS listings were published in a book that came out twice a month.At the end of my first 9 months in the business I received the Rookie of the Year Award.It's hard to believe that was  over 28 years ago.

Technology has sure changed how homes are bought, sold and leased!




Buyer Consultation ( Real estate 101)

Before going out to look at homes my clients have completed what I call Real Estate 101.

During the Buyer consultation we discuss


Realistic monthly housing costs and what that means in relation to a price range

Price range and expectations of what you get for your money

Areas and Styles of homes

Proposal A..TV ,SEV ,Homestead,NonHomestead,Capping,Uncapping(this one almost has a language of its own but its very important to understand how our property taxes are assessed and the impact it will have on a newly purchased home)

The Wish list... must haves vs would be nice items

Paperwork... we go over an actual offer to purchase and amendments

Inspections and When to do do What


Personal Background

The oldest child in a family of 7.

 Grew up in the University District of Detroit .

 Gesu Elementary

Immaculata High School 

 Marygrove College

Spent childhood summers on Harsen's Island

Ive been a Realtor for over 28 years however I have been a very respected and certainly not the norm landlord for over 30 years.

In 2013 I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I am so thrilled to say that the outstanding team at U of M saved my life. I am a pancreatic cancer survivor! Im grateful for each and every day and live it to the fullest. Work hhard and play hard. I have the most amazing friends in the world. It certainly took a village to get me through the challenges that I faced over the past few years.


Personal Interests

Museums  History and Eye Candy all rolled into one!

Science Centers (Cranbrook  ,Detroit Science Center)

Art Museums (Detroit,Windsor,Grand Rapids,Milwaukee,Chicago)

Historical and Interesting Homes in Detroit,Grand Rapids,Milwaukee and Chicago

Botanical Gardens(Windsor,Vancouver,Milwaukee,Rotary Garden in Janesville Wisc, The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle,Garfield Conservatory,Franklin Park Conservatory)

Hometown USA events(Royal Oak,Ferndale,Lake Orion,Berkley,Metamora,Birmingham)

Farmers Markets(Royal Oak,Ann Arbor,Detroit Eastern Market)

Stage Productions at the Fisher Theatre,Music Hall,The DSO,The Gem Theatre,The Bonstelle

Visiting Detroit Landmarks ( The Whitney,Pewabic Tile,The Garland Stove,Belle Isle,The Detroit Yacht Club, The Detroit Boat Club)

 Albert Kahn Buildings and Homes

Marshall Frederick's Sculptures

Frank Lloyd Wright homes and stained glass

Pewabic Tile 

Motawi Tile

Dale Chihuly

Gardening....Canning and Cooking meals for my family and friends

This year I started running in 5 k races. The goal has been to do one a month

I love doing things with my friends....concerts,hometown America events,zip lining ,boating,kayaking...the list goes on and on. It is always a fun adventure when 2 or more of us get together


First Time Buyers

Second Time Buyers

Third time Buyers

(95 percent of my business is repeat and referral )

Starter Homes

Homes in the University District,Palmer Woods,Sherwood Forest,Green Acres

Homes Built between 1900 and 1929

Homes built between 1930 and 1956

Homes built between 1957 and 2011  I think that should cover it!

Investment Properties (backed with 30+ years of landlording experience)


Gesu Elementary

Immaculata High School

Marygrove College



  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Associate Broker
  • Hall of Fame

Professional Background

Associate Broker

Member of the  Board Of Review for the City of Royal Oak for 17 years


Professional Interests

National Association of Realtors


Community Involvement

Easter Seals
Grace Centers of Hope

I volunteer from time to time in Royal Oak to help with the seasonal park clean up

I also volunteered at several coffee house events that were hosted for People with Special needs