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  • Homes by Hazard Team

    A Tradition Of Trust

    Mission Statement

    To provide trusted resources to educate buyers and sellers, promote professionalism and specializing by positioning our clients for success in the real estate market. The Hazard Team will never stop improving, learning and growing and we strive to lead by example and strive to elevate those around you with your complete commitment to excellence. Working today to achieve the highest rates of client retention and customer satisfaction, in the real estate industry. 

    Making the difference by practicing the "Golden Rule" with respect to everyone at all times: our clients, other agents, other agents' clients and the general public. Always treat everyone the way you would want to be treated. Homes by Hazard demonstrates uncompromising integrity in all things at all times.

    Vision Statement

    We are a progressive team dedicated to delivering innovative services, support and resources in order to assist our clients in becoming informed, respected investors who exhibit the highest ideals of character and conduct, and are the advocates of our industry to provide comprehensive real estate services to the public and communities. Our goal is to be your trusted adviser.

    Homes by Hazard supports our community through political advocacy of real property rights and by supporting charitable programs to enhance home-ownership opportunities.

    Values Statement

    Our values define who we are and what matters in our organization. We commit to the following values:

    Customers - We are driven by the needs of our customers and are dedicated to delivering top quality service to every one, every time. Our staff will always greet members, introduce themselves and attempt to know our clients on a first-name basis.

    Integrity - We promote civility, honesty and fairness in all of our actions, without compromise.

    Innovation - We are an innovative leader in our industry and continually look for better ways to serve.

    Precision - We strive for excellence, accuracy and timeliness in everything we do.

    Community - We are committed to making our community a better place to live, work and grow.

    Image - We are committed to enhancing the image of our members in the community.

    The Hazard Team/Hazard LLC
    Keller Williams Grand Rapids 

    3237 Platinum Street NE

    Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    Meet Us

    Adele Trimble

    Buyers Agent


    Adele Trimble enjoys keeping up to date with the local real estate community and strives to stay educated by continual training. She holds a degree from Michigan State University in Fashion Merchandising and loves to help her clients see the aesthetic potential in a home. Adele has lived in the Grand Rapids area for over 25 years and raised her 4 children here. She loves spending time at home with her family, as well as visiting Frederick Meijer Gardens, Fulton Street Farmers Market, Martha’s Vineyard Grocery, walking Reed’s Lake, and sampling many great area restaurants. She is very health conscious and finds the GR area very conducive to leading a healthy lifestyle with many walking and biking trails, wonderful grocery stores and constantly evolving health and fitness facilities. Adele feels the best part of working with buyers is being able to help ease some of the burdens of the home buying process and find answers to all of their questions and concerns. She helps in finding a trusted mortgage lender, an excellent home inspector and even home repair referrals, if needed. She prides herself on staying closely in touch with her buyers. There are many steps to finding the perfect home and Adele loves to help every step of the way!

    Austin Cline

    Buyer's Agent


    Austin joined Keller Williams in 2018 as a Buyer’s Agent for Homes by Hazard. He was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at Ferris State University. Austin enjoys working and being around people. Austin wants to make the home purchasing experience as smooth and hassle free as possible for everyone. He believes your home is a place where your most cherished memories are created, and wont rest until he’s found that perfect home for you. He also knows that your home is one of if not the largest investments you will make in your life. When he is not working, Austin enjoys spending time on the lake boating in the summer, traveling, and time with his family.

    Marilyn Hazard

    Broker | Team Leader


    It’s no coincidence that Marilyn Hazard is at the forefront of the Grand Rapids real estate industry. She is a fierce advocate for her clients by providing effective negotiating skills, has an unbelievable ability to adapt to the ever changing real estate market and an unmatched work ethic. Marilyn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Design from Grand Valley State University. She is extremely artistic and has a keen eye for design. Her true design genius really comes through in her home staging. She is clever and resourceful, giving both her buyers and sellers an advantage in the market; affording them a greater return on investment, and the ability to point out potential in homes that they couldn’t otherwise see. Her strengths include extensive knowledge of financing options, a strong background in sales and creative marketing skills, as well as having a very strong attention for detail. She is a full time Associate Broker with Keller Williams North and holds CRS, GRI & ABR designations, also a member of: GRAR, MAR & NAR. Marilyn is self-motivated individual who is enthusiastic, energetic and hardworking, her goal: To provide you the most professional and ethical service and to aid you in accomplishing your goal!

    Meg Giampapa

    Co-Team Leader


    Co-team leader of The Homes by Hazard Team. I have a passion and love for real estate that began with an academic and professional background in Interior Design. This has helped guide my clients in how to best stage their home with the most relevant, cost effective, industry trends. This results in fetching the most money for your home in the shortest amount of time! I'm a thirty year resident of Grand Rapids and a past proprietor of a collection of local restaurants. Homes by Hazard has collectively allowed me to utilize my love and passion for real estate collaboratively with the service and compassion I have honed for my clients. I have a thorough understanding of home values, market trends, school districts, investment opportunities, and all of the exceptional activities Grand Rapids has to offer.

    Megan Stombaugh

    Buyer's Agent


    Megan Stombaugh is a spirited Buyer's Agent that is brand new to the Homes by Hazard team. Although born and raised in NW Indiana, she has lived in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas for over 10 years. She graduated from Northview High School and attended Aquinas College. On her off days, you can find Megan relaxing outside in the summer months, and spending as much time as possible with her beloved nieces and nephews. Megan is very dedicated to her clients. She makes sure their wants and needs are heard and tries to incorporate them into the home of their dreams. She spends as much time as she can with her clients while they are actively looking, and ensures they are happy even after the transaction is done. Megan's knack of connecting with people along with her years in Customer Service make her a valuable asset to the Homes by Hazard team.

    Meghan Tolger

    Director of Sales


    Meghan Tolger is the administrator of Homes by Hazard. Her attention to detail keeps the Team organized by staying on top of every real estate transaction from start to finish. Meghan loves working with clients and associate agents. Her goal is to eventually take her transaction knowledge and become a Buyer’s Agent in the near future. Meghan is a native of Grand Rapids and is now raising her own family in the area. She strives on doing her best everyday!

    Rachael Seven

    Buyer's Agent


    When it comes to finding just the right home, knowing this city like the back of my own hand is one of the strengths that I bring to the Homes By Hazard team. Having lived in Grand Rapids/ West Michigan my entire life, I know that as our city continues to reinvent itself, the job of connecting home buyers with the ever-changing landscape is my favorite way to serve our city and it’s residents. As a Certified Tourism Ambassador, I’ve had the pleasure of welcoming guests to West Michigan, and time and time again the recurring theme that I hear is how much people from all over the world love Grand Rapids. I’ve raised three daughters here, and I can’t think of a better place to put down roots. The adventure of finding a new home can be daunting to many, but have no fear, we will accomplish it together, along with my team, as well as trusted lenders and service providers. I can’t wait to welcome you home.

    Zachary Thayer

    Marketing Director


    Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, Zac Thayer is a marketing specialist keen on design. His high attention to detail comes from his background in Advertising and Aesthetics. His former work includes marketing for BMW’s CarSharing platform ReachNow headquartered in Seattle, and Consulting for high end skincare companies. Zac loves to help grow exposure through effectively applied design, aesthetic and he knows how important quality media is in the home buying process. He is a proud ‘Dog Dad’ of a Belgian Malinois named Malli, and Chihuahua named Rhys. Zac is a big supporter of better nutrition for all, and is always striving for a cleaner lifestyle. You can find him hiking, working on his car, or whipping up delicious Korean food on the weekends.

    Thank you again for all of your help and support through this process Marilyn. You were a dream to work with and I will be recommending you to any and all friends and family that ever need an agent to help buy or list a home. You are fabulous! As a courtesy to my still-husband Jason, if you could not post the picture of the cute cake and me and Jeff and Facebook, it would be appreciated…just in case someone would see it and pass it along to him. It has been a hard thing for both of us to come to terms with and I’d rather not have him see a picture with me and someone else. I’m sure you can understand. Anyway, I’m so excited to be in my new home and you will have to stop in sometime when I have it painted and decorated. Mojito on the porch! Thanks again, Amy Carroll — Amy Carroll Photography, LLC Website : : www.acarrollphotography.com The Blog Fabulous : : www.acarrollphotography.net

    by Amy Carroll

    You’re a treasure! Thank you for trying! We know that the market/economy is terrible…just hoping that someone would fall in love with the place! Thank you for your continued efforts! You rock!

    by Kristin

    We s-o-o appreciated you chauffeuring us around the last two days so we could get familiar with the Grand Rapids area. It really helped us decide our location. Ron has all his little arrows on his map! Ha-Ha! You made it enjoyable and fun during this transition in our life. We think that you were the right person at the right time for us. Hey does that sound like a Real Estate Ad or what? Ha-Ha! We will stay in touch!

    by Brenda

    Well hello again, merry Christmas and thanks again for the beautiful home you have blessed us with. Maybe next time I see you in the mall we can say hello….HAHAHA Yes, I saw you but oh well, tis the season. So thanks, not a day goes by that I look at this house and thank you for this gift. It is a dream come true, so thank you and merry Christmas and may all your dreams come true.

    by Michael Z