Kay Agney celebrates over 30 years in Real Estate as an ‘industry legend’ at the 21st annual Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate fall conference

Kay Agney, broker/owner of Higbie Maxon Agney (HMA), recently attended the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate annual fall conference in Aspen, Colorado for members of the prestigious network. HMA is the only regents member from Grosse Pointe Farms.

The annual conference brings together a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world to share their knowledge and connect with fellow luxury professionals.

A highlight of this year’s event was the expert panel discussions led by prominent members of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network. Kay was invited to be part of the panel comprised of ‘Industry Legends’ – realtors who have 30+ years experience in real estate. Members of the panel were asked to participate in a video offering an insight to their hugely successful careers by sharing – the key to their staying power, their leadership philosophy, inspiration, and what high or low point has taught them the most during their career.

Kay was honored to speak as an industry legend. Not only did she enjoy sharing what she has learned throughout her career, but also she always welcomes the opportunity to connect with the next generation of real estate innovators and fellow luxury professionals.

LRElion_JS_r1Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate – known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries, collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually.

Members are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc.


Continuing with Tradition

The more things change…the more things stay the same. As the world around us constantly evolves Higbie Maxon Agney understands the importance of continuing with tradition.

Jaime Rae TurnbullWe would like to announce Jaime Rae (Agney) Turnbull’s transition to a leadership role within the company. Under Kay Agney’s mentorship Jaime Rae is working closely with her mother on marketing, as well as recruiting new agents. Jaime Rae will also share management duties with Kay, her primary goal being to expand the business to reach more clients throughout southeast Michigan, as well as resort locations.

Jaime Rae is a very successful selling agent in her own right, selling luxury properties throughout Michigan as well as exotic locations worldwide.

Under the leadership of Kay Agney, Jaime Rae Turnbull and the team of associates, Higbie Maxon Agney remains in good hands, driving the company forward, while continuing to maintain the traditional values that remained so dear to Hugo S. Higbie – integrity, heritage and lifestyle.



Higbie Maxon Agney – the Face’s of Luxury Real Estate in Grosse Pointe

Integrity. Heritage. Lifestyle.

Higbie Maxon Agney has established a stellar reputation over the last 85 years as Grosse Pointe’s premier real estate broker. Under the stewardship of sole broker and owner Kay Agney, HMA’s team of dedicated agents continue to lead the way in delivering an unparalleled level of service to every client, while matching people and houses…. with imagination!

Meet the Team:

Bottom row – Left to right Marilyn Stanitzke, Vicky Colwell, Dennis Andrus, Melissa Dagher Singh, Mary Anna Sheldon, Kay Agney, Jaime Rae (Agney) Turnbull, Beverly Tannian, Jan McLellan Ryndress, Patricia Verb, Kara Crespo

Middle row – Bob Kay, Sandy Azar, Carolyn Hanley, Libby Follis, Howard Buhl, Karen Gennari, Heather Adragna Ulku, Darby Moran, Drew Wrosch

Top row – Richard Graves, Susan Tait, Cathy Ballinger, Michelle Agosta, Darlene D’Amico, Robert Lucas

Not Pictured: Bob Barto, Robert Ermanni


Whether you dream of a cottage or a castle, the tranquility of the lakefront, or the excitement of the city, let us help you discover the lifestyle of Grosse Pointe…there is no finer place to call home.


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HMA Receives Chartered Regent Award

HMA Receives Chartered Regent Award

Higbie Maxon Agney has received an award from the prestigious Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents. Kay accepted the award from Luxury Real Estate Chairman/Publisher, John Brian Losh at the recent annual conference in Boston. The award recognizes Kay Agney for her position as a Chartered Regent since 2004, and her services to the Luxury Real Estate market.


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HMA is one of the original brokers of the Board of Regents (a national luxury real estate program created in 2004) and is Michigan’s exclusive representative in the program.

It is a significant honor for HMA to be a member of such an elite organization and to attend the invitation only event, which brings together the most prominent luxury brokers from across the globe to discuss current real estate trends.



HMA celebrates 10 years as Michigan’s exclusive representative in national Board of Regents Program.

HMA celebrates 10 years as Michigan’s exclusive representative in national Board of Regents Program.

HMA, one of the original brokers of the Board of Regents (a national luxury real estate program created in 2004) celebrates ten years as Michigan’s exclusive representative in the program.

As one of Grosse Pointes most prominent real estate companies it is a significant honor for the company to be a member of such an elite organization. To mark the occasion Kay Agney will be attending a prestigious anniversary event in Boston this October.

Nationally only 63 real estate firms are members of the Board of Regents program. The members exclusively represent a defined territory and have been selected based on their leadership and longstanding success in the luxury real estate industry.


As Michigan’s sole member HMA proudly takes its place at the top table, having been synonymous with listing some of the most prestigious properties in and around the Grosse Pointe Communities for over 80 years.

About the Board of Regents.

The Board of Regents is the evolution of the Board of Governors, the leadership body that has determined the direction of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate since the network began in 1986.

Regents (as they are known) have an array of marketing tools and solutions, which allow them to showcase properties to targeted elite buyers worldwide. They enjoy prime placement on the award-winning website, LuxuryRealEstate.com, the leading portal for global luxury properties since its launch in 1995.

Kay Agney featured on Luxury Real Estate’s Website!

We are so thrilled to be the designated Regent for the Grosse Pointes on the Board of Regents, the governing body of LuxuryRealEstate.com! Luxury Real Estate periodically features their affiliated brokers, and right now it is our very own Kay Agney’s turn! She just returned from the LRE Spring Retreat in Ft. Lauderdale, and we’ll have more to tell you about that shortly–but for now, check out what Kay has to say about being a broker in Grosse Pointe! A couple of questions and answers are featured below…to see the full article (as well as a fabulous photo of Kay!), please click here!

Why is your company successful? Our motto is “Matching People and Houses… with Imagination!” Most of our business comes from referrals of satisfied clients. Our sales associates are very committed to providing the kind of service that guarantees successful real estate transactions. As part of our vision, we take pride in providing expert guidance so our clients can satisfy their lifestyle needs. Grosse Pointe is a small community with many high profile people who expect confidentiality in their transactions and we pride ourselves in providing that confidentiality. Our agents are committed to the community, giving their time and talents to many community and charitable organizations. They also have a strong commitment to each other’s’ success. It is not unusual to see a seasoned agent taking time to help a new agent. We provide a company atmosphere that attracts successful, productive and motivated real estate professionals. As an integral part of the Grosse Pointes since 1929, we can truly expand our motto to say “Matching People and Houses with Imagination…for Generations!”

What are your favorite parts of your job? Every morning I feel blessed to wake up doing what I love to do. Each day brings different challenges and it is never boring. Many of my past clients have become dear friends and I am now finding homes for their children. I love finding that perfect home for a client. And I enjoy helping our sales associates become successful, mentoring them as I was mentored.