PUBLISHED: 1:38 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Lowenstein, Bonfils join Century 21
Cheri Lowenstein and Mike Bonfils have joined the team of Century 21 of Juneau.

Lowenstein was born and raised in the Seattle area, where she met and married her husband Jeff. They have four children, a daughter-in-law and a grandchild, all of whom live in Juneau. Lowenstein is employed by the State of Alaska and, as time allows, takes accounting and management courses through University of Alaska Southeast. She has bought and sold real estate in Seattle, Sitka and Juneau. She said being a new agent is exciting because she looks forward to helping buyers "find just the right home that fits their needs."

Bonfils is the former owner of one of the most successful real estate firms in the country with four offices and 300 agents. He is an award-winning realtor, ranking in the top 3 percent in the entire Century 21 system.

"As a former owner, I was a coach and teacher, teaching realtors how to sell. My motto has always been the same, 'The customer always comes first,' and the transaction is not over when the deal closes. It's never over. The customer is my customer for life and my referral source for future business. I believe in the team approach to real estate, and I have always had good people working with me," Bonfils said.

"I maintain my services 24/7 and in order to do that you must have help."

Bonfils and his wife retired in 2000 to cruise and fish in Alaska.

"We purchased a home in Juneau several years ago and love this area," Bonfils said.

"We own a boat and still do a lot of fishing, but I do love real estate and making friends and finding new referral sources."