Fred Skidmore

Fred Skidmore

Associate Broker
  • 616-690-2718
  • 616-459-0400 ext 124
  • 616-459-2212
  • 616-459-0400
  • 2168 Wealthy St. SE
    East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
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Welcome to my Website

I began my real estate career in the Grand Rapids area in 1988, and for the 12 years previous to that I was a real estate agent in the Traverse City area. I obtained my Real Estate Associate Brokers license in 2000.

I continue to enjoy working with buyers and sellers in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

Designations

  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Realtor
  • Certified Residential Referral Specialist
  • Certified Preview Specialist

Personal Background

I was born and raised in Southgate, Michigan, which is just south of Detroit. I am a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. I received my Bachelors of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan Michigan in 1972. In '75 I moved to Traverse City and began both my real estate career and my family. My sons, Brandon and Brent, were both born in Traverse City. It was a great area to live, both personally and professionally. 

While I was in Traverse City, I was fortunate to be able to gain a myriad of real estate experiences. I worked with 1st time home buyers and sellers, veteran home buyers and  sellers, builders, developers, and investors. I was able to list/sell waterfront homes, vacant lots, cabins, a small resort, and even commercial properties.

In 1987, we relocated to the Rockford area and shortly thereafter my daughter Kylie was born, and I continued my career in real estate. Since moving to the Grand Rapids area, I have continued to work with builders, developers, home buyers and sellers. In addition, while in the Grand Rapids area, I have held various real estate management positions at some of the largest brokerages in Michigan. My positions have included: Office Sales Manager, Company Trainer, Director of New Homes, Director of Career Development, and company Designated Realtor. It has been and is continuing to be a very exciting, and rewarding career.

My story wouldn't be complete without mentioning that in 2005 my daughter Anna was born. All her brothers and sisters love her to pieces including my wonderful step-children Stephanie and D.J. (David) Friedman. 

I have been blessed--life is good--and so is real estate!    

 

     

Professional Background

I have enjoyed finding that right property for my clients. Whether that right property is a new home, existing home, vacant land, cottage, or acreage, I will work tirelessly on your behalf.

Personal Interests

I enjoy biking, swimming, tennis, an occasional game of golf, and especially spending time with my family. I am a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.