- 522 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
I'll work hard for you!
If you're thinking of buying or selling
real estate in Northern Michigan...
You've come to the right place!
(Learn more about Jim and find answers to some FAQ's below).
Call or Text me anytime: 231-342-2895
"I'll work hard for you!"
What qualifies me to do the job for you?
- Traverse City is my hometown, I know the market.
- Real estate is my full time career.
- I listen to what you say. Communication is my forte.
- I’ll provide facts to back up my proposals.
- CB Schmidt leads the market in Northern Michigan. Our dedicated marketing department brings qualified buyers.
"I’ll work hard for you!"
What's the best way to find and buy a home?
Under a Buyer's Broker agreement, an agent can represent the buyer in a real estate transaction per Michigan State Law.
Since the real estate fees are usually paid by the seller, it typically costs nothing extra to appoint an agent to represent you as a buyer.
As your buyer's agent, I help you find properties of interest to you. Before making a financial decision, I can provide research and information the seller or their agent may not be aware of.
Someone is going to get paid if you buy a listed property, why not make sure that person is looking out for your best interests?
Call me now! (231) 342-2895 ~ Jim
A better approach to get your home sold!
I use a focused approach to sell real estate today. My business plan is different than many agents, designed to make sure my listings get sold!
According to the National Association of Realtors, the top three places where buyer's first found the home they purchased were the Agent, the Internet, and the yard sign. Since over 90% of homes and businesses have the Internet, it's where I market my listings and myself as a Realtor.
Call me now and let's discuss your goals!
I can also represent you when you're looking to buy.
As your buyer's agent, I'll help you find what you're searching for, provide information so you're informed, and negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best terms for you.
Jim Wright (231) 342-2895 cell.
Where have I been all my life?
A fourth-generation native of Traverse City, I was born at Munson Hospital.
I graduated from high school in 1980, the school now known as T.C. Central High.
After a few years in retail management, while attending college, I studied real estate law and obtained a Michigan real estate salesperson's license in 1985.
I began listing and selling real estate in 1986.
When the economy hit the skids in the late 80's, I relocated to Colorado. I lived in Boulder for 9 years before moving to Ft. Collins where I earned a B.S. in finance and real estate from Colorado State University before returning to Traverse City in 2003.
I enjoy the four seasons, and the many recreational and cultural events offered throughout the year. The area offers many areas of interest to nearly anyone, all year long. I personally like summer the best, and you'll find me out on the bay whenever I get the chance. Let's go BOATING!
Above all, the people in T.C. are wonderful!
A part of the community.
My family's been in the area for a very long time, and as a fourth generation native, I'm known in the community. I'm familiar with all the neighborhoods and schools that serve them, making finding a comfortable home for your family easy for everyone.
I'm also familiar with the many retirement homes and communities in the area.
While the varied challenges of my real estate career take priority to my personal pursuits, I enjoy various personal interests. When I was young, I enjoyed photography as a hobby. While I still have my darkroom equipment, my digital camera has replaced the old 35 m.m. camera. I continue to enjoy the Great Lakes and have a passion for boating and sailing too.
I like to socialize when I have the time, whether attending an event sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce or one of the many cultural events held locally. Traverse City is my hometown and the place I feel comfortable calling home.
B.S. Business - Finance and Real Estate
Colorado State University