Karen Schmidt

Karen Schmidt

Agent
  • 231-218-4463
  • 231-922-2350
  • 402 E Front St
    Traverse City, MI 49686
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ALL LISTINGS IN NW MI TRAVERSE AREA ASSOC. OF REALTORS® (TAAR)—GRAND TRAVERSE, LEELANAU, ANTRIM, BENZIE & KALKASKA COUNTIES—& AN AREA FROM GRAND RAPIDS TO THE UPPER PENN, CAN BE FOUND ON MY SITE. IT IS UPDATED DAILY.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • #1 Volume Agent from Jan.-June 2009 from among ALL Traverse Area Association of Realtor's approx. 650 agents covering 5 counties!
  • Top 2% of all Coldwell Banker agents nationwide 3 times.
  • 3rd highest women sales producer of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate.
  • Earned the International President's Circle award for 6 yrs.
  • Sold 3.5 million in her 1st year of real estate, gradually working up to 8.6 million in the "bad" yr. of 2001. During the 3rd quarter of 2001, she was the highest residential producer in the state of MI. In 2004 she had 9.8 in sales and 13 million in 2007.

Karen Schmidt's hard working ethics & integrity are communicated in the many cards she receives. She views each person as uniquely made & has worked with attorneys, accountants, bankers, township authorities, etc. Karen loves this business!  

My Company

The Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies has been recognized as the third largest Coldwell Banker Affiliate in the nation for 2009.  The ranking was based on closed units as among over 1,200 Coldwell Banker affiliates nationwide.

 In a letter to Ken and Mike Schmidt, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC President and CEO Jim Gillespie noted that “Your production levels were up from the previous year, a fact that very few real estate companies across our country can lay claim to.  A job well done!”  Gillespie went on to note the company’s success in the upper tier markets throughout Western and Northern Michigan as a premier marketer of Coldwell Banker Previews International properties.

“It’s really amazing to see our company ranked third in the nation, but it validates our belief that a long term commitment to this business, cutting edge technology and hard work yields success” said Mike Schmidt, President of The Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies.  “That we’ve experienced an increase in production in what has been a difficult market is testament to the absolutely outstanding efforts of our agents.  We’re very much blessed to have such a fantastic group of professionals who have chosen to partner with us in their real estate careers.”

About Coldwell Banker Schmidt

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies is a full service company offering Brokerage, Title and Mortgage services and additional services throughout the state of Michigan. We are available to assist you with any of your real estate-related needs.

Professional Background

Karen taught elementary and junior high school and has completed graduate work from Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the University of Texas. She obtained her real estate license and did referrals ONLY for about 8 years. She activated her license in July of 1998 and took many training classes. She attends the International Business Conference, the Relocation Conference, the prestigious "Preview Home" Conference, the Chairman's Circle and the Preferred Client Group Conference every year to continue educational classes, keep up on the industry, and share ideas with coworkers from around the world.

Designations

  • Certified Preview Specialist
  • Previews Certified
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Realtor
  • Coldwell Banker Premier Office

Education and Training

Karen taught elementary and junior high school and has completed graduate work from Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, and the University of Texas. She obtained her real estate license and did referrals ONLY for about 8 years. She activated her license in July of 1998 and took many training classes. She attends the International Business Conference, the Relocation Conference, the prestigious "Preview Home" Conference, the Chairman's Circle and the Preferred Client Group Conference every year to continue educational classes, keep up on the industry, and share ideas with coworkers from around the world.

Specialties

Karen sells homes from $80,000 to millions.  She knows Old Mission Peninsula very well as she has lived on it over 35 years.  She also enjoys and has listed and sold many waterfront properties on our desirable bays and beautiful freshwater lakes.

Community Involvement

Karen has at least 13 years of community involvement working with organizations like Munson Hospital, Cancer fund-raisers, Symphony Home Tours, the Parade of Homes, school activities, the House of Hope, mentoring and tutoring a special needs child, and many church activities.  

Personal Background

Karen is the wife of Ken Schmidt, President of Coldwell Banker Schmidt Real Estate (CBSR). She is the Mother of two adult children and the stepmother of three adult children. She is the proud Grandmother of 11 with another on the way!

Personal Interests

Karen is an active and original member of New Hope Community Church in Grand Traverse County (231)-938-8056.

Professional Interests

Karen has at least 13 years of community involvement working with organizations like Munson Hospital, Cancer fund-raisers, Symphony Home Tours, the Parade of Homes, school activities, the House of Hope, mentoring and tutoring a special needs child, and many church activities.

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