Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt

CIPS | Member of AREAA

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 231-883-3566
  • 231-995-8199
  • 231-922-2350
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  • Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager
  • Certified Residential Specialist
  • Coldwell Banker Chairman's Circle
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Realtor
  • Certified International Property Specialist
  • NAR's Green Designation

Welcome to my Website

Overview & Experience

  • CEO, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies® with 66 offices Operating in Michigan, NE Ohio and SW Florida with 1200 Associates
  • Licensed real estate professional for over 40 years
  • CIPS, CRB, CRS, GRI and CRP real estate certifications
  • NAR Green Certification
  • Past President of TAAR - 2 terms 
  • Past "Realtor® of the Year" for TAAR

About Coldwell Banker Schmidt Companies®

  • Gross Sales in excess of $2.35 billion in 2015
  • Chairman Circle company - the top 5% of 900 Companies & 1500 Offices
  • #1 Coldwell Banker company in Michigan 
  • #2 Coldwell Banker company in units Nationally
  • Multi-Office Broker Group member - the top 15 CB companies
  • CB Schmidt Commercial - ranked #1 in Michigan

Personal Philosophy

  • To provide unequalled service to all our customers and clients
  • To be the most respected real estate company in all our markets
  • To provide innovative concepts in the field of real estate
  • To work in an environment that challenges personal growth and respect for others

Business Services

  • Residential Brokerage
  • Commercial Brokerage Services
  • 1031 Tax Deffered Exchange
  • Luxury Home Marketing Division
  • Title & Mortgage Services
  • Relocation Services
  • Real Estate Auction Services
  • New Home Sales
  • Real Estate Consulting Services


  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University
  • Attended Valparaiso School of Law

Personal Interests

  • Active in our local church, enjoying the blessings of a wonderful family and a passion for the real estate business.
  • Enjoying the beauty of Northern Michigan's outdoors through hunting, boating and other outdoor activities.


  • Real estate specialties include sales and marketing of upper-tier homes, commercial and marketing developments.
  • CBGreatLakes offices are located in beautiful resort areas in Northern and Upper Michigan, as well as the West Michigan lakeshore area, so specialize in waterfront, resort, and recreational properties, along with general and commercial properties in our markets.

Personal Background

  • Native of Traverse City, graduating froom Traverse City Area Public Schools.
  • Married with 5 children (all TCAPS grads) and 13 grandchildren, with 4 of the 5 children living in Traverse City. 

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies operating in three states:
Michigan -
Ohio -
Florida -