Shawn Schmidt Smith

Shawn Schmidt Smith

Associate Broker
  • 231-499-1990
  • 231-929-2300
  • 231-929-2300
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  • Certified Preview Specialist
  • Realtor
  • Women's Council of Realtors

A Top Producer for Traverse City Real Estate

Whether you are looking to purchase your first home on a modest budget, buy that dream house, downsize or just plain sell, Shawn Schmidt Smith is uniquely qualified to do it all.   As a top producer (in the top 2% for 2012), fourth generation Associate Broker (more training/more experience/more qualifications), she has the experience and skills necessary to fulfill your real estate needs.   So take advantage of a career rich with successfully brokered real estate transactions & get in touch with Shawn.   She is excited to help you make your real estate needs come true.


Shawn, working with you proved to be one of our best decisions in the entire relocation process.  Your knowledge & experience along with your passion for getting our house sold exceeded all of our expectations.  You represented our home to buyers much like we would have wanted but with more professionalism & articulation.  Thanks from the bottom of our hearts for everything. You and your team are simply awesome.  Steve and Theresa Benedict (summer 2013)

Working with Shawn to sell our home was the best choice we could have made.  She was always available, had great ideas, followed up on every showing with advice & led us through every step of the process with ease; she is a dedicated, determined & diligent agent.  We couldn't be happier witah her service & were able to sell our home & purchase our dream home in less time than we expected.  Dr. Dan Madion and his wife Kara, sellers & buyers from Traverse City (June, 2010)

Shawn, I've ben watching your growth in our business & you are clearly becoming a player.  It's great to see the next generation of Schmidts continue to grace the real estate industry.  Keep focused, work hard, and always keep the clients' best interest ahead of your own.  Mike Street, long time and well respected Traverse area real estate broker  (summer 2010)

My trick was finally retaining a realtor who understands that market, price points, & the internet.  Shawn Smith of Coldwell Banker Schmidt is a cut above the rest.. she had 6 or 7 closings in the past few weeks.  She told us we could sell our home at our asking price if we wished to wait 14 months, and had empirical data to back it up.  If we wished to sell by year end she told us what to ask.  We sold in 3 weeks at 95% of that number to a couple from California who never stepped in the house.  The internet is where it happens these days.  She is a difference maker, knowledgable and professional.  Obviously, I highly recommend her.   Steve and Joan, Sellers from the peninsula in Traverse City.  (December, 2009)

Many thanks to Shawn for her hard work and knowledge in helping us sell our home.  Her research of comparable houses and the current market lead us to a price that was spot on.  Within two weeks we had not only one but two competing offers which allowed us to get our full asking price.  Shawn also made closing quick and convenient allowing us to go on vacation with the monies in the bank and no worries.  Not all realtors are nearly as good as Shawn and I would highly recommend her for either a sale or a purchase.  Her professionalism and smile are the best!!!  Thanks again.  Kevin and Cheryl Steen, Sellers from Traverse City (Spring 2012)

I spent a year and a half, unsuccessfully trying to find a home with the services of two different brokers.  I always felt more like a burden than a client because of my modest budget.  I met Shawn by chance at an open house, and briefly explained my frustrations to her.  And while the house wasn't a fit in my search for a home, Shawn definitely was!  I am thrilled to have met her and could not be happier with the help and attention that she wholeheartedly provides.   Shannon (Buyer), from Traverse City  (summer, 2009)

Our experience selling our home with Shawn was fantastic.  In this time of uncertainly in the real estate world, we found Shawn to be knowledgable in answering all of our questions, as well as creative, professional and diligent in putting an otherwise difficult deal together.  Sarah & Andrew Shotwell (Sellers), February, 2009.

Shawn Smith makes buying or selling a home in the Grand Traverse region simple.  Her highly responsive work ethic, professional attitude and vast knowledge of the area provides you with the confidence you deserve when choosing the best Realtor.   Andrew & Kate (Sellers) from downtown Traverse City, January 2009.

Dear Shawn - We cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you did for us!  Thank you so much for helping us find out first Michigan house.  We pass your name onto everyone we meet!  You are wonderful, patient, kind and very knowledgeable, thank you so much!  Becky and Adrian (Buyers) from the Old Mission Peninsula December 2013. 

Professional Background

 My professional background started in 1987, when I received my real estate license shortly after high school graduation.  I went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in teaching from Valparaiso University in Indiana, then taught middle school in South Bend.  From there, I moved to Lansing, Michigan where I taught 7th and 8th grade at St. Gerard and received a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Michigan State University.  The call of the north continued, and my husband and I moved back home in 1995.  Having kept my Realtor license current all those years, I actively jumped into the world of real estate sales in 2005 and haven't looked back.  I received a Rookie of the Year award after my first full year of sales, and have been a multi-million dollar producer ever since, consistently placing in the top ten percent of local Realtors.  2012 was especially great year as I placed in the top 2% of the more nearly 600 Realtors in our region. 


luxury properties

waterfront properties

working with buyers new to the area

first time home buyers


vacant land

investment properties


Associate Broker (denotes addtional real estate training/experience than a sales person license)

Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University

Master of Arts from Michigan State University

Traverse City Senior High (now TC Central)


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