Jim McCormick

Jim McCormick

Sales Associate
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Hello, my name is Jim McCormick. I have been in Real Estate for more than 3 years now (each year getting better) and I am ready for my best year yet. I bring a strong background in business and media to Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, having spent more than 16 years in television news as a photojournalist. This career, along with my pursuit of an education, gave me the opportunity to travel the country. From the Midwest to the East Coast, the Pacific Northwest to South Florida, and several stops in between.  Inspecting the country in this way helped me to have no doubt; Northern Michigan is one of the most unique and beautiful locations in the country. For this reason I look forward to helping those individuals who have always dreamed of living "up north" realize this dream,  while working with those who already have the privilege of being a part of the area. 


Personal Background

I grew up in Traverse City, attending The Pathfinder School and Old Mission schools for grade school, and graduating from Traverse City Senior High in 1990 ( No Central or West back then). For several years after graduation I searched for that 'one thing" to do for the rest of my life before finding a career as a news photographer for TV 7&4 here in Traverse. This opportunity allowed me to travel the country. From Dayton and Cincinnati, to Tampa, Denver and several stops in between. I collected experiences in many different aspects of not only the business world, but also the world of government, sports and most importantly public relationships. In 2007 I took a break from TV News to return home and to NMC to obtain my degree in Journalism. After two years I transferred to the University of Colorado for a brief time before transferring to MSU. But as every good story with a happy ending grows, I returned home to finish school at Davenport University through NMC's University Center.  I met my beautiful wife and in July of 2013 became the step dad to two Beautiful daughters, and in June had my first child; a beautiful baby girl (thats 3 girls for those keeping count). I never thought I would come home again, much less settle down, however once I did I never looked back and look forward to becoming an even bigger part of the Northern Michigan community.

Professional Background

My professional background centers around the media industry for more than 16 years. In that time I was involved in  the production of special reports dealing with local business and community relations. Conducting one on one interviews with such people as Governors, State Senators, and local representatives, along with many local business owners. It was durning this award winning career that I was able to observe the inner workings of the business world, giving me the uncommon insight needed to be sucsessful in not only the business world but with personal realationships. It this creative and social background that will help me to not only better market your home or property, but to seek out and communicate with those potential buyers best suited for your listing.

Personal Interests

Prior to 2011, my personal interest revolved around the Tigers, music and where I was going to get my next pizza. Now however I have a beautiful new bride and two wonderful new step daughters and a new baby girl of my own that have become the center of my world. I now know more about sponge bob, and One Direction than I care to, but that comes with the territory. I still have a passion for music, playing the guitar everyday, and I count the days until spring training. More importantly, as I have gotten older I have become more interested in what is going on within my community, and I am seeking to become more involved in the growth of where we all live. We who call Northern Michigan home already know how lucky we are, and it is up to us to keep this unique place the magnificent location that it is even as we grow.

Professional Interests

    • Member NAR. (National Assiciation of Realtors)
    • Member TAAR. (Traverse Area Association of Realtors)
    • Former member IBEW. (International Brotherhood of Electrial Workers)
    • NPPA. ( National Press Photographers Association)


Residential Home sales.

Commercial Sales 

Vacant Land

Buyers Agent


  • Northwestern Michigan College, Associates of Art and Sciences 2009.
  • University of Colorado, 2009.
  • Michigan State University, 2010.
  • Davenport University 2011 to present- degree in Marketing expected 2014.


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