Shawn Schmidt Smith

Shawn Schmidt Smith

Associate Broker

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • 231-499-1990
  • 231-929-2300
  • 231-929-2300
  • 522 E. Front Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
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My Listings

4241 Mitchell Creek Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 2 / Baths: 2
1,080 square feet
2465 Carroll Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 5 / Baths: 5
5,359 square feet
10649 Bluff Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 3 / Baths: 1
1,451 square feet
430 W Sixteenth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 2 / Baths: 2
1,016 square feet
430 W Sixteenth Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 2 / Baths: 2
1,016 square feet
425 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684
Beds: 3 / Baths: 7
12,800 square feet
16006 Center Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
1,042 square feet
10383 W Marion Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
3,624 square feet
2684 Crescent Shores Drive, Traverse City, MI 49685
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
2,654 square feet
600 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
2,865 square feet
3888 Swaney Road, Traverse City, MI 49686
Beds: 6 / Baths: 7
12,374 square feet
10400 S Bayshore Drive, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Beds: 11 / Baths: 13
15,000 square feet

A Top Producer for Traverse City Real Estate

So many decisions.   Buying a nothern Michigan property?  Or looking to sell one?  Choosing who to guide you through this process is an important decision.   Shawn Schmidt Smith is an experienced agent who can help.  Shawn is uniquely qualified to do it all.   As a top producer for the last several years and a fourth generation Traverse City Realtor, it's hard to find someone who has been around real estate more.  Shawn's family owns and operates Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies, the #1 brokerage in northwest Michigan.  With 68 offices and a company that is nearly 100 years,  this experiene and network can provide unparalled value to you.




luxury properties

waterfront properties

working with buyers new to the area

first time home buyers


vacant land

investment properties


  • Certified Preview Specialist
  • Realtor
  • Women's Council of Realtors


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)



My experience working with Shawn has been exceptional. Her knowledge of the local real estate market is very sharp. Shawn has excellent skills in areas of pricing our house, marketing the property locally, nationally, and internationally, communication, and efficiency in the entire process. Shawn  performed way above our expectations and I would recommend her without reservation. Joe Vanderbosch, seller fall 2017

Shawn is an outstanding realtor. She is totally knowledgeable in the Traverse City area. Shawn is very responsive, available & pro-actively anticipates potential issues. She is an outstanding communicator. I unequivocally recommend Shawn as a realtor. EJ and Susan Eckert, fall 2017

Shawn was friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with. She communicated effectively and remained true to her word. I would recommend Shawn to anyone that is looking for a hard working and trustworthy realtor. Kerri Sills, Lake Leelanau seller, summer 2016

Shawn is the most competent real estate professional I have worked with in the Traverse City area. She has represented me on properties on both the buying and selling side. Shawn understands the market as well as understands the needs of her client. Highly recommend her and the services that the  company offers. Mark and Jennifer Davies, winter 2016

Shawn not only had a buyer for our home within days of the listing, she also provided us with a contact to make our relocation in another state. This contact had no relationship with Shawn or her office. She went out of her way to make the transition as smooth as possible. I have recommended  her services to others.  Ann Wardowski, seller (2015)

Shawn is a sought-after realtor who is knowledgeable and realistic about local market issues and does careful research on comparable listings. She was always fully prepared at our meetings. She is sensitive and kind as well as a capable business woman.  Christine Zimmer, seller 2015

Shawn made it all happen for us! When we found the house we wanted, Shawn used her expertise and creativity to get the deal closed. Our purchase was contingent on selling our house in a short period of time in the middle of winter. Shawn got our house on the market quickly and we soon had a  stream of buyers. We sold it in ten short (busy) weeks for a great price. Shawn is always available. She listens. She has great ideas. She knows her stuff. Dave McClary, buyer and seller 2015

Working with Shawn proved to be one of our best decisions in the entire relocation process.  Her knowledge & experience along with her passion for getting our house sold exceeded all of our expectations.  She 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. she and her team are simply awesome. Steve and Theresa Benedict summer 2013

We cannot thank Shawn enough for all the hard work she did for us!  Thank you so much for helping us find out first Michigan house.  We pass her name onto everyone we meet!  She is wonderful, patient, kind and very knowledgeable, thank you so much!  Becky and Adrian, Buyers Old Mission Peninsula December 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

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, downtown home, Spring 2012

I've been watching Shawn's growth in our business and she is clearly becoming a player.  It's great to see the next generation of Schmidts continue to grace the real estate industry.  She is focused, works hard, and always keep the clients' best interest ahead of her 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, Old Mission Peninsula,  December 2009

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,  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 Parvel (Sellers) from downtown, January 2009.



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