More About Me


Welcome to my Website

Mike was born and raised in the Grand Traverse Region. He currently is the President of Schmidt Real Estate, Inc which is the holding company for the Schmidt Family of Companies:Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt and Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt as well as several of the ancillary businesses such as the Title Company, the Mortgage company and the property Management Company. His past sales experience in the regional real estate market includes a very active selling background that consistently ranked him in the top 1% of the company.

Mike is a graduate of the Traverse City Senior High, University of Michigan and an alumni of Harvard Business School, after completing the Owner President Manager (OPM) progam. He has additional training in feasibility and development with the Mirvac Corporation in Sydney, Australia. Mike's background includes former appointments on the board of directors for the statewide commercial board of Realtors® (MICAR) representing Northern and upper Michigan as well as a director role in the Detroit Area Commercial Board of Realtors, as well as advisory board appointments to National City Bank and the national Coldwell Banker Commercial advisory board.  Mike has additional training through various CB University courses such as the high-end Previews homes training and multiple Commercial Courses.

Professional Background

Former business experience with CB Richard Ellis in Chicago and with the Mirvac Corporation in Sydney, Australia

Professional Interests

Member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO)


Graduate of the University of Michigan and Traverse City Senior High School and alumni of Harvard Business School through completion of the Owner President Manager program.

Community Involvement

Leadership Grand Traverse Graduate

Silent Observer of Grand Rapids Supporter

Habitat for Humanity

Personal Interests

Family!! With a beautiful wife (Lisa) and two awesome boys, I have a very active family life and I love it! We love to swim, boat, ski and just play around.



Vacant Land


High End Residential



    Personal Background

    Mike grew up working for the family company from a very small age. Mike remembers being dropped off at our offices before I could drive to mow the lawns. I was probably the only 10 year old maintenance person in town. I realize now how cheap of labor I was (free). But, I just loved being around the offices and more importantly the people in our offices. Additional jobs included delivering the newspaper, janitorial work, construction jobs and teaching tennis and basketball to young kids in the summers. And, to help earn money while in college, I continued teaching tennis to adults.