About Us

Schmidt Family of Companies is the parent company to our Coldwell Banker franchises - Schmidt Realtors, Woodland Schmidt, AJS-Schmidt, Schmidt Realty, Routh Realty, Schmidt Family of Companies, Sunstar, Paradise, Premier Properties, The Amelia Group, and St. Croix Realty. Schmidt Family of Companies is a fifth-generation real estate brokerage firm founded by Harold F. Schmidt in 1927.  H.F. Schmidt Real Estate, as the firm was originally known, was based on the principles of honesty, integrity and an unwavering commitment to outstanding service. Harold Schmidt's adherence to these standards of excellence earned him the trust and confidence of his clients, building a solid foundation for what was to become one of the most respected and largest real estate brokerage firms in the country.


Harold's son Joseph Schmidt joined the firm in 1946.  His sons Fred and Ken entered the company in 1962 and 1968 respectively.  In 1983, the firm joined Coldwell Banker Corporation as a franchisee and experienced unparalleled growth.  Today, Ken Schmidt is the CEO of the firm, Mike Schmidt is President, Tom Gray is the COO and Steve Bell is CFO.


Since its humble beginnings, Schmidt Family of Companies has greatly expanded its footprint and offering under the Coldwell Banker brand to better serve our clients' needs.  Specializing in Residential, Luxury and Commercial real estate sales, Title, Relocation and Property Management services; Schmidt Family of Companies is now operating over 80 real estate offices across upper and lower Michigan, both coasts of Florida, northeast Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our 1,700+ Realtors and Broker Associates continue to demonstrate their expertise in the markets they serve and their unwavering commitment to exceed their customers' expectations.  Our annual sales volume in 2018 was $3.3 Billion Dollars with 18,259 closed transactions on the buy and sell side.