Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies (CBSFOC) has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 1927. Founded by Harold F. Schmidt, the company is now run by his grandson and great-grandsons and is the largest and most successful real estate company in west northern Michigan.
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 customers, building a solid foundation for what was to become one of the most respected and largest real estate brokerage firms in the Nation.
Harold’s son, Joseph Schmidt, joined the company in 1946 and under his leadership, the company experienced unparalleled growth. His sons Fred and Ken entered the company in 1962 and 1968, respectively. Today Ken is the CEO of the firm. Mike Schmidt is President. Tom Gray is the COO and President of the Northern Region. Fred Schmidt Jr. serves as Vice President and Director of Branch Services. The firm joined Coldwell Banker Corporation as a franchisee in 1983. Today Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies is one of the largest and most successful Coldwell Banker affiliates in the country.
Expanding The Success
Since its humble beginnings, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies has expanded its base of operations to the surrounding communities, with the addition of numerous offices in outlying cities. CBSFOC now operates with 65 offices in Michigan, southwest Florida and northeast Ohio with 1,100 associates. Total sales volume exceeds $2 Billion Dollars with over 14,000 closed sales and listings. CBSFOC is the number one company for Coldwell Banker in the Northern region of the United States.
Today, the company's sales associates continue to demonstrate their expertise and unwavering commitment to customer service. The company’s marketing reach includes print and electronic media that advertise client listings 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Another number that demonstrates Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies’ success is the number of satisfied clients the company serves. Last year, our more than 14,000 transaction sides represented many repeat customers.