The following article was printed in the Record Eagle by a staff reporter.
Coldwell Banker Schmidt in top 50 list
FROM STAFF REPORTS
TRAVERSE CITY -- The Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies was listed among the top 50 real estate brokerages in the U.S. in the 2009 RISMedia Power Broker Survey.
The firm ranked 46th with 6,672 closed sales units in 2008 among more than 600 respondents in the survey. That made it the third-ranked Coldwell Banker affiliate in the country and the largest in the eastern half of the U.S. The company also made the list of the largest 500 brokers in the country as determined by REALTrends 500, an annual research report.
"That we've experienced this kind of growth, and done it outside of the large metro markets in southeast Michigan, is truly humbling," said Ken Schmidt, the firm's chief executive officer.
The firm is a fourth generation, family owned realty company that includes Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realtors in northern Michigan, Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt in Grand Rapids and Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt in the Holland-Muskegon area.''