What our clients are saying...


Builder SOLD 3 spec homes QUICK with multiple offers on each!
"How lucky we were to find The Joel Schmidt Team when we were selling our 3 spec homes. They were armed with dedication and tons of internet advertising. We received multiple showings and offers which resulted in really quick sales! We highly recommend The Joel Schmidt Team to any Builder looking to sell in this market. They come highly recommended and truly listen to your unique situation and put a great plan of action into place. Thank You again!"
- Unified Building(517) 548-2299, Howell Mi
The Joel Schmidt Team Sold our home in 84 days for 93.4% of asking price!
"During a time when the real estate market has been oversaturated with properties, The Joel Schmidt Team beat the odds by selling our house in less than the average time it typically takes to sell a house in this distressed market. While other houses had been for sale for six or eight months, or even a year, we had two offers within two and a half months. We accepted one of those offers and officially closed on our house about a month later. In all, our house was for sale for only three and a half months!"
- Jean and Mike Uhl, Howell Mi
While living in Kerby Oregon, Seller got their Short Sale Approved and CLOSED!
"The Joel Schmidt team handled the sale of our house in a very positive and professional manner. We believe that Joel did everything in his power to get us the best outcome considering the state of economy in the U.S.A right now. If We ever move back to Michigan and are in the position to buy a home we would definitely seek out the Joel Schmidt team again."
- Brian and Sharyl Byrne, Fowlerville Mi
The Joel Schmidt Team SOLD my parents small Brighton home quickly while I Resided in Tallmadge Ohio!
"We were referred to Joel Schmidt by a family member that went to church with Joel and had nothing but good things to say about him and his Real Estate Team. We are extremely happy that we went with our gut after our first phone conversation with Joel. He listened to our needs and worked through all of the obstacles we encountered during the buyer's FHA appraisal. We had a roof to replace, electrical panel needed updated and the garage had to be scraped and painted to satisfy the FHA Appraiser. Joel did it all for us and we closed on the home quickly! Thanks again for selling our parents home during this difficult time!"
- Denise Larson, Brighton MI 
While living in Grand Rapids, Condo Seller pleased with easy process from afar!
"The Joel Schmidt Team SOLD our Novi condo for 98% of asking price in this tough market! Not to mention, we did our entire transaction via email and US Mail and did not even have to attend the closing! We highly recommend your services, especially if the buyer/sellers are out of town."
- Michael Glaza, Novi Mi
Client used us twice. Once to SELL their home and to BUY a new one in this difficult market!
“Joel was an excellent communicator by always returning phone calls and
emails in a timely fashion. He kept us in the loop throughout the buying
and selling process. His services were appreciated and recommended!"
-Tina & Matt Meyer, Howell Mi
While living in Ohio, Rental Property Owner Leased their home out BEFORE it hit the MLS!
"Joel did a great job finding, qualifying, and securing renters for our home in Howell Mi which is a rental property my wife and I own. He was very thorough, creative, and reliable, making the process relatively easy and painless. It was through his local network and extensive internet promotion that he found good qualified renters for our home BEFORE our home even hit the MLS. We value his flexibility and drive to get the job done; we will definitely hire Joel again when the time comes"
- Mark and Renee Hesseling, Howell Mi
Lithia, Florida Resident Leased their home out by having us put it on the MLS!
"Joel and his Real Estate Team were the perfect fit. His knowledge of the current market situation and his hands on approach left my wife and I feeling very informed and prepared for any upcoming decision we had to make. Joel never tried to push us into the wrong decision and worked hard to find the right fit for our situation. We saw results almost immediately and closed the deal within two months of being on the market. We believe Joel¡¦s insight and knowledge allowed for a quick turnaround in a not so easy market. Not to mention, he was always willing to swing by the home and help. With both my wife and I working and living out of the state, this was an amazing help and left us feeling very comfortable. Joel will work hard to make sure you and your family are just as successful at renting your home out. Thank you Joel for a great experience and I look forward to working together again."
- Kris Perry, Fowlerville Mi
Kim and Dan Purchased Vacant Land in Argentine Michigan while living in Switzerland!
"What a great experience. We got aerials for the property, survey and perk tests completed and also all of the pertinent information that we needed all while living in Switzerland! We truly appreciate your willingness to help us with this purchase as other Realtors shied away from us because we were too far away and we were not treated as seriously qualified buyers. The power of technology is amazing if you embrace it like your Team has! The only thing that I would change about this transaction is I wish that we were able to meet you in person ƒ¼"
- Kimberly & Daniel Jaegar- Laufen, Switzerland
Changed Realtors and found our Dream Home within the first couple days!
I would like to write a recommendation for Joel Schmidt. It was a great pleasure meeting and working with a man of his stature. He is very knowledgeable about the market and professional. We had a bad experience with an agent prior to meeting Joel. Our other agent never returned our calls and wasn’t proactive in helping with our search for a home. It felt like we were taking on the Real Estate job ourselves by doing our own research and driving around areas in search of a home.  Working with Joel we found our home within the first couple of days and we closed right before Christmas. It was the best Christmas present!
In this tough market it was a pleasure to work with someone that knows the market!  We always felt like he was working hard for us. I would recommend anyone to Joel and have referred a couple of friends to him and they will be starting their search in the spring.

Gregg, Wendy & Alex Montowski, Commerce Mi
Relocating Buyer amazed by The Joel Schmidt Team's Persistence
"A job relocation found me house hunting in the Howell, MI area with Joel Schmidt and his team. Unfamiliar with the area - but knowing what I wanted in a home - Joel helped me find "THE ONE" that said ME all over it. When an unforseen snag in the titling paperwork almost made me give up, it was Joel who researched and found a way to make it happen. Even the seller's agent was stumped, and without Joel's persistence, the deal would've fallen apart. Now, a little over year later, I am SO grateful he didn't let me give up. I am truly loving my new home!"
- Dot Domke, Gregory Mi
First Time Buyer got a GREAT deal on a home!
"The Joel Schmidt Team was very helpful to us in the purchase of our new home. We were set up on their unique Home Hunter Service which found the houses that we wanted to look at, and when we found the home we wanted to buy, they helped us with all the necessary steps, such as the offer, negotiating, inspections, and final walk through. Jill was always ready to come to our new house and help when ever we needed her. The whole Team helped when the selling agent was a little hard to deal with. They took care of it all. Thanks again and we love our new house!"
- Matt and Nicole Caroen, Stockbridge Mi
Out of State Buyer had wonderful experience buying a Bank Owned Property!
"To The Joel Schmidt Real Estate Team,

I wanted to say thanks for all the hard work that your office has given our family in the search for a new home in Michigan. We first contacted you last year in May, It's been a long road for all of us. We are finally getting settled in our new home and I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how wonderful of an experience that we had finding a home.

As you all know, this was not an easy move for us and not an easy job for Jill Coloske our agent. This is the reason for me writing this letter. Through the many months of searching for a home, Jill was wonderful. The hours that she put in to help us was indescribable! She had trouble setting up times for us that would fit our needs, being out-of-state being that we could only look at homes on the weekends. We went through many disappointments and Jill was such a positive person throughout the many offers we put in. She helped keep us motivated until we finally found a home that fit our needs at a price that we could afford. The home that we found was "Bank Owned". As you know, buying a home bank owned is much more time consuming. This was hard for us considering our time constraints to move here. Jill has such a warm and caring personality. I can't stress enough how hard Jill worked finding us the house we now call home. I'm sure that working with us has given her so much more experience in this type of sale! Your office is very lucky to have the staff that you have. I'm impressed with the training and communication that you all have with each other and I wish all of your staff the best in 2008. After working with The Joel Schmidt Real Estate Team, I'm sure you all will have many successful years! Thank you again!"
- The Sothen's, Moved from Ohio to Fowlerville Mi
Foreclosure Buyer used creative FHA 403B financing to get a great deal under $ 100,000
"I had great credit but I was not having any luck being able to get to the best deals BEFORE they were already pending sale. Joel recommended that I start looking at some homes that needed work that may not be able to be financed the traditional way as certain things were not up to mortgage lenders approval. So we began sifting through the fixer uppers and found a few that were really bad and a few that just needed a furnace or roof repair. I finally stumbled upon the house that I knew would be for me if I could get financing for it. At that point Joel gave me a power point presentation on a Mortgage Program called the FHA 403B and it explained exactly what I would need to do qualify for this type of mortgage. As I am pretty handy and know several contractors, this was a no brainer for me. Joel led me to the proper lender and the rest is history. I now have a home with a brand new kitchen, 2 new bathrooms, new doors and bamboo flooring throughout! The Joel Schmidt Team by far surpassed my expectations of what I thought my experience would be like with a Realtor. I don't like pressure in any way and they did nothing but educate. Thanks again!"
- Reed Murray, Brighton Mi
Satisfied First Time Buyer & New Friend
"This is your GO TO Team. Joel started out being my brother and sis-in-laws realtor so I thought I would see what The Joel Schmidt Team would do for me. To my surprise, they did an awesome job. As a first time buyer, Joel handled me with kid gloves, guiding me all the way. I knew nothing in what I was doing but he made it like a cake walk. He was there for every phone call and for every appointment never missing a beat. He guided me step by step letting me know what would or wouldn't be a good idea or deal. We went through several appointments and disappointments with no wrong doing between me or Joel, just how the Business goes between Buyers and Bank Owned Properties. I absolutely Recommend him highly.

I will use Joel and his Team in the future either to sell my house or buy a new one, which ever comes first. He calls me from time to time asking me how I am doing, going out of his way. I believe we will stay in contact over the years and stay good friends. Thanks Joel Schmidt Team, you're the best!"
- John Swarthout II, Gregory Mi
First Time Investor- Future Investor
"In 2006 Joel Schmidt helped us purchase our first investment property. At that time he was a wealth of information for my husband and I. To this day, he and his team continue to be an excellent support to us, keeping in contact and consistently providing us with additional investment opportunities. My husband and I look forward to working with them in the future and we gladly recommend him and his team to anyone in the market for a realtor and business partner."
- Kelly R. Borowy CISR CIC AU, Lansing Mi
First Time Buyer Got Great Deal after a long search!
"I would like to personally thank The Joel Schmidt Team for their hard work and dedication in finding my family and I the "diamond in the rough" that we were looking so hard for. Last October was the beginning of a long and grueling search for a home. My husband and I had approximately one month to find ahome to fit our needs and our budget. With four children, a safe and reliable house with space, was difficult to find within our monthly available resources. The Joel Schmidt Team didn't simply do their jobs; they rewrote my definition of "going the extra mile!" As I looked in awe at houses that would, to any sane person, look like a pile of wood, Joel stood patiently giving advice and recommendations. I don't think I can even count how many houses within my price range that should have been bulldozed and sold for the property alone. We walked through, crawled through, waded through and plugged our noses through every one of them within a 40 mile radius. When we did finally find the perfect house for us, it all became worthwhile. I know that I could not have done this alone and I wouldn't have wanted to go through the struggle with any other Team. Thanks Joel Schmidt Team. My door is always open for you!"
- Jennifer Swarthout and Family, Gregory Mi
Short Sale Buyer surprised at how long it took to buy a Short Sale Home
"At the beginning when Joel told us that it may take up to 6 months to find out if our offer was even going to be accepted, we were hesitant to stick with this home and not go looking at other homes for sale. The Joel Schmidt Team assured us that they would do everything possible to make this dream a reality. After 7 ½ months, our dream DID become a reality. We had no idea how difficult a short sale was to work through and all of the work that he had to do to make this happen for my family. We hope to not have to make a move anytime soon, but if we do, we are going with the experience of The Joel Schmidt Team again!"
- Bill and Star Schmidt, Waterford Mi
Used our Unique Home Hunter Service to find the home of their dreams!
We used The Joel Schmidt Home Selling Team in 2005 and since then I have recommended them to my family and friends alike. We loved the quick phone calls back and emails with updates to keep us in the loop! BOTTOM LINE- If you are looking for a Top Notch Hard Working Real Estate Team, then choose The Joel Schmidt Team!
- Shawn and Laurie Snyder, Howell Mi
First Time Buyer got a HUGE Home for MUCH less than expected!
When we started looking at homes for the first time, we knew that we could get a great deal on a home when we were ready to buy but we didn’t know what Realtor to use. We found The Joel Schmidt Team online and we decided to contact Joel. I can honestly say that we made a very wise choice when we made that call!
We did our own real estate research and enjoying doing it ourselves so Joel and his Team helped fill in the gaps and educated us further about foreclosures, short sales and did all of the negotiating for us on our awesome new home! They made the whole process as smooth as we could have expected.
We look forward to working together in the future and also passing your name on to our friends and family! Thanks again!
-Brandon and Carla Watt, Howell Mi
Happy First Time Buyer-Future Seller
"I was quite skeptical at the beginning of the process that me and my fiancé could actually get approved for a mortgage, and on top of that, find a place that we could call home. Well we did all that and then some.. The Joel Schmidt Team scoured the MLS for homes for us to walk through and educated us every step of the way! We started out with a dream that we explained to Joel and ended up with the dream becoming a reality in our first home together.

Things went so well with the home purchase that I got excited and asked Joel if I could work with his Team in some capacity. Joel found a position for me and I can honestly say that The Joel Schmidt Team is a well run business and I would recommend them to anyone who needs to buy or sell a home!
- Jennifer Reiss, Durand Mi

We found the Perfect Home for our family just in time!
Joel and Kelly of the Joel Schmidt Team are everything that you could ask for in a Real Estate Team. They are caring, compassionate, and understanding. During a difficult transition for my family, Joel and Kelly took all the stress of finding a house and did it in quick notice for my family. Not only did they find a house, but they found us a home. They listened to our situation, they understood our needs, and looked for the house that matched what we wanted as a family. Even when one house fell through they were there with another home that was better than the first. With in a couple of weeks of meeting Joel and Kelly my family had a new home, this also happened a week before Christmas. I can not thank Joel and Kelly enough for making us feel like the priority for them when it came to finding us the right home!
Steve and Sabreena Konsdorf- Fowlerville, Mi
Excited First Time Buyer Loved our Service….
Joel was very patient with us as we constantly changed our minds as to what we envisioned our first home to be.  He was always available to answer questions and provided valuable advice that we could rely on.  Joel has great insight, provided direction, but always allowed us to make our own decisions.  We never felt pressured to act one way or another with Joel, as we have with other agents we've spoken to in the past.  Joel is very knowledgeable about the current real estate market and helped us better understand some of the complexities involved in short sales and the overall buying process.  We have recommended Joel to friends looking to both buy and sell, and will continue to do so because we know that he'll deliver exceptional service to them.
Nick and Megan Demeester- Plymouth Mi



Florida resident moves back to Michigan and purchases his first home!We Love our New Rental Home!

Joel & his Real Estate Team were extremely helpful in our transition back to Michigan. They were positive and proactive, yet not aggressive or pushy.  Joel came as a highly recommended person to help me and my family and I felt a surprising comfort level with Joel right from the start. Livonia is a big city but Joel understood my needs from the beginning and found the perfect home for us as we were living out of state during our entire home search. Thanks again for educating us along the way!

Robert Fernandez- Livonia Mi


Past Client Rented their Home out to a VERY qualified tenant QUICKLY before hitting the MLS!

When Brandon got an offer for a job in another part of the state, we were very confused and didn’t know what the future would hold for us. We just bought our home, and although we got a great deal on our home two years ago, the market has declined so much that we knew that our only option was to rent our home out.

We chose to list the home ourselves on Craigslist before we contacted Joel to list it on the MLS for rent. Within hours of the home hitting Craigslist, the phone rang and it was Joel saying that he had a potential renter for our home. He had all of the important documents that we would ever need to make an informed decision about them and he also gave us time to think about what would be best for us while advising us about future pitfalls we may encounter.

We now have a steady flow of rental income for one year as the renters are very qualified and his help was very appreciated! We thank you again Joel for your help through another real estate transaction!

We look forward to the market increasing in value so we can call you to sell our home!

Carla and BrandonWatt- Howell Mi



We found our new New Rental Home online that Joel was advertising and we made an appointment to see it with him. Once we got inside it we loved it! It was exactly what we needed at the time and I am very happy that we decided to go see it and sign a lease with Joel’s help! Having Joel on our side definitely made the process smoother and ensured that we had someone on our side that had our best interests in mind. It was free to use a Realtor to help us so we figured why do it all on our own?? I would recommend using Joel and his Team to anyone!

Deb Eckerly-  Fowlerville Mi


Past Client has been referring everyone they know to us!

After purchasing 2 houses in the past, I have concluded that Joel Schmidt is a professional in every sense of the word. The GO-TO-TEAM handled every bump in the road encountered during the Short Sale process to our satisfaction. Many thanks, Joel and Team, for another job well done!

John & Marian Swarthout- Lakeland, Mi

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