Who is this Schmidt guy!?!?
First and foremost, I am a Husband to my extremely supportive wife Katie and a Father to two beautiful daughters Kasey and Jordyn, there is never a dull moment at the Schmidt house!
Immediately following my student career that ended after I graduated from McMaster University, I started my career in Real Estate. As a McMaster Alumni, I still love visiting campus with my wife (also and McMaster Alumni) and kids to see the changes and visit old friends at Alumni events.
I was brought up in a Real Estate family of varying roles. My Father was a Broker and Owner of a Real Estate Brokerage and he currently consults for other Brokerages and Mortgage Investment Corporations, one of my Brothers (I have 3 in Total, 2 through a second marriage but we officially call each other brothers) is Mortgage Broker, my Grandfather works with a Real Estate Investment Corporation. My Step Mother, Step Brother, and his Wife are also Real Estate Agents.
As you can guess, family dinners involved nothing less than mild negotiation tactics, marketing ideas, and ways the communities we are involved in are developing and growing each and every day!
I enjoy anything competitive from board games to hockey games, you will often find me using my personal time at the local community center, usually Holy Rec, working out. I love to run, play baseball, golf, flag football, hockey, etc. I played 5 seasons in the Intercounty (IBL) with Hamilton, I still love going to the ballpark to catch a game in person, the crack of the bat is one of the best sounds in the world!
Since I was born and raised in Hamilton, I am a Hamilton Tiger-Cat fan. I have grown up a Toronto Blue Jay fan my whole life, I still remember when Joe cranked that homer to win it, “touch 'em all Joe”. I have long worn the burden of being a Toronto Maple Leaf fan, the drought has been long and hard, but the light is shining at the end of the tunnel. If I am not out with the kids or working on a Sunday love watching NFL Football, thanks to Neon Dion I adopted the Atlanta Falcons as my favorite team. I love watching the PGA and NFL on Sunday’s, I don’t think there are many better days to watch golf than the back nine at Augusta or Father’s Day at the US Open on a Sunday!
I am honest and direct. I go to work every day to work hard, respond professionally to consumers and my peers and I believe in constantly learning and improving my craft.
I am patient and attentive to my clients, I want them to succeed in their voyage for home ownership. I want to give them the best support, advice, information, and resources available so they can make the best decisions to buy, sell and invest with confidence.
In 2019, I joined the Children’s Miracle Network that helps support SickKids, it’s an amazing charity that helps raise funds for children’s hospitals, medical research, and community awareness.
I am a member of The Barrie District Association of Realtors, The Toronto Real Estate Board and, The Lakelands Association of Realtors. I have been licensed and trading in the local real estate market since August 29th, 2005.
I currently work for RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc. in Barrie, ON and I carry a Broker registration. My only job is serving my community, helping buyer’s and seller’s come together. I start most of my days at 8 am and work to return phone calls until about 8 pm.
If you do call, and I don’t answer please leave a message, I do get back to everybody that leaves me a message.
To book a call with me use this link to book directly into my calendar, just click here
Besides all that formal stuff, most people just call me Brando!