Get to know Jim Schmidt, your real estate expert.
In addition to being a licensed real estate agent and Realtor, I am also a father, a husband, and a former U.S. Marine. I earned my bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the University of Illinois Springfield, and I also have an associate’s degree in manufacturing technology – drafting/design. Both my wife Kim and I have strong ties to the University of Illinois. I spent twelve years in the communication room with the U of I Police Department before becoming a full-time real estate agent, and Kim currently works as the Storytelling Director for the Office of Advancement. We currently live in Champaign with our three daughters and three cats.
After relocating from the suburbs of Chicago in 2005, Champaign became our home. We bought our first house that year: an 800 square foot, two bedroom bungalow in old town. Several years, two more children, and four moves later, many things changed (like the size of our house for one). But what didn’t change was our love of the Champaign-Urbana area.
Whether you are a first time home buyer, upgrading/downsizing, or relocating, I would love to be your guide. Together let’s see what’s possible.
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