"I believe that your trust deserves someone who is totally committed to you & your goals."
Michael D. Smith earned his BA in both Marketing and Finance from Northern Arizona University. He then began a career as a Commodities Futures Floor Broker & Trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange that lasted almost twenty years.
Michael has lived in Deerfield, Northbrook, Long Grove and now Lake Forest, Illinois for most of his life and is remarkably aware of the north suburban Chicago areas and understanding of the special attributes held by each. This awareness enhances his ability and strengthens his commitment in working with both home buyers and sellers in these unique real estate communities.
As a long time professional in the financial futures industry and a participant in numerous real estate transactions, Michael is acutely aware and understanding of the important financial aspects of a real estate transaction for buyers and sellers. He is an very active and enthusiastic Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Lake Forest’s and Lake Bluff's number one office in real estate sales. Michael's focuses on serving the needs of real estate buyers, sellers, and investors in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Bannockburn, Riverwoods, Highland Park, Lincolnshire, Northbrook and the surrounding neighborhoods. Additionally, he’s a good listener who strives to understand the individual issues and concerns that are critical to the participants in a home buying and selling experience.
The opportunity to represent you, as the buyer or seller, in one of the most significant financial and emotional events in your life, deserves someone with a total commitment to you and your goals. Michael D. Smith would be honored to make that commitment and to help you realize your plans to buy or sell a home.
Michael holds the Short Sales and Foreclosure (SFR) Designation, equipping him with the education and skills required to maneuver the complexities of short sales and as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.
As Your Trusted Representative, My Specific Goals Are...
To Act As Your Real Estate Advocate
Buying or selling a property is a major life decision. Whether you're buying your first home, investing in real estate, or considering a commercial property, you can trust me to work as your advocate throughout the buying and selling process, and to provide you with Premier Service®. That means serving on your behalf as a Trusted Advisor, Skilled Negotiator, and Expert Facilitatorsm:
To Act As Your Trusted Advisorsm
Through my specialized knowledge and extensive training, I will help you navigate your home buying and selling process. I will listen to your goals, and recommend ways to help you achieve them.
To Act As Your Skilled Negotiatorsm
The real estate process requires negotiation of complex issues; I am committed to working in your best interests. I will help you secure the best possible price, with the most favorable terms, in the shortest period of time.
To Act As Your Expert Facilitatorsm
I will work to ensure your purchase or sale stays on track and on time. You will receive outstanding customer service, professional expertise, and learn about other services that can enhance the value of your purchase or sale.
I am confident that after you work with me, you'll see that my dedication is to you, not "the deal". My goal is to help you, not just once, but whenever you need real estate assistance, and to build a lifelong relationship based upon mutual trust and understanding.
If you'd like to talk with me, visit the Contact Me section of my web site. I look forward to learning more about your real estate needs, and to working with you to achieve your goals.
This stunning and exquisite custom home in Meadowood Estates of Kildeer was meticulously built by Arthur Greene, one of Chicagoland's premier luxury builders. The thoughtful design entails over 8900 sq. ft. of finely finished space spanning 3 levels with 5 bedrooms, 5 full/2 half bathrooms and a spacious, newly finished basement. The home has a total of three surround sound entertainment areas. And with the enhanced web enabled home app controls, the lighting, temperature, sound and home access can be controlled from touch pads or smart phones anywhere. The main floor includes a formal living or music room with a fireplace, a formal open dining room connected by a butler's pantry to the remarkable gourmet chef's kitchen with double islands, double ovens, large food pantry, and separate eating area with a fireplace and delightful outdoor views. Additional rooms include a home office, comfortable sun room, large family room with vaulted tray ceiling and fireplace. The incredible newly finished basement includes a family/recreation room with a fireplace, a full custom kitchen, wonderful custom home theater, complete with box office, candy counters and remote controlled screen curtain. Additionally there is a playroom/arcade that includes custom carpet and accent lighting, an exercise room with bathroom access and a large bedroom with a full bath room. Upstairs living areas include a luxurious master suite with trayed ceiling, whirlpool bath and steam shower, laundry closet with a new stacked washer/dryer and two massive walk-in closets. The additional 3 bedrooms include 1 with a private bath room and 2 with Jack and Jill bath room access: all have walk-in closets. A new architectural composite roof, with a 50 year warranty was installed with copper skirts, flashing and snow breakers. The extra deep 4-car garage has 7 x 500 lb. power storage lifts installed in the ceiling. The home is protected from power failures with a whole house natural gas back-up generator. There is a wonderful back yard outdoor living and entertaining space enhanced by a brick paver patio with built in grill and wood burning fireplace with a gas starter. Very thoughtful and meticulous attention has been given to every detail of the interior and exterior of this beautiful and unique property. Must See to Believe!