"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, Libertyville, Mundelein, and the surrounding suburban communities and 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 Resource (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.
Exceptional and distinctively designed, this meticulously maintained Ted Brown built home is located on one of Lake Bluff's most private and desirable streets. The home has remarkable ravine views and is located just one and a half blocks from Lake Michigan, Lake Bluff Beach and Sunset Park. This Arts & Crafts design home was built in 1998 with a distinctive open floor plan that includes very spacious rooms, high ceilings, high quality materials and marvelous detailed features. Maple hardwood floors run throughout the main floor and upstairs landing. A wonderful gourmet kitchen with separate cook island overlooks the exceptionally large, fenced back yard with a private blue stone patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining and grilling. The open family room is accented with a vaulted architectural ceiling, center wall fireplace and patio access. The master suite includes access to a balcony overlooking the back yard, fireplace, plantation shutters, and large bathroom suite. A Jack and Jill bathroom connects the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms; the 4th bedroom has a private bathroom. Other notable features include a full finished basement with a 5th bedroom, that is currently being utilized as an exercise room, a full bathroom with a walk-in steam shower, an enormous game and recreation room, and plenty of additional room for storage. There is a screened in porch with access to the large professionally designed and landscaped fenced back yard. Mudroom access to an attached extra deep 3 car garage. Only a one and a half block walk to Sunset Park, Lake Bluff Beach and the waves of Lake Michigan, Lake Bluff has been named one of the Top 10 Seaside Towns in America!