Trust the Numbers

We sold 93% of the homes we put on the market in 2016. That’s a success rate we are proud of and plan to increase every year—no matter the market changes! 

Our days-on-market (DOM) average is 35 days—that’s fast turnaround! Our proven home-prep and staging strategies, combined with our aggressive marketing plan, means our houses don’t languish on the market.  

We sold just fewer than 100 homes in 2016. Most agents sell 6-8 homes a year! Because we are always pursuing prospective buyers for clients, we’re able to sell more houses faster and for higher asking prices.


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Trust what others have said

Joel and his team sold our house within a month of listing it! They also helped us find our dream home and we quickly closed on that as well. Joel, Jen, and Chris made everything go so smoothly and were always easy to get ahold of, pleasant to deal with, and extremely knowledgeable in the entire process. We would definitely recommend Realty Concierge Group! Hopefully we never move again, but if we do, we will definitely use them again!
— Jeff & Ashley Dagher- Owner of Local Edwards Jones Office

As sellers we love working with Joel!
You can count on this agent to get the job done. He is professional and quick. He always looks to do what is right for all parties involved.
— Rose Hardy

Kelly is one of the best communicators I’ve dealt with in Real Estate. I was shocked at how every time I was about to make a call to check on where things were at, I got a call from Chris informing me of the next step! Highly recommended!
— Greg Wilcox

Joel and his team have helped us find a great new home that meets our needs and helped us get the most for our current home. They made the sometimes confusing and frustrating home buying process go as smoothly and pain free. Communication was great and we would highly recommend them to anyone.
— Matt & Corissa Gilmer

Joel came to our house prepared with comparable house prices to show me how he determined the selling price of our house. He gave us useful tips on how to prepare our house for selling and was able to get us more money than we thought possible. He and his team were very professional, letting us know what to do, what to have prepared, and when to expect the next series of events. In between, they kept us informed with texts, calls and emails; they were always available throughout this process. I highly recommend Joel Schmidt and the team at Realty Concierge.
— Ron & Sandy Tkac- Local School Teacher

Working with Realty Concierge Group was a blessing. They were there 24/7 with answers to our questions, were AWESOME in helping us through the process as first-time home buyers and were in general a lot of fun to work with. Kim, Joel and Kelly are excellent and I would recommend them for any real estate needs.
— Reich/Fiddie

Realty Concierge Group Sold our home in 2 Days for Full Price and they Sold our boat slip too!
RCG has the reputation of selling high end homes so that’s why we reached out to them in the first place. Now that we are closed we can wholeheartedly say that that RCG was honest, loyal and we were guided through the entire process smoothly!
— Gina & Brian Jurries- Local Owner of Beeyond Treasures
Joel helped us sell our house very quickly. He gave us tips on making inexpensive changes to help the house sell. Additionally Joel sold my mother in law’s house in a very short time. Both houses sold at a fair market value price. Prior to selling our house Kim from Joel’s agency helped us find our house and arranged for a quick close and we consider Joel and Kim to be more than just agents they were genuinely interested in making both our buying and selling experience a great one!. I would highly recommend using Joel and his agency whether you are buying or selling!
— John & Kim Bard

Kim was seriously the most amazing person throughout the entire process. I told her I wanted to find a home on a low budget in a rural area QUICKLY. 2 days after speaking with her we looked at a house and we fell in love with it immediately. The entire process was extremely quick and Kim kept me updated, answered all my questions, and fought to get me everything I needed when purchasing our very first home. I am forever grateful. Kim was such a gift!
— Emma Dice

What a great experience. Joel came to the house gave us some tips on things we should work on. When we finished he came by, got the house listed and six days later it was sold. The house was previously listed with another agent for about a year with hardly no action. Once it was listed with Joel we couldn’t keep up with the showings. My husband and I were very hesitant on listing it again after our first experience but are so happy we did with Joel. I would highly recommend.
— Nancy & Gil Charles

I had my land on the market thru a different realtor for a long time. Joel had a different marketing tactic that he promised would work. He was 100% right!!! He sold it really fast after putting it on the market. I highly recommend Joel!!!
— Jason & Lindsay Nabozny- Local Owner of Hair by Lindsay & Local Car Salesman at Lafontaine

We had many problems on the buyer’s side and Kelly worked doggedly to get answers and Chris was following up on everything that was “not happening” on the other side. She would follow up to make sure that things were being taken care of in a timely manner. There were many times that they had to call again and again to get things moving and taken care of. When all was said and done the sellers commented to me that their agent wasn’t that good and we were lucky that we had a great team because the sale happened due to them and no thanks to their agent.
— Dawn and Tim Amerman

Joel is professional, ethical, knowledgeable, and definitely a realtor you can trust. He was very responsive to every communication and helped us throughout our relocation and selling process. We highly recommend him!! Joel, thank you, we really appreciate all you did for us!
— Bruce & Pam Dauzy
Making the decision to sell your home can be a stressful time for a family. We were very fortunate to have Joel Schmidt and his team providing the support we needed. Due to Joel’s extensive knowledge of the real estate market and his proactive, straight forward approach, our home sold within a few short months. Joel used a variety of marketing strategies to help sell our home as well as gave us information about sale prices in the area to ensure our home was competitively priced. Joel and his team gave us weekly updates on showings, were responsive to calls and emails at any time, and provided excellent follow up. Knowing that everything was being handled behind the scenes left little for us to worry about. Thanks to Joel and Team for working so hard for us!
— Patrick & Maggie Gibbons

Joel and his associates handled the sale of our home of 45 years very efficiently and professionally. Every question we had was answered quickly and our home was sold in less than a month. Everything along the way and the closing went smoothly.
— Steve & Sharon Linton

I used RCG in the purchase of my first home 4 years ago. When it came time to sell, I immediately knew who to contact. The selling of my home was a smooth process from preparation to listing to inspection, appraisal, and closing because I had Realty Concierge Group to assist me each step of the way. Joel & Kelly Schmidt really are the best!
— Jennifer Kipp

Great service, always got back to us right away. Took 2 years for us to find something they went above and beyond! Would highly recommend to anyone selling or looking for home
— Brooke Jewell

Joel did a great job from start to finish. He answered all of my questions in a timely manner and was extremely knowledgable. I would definitely list a home with Joel again.
— Joe Willoughby


I highly recommend Realty Concierge Group... we got assigned to a great realtor who understood our needs and didn’t just pushed us to buy any house. She was patience, friendly and honest… always willing to go out of her way to help us. Great people, great service!
— Brenda Lenzi
Joel went out of his way in all phases of the effort to sell our home along with his entire sales team. We could not be happier with the results of that effort.
— Sofie & Cas Bialecki

Joel was an amazing Godsend to our family after having several poor agents. He is straightforward and honest, which I appreciate. After accessing the property, he made several suggestions to make improvements for a quicker sale. After following his advice, he sold our home within 3 weeks! Looking forward to working with him again
— Linda Muir

Joel and his team more than exceeded our expectations! Our first agent had our house listed for 6 weeks and we did not have any showings. We chose this agent because he was with a franchised office; thinking that we would have the whole office to support our listing. That is not the case!! We terminated that agent and contacted Joel and his team. The day we signed with Joel, we had a showing and an offer. We declined that offer, had another showing in 2 days and received a full price offer that we of course accepted!! During the whole process, Joel and his team gave us guidelines and help for every step of the process. We highly recommend Reality Concierge Group!
— Linda & Eric Lesperance
 

We started working with Joel when the Market was slow and we were upside down on our condo. He stuck with us for many years, continuously re-evaluating the market and our situation. When the time finally came where we could sell, he made the process very easy. He and his team were always there to answer questions. Not only did Joel help us sell our house but his wife helped us buy our dream home. Would highly recommend Joel’s team start to finish!
— Eric & Tabitha Stiller
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 Joel Schmidt 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 & Carla Watt- First Time Buyers

We have had the Realty Concierge Group sell 2 of our houses. Joel Schmidt and his associates have the know how and experience to get the house sold. They were always out there working to get the job done without delays. They know exactly where to go to get the house SOLD!
— Gary & Anita Murray- Local Owner of Murray's Roofing and Siding

Joel was an expert through the entire process of listing and selling our home. His advice on getting our home prepared for listing was spot on and helped us sell quickly. I would absolutely recommend Joel to everyone looking for a very smooth and well thought out sale of their home
— Nathan & Joanne Benton

Met Joel as a Dave Ramsey ELP. He walked through our house a few months before we were ready to sell. Told us what improvements would make most impact. We did not have a contract, nor did we have final decision if we were ready. They were great to work with. Offer was above asking price. Kept us in the loop with showings, and were very friendly through the whole process. We moved out of the area, but I would have used him for all future transactions.
— Justin & Rebecca Huffman

It was great to work with Joel. He had an understanding of my needs to sell our home, did a great presentation of the property, and was in constant communication through the closing process. I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
— Gerald & Marcia Wills

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. You listened to our needs and worked through all of the obstacles of the FHA transaction once we received our offer. I had no idea how hard it was to keep a deal together in this market! Thanks again for selling our parents home during this difficult time!
— Denise Larson- Lived out of State while home Sold

I am a businessman and expect that things are taken care of when I am not around. I hired Joel and his team to sell my mother’s home. I knew there would be challenges along the way, what I did not expect was the repairs needed to basement walls, I would have to negotiate and cancel deals with 2 different buyers. We finally settled on the 3rd offer and closed the deal.
— John Kailunas- While living in Grand Rapids, Joel sold my house 3 times.

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 a job well done!
— John & Marian Swarthout

Joel and Kelly of Realty Concierge Group 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. Within 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- Photography by Sabreena, Local Business Owner

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 & Jamie Perry- Florida Resident used us to find a tenant for their home!

Joel Schmidt 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- Out of Town Condo Seller pleased with easy process from afar!

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!
— Gregg, Wendy & Alex Montowski

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.
— Adam Wittenstein- First Time buyer

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 & Megan Demeester

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- Florida resident moves back to Michigan and purchases his first home!

Working with Kelly at The Joel Schmidt Team was a great experience! We won the bid on our house during a crazy market where homes are going quickly. Kelly even stepped in after our purchase to help us get our hot water heater replaced when our when our claim was denied through the home warranty company. She got a sales representative involved and our problem was resolved right away. That shows how Kelly and The Joel Schmidt Team are willing to go the extra mile! I highly recommend them!
— Dennis Saulino

Kelly at RCG was an amazing real estate agent and I would recommend her to my close friends and family or even anyone I came in contact with that wants to buy a new home. We had a difficult time getting a realtor to respond to us and our need to purchase a home and Kelly stepped right in and found us a home quickly for under the asking price. She was always available for all of our questions. She always worked around our schedules. Buying a house can be a very stressful time and Kelly put our worries at ease. Her knowledge and experience really was apparent. Again, I would recommend Kelly because she was so wonderful to work with and really helped us during each step of the way.
— Larry & Becky Vanderwall

Working with Kelly Schmidt was wonderful! Considering that this was the first time purchasing a new construction home, it was great to have such a knowledgeable agent at our side. Kelly is very personable, easy to work with, and a caring individual as well. Kelly was very prompt and flexible throughout the entire process. She was always willing to flex her schedule so that she was with us every step of the way. She went above and beyond – even pushing our builder to grant us occupancy when he was dragging his feet! She proactively answered all of our questions during the home buying process.I would recommend Kelly and her Team to all my friends and family with the highest confidence that they would do an amazing job!
— Maggie & Patrick Gibbons

“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

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 and they did nothing but educate. Thanks again!
— Reed Murray- Local Owner of Murray's Roofing and Siding

I really enjoyed working with Jennifer Pargoff. She was very knowledgeable and responded to my questions in a timely manner. She made me feel like I was her only client. Very dedicated, business oriented and trust worthy. I would further recommend her to anyone who is looking for their future home
— Angela Brown

Wow, what can be said: First, Tom and I are deeply impressed by the regular updates and communication we received from Realty Concierge. Joel is the best. Our estate home had been with another realty for a year doing nothing. He made a few remodeling suggestions. He sold it for asking price in 2 weeks!
10 months later, Joel again made remodeling suggestions for our rental house. He sold it within 3 days again for asking price! Both were older homes. Amazing and deep gratitude
— Tom & Linda Muir

We had the best experience with Reality Concierge. Friendly, and helpful we found our dream home, got financed and moved into our forever home quickly.
— Micki & Rodney Beckwith

The Realty Concierge Group is, in my opinion, the preeminent realty group in Brighton, Livingston County, and all of Michigan, In fact, they are the hardest working and most professional realty group that I have ever dealt with. They make selling your home their top priority and they are the most knowledgeable realtors in the area. In addition, they have the most integrity of any realtor I’ve dealt with in Michigan. If you want to sell your home for the best selling price in the least amount of time having Joel Schmidt as your listing agent is the best decision that you will ever make.
— Terri Hadley

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 being able to meet you in person
— Kimberly & David Jaeger- Living in Switzerland while buying in US


Joel and his team do an excellent job whether you’re buying or selling. I highly recommend them and will use them again in the future!
— Tim & Aimee Rinehart
I would like to specifically mention Kelly Schmidt, buyers’ agent. After an unsuccessful attempt at finding a home three years ago with another office/agent, I pretty much gave up my search until last year. Last year, when I decided to start my search again, I contacted several agents to ask questions and get a feel for what was out there (both home wise and agent wise). That’s when I made contact with Kelly, along with many others. Thankfully none of the other offices/agents I spoke or met with, ever cared enough to follow-up with me, because I ended up talking to Kelly. I mentioned to her that I just wasn’t seeing a lot out there for me, but wanted to pick up my search full force about January/February 2013. Promptly in January she followed-up with me, though not applying uncomfortable pressure. I really appreciated that. I decided to work with her and ever since then received nothing but professional, prompt, and friendly service. I am a first-time home buyer and actually closed on my home yesterday! Furthermore, I would like you to know that if I know anyone looking for a home in the area, I will recommend this team to them. And if/when I decided to buy my next home, I will be contacting them!
— Jennifer Kipp

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. Joel 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 Realty Concierge Group!
— Bill Schmidt


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. Although we are receiving a little less rent than we had anticipated every month, we have a steady flow of rental income for one year as the renters are very qualified! 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 & Brandon Watt- 2nd time working with us!

My family and I recently relocated to Howell Mi from Castle Rock, CO which is ~25 miles south of Denver. In Feb of 2010 I was offered a job in Brighton Mi and decided it was time to move back to Michigan 24 years after having left. In order to allow me to focus on my job and the move I enlisted Joel to help find a rental property which I had located on a real estate website that they had been using. Since day one Joel worked diligently to help find what we were looking for down to visiting the houses, taking lots of pictures and providing a recommendation. Joel worked during weekends, during his vacation and many evenings to help us find the house we ended up moving into. We are very happy with what he helped us find; we ended up in a nice property out in the country. I strongly recommend to anyone who lives out of the area and looking for a home to move into, to give Joel a try, as he is hard working, polite and easy to work with. He was in constant contact with us and was at the property with the land owners at 9am the morning that we arrived in town to sign the lease.
— Allen Kilbourne