Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago - Michael D. Smith

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Michael D. Smith


"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.

SFRlogo.jpgMichael 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.


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.

“[In a home] You’re making an investment in what could be the most important asset you’ll ever have. The right moment is when you know where you’re going to live for a while, when you find the home that fits your family, and when it’s at level that fits in with your income and ability to make a down payment and then I would get a very long mortgage… 30-year mortgage and the rate will be fabulous, and there is no sense waiting if those conditions exist."


- Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.