I am a full-time realtor with a holistic approach and my passion is to help people create a home that best serves their energy and lifestyle. As a holistic realtor, I love working with holistic minded people to head from their heart space and find balanced energy, whether that be through a space clearing, house blessing, energy healing, or a positive real estate experience when buying and or selling a home.
Balanced energy and a positive experience doesn’t mean it will always be puppies and rainbows. What it does mean is that when we hit a speed bump, I am right there next to you, solution focused, keeping your overall goal in mind.
Once upon a time I fell in love with jet engines. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with degrees in Aviation Maintenance and Industrial Technology, I started a career as a Manufacturing Process Engineer working for Actwon-Electocoil. After some time in that field, I took my love of engineering and technology and shrunk it down into handhelds, working as a process engineer on the world’s first flip phone, Motorola’s StarTac.
At the start of the housing boom in 2002, I considered switching from flip phones to flipping houses! Though the career of flipping houses didn’t actualize, the industry fit and I made a career shift and started managing a subcontracting company working with new construction builders.
After 5 years, I realized I wanted to progress from making houses to supporting others in the process of finding their own. For the past 10+ years, I have partnered with my clients through empathetic guidance, empowering them to uncover and realize their home-related needs.
In 2008 I received my Certified Distressed Property Expert designation and I specialized in short sales and foreclosures for more than 10 years.
Working with distressed homeowners, I realized everyone’s emotions and energy impacted their overall real estate experience. This led me to think deeply about creating an experience that is heart-centered and focused on celebrating this transitional rite of passage in a person’s life in a more joyful way.
In 2017 I became Attuned in Reiki and am currently a Reiki Master. This was also the year I officially founded Heather Schmidt, Holistic Real Estate.
I am committed to shaking, stirring, and upgrading this world through my dedication to Mutual Ground women’s shelters, Pathways to Successful Living seminars, and Ready Set Ride youth equine-therapy.
I have been on the Board of Directors at Mutual Ground women’s shelter for 9 years, where I support the mission of advocacy for, and empowerment of, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I donate my time to Ready, Set, Ride, assisting special needs children during their horse-riding therapy sessions. I also volunteer for Pathways to Successful Living, which is an organization committed to making the world a better place for future generations by empowering individuals to lead more enriched, successful, and fulfilled lives.
My long-term dream is to build a ranch for troubled girls to help them heal trauma, fight addiction, and find acceptance and happiness through coupling social emotional learning with equine therapy.