If you are looking for life-experience, up-to-date knowledge, integrity, and one-step-above service...when buying, selling, or investing in real estate... Please Read...Mike grew up on a diversified farm in western Iowa...learning the value of hard work and focus; however, when it was time to relax, his family often vacationed in a favorite spot, the Iowa Great Lakes. After high school, Mike went on to become part of the Northwestern National Championship Red Raiders football team, where he began his lifelong interest in business, sales, and marketing. He became a licensed real estate salesman immediately following college.
After earning his real estate license, Mike first worked in agricultural real estate sales, along with the fast-paced field of livestock auctioneering. Quick thinking and the ability to read body language were skills honed. Mike later was introduced to General Aviation Aircraft sales by a friend, and Mike turned the corner, for a time, to aviation. Mike earned both his MEII (Multi-engine Instructor-Instrument) and AGII (Advanced Ground
Instructor-Instrument) ratings in order to better position himself for sales in aviation. Instead of aviation sales; however, he went on to work for the Federal Aviation Administration in the Air-Traffic Control Division taking him to Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, and finally back to his home state of Iowa. Returning to Iowa and remembering the Okoboji Lifestyle, Mike and is wife, Sharon, chose to move with their four young children to the Iowa Great Lakes, recognizing this as a great location with excellent schools...perfect for raising their family. Here, in the Great Lakes, Mike has enjoyed a very successful career in Marine Sales at both Parks Marina and Mau Marine before turning back to his first passion...real estate sales. Through Mike’s success in the boat industry, where he sold hundreds upon hundreds of boats, as well as his consistent real estate sales, Mike has a very well-connected sphere of influence and in-depth knowledge of this region. Mike states that his main goal as a realtor is to alleviate the stress that can surface for a client when buying or selling a property. Because of this, Mike chooses to spend considerable time and resources to continually enhance his knowledge base benefiting his clients. Mike has earned his broker’s license; GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation; CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert) designation, as well as, his CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation. Some of his recent course work has included Negotiation Strategies, Contract Law, Federal and State Real Estate Finance for First-Time Home Buyers, Appraising and Market Analysis, in addition to many others. Mike brings the most up-to-date knowledge, life experiences, focus, hard work, as well as, integrity, and service to his real estate business. Questions can be directed to Mike Schrunk at 712.541.9397. He looks forward to working with you.