Barbara Schmal, GRI,RSPS,PSA
I have had a love for real estate all my adult life. My father built homes and I was always helping him so I decided to obtain my real estate license and help people to obtain their dream home. I decided to become a realtor for Indiana and Illinois and worked with a company named McColly Better Homes and Gardens from 1990-1998. I had great mentors and learned a lot about the real estate market for existing homes and new construction.
I moved to Florida in 1998 and started to rehab homes in the Clearwater area. I enjoyed taking tired sad homes and making them come alive once again. When I completed a house I needed to find a family to make the house a home. So I went back to real estate state school to get my Florida Real Estate License. Once I received my license I continued to take classes so I can be the best I can be to make sure I provide the best customer service possible. I also went on to receive my GRI designation (Graduate Realtor Institute), RSPS certification (Resort and Second Home Property Specialist) and the PSA certification (Pricing Strategic Advisor. Received my Brokers License in 2016, and a Florida Real Estate Instructor
I was born in Harvey Illinois and at age 13 moved to South Holland, Illinois where I lived for 25 years. I graduated in 1970 from Thornridge High School, in Dolton Illinois, home of the Falcons. Than in 1990 I moved to Crown Point Indiana and back to Dyer Indiana. I have two Sons who live in Dyer Indiana one is a Chrysler Mechanic for Bozak Chrysler and the other is a Cost Analysis for NiSource. I was blessed to also have a beautiful daughter-in-law and three grandsons.
My other passion is decorating cakes. I love to use my talents creating specialty cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. I also lobbied to get the Cottage Food Law passed on July 1 2010 it Governor Scott sign it into law. This law allows people who have a baking or cooking passion to have a home based business and sell to the public. For more information about the Cottage Food Law, https://www.freshfromflorida.com/content/download/10223/137606/CottageFoodAdvisoryWithFormNumber.pdf