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400 Homes: The Schmidt Patterson Group, Keller Williams Community Partners
Local realty group goes above and beyond for clients
The Schmidt Patterson Group
Dana Patterson, left, and Kathy Schmidt formed The Schmidt Patterson Group in 2015. “Whether it’s a $100,000 transaction, or $1 million, we want the client experience to feel the same,” - Dana Patterson. - photo by Ben Hendren

This article appears in the December issue of 400 Life.

The Schmidt Patterson Group at Keller Williams Community Partners was formed in 2015 when Kathy Schmidt and Dana Patterson first met and knew their vision for helping others aligned perfectly.

Dana grew up in Alabama where she began her real estate career in 2006. She moved to Oregon before settling in Forsyth County in 2009. Kathy crisscrossed the states as her husband relocated with his employer, living in multiple places before settling in Forsyth County in 2006.

Their experience of buying and selling numerous homes themselves provided them with a clear vision of the type of realtor they want to be and the client experience they strive to provide.

The duo offers its clients expertise on the local markets and helps them navigate through the buying and selling process. They also offer staging consultation when needed to ensure their seller’s property has the absolute best first impression.

The Schmidt Patterson Group prides itself on going above and beyond for their clients.

“Whether it’s a $100,000 transaction, or $1 million, we want the client experience to feel the same,” Dana said. 

The team has mowed lawns, moved furniture, blown leaves and even cleaned pools for their sellers.

“We establish a relationship with our clients that we feel turns into friendship,” Kathy said.

Kathy and Dana found a kindred spirit in Earl Reeves, a buyer’s agent who recently joined the team. The 23-year Navy veteran moved frequently during his military service and appreciates the camaraderie and professionalism of The Schmidt Patterson Group.

He was drawn in by Dana and Kathy’s vision of client experience.

“It’s the best team I could imagine being on,” Earl said.

The purpose of having a team is so their clients can always get in touch with someone.

“We never leave our clients hanging,” Dana said.

Earl’s military background also fit well with The Schmidt Patterson Group’s vision to give back to the community. They have a special program designed to help veterans purchase homes. Their newest endeavor is a scholarship fund, which will be made available in 2020.

After years of real estate experience, Kathy, Dana, and Earl understand the role of a realtor is more than just the dollars and cents of a deal.

“This isn’t about money,” Dana said. “It’s about helping people.”

Kathy added, “When you put people first, everything else falls into place.”

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The Schmidt Patterson Group
Earl Reeves, Dana Patterson and Kathy Schmidt. - photo by Ben Hendren