“Since 1972, my focus has been to assist individual buyer and sellers in the purchase or sale of their personal residences. Listening to the individual needs of my clients is critical to guiding them through the decision process – and listening has proven instrumental to me helping thousands of buyers and sellers in my almost 50 years. In addition, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my experience and knowledge with sales agents, managers and brokers across the country as well as internationally. It’s been so rewarding to help buyers, sellers, agents and brokers realize their real estate goals”.
Bobbie earned a national reputation as a real estate broker-owner who developed, maintained and grew a successful real estate business in Orlando, Florida’s competitive market – ultimately owning three offices there. She was the President of the Orlando Regional Realtors Association in 1989-1990 and was twice voted REALTOR OF THE YEAR in 1989 and 1993. Driven and dedicated in the industry, she has held many committee and leadership positions and was a Director of the Florida Association and National Association of REALTORS for many years. Bobbie holds the GRI (Graduate of the Realtors Institute), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), SRS (Sellers Representative Specialist), ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert, CRB (Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager) and PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor – all coveted national real estate designations. Bobbie has been an Instructor, Coach and Mentor to many real estate professionals across the country throughout her career.
After marrying Tom Schmitt, a national real estate developer, Bobbie sold her real estate company in Orlando and moved to Atlanta where she activated her real estate brokerage license and opened her own interior design firm, Sunnerbird Design. The design firm has specialized in residential and commercial interior design, condominium common area design and decorating, new construction and refurbishment specifications, space planning and decorating. “Real estate and interior design go hand in hand and I can offer my clients years of experience in both fields. It’s a natural fit”. She stays on top of all design trends and what’s happening within the real estate community in the Greater Atlanta area and neighboring cities.
Bobbie enjoys spending time with her blended family including 10 children and more than 20 grandchildren. The Engel & Volkers international charity, Special Olympics is special as one of her son’s is a diverse athlete of the Special Olympic Games. Bobbie loves to travel, bicycle and golf with her husband and spoil her Maltese puppy, Chanel.