Michael R. Schmidt R(B),CRB,SFR,e-Pro, Principal Broker, Global Luxury℠ Property Specialist







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"Sharing the lifestyle of paradise."

Michael R. Schmidt grew up in southern California, where his father was a developer and broker. After several years as a microcomputer systems consultant for companies like IBM and Apple, Michael abandoned his microcomputer career for a lifestyle in paradise. His passion for extreme ocean sports brought Michael to Kauai in 1985, and he has been sharing his love for the island through his real estate career ever since.

Michael's attention to detail, experience, and integrity consistently make Bali Hai Kauai's leading real estate firm. In addition to assisting the firm's agents as Principal Broker, Michael is a top producer. In 2007 and 2010, Michael was ranked as one of the Top 100 Realtors in Hawaii and admitted to the Top 20 Club by the Kauai Board of Realtors in 2011.

Michael's family, including his wife, Maxima, and his sons, Matthew and Luke, are very active with St. William Church in Hanalei and community services. Maxima loves photography, and Matthew and Luke are involved in baseball and soccer, while Michael surfs, windsurfs, and kitesurfs whenever he has the chance, along with coaching baseball.

Michael's been an agent with Bali Hai since 1994, became Principal Broker in 1997, and has a B.A. in Business/Information Systems from San Diego State University.

Client Testimonials:

"What do you want in a Realtor? How about: Accurate and timely information; 100% follow through; thorough market knowledge; a friendly face, tireless negotiator and absolute assurance the deal is “square” with all parties. I have found all of the above only 1 time in my 30+ real estate transactions - in a broker named Michael Schmidt. Look No Further - you found what you need."
Joseph B. - Lafayette, California

"As an attorney who’s owned and run real estate-related businesses in the US and Europe, I've had plenty of occasion to work with brokers. Michael Schmidt earned my trust, and that of my wife - immediately, with his combination of integrity, market knowledge, responsiveness, and cheerfulness. He’s without question the best broker I’ve ever come across."
Eric L. - Warrenton, Virginia

I have been doing business with John Ferry and Michael Schmidt at Bali Hai Realty for over 20 years. In the 1980s John found our family property on the North Shore of Kauai and just recently Michael and John assisted us in a new acquisition in Haena. Michael's intimate knowledge of Haena and Hanalei was of tremendous value in our latest purchase. They know the island and the market. They are honest, hardworking professionals. I strongly recommend them to anyone who is considering real estate on Kauai. They work with Aloha and understand the island of Kauai.
David A. - Malibu, California

It's been an exciting couple of months. And never have we been so pleased with our Real Estate agents.

This latest deal tops all of our previous by a wide margin. As you know, I sold R. E. for a few years in Virginia quite some time ago. Candi and I, together or separately, have owned Real Estate in Texas, California, Virginia (2 places), Colorado (6 places), and Hawaii (now 5 places). In all our dealings we have never had such competent, caring, knowledgeable and just plain able, agents. You have solved every difficult problem, and there have been quite a few, with quiet, smooth thought and action. There were many times I thought we were shot down and you guys just smiled and moved through it as if it were nothing more than an everyday occurrence. I never thought to see a "Principal Broker" with a shovel in hand when he couldn't get a laborer quickly enough. I never though to see an agent just come walking in the door, with coffee for all, to help wrap and pack, not once, but a number of times.

We have used Bali Hai Realty for 30 years. You set a standard that's unbeatable. "God Love Ya", I hope this is the last time we sell or buy, if it isn't, you know where we'll come.

Tom and Candi L. - Hanalei, Kauai

In 2003, Realtor Michael Schmidt helped me buy raw land on the North Shore of Kaua’i.
The physical driveway to the land crosses over my neighbor’s property. During Escrow, Michael insisted that the driveway be recorded with the County as a Legal Easement to guarantee access and utilities. Michael said, “in the future, should the relationship with your neighbors become bad, they could cut-off your access to your property for the fact that your ‘driveway’ crosses over their land.” 16 years later, I am so fortunate to have worked with a professional, like Michael Schmidt. Although the neighbor-owner has changed 5 times over these 16 years, the current one would like to cut-off my access across his property. Thanks to Michael’s professionalism, expertise and foresight, my ‘driveway’ is a legal easement, guaranteeing my access forever, regardless of the relationship I have with my neighbor. Michael is a very knowledgeable Broker, a super likable gentleman and cool to work with.

Jay H. Taylor, Kauai Resident since 2002

1. The Schmidt family in Haena. 3. Luke & Matthew Schmidt serving with Bishop Larry Silva and Fr. Ramel
 5. Coaching the Bali Hai Red Sox team.
2. Kitesurfing Haena 4. Michael walking from home to his favorite kitesurfing spot. 6. Michael windsurfing Hanalei.

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Michael's Listings

listingPhotos 4411 ONEONE RD, HANALEI, HI
$5,500,000 3 Beds 3 Baths 2060 sq ft
listingPhotos 5-6898 KUHIO HWY, HANALEI, HI
$2,950,000 3 Beds 3 Baths 1428 sq ft
listingPhotos Anini Vista Estates lot 6-D, KILAUEA, HI
$2,890,000 Beds Baths sq ft
listingPhotos 4752 ALIOMANU RD, ANAHOLA, HI
$1,500,000 2 Beds 1 Baths 952 sq ft
listingPhotos 5-6636 Kuhio Hwy, HANALEI, HI
$1,195,000 Beds Baths sq ft
listingPhotos 5-7227 KUHIO HWY, HANALEI, HI
$495,000 Beds Baths sq ft

Michael's Blog Articles

06/16 |  Governor Ige's Update on Inter-island Travel and Out-of-S...
07/15 |  Black Pot Beach Park to Reopen July 22, 2019
06/10 |  Kuhio Highway to Past Hanalei Expected to Open June 17, 2019
11/23 |  Kauai Weather Forecasting to Improve
08/15 |  Hanalei Post Office Blessing & Na Pali Coast Forever Stamp

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07/13 |  State of Hawaii raises HARPTA withholding to 7.25%
02/15 |  Hanalei Neighborhood Center Blessing Friday February 23, ...
10/11 |  Hammers N' Ales Oktoberfest Saturday October 14, 2017
11/09 |  Kauai General Plan Update Fall 2016
10/05 |  Hanalei Neighborhood Center Blessing and Groundbreaking
11/24 |  Bali Hai Helps at St. William Food Pantry
05/02 |  Exceptional Kauai North Shore Homes and Properties for Sale
02/12 |  Mystical Morning in Hanalei
01/29 |  Coastal Resources in Haena - Meeting Friday January 31, 2014
01/20 |  Kauai Habitat for Humanity
10/25 |  Fall Festival 2013 This Weekend!
06/12 |  Kitchen - New County of Kauai Requirement
03/04 |  Kauai North Shore Land for Sale - Serenity in Paradise
07/06 |  Kauai Real Property Tax Changes
05/21 |  Kauai and North Shore History Talk
02/22 |  Kauai offers free bus fares and free health care
01/23 |  HHCA General Membership Meeting Tuesday January 24, 2012
01/18 |  Hanalei to Haena Road Work Continues
12/14 |  Kauai Real Estate - Homes Available On the Scenic North S...
12/05 |  Kauai Real Estate Deals December 2012
11/07 |  Panoramic Vista of Hanalei Bay
10/28 |  Kauai Fall Festival Fun
10/10 |  Mayor Giving Presentation at Hanalei Tuesday October 11, ...
09/07 |  The Historic Hanalei Bridge
08/15 |  Hanalei Treasures - The Waioli Mission House
08/05 |  Fifteen Ways Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty Can Help You...
07/18 |  Haena Hanalei General Membership Meeting July 19th 2011
06/27 |  HHCA and KIUC Meeting Wednesday July 1st
06/15 |  Kauai Hazard Preparedness Workshop Thursday June 16th
04/15 |  Kauai Real Estate - North Shore Kauai Homes
02/24 |  Kauai Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Haena
02/21 |  Bali Hai Achieves Highest Residential Sale by Auction
01/31 |  New Brokers Hired at Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty
01/28 |  Kauai Real Estate - Wainiha Homes Provide Luxury in Paradise
11/16 |  Kauai Real Estate - Four Amazing Haena Beach Homes
11/02 |  Kauai Real Estate - The Magnificent Homes of Anini Vista
10/07 |  Kauai Weather Update
10/06 |  The Bali Hai Ohana adds a new baby to their Ohana
10/04 |  Kauai Real Estate - Homes in Wainiha
09/22 |  How the Bali Hai Realty Team Can Help You Buy a Kauai Home
08/24 |  Owner-Builder Law Requirements Eased
07/08 |  CONGRATULATIONS to Matthew Schmidt and Kawaihau Community...
06/30 |  Matthew Schmidt in the Little League Majors All-Stars!
06/22 |  Michael R. Schmidt (R) attends CBSO in Las Vegas