Michael Schneider-Christians, REALTOR®
Michael Schneider-Christians, 3306 SE 22nd Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33904, USA
Curriculum vitae of Michael Schneider-Christians
Michael Schneider-Christians was born in Wuppertal, Germany and has a 1974 Master’s degree in Business, Wilhelms Universitaet Muenster. Michael and Verena, from Cape Town South Africa, married in 1974. They have two daughters, Vanessa and Valerie. Michael and his family moved to the United States in 1985. Michael commenced working as a Realtor for Barbara Watt, owner of CENTURY 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc. in February of 1986 in Cape Coral, FL.
Throughout his 26 year tenure with CENTURY 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc. Michael has epitomized what a true professional stands for; honesty, integrity and dedication. With over $260 Million sold in his active years up to 2006, Michael and his team have achieved the honor of “Centurion” as well as “Grand Centurion” status many times. Michael’s Team was #10 in the nation in 2001, and #1 in the South Florida Region for 2000 and 2001. Michael is one of the only 20 US Realtors interviewed for the REALOGY training book.
Michael specialized in the Cape Coral real estate market and is very involved in the community. He is a graduate of Leadership Cape Coral, Class of 1999, was the first 4 year Chairman of the “Cape Coral Chamber Foundation”, was a Director of the “Cape Coral Council for Progress”, was the 2002 Chairman of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach International Committee, was a board member of the “Cape Coral Community Foundation” and, is the past President of the “European Chamber of Commerce of SW Florida” for 2002 and 2003, and was a director of the “Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach” for a two year term (2003 - 2004). Michael is a proud member of the first, only 15 head selected community leader group, to become a Cape Coral Community Trustee. In the spring of 2005 he attended Advanced Leadership Cape Coral with the 9g training firm. For 3 years Michael has served on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida Symphony. Since early 2008 Michael is the chairman of the SWFL Symphony Endowment Foundation.
On July 1st, 2006 Michael’s Team joined the team of Koffman & Associates at CENTURY 21 Sunbelt, one of the top 10 teams of CENTURY 21 USA. This move enabled him to spread SW Florida real estate to foreign countries, like the Caribbean, the Middle East, Central America, Germany, South Africa and Australia.
Michael also teaches business for Junior Achievement, having done classes at Cape Coral High School and several classes at Gulf Middle School and is now treaching at Coronado High School in Fort Myers on a regular basis. Michael has been named Educator of the Year and got a reward for connection Coronado High School to JA of SW Florida.
Michael and Verena love to travel. One of their favorite places is Eastern and Southern Africa and its wildlife. They have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, traveled by 4x4 through Botswana to Victoria Falls and by 4x4 for more than 10,000 miles along the coastal areas of Australia in two different trips. They have done the “Silk Road” from Beijing to Rawalpindi in Pakistan in 21 days by bus, train and plane. In April 2007 Michael and his 3 member team finished the “Heroes Legend” rally from Paris to Dakar in first position (Team 5).
Michael and Verena also are very fond of art. Over the years they have supported Arts for Act many times, even purchasing an original Darryl Pottorf. Their latest acquisitions are two Darryl Pottorf’s out of the special artwork series, made by Darryl Pottorf and Robert Rauschenberg in support of the Fort Myers trauma center.