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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

  • David Schmidt

    Broker/Owner

    David is Watertown's most Referred ® Real Estate Agent. This award is based on a survey of "industry peers and competitors for honesty, integrity, market knowledge and superior customer service." David is an individual to whom his peers would refer their family and friends if they themselves were not in this profession.

    *Assisting buyers and sellers since 1992.
    *Confident of the value of home ownership in the Watertown area.
    *Committed to smooth and comfortable transactions.
    *Most of my business comes from past clients and their referral of new clients.
    *I have a large database of buyers and sellers! I'll find a match for you!
    *I can price your house in 24 hours, email me today.
    *Knowledgeable about Watertown real estate.
    *Reputation for integrity.
    *Assisting you beyond closing day.
    *I personally guarantee your satisfaction.

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  • Ann Schmidt

    Broker Associate/Owner

    I have a passion for Real Estate, offering integrity, energy, hard work and creative service. I will make your Real Estate goals my own, whether you’re searching for your perfect dream home, your first home or looking to sell your current property.

    I have been a certified Home Stager since 2012, working with sellers to stage their homes for top dollar and a quick turn-around time. When it comes time to sell, first impressions count. The more positive you can make a first impression, the better your prospects will be. Home Staging makes all the difference in showing your homes potential!

    I work as a team with my husband David, offering Full-Time service x TWO! Our combined experience and insight will make all the difference with buyers and sellers alike. Working together ensures our clients are never alone through a real estate transaction, receiving the services of two REALTORS® for the price of one. We are dedicated to your satisfaction, putting our combined knowledge to work for you in a unique personalized team experience like no other available in the Watertown area.

    • 605-520-3715
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  • Cris Ortmeier

    Broker Associate

    As a past board member for the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce, I am not only committed to our Watertown Community, I am committed to my business of selling Real Estate. I am a multi-million dollar producer and one of the top FULL time Real Estate Agents in our market.

    I have volunteered my time to help a very positive organization in our Watertown Community, the Watertown Area United Way. I have been a loaned executive, I have co-chaired the businesses division and I have been an active participant in the “Hot 100” for the Watertown Area United Way.

    I was recently awarded the Volunteer of Year and the Ambassador Chairperson of the Year from the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Are you thinking of selling your home? Wondering what your home is worth in today’s market? Call me, I would be happy to provide you with a FREE, no obligation market analysis of your home. When you list your home with me, I will explain today’s market trends and we will be able to price your home competitively in price, terms and conditions with similar properties that are for sale. While each transaction is different, every seller wants the same thing… THE BEST POSSIBLE DEAL WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF HASSLE!

    I am a member of the Real Estate Buyers Agent Council and have been awarded the ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) designation. When you hire me to help you buy a home, I will set up private showings of all the homes that meet your criteria. I will take the time to listen and explain the buying process. Buying a home is the single largest purchase you may make in your lifetime, choose an agent who is both knowledgeable and professional.

    • 605-880-3380
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  • Melody Kerkvliet

    Broker Associate

    Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. Melody's contagious energy, savvy business skills, top negotiating skills and abundant knowledge of Real Estate have made her one of the top agents in NE South Dakota. She's committed to providing exceptional service while creating an experience for her clients that is far beyond their expectations. Buyers and sellers appreciate the way she guides them through the process with dedication and assurance. Melody is a full time agent and is dedicated to each and every client. Her business continues to grow as a result of a high referral rate from past clients, friends family and colleagues.

    Melody has served on the NE Board of Realtors, Realtors for Kids, a member of National Association of Realtors. She has received many awards in customer service including, but not limited to, a award from the Governor of South Dakota for exceptional customer service.

    • 605-520-0475
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  • Dani Hinkelman

    Broker Associate

    My goal is to provide you with an outstanding level of service and integrity. As a full time realtor, I believe that if I provide you with this level of service you will refer your friends and family. This and my professional skills are the foundation of my continuing success.

    I believe that in order to deliver this level of service, it is important to continue to learn and grow in the ever-changing real estate industry. Integrity, technology, hard work and YOU are the future of my business.

    • 605-881-0916
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  • Mindy Nelson

    Broker Associate

    Whether you are looking to buy or sell you can count on my experience and knowledge to guide you through the process. Whether you are looking for Residential, Lake, Acreage, Small Town or Commercial, I would love to assist you with all your Real Estate Needs. Give me call anytime!

    • 605-881-1840
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  • Tony Cady

    Broker Associate

    Mr. Cady was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. He is a graduate of O'Gorman High School and Mount Marty College. Tony graduated with a degree in Behavioral Science from Mount Marty in 1997.

    In 1997 Mr. Cady married his wife Lisa. They have one son named Alex, whom is in middle school in the Watertown school district.

    Tony started his career in real estate by working as a loan officer for Primary Residential Mortgage from 2003 to 2007. While working there Tony financed residential properties of all sizes making him a trusted agent. From 2007 to 2010 Tony worked for short term lending to help people meet their short term needs or goals. He then became a real estate agent in 2010. Tony's background in finance along with his knowledge of the local market makes him a single point of contact for all your home buying needs.

    Tony can help you with your apartment or commercial buying or selling experience. In the last couple of years Tony has ventured into the commercial real estate side.

    When Tony is not working with buyers and sellers to find their next dream home you can find him with his family

    • 605-868-2504
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  • Julie Block

    Broker Associate

    Let “The Best Agent On The BLOCK” help you move to the next BLOCK! Real Estate Professional Julie M. Block is a lifelong resident of Watertown, SD. She can put her knowledge to work to sell or find your special property in the Watertown area. With a strong understanding of technology and her personal attention, she will meet your real estate goals. Julie can put a special marketing plan to work for you! She has 24 years of experience in the real estate investing and management. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, she can guide you each step of the way.

    Previously active in District and Council leadership positions with Boy Scouts, she was awarded the highest award a Council can give a volunteer, the Silver Beaver Award. As a hospice volunteer her heart has been touched by many special clients. A member of Lion's Club International and her family has hosted several International youth exchange students over the past years.

    Julie enjoys furthering her real estate knowledge by attending seminars and conventions. She has been coached and trained by some of the top trainers in the United States.

    Twenty four years of marriage to Doug, they have two children: Maria and Jon, and enjoy many family activities.

    Let Real Estate Professional, Julie M. Block, “The Best Agent On The BLOCK” go to work for you!

    • 605-868-5584
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  • Doug Block

    Broker Associate

    Meet Doug Block who loves to list and sell real estate. He enjoys helping people to buy or sell real estate.

    With 24 years of experience with Block Excavating Co, and investing and managing rental properties, he has a vast knowledge in the construction and real estate investing area. As former owner of the Casino Ballroom he enjoys working with people.

    He has served in many volunteer positions in the Lion's Club with the highest position being District Governor. Volunteering with Ducks Unlimited, Boy Scouts and in his church.

    His family is wife Julie, who is also a realtor and they work as The Best Team On The BLOCK! His children are Maria 20, and Jon 15. When he's not busy working or volunteering, he enjoys many family activities, hunting, boating and spending time in the Black Hills.

    • 605-881-0602
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  • Del Bertsch

    Broker Associate

    Del earned his real estate license in 2014. Since then he has apprenticed with some of the top agents and coaches to enhance his understanding of the market and all aspects of real estate. Based in Watertown, Del is the expert to help you with all your home buying and selling needs in Watertown, Huron, Madison, and Webster. Specializing in homes, land and commercial property, his multi-faceted experience is a great benefit to his clients. Del takes a great deal of pride in showing off the areas he knows and loves.

    As an agent with Real Estate Professinals, Del utilizes exclusive marketing tools to ensure that his listings are widely exposed across the internet, showing each listing to its best advantage, and making sure each listing stands apart from the competition. In addition to Del's extensive experience, he believes that education is paramount, and frequently attends training in order to stay on the cutting edge of his industry.

    Del understands the stress and hassles associated with buying, selling and relocating. He strives to minimize these concerns for his clients. His work ethic did not start in the real estate industry; rather, it followed through from 20 years in transportation and 18 years in retail. Del is a member of the NESD Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and our local MLS. In his free time, Del enjoys his family, hunting, and working with his German shorthair, Chance.

    Choose Del to guide you through one of the most personal, emotional and financial investments you will make in your lifetime.

    • 605-881-5860
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  • Eric Skott

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  • Dustin Heaton

    Broker Associate

    Dustin began his career as a REALTOR® in 2007 after working as a manager for 11 ½ years at a high-demand retail business owned and operated by his family. Growing up with an entrepreneurial father, he was always looking to own and operate his very own business. The opportunity presented itself and Dustin immediately went right to work for his clients. His clients learned how dedicated, honest, and fair he is in all of his real estate transactions. He is a down to earth person and focuses on building relationships that lasts well beyond the closing. In 2010, Dustin’s real estate peers recognized this trait and awarded him the ‘Spirit Award’ for having such a spirited attitude in the market place.
    Dustin has trained all across the nation (Colorado Springs, Washington, D.C., New Orleans) with top selling agents and trainers throughout the years. This gives him a leading edge in negotiating and closing transactions for his clients. Mr. Heaton also volunteered his time as an Executive Board member of the NESD Association of REALTORS® from 2008 to 2010. This opportunity provided him with more in depth real estate experience.
    Dustin is a lifelong resident of Watertown and knows the local real estate market very well. When he is not assisting his clients, you will find him enjoying family time with his love Molly, and their two children: Ava (9) and Sophie (4). The summer months usually consists of many evenings at local dirt track racing events, parks, or the pool. As the seasons change colder, you will find him wearing pink to show support for his daughter’s competitive cheer-leading team.
    If you spot him around town, stop for a moment to say hello.

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