By combining a "can do" attitude and business acumen, Joel has established himself among the top 5% of Sarasota agents. Attracted by the incredible climate and everything that the Greater Sarasota Area has to offer, Joel and his family made the decision to move permanently to the area in early 2002 after several years of part time residency. Joel is from the mid-west and spent most of his professional career in Chicago and Europe.
Joel and his team have moved swiftly in the real estate world and are currently ranked among the top agents in Sarasota based on closed sales. In fact, the Schemmel Property Group has set sales records despite the challenging real estate environment. Professional backgrounds, innovation, market knowledge, and persistence are the primary elements of their success. Joels career also encompasses over fifteen years working with Arthur Andersen, Andersen Legal, and the Ernst & Young Law Alliance both in the USA and Europe. Joel was an International Partner within each of these organizations and immediately before returning to the USA, was managing partner of a 45-attorney law firm based in Central Europe.
Joel obtained his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law and his accounting degree from the University of Iowa. He is a registered attorney in Florida and Illinois, and is a certificated C.P.A. in the state of Illinois.
The Schemmels have three young boys Jack, Jamie and Jacob all of whom are sports fanatics effectively translating into a busy schedule even outside the real estate world. The Schemmels international experience also brings with it an affinity for travel and other cultures.