Mike Perdue

(231) 409-2125

Smith Realty Group

1349 S. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735

I grew up in Northern Michigan, and after graduating from college at the University of Dallas with a BA in Political Philosophy, could not wait to get back.  My wife and I decided that this is where we wanted to stay as we began our professional careers, and our family, and we have never looked back on that decision.  After 12 years in the financial sector, serving my clients as a financial advisor with CitiGroup Smith Barney as well as a number of years managing retail and mortgage banking with Citizens Republic Bank, my career path crossed with Dale J Smith…and the rest is history.

I began my Real Estate career in 2012 under the mentorship of Dale Smith, and within a few short months had gained the insight and discipline necessary to excel at this career because of my commitment and focus on helping our clients achieve their goals. I acquired my Broker license in three years, recruited my lifelong friend Ryan Wojan and his family to join us in Gaylord, and shortly thereafter we bought the company from Dale. Since then we have grown our office as the premiere real estate firm in our market, and take great pride in the very talented group of Real Estate Professionals we have brought together to serve our clients.

I am actively involved in our community as a board member of the Otsego County Economic Alliance, VP of Gaylord Little League, and serve on the St Mary Athletic Board. We vacation where we live and are very fond of all that we have to enjoy in Northern Michigan as a family. Having a great team of people to work with every day, coupled with the opportunity to work in an area we all love, makes working with our office a great experience every time.

Let us put the strength and experience of Smith Realty Group to work for you!

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the loss of an amazing member of our team.   Mike Perdue tragically lost his life in a plane crash on Beaver Island on November 13th.  His daughter, Laney, was flying with him.  She miraculously survived the crash.  She has a multitude of injuries, but she is expected to make a full recovery. 


Mike was our managing broker and co-owner of Smith Realty Group.  He helped build Smith Realty into the company that it is today.  He was an amazing salesperson, leader, mentor, community advocate, friend, but most importantly he was an unbelievable father.   His patience and love for his children was unrivaled.  It has been confirmed that his daughter is alive today because he embraced her just before impact.  He was a hero to his children always, but especially during his final moments. 


Mike leaves a huge void in the Gaylord and Beaver Island Communities, in his family, and here at Smith Realty Group.  Please continue to pray for the Perdue family.


We are still working to get affairs in order here at the office.  We ask for a little patience with contacting each of Mike’s clients, but know that we are able and willing to continue his work with each of you that knew him.