The Hub Realty

Serving the Greater Madison Area

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Ranked in the top one-percent of all agents in local Multiple Listing Services (MLS).  Ranked #1 in Dane County for multi-family sales.

We’re the Schmitz family, longtime Madison-dwellers and all-time residential and investment real estate enthusiasts. With high-level industry expertise, honed by years of real estate sales and investment experience, and a proud, centuries-old family history in the area, you could say we really love our jobs.

The only thing we love more? Our people and the place we call home.

Come join our family at The Hub Realty.

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Lead By Example

Our longstanding relationship with the Madison area, paired with our personal experience with multi-family real estate investment properties makes us the perfect partners when it comes to your next big purchase.

Taking the road less traveled, when it comes to buying or selling real estate property is, to be honest, a terrible plan.

You need experienced leaders who take their role in your investment seriously. You need people on your side who put your needs first – who prioritize finding the perfect properties for the right people – and who can “talk the talk” because they know the business of property ownership and landlord responsibilities from every angle. 

We know exactly where we’re headed. Let us show you the way.

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Meet The Team

The Hub Realty is made up of a small team of incredibly high performers who also happen to be a lot of fun to be around. Together, we’re dedicated to specialized, one-on-one guidance to all of our clients – whether they’re looking for a home or a new way to build wealth through investment properties.

Katie Jo Schmitz

(608) 556-4400
Meet Katie Jo

Ryan Schmitz

(608) 345-0150
Meet Ryan

Sue Schmitz

(608) 345-8500
Meet Sue

Paul Richters

(608) 438-8715
meet paul

Wills Manning

(608) 630-7998
meet wills

Hunter Spear

(262) 745-3864
meet hunter

Mike Klingelhoets

(608) 333-5197

Missy Miskoski

Property Manager/Realtor®
(608) 712-2721
meet missy Missy M - Property Manager

Simply stated, Katie Jo Schmitz exceeded our expectations in every aspect of selling our home—from listing the property to the final closing! She was always professional, knowledgeable about the real estate market in our area, honest and forthcoming with all communications, and genuinely had our  best interests in mind throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Katie Jo Schmitz!

Judy K

Where to start with my appreciation for Madison City Living! As a nervous first time home buyer, Ryan not only found the perfect home for me and my family, but he made sure all my terms were met and ended up saving me a lot money. And the process was so easy! Katie and Ryan’s enthusiasm was clearly genuine from the beginning and I had no doubt that I was being protected. Madison City Living has tremendous community respect, integrity in hard work and industry knowledge, and a business plan driven by ethics and values. In a business that can make us the most vulnerable, they really are the good guys.


Emily W

Sue was extremely helpful throughout our entire search. She took the time to understand our needs and being new to the area, she made sure we understood the market we were interested in and provided us with extensive historical data as well as many comparables. Sue was very knowledgeable about the process and was able to give us objective thoughts at every stage so we were able to make a informed decisions. It was so nice to have a kind and friendly face that we trusted to guide us through the entire process!

Rana M

Katie was by far the most thorough, professional and helpful agent we have worked with in our many years of buying and selling real estate. She went out of her way to facilitate work in the home in our absence and her suggestions for showing the home online and pictures accompanying the listing helped to sell in one day. She is a true 5 star gem!

Carolyn E

The thought of entering the Madison real estate market seemed daunting until we joined forces with Ryan of Madison City Living. Ryan regularly sent us new listings, and when a listing appeared in the neighborhood we were targeting, he promptly set up a showing. Once we decided to make an offer, Ryan coached us through the entire process, patiently answering all of our questions and presenting us with options for the different offer components. After our offer was accepted, Ryan kept us on track with completing the necessary closing items, and after we closed, he connected us with a contractor who completed painting and electrical work before our move date. We love our new home, and we are so grateful to Ryan for making the home buying process so smooth and rewarding.

Nick H

Sue Schmitz was great to work with. She is an extremely positive person and worked very hard at finding a wonderful house for us in a short amount of time. I would highly recommend her.


Tracy G