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Full-time Real Estate Professional serving Livingston County and portions of west Oakland and north Washtenaw
I'm an active member of the Livingston County Association of Realtors, previously serving on the Board of Directors. Past Chair of the Member Services Ctte, and past member of the Standard Forms, Technology and Strategic Planning Cttes. I won the Association's Volunteer of the Year Award in 2004 for service to the community and to the Association.
I been licensed since December 1997, received my ABR in 2000 and have completed two of the four CCIM classes. I like exploring new uses of technology to benefit my clients and customers although I realize it doesn't take the place of good marketing, advertising, customer service, and yes - common sense.
Prior to becoming licensed, I was a residential landlord with seven units, so I understand the goals of investors, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of investment property. I currently have an interest in an agent-owned LLC that specializes in commercial properties.
My mission is to help every person I work with to achieve their particular Real Estate goals.
A Past-President and served on the Board of Directors of the Brighton Optimist Club from 2005-2010, I approach life and business in that way. There are opportunities in every personal or business setback. The Optimist Club has given me another way to give back to the community. I was elected to Lt. Governor of the Michigan District Optimists in the 2009-2010 year and then re-elected for the 2010-2011 year. I was selected as the 'Michigan District Optimist of the Year' for the 2009-2010 year, a District with over 3500 members and over 100 individual clubs. I serve as the District's Convention and Meeting Chair, organizing quarterly meetings open to over 3,000 members.
I am an avid fisherman who especially loves fly fishing and fly tying - but ask me to go out with a cane pole and a bobber and I'll say "yes!".
As a runner I also try to give back to the sport by helping on some local races. I was on the year-round staff (unpaid) of the Detroit Free Press Marathon from 2001 through 2008; a director of the local running club; and a staff member for the Northville Solstice Run and the Kensington Challenge until 2008. I can o longer run because of a bad back, but I walk and work out at the gym. Member of The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Howell Chamber of Commerce and am a past member of the Huron River Watershed Council. If I had any extra time at all, I'd probably join another Community Service Group.
Areas of Expertise
I have a solid base in residential Real Estate and in vacant land sales. I especially enjoy helping first-time buyers make the transition into a home, but it's also been quite gratifying to watch their families grow and help them into a larger home when the time is right. I have experience with income properties, lake properties, new construction and condominiums.
With the CCIM courses under my belt, I also have a very good understanding of commercial properties and I do list, lease and sell them, too.
About three years ago I decided to concentrate on what I consider my 'home' market area - Livingston County and the nearby communities of Fenton, Milford, Highland, South Lyon, New Hudson, Whitmore Lake and Dexter. I refer business in other communities to agents who are as knowledgable about their market area as I am about my own. I believe that consumers deserve the best service possible.
John R. Stevens, President, JD Staffing, LLC "Bob Smith was instrumental in finding my company the perfect location and office space needed for our growing business. We needed a larger office with very specific office configuration and easy access to our customers and employees. Thanks to Bob's dedication and perservence in finding the right location and configuration our business is growing. Thank you Bob for your time and hard work!"
Christopher Young, Marion Twp. "I would thoroughly recommend Bob Smith, having been exceptionally pleased with the way in which the sale of my house was managed. The sale was completed very quickly, and with no problems, despite the fact that I was in Spain throughout the sale process. Bob always responded promptly to any questions, and kept me fully informed throughout the transaction. Bob did an excellent job for me."
Stacey Vaughn, Brighton Bob Smith was very professional and informative. He was helpful and available at any time. I greatly appreciate all his hard work.
Jeff & Karen Weber, Genoa Twp. "Bob Smith is first rate. We will recommend him to all of our family and friends."
Tony & Diana Pardington, Brighton "Bob Smith is one of the few agents that follow through!"
Kevin & Lezlie Knoll, Brighton Twp. "We have bought and sold 6 homes to date and can say without reservation that you are the best real estate agent we have used. The level of effort, integrity and professionalism you demonstrate made us feel we were being well represented."
John & Rochelle Sturtevant, Munith "Bob far and away exceeded all of our expectations for an agent. Greatly assisted us with our long distance search for a house."
Darrell & Rose Mayer, Milford "Good, friendly service, easy to reach by phone."
Ken & Sandra Wright, Oceola Twp. "When selling our house, Bob made it really simple for us. He helped us decide which work needed to be done to prepare for a quick sale, and we had accepted an offer within a month of putting it on the market."
Paul & Deb Johnson, Hartland Twp. "You are by far the most professional, hard working, honest, straight forward Realtor we have ever had the pleasure to work with. You truly showed us you worked for us to help make us happy buyer's, and seller's and seller's again. Any chance of you moving to the Murfreesboro, TN area soon? We are trying to buy a house."
Keith and Carol Peterson, Whitmore Lake. "Bob was prompt with scheduling viewings and returning phone calls."
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