February 28, 2019 (Tampa Bay, FL) – Tampa Bay’s largest independently owned real estate brokerage firm celebrates fifty years of serving Tampa Bay’s real estate market. Established in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate has grown to be one of the most influential companies in the Bay, representing high-profile residential and commercial developments as the exclusive listing agency of service while taking a customer-centric approach that makes home buying or selling seamless. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 14.4% of the market share and an average price of $1,701,408*.
The company has six well-located offices in both counties from the Pinellas beaches to the Tampa suburb of Westchase, 280 associates, annual sales at $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. The Smith & Associates team boasts the highest per agent productivity in Tampa Bay and the company’s residential, commercial, and development expertise is unmatched in the marketplace. With Luxe Title, Smith Signature Insurance, Developer Services, Commercial Real Estate and Property Management under their umbrella of services, Smith & Associates can offer clients the most seamless buying and selling experience in Tampa Bay.
Bob Glaser, President and CEO of Smith & Associates Real Estate, attributes his firm’s success to a love of the community, a passion for real estate and people, strategic partnerships and a desire to implement innovative technology. “We take a fun, heart-focused approach to our business. We are a big family, and we encourage and give our team the time and opportunities to re-invest in the communities we serve.”
The company was initially started in 1969 by Mary Dupree Smith, as a part of managing her family’s real estate assets in downtown Tampa. Aligned with the Urban Planning company owned by her husband, Milo Smith, Mary saw an opportunity to list and sell newer properties and with a cadre of friends started the business of listing and selling homes. At the time, the county was limited in housing considered to be of a luxury nature, and the concept arose to exemplify luxury home sales as the basis of the brand building on contacts in South Tampa with Bob Glaser joining the firm in 1982.
“Smith & Associates not only represents the consumer but also the exclusive representation of over $2 billion in future new developments yet to enter the market. When you put customers first and invest in your people and community, success follows year after year,” added Glaser.
Global affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Mayfair International Realty elevate the brand and ensures that Smith homes are seen throughout the world and from the London office location.
Celebrating its 50th year in business, Smith & Associates recognizes that age does not guarantee success. However, the thread that continues through these years and moving forward is a selection of associates that adhere to the Smith & Associates standards developed from having a personal interest in every client while also embracing the communities served through philanthropic outreach efforts and devotion to giving back.
About Smith & Associates Real Estate
Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service, and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, Smith & Associates Real Estate completes a transaction every other day, with an average price of $1,701,408* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2018). Chosen to be on the 2017 Real Trends 500 for both Sales Volume and Number of Transactions, Smith & Associates Real Estate is nationally recognized as a leader in the Real Estate industry. For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit www.smithandassociates.com.
*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2018