Staging is the very best proven way to get top dollar for your home as you prepare it for sale. Homes that are staged using my techniques sell faster and for more money! This is because Staging sets the scene throughout the house to create immediate buyer interest in your property. This will then lead to your home selling for the highest possible price in today's market. Remember, "The way you live in your home, and the way you market and sell your house are two different things."
Accredited ASP Stagers and ASP Real Estate Agents are true Professionals trained under strict guidelines using proven Staging techniques developed for over 30 years. When you bring your home on the market and prepare your house for sale always hire an ASP because they are the true leaders in the Staging and Real Estate Industries.
I was born in Toledo Ohio aka The Glass City and raised in West Seattle's Roxbury Village. After graduating from Chief Sealth High School, I continued my education at Yakima Valley CC and Central Washington University where I earned my AA & BA degrees respectively. I excelled at football and basketball during my playing days. I was a team captain and all conference performer at all levels. I was even lucky enough to play on a few championship teams. I truly believe that sports taught me the meaning of teamwork, commitment, sacrifice, hard work and communication. After college I married my college sweetheart Angie in 1998. Needless to say she has kept me grounded and on track. I don't know where I would be without her. Angie and I enjoy traveling, sports and are avid movie goers. We are also Seattle Seahawk season ticket holders.
One of my proudest times as a father was watching my son keep the tradition playing high school football by being named Team Captain & All Conference two years in a row playing offensive guard at a 4A school. He wasn't the biggest or the fastest but played with such a passion that you could feel it from anywhere in the stadium. If everyone went through life with a fraction of the intensity, love and passion I saw on the gridiron, then we would all be a little better off. All the other All Conference lineman where 6'4 and 300 plus pounds and there is Jordan aka "Straight Jacket" @ 5'11" & 235 lbs kicking their tails & laying them on their backside. To this day he is #13 on Kentridge HS All Time Strongest list. Watching Jordan grow as a young man while playing football was truly something special to see. Jordan graduated from CWU in 2013 with 2 degrees and is currently working at Google as a recruiter. Needless to say he makes me very proud.
After graduating from college I started working for a couple athletic retail companies as a General Manager running some the highest volume stores on the West Coast. I won countless awards and contest including "Rookie Manager of The Year" and "Store Director of The Year" during my decade in the retail business. This success has followed me into my current real estate career where I just made the elite 4 Million Dollar Producer’s Club. Since 2013 I have made the prestigious President's Circle putting my sales production in the Top 3% for all realtors nationwide. This past year I was just two transactions shy of making the Chairman’s Circle Top 2%. I have also won the “Most Outstanding Service Award” and the “Professional Development Award” for my company three times. For the past decade I was voted Seattle Magazine Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction which puts my customer service in the Top 1% of all realtors in the State of Washington. I have won so many awards in my professional career that I lose count. I truly believe I have the best customer service in the industry bar none.Designations
To earn a designation, a REALTOR® a real estate agent has taken coursework and demonstrated specific skills, performance and knowledge in a particular area of the real estate industryMy Qualifications, Awards, Recognition & Community
Clubs, Awards & Recognition
*National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member
*CEO & Founder of James Smith Home Team
*BHHS Certified Relocation Specialist
*Professional Development Award Winner 2006, 2012 & 2013
*Most Outstanding Service Award Winner 2007
*4 Million Dollar Producer Club 2017
*Multi-Million Dollar Producer Club Member
*13 Time Million Dollar Club Member
*President's Circle Award Winner 2013-2018
*Leading Edge Award Recipient
*Honor Society Award Recipient
*Top 3% Nationwide
*10 Time Seattle Magazine Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Award Winner
*Cambridge Who's Who Award Winner 2010
*Top 10 Agent 2006 & 2012-2018
*Top Listing Agent 2006 & 2011
*HouseValues Certified Professional
*Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)
*Certified Short Sale Specialist (CSSS)
*Company Technology Advocate Trainer
*Rental Property Manager
*Global Volunteer Day Participant
*BECU, Costco & Lending Tree Referral List Member
*Seattle Credit Union Preferred Agent
*Yakima Valley C.C. AA Degree
*Central Washington University B.A. Degree
Each one of these clients has authorized me to show you their endorsement of my team’s service & performance. Please feel free to contact any of these individuals for a reference on The James Smith Home Team
Ann Baxter, Dublin OH. (614) 638-2773, email@example.com: “James Smith provided excellent customer service when I chose to sell my house after 25 years…...He walked me through every step of the process...Friends of mine were impressed and they agreed that he is a real winner.”
David & Paris Kennedy, Sachse TX. (206) 661-8110, firstname.lastname@example.org: “From the beginning of the process, James responded & exceeded our expectations for professional real estate service. Throughout the process James always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility, leadership and ambition. James truly exemplifies the slogan “Under Promise & Over Deliver.”
Jonikka Lawrence, Auburn WA. (206) 228-0364, email@example.com. “I really enjoyed working with James and I always felt like James had my best interest at heart, which is why I look forward to working with James in the future.”
Marc & Shii McDuff, Brea CA. (714) 381-1956, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. “Your follow through was great. Anything you didn’t know, you found the answer to quickly…..We appreciated your advise and expertise.”
Derek & Stacey Hederson, Des Moines, WA. (206) 849-4193, firstname.lastname@example.org. "James didn't only help us find our home, he also educated us on how everything worked....from him to the lender. I was very impressed and so was my wife."
The Code establishes time-honored and baseline principles that come from the collective experiences of REALTORS® since the Code of Ethics was first established in 1913. Those principles can be loosely defined as:
Loyalty to clients;
Fiduciary (legal) duty to clients;
Cooperation with competitors;
Truthfulness in statements and advertising; and non-interference in exclusive relationships that other REALTORS® have with their clients.
A REALTOR® is a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.