Michael W. Smith, REALTOR®
Michael W. Smith, REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
6137 La Salle Ave
OAKLAND, CA 946112801
Michael relocated to the Bay Area from Pennsylvania in 1978. He owned a successful computer networking company, provided consulting and project management for more than 25 years. During that time several of his clients were Fortune 100 companies who had high expectations and zero tolerance for mistakes. Michael was challenged regularly whether with shortened time frames, sourcing products or given projects he knew nothing about. He learned quickly to be resourceful and find a way to get it done. In addition, it was his professional manner, excellent customer service and responsiveness that proved to be invaluable. Consequently he was able to maintain long-term relationships with them all.
In 2003, Michael became a licensed REALTOR® assisting his clients with buying and selling property throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Many of his clients are repeated clients or come by way of referral. Michael joined Coldwell Banker in 2012 because of the extensive training, advanced marketing technology and other resources they provide to make their agents successful. He is a member of Oakland Berkeley Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Each client has a different expectation or unique perspective as to what they feel is important to them. Some want an agent they can get along with, some want experience, some want responsiveness and some want all of that. While experience is important, Michael feels it really does not matter how many houses one has sold. Michael believes that “you are only as good as what you did yesterday” therefore what matters most to him is what he is able to do for his clients “today” and so he strives to exceed his clients’ expectations each and every day.
I have known Mike Smith for many years and recently had the pleasure to hire him as my agent in the sale of my home. During the process, I found Mike to be very knowledgeable, professional, diligent, and extremely personable. We set up a strategy plan to sell the house, which included one brokers' tour and two open houses. Within days, we received multiple offers. I could not have been more pleased with the accepted offer of $40K over asking, and a closing within 30 days! Mike handled the buyers' questions and concerns to their satisfaction and promptly. It was my pleasure in having Mike as my selling agent, and I would hire him again without reservation.
Lori T. - San Bruno
We met Michael after previously working with two other agents. The differences were apparent after the very first meeting. Michael listened to what we were looking for in a home and presented options that met our criteria. He didn’t rush us or try to push us into making any premature decisions. Michael knows the market and is able to answer the questions that arise during the process of searching for a new home. His advice, support and resources helped us have complete confidence throughout the entire process. We felt as though we were able to customize our home buying experience; Michael worked with our hectic schedule and made us feel extremely comfortable with the entire procedure. Michael is a wonderful partner to have on your side. We will certainly work with him in the future and will continue to recommend him to everyone looking for a realtor.
Scott B & Jonathan S – Oakland
We are finally home owners...thanks to Michael Smith.
As we viewed the ad and his website, we felt that he would be able to assist us with our home purchase. The attraction to make contact with Michael was that his ad referenced his knowledge of foreclosed properties in addition to his broad knowledge of all properties. We found that Michael was patient with answering our questions and showing properties in Diamond Heights, Bayview/Hunters Point and The Haight District in San Francisco. We also looked at properties in Emeryville and Marina Bay in Richmond. Our search has ended at the town homes located at the Richmond Bart Station called: Metro Walk Way. We’re happy with our new home: from a one bedroom apartment to a three bedroom, three bath, three stories and two car garage. We are home!!!
Ricky and Allan - Richmond