Chapman Hall, Realtors
Michael Smith has made a name for himself in the Metro Atlanta real estate market by offering successful and innovative real estate solutions for his clients. Smith began his real estate career as an investor and home flipper, and transitioned to his current role as a Realtor in 2003 after realizing he could offer clients better solutions than were available in the marketplace.
Smith’s unique strategies, which include low-commission full-service listings and a homebuyer cash rebate program, have distinguished him as the No. 1 Chapman Hall agent statewide for the past five years. He was recognized by the Atlanta Realtors Association for being ranked in the top 3 of all individual agents in Metro Atlanta for units sold in 2016. He has also earned lifetime membership in the Atlanta Realtors Association Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club and garnered the organization’s prestigious Phoenix Award for placing in that club for more than 10 years.
Smith uses technology and innovative marketing to ensure that his sellers sell in the fastest amount of time for the highest sales price, and that his buyers find and get the best deal for the home of their dreams. “I offer my clients tremendous savings,” he explains. “After all’s said and done and we’ve closed the sale of their home, people often tell me that they originally thought what I offered was too good to be true!”
Smith has built his successful business on a stream of steady referrals from satisfied clients over the years. Sellers particularly appreciate Smith’s first-hand knowledge of repairing and staging homes to successfully market them, while buyers rely on his ability to identify key structural challenges that could make a house a potential money pit.
Smith’s prior experience working in the technology sector for a Fortune 50 company has made him approach real estate as a consumer-focused business, and not something that is shrouded in mystery with outdated practices. Smith prides himself on being upfront about contracts, fees and performance expectations. “I’m one of the rare agents who actually send a listing agreement to a potential seller to review before we even meet.”
A Winthrop University business administration graduate, Smith actively participates with the Georgia and National Associations of Realtors and is a 2012 graduate of the Atlanta Realtors Association Leadership Development Program. “I love helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals,” he says. “If I can simplify the process for doing so, then I know I’ve done my best.”