Real Estate Advisor & Investment Specialist | Servicing Orlando
Doug Smith is a trusted real estate adviser for his clients, and he understands buying or selling a home is deeply personal and complex. While his knowledge of the local real estate landscape will be helpful, Doug prides himself on personally knowing his clients and being as responsive and available as possible. Along with his proficiency in business, Doug’s interpersonal skills are crucial in cultivating deals and relationships in this challenging real estate market. Doug has been a resident of the Orlando area for 18 years, and he has developed a powerful network of people in all sectors of business that benefit him and his clients.
Doug knew from a young age that the career path he’d choose had to be forward-facing, allowing him to deal directly with people. What makes his job so rewarding is seeing the satisfaction in his clients, whether they’re buying or selling. Doug treats people not only as clients in business but as friends. He provides a pure and authentic approach to business that feels natural and alleviates the pressures of real estate transactions. Doug can promise his clients local knowledge, responsiveness, authenticity, and, most importantly, his high level of personal care.
As a seller, Doug understands the importance of innovative marketing, social media presence, photography, and mastering the art of negotiation to secure the highest selling price for his clients. As a buyer, Doug is a composed but persistent adviser. Not only does he strive to help his clients get the best deal, but he ensures they will find their dream home. Doug has surrounded himself with a cutting-edge brokerage and team of people to make a seamless process from start to finish.
After exploring careers in high-end investment banking and corporate finance, he realized his personality was better served in a client servicing industry like real estate. Doug has been involved in multiple high-pressure debate situations played out in front of former CEOs of Walmart, Target, and some of the world’s largest real estate investment trusts. Doug thrives in high-pressure situations, which will serve him and his clients well in any real estate transaction.
Doug attended Florida Gulf Coast University and was a part of the Lutgert College of Business. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance and subsequently completed his real estate courses while finishing his MBA. During his time in graduate school, Doug was selected to be a graduate assistant at the Lutgert College of Business, assisting faculty and staff with in-depth financial research. This was a great honor since many people applied for the position, and he was one of three to be selected.
Along with taking on a heavy course load in college, Doug was a Division I golfer, playing the game since he was 2 years old. Playing golf in college taught Doug the importance of teamwork, discipline, and consistently working your hardest. Doug has taken this same mindset and applied it to his professional career. When Doug is not out representing his clients, you can find him enjoying his free time on the golf course with family and friends.