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  • 4 San Joaquin Plaza Ste. 260
  • Newport Beach CA 92660
  • P: 949.717.4711
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“Working with Annika is a stress free and enjoyable experience.”

As a single woman (50+) purchasing a home on her own, I was somewhat intimidated by the process. Thank goodness for Annika. She listened to me, listened to what I was looking for, respected my price range and found me the perfect home. She guided me through the entire process, including helping me find a lender. She was there with me every step of the way, all the while being 8 months pregnant. She gave me the perfect home and an extremely stress free and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Annika to anyone looking to purchase a home.

Buyer in Aliso Viejo- Trynalee B.

“Tim understands the market.”

Tim was very professional and yet maintained a personal connection to me. He was able to sell my home in the time he estimated it would take to sell and at 98% of the asking price. He provided a very professional video online and print photos that captured the grandeur of our home. Tim understands the local market and I feel he was an excellent negotiator. I would recommend Tim to anyone.

Seller of 3 Currents, Newport Coast.

“Tim Smith surpassed my expectations every step of the way.”

I could not have been more impressed by Tim and his entire team during the sale process of my home. Simply put, Tim surpassed my expectations every step of the way. He gave me an honest, straightforward assessment of my home’s value, discussed the best approach to maximize value, personally engaged in the sale process every step of the way, gave me great advice, and completed the sale in an extremely efficient and hassle free manner. Tim’s dedication, high ethical standards and focus were absolutely first rate. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for the very best real estate brokerage services.

Mike Berchtold, Seller of 255 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach.

“Annika was a godsend”

Annika was a godsend! I had recently divorced, had sold the family home and was renting a room from someone who goes to my church, when my daughter, who was attending college in NY, was diagnosed with cancer. I needed to find and buy a house fast, then move in and make it into a comfy home so my daughter would have a warm, loving home while she went through chemo and radiation. We looked at 12-14 homes each day! Annika didn’t want to sell me any old house just to make a quick sale. She truly wanted to find the perfect home for me. She was caring, compassionate, and had a great sense of humor, all of which I appreciated!!! She was a pleasure to work with! She also was an excellent communicator and negotiator. I felt very confidant having her represent me in the transaction. She professionally handled the details so the transaction would be as stressless as possible. She knows the real estate business! 20 day escrow!
I have been in my new home for almost 9 months and I LOVE it!!! It is perfect for me! Thank you Annika!
(And my daughter is now cancer free!)


Laurie Jacobsen-buyer of Weatherwood

“The home buying and selling process can be stressful to say the least and that is where having an agent like Annika makes all the difference. I can’t more highly recommend Annika Leach and the Tim Smith Group!”

Dear Future Clients,

I met Annika many years ago as one of her first clients. I have now used Annika for my fourth transaction and will continue to use her any chance I get.

Anyone who has worked with Annika knows she is an incredibly sharp real estate professional, but what I quickly learned was this was only one of the many roles she would play in …my life. Counselor, friend, educator and advocate would be a few more of the titles I’d give to this wonder woman.

After experiencing the level of care Annika put into everything related to buying and selling two homes, over the past ten years, I firmly believe I found much more than just a real estate agent. When I’ve had questions, she’s had answers. When I’ve needed reassurance, she’s instilled a sense of confidence. Annika has truly been a partner in achieving my real estate goals and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Over the years of working with her I’ve had the pleasure of watching her career take flight. And while that certainly hasn’t surprised me, her ability to remain as grounded and individually focused on each client, despite her success, has only reaffirmed my faith in her as my agent.

The home buying and selling process can be stressful to say the least and that is where having an agent like Annika makes all the difference. I can’t more highly recommend Annika Leach and the Tim Smith Group!

Thank you again,

Trevor Buracchio, Seller of 1008 W Trinity

“Selling and buying properties is made easy and less stressful with Tim Smith at the helm”

It is our pleasure to recommend the Smith Group to anyone in Orange County who is ready to sell their property or buy a property. Tim has a one on one, sit down presentation that gives a seller a clear view of the market place, and where a seller’s property is positioned.  Tim can give a property vast exposure which can help bring in buyers.  Tim has associate agents that are well versed in real estate.  Sean Goodsell is the agent we were fortunate to have as our co-listing agent.  He did a wonderful job.  Sean was a pleasure to work with on the sale of our property.  He and Tim are the perfect team.  Tim brought in the buyer.  They get the job done. Sean also helped us locate and purchase our present home.  We are still in communication and have formed a friendship.The Smith Group staff is easy to work with and very nice.  We will use the Smith Group for any of our real estate needs in the future.  We highly recommend the Tim Smith Group.  Selling and buying properties is made easy and less stressful with Tim Smith at the helm.

Barbara and Noel Selby-Sellers 1007 Gaviota & Buyers 305 Amethyst

“Tim is a complete pro”

Tim is a complete pro. He sold my house at asking price by bringing semi-interested parties into the game and creating a bit of a bidding frenzy. It was all done very elegantly and he’s not afraid to courageously hold out for top dollar. Did a great job keeping me informed along the way. Would recommend him strongly.

Don & Jennifer Robert
Sellers: 7 Via Emilia, Newport Coast, CA 92657

“I’ve given Tim five stars across the Board”

Tim Smith and his Newport Beach Coldwell Banker office of realtors is a major player in the Newport Coastal real estate market. So why would I think he would be the best realtor for me to hire for the sale of our principle residence in Tustin Ranch?? This was the question I struggled to answer when I was interviewing several realtors for the job of listing and selling my home of 21 years. Surely, I needed someone who knew the neighborhood like the back of their hand and whose name was one I’d seen on most of my friends’ and neighbors’ yards.
I was referred to Tim by a good friend. I pretty much interviewed him as a courtesy to that friend. Tim had some different ideas about how to present or stage our home that my wife and I were not sure would work in our area of more relatively “modest” homes compared to the multi-million dollar listings in the coastal area. But when it came time to discuss listing prices and thoughts with the various realtors we were interviewing, Tim separated himself from the pack. He not only recommended the highest listing price of the realtors we were finalizing our decision amongst, he went through his methodical approach as to how he was coming up with his listing price. His analyst background revealed a level of sophistication that I didn’t see in his competitors.
But I needed one final commitment from him before we engaged him – I needed him to round up his vast connections for painting, handymen, landscape renovation, window cleaners, housecleaners, etc. I didn’t have time or the network for that and had an inkling that Tim could deliver. And he did!!! And probably saved me thousands of dollars in the process – not just because of more efficient rates from his contacts, but in advising me in several instances not to do some deferred maintenance issues that he didn’t believe would affect the sale.
So about six weeks later, with all the prep work completed, we were ready for Tim’s photographer to take pictures of our house. As positive as I felt about my decision to list with Tim, I was anxious to see how his photographer would capture our house. Tim had sung his photographer’s praises as one of the best in the business and I’d seen his work and was very impressed, but when I saw the pictures he did of OUR house, I was blown away. My young adult kids who grew up in that home didn’t recognize it from the pictures!! It looked like a brand new model home and the lighting and angles of his shots enhanced aspect of it – interior, exterior and lawns. I wondered why the heck we were selling our home!!!!
The house was listed on a Monday, with a realtor preview on the following Wednesday, and by early the next week we had five offers. A few days later we had a sixth. All of the offers were from qualified buyers and two of them were above the listing price. Tim showed his expert negotiation skills during the short back and forth process that followed as we narrowed down and finally signed with our buyer. The escrow period went smoothly as did the closing.
If you’ve read this long-winded review, you obviously know why I’ve given Tim five stars across the board. He’s an extremely capable realtor and has a great team working for him. In our case, one of his associates, Mahlia Rittenhouse, was very involved in our process from start to finish. Mahlia was equally great and extremely responsive. No task was too small for Mahlia to attend to for us. She’s a great asset to Tim!
Would we use them again? Absolutely! Would we recommend them to others to use? Only if you want to sell your house at top dollar in the quickest time frame!!!

-Tom and Kathy Allen
Sellers: 2450 Kiser, Tustin, CA 92782

“I knew from the very moment we all sat down this was the company and agent I was going to use”

Dear Prospective Home Sellers/Buyers:

It is my pleasure to recommend Annika Godfrey and The Tim Smith Group as a real estate agent/team for any individual or family wanting to sell their home and/or searching for their ideal home. I was perfectly happy with my current home but had tossed around the idea with a friend of mine to possibly put my home on the market and downsize. When I finally made my mind up, I decided I needed to act quickly as the end of summer was soon approaching.

A very dear friend of mine recommended Annika Godfrey who helped him and his wife find their home and set up the initial meeting. I knew from the very moment we all sat down and Annika Godfrey and Tim Smith started speaking about their company and what their team would do to sell my home that this was the company and agent I was going to use and that they’d have no problems selling my house at the right price and quick. I could not have been more right!

Initially everything seemed impossible and a little stressful as I needed to move out of my home to sell it because of my four dogs but I followed all of their recommendations including their suggested selling price as they’re the experts and this is what they do for a living and I’m so glad I did as I got everything I wanted and more!

Within 48 hours of the house officially being on the market we had a contract! I was completely amazed. Since we felt pretty confident about the offer, Annika also assisted me in the purchase of my new house. When we first met, I explained to her that I had family coming for Christmas and wasn’t sure what I was going to do since Christmas was only 4.5 months away. Annika told me she was confident that she could have my house sold and me in a new one by Christmas. I was shocked and thought she could probably sell my house but I wasn’t sure about being able to find a new one that quick. I was wrong! I was able to find the house I wanted the first trip out; actually the first house I looked at.

As it turned out, the first contract on the sale of my house fell through which made me nervous because I was now in contract on a new home however, as soon as Annika found out the first buyer wasn’t able to receive funding needed she immediately scheduled an open house the following day and ended up with 2 more offers one $25,000 higher than the initial contract which was already $25,000 above asking price! Needless to say I was amazed and relieved all at the same time because I already had my heart set on this other house but had come to accept if it didn’t work out. Thankfully Annika is well known in the industry and has a very good reputation. The realtor for the new house said if it were any other realtor other than Annika she would have requested we pull our offer. Thankfully that never happened as Annika Godfrey and the Tim Smith group went above and beyond to make sure my house sold in the initial first 30 days on the market. Everything they did behind the scene was so apparent that even the sellers for my new home commented on what an awesome realtor I had and said “she’s amazing and you know, she’s one in a million to make this whole transaction happen the way it did”. They are so right!

I highly recommend Annika Godfrey and the Tim Smith group to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. They are hands down the best in the business I will recommend them to everyone I know. I don’t have any plans on every moving again but if I do, I will without a doubt use Annika Godfrey and the Tim Smith group again. If you want to discuss my experience in more detail please feel free to contact me by email at


Kelly McAlpine

John Yasko and Tim Smith are exceptional!

Two weeks is all it took for John Yasko to generate multiple offers and sell our home for above asking price! We have hired The Tim Smith Group to list and sell our home, purchase a new home, and lease our rental property. The team’s expert market knowledge and professionalism, coupled with their high energy and ambitious drive, contributed to the success of each transaction.

John and Tim are exceptional real estate agents. We would recommend them to anyone in the Dover Shores area thinking about selling!

Bobbie Garza

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