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In 2021 we broke records and took huge risks during a global pandemic. We elevated our creativity and design to meet your online marketing needs in a virtual world. We won awards for our marketing strategy, and obsessed about bringing your dreams of home into reality. We're honored to have represented 280 happy clients (and their families) and grateful to have achieved over $806 Million in closed volume.

#1

Coldwell Banker Team in California

#4

Team In The Nation Teams 4+ In Size

$4 Billion+

Sales Volume Since 2013

Tim Smith
Founder & Principal

A Renaissance of Team

Our team's made up of talented real estate agents, business-minded entrepreneurs, creatives, designers, and likable personalities. Our dedicated professionals have more than 300 years of combined industry experience. Each member of our team has a specific and vital role to play in selling your home. There are no second string players at The Smith Group.

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We believe every home has a unique story to tell.

Success Stories

Watch what clients have to say about our team.

Video Success Stories

Praise for Tim Smith

We highly recommend Tim Smith, founder and principal with The Smith Group, to both find and purchase your dream home. We are not surprised that The Smith Group is the #1 team in California and the #3 team in North America for Coldwell Banker.

 Tim Smith and his team go above and beyond to provide unlimited services to make your move-out and move-in experiences joyful. They have a network of professionals and assisted us with many tasks, including wine moving and storage.

 They actively listen and truly understand your needs and dreams so that you are presented with the best homes on the market, as well as those not yet listed for sale. Tim Smith and team have exceeded our expectations and are available for anything you need when looking to buy or sell a home. We are extremely appreciative of The Smith Group for finding our dream home, negotiating the final offer, and celebrating the closing with us!

Buyer

3725 Ocean Blvd | Corona Del Mar

Praise for Jeff Golden

Jeff is way above par when it comes to real estate agents. We bought and sold properties through Jeff and I can't tell you how impressive he is. He's smart as a whip and has a great business mentality. He's an amazing negotiator. It is refreshing to work with someone who knows their business and can get you the best deal possible.

Buyer

Craig & Toni Stein | Dana Point

Praise for Cristi Ulrich

Cristi sold my home in 7 days for full price, which represented the highest record price ever in the neighborhood! After my partners and I first listed with another agent for over 360 days, this was completely amazing. I knew Cristi was an excellent agent because as a long-time friend, I have watched her set many price records including the sale of my parents’ home which entered escrow in less than a week with 16 offers, closing well over list price. 

Before our home officially reached the market, Cristi and her team hit the ground running with marketing, photography, a film shoot, pre-listing promotion on social media and a print ad campaign. Cristi held a successful broker preview, her only open house, and personally showed the house to all prospective buyers. 

While in escrow, she even went above and beyond to follow up and see us through a hold up with the buyer’s lender. Her personal efforts and presence made the difference in a successful sale versus a prolonged stay on the market without results. Cristi also assisted us in relocating to our new home. 

We are so pleased with her professionalism and commitment. She’s brilliant, takes pride in her work, and truly cares for her clients. If you want to get your house sold in the least amount of time for the most money, and want to successfully locate and move to your next home, I highly recommend Cristi Ulrich to all buyers and sellers!

Seller

5811 Pinon Drive | Huntington Beach

Praise for John Yasko

Several years ago, I met John on a professional level and today, I consider him a dear friend. From the moment you express interest in a real estate venture, you’ve got an advocate and ally. If you have the gift of John Yasko in your corner, you are in the greatest of hands. It’s not the first, nor  the last time my family and I will seek real estate advice and guidance from John..Ours will be a lifelong relationship and friendship. He’s simply—THE BEST!!

Seller

Newport Beach

Praise for Sawsan Saba

We are fortunate to have met Sawsan. She helped us identify what we really wanted. We listed, sold our home, and purchased a new one in a very short period of time. Sawsan understands what it takes to expedite the process which is exactly what we needed in order to accomplish our goals. She is on top of every detail and is very knowledgeable of the entire process. We made a special connection with Sawsan and we will be indebted to her forever.

Seller

116 White Flower, Irvine

Praise for Mahlia Rittenhouse

She handled every detail through our home search, negotiation, escrow and purchase with such professionalism. She went above and beyond the average real estate agent. We are so pleased that we chose her as our agent! I wanted to tell you how we met her and why we chose her. Jeff was in town for a business meeting at the Ritz Carlton. We decided to visit some open houses, to get a feel for the market. While we were looking at a home, Jeff started up a conversation with the agent. He was impressed. He told me that she was smart and informed and that I should consider working with her. Jeff runs a large commercial organization, so I knew that she must be special. And she is! Throughout the home buying process, Mahlia was always available to help. She returned calls, followed through, gave us informed opinions and ultimately helped us purchase a home that we love! We also know that she is part of your group we appreciate your work also in our purchase. Thank you so much!

Buyer

2480 Juanita, Laguna Beach

Praise for David Espino

David is an absolute delight to do business with. He represented me in my purchase AND sale of a home in Corona del Mar. He is very knowledgeable about the CdM market, the Flower streets, staging properties for sale, recommending the necessary investments (fixing) and how to market the property. He is also very honest and upfront about sellers' and buyers' expectations and associated costs. We got 100% of asking price for my sale and he helped me buy my new home at a very fair price, which I thought was below market (my opinion only). I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a property. THANK YOU, David!"

Seller & Buyer

Corona del Mar

Praise for Jason Wright

My family is extremely fortunate to be working with Jason. We were referred to him by a trusted advisor. Turns out, in addition to being an outstanding realtor, Jason has an extensive background in construction. Which explains why he was dialed in with a developer and managing construction on just the right family compound San Clemente triplex-which we happily purchased from him off market, directly from the developer. The day we became aware of it through him, Jason was able to get us in an impromptu meeting with the architect, who also knows him well. Jason also knows how to advocate for us with our banker. Then there are his relationships with builders and associated contractors. If you do business with Jason, you are tapping into his wide base of knowledge and top tier professionals with whom he does business. For our family, Jason is proving to be one of those rare, exceptional partners exceeding expectations, and continually earning trust because he comes through.

John Bourland

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