Gary Lee Smith
My clients are people just like you who want an informed, skilled and professional agent who will make the real estate experience a good and lasting one.
When I started selling real estate in the Coachella Valley in 2004, I had already been in sales for twenty years. I`ve worked for two large companies and several mid-sized firms. While I was with Hallmark Cards from 1987 to 1993, I received their top honor for sales, The R. B. Hall Award. Few Hallmarkers ever receive that award and it was the highlight of my years there. Later I achieved top sales honors at Videojet Technologies, a Chicago based computer hardware manufacturer specializing in advanced printing technologies for the food and manufacturing industries. I was with Videojet for 11 years.
Why did I go in to real estate? I am often asked that question. I love houses and all kinds of architecture. I love consulting with people and working through the issues that make home ownership possible. I love working with independent contractors who, like myself, want to run their own ship and have the satisfaction of doing a complex job that requires a high degree of ethics, logistics and negotiation. All of those qualities were taught to me by the corporations that I worked for over the years. So it was really a matter of finding a product (real estate) that I believed in and a business model that allowed me the freedom to indulge my clients and earn their respect. It`s been a great fit.
Before all that I had a wildly fun ride through the entertainment industry behind the scenes at "The Merv Griffin Show" and "Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous" (among others) which makes great cocktail conversation.
Windermere Real Estate Southern California
Palm Springs South Office
2465 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Phone: (760) 325-9091
Fax: (760) 325-9092