About 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). It was a great way to learn about people and most of all, a way to see some of the great houses throughout the world.

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University, Bachelor of Arts Degree, Motion Picture and Television Production. 1982

 

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