As a military child I was born in Delaware. lived in Washington DC and Illinois, but spent most of my growing up years in Nebraska. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Middle Level Education I began my first career as a teacher. My experiences teaching in Omaha, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and abroad in South East Asia helped teach me the value of patience and the value of listening to individuals to identify their individual needs so that I may accommodate them to the best of my ability. My travels eventually landed me in Southwest Florida which is where I now call home. I began my career in real estate here in 2008. Six continuous years of immersion in the area’s local Real Estate market from specialized training in short sales and foreclosures to condominiums and waterfront gulf access properties has helped put me on the forefront of the current market trends in sales, marketing, customer service, and negotiations. My community involvement and active lifestyle personifies all that South West Florida has to offer for both young and old. As an avid animal lover, an active participant in numerous outdoor adventure sports, and homeowner, I know what this area has to offer. If you need to sell your home I will work diligently to market your property and if you are looking to transition to life on the Gulf Coast I am the perfect candidate to assist you.
I am a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant with a Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems. After my retirement from the military, I worked as a defense contractor with Northrop Grumman. During this time I was afforded the opportunity to see many areas of the USA and I was also fortunate enough to be stationed in England and Germany. Having traveled to and lived in many parts of the world I have encountered and worked with people from all walks of life. These experiences developed my passion for travel, my appreciation of diverse cultures, and my enjoyment of interacting with people. I later started my own home remodeling/repair business and then in 2008 my wife (my high school sweetheart) and I discovered Southwest Florida. We knew right away that we had found our forever home. Shortly thereafter I obtained my real estate license and with my oldest daughter formed “The Smith Team”. Our client base grew very quickly largely due to referrals by satisfied previous clients. We attribute our success to our mission which is simply be honest, ethical and treat people as we want to be treated!
It doesn't get any better! Katie was there each and every step of the way and got us our dream home! We hadn't had any luck before and continued to lose time after time not being the first one in line. With Katie we didnt need to worry as she showed us, we offered, she negotiated, we went to contract! I couldn't ask for more (and I'm not easy to please!)!!! We can't thank you enough!!!
We've bought 3 homes in Cape Coral. Bob and Katie have been our realtor on all of them and we see no need of using anyone else in the future. They work well together as a team or individually. Thanks Bob and Katie from Max and Lea!
Live in the neighborhood basically. Know the area and the ins and outs of the local real estate from my perspective as a buyer. I have not sold a home with them but when the time comes I certainly will. Real estate purchase is never painless these days. However, with Bob and Katie you get pretty darn close. I would give them a Navy "well done".
Robert and Katie helped me, advised me,and saw me through closing from another state. They are truely professional and great at what they do! I truly appreciate all their hard work and would like to take this opportunity to thank them and wish them many blessing in the new year !
In 2011 we purchased a house in Cape Coral after approximately 3 years of looking with Bob & Katie. They were certainly the easiest, pleasant, knowledgeable and the most patient realtors we have ever worked with. We have purchased many homes over the years in Canada but the American market and realty rules are somewhat different especially when it comes to short sales! We would have no hesitation at all about recommending these two great people. In fact, have already done so with some of our Canadian friends.
We have had both Katie and Bob Smith with Sunshine Realty help us with the purchases of two homes in the past few years. Not only are they wonderful to work with, they are also very respectful of their buyer's ideas and decisions. They are very responsive and made our searches easy and not intimidating.
Katie (and Bob) have worked with us for 4 (four!) years to find the right property. Katie had literally shown us 200 homes before we found the perfect house for us. She was always professional, extremely responsive, PATIENT, and genuine. We never felt rushed or pushed (as we have by previous realtors) to "find" a house. Katie is also a great negotiator and follows through on all details of a purchase. She truly goes out of her way to accommodate her clients. I would not use or recommend any other realtor in SWFL besides Katie (and Bob) Smith! With our utmost respect and gratitude
There are a lot of Realtors out there and it's hard to separate the good from the bad. Bob and Katie are among the best. Not only do they have a great knowledge of the area and neighborhoods they work harder than ever for their clients from finding the right home to negotiating the best deals
My husband and I have bought two vacation properties from Bob and his daughter Katie. They both are excellent real estate agents. We live in Myrtle Beach SC, so when we came to Florida we were working with time constraints. Having described our likes and dislikes, they provided excellent guidance and met our real estate needs. So, two houses later, they still keep in touch should a deal come across their table. When we move to Florida permanently we will likely sell our rental property. This father daughter team will be our choice of agents!
It was evident that your primary focus was in representing us as buyers, and helping us find the property which was right for us. There are many realtors in Ft. Myers / Cape Coral but I find it hard to believe there are any more thorough than You Two. With the highest recommendation, we will always recommend you to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, thorough, and pleasant real estate agent to assist in the purchasing of a Ft. Myers / Cape Coral area property.