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My name is Mike Smith. I was raised in a family involved in real estate. My father has been a real estate broker since the early 60's. As a kid I helped clean, paint and manage rental units and have experienced my fair share of moves during my life time.  I have lived and experienced the industry from all different aspects,  I am also an investor in real estate.

I am a father of three children that I adore and spend much time as possible with. While they were growing up they were very active in their different interests such as fishing, sports and showing their 4H animals. We all love the outdoors especially if we are yachting in the San Juan's or Canadian Gulf Islands. If it involves water you would find us there! We spend our free time camping, boating, fishing, white water rafting, flying kites at the coast, hiking, walking and many other family activities.

Now my kids are 26 to 31 and have families of their own and I am able to enjoy my 2 grandchildren and a third one is on her way, they are so much fun. My interests have not changed much I still do a lot of gardening, playing poker, and enjoying the beautiful summer days riding on my Honda road bike.

When I began in real estate in 1987, I was trained to do business the traditional transactional way most Real Estate Companies operate (Work your deals as a numbers game, the more deals you do the more money you make, just keep rolling forward). After many years of the churn and burn mentality I realized that even though I provided my clients with great deals and worked very hard for them, they seemed to be less than pleased with the overall service they received. This concept was a great way to make a lot of money, but it left me feeling very unfilled by my work because my customers were not as satisfied as they could have been.

It was not until I realized that this is a people business, not a deal business, did my business and level of service really start to matter to me. I have spent many years educating myself in all aspects of real estate and am considered to be very knowledgeable in the area of real estate. Now it was time to build and implement the systems necessary to provide a level of service to my clients that would make them then want to continue to do business with me for other reasons other than just good deals, and refer their friends, family and co-workers. (If I were a doctor one could say I needed to change my bedside manner.)

I realized that I derive pleasure from helping my clients obtain financial security through real estate investing. I just needed to focus a little more energy in the following areas to provide an exceptional service to my clients:

  • Take a little more time educating my clients about real estate and the current real estate market.
  • Focus more on the clients personal and property needs; what are their expectations from a specific property and/or a Broker? Will the property and /or the Broker meet their expectations?
  • Continue to always make sure that my client's interests are protected in their real estate dealings.
  • Educate clients as to my way of doing business to make sure they know what to expect, and never promise a client more than they can realistically expect in the current market place or from my Services.
  • Create a platform for good communication with my clients and focus on unsurpassed customer service, being that both are vital to the success of each transaction.
  • Don't just tell your clients, but show them that every detail to their specific transaction will be meticulously handled.  Continually stay on top of this ever-changing industry so that my clients will receive reliable, up to date information, and so that they can make solid financial decisions.
  • The way real estate is done today is changing rapidly due to new technology. By changing with the times my clients are better served.

I am committed to providing my clients with a level of service I would also expect and deserve for myself. By providing this level of service, I now receive personal satisfaction by knowing I have satisfied clients while building lifelong relationships with my clients, their friends, family and co-workers.

Being a Real Estate Salesperson was not personally rewarding, but as a Real Estate Consultant and Advisor, my clients and I are both fulfilled!

I realize that your satisfaction and subsequent referrals are the basis for my future business. I value you and promise that you and anyone you refer to me will receive a level of service, trust and dedication that is not offered anywhere else.

"My career goal is to maintain clients for life, not just for a single transaction." If you or someone you know is looking to experience a better way to buy or sell Real Estate, contact Mike Smith today at 541-954-4946.

Best Advice to Clients:
Have an idea of what you are looking for, yet be flexible. Change can open the door to many opportunities that you never dreamed of.

Certifications and Recognitions:

  • REALTOR® certification
  • GRI® Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • Certified Negotiations Specialist
  • CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
  • CCIM Candidate
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Vast Knowledge of 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges


Testimonials Page

Mike was a wizard with the details and having our best interest at heart. He is responsive, and his knowledge and expertise are invaluable. As a builder, we have used Mike in 4 sales and 3 purchases of real estate so far and will use him again. His demeanor is kind and gentle, and we feel confident in Mike's understanding, and negotiation skills, of the fine print. He is as attentive with small sales as he is the big ones. Mike is our real estate go-to guy and we would enthusiastically recommend him. Debbie & Curt
One of the best decisions we have made during the past year was the decision to list our house for sale with Mike Smith. Before meeting Mike, we truly believed that courteous, personal service was a thing of the past, particularly in the highly competitive "dog-eat-dog" world of real estate. We were truly amazed by the level of professionalism which Mike exhibited in listing our property. Mike worked tirelessly on our behalf, communicating with us on a regular basis and never failing to patiently explain each step of the marketing process. His knowledge of the real estate market is unsurpassed and is the type of knowledge that can be acquired only through many years of experience. Mike has continued to educate himself over the years and maintains a "state of the art" website which he is constantly striving to improve. We would wholeheartedly recommend Mike Smith to anyone who is interested in either buying or selling real estate. We are confident that anyone seeking his services would receive the very same extraordinary level of care and service that we have received. Richard & Nancy Prout
Now that our Cosmoledo house has closed and our life has become a bit calmer and simpler again, we just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated having your excellent services. While we can acknowledge that you were "just doing your job," we also know that there are many agents out there who would be receiving the same commission for considerably lesser services. We had very little experience with real estate buying/selling, so we realized many times during the process that your knowledge and advice was making a big difference for us. You stayed positive the whole time, and we never felt that you would suggest we accept an offer just to "get this over with." In a better market things would have been easier for you and for us, but in a difficult market we were fortunate to have your guidance. Evelyn and Peter Alford
I really appreciated Melissa's help in finding my home. My other experience's with a realtor had been irritable and argumentative. Working with you was a welcome change. Your thoughtfulness and calm nature made it much nicer to work with you. Buyer in Eugene, OR
I am relieved that the sale is over finally. I know you worked hard for this process; we all did. But we made it happen in spite of a bad real estate market. Thanks for the help with the remodel. I appreciate your honest, aggressive recommendations; that is what we needed for this market. I will recommend you to my friends with confidence. Keep up the good work. These kind of hard markets are made for aggressive agents like you. Luke
Thank you Mike, for all your help during this transaction. You made this process simple and easy. I have a respect for your professionalism and knowledge. Your attention to detail was very comforting and reassuring. Thank you for the excellent job you did for me. Terri Thiele
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