Bennion Deville Homes welcomes REALTOR® Sarah Smylie to the Encinitas office, located at 258 North El Camino Real, Suite C. Sarah has been practicing real estate since 2006 and works with buyers and sellers throughout North County San Diego, specializing in southwest Carlsbad where she resides with her family. Sarah joins the SoCal Beach Team, which is spearheaded by Eva Marshall.
Sarah started in real estate by successfully listing and selling her mother-in-law’s house as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). “I wanted to impress my mother-in-law, of course,” she laughs. “I had a great taste of the industry from the beginning, which prompted me to earn my license and pursue real estate as a career. I realized that I could do this full time and help other families with their lifestyle goals as well.”
Growing up, Sarah and her family lived in the same house until she moved out after high school. As a result, that sense of home and what it represents to a person has great significance to her. “The most wonderful thing in this world is to be able to claim ‘your spot.’ Helping my clients find their ‘spot’ is incredibly fulfilling, and I am always honored to be a part of the process.” Sarah takes great pride in helping her clients, showing a nurturing patience to ensure that they make the best decision for them. She is also a fierce negotiator and fights for the best deal on her clients’ behalf. “I enjoy negotiations and coming up with creative solutions. It is definitely an art, but one that I enjoy taking part in,” she continues.
Working in an industry with daily change and disruption is a challenge that Sarah enjoys tackling head-on. She uses her passion for learning to improve for herself and her clients daily. “My goal is to be a great resource for my clients,” she shares. “I want to be well-rounded and knowledgeable about the market. In order to accomplish that, I have to stay on top of the latest trends and news so I can provide information to my clients in order for them to make an informed decision.”
Sarah’s giving nature transcends her role as a real estate agent. She regularly volunteers her time with a variety of organizations and projects with her kids, and even worked in the non-profit sector for a period of time. “I am a born activist, always advocating for someone or doing what I can to help others and my community. I volunteer to give back to the world. It is important because I am making a difference in the lives of others, and want to help any way that I can.”
Bennion Deville Homes and the SoCal Beach Team are the perfect combination for Sarah because of the opportunities both the brokerage and the team present for her to continue to grow and develop on a daily basis. “Bennion Deville Homes has an appealing, well-thought out brand. Joining up with Eva is a dream for me because she is the best in the business and has an amazing, positive attitude,” Sarah concludes.
Adds Chris Moore, Managing Broker, “Sarah’s exuberance and drive for constant improvement are two strong qualities that lead her to success. We are excited to welcome her to our office and look forward to watching her continue her rise and development in the coming months and years.”
About Bennion Deville Homes
Bob Bennion and Bob Deville brought their highly acclaimed and successful Bennion Deville Homes blueprint to the coastal Southern California communities of San Diego and Orange counties in 2010. Bennion Deville Homes offices proudly serving San Diego County offices are located in Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Hillcrest/Mission Hills, La Mesa Village, and Little Italy, with Orange County offices in Laguna Niguel. The powerhouse regional brokerage also proudly serves the Coachella Valley from 16 offices, including locations in Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Bermuda Dunes, and Indio.
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