RITA SMITH TEXAS REALTOR® ACCREDITATIONS
I am a local real estate expert with more than 38 years of residential real estate experience. I was born and raised in the Hill Country of Central Texas. I moved to Colorado in 1981 with my husband where I began my real estate career. I came back home to Texas after the passing of my father in May of 2016 to be with my mother and now continue my real estate career at home here in Texas. My background includes ownership of Century 21 Advantage Plus Realty INC, Ownership of Metro Brokers Advantage Plus Realty, Vice President of Van Schaack & Company's Builder Marketing Division, President of Van Schaack & Companies Fine Homes Division, Corporate Sales Manager for Richmond American Homes and Branch Manager for Countrywide Home Loans. My professional designations include Master of Real Estate, (MRE,) Graduate REALTOR Institute (G.R.I.) Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and E Pro (EPRO) among others. I also hold an NMLS license for the state of Texas.
I have been awarded the Double Centurion Award for Century 21 and remained a top 10 broker throughout my Century 21 Career in the Rocky Mountain Region to include, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana. I was awarded the prestigious International Presidents Circle for individual performance (not team) and the International Diamond Society Award while with NRT, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. I was the top individual agent for the Parker Colorado office of NRT, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerages Luxury Home Division in the year 2013 before leaving to begin a new path with Sotheby's International Realty. I was also awarded The Double Diamond Award 8x's, The Presidents Circle Award, The 3 Billion Dollar producer award and many others throughout my real estate career to include my most recent awards with ERA Colonial Real Estate for 2018, The Triple Crown Award in Recognition of Superior Performance in Listings, Home Finds and USAA Mortgage in just 8 short months with ERA. I was also awarded the Gold Alliance award for AGC and selling over 22 homes in just 8 months with ERA Colonial Real Estate. I have been awarded the FIVE STAR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Award from 2013 - 2019 as seen in 5280 Magazine, an award that is given by an agent's past clients via a third party entity that interviews and surveys home buyers and sellers for the magazine. This award and my continuous awards for "Service Excellence" to my clients for 20 years in a row, mean the most to me. I am still a licensed and practicing Employing Broker in the state of Colorado and I continue to serve as the Employing Broker and owner of Advantage Plus, Realty, INC. in Colorado as well.
I believe in a "client first" philosophy, service excellence, integrity, communication, in-depth community knowledge, superior negotiation skills and having a high-quality professional network. This is the skill set that I believe sets me apart from the competition in the real estate community.