Smith Property Partners

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PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE CENTER OF REAL ESTATE

PROUDLY SERVING SOUTHEAST TN AND NORTH GA


A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER & LEAD AGENT My vision of providing a seamless experience for our clients has evolved, shifted, and been shaped over many years' time. Through successes and failures, mountains and valleys, the lessons learned have proved valuable to crafting an experience unlike any other in our industry. At Smith Property Partners, we are committed to creating a unique real estate experience and tailor our services specifically to each individual. I began in the customer service field working in restaurants in 2004. From mixologist to manager, I worked every position learning the business- in and out. After meeting my wife Mackenzie, I decided to shift career directions. While real estate is a different customer service arena than restaurants, the principles of hospitality are the same. My obsessiveness to the details and commitment to my craft are relentless. My dedication to you is steadfast and ever-present. At Smith Property Partners, you are not just another house sold, but a member of our community. Welcome- We are so glad you're here


Keller Williams Realty

SMITH PROPERTY PARTNERS


TABLE OF

CONTENTS

Who We Are

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Our Team

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What We Do

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Selling

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Buying

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Staging & Design

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Investment Advising

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Testimonials

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WHO WE ARE Smith Property Partners is a concierge style real estate team committed to providing an unparalleled customer experience serving the Chattanooga, TN area. With over 30 combined years in customer service, we are devoted to establishing a true membership-like client community centered around you.With a background in economics and experience in sales and marketing, our team is dedicated to, and fully capable of advising you to create maximum return on investments.

CONTACT@SMITHPROPERTYPARTNERS.COM

WWW.SMITHPROPERTYPARTNERS.COM


OUR TEAM

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Licensed in TN and GA, our team of agents is equipped to help our clients build wealth through real estate.

SEAN SMITH

JIM HUGHES

Founder & Lead Agent

Sales Partner

Originally from a small town outside of

A Philly-native, Jim received his Bachelor in

Nashville, TN, Sean moved to Chattanooga in

Science in Business Management from Slippery

2006. The city has changed and evolved so

Rock University. Coming from a background of

much over the last decade, and he has along

5 years in physical therapy, Jim is applying his

with it.

desire to help others to his real estate clients.

After 10 years in the restaurant industry, Sean

Through some great and some terrible

wanted to apply those same principles of

personal real estate transactions, Jim

hospitality to real estate and he has done just

understands what a good quality real estate

that. He has strategically grown his team at

experience should look like.

Smith Property Partners to ensure each member valued the top priority: service.


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KYLIE DAVIS Director of Operations Since graduating, with a degree in Marketing, she has been utilizing her creative roots in the real estate industry. Often juggling many hats in this role, you can find her working with clients, handling transactions behind the scenes or content creating throughout the city. Having recently purchased her first home with her husband, she enjoys making what can be an overwhelming process a fun experience for first-time home buyers. Her number one priority is ensuring each client is taken care of and educated throughout the process.


WHAT WE DO FULL-SERVICE LISTINGS

Seller's Concierge Program Technology Centered Marketing Risk-Free Contracts Photography & Videography Complimentary Home Staging

BUYERS REPRESENTATION

Buyer's Concierge Program Assist in Pre-Approval Process Develop Wish List Show Properties Guide through Negotiations

INVESTMENT ADVISING

Fix-and-Flip Projects Long & Short Term Buy and Hold Creating Long Term Wealth

STAGING & DESIGN

Partnered with Elevate Home Staging based out of Chattanooga to assist in vacant home stagings, occupied staging tips and design selections.

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SELLING

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YOUR HOME

Our unparalleled marketing strategies and networking capabilities result in more sales and higher sale prices.We believe that appearance matters, therefore we have strategically educated and positioned ourselves as experts in creating and managing the presentation of your home, while understanding that success rests in the details.

Pricing is crucial as it pertains to days on market. Taking a detailed approach to determine market value pricing by using qualitative comparison is what we do best. As true partners in business with you, we listen to your needs and develop a plan that best works for you. Our extreme dedication will never waiver as we share a common goal- selling your home for the highest price in the shortest amount of time possible.

APPEARANCE MATTERS AND WE ARE EXPERTS AT MANAGING THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR HOME.


WHAT MAKES OUR LISTINGS

STAND OUT

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Marketing Centered around Technology

smithpropertypartners.com

Risk-Free Contracts

MLS

Daytime and Twilight Photography

Google

Aerial Drone Photography

Facebook

Videography Walk-Through

Instagram

Complimentary Home Staging

Youtube + 1000's MORE!

SERVICES

ONLINE REACH


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Social Media Promotion

Partnered with Elevate Home

Digital Promotion

Staging based out of Chattanooga

Direct Emails List

to assist in vacant home stagings,

Property Website Feature

occupied staging tips and design

Customized Listing Portfolio

selections.

Open Houses and Broker Opens Signage

ADVERTISING

STAGING & DESIGN



BUYING

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YOUR HOME

Our collective goal is to provide the best home buying experience possible. We strive to anticipate your needs and provide solutions before you ever even have to ask. Buying a home can be a daunting experience, however we want to try and make it fun for you and take all of the stress off of you and put it on our shoulders.

Did you know our buyer's representation is completely free? It doesn't cost you a thing so make sure you are represented when you make potentially the largest financial decision of your life. We mean It when we say, "our goal is not to just sell you A house, but rather THE house." We want to guide you in making an investment that will set you up for future financial success.

OUR GOAL IS TO PROVIDE THE BEST HOME BUYING EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE


8 STEPS TO THE HOME BUYING PROCESS At Smith Property Partners, our client centered, laser-focused approach is guaranteed. We provide a concierge style service so buying your home will not only be efficient, but fun! Let us be your guide and together we can get you the home that you want and need.


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GET FINANCING IN PLACE

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GET TOGETHER A PLAN WITH YOUR REALTOR

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THE GRAND TOUR OF HOMES

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MAKE AN OFFER

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EARNEST MONEY AND INSPECTIONS

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REPAIRS AND RESOLUTION PERIOD

APPRAISAL PERIOD

BUYING A HOME IS ONE OF THE LARGEST

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CLOSING DAY

FINANCIAL DECISIONS YOU WILL EVER MAKE. BE INFORMED.



HOME STAGING We have partnered with Elevate Home Staging to offer each of our clients complimentary home staging. This is a value of over $2000 we take on because we believe in the results. More than ever, prospective home owners are shopping online. Staging a home sells a feeling more than anything by painting a picture of what your life could look like living there. With Elevate's average days on market being 4 days compared to the market average of 27 days, the results speak for themselves.

THE VALUE Over 97% of buyers search online first before looking at homes. Make your photos stand out among the rest! Once staged, homes spend 73% less time on the market. Homes that we stage have an average of 9 days (Average Days on Market in greater Chattanooga area is 45) on the market and sell for 99% of full original listing price. ​ 81% of buyers say that home staging makes it easier to visualize the property as their future home.


THE INVESTMENT SIDE OF REAL ESTATE Whether you are buying your first home, your first flip, your first rental or something in-between, we are here to advise you through it all so you can make the best financial decision to move you forward towards reaching your goals.

EQUITY GROWTH

REITS AND ETFS

Over the past several years, the Greater Chattanooga area real estate market has increased by more than 9% year over year. Because of this realized growth, homeowners are able to leverage their equity by cash out refinancing or selling for a profit. We stay on top of this for you yearly so you always know where you stand in today's market. Many times by taking this approach, a homeowner can dive into the world of investing by freeing up their cash.

A real estate investment trust—the cool kids call it a REIT, pronounced “reet”—is basically a mutual fund that buys real estate instead of stocks. REITs have a special tax status that requires them to pay 90% of their profits back to the shareholders. This payment is called a dividend. Our partners are able to help you navigate these types of investments so you can make a sound decision,

BUY AND HOLD

FIX AND FLIP

Buy and hold real estate is a long term investment strategy where an investor purchases a property and holds on to it for an extended period of time. The owner typically has the intent to sell it down the line, but will rent out the property until then. Our team assists clients through educating them around this strategy, locating potential opportunities, and securing financing to make it all possible.

Fix-and-flip is the strategy of purchasing a property, renovating it, then selling it at a profit. This is HGTV in real life! Though the process may sound and look fun, especially on TV, it can be challenging but rewarding at the same time. We can help you discover new ways to locate properties and connect you with our vendors to do the work so you can accomplish your rehab goals.

WHEN YOU WORK WITH US, YOU RECEIVE CONTRACTOR PRICING ON ALL SHERWIN WILLIAMS AND BENJAMIN MOORE PRODUCTS. DISCOVER YOUR PRO ADVANTAGE.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING LOVE WHAT WE DO? LEAVE A REVIEW!

Best real estate team in

Jim Hughes has been SO

Chattanooga. A very

helpful as my family and I

patient fighter! Sean

consider a cross-country

helped me buy my dream

move to Chattanooga. He

home in a very difficult

is so knowledgeable about

market while the odds

the various parts of the

were against me. I cannot

city, schools, good

recommend this guy

restaurants, building new

enough. Nobody is more

construction vs buying in

loyal and honest to his

an established

clients. You know how in

neighborhood, etc.

life you hope to find that

recommend Jim if you

'great mechanic' or 'best

need a knowledgeable,

electrician?' He is 'the

professional realtor in the

realtor.'

Chattanooga area!

-Elijah Freebairn

-Caitlin Brady

You'll not find a more

My husband and I met Sean while attending an open house. That house wasn’t a fit for us but Sean definitely was, and

patient, earnest, and honest agent in the Chattanooga Area than Sean Smith. He made me feel like I was his #1 priority no matter when I reached out, and considering we worked together for over a year to get exactly what we wanted, that speaks to his

we had ourselves an agent and a friend. We have worked with him twice now, both as a buyer and a seller. I don’t think I’ve met anyone with his level of dedication. I read on his social media, 'Success rests in the details and that nothing is more important than hard

enough! 10/10.

work, ambition, and extreme dedication.' We believe he lives both his professional and his personal life by these words.

-Charles Hodges

- Susan Harper

zeal for his work. I cannot recommend him highly


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Smith Property Partners 1830 Washington St Chattanooga, TN 37408 M + 423.635.2507 0 + 423.664.1900 contact@smithpropertypartners.com

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