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Bill Pipes Explores Leadership In Real Estate

It’s no secret at the Smith Group that we’re huge fans of Tom Ferry. Our team utilizes their valuable services and implements their success strategies into our business. Bill Pipes believes the real estate industry needs more leaders like the Smith Group.

Bill is Tom Ferry’s right-hand man and interviews Tim on the latest episode of REal Success. In this new video series Bill shares success stories of rockstar agents and brokers from all over North America, giving real tips and strategies to create the same success. In this episode they explore the fundamentals and routine for a winning real estate career and team.


Smith Group Open Houses, December 20 & 21

You’re invited to one of the Smith Group open houses this weekend, December 20 and 21. The Smith Group is passionate about telling the story of your home. We know open houses matter to the success of your real estate transaction. For more information please call 949-717-4711.

518.5 Jasmine | Corona del Mar
Saturday, 1PM-4PM

Brand new construction by Patterson Custom Homes, this contemporary 2-bedroom/2.5-bath back unit features luxe interior details including soaring high ceilings, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and multiple skylights to create an abundance of natural lighting. Large panel doors provide a seamless transition from the living room to a 200+ sq. ft. covered loggia that includes a cozy built-in fireplace & full surround sound to create the ultimate entertaining venue. The kitchen offers bright white cabinetry and brand new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you’ll find a spanning 200+ sq. ft. rooftop deck offering views of Pelican Hill Golf Course & CDM Village. Ideally located in the heart of the Flower streets, this turnkey property is just blocks from Corona del Mar beaches, restaurants & world-class shopping.

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31982 Virginia Way | Laguna Beach
Saturday, 1PM-4PM

This darling & quaint cottage epitomizes the quintessential Laguna Beach charm in every room! Located just two blocks from Thousand Steps beach, the inviting residence is filled with light coastal influences to create a tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival you are greeted by a white picket fence and meticulously landscaped yard boasting great curb appeal. The single-story home offers an open floor plan containing 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room fit with a cozy fireplace & beamed ceilings and kitchen/dining area. Spend your evenings relaxing on the grandfathered rooftop deck – the perfect space for enjoying soothing sea salt breezes and beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The detached garage contains a large laundry/storage room. Never before on the market, this lovely South Laguna home represents a unique opportunity to own this picturesque slice of paradise.

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Smith Group Films Wants To Tell The Story Of Your Home

“How you tell the story of a home makes all the difference. You need a team and agent that understands the different dynamics of luxury real estate. This will be the reason people purchase your property at the price you need.”

Tim Smith, Principal

We believe one of the best ways to capture prospective luxury homebuyers is to create cutting-edge content for engagement. Smith Group Films offers our clients the most innovative film design in the industry using aerial footage, award-winning script writing, and the most talented videographers in the industry. Our films focus on the endless premium amenities that the properties have to offer and an exclusive inside look at the homes, leaving prospective homebuyers craving more.

174 Shorecliff, Corona del Mar

Offered at $8,900,000

Whitewater views and refined elegance await you at this Mediterranean-inspired villa, located in the prestigious enclave of Shore Cliffs. This 5-bed, 6.5-bath elevator-serviced estate made by renowned builder Tony Valentine leaves no fine detail to the imagination. Enjoy a quiet end-of-cul-de-sac location offering superlative features including a hand-carved stone grand staircase, soaring coffered ceiling, custom silk draperies, 2 wet bars, imported limestone & walnut flooring, exquisite Lalique, Baccarat and Shoenbek chandeliers, 24 karat gold plated P.E. Guerin hardware, imported Italian solid mahogany doors and windows by Albertini. The meticulously designed layout includes a walnut-paneled library, full theater room, wine cellar, formal dining room w/ hand painted ceiling, elegant family room with a hand painted fireplace, and a luxurious chef’s kitchen with entertaining island, butler’s pantry & designer appliances. The expansive master retreat offers a grand fireplace, exquisite onyx and limestone bathroom & intimate balcony for enjoying the sea salt air of the Pacific. A sparkling pool & spa grace the outdoor entertaining area downstairs, while the rooftop deck offers an outdoor kitchen, panoramic ocean views and unlimited sunsets over Catalina.

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For more information, or to schedule a private showing,
please contact Cristi Ulrich of the Smith Group, 714-454-9763.

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Creative Marketing & Storytelling Matters, 547 Tustin Avenue

Creative marketing and storytelling matters to the success of your real estate transaction. This will be the reason people purchase your property at the price you need. Every home has a unique story and the Smith Group would be honored to tell yours. We understand luxury real estate in Orange County and have the numbers to prove it. We have been the #1 Team in Orange County for Coldwell Banker and since 2009.

What if you could immerse yourself in brilliant design? The kind that accommodates every single thing you do on your most ordinary and your most extraordinary days?

You can, at 547 Tustin Avenue, where lifestyle smarts and simple, understated beauty combine to create indoor and outdoor spaces that just feel amazing.

547 Tustin Avenue Newport Beach The Smith Group and RUHM

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Newly constructed in 2014 within Newport Beach’s Newport Heights community, where no two dwellings are alike, 547 Tustin Avenue sits comfortably tucked into its corner lot just minutes from parks, great schools, shops, restaurants, Newport Harbor, and the ocean. Inside, the 4,673 square foot home features five bedrooms, each with its own adjoining bathroom, two family-living spaces, and two dining areas.

But it’s not just about room count: The entire floor plan flows beautifully and thoughtfully from one light-filled area to the next, while 10-foot first floor ceilings, 9 ½ – foot second floor ceilings, tall windows, and sunny balconies make for bright mornings and golden afternoons. There’s quality, quantity, andabundance here. Soak it in.

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The Smith Group Pick For A Memorable Holiday Meal: Taco María

Community matters and supporting local restaurants is a perfect place to contribute. We have found a fantastic new restaurant tucked away in Orange County’s South Coast Collection (SOCO). Taco Maria promises to tantalize your taste buds and stimulate your senses. Like art, their presentation will orchestrate an atmosphere for a distinguished meal with your holiday guests soon to arrive.

Their menu changes seasonly, offering a Prix Fixe Wednesday through Saturday evenings with four courses. A wine pairing for each course is also available. Tuesday evenings and lunches offer À la carte with a selection of enchanting tacos served on handmade tortillas. Sunday brunch is flawless with all the cozy comforts. Smith Group Films paints a picture of what you can expect (all footage filmed on an iPhone).

The Smith Group and Taco Maria's Buttermilk Pancakes

“In our family, María is the proper first name of every mother, sister, tía, and abuelita going back generations. Ours are the flavors of their lost kitchens: traditions into Southern California’s multicultural soils, alongside local produce and regional meats and seafood, by a Michelin-starred chef raised here in Orange County.

We call it ‘Chicano Cuisine,’ a mezcla of Mexican and American cultures, a conversation between our generation and the generations of humble cooks who nurtured the traditions of our home table.

Chef Carlos Salgado spent a decade in San Francisco and Oakland, learning in many of the Bay Area’s best kitchens. From Vernon Morales’ cutting-edge Winterland, to Daniel Patterson’s ambitious Coi, and James Syhabout’s intimate Commis, Carlos worked his way through some of the most thoughtful and innovative restaurants in Northern California before settling back home in Orange County.”

Taco María
3313 Hyland Avenue, Suite C21
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Lunch | Tuesday through Saturday | 11AM to 2:30PM

Dinner | Tuesday through Saturday | 5:30PM-9:30PM

Brunch | Sunday | 11AM-3PM