Tim Smith

Principal
License #: 01346878
Tim Smith’s name is synonymous with the coastal Orange County real estate market, where his well-established reputation and unmatched market knowledge have made him a frontrunner in Southern California’s residential real estate industry. As the leader of Coldwell Banker’s #1 Team in Orange County with sales volumes of over half of a billion dollars in the last three years, Tim prides himself on his personal service and attention to his clients’ every detail, which has lead him to a large base of referral and repeating clients. Distinguished buyers and sellers entrust Tim to guide them through every step of the real estate process, and he ensures all objectives are being met with exceeded expectations.

Tim brings nearly two decades of real estate experience to every transaction, where he specializes in coastal communities from San Clemente to Huntington Beach and inland to Shady Canyon®. Tim’s expansive network, unparalleled client service, and proven marketing strategies have made him an elite member of Coldwell Banker® brand’s Presidential Premier group, which represents the top 1% of sales associates internationally. Additionally, his highly-producing team has been named Coldwell Banker’s #1 Real Estate Team from Orange County to the Desert for four years in a row.

Tim is passionate about giving back to the local community and is actively involved in several charities throughout Orange County, including Miracles for Kids, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. He resides in Dover Shores with his wife Amber and their son, Brixton.

Amy Calvert

Listing Specialist & Sales Partner
License #: 01859117
Raised in Mission Viejo, mother of a beautiful daughter and wife to a Laguna Beach Police Lieutenant, Amy has spent nearly 15 years in coastal real estate. Her passion for real estate began with residential finance. Working with Industry leaders and for two large Irvine-based real estate offices, she experienced first-hand the excitement and gratification of fulfilling the goals of home ownership and with that passion made the move to residential sales in 2008. Prior to joining The Smith Group, Amy committed five years to one of the top producing teams in Laguna Beach. Highly-motivated and detail-oriented, Amy brings with her the passion and dedication she has for finding her clients the perfect home and ensuring exceptional client service.

Annika Godfrey

New Business Development & Sales Partner
License #: 01322358
Annika Godfrey has been involved with all aspects of the real estate industry for over 15 years. A graduate from Kent State University, she came to The Smith Group from another top producing team where her primary function was the development of new business. She generated over 300 sales in a 6 year period, which resulted in over 300 million dollars in closed transactions. Annika was born and raised in Orange County, which gives her a lifetime of familiarity with the Orange County marketplace. She is particularly adept at managing simultaneous escrows for sellers who are buyers. She currently heads up our divorce sales department and works closely with a CFP/CDFA from Merrill Lynch. Her diversification in the real estate industry and pure determination coupled with hard work helps The Smith Group achieve its goals.

Whitney Collins

VP of Operations
License #: 01346878
Whitney is the VP of Operations at The Smith Group, where her many duties consist of ensuring a seamless transaction process for all of our valued clients – from initial appointments through the close of escrow. With an expert approach to managing the ever-important details for dozens of properties at one time, Whitney utilizes a vast array of finely honed skills to ensure The Smith Group continues to efficiently meet client’s residential real estate goals. Whitney’s diligent work ethic, tenacious attitude and comprehensive understanding of the industry make her a vital member of The Smith Group. Prior to joining the team as the Marketing Coordinator over four years ago, Whitney served on the sports and entertainment team of a public relations company where she proved her ability to develop key media relationships that resulted in measurable success for each client. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from San Diego State University where she graduated with honors. She resides in Corona Del Mar with her husband Nick.

Jade Schuck

PR & Marketing Coordinator
License #: 01951723
Jade is the Marketing Coordinator for The Smith Group, and is responsible for directing the marketing and advertising initiatives for our highly-producing team. With a public relations background spanning multiple industries, Jade brings her unique marketing insights and key media relationships to ensure our valued clients get the maximum exposure for their property. Her tenacious work ethic and drive to produce bottom-line results make her a great fit for our talented team. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Communications and American Government from the University of Washington. Jade and her husband, Rob, reside in Newport Beach.

Alexander Smith

Online & Social Media Director
Alexander earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development (BYU) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (University of Utah). For a decade he worked as a therapist and advocate for several agencies in Salt Lake City, Utah. He finished his tenure as the Director of Counseling Services on campus at Salt Lake Community College. He wore many hats, including, teacher, club advisor, clinical supervisor, educator, therapist, and speaker.

In 2012 Alexander decided to pursue a new career along cyber highways, and relocate his home to Southern California. Following his passion for the online economy he joined the Smith Group in 2013 to direct their online presence and social media. He is fascinated by the power and reach of online marketing and has graduated from Marie Forleo’s B School. Alexander loves watercolors, classical piano, yoga, travel, food, and the Arts.

Cristi Ulrich

Sales Partner
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License #: 01140294
Cristi brings a very diverse background to The Smith Group. Cristi is a graduate of UCLA and received her MBA in Finance from USC. As a Vice President of Union Bank, Cristi was a merger and acquisition specialist. She also worked on private debt placements in the venture capital subsidiary. Cristi is a Previews Property Specialist selling luxury homes from Long Beach to Newport Beach since 1993. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. Cristi has lived in Huntington Harbour since 1984 where she and her husband raised their three children. Her clients appreciate her wealth of knowledge about her market area and praised her for her caring work ethic. Cristi is active in her community and known as a participant and contributor to most community events. She is in the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic and passionate about bringing music, art and dance programs to children throughout Orange County.

www.cristiulrich.com

John Yasko

Sales Partner
john-yasko-hsjohn@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 01875420

John Yasko is a consistent top-producer at The Smith Group, where he specializes in the Dover Shores community. John continually earns the long-term loyalty of his clients by utilizing his extensive negotiation experience for his clients’ advantage while maintaining outstanding service. His proven track record with buyers, sellers and investors has earned him widespread recognition from both his clients and the Coldwell Banker Corporation. He is an active member of both the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Previews International, John was a Regional Manager of Sales and Operations for a Forbes Top 25 corporation, where he was awarded multiple prestigious distinctions including the President’s Award. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business with an emphasis in Real Estate Investments. Outside of a successful career, John remains active within the local community and recently graduated from the Newport Beach Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy. John resides in Dover Shores with his wife and three children.

Al Gels

Sales Partner

al-gels-hs-cal@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 1436554

Al has been a vital team member of the Smith Group since 2011 representing both buyers and sellers in the luxury market all across coastal Orange County. Al has been licensed as a real estate Broker since 2004. He joined our team after spending 7+ years as an independent Broker specializing in land transactions for utility scale solar electric generation projects. Throughout his professional career, Al worked for and sold to Fortune 500 companies with unmatched attention to relationships, service and detail. Al earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and practiced public accounting as a CPA before entering the corporate world. Al and his wife Lisa have lived in Newport Heights for 20 years while raising their two kids, giving him the advantage of unparalleled neighborhood expertise.

Colleen Hostetter

Sales Partner
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License #: 01346878
Colleen’s residential real estate career started after transitioning from her years in commercial real estate. Her diverse background in sales/marketing in the commercial spectrum has given her the analytical and creative skills needed to assist in negotiating successful transactions for clients. Colleen received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from USC. In her professional career as a Clinical Therapist she took pride in assisting her clients through life’s changing moments. She utilizes her communication and listening skills developed from her former career to assist her clients completing a smooth transaction. A longtime resident of Southern California, Colleen is very knowledgeable with Orange County’s coastal cities.

Mahlia Rittenhouse

Sales Partner
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License #: 01920332
A Laguna Beach native, Mahlia joins The Smith Group after half a decade in the global corporate hospitality industry. A graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, she holds a B.A. in Global Studies with an emphasis in Socioeconomic and Political processes and brings an international perspective and heightened sense of customer service to the ever-globalizing real estate industry. Passionate for local knowledge and full of optimistic enthusiasm, Mahlia’s adept communication skills help her target and execute client’s real estate needs. Her personal passions include travel and sustainability.

Tim Beans

Sales Partner
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License #: 01870987
Tim has been in the real estate industry for over 10 years, where he has worked in multiple arenas of the residential market. He began his career working as a title representative for five years, which equipped him with industry knowledge to succeed as a real estate professional. The relationships he cultivated in the title industry are now providing him with the necessary tools to access bank owned properties, short sales, and distressed sales before they hit the open market. His professionalism and competitive nature acquired through lifelong athletics, combined with his solid sales background in real estate, make him a strong addition to The Smith Group. Before launching his real estate career, Tim spent eight years as a successful professional golfer. He was a member of the University of Arizona’s top ranked golf team, and graduated from the University with his B.A. in Political Science.

Christine Barraco

Sales Partner
christine-barraco-hschristine@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 01860410
Christine combined her Graphic Design degree with her passion for Real Estate by joining Coldwell Banker’s #1 Orange County team. Christine brings over 5 years of real estate experience and a fresh, determined and highly motivated work ethic to every transaction. With a focus on client service and experience in delivering consistent results, she is setting a new standard in client driven real estate. With a reputation for hard work, attention to detail, and outstanding client service, her communication, unique marketing, and unrivaled motivation make Christine a perfect fit for an already efficient team. As a long time local resident, her most imperative objective is helping both buyers and sellers accomplish their most important goals.

Tom Williams

Sales Partner
tom-williams-hstom@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 00390631
Tom brings a very diverse array of skills to The Smith Group. He has held licenses as both a California Real Estate Broker and B-1 Contractor since 1970, and is well versed in all aspects of the real estate industry. Tom’s unique contribution to the group stems from his 35 years of experience as one of coastal Orange County’s most successful and respected custom homebuilders. Tom completed the construction of over 2,000 classic custom homes. Tom’s unique “hands-on” homebuilding experience proves invaluable to both buyers and sellers of homes as they look for professional advice on innovative ways to remodel or expand older homes after purchase, or advice on how to effectively bring a home up to “state-of-the-art” standards that allows the seller to command maximum price at sale. Tom is a graduate of USC, holding both a BS in Civil engineering and an MBA in Finance.

Deborah Robinson

Sales Partner
amy-calvert-hsdeborah@timsmithgroup.com
License #: 01399425
Deborah Robinson is a Southern California native. She has 25 years of real estate experience with a strong background in mortgage financing and client services. She is respected for her tenacious spirit and utmost professionalism. Deborah offers valuable market and neighborhood insight to her clients, and focuses in South County, Laguna, and Newport Beach coastal fronts. She is well versed in lending, financial services, managing and selling complete mortgage portfolios. She has worked as loan officer in Beverly Hills and Orange County and has developed a vast network of industry contacts. She is passionate about securing positive results for her clients, prides herself on repetitive referrals, and has earned a reputable name as a top agent selling residential properties within our coastal community.