At a glance
Union Vale, Rhinebeck Town, Red Hook Town, Hyde Park, Pawling, Esopus, Plattekill, New Paltz, Lloyd, Gardiner, Wappingers Falls Village, Wappinger Town, East Fishkill, Clinton, Beekman, Beacon, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie City, Pleasant Valley, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie Town
Working with Buyers, Working with Sellers, First Time Buyers, Knowledge & Experience, Born & Raised in Dutchess County
With years of experience as a real estate salesperson, I assisted buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams throughout the Hudson Valley. In 2019, I advanced my license to become an Associate Broker and accepted the branch manager position of the East Fishkill brokerage upon the retirement of my mentor and friend, Barbara Dudley.
Prior to real estate, I worked in the hospitality industry as a manager of my family’s restaurant/catering businesses. Growing up in the hospitality business, I learned early on that building long-term relationships with my clients was instrumental to achieve a balanced life of happiness and success. I focused on exceptional service and in assisting my team in delivering excellent service that exceeded our clients' expectations.
As branch manager, I work with be best agents in the business and I am excited to be leading this exceptional team of passionate, talented and knowledgeable agents who use cutting edge technology to ensure that our clients buying and selling process is seamless.
Professional Associations & Designations
Member: DCAR - Dutchess County Board of Realtors, Member: NYSAR - NY State Association of Realtor, Member: NAR - National Association of Realtors, Member: MHMLS - Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service, Member: HGAR - Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors MLS, Member: Hudson Valley Catskill Region Multiple Listing
I actively support community food drive, The American Heart Association and The MS Society.
Since my family owns a restaurant I especially enjoy dining in the region's top restaurants to experience the latest in cuisine trends. I spend my personal time reading, exercising and socializing.
Real Estate Expertise
Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, I have extensive knowledge of Dutchess County and its resources. I have been actively working in Ulster County for the past 23 years, I am well known throughout the area and I know the region well.
Dutchess Community college, Marist College
As the owner and proprietor of several rental/income producing properties it is a constant challenge to maintain full occupancy without any gaps in vacancies. Recently when one of my rental units was coming up for renewal, the occupant decided they would not renew their lease. In an attempt to fill this "soon to become vacant " apartment as quickly as possible I turned to Jeffrey Smith at Houlihan Lawrence. Jeff exceeded my expectations in every way by not only signing a new tenant in record time (3 weeks), but also obtaining a higher than expected rent for the unit. As a result of Jeff's conscientious and dedicated effort, there was no rental gap on my property. I would turn to Jeff for all of my real estate needs (as I have now repeatedly) because of his commitment to his profession and to his clients. Jeff recently was my agent for the purchase of a new home (investment property). I am truly delighted with the entire experience and Jeff made that possible. Jeff was there with me for every step of the sale , from showings, to seller negotiations, to inspections , to final closing, and made the entire experience seamless. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jeff to anyone seeking a real estate professional whether it be for selling, renting or buying. Jeff is your man !!
We couldn't be more pleased with Jeff Smith! His efforts in marketing our home have exceeded our expectations. His ideas are creative and his attention to detail impressive. Jeff is pleasant and friendly.His willingness to listen is readily apparent. He takes the initiative and is enthusiastic at all times. Anyone would be pleased working with Jeff. His pleasant, vibrant personality are assets to his company. He makes you feel comfortable with every decision. Jeff is responsive to our every need in a friendly way. He is willing to invest whatever time it takes to achieve a goal. Such dedication is RARE in today's world!
We cannot say enough about the service Jeff provided. He did an excellent job marketing our home. The online video of our home was just beautiful. It was so nice that when we watched it, we wanted to buy our own house! Jeff continued to follow up on any showings and was extremely prompt on getting us the feedback from each. We would not hesitate to recommend Jeff.
G & B Martin
We met Jeff when we looked at a townhouse that we eventually bought. The thought of selling our home and then purchasing a townhouse with the time constraints and the amount of work to be done was a bit overwhelming. Jeff has a can-do attitude and is very supportive. He has a good sense of humor (very necessary) and understands what customers want. He takes time to get facts and has good follow through. You can't ask for more in a realtor. We, without hesitation, recommend Jeff for both selling and purchasing a home or property. You cannot go wrong!
D & B Medici
"Having sold several properties through other companies, I found Jeffrey Smith has proven to be an outstanding real estate agent. He always returned phone calls and e-mails promptly. I felt he was very much on top of his profession. I always received good and accurate advice in the process of selling the property. Jeffrey was always a gentleman and very honest in our business matters."
"Before working with Jeff Smith of Houlihan and Lawrence, my husband and I had disappointing experience house hunting. We had pretty much resigned to the fact that house hunting was just going to be this way. After parting ways and going on a reference from a co-worker, we got in contact with Houlihan and Lawrence and Jeff Smith. He has been an amazing realtor to work with. He really listened to us and what we were looking for and helped us find our dream house in just the first visit with him. He really helped us envision what it could be and not just what it was. Being first time home buyers, we were new to the whole process, and Jeff has been with us every step of the way. I don't hesitate to call if I have a question and want a straight answer. Jeff has made this experience the best that we've had, and I would highly (and already have) recommend him to anyone. We would certainly use him again in a heartbeat! "
M & J Sheehan
Commitment is what I got from Jeff Smith when I listed my mother's house with him. He kept me positive and well informed throughout the process. It was a pleasure working with him.
- June 1, 2014
Jeff was fantastic at helping us sell our home and find a perfect townhouse. We were looking to downsize and simplify, which I now understand are not the same thing. Jeff produced a sales brochure and online listings that were amazing. Using a pro photographer makes a world of difference. No flash in the mirror pictures. Professional, considerate, understanding and astute at the business. Highly recommend Jeff in any real estate transaction.
- May 14, 2014
I just want to thank you for representing me in the sale and closing of my property located in Poughkeepsie. As always, your professionalism, knowledge of real estate and attention to detail is what I value most, not to mention your personal and friendly approach to handling my real estate matters. Your unwavering dedication from setting up the listing to final sale was simply outstanding. This was a pretty long and drawn out sale with a lot of "unexpected" surprises along the way. Thanks for your patience and help in making the closing day a success !!
Thank you and regards, Paul
- July 20, 2017