William L. Smith
Phone: M: 831.402.5302 831.402.5302 mobile
Phone: O: 831.626.2400 831.626.2400 office
Team Leader

William L. Smith

William Smith Luxury Group
License #:
CAL BRE #01064866

"I had excellent results listing and selling my house through William Smith. His pre-listing evaluation of my home proved to be "right on," as was his estimate of when I would like sell my home. I sold my house for 99.6% of what he told me my home was worth, and I closed escrow in under 5 months, which was inside the window he felt my home would sell. (And it was during the slow time of the year; I listed at the end of November 2014.) William also has an excellent staff that did almost everything I otherwise would have had to do. Perhaps most telling was that after escrow closed, there was a small problem with one of the appliances. Instead of just "punting" the problem back to me after close of escrow/collecting commission, he oversaw the resolution post-closing. (I've worked with other real estate brokers who won't return calls or emails after the close of any escrow.) Use William Smith"

  -carmelmike, Client

"we enjoyed having William Smith and Marlene Willson helping sell our house on 1525 Luxton Seaside. They did very good job. kept us informed on what was happening. answered all our questions. We would recomend them to our feiends if they want to buy or sell. Talking to William seemed like talking to an old friend that we had for years. If we need to sell or buy we would use both William and Marlene."

  -sobreams, Client

"If you are looking to sell, or buy, a house, I would HIGHLY recommend William Smith and Marlene Wilson! William's expertise and follow-up was way beyond my expectations of a broker. Not only did he and Marlene do a fabulous job staging my house and giving suggestions that would lead to a fast sale, he followed up with me on the house that I bought in Oceanside, and helped me with directions and suggestions that the broker down here was not doing. If I had any type of question at all, I would call William, and he would give me the correct direction for me to go in. He became someone that I smiled and looked forward to receiving his call each day, whether I was in Pacific Grove, trying to sell my old home, or I was in my new home in Oceanside! When I was tired and stressed (which comes normally with a sale and move), he would cheer me up with his "stories" and his wonderful sense of humor. Marlene Wilson, his right-hand-gal, was equally as fabulous! "

  -Lisa Milligan, Client

"William provided a very well researched valuation opinion of my home prior to listing in a bound book showing data and photos of comparables in my neighborhood. He had an excellent support staff that made everything quick and simple for me. I got multiple offers that allowed me to get the highest value for my house. William gave expert and sage advice during the process of offers and counter-offers. Then, my sale closed in 25 days even though the buyers used a lender."

  -Mmcmillan, Client

Coldwell Banker Realty

About the William Smith Luxury Group – A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Team

Confidence and an intense focus on your personal needs and objectives are qualities you'll notice first and foremost about William Smith. He offers seasoned council, an extensive knowledge of the local market and genuine enthusiasm for what he does. Team Agent Members, Tamara Hadley and Karen Lewis add decades of real estate experience and customer service.

William Smith has been full-time real estate broker since 1990. He has personally closed more than 1,620 transactions. William understands that the key to success in today's market is a keen focus on digital marketing, participation in social media, active broker networking and extensive online exposure. William was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula and is a proud member of a multi-generational Monterey Peninsula family. He grew up with a native's appreciation of our pristine coastline, is an avid equestrian, local surfer, occasional golfer, and has developed an appreciation for our rich history and importance of its preservation.

Tamara Hadley has been a real estate professional since 1998. Prior to real estate sales, she was in the title and escrow profession for 12 years. Her attention to detail and title requirements, makes her a very focused advocate for her clients. She joined the William Smith Luxury Group in 2019. She also owned a small hotel which adds to her business acumen. She worked with William twenty years ago as a Realtor and they have enjoyed a long professional relationship together.

Karen Lewis first moved to Carmel in 1987 from my home on the south coast of England and fell in love with the natural beauty of the area. She met her husband in 1991, a local businessman, who has owned many successful businesses in the area. After spending some time away, first in Barcelona, Spain, where she became internationally known for her inspirational jewelry designs, then to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she immersed myself in the local art market. Karen and her husband returned to Carmel in 2009 and she began her real estate career in 2011. She joined the The William Smith luxury Group in 2019, and added a high energy level, a love of people, an am passionate about the prospects and potential of real estate in our area

Having opened his first real estate office in 1990, William and his wife, Loretta were the owner/brokers of the two Prudential California Realty Offices in Carmel and Monterey. He was one of the more accomplished Realtors in the Prudential Real Estate Network and was ranked #2 selling agent in Northern California and #11 internationally. In 2006 they sold the real estate businesses and joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, dba: Coldwell Banker Del Monte Realty. William’s sold listings include Monterey’s historic Marsh Asian Art Building, the legendary 392-acre Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, and Quail Creek Ranch in Salinas. Loretta, a retired real estate attorney, oversees the administration aspects of the Team business.

Today, the William Smith Luxury Group is best identified as a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Team, earning many of the highest ratings offered by Coldwell Banker NRT. They have been awarded the International President's Premier and International President's Elite designations. They are currently ranked in the Top 10 Teams and Top 100 Agents in Northern California for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

William, Tamara, and Karen, and their supportive administrative staff members are passionate about helping others and often donate time to local charities and events. With the sales team at the William Smith Luxury Group, you are guaranteed that you have found locals who truly love and appreciate the wonders of our unique community. Please call them for any of your current or future real estate needs. Thank you.

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126 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100
Carmel, CA