- Team Leader
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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.