Creating an opportunity for others to feel proud and giving back is what Dallas broker Scottie Smith II has done with his real estate brokerage, Scottie Smith II & Associates. These ambitions to help others is at the core of why he was chosen to be one of REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 under 30” Class of 2016, which will be featured in the May/June issue.
As a native of Houston, Scottie learned how to make an impact early as the middle child among his ten siblings, and that influence can be seen in the trajectory of his business. Scottie started his agency with just one agent and since then the business has grown over 200% year after year with more agents joining now one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in Texas.
Scottie’s mantra is: “I’m driven to empower the underdog with a goal of shattering the glass ceiling between the haves and the have not’s.”
You don’t have to be a client of Scottie’s to get his insight on what it takes to be a homeowner either. He recently authored “From Decision to Close,” a book of practical fundamentals and insight that gives people an honest and concise roadmap to homeownership. Scottie is making sure people who are seeking to become licensed real estate agents get great knowledge and training with the Lone Star Real Estate Academy, which he founded in late 2015. He has also taken the charge to assist the underserved entrepreneurial community by creating the HUB Space, a non-profit incubator to support minority-owned startups.
“It’s beyond an incredible experience to be named one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 under 30. Many of the past winners are people I look up to as inspiration, and now I’m honored to be among the ranks. At Scottie Smith II & Associates we strive to meet people where they are and take them where they want to be. I know what it’s like to truly want something but feel like it’s out of reach. Be it fear, financial hardship, or naïveté – these are the challenges I commit to championing on behalf of our clients”, Scottie said.
Congratulations to Scottie!
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