REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 under 30” for 2016 was recently announced honoring 30 of the country’s premier professionals in the real estate industry. This year Dallas’ own, Scottie Smith II of Scottie Smith II & Associates was chosen out of nearly 400 applicants and will be featured in the May/June issue of REALTOR® Magazine.
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 road map to home ownership. 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.
Scottie has also taken the charge to assist the undeserved 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 naivete – these are the challenges I commit to championing on behalf of our clients”, Scottie said. Scottie Smith II & Associates is always looking for new agents to help people own one of the biggest investments of their life, their home. Scottie and his agents know that the road to home ownership can be challenging, and may not feel like an option for some. They want to change this narrative and make clients’ experience one they will remember in a positive way.
About REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 under 30” REALTOR® Magazine is the official magazine of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the business tool for real estate professionals. The magazine advances real estate best practices, brings expert insight to significant trends, and provides REALTORS® with timely decision-making tools on business purchases and strategies. Each May/June issue, REALTOR® Magazine features 30 rising young stars in the real estate industry. In determining who makes the 30 Under 30 list, REALTOR® Magazine staff looks for candidates who are successful in the real estate business and have demonstrated skill, success, creativity, and leadership in their careers. #