About Me

 

Hello and a genuine warm welcome to you.  

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me.   

        From my home town in Birmingham, Alabama, I moved to New Orleans in early April of 2002 for a job transfer in Construction Equipment Sales and Management.  This was an industry that I had worked in previously for over seven years and had truly excelled.   With a construction equipment sales and management background, it seemed to be a natural transition for me into the world of real estate.     

         Upon moving into the city, right away I was taken with the uniquely historic and truly charming architecture of the city.  The many different and varying neighborhoods, the wonderfully friendly and kind spirit of the people of the city and all of the opportunity that I saw for growth within the city, personally and professionally.   

Within six months of settling into the city, I enrolled in night classes to work towards earning my Real Estate educational requirements, so that I could then take the real estate licensing exam.   In early 2003, I acquired my real estate license and went to work as a Full Time Realtor.   After making my rounds and interviewing with all of the other real estate firms throughout the city, I wisely chose to work with the local real estate firm Gardner Realtors;  as I readily recognized Gardner Realtors as the local authority of all things real estate.  I have worked full time at Gardner Realtors for 15 years and have 100% truly loved working with the Gardner Realtors family and real estate firm.   I often share with both clients and colleagues that one of the secrets to my success and my clients success is the never-ending support, the cutting edge technology provided and the worldwide visibility that our clients property listings receive through Gardner Realtors.   

For me and my entire team, which is comprised of four other full time Realtors, we all have a tremendous sense of pride in our profession and genuine respect and commitment for the responsibilities and obligations that we have to our clients.   Our role as a Realtor is to expertly guide and navigate the home buying and home selling process with our clients.   This is a role and responsibility that often takes on many different hats; from that of being at times a counselor, to helping guide one with the financing, navigating the home inspection process and appraisal challenges and many other issues that will inevitably present themselves as one progresses through buying and/or selling a home.   I truly understand how overwhelming the whole process can be.   My role for our clients is to personally be involved in every single aspect of their real estate transaction.    With over fifteen years of professional real estate experience, with the last ten plus years as The Top Realtor in the metropolitan area and with the greatest number of closed transactions consistently, year over year, the vast experience that I and my entire team bring to the table legitimately benefits our clients from beginning to end.    

There is no situation in a real estate transaction that I have not already seen and successfully worked through.  With over 1,500+  successful transactions under my belt, I have the tried and tested experience, with over a decade and a half of trusted market knowledge and the authentic know how to help accomplish my clients goal, no matter how large or small.   

What motivates me to get up each day, is the mission that I have signed on for with my clients.   I often will share with others that  "the house" is really a symbol for solving some need in a person's life.   Our life's work as a Realtor is to effect a positive change in other's lives through navigating the home buying or selling process.   I genuinely love what I do each and every day and would welcome the opportunity to share with you how myself and my entire team will successfully accomplish your real estate needs as well.   

Please do not hesitate to call on me at anytime. 

Thank you again graciously for taking the time to read this and learn more about me.

 

All of my very best,

Chris M. Smith, Realtor for Life  

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5/5 Stars

Sabrina Dowling
"Working with Chris is a no brainer! We knew that he would be able to sell our house quickly, at the right price, and he did! He made the entire process so easy and painless. I could not more highly recommend Chris & his team."

5/5 Stars

Jacob Freedman, First Time Home Buyer
"Chris and his team provided me with the utmost quality of assistance throughout the process. As a first time home buyer, I greatly appreciated the patience and responsiveness of Chris and his team. They coached me through every step of the process and in less than 30 days I had acquired the property I wanted at a lower price than I expected!! Chris also provided me with an exhaustive list of contractors and local professionals that have already helped me get the house ready to go! They made a stressful process simple. I am truly grateful. Thank you!"

5/5 Stars

Jacob Freedman, First Time Home Buyer
"Chris and his team provided me with the utmost quality of assistance throughout the process. As a first time home buyer, I greatly appreciated the patience and responsiveness of Chris and his team. They coached me through every step of the process and in less than 30 days I had acquired the property I wanted at a lower price than I expected!! Chris also provided me with an exhaustive list of contractors and local professionals that have already helped me get the house ready to go! They made a stressful process simple. I am truly grateful. Thank you!"

5/5 Stars

Shauna Grissett
"Chris Smith is the only realtor you should consider hiring, it's that simple. There isn't enough space to detail the excellent experience my husband and I had with Chris when we recently sold our home but, I'll give a few examples. Prior to hiring Chris, we had a very bad experience with another realtor (fired her) and were more than a little gun-shy - think PTSD. From the outset, Chris sensed this and put us at ease with his positive - but honest - attitude, respect for our opinions and his expertise of the real estate market and market trends. Upon signing with him, Chris told me, "I've got this." Well he meant it! Within a week of listing the property it sold and we went to Act of Sale a month later (the property was on the market for 5 months and there were 3 failed contracts with the other realtor). Chris is the hardest working person I've ever met and makes himself available to his clients 24/7. He calls/texts back immediately. If Chris cannot speak for some reason (if he's in a meeting, etc.), he will text back immediately and tell you when he can. Perhaps most important of all, we felt Chris represented us - in this case the sellers - first and foremost. We felt he had our backs and was concerned with getting the best deal for us, his clients. We never felt he was worried about his commission. We trusted Chris and his advice unconditionally. In the future, Chris will be the only realtor we will use and I've been singing his praises to everyone I know. It's rare to happen upon a business, vendor or service-provider that gives such excellent service but, Chris is that rare bird. I suggest that you run - don't walk - to him! You won't be disappointed."

5/5 Stars

Anthony "Jack" Bartlett
"Chris Smith will go the extra mile every time to ensure that your real estate transaction is satisfactory and successful. He was such a rockstar for the sale of my house!!! There was no detail that he did not fully oversee and vet to ensure total satisfaction and ease for me during an unstable time while trying to relocate and sell my house. I highly recommend him to every one!!!"

5/5 Stars

Anthony "Jack" Bartlett
"Chris Smith will go the extra mile every time to ensure that your real estate transaction is satisfactory and successful. He was such a rockstar for the sale of my house!!! There was no detail that he did not fully oversee and vet to ensure total satisfaction and ease for me during an unstable time while trying to relocate and sell my house. I highly recommend him to every one!!!"

5/5 Stars

Matt Damadeo
"Chris did a wonderful job. I'm extremely pleased with the way everything was handled, response time, knowledge etc...Truly very pleased. I will giving everything I can to Chris moving forward. Thank you very much for all of your efforts. Sincerely, Matt Damadeo"

5/5 Stars

Brandon MacNeill
"Chris and his team were amazing. We moved out of state and he handled everything for us, from A to Z. incredibly responsive and talked us off the ledge a few times as well during the process. Could not reccomend him more."

5/5 Stars

Ryan Winters
"Very helpful and through, process was a pleasure! He has helped friends of mine purchase their homes in the area, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He was there throughout the entire process, as this was my first home-buying experience, guiding me through what is negotiable, how to counter-offer, and has a plethora of professionals to help through the closing process. He personally oversaw some aspects of the inspection I was unavailable for and was in constant communication throughout. Even after the sale was complete he continued to amaze, organizing and meeting the repair professionals and getting things finished properly"

5/5 Stars

David Hutzel
"Chris demonstrates great experience as a realtor. He is always very professional and quick to respond. He has a great memory to store all your requests and needs and plenty of resources available to get the job done quick. His team is highly capable and responsive as well and he was able to recommend contractors that are professional, quick to perform requested work, and affordable. Most of all, Chris sold our house above the asking price with only one day of showing! You can't ask for more than that! "

5/5 Stars

Amber Celestine
"My experience with Chris Smith and his TEAM was wonderful. Chris Smith was welcoming and helpful throughout the process. His team was always available, and willing to go beyond their call of duty. They really want what is best for you . They will look out for you!!! I appreciate them and my experience with them. They are truly one of a kind!"

5/5 Stars

Shelly Molaschi
"I've closed on my condo and I'm keeping Chris' number! This is the local realtor who always "knows a guy". He knows who to call to redo your closet, hang your pictures, install a water heater, get your house cleaned. Chris Smith also knows every in and out of home/condo buying. Those obscure questions that keep you up at night, call Chris, he knows the answer and calms your fears. My property was small potatoes and he treated me like I was buying a million dollar mansion. Answered when he could and returned calls quickly when he couldn't. All in all, an excellent experience with Chris Smith."

5/5 Stars

Samjah Saulsberry
"Chris and Jean were extremely attentive throughout my home buying process. Whenever I had a question or concern, I emailed them and got a response within an hour. They are very accommodating and professional. And when it comes to the real estate business, they are on top of their game! I will be choosing them again in the future for my next purchase!"

5/5 Stars

Craig Riesburg
"Not only did Chris find me a house that far surpassed my expectations, but he made the process easy and pleasurable. As a nervous first-time buyer I didn’t know what I wanted and certainly had no idea how to go about getting it. Chris guided me through the process from start to finish – he proactively suggested properties, was incredibly knowledgeable about neighborhoods, and knew how to keep the process moving. Chris is incredibly detail oriented which made every stage easy. He was never pushy and, the entire time, I knew 100% that he wanted me to be happy and confident in my purchase. At the end of the day, it’s clear that Chris has earned his reputation as the best in the business."

5/5 Stars

Lauren Gillwee
"Chris did an amazing job and sold our home in Uptown New Orleans very quickly. Both he and his team were professional, punctual and extremely reliable. Our home provided some unusual situations, but every time I was apprehensive or concerned, Chris was very reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home. He is knowledge about real estate and a great negotiator. When multiple offers were on the table, he helped to steer us in right direction, and made a great deal. Thanks Chris!"

5/5 Stars

Blair Thomson
"Hands down, Chris Smith is one of the most effective real estate agents in the greater New Orleans region. Not only was he fully engaged and highly responsive as my agent, he also worked incessantly to ensure the best deal would be accomplished in a short period of time. Chris Smith is simply and earnestly the very best in the real estate profession!"

5/5 Stars

Derrick and Lauren
"Chris Smith & his team were great and made the process of selling our home from 1200 miles away a breeze! It took a little while, but all we needed was ONE offer and he was able to close it."

5/5 Stars

Rachelle Boudreaux
"Chris impressed us immediately with his confidence, professionalism and expertise. He worked with us throughout the process. We especially appreciated his patience and his promptness in responding to our questions and concerns. He took care of the big issues and the small details and our home had a great offer before it ever went on the market. Closing went off without a hitch! Don’t worry about the market, the neighborhood, the condition of your property – worry about putting your future in the right hands. Choose Chris and you won’t be disappointed!"

5/5 Stars

Father Ellis
"Chris has that rare ability you find in a hard working Realtor. I was impressed with his work before I met him and now even more, after having him list and sell my home in just days. I will always recommend Chris as a Realtor."

5/5 Stars

Gary Hess
"Buying and holding at an opportune time, I have listed 4 unique and challenging properties with Chris that I thought would sit on the market for quite some time. With the latest property, as with all others, I received a call from Chris 3 days after discussing the sales with him, to let me know that he would be sending the offer letter over for approval within the hour. Chris is a true professional, self-driven, and very knowledgeable.  Chris offers a turn-key service to ensure the clients goals are met. Never worked with anyone better…"

5/5 Stars

Mike Jones
"There is NO BETTER agent on the planet! Chris is more than just a salesperson, he’s a Sales Professional. I would ONLY recommend him as the person you need to sell or buy your resident. I have used him before and could not have been more pleased and would only use him in the future. If there was a painting entitled “Real Estate Broker” I am certain his face would be on it!! AAAA+++++++++++"

5/5 Stars

Ernest Morrison
"My mother recommended Chris to me after she interviewed many agents. Chris met me at my home to list my property. The next day I went to his office where we sat down and looked over the many listing in the area to decide on the asking price. Chris and his staff were very pleasant and always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I am very pleased to say that on 10/3/13 this property was SOLD. I have 2 other properties listed with Chris and I am confident that there will be 2 additional closings soon."

5/5 Stars

Marc Steinberg
"Chris and his team were great to work with. They were knowledgeable and always super responsive. It was reassuring to know they had our backs, especially since we were many states apart. Most importantly, he got our condo sold!"

5/5 Stars

Kellie Talbot
"We worked with Chris from across the country when we were buying our house, so I had to put a lot of trust in his hands and he did not let me down. He negotiated every step and kept me up-to-date. Even at closing he was prepared with a list of phone numbers to make the utility transfers so easy. I would definitely recommend him!"

5/5 Stars

Aaron Hurwitz
"Chris is the best Realtor in New Orleans. Working with anyone else would be a disadvantage. He is very knowledgeable, very responsive, dedicated to getting the job done, and always actively working to accomplish your goals. Chris has expertise unmatched in New Orleans, from his experience, he gets deals done and is able to adapt immediately if the situation changes."

5/5 Stars

Ernest Morris
"My mother recommended Chris to me after she interviewed many agents. Chris met me at my home to list my property. The next day I went to his office where we sat down and looked over the many listing in the area to decide on the asking price. Chris and his staff were very pleasant and always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. I am very pleased to say that on 10/3/13 this property was SOLD. I have 2 other properties listed with Chris and I am confident that there will be 2 additional closings soon."

5/5 Stars

B Thomason
"Chris is strictly business; wham, bam, quickest, least paperwork, least negotiation and fastest escrow I ever closed."

5/5 Stars

Scott Mac Donald
"I highly recommend Chris Smith and his dynamic "Trio". Chris is a "get it done" guy, and when he tells you he is going to sell your house in a day...he means it! We had multiple offers on our house within hours of Chris listing it- and he helped guide us through the right decision. His team, Tama and Jerry help keep the process rolling along and in end makes for a smooth transaction. "

5/5 Stars

Sally Marold
"Chris is the BEST. He sold my home in a matter of hours. I have owned many homes all across the country, he has it all as a Realtor. His work for you is a complete package and an enjoyable experience. I have not worked with anyone who has his ideas and dedication. Make Chris your first and only choice."

5/5 Stars

Ben Pejsach
"Chris was very patient with me, and coached me throughout the entire home buying process. I am a young professional who was very unaware of the real-estate market (home ownership costs, investment strategies, etc.), but thanks to Chris and his team, I was able to get the home that I wanted! He and his team were very accommodating; they were organized during the closing process, and had a strong network of banking and insurance professionals that made my life much easier. On several occasions, he showed me properties on very short notice. I strongly recommend working with Chris, and would definitely consider doing so again. "

5/5 Stars

Chris Breaux
"Thank you for helping us find the perfect house to start our family, it was great working with you and we really appreciate the way you conducted yourself while doing business with us, I look forward to the upcoming weeks ahead and the moving process."

5/5 Stars

A. Duncan
"Best real estate agent in New Orleans hands down. Always responsive, prompt, knows the market, etc."

5/5 Stars

Al Parra
"We have been working with Chris Smith, both in the private residential commercial sector.Chris, is very passionate both, as a buyer and seller's agent. He will represent you well..Chris is always "in your corner". When we think real estate...we think of Chris Smith."

5/5 Stars

Martin Cantu
"Chris is very passionate about his profession and has great knowledge of the greater New Orleans area. My wife and I relocated from the Dallas area and Chris took extra time to help us find the right home for us. Chris was always just a phone call away and ready to answer any questions we had and very willing to handle anything we needed. We look forward to working with Chris again."

5/5 Stars

Clayton Neveu
"Just writing to thank you again. I am so impressed by your work ethic and ability. Of course I will always recommend you to anyone I know looking to purchase or sell real estate in Louisiana."

5/5 Stars

Michele Varrone
"He was wonderful and very knowledgeable. As an out of town seller Chris handled many things for me. I am very appreciative."

5/5 Stars

Michael Piccione
"Chris has helped me sell several homes and it has always been an excellent experience. I was living out-of-state during the whole process and Chris was very accommodating and took care of the entire process. He even acted as my power of attorney and closed on my behalf and signed as my representative. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a property."

5/5 Stars

Meredith Cox
"Chris is a fantastic agent. I highly recommend him. I have bought homes with Chris, sold homes with Chris and he has always impressed me."

5/5 Stars

Chili McAfee
"I think Chris Smith is the best real estate agent in New Orleans. He was excellent and sold my home in 7 hours. He returns calls immediately and is always professional, kind and wonderful to work with. You won't be sorry with his services. Well Done Chris!"

5/5 Stars

Angela Freedman
"I've had the pleasure of working with Chris on a number of real estate transactions; from the sale of a commercial building, to the sale of a vacant lot, as well as apartment rentals. I can attest to his high degree of hard work, attention to detail, and result-driven orientation that he demonstrates for his clients. He is passionate about his work and relentless in the pursuit of meeting his clients' needs. He is a top-tier real estate professional and I highly recommend him without hesitation.Thanks Chris for all of your effort and expertise!"

5/5 Stars

Lauren Gilwee
"Chris did an amazing job and sold our home in Uptown New Orleans very quickly. Both he and his team were professional, punctual and extremely reliable. Our home provided some unusual situations, but every time I was apprehensive or concerned, Chris was very reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home. He is knowledge about real estate and a great negotiator. When multiple offers were on the table, he helped to steer us in right direction, and made a great deal. Thanks Chris!"

5/5 Stars

Gary Hess
"Buying and holding at an opportune time, I have listed 4 unique and challenging properties with Chris that I thought would sit on the market for quite some time. With the latest property, as with all others, I received a call from Chris 3 days after discussing the sales with him, to let me know that he would be sending the offer letter over for approval within the hour. Chris is a true professional, self-driven, and very knowledgeable.  Chris offers a turn-key service to ensure the clients goals are met. Never worked with anyone better..."

5/5 Stars

Zac Ziemanski
"Chris has helped me sell several homes and it has always been an excellent experience. I was living out-of-state during the whole process and Chris was very accommodating and took care of the entire process. He even acted as my power of attorney and closed on my behalf and signed as my representative. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a property."

5/5 Stars

J. Lafrance
"We were very impressed with Chris Smith as our Realtor. My husband and I had only been married for six months and this was our first major purchase together, we had a lot of questions and concerns and Chris was very patient with us as he answered all our questions and kept us up to date the entire process. Throughout the negotiations he was there quickly handling any issues that may have risen. If the time ever comes when I will be looking for a new home, there isn't any question on who my Realtor will be!"

5/5 Stars

Sakari Morrison
"Chris is a knowledgeable professional with years of local experience. He makes the process seamless and stress free. His communications are clear and timely. You can have confidence you are getting the best price for your home with the combination of his skills and integrity."

5/5 Stars

Andrew Gruezke
"Professional, intelligent, and good at his job. He put my house under contract in one day after it sat with another agent for six months.Nice guy with a good staff."

5/5 Stars

Ben and Nancy Rosow
"When my wife and I decided to go with Chris Smith over another very promising realtor, we felt that Chris' calm professionalism and obvious knowledge of the trade and the local area put him over the top.  We had no idea how important those traits would be as the process progressed.  This listing proved to be rather difficult for a number of unusual reasons, even some coming from us (the sellers).  Chris did not hesitate to work his tail off to make our deal go through.  Everything he did ensured that our interests were in good care, while maintaining a rigorous ethical code.  I cannot speak highly enough of the value that Chris brought to the table in listing and selling our house."

5/5 Stars

Joel Altschul
"Chris Smith and his assistant, Jean McPhee, were outstanding in every aspect of our work together. We had worked with another realtor for six months with lackluster results and no offers. Chris was able to restage and market the home with a professionalism that had been lacking. He helped us negotiate a more than fair deal within two weeks of his taking over the assignment. I only wish we had signed up with him at the beginning. I am happy to answer questions and offer my wholehearted recommendation. Joel Altschul 1916 Fern St. Sold 12/15/16"

5/5 Stars

Sonu Mills
"He is simply excellent and the best in his field! He is very professional and very hardworking. We have been very happy with the results he has given us!"

5/5 Stars

Thomas Lemoine
"I recommend Chris Smith and Jean McPhee, of Gardner Realtors on St Charles Avenue. I can depend on Chris Smith's office at Gardner, to keep the multi-faceted process of buying and selling a property as efficient and smooth as can be, for you, their customer. One should expect such service from any realtor: After all, What is (most of) the point of a realtor when we have the Internet and notaries? One point most important to me is that you don't have to organize and push through by yourself each of the many tasks that pile up in the transaction. That's your time, and it's their job. Chris and Jean do it well! Chris is informed, and has an elegant personal style to sell your home, and Chris has experience in the realty community to connect you with the right people for the job: attorneys, contractors, lenders. Jean will be sure, even on off-hours, (if it's really important,) to keep things moving along. Jean can be your voice through the piles of paperwork, after you accept or name your offer, sensitive to safeguard the details to your needs."

5/5 Stars

Sally Rebert
"Chris and his staff are ultimate professionals. Your best interest is their focus. They are always available and respectful. Chris will get the job done and you will impressed. Their is no one I can recommend more highly than this staff."

5/5 Stars

Michelle Miller
"Mr. Smith is an expert in the local Real Estate Market here in New Orleans. Then you have the fact that he is one of the most passionate and easiest agents to work with, which sets any client up with a win. I would highly recommend anyone looking for that first home/second home or retirement home to do business with him. He will make your experience so memorable by going that extra mile. And don't forget Commercial Real Estate he can and will pair the perfect tenant with the perfect properties. Working with Chris Smith is a must for Real Estate in New Orleans."

5/5 Stars

Adam Skidmore
"My experience with Chris Smith has been absolutely wonderful. I have rented from Mr. Smith for 2 years, January 2015- February 2017. His property has been nothing short of fantastic. The Bosch appliances in my unit are flawless, the air conditioning and heating units are serviced annually and Mr. Smith has the air filter replaced monthly. The landscaping is maintained bi-weekly and has been so since I moved into the unit. Mr. Smith as a landlord is someone who cares about his tenant's needs. His professionalism is unmatched, when sighing the lease with Mr. Smith much time was spent together going over the lease entirely. All of the extras services Chris offers with his units are truly a breath of fresh air. Condo maintenance is inevitable and I have always been given at least 48 hours of notice before anyone enters my unit. I have ARLO home security cameras which send a live video stream directly to my phone and alerts me when someone enters my condo. I can say at no point has anyone ever entered my unit without my knowledge. All of Chris Smith's representatives are courteous and polite. My expectations of Chris Smith have always been exceeded. I may add that this is the second unit I have rented from Chris Smith, as I used his services during my transition to New Orleans . I have never had any issues with lease signing or closing. Chris Smith is a stupendous landlord. I have recommend him and his services to many of my friends who have also said nothing but positive and appreciative statements about Mr. Smith."

5/5 Stars

Cathleen Berthelot
"We loved working with Chris! He was extremely knowledgeable about the neighborhood we were interested in and was always available to answer any and all questions we had. He also coordinated a seamless closing for both the house we were selling and the one we were buying. We cannot recommend him enough!"

5/5 Stars

Dr. James Briggs
"This was yet another great experience with Chris and his staff. Always professional and personal they can get the job done with professional seamless ease . I wish that was Chris Smith and staff in every city we had property !!! Many thanks...you are the best I have experienced."

5/5 Stars

Carey Loshbaugh
"Chris did a great job for us. Very helpful in navigating the process. We knew what we wanted and we needed someone who knew what they were doing to help us get it. I highly recommend Chris. He also helped us sell our old house for a great price."

5/5 Stars

Presley & Phillip Mariano
"Chris,Thank you so much for helping us find the house of our dreams!  You made our dreams a reality. Thanks for the beautiful Hurricane Glass and candle - it looks great on top of our mantle.  Thanks again for all your hard work!"

5/5 Stars

Bill Harris
"I will recommend Chris to any friend or family member who is looking to buy or sell in New Orleans. He told me exactly how to make my New Orleans double sell and had an offer for me the day it went on the market. He was always available and straight forward about every part of the process. If you are reading this and considering him as your agent. CALL HIM=) You won't find anyone better."

5/5 Stars

Susan & Ronald Cram
"Chris impressed us immediately with his confidence, professionalism and expertise. He worked with us throughout the process. We especially appreciated his patience and his promptness in responding to our questions and concerns. He took care of the big issues and the small details and our home had a great offer before it ever went on the market. Closing went off without a hitch! Don't worry about the market, the neighborhood, the condition of your property - worry about putting your future in the right hands. Choose Chris and you won't be disappointed!"

5/5 Stars

Lee Mac Alester
"Chris Smith will be my agent for every house I sell in New Orleans. He is the best agent I have ever worked with. Very professional!!!"

5/5 Stars

L. Blanca
"Hands down, Chris Smith is one of the most effective real estate agents in the greater New Orleans region. Not only was he fully engaged and highly responsive as my agent, he also worked incessantly to ensure the best deal would be accomplished in a short period of time. Chris Smith is simply and earnestly the very best in the real estate profession!"

5/5 Stars

Matthew and Kristen Austin
"We love our home! Many thanks for all of your help during the whole buying process. We'd love to have you by sometime to check out the changes and enjoy some holiday cheer.Happy Holidays from Kristen and me."

5/5 Stars

Justin and Jessica
"Chris was responsive and readily available whenever we needed him through out the purchase. Together with his team, he ensured that the process proceeded smoothly. I would definitely enlist his help in future real estate transactions."

5/5 Stars

Jourdan Generes
"What could have been a very tricky closing was made infinitely easier through the help of Chris Smith. He was knowledgeable & problem-solving about every issue that came up, and his level of professionalism was second to none. This will be my agent for every house I sell."

5/5 Stars

V.J. Schwartz
"Chris was knowledgeable and present every step of the way, even after the closing. You want him on your side!"

5/5 Stars

H. Bazley
"First time selling a house and Chris and his team have set the bar high. We are 100% satisfied and will use him to purchase our next home. Chris knows real estate"

5/5 Stars

Derek & Lauren
"Chris Smith & his team were great and made the process of selling our home from 1200 miles away a breeze! It took a little while, but all we needed was ONE offer and he was able to close it."

5/5 Stars

James M.
"hris did an amazing job and sold our home in Uptown New Orleans very quickly. Both he and his team were professional, punctual and extremely reliable. Our home provided some unusual situations, but every time I was apprehensive or concerned, Chris was very reassuring. I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their home. He is knowledgeable about real estate and a great negotiator. When multiple offers were on the table, he helped to steer us in right direction, and made a great deal."

5/5 Stars

Rob Johnson
"We have worked with several other real estate agents and Chris Smith is the best one by far. He is professional and yet personable. Chris gave us great advice on how to make our home look more attractive for first impressions both through photos online (which were taken by a professional photographer by the way) and for those coming to see it for the first time. He was there to help us through the whole process and he ended up selling our house in ONE DAY! We would, will, and have recommended him to anyone who asks!"

5/5 Stars

Colette & Michael
"We have worked with several other real estate agents and Chris Smith is the best one by far. He is professional and yet personable. Chris gave us great advice on how to make our home look more attractive for first impressions both through photos online (which were taken by a professional photographer by the way) and for those coming to see it for the first time. He was there to help us through the whole process and he ended up selling our house in ONE DAY! We would, will, and have recommended him to anyone who asks!"

5/5 Stars

Mike Jones
"There is NO BETTER agent on the planet! Chris is more than just a salesperson, he's a Sales Professional. I would ONLY recommend him as the person you need to sell or buy your resident. I have used him before and could not have been more pleased and would only use him in the future. If there was a painting entitled "Real Estate Broker" I am certain his face would be on it!! AAAA+++++++++++"

5/5 Stars

Christina Sanchez
"Very responsive and flexible with our challenging work schedules! Worked very quickly, helped facilitate communication between us and the seller, and was very thorough going through the home inspection document."

5/5 Stars

Ed Miranne
"Chris Smith and his staff are very skilled, courteous and professional. Their knowledge of the market is excellent and their suggestions have always been helpful. The results Chris Smith and his staff have produced have been very satisfactory."

5/5 Stars

Drew Mouton
"This recent sale is the 3rd property Chris has helped me sell, which collectively span 3 very distinct areas of town and 3 very different pools of buyers. He is a professional in every way: detailed, responsive, courteous in every way. Perhaps most importantly: he gets the deal done, in a way that I believe leaves both buyer and seller feeling satisfied. I recommend him without hesitation."

5/5 Stars

Rebecca Zwart
"Chris was a delight to work with. No stress sale! We listed the home, followed up and closed it according. Thank goodness for great sales and service!"

5/5 Stars

Alan Tseng
"I worked with Chris to sell a home in New Orleans while I moved out of state to start a new job. My main concern was how I would manage to do this from long distance. I am happy to say that my concerns never became an issue because Chris and his team were incredibly responsive with all forms of communication. He and his assistant Jean were acted in a professional timely manner and answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. This is not something I can say about all agents, as I shopped around before finally settling to work with Chris. Overall I would highly recommend working with him and his team."

5/5 Stars

Michele Bousquet
"I have worked with Chris on three home purchase/sale transactions and I have been extremely happy with everything. His (and his team's) communication throughout the process is great, quick response times and always willing to help during what can be an arduous process. His office is always on top of the paperwork too, and willing to explain everything. Highly recommend! This last time around was with Jacob, which was as great an experience as it was with Chris the first two times."

5/5 Stars

Bertha Chicas
"Chris Smith was recommended by a friend and we will now recommend him to everyone in the process of buying or selling a home. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Chris! Going into the home buying process, we didn't think we would buy a house for about a year. But with Chris' expertise and help, we closed on our house within 2 months of meeting with him. Chris was invaluable throughout the whole process - from determining our search criteria, providing recommendations for lenders, inspectors, contractors, and even paint recommendations! He advised us throughout the offer process with his superb negotiation skills. He was also very prompt to answer any questions and quickly replied to texts and emails. In addition to being responsive, he is also very organized and meticulous, which helped assuage all doubts and fears as first time homebuyers. Even after closing, Chris has answered our questions and we know he is a reliable source for anything that will arise as new homebuyers. We will definitely work with Chris on our next home purchase!"

5/5 Stars

Grant Gillman
"I was a tenant at one of Chris’s properties for almost two years. If not for the job I accepted in another city, I would have been content to forego my aspirations of homeownership and settle into that place for the long haul. Chris and his team are exceptional – considerate, responsive, empathetic, kind. Imagine meeting a minor water leak or squeaky door hinge with insouciance rather than frustration, knowing that with one phone call or text, Chris would dispatch one of his specialists to take care of the problem for good. But of course, these events were rare, considering the immaculate, almost improbable, condition of the property. My departure from New Orleans was made doubly hard knowing I would no longer have that apartment to return to, and that Chris and his team were exceptions to the typical rental experience. If due diligence led you to this page, stop here and go on with your day. Chris will exceed your expectations in every way."

5/5 Stars

Mary Baird
"We just purchased a wonderful condo through Chris Smith and his assistant, Thomas Flatley. They were great to deal with through the whole purchase process. Since we wanted to purchase quickly they were very helpful in accelerating the whole process. They have also been available for questions after the purchase which has been awesome. We would definitely work with them in the future if we should be in the market again.""

5/5 Stars

Grant Gillman
"I was a tenant at one of Chris’s properties for almost two years. If not for the job I accepted in another city, I would have been content to forego my aspirations of homeownership and settle into that place for the long haul. Chris and his team are exceptional – considerate, responsive, empathetic, kind. Imagine meeting a minor water leak or squeaky door hinge with insouciance rather than frustration, knowing that with one phone call or text, Chris would dispatch one of his specialists to take care of the problem for good. But of course, these events were rare, considering the immaculate, almost improbable, condition of the property. My departure from New Orleans was made doubly hard knowing I would no longer have that apartment to return to, and that Chris and his team were exceptions to the typical rental experience. If due diligence led you to this page, stop here and go on with your day. Chris will exceed your expectations in every way."

5/5 Stars

Joseph Barios
"Chris Smith provides unparalleled service, expertise, and experience in the New Orleans real estate market. This is the third transaction I have entrusted to Chris and I wouldn’t hesitate to use his services again. Chris always acts professionally, has an eye for smallest detail, handles himself with tact and grace, and is several strategic steps ahead of the buyer or seller. During my most recent sale experience, we had numerous curveballs thrown our direction and Chris provided honest, professional, realistic advice. I couldn’t recommend Chris any higher."

5/5 Stars

zuser20150818164059519
"Chris is my go to when selling property. I have sold 10 properties and none have been on the market more than a week. Honest to the point and knows what he is doing. I will never list a property with another agent."

5/5 Stars

Michael Brothers
"Chris and his staff are highly organized, efficient, and very responsive to client needs. Chris' honesty and forthrightness, coupled with an acute awareness of local/current market trends and conditions, provides the best possible outcome for his clients."

5/5 Stars

Brittany Summitt
"As my selling agent, Chris Smith and his team are top notch. They are professional, knowledgeable, and caring. Chris is skilled at empowering his clients and creating a positive experience. He does right by his clients and will go above and beyond."

5/5 Stars

Manda Materne
"Chris and his staff have been a pleasure to work with, especially with properties that some agents may steer clear from. I will definitely use Chris for my next real estate transaction."

5/5 Stars

Libby T of 1201 Canal St.
"What I most appreciate in working with Chris Smith is his responsiveness. He was always quick to respond to all of my emails and phone calls. Even though he was very busy he made me feel as if I was his only client. Chris knows the real estate market in New Orleans extremely well and his negotiating skills are top notch. He is definitely the first one I will call for my next real estate venture. I very highly recommend Chris!"

5/5 Stars

Jennifer Gieg
"We worked with Chris to purchase our home in the Irish Channel. We're relocating from Cincinnati and we appreciated his local knowledge, both about neighborhoods, and helping us choose contractors to work with us after the sale. His responsiveness to phone calls and e-mail could not have been any better, and I'd also add Jean, his assistant, to that compliment as well. The whole team is great. His negotiation style is fair but firm and realistic and he helped us realize gains through a price reduction and a concession by the sellers for necessary repairs. We never felt like we were more than a call away from his great advice, which was much appreciated because we were geographically removed from the city. Chris gets our highest recommendation!"

5/5 Stars

Andrew Wellbaum
"I have bought and sold multiple houses with Chris Smith, and can highly recommend him to anyone looking to do either. He is a champion for his customers, aggressive and savvy to the local market, and enjoyable to work with on either side of the process. In our experience selling two separate properties, both were on the market less than one day prior to receiving full asking price offers (and we didn't price them too low, we made significant profit off of both sales)! Chris is also well connected with all of the other high quality players in the real estate business, from appraisers to lenders, inspectors to title companies, he can put you in good hands throughout the entire process."

5/5 Stars

Trey Sundmaker
"Very responsive, always accessible and knows the local market better than anyone else. Chris worked hard for us to get the best deal possible on our sale. He also respected our feelings and thoughts throughout the process...but when needed gave us counsel to help us understand the market, the property we were marketing and the perspective of potential purchasers"

5/5 Stars

Sarah Oakes
"Chris was an incredibly professional and reliable realtor that always made us feel like his top priority. He was knowledgeable and efficient with each step of the home buying and selling process. We can't wait to start this next chapter in our new home thanks to him."

5/5 Stars

Courtney French
"Chris did a great job helping us sell our house. He's very knowledgeable about the New Orleans market and gave us great advice throughout the process."

5/5 Stars

Donald Trott
"Working with Chris Smith and his team was a great experience. Being a first time home buyer i had a million questions and he and his staff did an amazing job on answering my question and helping to educate me on the home buying process. Through his diligence and attention to detail he was able to find me the perfect house. I would highly recommend using Chris and his team to anyone looking for a home, and i will not be using any other realtor as long as i am in New Orleans."

5/5 Stars

Phillip Hymel
"Chris Smith's handling of the sale of my house was great! His team was professional, timely and we closed the sale 2 months sooner than I had expected when we started the process. He did not make promises he couldn't keep and was very up front with what my expectations should be. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the results."

5/5 Stars

Zach Deitrich
"The most professional and top notch team in New Orleans. I've used Chris Smith's team exclusively for the past two years for numerous sales and keep coming back for one simple reason. The best cannot be beat! I look forward to working with them for many many more years."

5/5 Stars

Keith Oldendorf
"Nothing but a 5 star experience. Highly recommended. Wonderful staff to work with. Chris and his team kept everything moving in a positive direction."

5/5 Stars

Rosanne Terzian
"Chris Smith is extremely professional and responsive. He made a stressful process easy for us. Any questions we had, he went immediately to the landlord for prompt answers. I would definitely seek his services in the future."

5/5 Stars

Alisa Cashion
"If you're looking for a Realtor, look no further! There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how pleased we were with Chris Smith and his amazing team. We relocated from out of state; the transaction could not have been more seamless. From our initial contact, Chris exuded professionalism and promptness; never leaving a question unanswered. His charisma is infectious making spending time looking at homes a breeze and such a pleasurable experience. You won't have to look for long though! With his extensive knowledge of the area, he was able to pinpoint the perfect home for us in only two days! We chose the house and they handled the rest, recommending the best vendors for lending, inspections, title company, even post cleaning services and transferred our termite bond for us. Chris Smith and his team set the bar high for other agents and embody what it means to be a Realtor. Picking the perfect house might be hard but when it comes to choosing a Realtor there's only one choice- Chris Smith. Our Realtor for life."

5/5 Stars

Justine Shaw
"Chris was wonderful! I sold my first house within days. He was always available to answer my questions and very helpful and knowledgeable. He walked me through every detail of the selling process."

5/5 Stars

Nick Vella
"Dedicated, experienced, professional and helpful. I was a first time home buyer and Chris taught and helped me understand everything I needed to know. His experience speaks for itself and has all the local contacts you will need."

5/5 Stars

John Carter
"Chris Smith was incredible to work with. Things he did well: 1) Sat down with my wife and I and helped us prioritize what we were looking for in a house/property 2) Helped us sort through pitfalls in properties 3) Helped us to see things we could do/not so with a property 4) Made negotiation/inspection process about as painless as possible 5) Always availabe 6) Incredibly responsive I would recommend him to anyone/and current do- we will use him for our next venture"

5/5 Stars

Kelsey Coyle
"Our experience with Chris was phenomenal. From beginning to end he was knowledgable, helpful, friendly, and professional. Chris helped us avoid a very dangerous situation in a home we had thought of purchasing, he works hard at what he does and knows what to look for. He understands the process and empathized with us as buyers when we were feeling uneasy. Chris got us a fantastic home at a good price, it's exactly what we were looking for. His whole team worked around the clock to make sure we were happy and had the information we needed. We have already recommended Chris to multiple friends in the area. Thank you!"

5/5 Stars

Samantha Stinson
"Chris is great! He is extremely knowledgeable about the area. My husband and I had never been to New Orleans prior to our initial visit to look for houses. He quickly gained a solid understanding of what we were looking for and made sure we never wasted our time at a home that wasn't a good fit. We found a house that was exactly what we wanted He was even able to negotiate the price down when it seemed like the sellers weren't going to budge. I would recommend him to anyone but especially those new to the area. I will definitely use him again in the future."

5/5 Stars

Andy Barcelo
"Chris was knowledgeable about the area in detail and helped us pick a property that suited our needs. Very straight forward fellow and his team was excellent as well, superior customer service."

5/5 Stars

E. Bueso
"Chris and Jean were absolutely fabulous. They went above and beyond to make the process of buying the property as smoothly and easy as possible. We are very thankful for their service and would definitely work with them again in the future."

5/5 Stars

Tyler Robinson
"I recommend Chris to anyone I meet who is looking to buy or sell a house in New Orleans. I have worked with Chris on several transactions and have been overwhelmingly impressed every single time. Chris is the hardest working person I know and he has ALWAYS delivered for me."

5/5 Stars

Howard Hodes
"In less than 3 weeks, with Chris' knowledge and expertise, our condominium sold for the asking price and an all cash deal. He is a true professional who I would gladly recommend to anyone."

5/5 Stars

2620 Saint Ann St Lessee
"I've rented from Chrus twice now. The last time was for over 1 year and he was always very responsive to the minor issues I encountered. Chris has quality properties and takes very good care of his properties, as well as his tenants. This time when I moved back to the city, Chris was the first person I called when looking for a rental property. Yet again I have a great house."

5/5 Stars

user1012142 New Orleans, la 70125
"Chris and his team are so refreshing to work with. They are professional, efficient and consistently dependable. No job/listing is too big or too small. He has listed and sold or rented several properties for us over the last decade. Top notch."

5/5 Stars

Tara Brown
"I was introduced to Chris Smith and Jean McPhee via my mortgage broker, Rick Crozier. My situation was unique in that I was already living in the house I wanted to buy. I leased it in summer of 2016 knowing it may go on the market. Chris had experience in with my situation, and he steered the initial process beautifully and professionally. Calls, texts, and emails were returned promptly, and I never once felt dumb for asking questions about the process. Once Chris got me on the other side of inspections he placed me in the care of his assistant Jean McPhee who is an absolute gem. She was sweet, quick, and once again never made this first time home buyer feel foolish for not knowing more about the process. This team walked me through everything, every step. They have excellent contacts and recommendations for inspectors, post-inspection repairs, home warranty companies, etc. You name it, and they will help you sort it out. Friends kept telling me that buying a home was one of life's most stressful events, but this was surprisingly easy with my great real estate and mortgage teams. I'm happy to recommend Chris and Jean at Gardner Real Estate."

5/5 Stars

siobhanf 4312 Walmsley Ave
"Chris is fantastic -- extremely knowledgeable, professional, and responsive. He navigated a complicated sale with grace, and was always diplomatic and communicative. I will definitely use him again in the future!"

5/5 Stars

Jean McPhee
"Chris helped my husband and I sell our house under a very quick deadline! The house we wanted to purchase would not accept a contract conditioned on the sale of the house we had up for sale. We took a risk and signed the contract anyway, so we had to sell our house before going to closing on the one we were buying. Chris was able to get our house sold easily. He is extremely dedicated to his clients."

5/5 Stars

Charles McPhee
"Chris Smith and his team were extemely helpful in the purchase of my house. Mr. Smith was a master at helping my wife and I find the perfect home for our family. His uncanny ability to search out properties that would be the right fit is amazing. Chris took the information we provided and showed us homes that were just the right fit for us. Chris dedicated quite a bit of his time to take us to a variety of properties. We never felt pushed or hurried into a decision. Chris was the first to say, we have to find the just right fit and not settle. Once we made an offer, Chris was there with us the entire time. We had many questions and Chris never grew impatient with us once. His team helped make sure our loan and title work was progressing. My wife and I were always informed and kept up-to-date on the process as we made our way to our scheduled closing. Chris' expertise was quite evident through-out the home buying process. His team made a daunting task seem smooth and seamless. I have recommended Chris to others and I most certainly would use his services again for another purchase or if I ever chose to buy or sell again."