Ed Smith has made a career of providing solutions. Prior to obtaining his real estate license, Ed—with nearly 20 years under his belt of working in the securities industry as a Financial and Operations (FinOp) Principal and as the founder and leader of a successful FinOp consulting company—has made meeting the unique needs of clients his business. His knack for analysis, planning, and action have seamlessly translated to the field of real estate, where an understanding of a client’s wishes, a thorough knowledge of the market, and continuity in follow-through are paramount to success.
Ed graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC, Berkeley, with an eye to directing his people skills and his business acumen toward the securities industry. His passion for resolving complexities and his natural inclination to organize and lead drove him to form his own consulting firm, within which he guided his team members to respond with real solutions to an ever-changing business landscape. He attributes his success to the development of certain indispensable qualities and skills, which continue to serve him today:
• Knowledgeable, Personable, Enthusiastic
• Keen Listening, Communication, and Negotiating Skills
• Fluent in Spanish
Always enamored with New York City’s exquisite architecture and rich design history, and finding himself traveling frequently to the city, Ed’s fascination with the city and its unique real estate market steadily grew. Ready to expand his career horizons, he secured his real estate license and relocated from the west coast to New York’s Upper West Side, from where he continues to delve into discovering the diverse real estate opportunities Manhattan has to offer. His priority is meeting every goal across a range of clientele:
• Residential Buyers—The right location, the right fit, and the right price—discover your dream Manhattan residence
• Residential Sellers—From listing to staging to showing, connect quickly with your ideal buyer
• Renters—Experience a low-stress, well-targeted search for an apartment that fits your lifestyle and budget
Attention to detail has always been one of Ed’s defining qualities, and his ability to be both flexible and adaptable ensures his clients’ unique real estate requirements remain front and center. Committed to excellence and continually driven by results, Ed intends to bring enthusiasm, creativity, and unyielding dedication to helping you achieve your real estate goals.