Agent Profiles April 30, 2024

Hugh M Smith, Broker Completes RENE Certification

Unlocking Success: Hugh Smith Earns RENE Certification

At Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate, excellence isn’t just a goal; it’s a standard. We’re thrilled to announce that Hugh M Smith, our esteemed Broker overseeing operations at our Easton, Chestertown, and Chesapeake City offices, has earned his Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) certification. Awarded by the Real Estate Business Institute (REBI) under the National Association of Realtors®.  this credential places Hugh among an elite group of real estate professionals globally.

What sets Hugh apart is not just his extensive experience, which spans back to his entry into the real estate arena in 1979, but also his commitment to staying at the forefront of industry standards. His journey includes obtaining his Maryland Real Estate Broker license in 1983. He has left a significant mark on numerous transactions across the Eastern Shore with renowned firms such as Anderson-Stokes Real Estate, Lamotte Properties, Inc., Tred Avon Properties, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and now, Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate.

As Hugh reflects on his career and the evolving landscape of real estate, he emphasizes the critical importance of adaptability. “Thanks to litigation and technology, there is about to be a major shift coming in the way real estate is practiced,” notes Smith. “Those of us who plan to thrive and survive in the new business model will need to effectively communicate our value proposition to both buyers and sellers. Negotiation skills are consistently rated as the most valuable skill by consumers when selecting a real estate agent.”

Hugh’s dedication to continuous learning and advancement is a testament to his commitment to delivering unparalleled service and expertise to clients and his agents alike across Maryland, Delaware and southern Pennsylvania . We at Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate extend our heartfelt congratulations to Hugh on this remarkable achievement and eagerly anticipate his ongoing success in raising the bar for excellence in our industry.For those seeking a trusted partner in their real estate journey, look no further than Coldwell Banker Chesapeake Real Estate, where expertise, integrity, and results converge. Contact us today to experience the difference firsthand.