Jodi was recognized with the highest honor within the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors. Voted by her peers, Jodi was awarded GRAR Realtor of the Year on December 9, 2016 at the Annual Awards Banquet held at Frederick Meijer Gardens. In the nomination speech, the presenter credited Jodi’s 22 year GRAR membership, her leadership, volunteerism, high level of personal integrity and professionalism, warmth, humor, philanthropic spirit and enthusiastic support of the charities, commitment to exemplary customer service, and her great work relationships with her Realtor peers and GRAR staff. Our team is very proud of Jodi and her commitment and involvement to the betterment of the real estate industry, our community, and our team! GO JODI!
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, just as my parents and grandparents were. This is home. I remained in that home while attending Northview Schools on the NE side of Grand Rapids. Since then, I have resided in Wyoming, Lowell, East Grand Rapids, Ada and now live in the City of Grand Rapids with my husband. (Yes I do like to move!) We have 3 grown-daughters, making me a “young” empty-nester.
My love for Grand Rapids is due to its rich-history, the community involvement in the arts, and the emphasis on family and education. I am so proud to call Grand Rapids home!
I paid my own way through college and graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. I was educated in problem solving and product design. I would consider my strengths to be: a keen understanding on how things work and as well as how things are built. I see the big picture and I can visualize the scope of a project very well. I have been told that I am very good at thinking outside of the box.
A few other tidbits about me: I love to talk, therefore I joined Toastmasters in 2011. I have enjoyed refining my ability to public speak and this group has helped me a lot with my leadership skills. I also love to eat! (My first-job was at Robinette’s Orchards and, sadly, I gained a whopping 15 pounds my first year working there.) My husband and I each love to golf. I’ve refined those skills too, given the fact that it’s often the only way I get to see my husband in the warmer months.
My career as a Realtor has become my life-style. After 17 years, I have many life-time relationships with clients that have grown to multiple generations. I have learned that real estate is not just about buying and selling homes. It is about people. I provide a delicate combination of understanding, honesty, enthusiasm, and hard-work to get the results my clients need. I am a kind person, with a big heart, and I am always my clients advocate first and foremost. I offer sensitivity to the situation and provide the negotiating skills to get the results you want and need. I can make a difference!
Jodi and her team guided us masterfully through the process of selling our mothers large condominium. She offered modern services that provided a clear online portrayal of the property. Jodi’s in-depth knowledge of the local market helped us to make the right decisions during each step of the process. Her team held multiple open houses and did an excellent job of staging the interior. Jodi’s personal touch and willingness to help minimized the stress on us and our mother. She was very organized and always available when we needed her. I will definitely consider her for any future property transactions of my own.
If you are looking to sell your home, you can’t go wrong if you contact Jodi Smith of the Keller-Williams Home Team! From start to finish, Jodi is a knowledgeable professional, and is personable, encouraging, helpful, and absolutely wonderful to work with. She helped us understand our offers and sold our house for us, which is the point of it all, right? She has a team she works with, and we recommend them all very highly!
Jodi was always very quick to respond whenever we had questions and was wonderful at reassuring us when we needed encouragement especially when finding a buyer was taking longer than expected. We both felt confident in her knowledge and she was great at giving us guidance. She was also very considerate of our time and money. We are so grateful that Tim referred us to her and her team!
Jodi was highly recommended by a neighbor, so we chose her to list our parents home. We totally made the right call. Jodi and her team took great care of us and saw everything through all the way to closing. Her knowledge and experience was evident throughout the process, and it was clear to us that she genuinely cares about what’s best for her clients. You could not do better than Jodi.
Jodi’s help was priceless in the sale of our house!! We live out of state & our renters did not leave the home in good condition. Jodi was there every step of the way, guiding us through the entire process. Her advice & guidance was on point & we are beyond grateful for all she & her team did for us! We literally could not have done this without her! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a realtor in the Grand Rapids area!