Williamsburg, VA – (October 19, 2021) – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to announce Fred Smith as the new manager of the company’s Williamsburg office.
Smith has been a successful licensed agent for more than 18 years and during that time, has acquired diverse marketing and sales experience, including the development of long-term client relationships and a successful referral-based business. He has worked at several brokerages throughout Virginia in the past two decades and joined Howard Hanna in September 2021.
“Howard Hanna’s reputation as a first-class real estate services firm precedes itself, and they have seen a great deal of success in the Williamsburg area in recent years,” said Smith. “I’m excited to be a part of this team, and I look forward to building on that success.”
Smith has been affiliated with multiple industry groups, including serving as Vice-President/President-Elect of the Williamsburg Area Association of Realtors® Board of Directors; Director/Past-President of the Williamsburg Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors; Committee Member, Virginia Realtors® Public Policy Committee; Committee Member/Vice-Chair, WAAR Public Policy Committee; Instructor of Continuing Education (Fair Housing, Public Policy) and MLS at WAAR; and as a past member of the Kingsmill Community Services Association Board of Directors.
“Fred comes to Howard Hanna with high marks across the board,” said Mike Grogan, Regional Vice President for Howard Hanna’s Central Atlantic Region. “His local knowledge and industry acumen instantly make him one of the most well-rounded members of our leadership team. I fully expect Fred to make an immediate impact in the Williamsburg office.”
Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hampden-Sydney College and is a 2019 graduate of the Virginia Realtors® Virginia Leadership Academy. Prior to joining the real estate industry, he worked as a financial advisor and stockbroker.
“Over the last five years, we have grown significantly in the Williamsburg market,” said Dennis Cestra, Jr., President of Howard Hanna’s Southeast Region. “Fred’s leadership and sales experience will be key in helping us to continue to provide a high level of value to our sales associates and clients. I am proud to welcome Fred to our leadership team and family.”
About Howard Hanna: Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is the #1 family-owned and -operated independent broker in the U.S.A. The full-service real estate company has more than 400 real estate, mortgage, insurance, title, and escrow service offices across 11 states, including Allen Tate Realtors® in the Carolinas and The F.C. Tucker Company in Indiana, with more than 13,000 sales associates and staff, including many of the industry’s top-producing real estate agents. For more information, visit www.HowardHanna.com.
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