A Little Bit About Fred and Susan Smith

Our Backgrounds

We come from two different backgrounds, Susan is the daughter of a U.S. diplomat and experienced about 30 addresses in 15 moves to different countries as a child and young adult.  We are convinced her love of real estate was from wanting to stay put somewhere and call a house her home.  Fred grew up on a farm in North Carolina until moving to Alexandria at 11 years of age.  He has the background that you work on things, if broken, and spend quality time to make sure it is done right.  He is now a local boy, having spent the last 42 years here.  Susan moved to Alexandria at the end of college at 21 and never left, making this her home for over 30 years!  We blend our strengths, Susan with her background in negotiations for the government and early years as a social worker does the paper work and enjoys talking about how our client's decisions fit with the rest of their life.  Fred's prior years in construction brings his knowledge of home building, inspections, repairs, and remodeling to help as sellers prepare their home for sale in this market, or understand the home inspection process for todays buyers.


We started in real estate in the 1990's and experienced the best and the worst times for real estate in the last decade.  We believe that our success has been from our natural interest in understanding our clients, helping them make wise financial moves, and to be sure they are happy with their decisions.  We have been in the Million Dollar Sales Club every year of our career, with several years making the 10+ Million and Top Producer. 

Our Client-First Philosophy

In our experience as Alexandria real estate professionals, we've found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. With years of experience in preparing a home for sale we know what it takes to stage a home successfully for the buyers buying in your area.  We take pride in the hours we put in preparing your home, developing the marketing materials, and the number of Open Houses we provide as compared to many other realtors.  


So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Alexandria areas, please contact us.