Smith Pope Associates (SPA), the real estate team of Gary Lee Smith and Paul Pope at Bennion Deville Homes in Palm Springs is the culmination of a total of 19 years spent selling homes in the greater Palm Springs area with an enviable reputation for customer support and loyalty throughout the years. Their mission is to bring integrity in all business matters, successful implementation of best practices and focus on the needs of their clients at all times. Simply stated, they are the team that gets the job done right the first time and creates long lasting relationships (like their own, which began in 1992). They have the market knowledge to find you the home you want, help you decide which neighborhood is the best fit, and make the buying process quick and easy. Sellers enjoy custom-tailored marketing that gains them a top sales price with superb representation for a refreshingly enjoyable selling experience.
Gary Lee Smith began selling real estate in 2004 and has served the Palm Springs area ever since. Gary is proud of the fact that he has never abandoned his practice even when the market completely evaporated in 2008. He’s ridden the highs and lows of the markets and understands the requirements of his clients like few others in the Palm Springs area. For you that adds up to working with an agent who not only knows the local market but also has gained the respect and trust of the area’s other long standing agents. Gary loves history and is well equipped to help newly arrived buyers to appreciate the legacies of our desert. In fact, Gary first came to Palm Springs in 1964 when he was four years old and continuously visited here making it the couple’s permanent home in 2004. Gary’s success in real estate over the years can be summed up to knowing the community and all it offers to people seeking a better way of life. Buyers and sellers alike note Gary’s attention to details, clear communication and respect for honesty in all aspects of his life and have rewarded him with a successful career in a business that is known for burning out most agents in the first year of business.
Paul Pope is the partner in Smith Pope Associates who brings a palpable sense of work ethic, determination and, most of all, fun to the business of listing and selling homes. Paul’s skills as a US Air Force-trained medical technician, insurance specialist, medical finance manager and resourceful office manager of a thriving Palm Springs environmental engineering company bring a keen sense of accuracy, accountability, and goal setting to the team when he joined Gary’s real estate practice after retiring early in 2018. Paul was always a guiding force in Gary’s real estate achievements and today he is a highly valued and visible part of the SPA philosophy of customer-focused home buying and selling activities.