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Meet the players. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

It’s game time, y’all! With sports underway, we’re feeling the team spirit. When choosing a career path, having great teammates is an important part of the game. We caught up with one of RealtySouth’s top-performing Birmingham teams to learn their take on why having teammates you can depend on makes all the difference.

Meet Birmingham’s Top-Performing Team

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Fred Smith isn’t someone who thinks small. When he got in the real estate game in 1995, he knew he was building something big. Today, the Fred Smith Group is one of the top-performing real estate teams in the state.

If you’re unfamiliar with real estate teams, they all look a bit different. For the Fred Smith Group, they place a priority on meeting client needs, whether that be on the field or off.

Having a full-time marketing coordinator allows them to implement one of the most in-depth, aggressive marketing plays around. Full-time listing and closing coordinators means you can rest assured every step is being taken care of along the way.

On top of that, they also have nine licensed agents who have expertise in every area of the Birmingham metro.

Want to work with people who are ready to handle everything the home buying or selling process can throw at you? Check out RealtySouth today.

Building Something Great

This group was full of inside jokes and laughs. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

When he first teed-off the team over 25 years ago, Fred Smith knew he wanted to work with the best in the biz when it came to Alabama Real Estate agents.

The Fred Smith Group is constantly hitting it out of the park. Check out these stats:

  • Over 90 years of combined experience
  • More than 2,200 closed transactions
  • 5-star rating on Zillow with over 160 reviews

We caught up with founder, Fred Smith, to learn more about his team and how he built it. One thing we learned is that his strategy is mostly focused on fine-tuning the groups’ services rather than on growing the team.

“We’re not trying to be the biggest, but we do want to be the highest quality and offer the best solutions for our clients.”

If you’re a buyer or seller looking for the best in the real estate game, check out RealtySouth today.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Don’t tell the others, but Ashley had one of the best throws. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Whether it’s your favorite team to cheer on from the stands or your coworkers, good teamwork is vital in pretty much every environment.

Teammates keep you motivated, encouraged and challenged. They’ve also got your back when you need it.

The cool thing is with nine licensed agents, we cover for each other. I very much believe in all of us having a life and putting our families first.

If someone has a ball game on Saturday, one of us can show for that agent. That’s really important.”

Figuring out a work-life balance is something all professionals struggle with at one point or another. Being part of a team makes it a lot easier—not to mention, it makes the work part a whole lot more fun.

“The team is very cohesive…it’s important for us not just to get along, but to enjoy who we work with.”

After spending a few hours on the shoot with this group, I can attest to that bond wholeheartedly. They kept us laughing the entire time with funny stories and facts about one another. They were hardworking, easygoing, welcoming and full of personality.

Having teammates you can both enjoy and depend on makes all the difference in a workplace, and the Fred Smith Group certainly has it down.

Part of Something Big

Get it sold, sooner. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Like we mentioned earlier, Fred Smith only wanted to work with the best in the game. Teaming up with RealtySouth was a no-brainer. Father-Son team, the Wald Group, feels the same way.

“With the amount of volume we have been fortunate enough to do, it takes a team to provide each client with the time and care they have become accustomed to when working with The Wald Group.

Having the input of multiple agents and a full-time assistant, our marketing ideas and business plans are always evolving,”

Hayden Wald, The Wald Group

RealtySouth is the largest real estate company in the state of Alabama, and that name recognition carries all over the Southeast. Having your team backed by a brand people trust isn’t the only benefit, however.

“Having RealtySouth’s box of tools at our disposal is priceless, really…the company is very innovative and on top of the latest changes.

We also have the power of a national brand in Berkshire Hathaway, and that’s huge.”

Fred Smith

If you’re in the market for some new teammates in the real estate game, check out RealtySouth today.

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.