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Gerard Smith

  • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Meet Gerard, one of Douglas Elliman's top producing brokers in New York City. Gerard is regularly acclaimed as one of the top 10 agents in New York City on a monthly basis.

With over 15 years of real estate experience, Gerard gets enormous pleasure from helping others. “I have not woken up on a Monday morning in 15 years and didn’t want to go to work. I don’t look at this as work, it’s not, it’s a lifestyle. Love what you do and never work a day in your life.”

Having previously worked as an electrical engineer, Gerard’s project management skill set is one of his strongest assets. From working closely with his developers on new development designs, to guiding buyers around the potential implications purchasing problems may bring, problem solving and people skills are two of the many tools in Gerard’s arsenal that separate him from other brokers.

His proof is in his results and his ability to successfully manage both sides of a transaction. From building to selling, his vast skill set is one of the reasons 80% of Gerard's sales transactions are direct. Having the construction knowledge to reduce first time buyer anxiety and the engineering background to confidently discuss developments with developers ensures all parties are happy to sit back and let Gerard drive each deal home.

Gerard treats every day like a school day: he is always strengthening his knowledge and learning. Gerard prides himself on an “Under Promise, Over Deliver” outlook on life. Sitting clients down and having those difficult conversations about pricing is something most brokers avoid. Gerard tackles this head on. Always upfront and honest, Gerard’s clients quickly become his friends, ensuring long lasting relationships. This is one of the reasons 90% of Gerard’s business is referral-based.
Gerard’s clients quickly see his words in action. By pricing his listings appropriately and ensuring an airtight marketing plan, Gerard’s listings are often sold over or at asking price and in record time.
Gerard works closely with his wide variety of clients and enjoys every interaction he has with them. The majority of Gerard's business focuses on new development, brownstone conversions, assisting sellers and buyers on co-op/condo transactions, and rentals.

Having had his own real estate company before coming to New York City, Gerard understands how to run a successful business and just how important it is to ensure that the interests of his clients always come first. Keeping his fingers closely on the pulse, Gerard prides himself on his ability to understand the nuances of each deal and that each one may need to be handled differently. He is able to keep the emotions and frustrations of all parties involved in check, making sure both parties meet at the closing table every time.

When Gerard isn’t working with clients and closing deals, you can find him spending time with family, hitting the gym, or playing golf. This avid traveler loves to see the world and experience new cultures, while his appreciation for haute cuisine keeps him well acquainted with the city’s hottest new restaurants.
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111 Fifth Ave
New York, 10003