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Sumter County's potential and excellent qualities for industrial development are surpassed only by its natural beauty and comfortable lifestyle. Strategically located at the "CROSSROADS" of two of our state's major highways, Interstate 75 and Florida's Turnpike, providing non-stop access to Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville and Tallahassee.
Attractive to industries interested in expanding or relocating. Offering the serenity of country living, excellent schools and shopping areas, scenic beauty, great fishing and golf, all of which combine to ensure a quality lifestyle.
Located in the heart of Sumter County is the largest single-site real estate development in the USA, known as The Villages. With the diversity and affluence of this steadily growing community of approximately 70,000, The Villages has earned the #1 ranking as the fastest growing micropolitan area in the nation.
Commercial opportunities are readily available, driven by the strength of The Villages continued residential growth.
Danny Smith, ALC, CCIM
Danny Smith along with his wife Billie Faye Smith own and manage Smith & Smith Realty here in Wildwood.
As a Florida Native Danny moved to Wildwood at the age of 12; when his Dad became the Pastor of the 1st Baptist. 35 years later he is still an active member of the Church, Chamber and the 2013 President for the Realtors Association of Lake and Sumter Counties.
Danny’s background is in the land business as a Vegetable Farmer along with managing a Hay and Seed Operation.
Danny is now in the Profession of Commercial Real Estate. He has earned the Designations of an (ALC) Accredited Land Consultant and a (CCIM) Certified Commercial Investment Member. These are the highest level of certifications that can be achieved in the Land and Commercial Real Estate Business.
The Education from these along with his Experience has given him the ability to understand and translate the many moving parts of complicated transactions.
Danny was recently named by National Realtors Land Institute – “The 2012 Land Realtor of America” and by Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors as “The 2013 #1 Top Producer for Land Sales”
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Danny Smith is Awarded the 2012 Land REALTOR of America from the REALTORS® Land Institute
November 8, 2012 in Orlando FL at the National REALTORS Annual Convention – The REALTORS Land Institute is pleased to announce that Danny Smith of Smith & Smith Realty in Wildwood, FL, has been named as the 2012 Land REALTOR of America.
Danny has exceeded the criteria required for this receiving this award which include contributing to the advancement of the land profession and community, possessing the REALTOR Spirit by practicing and maintaining the Realtor Code of Ethics, participating in chapter and national institute activities by serving as an officer or community chairman, attending national meetings, participating in civic activities on a local, state and national level, having recognized business accomplishments and taking part in REALTOR-related activities on a local, state and national level.
Danny was excited to have his family there to share in this great honor. CONGRATULATIONS Danny on a job well done!
The REALTORS® Land Institute serves a unique constituency in the real estate industry – those who broker, lease, sell, develop, and manage land assets, including vacant, transitional land; agricultural and pastureland; timberland; and ranch and recreational properties. Through its rigorous Land University curriculum, the REALTORS® Land Institute confers its Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation to only those real estate practitioners who achieve the highest level of education, experience, and professionalism. The REALTORS® Land Institute is an affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS®. Go to www.rliland.com for additional information.
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