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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 has been a Realtor® since 1997, specializing in 1031 Exchange Options, Cash Flow Replacement Properties, Commercial Real Estate, Site Selection, and Vacant Land. Danny has worked with various counties and cities on zoning and land use changes and has an excellent working knowledge of the process. Danny served on the Board of Directors for The Florida Association of REALTORS® and is a member of REALTORS® Land Institute where he is served two years as President of the Florida Chapter. Under Danny’s leadership The FL Chapter was awarded the President’s Certificate of Excellence in 2007 and Outstanding Chapter Of The Year in 2008. In 2008, Danny was awarded the Florida Land Realtor Of The Year. He has also earned their designation, ALC* (Accredited Land Consultant). He has achieved the prestigious CCIM* (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, the highest level of certification that can be achieved in the field of commercial real estate investment management. Danny has been one of the areas Top Producers and has achieved a variety of awards for Leadership and Sales Volume.
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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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