Carol &
Brian Lucas-Smith

carol@carollucas.com
brian@carollucas.com
Lucas-Smith Realtors, LLC


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Why Hire a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)?

Today, home buying and selling is faster, more complex, and more competitive in every way. Our goal is to make the process a little easier for you. The first step is choosing the right REALTOR®.

EXPERIENCE
To earn the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, every REALTOR® must have significant experience and volume of real estate transactions.

ETHICS
Every CRS Designee is required to maintain membership in the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and to abide by its strict Code of Ethics.

A FOCUS ON HOME BUYING AND SELLING
To help make the home buying and selling process more rewarding, every CRS Designee must have a proven track record in the business, as well as advanced education in related areas like finance, technology and marketing. Work with the top 5%.

TECHNOLOGY EXPERTISE
The training available to CRS Designees includes a strong focus on technology and its applications in the real estate business.


Your International Real Estate Team

The International Real Estate Team of Carol Lucas and Brian Smith and their dedication to excellence, is the collaboration of a wealth of high caliber professionalism and experience.

Born and educated in Great Britain, Carol has extensive International business experience both in the Computer Industry and Overseas Property Sales. Licensed since 1986 Carol is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), this designation being held by less than 5% of Realtors nationwide.

Brian Smith, the other half of this dynamic and respected Husband and Wife Real Estate Team, is a California native, where he achieved his Bachelor's and Masters Degrees, as well as teaching credentials. He taught at Middle Schools and Community Colleges, and is currently a "Master Instructor" for all approved Department of Real Estate classes. Brian also presided over Mortgage Lending as a Vice President for two U.S. banks.

With their world-wide business connections they are able to seek out homes in the United States, United Kingdom. Europe and Middle East, for their clients to purchase. Whether you are looking for a permanent residence, holiday villa or apartment, second home or investment property, they have the necessary relationships and contacts to meet your needs and desires.


For Buyers and Sellers:

I will provide prompt, accurate answers about the buying and selling process, working with only the top real estate service professionals to provide you as smooth a buying or selling experience as possible.

I will serve you as a highly trained, top real estate professional, specializing in relocating families.

My clients have said it all...

"We recently completed the sale of our residence in Ocean Colony (Half Moon Bay, CA). The transaction was handled by Brian and Carol in a manner that deserves a letter of recommendation.

We have lived on the coast for 13 years and have worked with five real estate agents during that time. Without qualification, Brian and Carol are at the top of that list. They aggressively marketed our home to a wide audience, used their personal selling influence with local and regional brokers, and kept us informed of events in a timely manner. More importantly, they helped us decide what was important in positioning our house, kept costs to a minimum, and sold the home for exactly what they predicted it would go for at our first interview.

If you are looking for a team with professionalism, dedication and excellent communication skills, I would recommend them without qualification. Please feel free to contact us if you would like a verbal recommendation as well.

Thanks for your attention!
Bill and Lauren Hipp"


"If you are listing a home to sell or looking to buy a home in the area, we highly recommend the services of Carol and Brian. We tried over the years to sell our unique home and met with no luck at all, not even a bad offer. We decided to try one more time and were impressed with the confidence and enthusiasm of Carol and Brian. It was not a matter of 'if' our house sold, but of 'when.' They never deviated from the certainty of a good sale and went all out with advertising, especially utilizing the internet to get our house exposed beyond the local area. Our buyers came ready for action, having downloaded the scoop on our property beforehand, complete with video tour.

As the negotiations began, Carol and Brian represented us fairly and gave sensible advice during the counteroffers, etc. We could tell them our feelings throughout the transaction and found them sensitive to our needs, yet keeping a good rapport with the buyer side of things. A happy transaction for us all!

Buying or selling a home gets emotional at times, so a special relationship with the realtor certainly helps. We felt their excellent success with our home merited a letter of recommendation - and thanks!

Sincerely,
Dr. & Mrs. Alan Palmer"


"We're finally in our new home!

We moved last Thursday. Against all predictions, the rain stayed away and the sun shone for us. It was a lovely day and as the boxes and furniture gradually mounted in our new home, so the stresses and strains of the last month or so began to fade away. By ten o'clock that evening, Milo was alseep in his crib and Caroline and I were snuggled on the sofa - in our newfamily room, just off our new kitchen in the back of our new house - looking out at the clear star-lit sky through the beautiful pink blossoming branches of the tree in - you guessed it - our new garden. All was quiet. And thus happiness descended.

I write now because on behalf of each of us I want to thank you both for the incredible job you did for us in finding our new home. There were many times that you told us that you would find a dream home for us but it was only really sitting there in the quiet star-light that we realized how right you had been.

As you know, we worked with a number of agents. I will not even waste braincells trying to draw comparison with the service, education, calm advice, good humor, warmth and professionalism of the service that you and Brian extended to us.

House hunting is meant to be a chore. With you guys, it was always a pleasure. You were upbeat. You were kind. You never once wasted our time with a complete no-hoper and yet often you showed us homes that were so very nearly right. Even then - and I know that at times we must have seemed like Mr and Mrs Fusspot from Planet Perfection - it is to your credit that you remained patiently focussed on our feelings and our needs.

However, once we found our new home, you guys stepped up several gears and moved pretty darn fast. We made the right offer, in the right way (all on your advice) and got the house. In just days. Then, using your mortgage guy my recollection is that we pretty much bought the place over the phone. I kept waiting for something to go wrong as it seemed too easy... but it never did. And anyway, in the event of problems I figured you two would know exactly what to do anyway!

But, of course, it went like a dream.

The end result is that we have a wonderful home, beyond anything that we ever really thought we would find and we've made - we hope - a couple of friends for life too.

Carol and Brian, thank you for all of your help. Thank you more though for your kind advice, the warmth and generousity of your spirit and also - most of all - for never letting it be anything but fun and an adventure.

See you soon, with love
Jonathan, Caroline and Milo
The Simpson-Bints"


"I wanted to say thank you once again for all of your efforts in finding our home in Redwood City. Your resourcefulness and obvious interest in us as clients and in our needs was very reassuring. It helped us tremendously in our relocation from Pennsylvania back to the Bay Area

The ease with which you have mixed technology, especially your web site and email, with your practice of the real estate profession is certainly an asset for the clients you serve who use these same tools! We felt that we knew you before we even met to begin our househunting trips. The level of responsiveness and close communication were very important to us.

Joan Barriere"


"First and foremast we just want to say:

Thank you!!!

I know the words are big, but they in no way, shape or form communicate the way we feel about all that you did for us. Carl and I realIze that If it hadn’t been for your dedication and perseverance, we would never have qualIfIed for a loan, at least this side of the bay. I don’t think a hundred thousand dollar commission would suffice for all the wonderful attention you provided.

Carl and I have set our goal to hopefully buy our second home 5 or 10 years. Of course you must realize that we wouldn't have any other broker or agent help us should that occasion arIse.

For now, thank you from the bottom or our hearts and God bless you both!

Deanna, Carl, Amber and Carmen Courtemanche"


"Greetings from the South! It is amazing how quickly time passes. It is hard to believe I havc been in position far three months now. Moreover, it is equally amazing how accurately priced and quickly the two of you sold our home in Half Moon Bay. The sale of our home couldn’t have been possible without all the efforts In advertIsing and getting our home shown to as many potential buyers. What a thrill it was to see our home on the Internet, and in print in so many real estate publications. It was with your tireless efforts at the many open houses planned on weekends and the follow-up with those who showed an interest that made our relocation a smooth and easy transition

Being in a service business myself, it is a true pleasure to have the opportunity to work with such a professional couple such as yourselves. You both compliment each other in your communication and attention to detail, which are qualities that are a rare find in today's hectic business environment. I'm spoiled now when it comes to finding another realtor for our next move; they will have high standards to live up to. I can only hope that my next promotion takes us back to San Francisco where I know I would be sure to find the perfect house with your help. Until then, I send you our sincere appreciation and thanks for the whole family.

Carmen Blanco"


"Now that my condo sale has closed, I would like to send you a special letter of thanks for all of the extra effort that you and Brian put into my transaction.

I especially appreciate your trouble in sending all the e-mail, and the multiple faxes to Norway. Communications is very important, and you did a great job keeping me informed of the status of offers and escrow proceedings.

When I retained you, I did not expect to receive all of the extra service that Brian provided. I was very impressed that he painted my deck and took care of several maintenance problems at no extra charge. The two of you make a very good team!

I am delighted that my sale turned out so well, and it was a pleasure to work with you. I would be pleased to highly recommend you to any prospective client.

Nancy S. Lee"


"Carol and Brian provided end to end service on my property in Half Moon Bay.

In 1997 I returned from 15 years in Europe. Carol and Brian helped me find the house, held my hand through the negotiation process, simply took care of all the inspections/paperwork and helped me meet the neighbors.

Three years later, I put the house on the market after the sharp fall in the NASDAQ. They micro-managed the sale process to force all interest to a single Sunday showing and all offers to a Monday evening window. All three offers exceeded my expectations...the top one by more than 20%! In fact, they broke the sale record for the neighborhood. I believe that great salesmanship can help get a great price. Carol and Brian proved it.

Ned Denison
ned.denison@cadcoevolution.com"