There are few agents that know Marin County well— or who are as well known by Marin residents and industry peers — as William J. Smith. Bill has been one of the top producers in Marin residential real estate for decades, with 76% of his total sales in Tiburon and Belvedere. He has been very active in community service and local government for over 40 years, as well. Bill’s distinctions include:
Honors in Real Estate
* Top 1% in Marin County
* Chairman’s Circle of Excellence
* Hall of Fame, lifetime member
* Marin Platinum Group (top 100 agents in Marin County)
* Marin’s Top Agent Network (top 10% of agents in Marin County)
Leadership Positions in the Community:
* Belvedere Citizen of the Year
* Mayor of the City of Belvedere
* Member of the Belvedere City Council
* Commodore of The San Francisco Yacht Club
* Co-founder and President of the Belvedere Community Foundation
* Chairman of the Belvedere-Tiburon Parks and Recreation Committee
* Board member of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation
* Chairman of the Marin Education Fund (now 10,000 Degrees)
Bill’s success in residential real estate rests on a strong foundation in finance, land use, and planning. He earned his degree in Business Administration at the University of Texas, and began his career as a C.P.A. with Price Waterhouse. He was involved in many aspects of commercial real estate sales and development before focusing exclusively on residential sales.
Bill is a dedicated family man who appreciates all that the area has to offer family with regard to excellent schools, activities, facilities, and neighborhoods. In his free time, Bill enjoys sailing on the San Francisco Bay, skiing in Tahoe, and savoring nearby San Francisco’s renowned culture and attractions.
Ann Aylwin comes from a long line of commercial and government real estate developers. For the past decade, she has managed a privately held portfolio of United States post offices that are leased to the U.S. Postal Service. During this time, Ann has also assisted Bill Smith with residential real estate projects. She joined Pacific Union in 2014 in order to expand the scope of her work.
A resident of the San Francisco for 28 years, and Tiburon and Belvedere for the past 16 years, Ann has long appreciated all that Marin and the Bay Area have to offer, and why local real estate carries such tremendous value. She enjoys giving back to the community that has given so much to her.
Leadership Positions in the Community:
* Executive board member of the Belvedere Community Foundation
* President of the Belvedere Tiburon Library board of trustees
* Executive board member of the Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation, Bookmarks Division
* Board member of the Reed Union School District Foundation
* Board member of the Belvedere Hawthorne Nursery School
* Board member of the San Francisco Yacht Club Auxiliary
In addition to her work in real estate, Ann has deep roots in nonprofit development and governance, literature and the far corners of the world. Ann earned a Bachelor of Philosophy with a Focus in Finance at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and began her career as Vice President of Development at a nonprofit aviation research institute. She worked for a whitewater rafting company in the Eastern U.S., then a wildlife sanctuary in Nepal. After extensive international travel, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work in adventure travel. Following a decade as top producer in Central and East Asia operations, Ann shifted her focus to the strategic aspects of the business as Vice President of Marketing and Sales. In real estate, Ann draws often on the skills she honed in marketing, sales and operations, her years cultivating relationships with high net worth individuals, and the perspectives she has gained from her travels abroad.
A native of Turlock in the Central Valley, Sara has lived in Mill Valley for five years. After several years of office management, Sara moved into the real estate business, bringing with her extensive experience working with clients and realtors, as well as the intensive documentation involved in real estate transactions. Sara is currently working on attaining her real estate license.
Sara relishes life in Marin County. She has had the pleasure of coordinating the monthly Mill Valley Art Walk — curating different artists each month and putting on a display of wine and food for guests to enjoy. She has also had the opportunity to volunteer at the acclaimed Mill Valley Film Festival.
Sara is the oldest of three children, with one brother and one sister.
Pacific Union and Christie's International
Pacific Union is the leading luxury real estate brand in Northern California. Last year, we closed over $2 billion in sales, which far outpaced our nearest competitor. For us, "luxury" is measured by the quality of our people and service -- not the price of a property. We have an extensive support staff committed to delivering the highest level of service, integrity, performance, and follow-through to our clients. Our exclusive relationship with Christie's International Real Estate extends the reach for qualified buyers and properties to over 200 countries and over 920 offices in the most important markets worldwide.
Bill Smith Real Estate Testimonials
Respected by Peers
Bill is a pro. He has long established relationships in the real estate community, and the respect of his peers for good reason. Bill is a tough negotiator, he's thoughtful, and has excellent instincts. I have worked with him for several years now and refer him to friends whenever asked for an agent referral. Simply the best.
When I was looking into moving to the Belvedere/Tiburon area, Bill came highly recommended to me as THE realtor to use to help find my future home. I found he more than lived up to this recommendation. Bill worked hard on my behalf. He was accessible and incredibly easy to work with. He was clearly well connected within this community and within his profession. As a result, he was able to gain access to several homes before they were listed, including the one I ultimately purchased. I found he provided solid advice and put great effort into helping me work through numerous challenges we faced in getting my home closed. I would happily and strongly recommend Bill to anyone looking to hire a realtor.
Bill knew the market inside and out. He was hard working on our behalf, negotiated a good deal, and was on top of all the details necessary to close. I highly recommend Bill.
Actually Bill was our selling agent on two homes and buying agent for 1 home. So 3 transactions in total. Bill seems to know - literally - everyone in the area, and has been in the Southern Marin Real Estate market for many years, and in the Finance sector before that. I believe this combination of Real Estate and business experience serve his clients well. Throughout each part of the engagement/transaction, Bill was a knowledgeable, punctual, and reliable professional. We would use his services again, and would (and have) recommended him to others.
Leader in the Industry
Bill helped us sell our home, and buy a new home. Bill is extremely knowledgeable and caring. Bill is a leader in his industry, and anyone would benefit from his knowledge and experience. When it comes to a realtor, there is only one choice: Bill Smith!