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Every home has a unique story and Al Gels, in contribution with the Smith Group would be honored to tell yours. We understand luxury real estate in Orange County and have the numbers to prove it. Our primary objective is to partner with you and achieve the highest net proceeds as quickly as possible. We hope you’re asking, “Why the Smith Group?”. Here’s a relevant answer. We have earned nearly a billion dollars in sales in the last 4 years. With volumes totaling over $300 Million in 2015,  $220 Million in 2014, $245 Million in 2013, and $197 Million in 2012. We are the #1 Team in Orange County for Coldwell Banker and have been since 2009. We sell a coastal property every 55 hours. Our team outperforms the individual as we strive with expertise for the best results. We exceed the competition and achieve the most for you, our future client. And we deliver groundbreaking marketing that demands more than market mediocrity. Welcome to my online home, please take a scroll.

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Al Gels

Al has been a vital member of the Smith Group team since 2011 representing Sellers and Buyers in the luxury market in Southern California.   Al, licensed as a real estate Broker since 2004 joined the Smith Group after spending 7+ years as an independent Broker specializing in land transactions and site acquisition for utility scale solar electric generation projects.

Through his past professional career Al’s skills were honed working for and selling energy commodities to Fortune 500 companies with unmatched attention to relationships, service and detail.

Al earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and practiced public accounting as a CPA before entering the corporate world; he remains a Member of the American Institute of CPAs.

Al and his wife Lisa have lived and raised their two children in Newport Beach since 1993. When not working, Al is active in his church community, he is past Commodore and member of the Offshore Cruising Club. He is the Founder and Lead of NextDoor – Newport Heights/Cliff haven; his neighborhood’s social network.  Al enjoys cooking and tending his edible garden.

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How do we stand as one of the top teams in the Nation? The Smith Group collaborates to tell your story in a more innovate way than any other brokerage in California. With 16 dedicated professionals we have a combined 150 years of transactional experience. Each person has a specific and vital role to play in selling your home. In 2013 we successfully told the story of 140 homes, averaging our clients 11% more than the market in Orange County. Our customized marketing plan is specific to the personality of your home. It’s our strategy for your success.

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