A licensed REALTOR® who got his start in the business several years ago working for one of coastal Orange County’s most renowned and accomplished partnerships — Surterre Properties’ McKown Weinstein team — Nick Smith possesses an invaluable understanding of the local luxury marketplace, not to mention a heightened grasp of personalized service. Prior to transitioning into the field of residential real estate, he spent a decade working in the grocery business, having landed his first job at the age of 16. In this capacity, he built critical skills pertaining to customer relations, organization and negotiation — skills that he frequently calls upon in his career today. Tasked with the broad-spanning role of managing all information and reports for the team, Nick’s hard work has enabled Rex McKown and Marcy Weinstein to propel their successes to a higher level, promising their clients the most comprehensive blend of expert service the industry has to offer. A Newport Beach native who’s called the coastline home his entire life, Nick is a member of the Surfrider Foundation.