PJ Smith - Broker Owner

(239) 300-3009

Naples Golf to Gulf Real Estate

365 Fifth Ave S Naples, FL 34102

6 Lives…

PJ is a native of Minnesota where she was a snowbird to Naples for about 20 years before residing full time in Naples. She says she’s had 9 lives, but really it’s only 6.  She started her career with a passion for public policy and urban planning. PJ used her undergrad degrees in urban studies and economics to land her first job as an Urban Planner for the State of Minnesota (Life 1) working for the Governor in the Capital in St. Paul MN working on zoning issues, comprehensive plans and coordinating international design competitions for landmark public buildings located on the grounds of the Capital Building.  

From there she quickly worked her way up the ladder to heading up several state agencies (Life 2) and ultimately working for the Governor of Texas in Austin TX as a political consultant (Life 3).  Then she took a right hand turn and found her entrepreneurial spirit and morphed into the private sector.  First, by adding to her education (MS and PhD in health care related disciplines) and then by co-owning and operating several thriving health care clinics in Minneapolis and then in Indianapolis.  Her work in longevity and wellness allowed her to travel extensively around the world – at least to 38 countries.   

Related to her work in Minneapolis, she launched a ligament injury diagnostic clinic in Indiana where she started with  nothing to create a first of its kind standalone clinic (Life 4).  At the same time PJ was previously married to a PGA tour player where she periodically worked as a PGA Caddy (Life 5).  She’s played amazing courses around the country and world with a keen understanding of course design and architecture – this is invaluable in working with her golf buyers and sellers to help match course/home preferences.  During her journeys and experiences, she learned the value of investing in commercial and residential real estate.  She brings 20 years of hands on experience of real estate investing, interior design and luxury rental management to her customers and since 2017 works full time as a real estate broker (Life 6) in Naples and southwest Florida, selling from Bradenton to Marco Island, 

My Personal Passions

  • Avid golfer (4 handicap, played in 10 PGA pro-ams, won 8 Club Championships) and coach for First Tee Collier/Naples
  • Global adventure traveler including medical missions for Smile Network International - successfully climbing Machu Picchu and Kilimanjaro - next trip is Camino De Santiago
  • Stalker of French and English bulldogs
  • Minnesota Golden Gopher fanatic
  • Advocate for water quality, homeownership, private property rights and attainable housing  
  • Leadership and community involvement
  • Digital marketing and tech geek which is a homerun with my seller’s needs in the digital marketplace
  • Life long learner 

My Specialties

  • Buyers Agent
  • Listing Agent
  • Luxury Properties
  • Golf Properties – gated communities, bundled golf, equity and non-equity golf
  • Gulf and Waterfront Properties
  • Investment Properties especially Airbnb and Short Term Rental Investors
  • New Construction
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Probate and Divorce Transactions

My Real Estate Licensure, Education and Volunteer Leadership Experiences

  • Broker License BK3371525
  • GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute)
  • CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist)
  • SRS (Seller’s Representative Specialist)
  • SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)
  • PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor)
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative)
  • SFR (Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource)
  • AHWD (At Home with Diversity)
  • C2EX 
  • GREEN (Green and Sustainable Specialist)
  • E-PRO (Electronic and Digital Expertise) 
  • Member | National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member | Florida Association of Realtors (FR)
  • Member | Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR)
  • Member | Canadian Global Real Estate Association (CREA)
  • Member | National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)
  • Member | SWFL Real Estate Investment Association (REIA)
  • Member | FL Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA)
  • Member | Institute of Luxury Marketing Institute 
  • Member | Great Naples Chamber of Commerce 
  • NABOR Board of Directors (BOD) 2020-2022
  • NABOR Treasurer 2022
  • NABOR REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) Chair 2020
  • NABOR Budget and Finance Committee Chair 2022
  • NABOR and FL Honor Society and Circle of Excellence Recipient
  • NABOR REALTOR Rising Star Award 2018, Committee Contributor Award (2021)
  • Florida REALTOR’s Newcomer of the Year Award 2019
  • Florida Realtors Board of Directors 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Florida Realtors Leadership Academy Graduate 2020
  • Florida Realtors Committees 2022: Chair of Realtor Party Major Investors Recognition Committee (RPMIC) and members of Land Use and Sustainability, Resort and Second Homes, Issues Mobilization
  • Florida Realtors Key Contact for Representative Lauren Melo HD80 2021-2023
  • NAR Committee: Land Use and Sustainability 2020, 2021, 2022, Water Quality Subcommittee (2022)
  • PAC Major Investor 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Naples Design Review Board (DRB) City Council Appointee 2019-2021
  • Naples Chamber and Leadership Collier Class of 2022 
  • Naples/Collier First Tee Golf Coach 2021, 2022

My Listings