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Real estate agency under new ownership
Leigh Smiley 2018
Leigh Smiley recently purchased Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is celebrating their second year under new ownership. Leigh Smiley, a local businesswoman, assumed ownership of the company in July 2016 after serving as the main leader for the firm since 2014.

In business for more than 40 years, it was formerly owned by George and Babs Holtzman. Along with the real estate company, Smiley owns a property management company called Southern Coast Properties. The Holtzmans retain ownership of Holtzman Real Estate Services.
“It means a lot to my family and me to make this step and continue the legacy of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and George and Babs Holtzman in Liberty County,” Smiley said. “Our foundation is here, our children have grown up here and we see a long and prosperous continuation of a keystone business that is so much a part of the fabric of this community.”
Along with a new owner comes a vision that includes community involvement, as well as an increase in the agents and staff, Smiley said.
“We currently have 32 active agents and five staff members, who all know and value the importance of being Realtors with expertise and industry-specific knowledge, as well as a willingness to help drive Liberty County to be the best it can be with their participation in all facets of life,” she said.
The mission of the company, she said, is to, “build lifetime relationships with clients by making them the main focus, continuously improving performance and consistently delivering excellent service.”
“Having been with Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors for 15 years, I have experienced the ups and downs of the housing and commercial markets in this region. There is no other company more poised for progress and who can truly say that it stays abreast of the latest trends and strategies, always with the community in mind than this one,” associate broker Jimmy Shanken said.
Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named a 2017 Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Office. It was also awarded the 2017 Business of the Year in the two-15 employee category by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and voted the Best of Liberty real estate company by the Courier, for the last four years. Smiley serves as a board member and officer for several organizations, including the Hinesville Rotary Club, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, and the Hinesville Area Multi-list Corp.

By maintaining the highest levels of standards, knowledge, and expertise, Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors® promotes client and customer satisfaction at every turn. They continue to be innovative and progressive, providing agents and staff with continuous support, training, coaching, business planning, and resources needed to provide an exceptional experience for everyone.

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