Star has been a licensed
real estate broker since 1994. For six (6) of those years she was an office
manager handling all the issues that came up for her agents.
Star believes that one
of the keys to success, both for herself and her customers, is a continually
updated education. She takes many classes and seminars to increase her
effectiveness and has earned two of the real estate industry's most prestigious
professional designations: The GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) held by only
15% of the nations Realtors and the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) held
by only 3% of the nations Realtors. Nationally recognized, these designations
are earned through a rigorous course of study as well as demonstrated
professional experience. All these designations are Star's assurance
to you that she provides quality service.
Star is a member of the
Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Florida Association of Realtors® and
the National Association of Realtors®. All of the Realtors associations uphold
a strict code of ethics and ensure that their members are up to date on the
latest marketing techniques and legislation affecting real estate. Star is
also a Board member of the Fair Housing Center (FHC) of the greater Palm
Beaches. The FHC is the voice of Fair Housing Advocacy in Palm Beach County.
Star has an ongoing commitment to support the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
and the Farm Workers Council.
Born in Miami, Florida,
Star has lived in Palm Beach County since 1974. She graduated from Martin
County High School in the National Honor Society, earned her AA from Palm Beach
Community College and, subsequently, her BA from the Florida State University
School of Music Cum Laude with Honors.
Star acquired her work
ethic early. She started working at her family's milk processing plant when she
was 10 years old. From the very beginning she felt the internal drive to set an
example for how the job should be done. Throughout her life, Star has kept the
work ethic of "do the job right the first time."
When Star finished college she began a career with FPL, working in various
positions for 17 years, including 10 years in the marketing department. During
her successful tenure with FPL, Star honed important skills in marketing,
public relations, public speaking, teaching, management and attention to
detail, all of which are vital to the success of her real estate customers
today. Following her career with FPL, Star worked as a songwriter. She has
written the words and music to many songs and has seen 8 of her songs
When not serving her
clients, Star enjoys living in Lake Clarke Shores, with her partner, Laura, and
playing with her cats Deanoh, Purry, Lucky and Cali.
Honest, reliable and
full of integrity, Star Smiley always goes the extra mile for her clients. She
knows that the sale or purchase of real estate is one of the biggest financial
transactions of a lifetime and she wants to help you ensure that it is also one
of your most successful.
Star begins every transaction by listening carefully to your goals and desires.
She then sets about helping you accomplish your objectives and keeps in touch
throughout the process so that you will know exactly what is happening in the
transaction at all times. If you are seeking an honest, straightforward,
conscientious and detail-oriented professional for your next real estate
transaction, call Star Smiley today at 561-312-1060.