SIMON SMITH - PRINCIPAL BROKER/OWNER OF KEY REALTY GROUP INC.
ABOUT SIMON SMITH
Simon Gregory Smith was born in Oswego, New York. . When Simon was 2, his family headed West to Eugene, Oregon where his parents earned their Masters degrees from the University of Oregon. Simon’s father went on to get his P. H. D. in Psychology. He has retired from 4J but still works part time with own private practice. Simon’s mother taught at several elementary schools in the Springfield area over the years, and then became a school counselor at Thurston High School until she retired several years ago.
Simon obtained all of his education here in Eugene and then got his Business degree in Marketing & Management at the University of Oregon. Prior to graduating from U of O he had already been successful in business with his own business as a painting contractor. Upon graduation a close family friend and successful property investor, allowed him to help scout out timber properties to buy, sell and trade. He immediately liked the real estate business and the idea of being his own boss, therefore keeping his options open. This paved the way for his career in Real Estate. He began at Hemenway Realty in Cottage Grove, to learn about timber property. Within a year, he was at Coldwell Banker. Simon’s ambition and determination lead him to a Million Dollar producer the following year, and 3 years later he was in the top 5 of his company where he has been consistently since.
He met his wife, Lori, also of Eugene and married in 1996. They honeymooned in the Cayman’s where they enjoyed one of their favorite pastimes together, scuba diving. As Simon’s client base and business continued to grow, so did his family. Soon, thereafter they had a daughter and a son. His family spends time and love of assisting homeless animals find permanent loving families.They adopted a 6-year-old black lab named, C.J. Also known as Ceej.
As dedicated as Simon is to his business, he still finds a lot of time for his family, friends, and hobbies. Every morning the entire family goes on their morning walk along the river. A ritual that not by choice seems to get earlier and earlier in the morning…thanks to the dog’s influence. Weekends are spent either on family outings, socializing with family and friends or participating in some of his favorite hobbies. Such as golf, snow, and water skiing, and salmon fishing every summer. He is also a connoisseur of fine wines. Every summer he and a group of his close friends plan a day of wine tasting at local vineyards for his birthday. Every Sunday you’ll find him scouring the classifieds for that perfect “classic” car that he’s always dreamt of. But his favorite pastime is Duck football. As an alumni and sponsor, he is active in supporting his “team”. Which includes any and all bowl games. Go Ducks!