Meet the Team
Clint Smith began his Commercial Real Estate career in 2001 with Swearingen Realty Group in Dallas, Texas, focusing on “Portfolio Management” of owned and leased corporate real estate where he worked with local, regional, and national corporations. As his career progressed he began focusing more on investment property acquisitions, dispositions and development projects.
After two years with Swearingen, Clint was offered a position with Staubach Capital Partners, a small but elite group of professionals stemmed from The Staubach Company that averaged over 1 Billion dollars a year in acquisitions, sale-leasebacks and development projects. Clint was responsible for finding, evaluating, and negotiating potential investment grade acquisitions, including government leased properties & publicly traded companies with a credit rating above BBB. Staubach Capital Partners closed its doors in 2005 when the President retired and remaining employees branched off to other ventures.
After leaving Staubach in 2005, Clint founded Smith & Crisp Commercial Real Estate Services where for the past twelve years he has focused on several areas of commercial real estate including tenant representation, development, leasing, management, and investment property acquisitions and dispositions. While at Smith & Crisp, Clint has been involved in dozens of transaction totaling tens of millions of dollars. He has represented notable retail chains such as Starbucks, Blockbuster Video, Pizza Hut, Sylvan Learning Center,and Burger King as well as several office and industrial users. He has also been involved in large multi-purpose development projects in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, & Wyoming.
Karma Crisp is a native Texan, long time resident of Tyler, graduate of Stephen F. Austin, and owner of Smith and Crisp Realty Group. Her extensive background in banking, PR work, marketing, and various aspects of real estate contribute to her success as top producing realtor. Her positive attitude, outgoing personality, strong work ethic, honesty, knowledge of the real estate market, and commitment to her clients are the combined qualities that make Karma a great realtor. High energy and zest for life not only carry her through her favorite activities such as snow skiing, traveling, tennis, but show through her efforts and diligence in her work as a realtor.
Her top priority being “superior customer service and client satisfaction”, along with her enthusiasm,contagious laughter, listening skills, experience, and extensive knowledge of the real estate market make Karma easy to work with and creates an enjoyable, successful real estate experience for her clients through the process of buying or selling their home. When choosing a realtor think…. for good KARMA and CRISP sales call: KARMA CRISP!
“I have used Karma to sell my house and to buy another. She is very quick to respond and did a great job of getting the information I needed to make the right decisions. I would highly recommend her and her team if you are selling your existing home or looking for another.”
“Our home search started in January, we did not purchase until April. Our list of must have’s was huge. Patience needs to be added to the list of qualifiers. Karma had to have a lot of it working with us. We looked at a least 50 homes before picking the one we currently reside in. Karma was extremely knowledgeable of not only neighborhoods in the city of Tyler but also surrounding farm properties and Lake Palestine. She and her team also have a good understanding of the current housing market. This helped us select a home that not only met our needs but has been a good investment as well.”
Whether you’re an experienced homebuyer, or shopping for your first home, I will help make your experience the best it can be. My customer-focused approach has worked to help my clients throughout the area! As your trusted, professional real estate partner, I will help you find the best home in your area within your price range. Together we will sell your current home as quickly and easily as possible. I hope that you’ll take a few minutes to look over my site, review my listings, and learn a little bit about the top-drawer treatment you’ll get from me!!
“I do not like writing reviews. BUT, this lady and her team deserve all the accolades I can offer. Cherie was very professional and communicative. Every time I called with a dumb question she was there. She was extremely honest and hardworking. She could easily network with other agencies to get us into showing quickly without any problems. It was obvious to me she is well respected in her field and among her peers.
I really don’t know why you would use anyone else but Cherie with Smith and Crisp. OUTSTANDING JOB and thank you for our new home. We hope to utilize her services again in the future.”
“Both of us are Athletic Trainers and it was football season so our availability is a brief window and changes daily. I think we rescheduled multiple times even on our meetings directly with Cherie, and she was always flexible and able to respond and help us whenever we had a random question pop into our first time home buyer heads.
Communication was never an issue with her and she was always in a great mood whenever we spoke. We still are in contact with her (almost 7 months after the final paperwork) whenever we have a question, and never feel awkward or out of place asking, Cherie made us feel more relaxed in a stressful environment which is all anyone can ask for in a realtor!
She will fight for you, make the phone calls that you don’t want to make, say the things that need to be said, and bend over backwards to make everything as convenient and perfect as it can be when buying your dream home! However many stars can be awarded add 10 more, because Cherie Davidson is an AWESOME person to have on your side!”
“Good morning Ms. Crisp. I am writing to let you know what a wonderful and professional job Cherie did for Vicki and myself in the purchase of a lot in the Pecan Valley subdivision.
First of all, she met us on very short notice to accommodate us since we are from South Texas and were actually preparing to leave Tyler when she advised that she would meet us. Secondly, she always kept us informed with all issues concerning the lot purchase and that had not happened with a previous agent that we had spoken.
All in all, we were extremely happy with her and would certainly recommend her to anyone that wishes to contact us.Thanks again.”
Being born and raised in the East Texas area has given me a strong understanding and great deal of knowledge within the community and the people who reside here.I pride myself on customer satisfaction, and strongly believe in building relationships in the community.I currently reside in Whitehouse and truly enjoy helping find homes for new families and faces in the area, as well as helping existing ones with their needs!
If you or someone you know is looking for help with any Real Estate matter, I am more than happy to be of assistance! Looking forward to working with you!
“Trustworthy and honest. He worked hard to get us a good deal on a great home! Recommended to anyone.”
“Trustworthy hard working realtor…he takes care of his clients.”
Mike Balfay was born and raised in Smith County – attended Tyler Schools, TJC and Stephen F Austin. He lives on 200 acre farm out of Bullard. Former Bullard school board member, scout leader, president of baseball assoc. He is currently on the board of directors of the Bullard Chamber of Commerce, president of the Bullard Fire Dept. and is in charge of putting on the Red, White, and Blue Classic Car Show. Avid hunter, builds hot rods, bales hay, lifts weights, loves to fish. Passion: wife, children, and grandchildren.
Stacy Jarvis loves selling homes. After 36 years in public education as a teacher and counselor, and selling five of her own homes herself along the way, her transition to a real estate career was a natural one. Daughter of an architect, Stacy loved sitting beside her Dad’s drafting table watching him create projects for clients.
Stacy admits to a lifelong obsession with house shopping, taking in Sunday open houses being one of her favorite pastimes even in her teens. She brings to each of her customers an enthusiasm for design trends, an intuition for market hotspots, and a listening ear to their specific needs and wants.
Stacy believes choosing a home should be one of life’s most delightful adventures, and she works hard to make sure each client finds a home that is a perfect fit. Raised in West Texas and Northern New Mexico, Stacy loves painting, playing guitar, and collecting all things mid-century.
Crystal fell in love with the high energy and diversity of Real Estate years ago. She prides herself on making sure her clients needs are her first priority by paying attention to every detail during the sales process. She uses her past experience as a guidance counselor to help intuitively respond to each client to meet the wants.
She is a Graduate Realtor Institute designated Realtor which means she is committed to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation in New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
Anita was born and raised in Texas and has been an East Texas native for the past 20 years. Her real estate services span the areas of Tyler, Longview, Paris, Chandler, Brownsboro, Athens, Canton and Palestine.
Prior to entering the real estate market, Anita earned her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and spent many years as an educator, and then an administrator for the University of Texas at Tyler. She has strong ties with the community and families of the surrounding areas.
Whether you are buying your first home or selling your current home Anita can help make the process smooth, and as stress free as possible. Her strong communication skills, integrity and work ethic will assure that you are taken care of throughout the entire process.
Sissy came to real estate after a career in finance and title research. She is excited about meeting new clients and helping them navigate the real estate marketplace. Sissy’s experience and knowledge, will make your search a pleasure!
I am really excited about my new career in real estate. I am a wife and proud mother of two girls and a new grandmother as well. I was born and raised in Flint and have spent most of my life in the East Texas area. I love to help people realize their dreams of finding the perfect home. Whether you are buying or selling a home I will do my very best to make the experience a rewarding and seamless one. My attention to organization and detail will be appreciated by you as you go through this process. Let me be the one you rely on to make your selling or purchase an enjoyable memory as you achieve your dreams.