US REO Partners Members In The Community: Toni Smart, San Antonio, TX

Toni SmartToni Smart, of  Smart Group, REALTORS® began working with the Habitat for Humanity this past year. The Habitat for Humanity helps build houses and hope for low income families. The houses that are built are at no profit and interest would not be charged on the loans.  Building costs are financed by a revolving fund called “The Fund for Humanity.”

One volunteer project involved getting together with local realtors who were doing painting and carpentry work on one of the homes that was being built (see picture to right).  It was a great way to build relationships with fellow Realtors in a community effort, while making a better life for others.habitat for humanity2

Toni is also involved with Habitat for Humanity in serving lunch on a monthly basis to the volunteers that work on building the homes.  Serving lunch is a great way to serve and provides an opportunity to network with the volunteers to see if they would be interested in buying or selling a home.

This is one of many outreach programs in which Toni Smart is involved.  In addition to the Habitat for Humanity, Toni is active in working with San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries which helps end homelessness. As well as working with the American Heart Association, which works toward raising awareness of heart disease. Being involved in these community events will be networking opportunities, while serving the needs of those in the San Antonio area.

vrm logo - smallMs. Smart is the recipient of the VRM Gold Premier Vendors Award, which is a very highly esteemed award. Only five percent VRM’s vendors achieve this designation based on their REO sales efforts.

“I was honored to receive this award because it shows an appreciation for all of the hard work we put in to service this client,” Smart, a 24-year industry veteran who has focused on REO for the last 15 years. “The recognition by VRM clients and my peers inspires me to keep working toward the goal of building strong relationships with clients and colleagues.”

VRM employs the expertise of industry-leading professionals, such as Toni Smart.  US REO Partners offers its members the access to tools such as webinars and training information to ensure they are capable of being successful in any REO market.  “Our members are able to share best practices with their peers from around the country in order to provide extraordinary service,” said Troy Capell, president of US REO Partners.

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