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About Gema

Gema S. Smith has been an influential pioneer in the luxury real estate industry for over 30 years. With a reputation for providing first-class service and garnering impeccable results for her clients, Gema’s accomplishments have earned her mentions in San Jose Magazine as well as two State of California Senate Certificates of Recognition.

Unapologetically persistent, tenacious in her negotiation and passionate about developing genuine trust with her clients, Gema brings her best-in-class service and award-winning approach to Compass with a focus on the high-end market of Silicon Valley. Previously, Gema served as a Broker Associate with Intero Real Estate Services in San Jose, where she was a consistent top producer and recognized as a Top Listing and Sales agent for the company’s 15 corporate offices. Knowing that every buyer and seller has their own unique story to tell, Gema is proud to play a role in her clients’ ongoing narrative and represent their best interests in what is often the biggest transaction of their lives.

“Gema has been an active member of the real estate community since 1987, getting her start in the loan business before obtaining her real estate and broker’s licenses.”

Gema has been an active member of the real estate community since 1987, getting her start in the loan business before obtaining her real estate and broker’s licenses. In 2002, she opened a real estate brokerage and loan company which she ran successfully until 2008, when she chose to focus her efforts on real estate sales full-time. Gema is a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) and California Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as a Certified REO & SHORT SALE Specialist with The Five Star Institute. She is also a two-time Santa Clara County Chapter President of NHORA (National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates) and currently sits on the NHORA National Board of Directors.

A passionate philanthropist, Gema sits on the Board of Directors for the Jose Valdes Math Institute. Her commitment and dedication to the advancement of educational opportunities to underserved communities defines her character. In her spare time, Gema enjoys gourmet cooking, entertaining family and friends, wine tasting, reading, jogging and traveling.


“Very Honest, Trustworthy, Hardworking, and Dependable. She Helped us Sell our House in San Jose that we were going to lose and Found a Buyer for it in less than a week. Then she Helped Me and my wife Buy an awesome House in Merced in less than a month. Without Gema we would of lost everything, She showed a lot of Heart and Compassion. This is a Woman who Really Cares about her Clients. We will always be Grateful for what she has done for us and my Family. Lots of Love And RESPECT.”

“*****STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING..... AND MAKE SURE YOU RESEARCH "GEMA SMITH" RIGHT NOW!!! The best way I can describe her is that she is as Loving, Nice and Sweet as your Favorite Teacher or Favorite Relative, and she is as Relentless and Saavy and Efficient in her Business attack to make your Sale as Great as possible. ( I describe her as a Sweet, Loving Pitbull ). You will NEVER experience the Pitbull, but it shows up in you getting what you want and when you want it. She delivers. I Love her and her TEAM. We set the Record at Silver Creek Valley Country Club for my Sale, which was 12% higher in price sold per square footage than any other home sold in our neighborhood. Can you guess that I am very happy????? DO NOT CHOOSE ANYONE ELSE FOR YOUR SALE, WITHOUT AT LEAST MEETING AND DISCUSSING YOUR HOME SALE IDEAS. I think you will be very Happy with Gema Smith.”

“Gema helped my wife and me buy our new home last year. We chose Gema based on recommendations and I attribute our success in buying our beautiful house to her. Purchasing a house is a major life event for almost all people and the best part of working with Gema was that she was always concerned and aware of what we were dealing with and how we were feeling and helped us to feel comfortable and understand what was going on throughout the entire process. Gema has an obvious command of the local market and the home buying process. In preparing and presenting the offer, she pushed all of the right buttons and turned the right knobs such that our offer was the one that was accepted in a sizzling market. While we were under contract, she was very knowledgeable regarding what we should be concerned about and not. She helped us get through the contingency period very quickly while still making sure that all our concerns were addressed. We could not be happier with the outcome. We love our house and highly recommend Gema to help you find yours.”

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