Steve Martin Homes Group

Steve Martin Homes Group

Steve Martin Homes Group

Phone: M: (941) 894-9800 (941) 894-9800 mobile
Phone: O: (941) 404-0601 (941) 404-0601 office
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
331 W Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285-2004

Offices in Downtown Sarasota and on Venice Island         

               Nicole Elle Smith         



Our extended team includes contractors, home remodelers, painters, smoke remediation, carpet cleaning, lawn and landscape, rental  property management, etc...  
We are a one-stop-shop for all of your real estate needs.


“We sure received the million-dollar treatment! Our home was sold in eight days. The amount of effort put in by Steve and Katrina was phenomenal. Their attention to detail and their professionalism were instrumental in a very rapid sale.” – Rich & Kitty in Venice

Dear future friends,

Our family has lived from one end of Sarasota and Manatee County to the other – and everywhere in between over the past 18 years. Knowing the areas in which we sell is highly beneficial with helping our customers find the lifestyle they are looking to enjoy.  We have helped many families from out of state find their new homes and lifestyles – sometimes sight unseen. 

People trust us and that means the world to us.   With that trust, we have been able to help families with loved ones that live in the greater Sarasota area that happen to now need a change in their living arrangement, whether it is to move back north by their children, or move on to a fantastic retirement home.  We can even help you prepare the home of a passed loved one for sale – with compassion and understanding of what loss means to the ones left behind. Most of the time we can coordinate this with minimal away time – from your job and current life; our family lives to help your family. 

Being a military family, we consider it a great honor to help our service members find homes to start their new life.  First time home-buyers have a special place in our hearts as well, it’s a joy to see others achieve their goals and to know that we played a major role in their life.  This is what we do; this is who we are – your favorite Realtors.  We have it covered.  Bring us your creative needs and see how we can help you achieve your goals and lifestyle needs.  We are only a call away – everyday.

 – Steve Martin Smith and Katrina Smith


""Steve and his team are amazing. We live in Massachusetts and knew little about "nice" places to live in Florida but from what we read and heard, Venice was the ideal location for us. Our friend and neighbor became snowbirds in Venice over a year ago. We asked who they used as a realtor and they spoke very highly of Steve and his team and suggested we give him a call. Steve worked his butt off showing us both preowned and new construction. A word of advice.... If you're looking at new construction talk to Steve. He knows all the communities and builders. I know many of you may think you will get a better deal going directly to the builder, Wrong!! He actually saves you money with his vast knowledge of how buying new construction works. Everything we wrote is our honest opinion and experience with him. You won't find a harder working and honest REALTOR anywhere. We ended up purchasing new construction at Grand Palm in Venice. Thanks Steve!! Sincerely, Karl and Donna ""

  -Karl Meincke, Client

"How did I get a $245,000 cash offer in 8 days on a house that was maybe worth $200,000 two months earlier? As a retired Real Estate Agent, never have I seen this level of dedication to helping a customer prepare their home to put the most amount of profit in the seller’s pocket. Not only did they give me excellent advice on the improvements needed prior to listing, they invested over $5,000 of their own money to make my property shine. This was my first experience with a real estate team that has a home stylist concierge service. It was incredible! Katrina was the project manager for my tired home’s month-long make-over. She knew who to call for everything, inside and out. After all the improvements were completed and the property was cleaned spotless, Katrina staged it to perfection. SMHG put $20,000 in my pocket that I likely would have never seen without their personal investment in my dated home. Now I understand what other reviews mean that say “they go above and beyond”. "

  -Clark, Client

"They are very thorough, knowledgeable, helpful, honest, and extra patient. They really care about your need and will find the best for you. They will go literally over the moon just to be sure you are happy. Cause your happiness is their number one goal. Even after closing no matter what you need they are gonna be there for you. Forever. We appreciate Y'all Smith Family and huge thank you for helping us finding the perfect home. "

  -Vanessa Botos , Client

"En vacances en Floride, nous avons rencontrés Katrina et Steve pour notre projet immobilier. Malgré la barrière de la langue, ils ont pris le temps de nous comprendre et après quelques visites bien ciblées, nous avons acheté une maison de village. Avec une totale confiance, nous avons laissé Katrina s'occuper des travaux et de l ameublement qui fut une réussite et une grande joie à notre retour en Floride. Ils travaillent en famille et sont géniaux. Très professionnels et humains, si vous avez des projets, maisons ou appartements avec ou sans travaux, je vous les recommande vivement. Une Belle Rencontre. Françoise et Pascal"

  -Françoise, Client

"Nicole helped my husband and I find our dream home a few months ago. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate and worked tirelessly finding and getting us our home for a great price. YOU want HER on your side during negotiations, she was a true advocate for us!"

  -Catherine Elfers, Client

"After returning home to Canada, we contacted a few realtors by phone and internet. Steve immediately impressed us with his listening; we felt like he wanted to find us the community and home which would meet our needs. Steve & Katrina took us under their wing. Using their expertise, we were quickly able to get our focus narrowed to a few communities. They kept their eye on the market for us, sending up pictures & videos. Within 6 weeks they were able to identify a good opportunity with NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. We sealed the deal without even having to make the trip back down. Even more impressive; Katrina’s design expertise enabled us to decide on all our specifications, again without having to make the trip to Florida. We couldn`t be more pleased with the process, our community, our lot and our home. We highly recommend Steve & Katrina, their strengths are: listening, strong knowledge of the Venice area and communities, communication and service ethic. "

  -Jacqueline Reekie, Client

"Nicole sold my condo for the highest price the complex has seen in 10 years, in only 8 days! She guided us on small changes we could make to the home, and staged it so beautifully. She really knows what buyers are looking for."

  -Oksana Shur, Client

"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Steve & Katrina when looking for our winter home in Venice. They were extremely responsive and had great selection of homes to view. Throughout the negotiations and closing they were quickly handling any issues that may have come up. Before choosing a REALTOR, we conducted a lot of research online to see who would be the best choice. Steve & Katrina Smith stood out as the best Venice has to offer. Their rankings are excellent, their social media presence was strong, and I could tell they put a lot of work into their listings. After closing on the property Katrina was a huge help in design and color scheme of the interior. Yes Steve & Katrina aren't only amazing Real Estate Agents, but are a sincere, honest caring couple that go way above what you would expect. We feel as though Steve & Katrina aren't only our REALTORS, but dear friends. Needless to say, we would highly recommend their team for either selling or purchasing a new home. "

  -Mike Orr, Client

"Steve and Katrina were God sent. I am a disabled Army Veteran and a first time homebuyer, so to say buying a new home was scary would be an understatement. Steve and Katrina both walked me through the entire home buying process and made me and my wife feel as though we truly had a friend looking out for our best interests. They put our fears at ease. In the end we got the home we have always dreamed of and a new friendship with Steve and Katrina that will last a lifetime."

  -Jonathan Schellhorn, Client

"We noticed Steve due to the professionalism we saw in his posting of a property we liked. When we arrived to view houses, Steve was beyond prepared, specifically for us. During the home visits, we learned he was personable and knowledgeable. Then, during negotiation, he proved to be the right teammate for us! Katrina joined him in working with us in the closing stage and she too exceeded expectations in her performance with us. We feel blessed we found the Smith Martin team! They will do the same for you!"

  -Terry & Shelly Dykes, Client

"Our situation started out very complicated but due to Steve and Katrina's honesty and concern for our well being it ended up fantastic. They are the best!"

  -Robert Weston, Client

"We were thrilled to find the realtor, Steve Martin Smith & his wife Katrina. After interviewing several other well-known local realtors, we immediately noticed their strategy was different. Steve has incredible creativity & energy and Katrina is a decorator/stager. They have an amazing in-person AND online ‘out of the box’ presence. (Don’t just take my word for it, google Steve to see more details on him and his great team.....). The condo we were selling had potential, but it was dated. I’m a not a decorator, but Katrina is! She recommended some minor improvements and staged the unit beautifully. Less than a week after it was listed, it sold at the price we wanted! In fact, there were two interested buyers, so they sold another unit in our building that had been on the market for months! In addition to being SO competent, they were also fun to work with! Our neighbors want to use them now, and we want to stay in touch! "

  -‘Christine , Client

"The Godfather of real estate! Had the greatest pleasure working with Steve and Katrina! Everything went so smooth and seamless! We are a forever client to this duo!"

  -Cynthia Williams, Client

"I met Steve Martin Smith in April of 2017. Steve was very welcoming and kind to my Mom & I when we flew to florida in search of a home. Steve took us through all the Venice area homes & neighborhoods, he provided us with helpful information regarding the houses we looked at, & was able to provide us with suffiency & integrity. Although my mom & I did not find the home we were looking for, Steve told us we could come back sometime next year to look again; he told us he would be glad to help the second time around. 1 Year later in February of 2018, we flew back to Florida & once again Steve put the time & effort to work with us & guided us in finding our dream home. That same year we met his wife Katrina for the very first time & she was just as astounding as Steve. There was a house on the market right next to theirs which they both showed us they invited us over that house in the evening for a bonfire. It was an amazing night. Steve & Katrina are amazing i’m grateful for them."

  -Angelina Russo, Client

"They both went over and above to ensure the quick sale of my house. Offer made within 3 days."

  -Tom Kennedy, Client

"Excellent service, extremely professional and knowledgable about current market conditions. Great team, highly Recommend. "

  -TD, Client

"Steve and Katrina did a terrific job in selling our home in just three weeks in a highly competitive market. Great to work with, highly professional, willing to go the extra steps for you (and having sold 12 homes before this, we know!)."

  -Paul & Cecilia Amatangelo, Client

"The Steve Martin Smith Team went above and beyond what we are accustomed to with real estate agents. We had begun discussing with them the possibility of listing our home over a year before we actually did. They provided us with valuable information on improving our home for sale. They even helped us with some of the improvements! We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a real estate team that cares about their clients."

  -David, Client

"This amazing team found the home we’ve been looking to find for years! Their tireless effort and unrelenting persuit to put this deal together made us both believers that Steve and Katrina truly care about their clients. You can tell they have a true passion for Real Estate, but more than this, they have a passion for the people they work with. I have recommended them to friends and family and will continue to do so. "

  -Kevin, Client

"This team treated my family like we were their family and not just another costumer. They clearly had our best interest at heart and earned our trust from the start. We had a rocky mortgage process and they gave us nothing but patience and understanding always providing any assistance possible to make the process flow. Their communication throughout the entire process was great and they were always available to answer any questions in more than a timely matter. I felt very confident in their knowledge and honesty. They made purchasing a home a truly enjoyable experience. "

  -Jenn , Client

"Steve and Katrina truly understand the meaning of the concept of "exceptional customer service!""

  -Cindi Rogers, Colleague

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