Kathy Manes-Smith

(949) 355-5666 kmsmith11@cox.net
Realtor® / DRE#01871350

Meet Kathy Manes-Smith: OC Real Estate Agent

Dedicated, tenacious and always creative are words Kathy’s clients use to describe her. Kathy’s reputation is to deliver unparalleled service and to exceed expectations. As one of Kathy’s clients explained; “I’ve had Kathy as my Realtor four times within the last five years, and I wouldn’t hesitate to have her assist me again when the time comes to purchase another property. Repeat Realtor speaks for itself!”

Armed with a degree in Architectural Interiors from Purdue University, Kathy enjoyed a successful career as a designer before transitioning into a 20-year Business Development and Marketing career for Fortune 500 companies.

Now Kathy’s designer’s eye helps her clients ‘see’ a home’s full potential and value that others may have overlooked. Her unusual combination of design experience and strong business acumen is rare to find among real estate agents.

Continuing education is important to Kathy. She’s always seeking ways to increase her knowledge to serve her clients’ better. Most recently she earned the National Association of Realtors GREEN Designation, enabling her to always be ahead of the curve in sustainability issues, something that concerns many of her clients.

Kathy’s dedication to helping others is not just limited to Real Estate. She also serves as an Ambassador for the OC Second Harvest Food Bank, promoting their mission throughout Orange County.

Kathy and her husband Dave love walking the trails in Laguna Niguel with their very amusing dog Bentley or you can find Kathy baking up a storm always looking to create that next great cookie recipe.

Contact Kathy to put her creative eye and business acumen to work for you or for a great cookie recipe!

Kathy went above and beyond in many ways...
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy went above and beyond in many ways...

Kathy was a wonderful agent when I was purchasing my first home. She was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable about the entire process and patient when I had an abundance of small questions throughout. Further, Kathy went above and beyond in many ways, including sending... Read more

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Review submitted by Charley Du (Buyer) 28 Jun 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
24336 Parkside Dr E, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
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Kathy is a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to her client's needs.
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy is a pleasure to work with and extremely responsive to her client's needs.

During the purchase process, Kathy worked diligently to find as many properties in a very tight Orange County market that matched my search criteria. She was quick to respond to any requests to view properties and worked around my schedule. After finding the desired pro... Read more

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Review submitted by Austin Capper (Buyer) 13 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
69/23244 Copante, Mission Viejo, CA, 92692
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Kathy was the best!
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy was the best!

Kathy was the best ! We had no idea how important it was the have a realtor that truly knew how to navigate Laguna Woods!!! There were rules and procedures she knows that made it easy and painless. She was professional and kind during our challenging needs. ... Read more

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Review submitted by (Buyer) 08 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
P/644 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
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I’ve had Kathy as my realtor four times now within the last 5 years and I wouldn’t hesitate to have
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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I’ve had Kathy as my realtor four times now within the last 5 years and I wouldn’t hesitate to have

I’ve had Kathy as my realtor four times now within the last 5 years and I wouldn’t hesitate to have her assist me again when the time comes to purchase another property. Repeat realtor speaks for itself!! I trust her with everything, that she looks out for my best i... Read more

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Review submitted by K Bambauer (Vendor) 07 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
108 Encantado Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688
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Excellent! knowledgeable, helpful, detailed, keeps me in the loop.
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Excellent! knowledgeable, helpful, detailed, keeps me in the loop.

Very professional, very communicative, very good at setting prices and getting me what I want. Read more

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Review submitted by Diane Jeffers (Vendor) 06 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
Q/5359 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
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5 Transactions
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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5 Transactions

I have trusted many transactions with Kathy, and this last one was my 5th. I always seem to have the same results. Open, honest, and clearly on top of current Real Estate trends and laws. This is probably why I keep her on my speed dial. Nice work Kathy, and I can't wai... Read more

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Review submitted by Matthew Hasson (Buyer) 06 Apr 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
35 Ocean Vista, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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Kathy Manes-Smith is a great agent!
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy Manes-Smith is a great agent!

We live in Washington state and Kathy made it easy for us to buy in a "seller's market." Kathy is knowledgeable about "Laguna Woods Village" with all it's many additional buyer requirements. Her knowledge, attention to detail and humor made the experience of buying agai... Read more

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Review submitted by Mr And Mrs McCabe (Buyer) 30 Mar 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
Unit C/259 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA, 92637
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Kathy was fabulous
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy was fabulous

Kathy was professional, attentive, knowledgeable. She knew the market and made the whole experience of selling our townhouse a pleasant experience. She did everything in a timely manner. Kathy also kept us up to date on all aspects of the closing. We would recommend Kat... Read more

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Review submitted by Nancy Kurtzman (Vendor) 30 Mar 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
35/35 Canyon Island Dr, Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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I have never met or used a realtor that took such a special interest in my home
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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I have never met or used a realtor that took such a special interest in my home

I have never met or used a realtor that took such a special interest in my home. She was always available to answer questions and and personally did all of the open houses. She also has design experience which is a great asset in displaying your home properly for resale... Read more

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Review submitted by (Vendor) 30 Mar 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
38 Cameray Heights, Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677
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Kathy Manes-Smith - couldn't have done it without her!
Kathy Manes-Smith Star Rating 5

Kathy Manes-Smith

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Kathy Manes-Smith - couldn't have done it without her!

I am a first time home buyer! Kathy educated me all along the way. Initially she had me list my goals as to what I wanted in a home. Due to COVID 19 she had to take extra steps to get us in to see houses and made it happen for me! The inventory is low and things are... Read more

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Review submitted by Danette Ferretti (Buyer) 30 Mar 2021Verified review submitted by the customer directly involved in the transaction
28825 South Lake Drive, Temecula, CA, 92591
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