We save sellers money.

Our Team

Samara Presley

Founder/Listing Specialist

Mark Davison

Buyer Specialist

Angie Jones

Listing Coordinator

Claudia Roberts

Listing Specialist Charlotte

The Future of Real Estate

Smart Choice Realty was started by Samara Presley in 2008, just as the real estate market began to decline. While this was the death knell for many real estate firms, it actually was the perfect time for us – because more than ever, sellers were questioning traditional approaches, and starting to look for ways to save money.

Million Saved
Homes Sold
Years in Business
Google Rating

Our History

Our Birth

After years of practicing traditional real estate, we started questioning the traditional approach. And decided two things:  

  1. Buyers and sellers are – surprise! – consumers who value their hard earned dollars.

2. The real estate industry has to change. Just like every other business in the Internet age.

Not surprisingly, those two things are connected. Because when we asked ourselves what we could do differently, the answer was clear: Have a less expensive business model. And pass our savings on to you.  

  In the old days, it was hard to list and sell a home. It required advertising in print publications. Holding open houses and hoping someone would drive by. And – without cell phones, email and web sites – a lot more legwork.

  Today, thanks to the Internet, things are a lot easier. No more expensive print publications; an agent can upload your listing and it’s instantly available to millions of buyers – who can easily search the MLS themselves. Great for buyers. Cheaper for agents.

We don’t like to brag, but…

Spectrum News Channel

Spectrum News Interview

2015 Raleigh's 15 Best Realtors

15 Best Realtors in Raleigh

2011 Realtor Magazine's 30 Under 30 Samara Presley

Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Honoree

2016 NC Top 100 Most Influential Realtors

Named one of NC’s Most Influential Realtors

2017 Top Producers MagazineCover

2017 July Cover of Top Producers Magazine

What People are Saying

Samara and Mark were the best. Whenever something came up, they were quick to take care of it. Very professional! I would highly recommend them.
kent cameron
kent cameron
13:55 06 Sep 22
Smart Choice Realty was absolutely fantastic to work with. They were thorough and extremely professional. My house sold within days, and the process was seamless. On their website they promise Service. Savings. Results. That is exactly what they delivered. Thank you Samara and Angie!
anna slentz
anna slentz
20:05 25 Aug 22
Another excellent process with Sam and her crew. We will definitely choose Smart Choice in the future. Thanks for being accodating and easy to work with. Extra kudos to your photographer!
M Coolidge
M Coolidge
01:04 04 Aug 22
We used smart choice realty for the second time and will use them again if needed. They are amazing to work with!!!
Tammy Coolidge
Tammy Coolidge
21:05 03 Aug 22
This is our 2nd time selling a property with Smart Choice Realty and again it has been a wonderful experience. Working with Smart Choice Realty, you get a full service realty team - no discounts on quality and commitment - only discounts in what you are paying in commissions! Working with Samara is a pleasure - she provides excellent advice and is very available with the answers to any questions. Highly recommend!
Becky Campbell
Becky Campbell
19:22 06 Jun 22
Samara and team were great to work with when selling our house in Cary! She remained calm and provided expert guidance to help navigate a few hiccups along the way. We received four offers the first day and were able to successfully close just 30 days later. All in all, it was a very smooth process in this crazy market. If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, I would highly recommend the team at Smart Choice Realty.
Ted Browne
Ted Browne
23:29 31 May 22
Samara, Mark and Angie were great! I used them to sell my home and buy my current home. The housing market today is crazy to say the least but Samara and her team made the selling of my home a great and stress free experience. They listed the home at a price point that was fair and yielded more than asking price. Then Mark was able to not only find me a home in this crazy market, but his advice and experience enabled me to place a wining offer after the seller was apprehensive about my VA loan. To top it off, Marks due diligence and hard work, in a market where people are overpaying just to be considered, Mark was able to get in my home with equity already incurred. Simply Amazing!!! I Highly RECCOMEND SMART CHOICE!
Excellent service. I have recently relocated to NC and was able to find a good home in a short time. Great job Mark and team for their flexibility in showing properties and providing great guidance. I highly recommend Smart Choice Realty, it was great working with Mark as he made the process much easier for me as I was the first time home buyer. Thank you!
Manisha Annam
Manisha Annam
16:59 22 Apr 22
Actions speak louder than words…House sold in one weekend with so many offers we had to stop showings early. Samara was responsive to all my queries. Angie was also very helpful and responsive. And saved a few bucks as well?Great job!!!
Dave Harringbone
Dave Harringbone
19:48 10 Jan 22
We were surprised with the care that Smart choice offered us from the start to finish. Staging property to having showings and follow up to the sale of your property. Listen to Samara for she will guide you and she will give you happy results. Yes, you will pocket some extra money.
Joseph Murray
Joseph Murray
00:43 05 Jan 22

Our Vision

We are the industry disruptors of real estate.

The real estate world has changed and we believe we are at the forefront of that change. We want to revolutionize the way real estate is sold by offering sellers another option that not only delivers thousands in savings, but also top notch service.

We are the Future

Not only are we striving to deliver the best customer experience we can offer, but we are also working to become a great firm that agents can call home. We want a professional team of agents whose core beliefs align with ours. We believe in teamwork, putting the customer first, always doing the right thing and maintaining a positive attitude.