Ed Gunning and Mary Pond with Smith and Associates Real Estate, Inc. have been bringing buyers and sellers together in the Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. Their successful partnership stems from their thorough knowledge of the bay area real estate market and understanding and exceeding their client's needs. They know the importance of maintaining the highest level of service and integrity, which is evidenced in the fact that Ed and Mary have consistently been top multi-million dollar producers.
The resources of Smith and Associates have helped Ed and Mary find hundreds of families their perfect home whether relocating from out of state or within their neighborhood. Ed and Mary believe in giving back to their community. They have been involved and supported various charities and organizations throughout the years such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Guardian Ad Litem, Tampa Theater, Metropolitan Ministries, Divine Providence Food Bank and various hurricane relief organizations.
Maddie Comfort was born and raised in South Tampa graduating from H.B. Plant High School and she went on to graduate from Penn State University where she played volleyball, winning 2 National Championships. After college, Maddie trained & competed with US National Team before moving back to her beloved Tampa Bay. She obtained her real estate license and joined the Gunning Pond team in 2014.
Yuri Howlett started working at Smith & Associates in 2004 & joined the Gunning Pond team in 2008. Yuri was born in Tokyo, Japan and was relocated to the United States with her US Air force family when she was 7 years old. Yuri's family moved to Tampa in 1994 where she later graduated from Bloomingdale High School and attended The University of Florida. Yuri is the team's Executive Administrator providing her invaluable expertise from contract to closing.