Who is Smart Design Properties?

Smart Design Properties is a local Mississippi Gulf Coast Real Estate Brokerage with experts in the fields of residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and investment properties. Areas we serve include Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, St. Martin, Gautier, Moss Point, Pascagoula, D'Iberville, Long Beach, Pass Christian, Woolmarket, Vancleave, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Hancock County, Harrison County and Jackson County.

The website, GulfCoastPowerSearch.com was created by us to give buyers and sellers the proper resources that can help them better understand their real estate market.  With our Power Search functionality, your search parameters can be very specific and detailed to get the very best real estate search results.  We also wanted this in a Map Search function too... so you can zoom in on just the right location to see what properties are available.  

If you want to search for foreclosures with one acre or more within a specific school district, you can do it here at GulfCoastPowerSearch.com.  We also welcome those of you that would like to contribute to our site by providing information about your own neighborhood.  Just click on the "Contribute" button at the bottom of the page to get started. Give it a try... we look forward to hearing from you!


You've Made a Decision to Buy a Home... Now What?

3 easy steps to home buying ms gulf coast real estate market homes for saleBuying a home is one of the biggest investments and financial decisions you can make.  While it is a major commitment and responsibility, it is also a very exciting time in your life.  There are many positives to gain for your commitment to purchase a home in today's Mississippi Gulf Coast Real Estate Market.  With that said, it's important to keep in mind that home buying is a complicated process.  We will be working hard to make sure that everything is as rewarding as possible, guiding you at every step and making sure that your needs and desires are met.  We've made the process simple with 3 easy steps!


real estate search step 1 power searchPower Search

The very first thing to do is to look at many homes online to see what you like and what you don't like.  This will save you time and energy before we start the home viewing process.  You will start to cross off your list many areas, home styles and features by simply looking at the results from your Power Search.  Don't forget to save your search by clicking on the "Save This Search" link at the top left of your search results page. By saving your searches, we will be able to email you new homes or pricing changes so you are as up-to-date as possible with what you are searching for... "The best home for the best deal possible"!

real estate search step 2 add to favoritesAdd To Favorites

Once you find some homes you like, add them to your favorites by clicking on the "Add To Favorites" link just above the price on the property details page.  This will allow you to come back to them to compare once you've done your initial searches.  You can always delete these homes later if you decide.  Don't forget to look into New Construction Homes... there are great incentives to buy a new home over a used one these days.

real estate search step 3 schedule a showingSchedule A Showing

Once you have some homes added to you favorites, give us a call at (228) 697-4636 or just click on the "Schedule Showing" button to get started.  This way we can start to setup a day to view your favorite homes to see if they stack up to the hype of the online pics and property details. Some will and some won't... it's just part of the process.


What We Do Next

Smart Design Properties MS Gulf Coast gulf port biloxi ocean springs Real Estate Homes for SaleBefore we setup some showings we will be going over by phone some property details that you may not have thought about. Details like, water and sewer availability, flood zones, school ratings, proximity to where you work and play, closing costs, mortgage financing approval, property taxes, utility costs and down payment options.

While these items may sound intimidating, they are really not.  You may not be able to change the amount you are pre-qualified for, but the rest are mostly preferences and can make or break a seemingly "good deal".  The process can be stressful if you don't have an experienced real estate agent to help you through the process from start to finish.  

So, get started now by power searching above in the power search section!  Then add the ones you like to your favorites and click on the "Schedule Showing" link to get started! Whether we help you find an existing home of help design and build you a custom home, we can't wait to help!!!


Meet The Team

Justin Allen and Darlene Allen - Smart Design Properties, Elliott HomesSince 2002, Justin Allen & Darlene Allen have been licensed Real Estate Agents in the State of Mississippi.  Investment Property has been a passion of theirs since the very first property they purchased in 2002.  From there, they bought and sold over 100 personal investment properties.  Justin went on to be President of the Wealth Builders of South Mississippi Real Estate Investors Association giving seminars on short sales and deal strategy seminars to regional investors.

After a short hiatus from real estate in 2009, they went to work for one of the largest new construction home builders in the Southeast, Adams Homes.  Shortly thereafter, they reopened their real estate brokerage, Smart Design Properties with a focus on a smarter and greener approach to new home construction sales working with custom home builder, Elliott Homes.

Today, the major focus is still on new home construction sales and investments while still being a full service real estate brokerage.  With new smart home technology coming out every day, buyers have to be educated on their options.  This is where they shine!  Since receiving their GREEN Designation from the National Association of Realtors in 2013, they have been the "go-to" on green home and smart home features, home designs and efficient build systems.  Give Justin & Darlene a call at (228) 697-4636 if you need assistance in New Home Construction or Investment Property.


New Agent, Ronnie Harvey, Jr. has been added to the team with experience in property management.  Growing up on the MS Coast in Long Beach, MS, Ronnie can give you the special attention you deserve when it comes to buying or selling your home.  Please give him a call at (228) 348-2647 or by email at Ronnie@SmartDesignProperties.com.


Carola Herrmann, Realtor with Smart Design Properties: She can help you with any of your real estate needs along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Please call her at (228) 896-7668.Carola Herrmann has also joined our team.  For the past four years, Carola worked as a Realtor with Century 21, Williams & Associates in Gulfport, MS.  Her experience and knowledge in residential real estate and people skills equip her to help you with all of your real estate needs... buying and selling.  Carola was born and raised in Germany and therefore is fluent in German too.  Please give her a call at (228) 896-7668 or send her an email at Carola@Smart Design Properties.com.


Liz Corkren, Elizabeth Corkren, Licensed Salesperson for Smart Design Properties and Elliott Homes.Liz Corkren, has lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the last 50 years.  After a 12 year successful career with a Century 21 office, winning MULITPLE QUALITY SERVICE & TOP PRODUCER AWARDS & EARNING A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP TO THE MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE, she made the transfer to Smart Design Properties.  Smart Design Properties makes use of new marketing techniques utilizing internet and social media to place listings at the forefront of internet sites and social media. Qualities that make Liz stand out above the rest… integrity, innovation, market knowledge, innovation in marketing strategy, strong referral base, promote harmony between all parties, up to date training & education, communication by listening to buyers and sellers and helping them take the next step with buying and/or selling their home.

Liz is also the Community Manager for Elliott Homes in Gulfport at their Duckworth Road Estates community.  Looking for a new construction home… with custom features?  Give her a call at (228) 547-2890 or email her at Liz@SmartDesignProperties.com.



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