Smith & Associates Real Estate Hires Molly James and Candace Evans

Local Tampa Bay real estate giant, Smith & Associates Real Estate, continues to attract the finest real estate agents, hiring Molly James and Candace Evans from the Evans James Luxury Collective. The successful real estate duo bring a combined 12 years of business leadership and real estate experience to their new home at Smith and are highly-regarded for their personalized, professional and customer service-oriented approach to helping clients buy and sell real estate.

Says Evans, “Smith & Associates are the luxury market leaders in Tampa Bay and I am excited to be a part of a team that has not only a proven track record of success but also contributes to their community. As a  member of the Junior League of Tampa and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Guild, being able to give back is important to me.”

Evans is a Tampa native who grew up on Davis Island with a Bachelor of Science in education background. Since leaving the education field and pursuing her passion in the real estate industry, she has received numerous awards, including the prestigious CLHMS designation and membership in the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar Guild.

“Evans and I complement each other and have the same beliefs in a commitment to exceptional customer service. This commitment to excellence meant that we wanted to work with the best and Smith is clearly the luxury leader in Tampa Bay”, says James.

James is also a Florida native and grew up in Dade City where her family’s citrus business was originally headquartered. She attended Vanderbilt University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Economics followed by an MBA at the University of Alabama. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and ran a successful bridal business before becoming a real estate agent. She earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and status in the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar Guild. As a member of the Junior League of Tampa, James also enjoys being involved in the community and helping to make it a better place for all.

The Smith leadership team is excited to welcome the Evans James Luxury Collective to their team of agents.  

Molly James (left) and Candace Evans (right)

Molly James (left) and Candace Evans (right) join Smith & Associates Real Estate


About Smith & Associates Real Estate

Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay's largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of six strategically located offices in the Tampa Bay area, 300 associates, an annual sales volume of $1.3 billion and over 2,600 transactions a year. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 14.4% of the market share and an average price of $1,701,408* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2018). The company completes a transaction every other day and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry. 

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