Quentin Smith is a native of San Clemente, California. In 1975, he graduated cum laude in 3 years from California Western University with a BA in psychology. He also earned his Master’s in Human Behavior during his final year of college. The year following graduation, Quentin began his real estate career in Solana Beach, California.
A second generation realtor, Quentin Smith has been a market leader in selling fine homes in North San Diego County since 1976. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, he was frequently the most productive realtor in all of San Diego for Grubb and Ellis.
Conversant in all aspects of design and construction, Quentin has built several custom homes in Del Mar and Solana Beach, and has purchased and renovated dozens of homes and small apartment buildings for use as up-scale rentals. His current portfolio includes 30 luxury rentals. Quentin has been quoted in both the local and national press as an industry expert. In addition, Quentin is passionate about improving the lives and fortunes of those in real estate; he has mentored many now successful realtors in San Diego.
Quentin’s personal interests include antique collecting and building his unique collection of oil paintings and sculptures. He enjoys inviting friends and guests to his hilltop enclave for al-fresco dinner parties and his field side brunches at San Diego Polo Club. As a longstanding member of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Quentin also enjoys entertaining friends and clients at the Turf Club. His charity of choice is “The Nice Guys of San Diego” where he has been an active member for over 30 years.
In late 2013, because of their experience and deep knowledge of the market, he and his business partner, Michael Hannon, were selected by Engel & Völkers to become licensed partners, with a territory extending from Solana Beach to Carlsbad, and East to Rancho Santa Fe. E&V Ranch-Coast is now poised to represent and promote San Diego’s finest properties, to both local and international buyers. Quentin is devoted to Engel & Völkers’ high standards of marketing the brand, properties and advisors with competence, exclusivity and passion.