Barbara J. Smith, GRI, MPM, RPM, CPM - BROKER/REALTOR® has been in the real estate industry since leaving the banking industry in 1986 and has extensive experience in residential property management, residential sales and commercial property management fields. Recently Barbara established - Oconee Management Group in Eatonton, Georgia on Lake Oconee where she currently resides and someday plans to retire.

As an experienced and dedicated leasing specialist, she owned and operated Smith Realty Salinas, Inc in Salinas, Monterey County, California for 25 plus years.

Barbara has been certified as a Master Property Manager through the National Association of Residential Property Managers; certified through the California Association of REALTORS as a Certified Property Manager and a graduate of the REALTOR Institute (GRI). She does continuing education for both the state of California and Georgia to provide the highest quality of property management her certifications require and adheres to the NAR and NARPM strict Code of Ethics.

Education and Accolades:

  • 2014 Joined - Lake Country Board of REALTORS®, Northeast Atlanta Metro Association of REALTORS® & Georgia REALTORS®

  • 2013 Established - Oconee Management Group Eatonton, Georgia on Lake Oconee.

  • 2012 (CPM) Certified Property Manager - C.A.R - Certification

  • 2009 (MPM) Master Property Manager - certification from National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)

  • 2007 State of Georgia - Broker's License #295036

  • 2007 Chairperson for the Grievance Committee at Monterey County Association of Realtors®

  • 2006-2008  Advisory Board for the Salvation Army

  • 2005 & 2006 Secretary - Women's Council of REALTORS®

  • 2005 - SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist)

  • 2004 - RMP (Residential Management Professional) certification from NARPM.

  • 2004 - GRI, Graduate REALTOR® Institute, a nationally recognized professional real estate designation.

  • 2004 - Vice President local chapter of National Association of Residential Property Managers

  • 2002 Real Estate Broker - California State Licensed

  • 1998-2001 - Moderator - Board of Deacons - NPC

  • 1997-2001 - President & Moderator, Presbyterian Women

  • 1995 - Soroptimist of the Year

  • 1993 - Board of Realtors® - Outstanding and Dedicated Service