Michele Smothers was born and raised in Niceville, FL. Since birth she has been attracted to the “Live Coastal, Love Life” style. She has resided in Bay St Louis, MS since 2014 has been a resident of the MS Gulf Coast since 1999. Prior to living in Bay St Louis she lived in Hattiesburg, MS where she attended USM from 1990-1995. She starting working at Hattiesburg Clinic in 1995 and was there until 1999, when she moved to Ocean Springs where she worked as a Community Relations Liaison with a Hospice and Home Health Company. In 2007 after the birth of her son she decided to retire from Hospice and start a career with Avon Products, INC. and move to Diamondhead, MS. This is when she started to fall in love with Hancock County and decided to make it her forever home.
Michele has been an active member of the “MS Gulf Coast” both personally and professionally since 1999. She has been involved with various organizations such as Lighthouse Business and Professional Women, Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, Hancock Chamber Ambassadors, Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast Hancock Unit, Women’s Leadership Round Table and a host of network marketing organizations. She is also an active member of National Association of Realtors®, Mississippi Realtors®, Gulf Coast Association-Realtors® and is a member of the Gulf Coast MLS.
Prior to choosing a career in Real Estate in 2015, her years in Hospice have given her a strong moral code of ethics and a skill set to approach business with care and compassion. As a District Sales Manager with Avon Products, Inc. she learned to work independently but not alone, be a self-motivator and stay on task to achieve the end goal. These skills have carried over into her Real Estate career and enable her to always have her clients' best interests at heart. Since being in Real Estate Michele has been awarded “Top Producer”, appeared in the TV series “Inside Out with HL Raymond Properties” and has been featured on “Ask the Expert.”
In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, watching SEC football, grilling on the patio and spending time with her family.