Meet Baxter Smith

Baxter Smith

Baxter Smith

Senior Real Estate Advisor

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About Baxter

Buying and selling a homes is like writing the perfect script. It’s an adventure, a romance (you should love the home you purchase), and the story must have an incredible ending, so my clients always achieve their dreams in the end. My previous work in technology and film combined with my love for San Francisco benefits my approach when helping my clients realize the dream of property ownership. My real estate career started in Manhattan, NY but my roots are now planted firmly in SF.


I bring tenacity, passion, and creativity to each buying or selling experience and consistently rank among the top 10% of San Francisco realtors in the city.


I always believe collaboration with the right minds will elevate your results, so I joined The Lurie Group in 2019. With the team I am able to increase the level of expertise and care my clients deserve throughout each step of the home buying or selling experience.


I love working with people, I love San Francisco real estate, the market here has so much to offer, I love negotiating, and lastly, finding a home is such a momentous life decision, it is my honor and pleasure to help guide people along the journey to this final decision.


A Little More About Me

I was born in Wellesley, MA but have made San Francisco home! I currently reside in the Outer Sunset with my wife and two children.


My passion for helping individuals succeed at real estate is rooted in my family: my wife Kendra (a 4th generation San Franciscan!), our daughter Billie, and son Jasper. Billie and Jasper make it five generations in San Francisco! We love being so close to the park and the ocean (and surfing!).


Building Community
Inspired by my wife’s work with children (she ran a pre-pre school in SOMA) she and I created a non profit organization called Leela International. Based on the fact that play is child’s job, and one of the most important aspects of a child’s development, we created leela with the mission to create playgrounds and art curriculums for children in underdeveloped communities around the world.


Three Words That Best Describe Me:
Passionate, Relentless, Creative


Favorite Childhood Memory:
Summers in Marshfiled, MA (a shore near the cape)


My Dream Home Looks Like?
Cape Cod-style refinished classic interior with modern updates, a little bit of land, trees, not too big, but enough space for the family to live comfortably and have guests, ideally a separate studio out back for my creative pursuits. Lots of light and an open floor plan.


My Best Day:
Yoga, meditate, play with the kids, surf, delicious breakfast, good coffee, close a deal, park with the family, create something (write, draw, paint, shoot some photos, ideally collaborate with a friend), good red wine and pizza with my wife, sleep for 8 hours (I have young children, this is a dream!!)


My Favorite Place to Meet for Coffee:
Coffee Bar in Potrero or Andytown in the Sunset


To Dine:
Central Kitchen is a current favorite, but it changes frequently!


Your Favorite Place to Celebrate:
My Home


To Meet Friends:
Park Chalet


To Experience the Arts:
The Theatre, Movies First, Plays Second


To Walk:
Any Foreign Country


To Vacation:
Hawaii to relax, Southeast Asia to travel


Accolades & Associations

Real Estate: CAR, SFAR, TAN

“Baxter is incredibly informative and supportive! Baxter was very responsive (answering texts at night and on weekends) which can be critical given the timelines during escrow. I would happily work with Baxter again.” 1st Time Homebuyer


“Baxter did an excellent job helping me navigate the various aspects of the SF real estate market.” Homebuyer


“Always prompt, professional and personable, Baxter was absolutely knowledgeable on the market and was calm, relaxed and patient. Extremely valuable qualities in a real estate agent in my opinion.” Homebuyer



University of Vermont
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


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