Marinscope Special Advertising Section
Retirement can be a way of life that truly reflects your sense of aesthetics, ease, and lifestyle. One of the best ways to research a retirement community is by talking to current residents. That’s usually quite pos- sible. The statements below will give you an up-close-and-personal feeling for Smith Ranch Homes through the experiences of homeowners.
This is what Gladys has to say: “I have lived at Smith Ranch for four years. We had lived in San Rafael since 1956. I serve on a San Ra- fael City Commission so I wanted to stay within the San Rafael city limits. My husband and I had been looking at moving to a retirement community just prior to his death. Four years after his death I decided to make the move. Smith Ranch provides everything that I was looking to find in my new home. Lovely gardens with hummingbirds and bees right outside my window, a 35 acre garden that is so well maintained AND I don’t have to do any of it. Wonderful food without my having to cook prepared by our own chef.
My first joy was watching a maintenance man removing leaves from the gutters. I didn’t have to call him, he just came and did it. While I was away, the once a week cleaning lady, found a leak under the sink. When I came home I had a lovely new faucet installed. No pain, no strain and a SMALL bill from our Maintenance department.
In addition, to all that, I dine with very interest- ing people. Many are my Marin county acquain- tances, but many are from all over the US. It is a lot better than watching the news for dinner. Please join me for dinner.”
Lee describes his experience: “My wife and I have made our home in Southern Marin for the last 52 years. We knew it was time to move from our larger property with its maintenance responsibilities and multiple floors, to a smaller, more manageable location.
Now in our mid 70’s we had looked for almost five years for the right senior community to join. After inspecting many properties from Palo Alto to Santa Rosa we focused our search on Smith Ranch Homes as the place for us. We are pleased to say we recently closed on our choice of property there. Smith Ranch offers everything we had been looking for. Many options of different dwellings, a beautiful well maintained 32-acre campus, terrific amenities, security and much more.
One can tell how a place is properly managed by engaging the staff that actually runs the day- to-day operations. Over the past few months we have met personnel from housekeeping, security, maintenance, valet and yes manage- ment. In every case we found all the employees to be well trained, courteous, respectful and responsive to our needs as new members of the community.
We absolutely know Smith Ranch Homes was the right choice for spending this next phase of our lives.”
From Julia, who experienced Smith Ranch from the perspective of a daughter: “My hus- band and I have now purchased two condos at Smith Ranch in the last seven years. The first was for my in-laws and the second was for my parents. We did exhaustive research before deciding on Smith Ranch. Both times! It is truly one of a kind. It is absolutely beautiful! Feels like a luxury resort!
The grounds, units, clubhouse, restaurants are beautiful! The dining experience is like no other place! A five star restaurant! Residents are treated with great respect. All the time. By ALL the employees.
Smith Ranch goes the distance to take care of their residents. Valet services of all kinds made our parents feel cared for, at the same time, maintaining their independence.
Easy maintenance, weekly cleaning, emer- gency call buttons in every room of their condo makes life so much easier for them!
AND, the real estate transactions were so easy and straight-forward! Smith Ranch Marketing took care of us for our three transactions (two times purchasing, one time selling).
We would highly recommend Smith Ranch and its Marketing Associates!”
John, a four-year resident, talks about both buying and living at Smith Ranch: “I am a six-year resident of Smith Ranch Homes, a wonderful self-governed retirement community. located in Marin County, California.
I have both purchased and sold condominiums at Smith Ranch, where the marketing team has been both knowledgeable and skillful, working with the integrity, energy, and creativity that define their value to me.
“In a very sophisticated retirement commu- nity and ever-evolving residential real estate market, Smith Ranch Marketing has proven to me that they are fully able to skillfully focus and bring all of these qualities to each of their clients’ individual needs.”
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