Your Forgotten Coast Real Estate Professional
Billy Joe is an experienced real estate professional with service spanning three decades. He has been involved with brokerage, residential construction, land development and land planning, 1031 exchanges, rentals, and has worked extensively in real estate investment.
Billy Joe is a Gulf County native who knows first hand the beauty of the Forgotten Coast's rivers, lakes, and seashores. "The Forgotten Coast is my home and I know of no other place with such pristine beauty and unlimited potential." When Billy Joe began his career, he put his knowledge of the area's people and resources to work. Along with his marketing, communication and internet skills, he brings a level of customer service which hints back to his Southern Hospitality upbringing. "I have a vested interest in the quality of life here and believe we can grow our communities while maintaining the unique beauty of our environment."
With years of experience helping buyers and sellers just like yourself, I know how to locate the finest properties and negotiate the best deals. It's my job to know about the latest market conditions, government regulations, and upcoming developments — so that you don't have to.
After several truly bad experiences with those in the real estate profession, my husband and I were extremely pleased to have Billy Joe help us buy a home in the Port St Joe area (moving from WI). He was always kind, quick to reply to our communications and requests, helpful with our needs and questions regarding the community and its services, and - over all - a man of integrity! When we ran into some difficulties with the house and a needed inspection, he took care of all the arrangements for an electrician and a roofer, and actually fixed the water heater himself! We cannot thank him enough, and would recommend him to ANYONE moving to the area. :) - S. Putnam
Billy Joe is a one of a kind! He gave us honest advice on properties we looked at. He knows the area and business very well. He was a terrific guide since we were "out of town shoppers." Any time we had a question or shot him or his assistant a text, he and Sherida would respond right away. He made time for us and gave us his full attention when we were together. Once we got into the nitty gritty of paperwork, he and Sherida were on top of everything. They have made the process as simple and pleasant as it could be. If you need an agent to sell or to buy, Billy Joe is your guy. - C. McNamara
Five Stars Plus!! We initially chose Billy Joe for his name and his biography on his website. Working in a real estate office in another state, I know that local knowledge is paramount when moving to a new area. His name was just an added bonus. Billy Joe knows the area extremely well. He shared his knowledge of the area along with all its secrets, all its treasures and all the wonders there are to be discovered. We asked never ending questions, sent texts, placed calls and he responded in kind with patience as well as knowledge and direction. He and his office have also been there to provide additional direction/information after the sale such as restaurants info, fencing info, tree and plant info as well as a good veterinarian. It has been a wonderful experience!! Thank you Billy Joe Smiley!! - S. & K. Ruffin
Thank you so much for your kindness, honesty and helpfulness as we moved to Port St. Joe! It felt fine buying a home without seeing it first since we were working with you. You had such great insights on the area and we have fallen in love with the town, our area and our home. Thanks a million! - K. & S. Lindsay
"Friendly professional. It was a smooth, easy transaction. Thank you. I would recommend Billy Joe to my friends for all their real estate transactions. Billy Joe is a local who knows the area well and has numerous contacts to assist you." - M. Peymann
Honest and reliable are just a couple of words that we would use to describe Billy Joe. He did a great job. Thank you Billy Joe. We will use him to buy our next home. - D. Rogers
"I have know Billy Joe for over 10 years. I first met him on vacation and he helped me buy and sell several properties located on and around the Beach. He is a very knowledgable and Professional Individual. Your Real Estate needs will be well represented by Billy Joe!" - R. Gravitt
"We were fortunate to find Billy Joe. He has knowledge and expertise of the area that has been lacking in other realtors we have spoken with. He was born and raised in this area resulting in a broad familiarity of its history and future. He’s honest and a pleasure to deal with. He’s gone above and beyond to assist us. Also Sherida is the best. Thanks guys for being so good to us. We are forever grateful." - S. Chicko
"I have been very pleased to work with Billy Joe to find my dream retirement home. I knew exactly what I wanted and he found me the perfect house. In addition his staff, Sherida and Laura, were fabulous. Every question, detail, and stressful incident was immediately addressed and resolved. Thanks to all for a job well done!" - D. Arwood
Best man I've had the pleasure to work with. Had the background I was looking for, not a car salesman, he had property of all types, got the best for me. Good location, easy access to all local areas. Glad I worked with Mr.Billy Joe, good guy. - J. Wallace
"We worked with Billy Joe for over a year to find the perfect property for us. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. Highly recommended!!" - D. Troyer
"Billy Joe was very responsive and very helpful in assisting in my land purchase. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase real estate in the area." - T. Marsh
- R. & A. Mays
We are so grateful we were referred to Billy Joe. We had a unique situation that required someone with local knowledge & expertise. Billy Joe was terrific! He listened to our situation and needs and helped us explore all possibilities. After over a year, Billy Joe found it. He had us lined up to view the perfect place on the morning it was put on the market. We are sitting back totally amazed in our new home that exceeds what we thought we'd ever find. For a real estate agent who knows and loves the area, and who will listen to you Billy Joe & his office is who you're looking for.
Billy Joe was super helpful when searching for a property, and that includes properties listed by other real estate brokers. Because he is connected to the community and knows the landscape very well, he is able to provide insight into all the processes related to housing development. I would highly recommend him for his honesty and good character. Let him give you advice and lead the negotiation. Like a good mechanic, he will find a fair price that fits your needs. - A. Yule
"I highly recommend Billy Joe. This is the first time buying in Florida. He went out of his way to make sure I knew what I was buying and that I was treated fairly. He is very knowledgeable with other real-estate organizations. If I ever purchase any real estate it will be through Billy Joe." - W. Peterson
"We experienced a friendly and smooth transaction with a great local guy! It is obvious that Billy Joe appreciates the area in which he works, plays and lives!" - K. Walker
Bj is awesome knows the area better than everyone. Bj was very responsive and was diligent in working with me and my family. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for real estate on Cape San Blas. - B. McCarter
Mr Smiley is a true professional, but I also find him to be down to earth and very approachable. He has helped guide me to the purchase of the exact properties that I asked him to. He has also given his time to me and helped me beyond the real estate market. If you want to deal with an honest, knowledgeable, and respectful professional, then Billy Joe Smiley is someone I can recommend to you. Any future real estate transactions that I pursue, will result in my contacting him first. - R. McCoy
Billy Joe was very knowledgeable and responsive to questions. He was willing to do the extra things needed to help get things done quickly. He was also willing to be flexible with his time. - W. Burton
"What is not to love about Billy Joe Smiley? From the minute we first contacted him until day of close we found him extremely honest, down to earth and just became part of our family. We would recommend him to anyone and look forward to working with him in the future." - D. & A. Melchert
I will recommend you and your company without hesitation and pass on your name and phone number to anyone who is looking to buy a house in this area...! "Thank you!!" for your flexibility, diligence, and patience in working through the buying process. - C. Medley
"Billy Joe was great to work with. We bought a lot, yet he treated us as if we were purchasing a million $ property! From offer, to closing, he and his assistant were always available for us. It was a pleasure working with him!" - L. Cole
We looked for a beach front lot for almost 1 year to no avail. We met Billy Joe and his team. Immediately we knew he loved the area and LOVED being in the real estate business. He wasn’t in the business part time!
From the start was knowledgeable, responsive and professional. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and provided all the available information for us to make an informed purchase. It took a month for him to put us in the lot of our dreams. It was a pleasure to work with him. After the sale he put us in touch with equally talented people to help us get started on our dream. I highly recommend Billy Joe. If I could give 6 stars I would without hesitation. - M. Ernst
"Billy Joe is a professional in every sense and it was truly a pleasure to work with him. We first met Billy Joe when we wanted to sell our beach lot during the down market. Ultimately, we built a beach house on the Cape San Blas lot and he stuck with us. He was my most trusted advisor on all things local. He was invaluable and his advice and predictions were right on. We recently closed on our beach house sale and we are extremely happy. Billy Joe was wonderful to work with though out the process. We wish he was in Atlanta so he could list our home here." - M. Diehl
Collectively knowledgeable on the area, and and the area's market. His insight allowed a wise purchase for future investment. He also helped tremendously during the review process and feasibility at the micro and macro levels. - J. Husband
"Billy Joe represented us in the purchasing of 3 properties in Mexico Beach, Florida. He kept us informed of the land development changes, coastal set back lines and elevations that could effect the property we were purchasing. He was very accommodating in meeting us to view the properties and scheduling of the closings. We highly recommend him to anyone wanting to purchase property." - E. Riley
We have purchased two (2) lots from Billy Joe. He has always been easy to talk with, responsive and eager to make it a good experience for us. We will use him again. - M. & J. Walters
- G. Adkins
Billy Joe and his associates are outstanding agents! Constant communication and always there for help and to answer questions.
For any real estate needs in the Port St. Joe area, you cant go wrong with Billy Joe Smiley! You not only get an great agent but you make a friend.
Totally recommend without reservations! 5 Stars and AAA+
"Billy Joe was our agent as we looked for a beach vacation home. He was very friendly and answered our many, many questions honestly. We appreciated his patience as we asked to see several properties more than one time. After we made our purchase, he continued to help us as we needed local references for repairs. Dealing with Billy Joe was like dealing with someone we had known for many years, not just a few months. We highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase or sell property." - A. & L. Turner
I'm in the local real estate market often. Billy Joe is very knowledgeable of our market. He listed 3 properties of mine and sold 2 of the 3 within the first 45 days. Billy Joe and his team made the closing painless. I highly recommend Billy Joe. I don't think you can do better. - J. Davis
"Billy Joe and his team just did an outstanding job in helping me find my new home - He is truly Wonderful! He has so much Knowledge of the area and knows so many people and was so helpful in helping me get things done on my new home - just a Great Experience!" - C. Siedentopf
Billy Joe was very helpful in the purchase of our home. He was patient as we decided just where and what type property we wanted. He is very knowledgeable of the area and the entire process. He went above and beyond for us even after the closing! We highly recommend Billy Joe! - R. & J. Morgan
"As you know, my husband and I have a three year history of trying to agree on a house to buy (if any) in Port St. Joe, and dropped into your agency on a whim - an unlisted house my husband admired. Using your considerable skills in real estate, psychology, and diplomacy, you managed to convince the multiple and widely dispersed inheritors to sell it, arranged for making a long neglected house presentable, helped us over hurdles caused by international monetary transactions, all within a short few weeks time frame - while absorbing all the stress and frustration for all of us! I will be forever grateful for your help in making my dream of owning a house in PSJ come true. And thank you for being the kind of person who makes PSJ the place of a person's dreams." - J. Patterson
"Hard working, knowledgeable, honest, good guy."
- B. Andrew
"My husband and I recently purchased our new home in Port St Joe. Billy Joe's knowledge of the area and his professionalism made the entire process seamless. We have also used Billy Joe to purchase other investment properties and he has always been very knowledgeable of the current market conditions. We would definitely recommend Billy Joe for all your real estate needs." - L. Baxley
I have known Billy Joe Smiley for over a decade now. He is a person of integrity. I place great value in that character trait. He is also very knowledgeable regarding our local real estate market and has the right connections to help buyers and sellers navigate the uncertain landscape of real estate dealings. I have no reservations with recommending Billy Joe to anyone looking for the right real estate agent.
- K. Grimes
- J. Pierce
Billy Joe Smiley and his very capable staff provided excellent advice and wise counsel on the sale of our property. The listing ad they created made us want to purchase it all over again! His insight on the price point was right on target and led to a quick and successful and for us - very important - hassle free sale. From the beginning, we felt well connected and because we reside in a different state far removed from the property listed, that was of great importance to us. We were aware during each step of the process, and highly recommend this very motivated team. Thanks Billy Joe and thanks to your team!
"He found me property better than what I had asked to see, for less money. He assisted with local utilities/permitting offices. He definitely knows the area." - A. Goude
"Mr. Smiley knows the area and is enthusiastic about its potential. This attitude is contagious. He is professional and always available if you need help. He leads you through the closing process and will contact other professionals to make sure things are on track. After the sale, he is still there, helping a new buyer to get utilities, et. al. in their name. He even visited my new vacation home--more than once--to make sure everything was in order for my visit. He is the man for the job--honest, dependable, courteous, professional." - K. Grussendorf
"We contacted Billy Joe based on the quality of his web site. We spoke with him for a few minutes and quickly realized he would be an excellent choice to guide us thru the real estate selection and closing process. We were not disappointed. He was born and raised in the area and has a good knowledge of the area and the real estate market. He assisted us in developing properties that we should consider for purchase and assisted/counseled us with the negotiation and acceptance of our offer. He or his office kept us informed as we moved towards closing. Further he provided referrals for the surveyor, structural engineers/architects, and builders. I would recommend Billy Joe without any reservations." - W. & C. Norris
Billy Joe has helped us with selling our home and buying another lot to build on. Has tons of local experience and connections which where very valuable as someone that lives in another state. - T. Kidder
"Honesty and integrity. That's what describes Billy Joe. He is also really sincere and cared about us as individuals and finding us the perfect home to meet our specific needs. Because of his extensive local knowledge, Billy Joe was able to easily navigate through a couple of hurdles we faced in the process of buying our home. We have now closed and are just thrilled with our purchase! We highly recommend Billy Joe and have already referred others to call him for their real estate needs." - S. Martin
"Billy Joe Smiley was both friendly and professional. He and his staff were very helpful, and our long distance sale went smoothly! Our initial contact with Billy Joe was ten years ago, when he assisted us in valuing my parents' lots. He was very helpful at that time and also in our current transactions." - S. Molzahn
Billy Joe Smiley was extremely helpful in locating the perfect piece of property for us. We had recently moved to the area in our RV and were unsure exactly what we wanted to buy. Somehow with very vague and even conflicting hints from us about what we were looking for, he was able to suggest THE perfect lot in an area we hadn't even known about. He kept on top of everything from offer to closing and responded immediately to any questions we had. We would recommend him to anyone. - D. Mays
"Billy Joe stuck with us for 3+ years on our quest to find exactly what we were looking for. Many agents would have written us off a long time ago. Billy Joe has extensive knowledge of the area and it is immediately evident that reputation, honesty, and integrity comes before commissions @ Port Realty. After the contract was in place Billy Joe's team assisted right through the closing to ensure that everything went smoothly.......and it did!" - L. & S. Plumb
"Billy Joe was great to work with. He answered all our questions and made sure we felt comfortable. He was very prompt, followed up as promised, and did what he said he would do. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase property and would go back to him if I were to purchase again. Thanks for a job well done! Keep up the good work! Thanks!" - J. Williams
"I placed inquiries with a number of Realtors within the area and Mr. Smiley was very quick to respond and check out the property. He told me what he thought it would bring based upon his knowledge of the market and it was within the ballpark of my estimate. He managed to find a buyer and I received the price I wanted. If I were to buy or sell another piece of property in the area I would contact Billy Joe." - D. Platt
"Billy Joe Smiley is a polite and attentive realtor, who is even available, should you need him, after the sale. We had visited my girlfriend's daughter in Atlanta, GA and decided to look at property we found on Zillow in Wewahitchka, FL. Problem is, we didn't know the locations of the land. This was a Saturday, so we weren't sure whether the realtor (Billy Joe) would even answer his phone. He politely answered the phone and provided us with all the addresses of the property we were interested in. Oddly enough, we closed on a property that was not yet listed on Zillow, which Billy Joe informed us about. He answered all our questions, with a smile on his face. Guess you could say that Billy Joe Smiley is true to his name! Billy Joe grew up in this area so he is very knowledgeable. If you're looking for land or property in the Gulf county area, Billy Joe is your man. I assure you, you won't be disappointed He's got your back!" - M. Kipphan
Billy Joe’s knowledge and level of service really impressed me. While looking for some property in the Port St. Joe area, Billy Joe was able to advise me of local zoning regulations and pointed me to the exact area that allowed for my zoning requirements. His professionalism and local knowledge saved me both time and money and I will use him again in the future when I need to purchase or sell property in the area. - R. Miller
My husband and I called on Mr. Smiley to inquire about a property that he had listed. We did not buy that property, but months later, when we found a place we liked, we contacted Mr. Smiley because he left such an impression on us. First, he was quick to respond and in fact, was the only realtor that actually answered a phone that day. Second, he was knowledgeable about the area, even to the historical facts and information on flood zones. Last, but certainly not least, Mr. Smiley had the characteristics of a true Southern Gentleman. His assistant, Sherida, was an added BONUS! She was very helpful every time we reached out. And here we are, 30 days later, IN OUR NEW CREEK HOUSE!! (30k less than original listing!) - P. Yeomans
"BJ was very concerned with our needs. He kept us updated and gave great advice. The market was weird but he showed that no matter how weird, that a deal can work. We will consider using again and have already spoken to him about possible other properties. - J. Ferrell
I had lots of questions regarding the deal we were putting together. It was an unusual deal, with many aspects that needed to checked, clarified, and understood to ensure that I understood the purchase. Billy Joe responded quickly and promptly to many questions - much more so than a typical deal would have included. His prompt response helped provide the information needed. - B. Aufdembrink
Enjoyed working with you. Very prompt at returning calls, very knowledgeable about the area. Thank You for all your effort. - J. & B. Richardson
Mr. Billy Joe Smiley was refreshing to work with. I have financed homes for 25 years and had the opportunity to work with hundreds of agents. I know a good agent is one that is willing to work and be responsive to the clients needs. Mr. Smiley was just that as he returned all calls, texts and emails promptly. He knows EVERYONE! Everyone thinks of him as a professional in the area and a nice guy. That goes a long way in my book. You are as good as your name and word. He sure seems to have a good name and must have kept his word with the locals. He offered us great service and we were hundreds of miles away and did a small transaction. He will be our agent on that coast from now on! Thanks Billy Joe for helping us get a place to fish and getaway. We love the neighbors and will be considered locals soon enough. I appreciate your hard work and knowledge. Thanks for the assistance and the opportunity to get to know you. You are a professional and a great agent! - D. Mumpower