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Society Real Estate is Now Selling The Saint!

The Saint Raleigh Luxury Townhomes


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Society Real Estate is excited to announce that the most recent addition to our new home sales portfolio is in Downtown Raleigh! We have teamed up with The Saint, a luxury brownstone-style townhome community nestled between St. Mary’s Street and Glenwood South, to sell and market the remaining homes.

The Saint provides the premier urban alternative to a suburban lifestyle. A landmark of luxury, this five-star location showcases seventeen gracefully appointed, four story modern townhomes. Fusing art and function, the striking exteriors feature unique double-glazed black brick and poplar siding, oversized double-paned windows, and thoughtfully designed European-inspired interior finishes.

The Saint owners and developers knew this family land was meant for something both glamorous and innovative. They imagined the idea of classic brownstones elevated; combining an ultra-modern style with sophisticated Italian design to create the exclusive luxury residences now known as The Saint right in the heart of Downtown Raleigh. The vision was elegant simplicity, and the results are masterful!

The homes feature chef kitchens with high-end Miele appliance packages, skyline views, covered terraces, private owner’s retreats that can extend an entire floor and offer relaxing living spaces complete with wet bar, spa-like bathrooms, and large walk-in closets with custom Pianca built-ins. Custom imported finishes decorate the homes including honed black granite, Carrara marble counter tops, custom Cabico vanities and cabinets, designer mosaic tile work, Zucchetti polished Italian fixtures, and much more!

With only seven of these gorgeous homes remaining, do not miss your chance to own one of these move-in ready, exclusively designed homes located in one of the fastest growing cities in the country!

 For More Info Contact

Joe Kolousek

Society Real Estate

Call or Text: 919.322.9290


Society Real Estate, LLC is a small, locally owned boutique firm built on a love of real estate and a passion for community involvement. With a mission for giving back and a purpose in mind, husband and wife owners, Shaun and Michelle Smith, have created a successful firm with a strong purpose and culture. Their love for Raleigh and their community runs deep and they are elated to be part of this cutting edge, luxury project.

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Triangle Real Producers Mag – Featured Broker of the Month!

Society Real Estate is proud to be featured in Triangle Real Producer Magazine‘s May 2019 issue!  Our very own Shaun Smith has been named Broker of the Month!  Thank you so much to Triangle Real Producers for the team spotlight opportunity!  Read on below for the full article!

Triangle Real Producers Magazine

Featured Broker of the Month

Written by Chris Menezes. Photos by Marissa Menezes.

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(1) companionship or association with one’s fellows;

(2) a voluntary association of individuals for common ends; especially: an organized group working together or periodically meeting because of common interests, beliefs, or profession.

Upon considering the definition of ‘Society,’ Shaun and Michelle Smith knew it would be the perfect name for their new brokerage. They had both been running their separate real estate businesses for several years, and finally decided to join forces and create something new together.

Shaun had transitioned out of real estate sales 6 years ago to do acquisitions and development. He spent several years learning that side of the real estate industry; working full-time with a home building company, running their Acquisition and Development, and then branching out on his own in 2017. As a licensed REALTOR®, Shaun needed somewhere to hang his license, and that’s when he and Michelle started thinking about working together.

However, they didn’t want to go for one of the traditional partnership options—joining another firm together, setting up a team under another firm, becoming a husband and wife team on their own, etc.—they wanted to create something that combined their strong passion for giving back to the community with their passion for real estate. The term ‘society’ kept popping into Michelle’s head. 

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Society Real Estate works as a uniform team to take care of each individual client. “We’re trying to change the way people view the home buying experience, by partnering throughout the entire process and creating a genuine team experience. When someone chooses to partner with Society Real Estate, they not only partner with the individual agent, they also partner with the entire team,” says Shaun.

“We want to provide the best possible experience for our clients,” says Michelle. “We do that by pulling together what we each have to offer, between the length of experience, time in the community, knowledge about the development process, land use, and the ultimate buying experience for buyers regardless of price point.”

In addition to this unique team approach, Society Real Estate created a charitable portion to the business with the sole aim to be part of the solution to combat homelessness in the Triangle. The team handpicked and partnered with four local charities: A Lotta Love, CASA, The Green Chair Project, and The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness.

Society Real Estate’s charity strategy is a threefold approach. 1) A percentage of every commission goes into their charity fund, which is evenly distributed to each charity every quarter. 2) The team participates in volunteer days, assist with special events, fundraisers, and joint marketing through social media, printed advertising, etc. 3) Every quarter, they host an Awareness Social to draw attention to each organization.

In just a few short years, Society Real Estate has grown into a team of 13 fulltime agents. They have also recently branched into the competitive market of providing sales and marketing services to builders and other developers. Shaun currently focuses on mentoring the team and working to grow the sales and marketing side of the company.

“Seeing the growth of others has been the most rewarding thing I have done in my career,” says Shaun.

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Shaun and Michelle have two boys—Kieran (11) and Lucian (12). Although much of their time outside of the business is spent participating in both social and service-oriented community events, they enjoy going to Jordan Lake as a family, boating, and wakeboarding.


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Raleigh Ranks 2nd for First Time Homebuyers!

We know buying a home can be an overwhelming process: Will I qualify for a loan?  Am I paying too much?  Will there be issues post-closing that I don’t see now?  And for first time homebuyers, those questions can unfortunately cause you to postpone your decision.

But it shouldn’t!  Especially if you select an expert agent who understands the area you’re looking in.  Choose someone who has their finger on the pulse of the market, and most importantly can guide you through the process by answering all your questions before you ask them!  By partnering with a market pro, you’ll be able to truly enjoy the journey of owning your first home!

Our team at Society Real Estate has decades of combined experience. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a seasoned pro, we have the resources to help you find a trusted lender, custom search tools to find your perfect home in your ideal community, and the negotiating skills to get you the best deal!

The Triangle Business Journal recently published an article citing a study from

“The analysis from the consumer financial services company [] found that the Raleigh metro is the second-best place in the U.S. for first time homebuyers.  The ranking was based on 13 measures related to affordability, culture, job market, market tightness and safety for the nation’s 50 largest metros.”

Read more from the Triangle Business Journal’s article here.

Starting your home purchase journey? Check out some of Society Real Estate’s home buying resources.

Ready to start a search? Our custom search tool is easy to use, and can send you alerts when new homes enter the market!

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We Love Raleigh and Heres Why You Should, Too!

Our team at Society Real Estate loves living in & serving the Raleigh Real Estate market!  As the capital city, Raleigh is seriously a special place to call home!  We have the benefit of being close to the beach and the mountains. Therefore, it’s easy to satisfy someone’s love for either vacation destination.  Raleigh offers a wide range of activities for any interest. We have museums & art festivals, professional sports teams, concerts, the theater, tons of parks, and a thriving foodie scene.  Whatever your hobby, we’ll have an event you’ll love here in Raleigh!

Raleigh isn’t all fun and games though! We’re consistently ranked among the top cities for economic growth, jobs, education, & quality of life. With it’s close proximity to the Research Triangle Park (RTP), Raleigh is home to some of the biggest tech & health companies in the world.  Companies such as Bayer, GE, Cisco, & GSK are all based in RTP.  We’re also world famous for our universities and hospitals.  Duke University, University of North Carolina, & North Carolina State University are all based in and around the Triangle.

Whether you’re from the area, or relocating, our team of local market experts are focused on implementing the best strategy to achieve your real estate goals!  We can’t wait to help you realize your dream of calling Raleigh home! Start your comprehensive home search with us below!

Learn more about relocating to the Triangle here.

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Society Real Estate Named CASAs Partner of the Month!

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Society Real Estate is so excited to be named CASA’s August 2018 Partner of the Month! CASA provides affordable housing to veterans, people living with disabilities, and others who are experiencing homelessness. We’re proud to be a supporter of such an amazing organization who makes an extraordinary impact on the community we live in and serve.  Please visit their website to learn more and to support their cause!

Society Real Estate partners with four outstanding housing related charities across the Triangle.  Our charity strategy is threefold:

  1. We donate a portion of every commission earned to our charity partners;
  2. Our team participates in regular volunteer days; &
  3. We host awareness socials to draw additional attention to these wonderful organizations.

To learn more about Society Real Estate’s charity involvement and strategy, please visit our Charity Partners page!

Read on to see CASA’s blog post about their August Partner of the Month: Society Real Estate!

CASA Blog Post - Partner of the Month - Society Real Estate