our name

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The word “Oikos” is an ancient greek term meaning “family, family property, or

home”. As part of the company’s official name, it represents not only the physical structure 

which we work with day to day but more importantly, it reflects our belief in family and family values.  With that in mind, we seek to be a resource to the families within our community and to grow a business that will be the legacy we leave for our very own family.


Our Team

Johnnie

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Johnnie A. Smith, Co-founder, was born and raised in the Washington DC metropolitan area. He enrolled in his first architectural drafting class in high school.  Since then, he's had a passion for architecture and building homes.  He continued studying Math/Engineering at Bowie State University.  However, life led him to a 25 year career with a prominent local grocery chain where he revitalized several stores and managed high dollar budgets.  Johnnie ended his career in the corporate office where he excelled as a buyer for the chain's parent company.  Despite many years in the retail field, he never gave up his passion for real estate development.  When the opportunity presented itself, he established a family owned real estate company with his wife. Their goal is to empower their family, positively impact other families and bring improvements to the greater community.  Johnnie also has a passion for mentoring at-risk young adults and giving them positive options for financial stability.  In his spare time he cherishes traveling with his wife, children, and his mom.  He is an avid Oakland Raiders fan and loves the sport of boxing.

Tara

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Tara Smith, Co-founder, was born and raised in Philadelphia . She attended the University of Maryland at College Park where she received a degree in Family Studies.  She also attended St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she received her Masters in Criminal Justice. Although Tara continues to work in the criminal justice field, she is most fulfilled when she is building, growing and sustaining the family real estate company and her own freelance photography business.  In her spare time, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, raising their three children, ministering through liturgical  dance, house hunting  and traveling.  

our mission

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Whether you’re seeking to buy or sell a home  we are here for you, to support you and guide you through to the finish line. Our top-notch skills ensure you get the best experience . Our motto is “If it’s not true, We don’t say it. If it’s not right, We don't do it”.   ,