From the “Smith Lake Blog”© – February 2021 – by Sally Williams

Living on Smith Lake, Ed Wentz, is an experienced & successful businessman. Ed has a drive he has now merged with the area he once identified as his "playground". Ed is uniquely qualified to help Smith Lake Sellers and Buyers as he is contemporary. His career and life paths are paralleled to many that opt to call Smith Lake home.

How did you find Smith?

I’ve been playing on Smith Lake since 1987. A neighbor in Hoover brought us up to their Smith Lake Home for a day on their Donzi Sport Boat. I was hooked!v

Favorite spot on Smith?

So many great places. For action, our Smith Lake home is next to Duncan Bridge and that is hard to beat. For peace and tranquility, Crooked Creek near Point William is terrific as are several spots on Clear Creek.

WHY Smith Lake vs. other lakes?

Smith Lake is one of the cleanest/clearest lakes in the U.S. It’s size and shoreline terrain allow for unlimited freshwater views & experiences. I also happen to love the downhome style of surrounding cities of Jasper, AL, Crane Hill, AL, Double Springs, AL and Arley, AL.

Favorite meal & drink for a Smith Lake day?

My Kamado Joe Smoker is going most weekends, so any meal from the Smoker or Grill is a favorite. Hard to beat an Icy Cold Grand Margarita on the dock. 

Describe your real estate style?

I’m a people person with a deep caring sense of client satisfaction. That requires communication and in today’s world -- so many agents hate talking with clients. I care about my client’s needs, every one of them. I  W I L L  answer your phone call. You’ll hear from me about your property listing and the activity around it. Most importantly, I provide honest and objective feedback whether its’ good or bad.

Tell us about YOU ~ who you are?

I’m a Husband and Best Friend to Gail Wentz, Dad to 5, Poppy to 10. I love Jesus and need His Grace daily. I was blessed with a long corporate career with a Berkshire-Hathaway unit, running several businesses over time. Much of my career focused on global marketing so I know how to market & sell properties.  Real Estate was always on my mind and in my second career, I immediately became a Realtor®. Smith Lake is my full-time and only focus, with waterfront properties you see here – it’s easy to understand why.  

Ed is a licensed agent brokered by ERA Byars Realty. 

  • Rookie of the Year – Walker Area Association of Realtors -2017
  • ERA Circle of Honor Award Winner  - 2018 – 2019 – 2020
  • ERA Distinctive Homes Agent~

“Your Smith Lake home sale or purchase is really about You! Let me guide you on your journey!”