Jeffrey Zacko-Smith

Website and Social Media Manager

Jeffrey Zacko Smith

About Jeffrey:

License #: 295994
Clients served: 1300+
Licensed since: 2017

Jeffrey is the Website and Social Media Manager for Pinnacle Realty! After 4 years as a showing agent, he transitioned to this role in 2021.

  • BA, Industrial Psychology (Penn State University); Masters Degree, Public Administration (M.P.A.); Doctorate (Ed.D.), Adult Education and Leadership (Seattle University)
  • I’ve visited 34 states and 22 countries to date and love to travel! Hiking in Nepal was my biggest adventure and Monaco was probably the most beautiful place I have seen.
  • I’m obsessed with historic homes and do a lot of architectural photography. Find me on Instagram as “berahthraben”.

Buying a home is not only a big financial investment, it’s a process. Especially in a competitive market, you need an agent who has time for you, as well as someone with the expertise and support network to help you navigate that process and win. That’s where I come in. Not only do I live, work and play in the North Carolina Triangle as a REALTOR®, professor and architectural photographer (knowing the area well makes me a neighborhood expert), I’ve been a part of the home buying process of hundreds of clients. I believe that finding the right home is work, but that it should also be fun (and I guarantee that everyone always learns something new). As a buyer’s agent, I have a very critical eye and strive to balance that with client needs, wants and the reality of the market.

Having a PhD in Leadership and Management, while perhaps unusual in real estate, actually allows me to better serve clients as I seek to lead and manage their home buying process. In my free time I enjoy travel, the rescue dog my partner and I adopted 4 years ago, being outdoors and many of the Triangle’s amazing independent breweries. I have lived in Durham and Chapel Hill for 7 years, after living in Buffalo, NY, Seattle, WA, and South Central Pennsylvania.

Customer Testimonials:

“Jeffrey was patient with my family. We’re first time buyers and he helped with our questions and communicated fully and promptly, even late at night.” ~ Dharmendra (Morrisville)

“Jeffrey was always accommodating and informative and explained a lot about what we needed to do to be competitive. He even recommended a lender and we got preapproved.” ~ Felicia (Durham)

“Jeffrey showed us a lot of houses … a lot … and we never felt rushed. And he notices everything. Really good at pointing out possible issues and doing research to help get answers.” ~ Brian (Cary)