Smith | Schnider is a trusted partner and an indispensable resource to custom home builders in the Washington, D.C. area. We’re dedicated to helping you strengthen your brand, expand your market share and grow your revenues. Along the way, we’ll assist in financing and developing and we’ll help you hand over the keys to truly beautiful custom homes.

Redefining Builder Partnerships

Expertise at each step. At Smith | Schnider, we are experts in new home design, construction, marketing and sales.  Our team outperforms our competitors because, as your partner, we understand and manage every aspect of the home buying experience for your customers. From properly positioning and marketing the builder to managing the buyer’s expectations through the sales process, our integrated approach minimizes risk and enhances the quality of the homebuilding experience for everyone involved.



Connecting You With Capital

We simplify the funding process. Smith | Schnider has a long history of partnering with preeminent lenders in the D.C. metro real estate industry and actively invests in single-family home construction projects. Our partners are invested in over two million square feet of real estate throughout Arlington, VA. We can help you secure capital through deals directly, through investor relationships or through existing loan facilities that provide low cost and dependable capital.

Professional Facilities for You

Access to a first-class alternative headquarters. Partnering with Smith | Schnider means our showroom, presentation and conference facilities are available for meetings with buyers, subcontractors, vendors and other team members. It’s also a great opportunity to network and collaborate with our business analysts and our sales, marketing and research staff.

Green Technology Experts

We create efficiency. Now more than ever, builders are incorporating green building technologies into their custom single-family homes. It’s better for the environment, saves operating costs and results in a better-built home. We’re experts in green building. We can help you build certified green homes, while controlling costs and adding value.

Market Insiders

We know the market. Our Builder Services division is led by Smith | Schnider founder Martin Schnider and Executive Vice President Julie Zelaska. Julie has a long history of success in the sales and marketing of new homes. She knows which home types sell in a given market and how to tailor design elements to your construction budget.

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Please contact Julie Zelaska to discuss partnering with Smith | Schnider to enhance the opportunities for your business.

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