Esther SmithAssociate Broker / Office Manager

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MULTIPLE OFFERS RECEIVED.  Schedule your showing before 4 PM 6/17.  Enjoy the openness of this 3-bedroom, 2-full bathroom home with attached oversized-2-car garage and large storage shed.  The home was completely remodeled in 2013 with a new roof, a hot water heater, furnace, AC that has been serviced twice a year, range, dishwasher, floor coverings and much-much more.  Located on the edge of Eagle Glen Subdivision near Golf Club House.  Sit on the covered front porch to visit with neighbors or step out onto the back deck to enjoy the secluded wooded back yard. $140,000 Sold

85 N 200 E Columbia City, Indiana

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,568 SqFt 0.788 Acres

Charmer! This 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home across from the school in Churubusco has and open concept floor plan as well as large living and bed rooms. If you need a bit more space, the basement is hideout ready. Picture yourself relaxing on the back deck or tinkering in the oversized one card garage $115,000 Sold

245 W Whitley Street Churubusco, Indiana

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,307 SqFt 0.180 Acres

Located just a couple blocks from the center of Columbia City, you will enjoy this Queen Anne style home with easy access to small town amenities as well as quick access to Fort Wayne and Warsaw with all the larger city activities.  This cozy 3 bedroom home has 1 bedroom, bath, and laundry area on the main level along with a formal dining room and eat in kitchen.  Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a large loft area for another sleeping area or den.  There is a large 1-car attached garage, storage shed, and semi-private back patio in the back with a pull down awning.  Relax on the large wrap-around front porch and enjoy small town living.  This home is ready to move in and enjoy. $99,500 Sold

209 E Market Street Columbia City, Indiana

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,560 SqFt 0.120 Acres

Great location.  Great starter home.  One Owner.  The house needs TLC to correct deferred maintenance.  Priced to sell so you have the chance to build up considerable sweat equity.  Basic 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage on a slab foundation.  Nice size lot, wooded in back, with a buried dog fence (controls and collars not included).  Garage door opener, range, refrigerator, disposal, dishwasher, and Kinetico water softener all stay. $79,900 Sold

909 E 100 S Columbia City, Indiana

3 Beds 1 Baths 936 SqFt 0.362 Acres

Priced to sell, this small cozy Lakefront home could be the perfect getaway or year round home.  Newer windows provide an entire front view of the lake and beautiful sunsets.  New siding and insulation.  There is a designated lakefront area for a pier and boat parking.  Channel access in the rear.  You have to see it and rest on the deck, to enjoy the serenity of lake living. $69,900 Sold

10 EMS R4E1 Lane Pierceton, Indiana

2 Beds 1 Baths 732 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Step inside to see how well this summer cottage has been maintained.  Open kitchen, dining area, and living room. Has all the amenities to be a year round home.  Two bedrooms with plenty of closet space.  Space available in the large bathroom for laundry area.  Take a short walk to the public beach and pier access.  Located with a beautiful view and tranquil surroundings.  Lake property with no worries about being in a floodplain area.  Back yard is partially fenced with a newer storage shed for extra outside storage. $55,000 Sold

4568 W G Dr. Albion, Indiana

2 Beds 1 Baths 912 SqFt 0.217 Acres

Affordable and convenient to schools, trails, and shopping.  1/2 block from Pike Lake and 1 block away from park.  New furnace, central air, siding, windows, doors,  roof and fenced in back yard  in 2011. Al copper tubing replaced with new PVC in fall 2017.   This house is great as a great fix-er-upper that would make a great home or has great rental potential.  The bones are strong but needs a lot of cosmetics.  There are three large rooms upstairs with one closet.  There are two bedrooms downstairs with bonus room off the family room that could be a den, craft room or small bedroom.  Six potential bedrooms. $55,000 Sold

909 E Clark Street Warsaw, Indiana

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,992 SqFt 0.176 Acres

Single Family dwelling ****FOR RENT**** in historic Columbia City.  This Queen Anne cottage is just 2 blocks from the heart of the city.  Close to the hospital, library, parks, shopping, schools... You won't waste any time driving to your destination. CC is between Fort Wayne and Warsaw with all the larger city activities only minutes away.  This one-half story home has 1 bedroom and bath on the lower level and 2 bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs.  Attached is a large one-car garage, garden shed and semi-private back patio with a hot-tub adds to the efficiency and relaxation of small town living.  -AVAILABLE JUNE 10TH $775 LEASED

209 E Market Street Columbia City, Indiana

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,560 SqFt 0.127 Acres

A Little About Esther Smith


” She was very polite, and not pushy.  She responded very promptly with questions and set up appointments very timely and around our schedule.”  Client of Esther Smith

Esther’s mission is to provide professionalism, personal attention, client education, support, and warm regard that exceeds expectations.

Esther has been a licensed REALTOR since 2011 providing an outstanding experience for each of her clients.  She has 34 years experience at USDA, Rural Development as a Loan Specialist (retired 10/11)) – loan making and servicing in the Single Housing Division and Multi-Family housing Division.  She worked with an extensive network of real estate partners.  She knows that if her client is happy – she’s done her job.

Besides being a national real estate sales expert, Esther spends her spare time with family.  Her family consists of three generations in real estate.  Her daughter Tina Houser is the founder of LT Real Estate, her granddaughter, Atalie Honaker works with them as well as Managing Broker of the LT Group Real Estate.

Esther is a member of a local, state, and national professional trade association and has access to a vast array of educational programs, research, and resources.  You will want a REALTOR on your side.  Call Esther today.

You will appreciate Esther’s knowledge, understanding, and experience in the real estate market that only she, a local expert, can offer.  To be the best, you must defy mediocrity and deliver nothing short of exceptional services throughout the entire transaction.  Every client is different, every property is unique, and every journey tells a story.  Navigating through it all takes experience, trust, and commitment.

Personal finance counselor – personal budgeting – Dave Ramsey trained (2007) and has coordinated “Financial Peace University”

Held the position as secretary/bookkeeper for 20 years at the American Legion Unit 98 – payroll and account payables. (1980-2000)

Held the position as bookkeeper at the law office of Terry L. Smith for 5 years (1991-1996)

Held the position of Treasurer – Neighborhood Association, American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 98, Interfaith Mission (The Lighthouse – homeless shelter), Whitley County Real Estate, LLC and On The Market Real Estate, LLC (since 2010)

Tax preparer with H&R Block 2000-2020

Real Estate Sales Agent, CFO and Office Manager at LT Real Estate, LLC (since 2010)

A Notary Public


Proficient in:

  • Interpreting and implementing government regulations, IHCDA, HUD, USDA, RD
  • Financial Records and processing for Payables and receivables
  • Report generation and analysis including budgets and file maintenance
  • Customer needs, satisfaction, and service
  • Training and development
  • Operations management
  • Computer operations
  • Collections and credit management
  • Personal financial counseling
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Property Management


What Clients Are Saying about LT

  • Esther was, "Available a lot, got back to us quickly. She was great!"

    - Carolyn Fuller

  • Noney was always available, day and night to answer any questions we had. Keep doing a good job they way you have done with us.

    - Robert Hendrix

  • Esther was very helpful throughout this process.  Friendly and very positive.  She's a "Go Getter".  I would work with her again!!

    - Rosa Klingaman

  • Tina had excellent communication w/us throughout the entire process. She kept us on track and informed every step of the way.

    - Jessica Foor

  • Esther was awesome with getting back to us. She was amazing during the whole process!

    - Kim Hetzner

  • My agent, Esther Smith, is the best there is!!!  She went out of her way to help me out.

    - Timothy Hartman Sr.