HomeSmart’s Leadership Team Adds Chief Operating Officer with the Latest Internal Promotion

Former Chief of Staff, Katie Cooper, has accepted a new role as Chief Operating Officer to become the newest member of the brokerage’s executive roster.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — February 27, 2024 — HomeSmart recently announced some exciting changes to the brokerage’s leadership team at their annual real estate conference, Growth Summit. Former Chief of Staff, Katie Cooper, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Since joining the organization in early 2023, she has been a key figure in the organization’s day-to-day operations. She has spearheaded initiatives focused on increasing efficiencies and streamlining every aspect of the business, providing agents and franchise partners across the country with an improved real estate experience.

“I’m proud to be a part of the HomeSmart Bamily,” Katie says, “and I’m committed to providing our entire real estate community with the support and resources they need to take their place on the front lines of real estate’s future.” While striving for operational excellence, Katie has made it a priority to drive the HomeSmart mission forward in a way that embodies true authenticity.

Leveraging her extensive 20-plus years of real estate experience, including her tenure as Vice President, Operations to the world’s largest Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate, Katie continues to break down barriers to success for agents and franchise owners. Katie understands what it truly means to succeed in real estate. She transitioned over her impressive career from brokerage executive leadership at Sotheby’s into consulting, serving as CEO and lead strategist at an independent agency before onboarding as HomeSmart’s Chief of Staff.

As HomeSmart’s new Chief Operating Officer, Katie will lead overall operations for the brokerage and support initiatives across the entire HomeSmart Family of Companies, including Minute Mortgage and Equitable Title Agency, to put the brand at the forefront of the industry.

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HomeSmart is a revolutionary real estate enterprise powered by our proprietary end-to-end technology platform. We provide integrated real estate solutions to agents, brokerages, franchise partners and, ultimately, the consumer. Our cloud-based platform empowers our users to succeed by providing a full suite of technology offerings covering nearly every aspect of the real estate transaction. Our business model has fueled our expansion, and we have more than 26,000 agents across over 200 offices and have expanded our footprint to 47 states.