New Waters Realty

2239 Marler Road
Pike Road, AL 36064

Larry “LJ” Smith

Ready to purchase your new home call “LJ” for an agent who is easy going and listens to his customers. “LJ” takes pride in making sure that all details are covered when purchasing your home allowing for a smooth transaction to enjoy your “Dream Home.”

Larry “LJ” was born in Greenville, Alabama. He graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing. After graduation from Troy University, he served in a Sales Position for R. J. Reynolds. He was promoted to Assistant Division Manager in 1977 and moved to Montgomery. He supervised 10 Sales Representatives covering central and South Alabama. In 2001, he received the Bowman Gray Sales Award. He has over 30 years of sales experience.

He enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard in 1969 and served 6 years enlisted. He then attended Alabama Military Academy receiving his commission in 1977. He served in several positions across the State and in 1989 took command of the 1208 Quartermaster Company in Lineville, AL. In 1990 his unit was activated to serve in the Middle East. He served 10 months in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. After returning from Desert Storm, he attended and graduated from Command and General Staff College. He then served as an instructor for Command and General Staff College achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and retired in 2009.

He became an entrepreneur and small business owner by opening and operating ICBY Yogurt in Montgomery for 5 years.

For the last 8 years, he has been involved in the Mortgage business working as a Certified Signing Agent. He has extensive knowledge in handling loan documents for refinancing, purchasing and selling property.

He serves on the Montgomery Chapter Troy University alumni board which provides scholarships for students to attend Troy University. He actively belongs to Young Meadows Presbyterian Church and has been involved in Child Evangelism Fellowship.

He has a passion for sports and officiates High School Basketball and Football.

He is married to his high school sweetheart Yvonne, and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.

They reside at The Waters in Pike Road – Their “Pike Road Paradise”.

Call “LJ” anytime without obligation. He is ready to go to work for you today!

The Freeman Family

We bought our home at The Waters in Pike Road. Having visited the neighborhood several times prior to finding our new home, living there seemed like a dream. With the wonderful help of our realtor Larry “LJ”  Smith, we toured the neighborhood and realized this was definitely the dream we wanted to come true. LJ was able to find the perfect home for us and made our dream a reality. We have been overjoyed since the day we moved in. It is absolutely beautiful out here and every day feels like a vacation. We feel so blessed to be able to call The Waters home.


Paul & Beth Hardy

We often remark on how our move to The Waters in Pike Road was meant to be! During a visit with our son and family (who was stationed here attending the military college), we took a drive to visit various communities. We had been looking for a place to get out of the cold Wisconsin winters. Everything we looked at in Alabama and elsewhere had a sterile feel. And then we drove down the Avenue of the Waters! It was love at first sight! We looked at a few model homes and called LJ Smith at New Waters Realty to ask some questions. His response, “I have just the lot for you!” and he was right. We bought the lot the next day.We went back to Wisconsin and didn’t return until the home was built. It was really just that easy. LJ made it the smoothest by far of the four homes we have built. It was exciting to receive all of LJ’s photos during the build process. It’s been two years and all the neighbors on every side have been such a gift. They are all wonderful, warm and friendly folks. Walks in the neighborhood are longer than expected as everyone stops to chat, even strangers. We still pinch ourselves!

Mark and Beverly Pace

In 2018 my daughter decided she wanted her upcoming wedding to be at The Chapel at The Waters. My wife Beverly & I had been out there a few times to visit friends but had never really taken a tour of the entire neighborhood, and since we were coming out here regularly we decided to see as much as we could with each trip. We had lived in the same home in Montgomery for about 30 years. Each visit here reinforced in us that this was where we wanted to live. So we picked out a design that suited us, and got in touch with the realtor listed on one of the fliers we picked, Larry (LJ) Smith. When we had questions, he always had the right answers and was willing and ready to help us as a liaison between us and the builder, regularly checking with us to make sure the work was done right every step of the way. If it wasn’t just the way we wanted it, he immediately made certain that it was. LJ was a true friend to us and still is. We honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else. LJ still checks in regularly with us.

The Utolo Family

There are not enough words on a page to describe how awesome our agent is. L J Smith is the man!LJ guided us through the entire process of building a new home at The Waters, virtually, and continues to take care of us today. My agent is part of the team for life. LJ is an expert at his craft and invests in people and partnerships … he’ll take care of you!

The Paul Family

When we started looking at The Waters in Pike Road for our home “LJ” was ready, willing and able to put up with our traveling back and forth from model home to model home as well as existing homes. The search, which took over two months and encompassed many questions from us, was made enjoyable by “LJ” and ended with our purchasing an existing home which we are very pleased with. The transition to The Waters lifestyle has continuously been made easy by “LJ” and the staff at The Waters and New Waters Realty.



Michael Rice

I got in touch with Larry LJ Smith to let him know I was interested in buying a small home at The Waters in Pike Road, something for a young professional as a first home purchase. The perfect home for me became available to purchase just a few months later. LJ immediately contacted me to let me know a small, 900 square foot home right in the heart of Lucas Point was for sale and that I was going to have to act quickly as this house was sure to sell almost right away. LJ helped me submit a strong offer and I was under contract before I could blink twice. LJ helped me navigate the throws of purchasing a home, albeit rather gracefully given the frenzied nature of the housing market. Thanks to LJ’s expertise, I successfully moved into my home the next month and have been loving it since. My neighbors on Chapel Hill Street have been nothing but wonderful and helpful to me since I have moved in. The charming atmosphere and the great fishing opportunities just down the street from me are what I love about calling The Waters home.

I am:

A Christian, husband, father, grandfather, friend, patriot and active person.

Proudest Moment:

Other than family, returning from Operation Desert Storm having achieved our objective.

Biggest Challenge:

Keeping Yvonne happy! Happy wife, happy life!

First Job:

Sales Position at RJR/Nabisco.

Favorite Place to Visit:

Orange Beach, AL.

Super Hero Power:

Self-discipline, desire to learn, figuring people out.

Perfect Day:

When everything goes well, "No Hiccups."

NWR is:

A dedicated, enthusiastic and capable team

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