Whether you’re moving to the area or relocating within the community, choosing the right Smith Mountain Lake realtor is perhaps the most important step in ensuring a smooth transition from one property to the next.

But what should you look for in a Smith Mountain Lake realtor?

First and foremost, your realtor should have experience working with homes similar to the one that you are either buying or selling. For example, if you are interested in upsizing to a larger waterfront property, then choosing a realtor who specializes in condos in Roanoke, even though they may be incredibly successful, might not be the most ideal move. 

Secondly, your realtor should know the market that you’re interested in moving into. Inevitably you’re going to have questions about the community outside of the structural components of the home. Which school districts are in this area? Are private beaches allowed? How close am I Westlake? 

Another important factor to consider is your rapport with your agent. If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to discuss ideas on marketing your home for prospects, listing price, and any potential renovations that may need to be completed prior to listing. It’s important that you and your realtor are on the same page on these items. If you’re searching for a Smith Mountain Lake home, then you and your agent should talk candidly about your ideal home. This conversation is just as much as desired lifestyle as it is about how many bathrooms are on the main floor. If your realtor pushes you to look at homes that are outside of the criteria you’re looking for, then it’s best to bring this up in the beginning of the relationship.

My real estate experience helps me offer my clients a personable real estate experience. My specialty is listening to your needs and catering a home search that speaks directly to those needs. I’d love the opportunity to chat with you about your real estate needs.