Real Estate at Smith Mountain Lake

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We have more than 30 years of real estate experience spent helping people buy and sell homes, managing other agents, owning a real estate company, teaching basic and advanced real estate. What we really like to do is help people buy and sell homes and that is what we do now on a full time basis. We also both have been awarded the CRB (Certified Residential Broker) and e-PRO (Certified Internet Real Estate Professional) designations for advanced training and experience.

Notes for Buyers

One of the things we like about real estate in the Lake area is that there is something for everyone here from the magnificent waterfront mansion to the investment property to the lot to build on to the excitement of an affordable first home. The "cookie cutter" or one size fits all approach to real estate does not work here. One of our strengths is LISTENING to what buyers want in terms of properties AND their timetable. Yes, we can usually get a cash buyer closed and into their house in a week. Yes, we can send e-mail updates on properties over the months until "the perfect house" becomes available. Let us know how we can help you.

If you would like to do some looking on your own, click HERE to go to our search page. You do NOT have to create an account to search (because of our MLS rules, we have very little control over how you must see this page...). It is updated on a daily basis so the information is fresh.

Special Notes on Buying Land

Most estimates suggest that 60 to 70 per cent of the waterfrontage at Smith Mountain Lake has been developed and sold (and a lot of that has already been built on). The lots that are for sale here are a mix of lots in newly developed subdivisions and resales of existing lots. Several factors influence price:
*Does the lot have waterfrontage (and how much), water access or is it off water?
*If it is waterfront, how deep is the water and is it at the back of a cove?
*What kind of view does it have?
*What slope does the lot have? There are gentle slopes, moderate slopes and very steep slopes.
*Have any improvements such as a well, septic system or dock been installed?
There are other factors for buyers to consider such as subdivision restrictions or covenants.
When you come to look at land, please dress comfortably and safely...many of the lots for sale are uncleared and woodsy...jeans and sneakers!

We are ready to assist in the whole process of buying from finding the right house or lot to financing (if necessary) through to settlement. There are a couple of ways to get started. You can call us at (540) 493-8086 or zip us an e-mail us at

Notes for Sellers

Reasons for selling here are as varied as the architecture and types of properties being sold. One of our strengths is LISTENING to what you want in terms of convenience, timetable and bottom line and then developing a marketing and sales program specifc to your needs. We have developed an inclusive program to sell land and homes featuring considerable Internet and local exposure.

If you feel it will be a long time before you sell, but you are interested in what is happening in the real estate market in your neighborhood, please drop us an e-mail at and we will gladly put you on our update list.

We are ready to assist in the whole process of selling from pricing to marketing to negotiating to settlement. There are a couple of ways to get started. You can call us at (540) 493-8086 or zip us an e-mail at


Lee and Betsy Bowman
Associate Brokers, Licensed in Virginia
Wainwright & Co. - Realtors
Moneta, Virginia
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