Whether you are looking for a vacation home or a year round residence, Smith Mountain Lake offers you the best in waterfront living. Anchored by a 22,000 acre man-made lake, Smith Mountain Lake itself has 500 miles of shoreline. It is known for its fishing, its boating, and its opportunities for water sports - but the town is also renowned for its championship golf courses, area attractions, and friendly townspeople.
As a resident of Smith Mountain Lake myself for over 20 years, I know the Lake both as a resident and a Realtor®. My husband Bill and son Trey and I have created a wonderful home at the Water's Edge community where we enjoy a rich social life full of "lake activities". Because I know what Smith Mountain Lake offers to prospective buyers, I offer my clients a whole lot more than market stats and room measurements. I am "Jane At The Lake!"
I first became involved in sales to put myself through school at Appalachian State University. I have worked in Real Estate for the same company for 19 years. I especially like working with people who become neighbors. My job is to sell FUN and that makes it the Greatest Job in the World at the Greatest Place in the World!
It allows me to introduce people to the great benefits of living here, as well as to the people who are already here. My clients come to Smith Mountain Lake at all stages of life and find the community welcoming. Many first come to visit, and then love it so much they buy a home and start anew here.
As I begin my serious blogging career on Active Rain, I can't think of a more typical story that one I found in a recent edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle.
Lt. Col. Jeff Prowse lived in Northern Virginia and worked at the Pentagon, so he knew the Smith Mountain Lake area from previous visits here. Loving the tranquility and the beautiful waterfront location, he moved his family here shortly before his retirement from the military. He experimented with post-retirement careers and finally started winterizing boats. He soon partnered with fellow former Army officer Tom Buck, owner of Mitchell's Point Marina. Buck soon encouraged Prowse to take over the Smith Mountain Lake boat rental business at the marina. What Prowse felt he lacked in specific experience was compensated by his love of the water, so he "jumped in" full force. Now in his second year of renting boats to satisfied customers, Prowse is a proud member of the Smith Mountain Lake community, a homeowner, and an entrepreneur.
This can be you! Over the years I've helped numerous families find their home at Smith Mountain Lake - whether it be a condo for a second home, a weekend getaway, a permanent home, a retirement home, or a lot to build on or hold onto for investment. Contact me today for a personal tour of the home of your dreams.