Maybe you decided after years of vacationing, or maybe it only took one visit. Nevertheless, your heart has decided that moving to Smith Mountain Lake is high on your priority list. Now comes the task of relocating, but where do you start?
Below are three tips to help point you in the right direction:
Start Researching Realtors
While perusing online real estate sites is fun, it’s no replacement for working with a local, Smith Mountain Lake REALTOR®. An experienced real estate agent will know the lay of the land in a way that a virtual assistant simply cannot. Take the time to find an agent that specializes in the type of home that you’re interested in buying. Which leads us to:
Choose Your Preferred Property Type
Do you want a condo or a waterfront home? How much space do you need? Do you prefer maintenance-free living? Answering these questions will help you narrow your focus to listings that fit your desired lifestyle. Maybe when you vacationed at SML, you preferred to be in a more populated area. But now that you’re going to be here year-round, maybe you prefer something more secluded.
Make a List of “Must-Haves”
This will help both you and your agent narrow down your lists even further. Aside from the type of property you want, you may have other factors that are driving your decision to move. Maybe you want to be able to play golf at a moment’s notice, or maybe you want your own private boat dock. Perhaps you need a single-level home, or a large kitchen for entertaining. Whatever your “must-haves” may be, jot them down and discuss them with your agent.