QUESTIONS TO ASK AT AN INTERVIEW TO LIST YOUR HOUSE WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT

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Whether you are preparing to list your home now or in the future, here are some questions to ask as you meet with your real estate agent/ advisor.

  1. What do you think makes our home distinctive and how will this influence how you market our home?
  2. How do you network with local realtors to increase their awareness of a home that you market?
  3. How do you market properties online?
  4. How many photos do you suggest for our home?
  5. What is your negotiating philosophy?
  6. How do you decide on the best pricing strategy?
  7. Can you give me examples of when you sold a property for significantly more than your fellow agents thought was possible?
  8. How do you determine the right marketing mix?
  9. What are the pros and cons to having open houses?
  10. What makes you and your company different from your competitors?
  11. Are you more focused on selling more homes, or selling homes for more?
  12. Do you provide staging guidance and if so do you charge for this service?
  13. What recommendations would you make that would make my home more attractive and more in demand to homebuyers?
  14. What sources of quality prospects do you have access to?

 

Essence of a “Lake Home”

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You’ll feel like you found the essence of a ”lake home” here, with everything from the heat pump, roof, kitchen and bathrooms updated and modern. Everything you need for one level living is available, with the master bedroom, cherry kitchen with granite, laundry, office, living room with cathedral ceilings and stone gas log fireplace found on the entry level. The lower level offers additional bedrooms, living space and a workshop. Located in a peaceful and quiet cove on Smith Mountain Lake, off Craddock Creek. Everything inside and out has been diligently cared for and maintained, in pristine condition. Brand NEW AMANA Heatpump, with propane back up and roof replaced in 2012, move right in and enjoy all the upgrades that have been done for you.

A tempting buy at Smith Mountain Lake

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A tempting buy for the lake lover who’s seeking the part of Smith Mountain Lake that is in calm, shallow, prize winning fishing waters, ideal for both kayaks or canoes. Just minutes from Westlake amenities and deep water by boat. This home will become your ideal family gathering place, with many options for the full or part time resident, giving you space to entertain both inside and out. You chose whether to entertain indoors in the open, spacious kitchen and living area, the screened porch or outdoors on the expansive Trex decking that feels like you own your own personal park and place to escape, the fire pit area or on the dock. Explore the possibilities to care for guests and family with two living areas, five decorated bedrooms, and handicap accessible doorways with all the appointments and finishes that you could hope for including 9 foot ceilings, hardwood floors, granite, stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile. You’ll feel the warmth of a decorators choice in paint colors and decor, which could be purchased if you desired- move right in, hassle free.

Great Investment Opportunity

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Great investment opportunity here! Aggressively priced waterfront property with broad, wide views of the main channel. Whether you are looking to have your own arboraceous waterfront getaway home, or own a investment property that is great for short or long term rentals, this is it! In the warm seasons, the dock with covered slip and hoist is ideal for sunbathing, boating and fishing and in the colder weather months stay inside, enjoy the spectacular view and cozy up next to the wood burning fireplace with a book. Furnishings are optional.

Star gaze on your own private, 5 acres!

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Go to sleep every evening just after gazing at the open sky and brilliant stars, feeling as if you are in your own personal planetarium, hearing nothing but the relaxing sounds of nature on your 12×40 back deck. You’ll be instantly captivated by this ranch style home that shows as a model. It’s wide open floor plan and nine foot ceilings are perfect for entertaining and welcoming family and friends in its large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, island and encased with windows in the dining area. The four bedroom three bath split plan is ideal, with an additional 1800 square feet upstairs, plumbed for a fourth bath and ready for finishing or for use as storage space. Your children or grandchildren will sprint out of the car upon arriving at home, ready to explore their stream and 5 private, partially wooded acres, in their custom built play house that is sure to produce lifelong memories. If you’re looking for additional acreage either now or in the future, there is an additional 6+- acres that is also available for sale.

Feels Like Home

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117 Club House Lane, Moneta Virginia

Open House Sunday March 28, 4:00-6:00pm

 Feels like HOME in this charming cape cod that truly has it all. Ideally located in a lovely, quaint waterfront community in the Westlake area of Smith Mountain Lake, close to all the areas amenities. The floor plan is both practical and spacious, with openness and natural light, perfect for family or entertaining.

You’ll love the large, efficiently designed kitchen with extensive storage and granite counter space.
Play out back in the fenced back yard, or utilize the unlimited potential on the upper level or unfinished basement.
Love the lake? An added bonus is that this home is just around the corner from a marina with public boat launch or enjoy the local community park.
You won’t be disappointed. The perfect location allows balance of both work and play. Come take a look today!

Relax, Rejuvenate and Unwind at 49 Brooke Drive, Union Hall VA

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Located in one of the most beautiful communities on Smith Mountain Lake, this Cottage at Contentment Island offers maintenance free living and is furnished on the upper and lower levels, ready for you to move right in. The spacious and well thought out floor plan offers room to entertain large groups of family, friends and guests while all enjoying their own space. Relax and take in the lakes ambiance on your extended, over-sized deck and in the evening watch the sun set without needing to use shades. You’ll appreciate the amenities the community offers: a walking path, pool, tennis and your own boat slip with storage. View the pictures and video to capture the essence of the finishes and quality of the home which is like new, only being used a few weeks out of the year.

Serene and Tranquil in a No Wake Cove

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The perfect combination of privacy and seclusion yet so accessible and only minutes from shopping, drug stores, restaurants and medical providers. Nestled on over 2 acres and surrounded by trees, delight in the beauty of the water and wildlife. Swim, kayak or canoe without worry in your no wake, very private cove or sunbathe on your party deck. Hardwood flooring, Granite Kitchen and stone fireplace with a very neutral palette, ready to make your own. Plenty of room for family or guests and an additional kitchenette on lower level.