Best Ways to Search Real Estate at Smith Mountain Lake

photo-27Searching for your home need not be an arduous process – the internet has made it so much easier for homebuyers to search for properties that best suit their needs and narrow down their options to make the process of searching for a home as efficient as possible.

Our website, www.janeatthelake.com has a comprehensive database which contains the properties that are currently available in the market today. Visit the “Our Listings” page which allows you to search through hundreds of real estate properties in Smith Mountain Lake, divided under the following classifications: Residential, Multi-family, Land or Farm.

To maximize your searches, here are some tips that you should know about:

Enhance Searches by Logging In

Before browsing through the listing’s pages, create a free My Account to access Jane Sullivan Horne’s Multiple Listing Service featuring properties in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Virginia. By doing this, you can easily save your favorite listings and keep track of your favorite searches. Logging in will also allow Jane to gather valuable information about the type of property you want – making the search for your property more efficient.

To log in, all you need to do is enter your name, e-mail address and contact number, and voilà, you’re done!

Determine what you want in your future home 

It’s best to determine the most important features of the home you want to have first before going through hundreds of listings available online. This will help you narrow down your searches, and minimize any distractions. Discuss the home features that your family wants and then start your search. The online searches will be asking you to input a range of the following home features:

  • Total number of bedrooms
  • Total number of full bathrooms
  • Total number of half bathrooms
  • Your home’s ideal square footage
  • Would an older home with more mature landscaping be your preference? Or would you prefer a newly built one?
  • Preferred home style
  • For waterfront homes, would you like to have access to the water, should the home be in a waterfront community with or with no water access?
  • Price Range (minimum to maximum)

MLS number 

A Multiple Listing Service Number refers to the identification number given to properties when they are listed. When checking out properties or communicating which properties you want, use this for easy access to particular listings you like.

Maximize your searches by using the appropriate key words:

When searching for properties in Smith Mountain Lake based on the area, here are the keywords that are used:

  • South Side of Smith Mountain Lake
  • Westlake Area
  • Bedford Side of Smith Mountain Lake

When it comes to narrowing down what particular kind of waterfront property you want, use these keywords:

  • Single-Family Waterfront Homes
  • Waterfront Town Homes and Condos
  • Water Access Homes
  • Water Access Lots

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