As a Smith Mountain Lake realtor, Deb Beran wants every homebuyer to be truly happy with their lake home.
Having lived at SML since 1988 and representing buyers and sellers for almost as long, Deb is as experienced as a SML realtor could be.
While the fun part of the job is showing potential homebuyers what they would love about a home, there can be property traits that would only hinder their lifestyle. Deb Beran knows that in order to love a Smith Mountain Lake house for the long-term, the pros and cons need to be addressed.
Not Island Ideal
Kitchen islands are popular for creating more counter and storage space, especially for a Smith Mountain Lake homeowner who is in their element when it comes to cooking and baking. Sometimes, however, an island can really get in the way, causing more frustration that convenience. Make sure you spend enough time walking around the kitchen, taking note of the space and flow before you decide the island will be more friend than foe.
A Pain in the Pool
Homeowners usually love to find a crystal-clear pool in the backyard, even at Smith Mountain Lake. But pools can be a pain to maintain, and costly too. Ask Deb for help determining if you are prepared to care for a personal pool or if a development with a community pool and clubhouse is a better bet for your lifestyle.
Trends Have a Time Limit
Oftentimes, appliances, light fixtures, cabinetry accents and hardware are designed for the times, which means there may be a time limit to their appeal. When an interior or exterior has a good deal of trendiness, take some time to learn how much it would take to bring the home up to date when the latest fads start to fade.
For more home buying tips, contact Smith Mountain Lake real estate expert Deb Beran for advice.