In spring time many aspects of the economy get a lift from tourism to home and garden, fashion to the entertainment industry. When the weather improves, so do moods – and spending. Spring is consistently the busiest time of year for real estate, marked by increases in property listings, open houses and buying interest. Smith Mountain Lake is no different. Our area’s homes show best when the landscape is green, the trees and flowers are in bloom and the warmer weather makes the lake most inviting.
Forbes Magazine offers a few tips for buying a home in the spring, ones we thought were appropriate for any of our followers who want to be smart about their Smith Mountain Lake property search.
The first tip on the list is to hire a real estate professional as your tour guide. In today’s market, it’s important to have a reputable, experienced professional on your side as you learn the area, fill out paperwork and decipher market trends. A buyer wins out the most with a real estate agent since the home seller typically pays their commission.