Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Real Estate Professional NextHome 1st Choice
3464 Highway 903
Bracey, VA 23919
VA License #0225195359
Oct 31, 2023
We have used Dora to purchase two homes in the Lake Gaston Estates area and would highly recommended her to anyone looking for a delightful, hard working, incredibly thorough real estate agent who always goes above and beyond.
Sep 29, 2023
Dora did a fantastic job helping me through the process of buying my first piece of land in Clarksville. She was quick to respond and very helpful with all of my questions. The whole experience was a breeze, I highly recommend her for your real estate needs.
Sep 21, 2023
I can't thank Dora enough for the smooth way in which she handled the sale of my home. From start to finish she was with me all the way---keeping in touch (almost daily) throughout the process. Her presentation and marketing strategies were top notch. I strongly recommend her for all your real estate needs.
Aug 26, 2023
Dora was easy to work with and very professional. She got the job done and I recommend her to anyone needing a Realestate Pro.
Jul 14, 2023
We had unimproved property on Lake Gaston on the border between Virginia and North Carolina. She did research on comparable properties and helped us set a good price for our site. She made flyers to help advertise our property. She was successful in selling our property where previous realtors had not.
Jul 14, 2023
Dora was amazing in helping our family get to the lake! We initially met Dora on a rainy Sunday when we visited Lake Gaston for the very first time. Not only did she show us a listed home, but she taught us a lot about the Lake Gaston community. She listened to our goals and ultimately helped us secure a property that gets us to the lake sooner than later! I cannot say enough good things about Dora and her professional expertise!
Jun 19, 2023
She was the greatest and would highly recommend to anyone buy or selling a home, a true professional. Both my wife and myself were very pleased with the personal contact and updates as the process went forward.
Jun 16, 2023
Dora was great , she showed me the property negotiated with the owner. Dora answered any and every question I had. If you're looking at the lake call Dora
May 10, 2023
Dora is a professional Realtor with a warm and caring personality . She is very hard working, responsive and goes the extra Mile to make her customer happy. Dora found my perfect next home to retire to and it wasn’t on the market! She spoke with the owner who was contemplating to sell and well, she made it happen. I’m so impressed that I will retain Dora to sell my current home.
Dora has been such a blessing to work with and I look forward to our on going working relationship and friendship!
Cathy W.
Apr 26, 2023
Realtor/ Broker NC
Dora was very helpful with our second home/lake home search. I had called several agents, and many were unresponsive or uninterested in helping, Dora was ready to help. I am a licensed agent in NC and purchased a lake home in Virginia. Dora was helpful in explaining the process, which is different than in North Carolina where I work as an agent. She recommended vendors for inspections and service we needed even after the purchasing. She was quick to respond and helpful in negotiating on our behalf. I would highly recommend Dora and would choose her again. I have already recommended her to others. She is very knowledgeable about the lake area and her expertise made for a fun and smooth transaction.
Mar 23, 2023
Dora was completely professional, kind, courteous, prompt, and just a downright nice person and was a pleasure to work with. She kept me up to date on the pricing, marketing and demand as the complete selling process took place. My next property transaction will be done by her again. If she didn’t answer the phone when I called, she phoned back shortly after I left a message. She is great to work with and again, she will be our agent for the next property that we buy or sell.
Dec 15, 2022
Dora did an unbelievable job for me and my family. She knows so much about the area and was a vital resource in getting me the best price possible for a lakefront property. I can not recommend her enough. Thanks Dora.
Dec 9, 2022
Dora was very easy to work with and very quick to respond to any questions we had. She is always thinking ahead to make sure everything was done proper. I would recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell in the lake Gaston area.
Nov 23, 2022
Five Stars. Excellent service. I Highly recommended. am looking forward to work with Dora in future for other projects.
Sep 3, 2022
Retired law enforcement
Wonderful job! Wonderful results ! Bough property through her . She is a great communicator and will promptly call back when messages left . She knew how to get in touch with the seller and help communicate changes to the closing date multiple times . No doubt we would have not gotten the property if it hadn’t been for professional attitude and drive to satisfy and help her clients . We are truly thankful to have had her help us ,and HIGHLY recommend her to others !
Aug 29, 2022
To whom it may concern,

Ms.Dora , kept me informed with the annual land reports and markets updates over our professional history, the customer service she shown is second to none i hope to work with Dora in the future!
Jul 8, 2022
Dora was very helpful and thorough with helping us purchase our land. She contacted us quickly with any questions or concerns and was very professional.
Feb 26, 2022
Really great to work with and very knowledgeable of the Gaston area. She was always able to accommodate our schedule and walked us through the process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to buy in the area.
Jan 20, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed working with Dora. Her local expertise and construction background was perfectly suited for this crazy market. Dora will find the right house for you and do everything to make the deal happen!
Jan 2, 2022
Divisional Director
There are not enough words to describe how deeply appreciative I am of Dora and her expertise. Aside from being the most genuine, honest and integrity filled realtor I have ever met she has a solution to everything (even during what could be the most difficult sale of your life-and mine definitely came with its challenges right out of the gate). I never once felt pressured to do anything I did not want to and at the end of the day I was 150% confident she always had my best interest in mind. Everything stayed right on schedule despite external barriers beyond our control and selling my house was a easy and stress free. Having worked in sales for years I always pictured realtors to not be far from the car salesman demeanor (smoke and mirrors) but Dora was the complete opposite. She cares, she is compassionate, and has a heart of gold. She is by far the best that exists. I am so blessed to have had her as my realtor but more importantly I am so lucky to have an amazing new friend. Cheers to you Dora the Ultimate House Explorer!!!!
Dec 28, 2021
Dora was great she found what we wanted in the price range we wanted made it a really simple .Her knowledge of the lake is second to known and she is still helping us when we need it.
Dec 22, 2021
As out-of-area owners/sellers we were completely satisfied with Dora's services as our listing agent. Her detailed understanding of the Lake Gaston marked helped us set competitive pricing. Her online listings and active engagement of potential buyers kept the property in the public eye. Once an offer was received, Dora helped facilitate all seller related administrative actions, an kept us informed on the status of the process. Then, when the first sale fell through at the 11th hour, she did it all over again with a second buyer, who ended up closing 6 weeks after making an initial offer. We will definitely secure Dora's services for future real estate transactions in the Lake Gaston region.
Nov 19, 2021
Dora helped us purchase a lake front property where we will build our retirement home. The purchase was contingent upon us acquiring a permit for a boathouse. Dora facilitated the permit for the boathouse with her extensive local contacts. We are also not yet local to the area and were able to work with her from our remote location. We highly recommend Dora if you are looking for a very helpful, knowledgeable and well connected realtor.
Nov 5, 2021
Dora Smith was very helpful, kind and ready to help. Friendly and help with all questions, made sure everything was complete before closing. Responds back to messages and calls within a hour or two at most. She always keep me in the loop with updates. Even had her boots on to go walk property mud and all. Thank you for making it easy and my next adventure easier. Stay safe and warm. I will work with her again. ????
Oct 14, 2021
I would recommend anyone looking for a property to contact Dora. She is the ultimate professional in every aspect. I will use her services again

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