NextHome 1st Choice

3464 Highway 903
Bracey, VA 23919
VA License #0225195359


Recommendations (49)

May 10, 2023

Cathy Willis recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Wendy Steiner recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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 24, 2023

Missy and Tony Petrucci recommend Garrett McCraw

From Start to Finnish Garrett was very Knowledgeable and Professional. He helped us thru all the hoops needed to complete the deal.
I would definitely recommend Garrett if you are looking to build or buy a home in the area.
Mar 23, 2023

Scott Lambert recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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.
Mar 13, 2023

Mindy recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

We enjoyed working with Dora! She was very responsive to phone calls and text messages. Dora helped us through the closing process, which we really appreciated! Thank you Dora!
Mar 12, 2023

Mindy recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Dora was very helpful in the process of finding a house at the lake! She responded quickly even up to our closing. Thank you Dora!
Dec 15, 2022

Dennis T Johnson recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Loren Benedict recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Prad P recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Five Stars. Excellent service. I Highly recommended. am looking forward to work with Dora in future for other projects.
Oct 31, 2022

Patrick Reese recommends Garrett McCraw

Land Seller

Garrett went above and beyond what was required. He showed our property on the weekend which resulted in them buying. I hope he stays with nexthome 1st choice.
Thanks Garrett and Dora,
Pat Reese
Oct 24, 2022

Kaitlan and Cody Morazan recommend Garrett McCraw

Garrett will be our realtor for life! We are first-time home buyers and as such needed a lot of help and guidance on how the home-buying process works. We hadn't had much luck in negotiations in the 6 months that we had been looking but after we started working with Garrett we had a house within a month! He was always so quick to respond whenever we had questions or concerns. I especially appreciated that he took a lot of time to search and show us houses that checked all of our boxes. When it came time, he was also great in the negotiations and made sure to keep our interests at heart. We are so relieved to be moving into a house that checks ALL of our (many) boxes guilt and regret-free. This wouldn't have been possible without Garrett and we are so grateful to him!
Sep 3, 2022

John Harris recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Todd Reid recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Amanda Vargas recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Douglas Bell recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Nicole Harriman recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

April Davis recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

TERRY EDWARDS recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Dave Prothero recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Patrick and Carol Murphy recommend Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Joy recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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

Layne Rowland recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

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
Aug 13, 2021

Renee Faller recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Dora is a fabulous, tenacious, committed agent for her clients.
Aug 10, 2021

Terry L Saylor recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Dora was very knowledgeable about the property I purchased. She stayed on the ball as far as obtaining everything necessary to close. She constantly keep me in the loop.

I would highly recommend Dora as you realtor.
Jul 31, 2021

Celeste L Snidow recommends Dora 'the Lake Explorer' Smith

Dora was an excellent choice of realtors. In fact, she was recommended by the local Chamber of Commerce and very active in her community.


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