“I am not a person who writes many reviews. Margaret Craye is someone that I feel compelled to recognize by offering a few comments. I have bought and sold many homes over many years. This was the largest and most complex real estate transaction I have been involved in. It included three different homes on two parcels of property, one cash sale and one mortgage. Margaret juggled all of this despite the fact that my wife and I were 200 miles away. Early on when the seller and I were negotiating, I knew we were working with a dedicated professional who could help bring this deal to conclusion. Despite my protest, Margaret was preparing offers and documents while on a cruise ship with her family. Without her tireless efforts, I am sure that we could not have been able to make our dream purchase. Long review, bottom line, there are a lot of good Realtors, Margaret is just operating at an entirely different level.”

George & Lynette Karnes – Smith Mountain Lake, Union Hall, VA (buyer)

“…I’d say that Margaret is a dedicated chief “JAG negotiator” born into the profession. She’s shrewd and meticulous with all the paperwork and tirelessly catered to my every need throughout the process. …… even trekking through yards of wet grass in her fabulous high heels because she knew we had an obsession with the yard and land surrounding our prospective properties first and foremost. … Love us some Margaret. Thank you!!!!”

Mary & Richard Kaiser – Rocky Mount, VA (buyer)

“Margaret was excellent in every phase of our new home/condo purchase – locating/selecting, developing the offer, inspecting, financing and closing. She handled many details locally (home inspection, HVAC vendor, etc.) when we were not available to handle them ourselves. Throughout the process, she was readily available to answer questions and she worked very well with the seller’s agent. We would definitely use Margaret again were we to buy another home in the Smith Mountain Lake area of Virginia.”

Glen & Linda Williams – Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, VA (buyer)

“We could not have asked for a better buying experience! We are grateful we were lucky enough to find Margaret to guide us thru the process. Being new to the community, our questions were endless & she helped calm our fears and made us feel so welcome! Margaret was diligent in helping us find the perfect property and we are so thankful to her for assistance — needless to say, we highly recommend her for any real estate transaction in the SML area.”

Mark & Lindy Olson – Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA (buyer)

“Margaret was great from beginning to end. Her creativity and use of online features to advertise our home helped the sale go very quickly. We had already moved out of the area so Margaret became our eyes and ears throughout the process. We had some home maintenance requests that had to be completed in order to complete the sale of our home and Margaret consistently provided resources and her support to tackle the tasks required. We are very thankful for her professionalism and expertise!”

Gina Underwood & Jamie Lambert – Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA (seller)

“I would have to rate Margaret Craye as the top of the line agent. There wasn’t a time I doubted her ability to help us accomplish our goal of purchasing our first home . She was there every step of the way. She always answered any questions we had and stayed on top of everything in a timely manner. She always thought of what was in the best interest of my family and I. She had lots of resources to help with the home buying process and she never gave up on us . I wouldn’t choose anyone else in the Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke Valley area to have helped us with such an important process in our life. She definitely made this process a lot easier, and I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done for our family . We love you, Margaret. Love, the Lewis family . P.S. Thank you for helping us make our dreams come true!”

Amber & Haden Lewis – Wirtz, VA (buyer)

“We love working with Margaret. Her approach to real estate makes the process very easy for us. Although today’s market is a tough one, she will insure that the right buyer and seller come together. Margaret works tirelessly to make dreams come true”.

Joe Wolf Smith Mountain Lake – Moneta, VA (seller & buyer)

“It gives me great pleasure to recommend Margaret Craye, a true Real Estate professional. From the moment she walked through our front door we were sure that we were in the best of hands. Margaret left no stone unturned when it came to marketing our home. She arranged an immediate open house for all other agents, followed a few weeks later by an open house for prospective buyers (she even picked a date when there was a major event in our area so as to attract more out-of-town buyers). We were featured in every local Real Estate publication as well as on every internet site. Although we had never met Margaret before, we have come to regard her as a dear and trusted friend. Would we recommend her? ABSOLUTELY !!!”

Leanora Wolf, Smith Mountain Lake – Moneta, VA (buyer & seller)

“…Margaret was so very helpful to the transaction of our home sale. She kept us in the loop with every detail of the closing process, was available to us for questions, & even provided personal touches like giving us a contact for packing supplies to save us money on our move! She truly went above & beyond & is a very genuine soul. At closing she even brought us a very thoughtful gift that included even the smallest member of our family. Margaret will definitely take you & your best interests into account when finding you the perfect home. For her client she even scoured inactive listings to find our home as the perfect fit despite he fact it was a ‘long shot.’ In addition to being personable, warm & genuine I don’t want to neglect to mention her professionalism. She truly earned this 5 star review. Thanks again, Margaret!”

Denise & CJ Arrington – Wirtz, VA (seller)

“Grant and I began our house hunting process with another popular agent in town. We got very discouraged because he didn’t seem to hear what we were saying. My dad noted that Margaret was selling a property on his street and that his neighbor seemed to be really impressed with her. We checked her out and instantly knew she was the one for us. Margaret’s approach isn’t salesy, she listens and she has vision. We needed vision because we were looking for a fixer upper and she had the perfect one. We would both recommend Margaret to anyone looking for a genuine experience from someone who knows their stuff.”

Amanda Phelps Dammann & Grant Dammann – Rocky Mount, VA (buyer)

“We live in Haymarket, Va. and wanted to move south. We were looking at homes on Zillow and found one farm in Penhook that looked like it would fit what we wanted. We picked Margaret from the group of realtors that Zillow supplied on the listing. We called her and she immediately picked up the ball and flew with it. We were able to see the property that weekend. We decided to buy it and Margaret took care of absolutely everything for us. We had to do most of the paperwork, and asking of questions, and arranging of times to meet over e-mail and phone. She was wonderful, if we had a question she had us an answer within 24 hours. She made the buying of the home totally painless. She has gone above and beyond the call of duty by finding someone to take the above ground pool on the property that we did not want. She coordinated getting the buyer to see us to answer questions about the house and stable. We can’t say enough nice things about Margaret. We feel we have made a lifelong friend. We would highly recommend Margaret to anyone buying a home.”

Dave & Stephanie Watson and Carolyn Mikeska – Penhook, VA (buyer)

“Working with Margaret Craye was a very positive experience for us. We were moving from NYS to Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake area. We did not have very good experiences with other real estate agents. Margaret restored our faith in real estate agents. She endured many prospective home viewings with us until we found the right one. Margaret has the right combination of knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and has the perfect personality to work with anyone. We highly recommend Margaret Craye to help others find the right home for them. Thanks again Margaret!”

Bob & Laura Piazza – Smith Mountain Lake, Penhook, VA (buyer)

“We were looking for a house at Smith Mountain Lake, had a lot in mind to see. Living three hours away we wanted to see as much as we could when visiting. Margaret was very accommodating on short notice. She spent many hours coordinating our visits, with a deep knowledge of the inventory. She also provided us detailed market data and analysis, which I personally appreciated very much, very reassuring to understand what the market has been doing.
With many years of living at SML and working with realty, Margaret’s experience and input really helped my wife and I weigh a difficult build-vs-buy decision. Margaret was genuinely focused on our getting what would make us happiest. We recommend Margaret wholeheartedly.”

Mark & Jodi Avallone – Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, VA (buyer)

“Margret is a great realtor with a warm calm manner to deal and work with. I really liked that she gave me space and time to make my decision. She is the realtor you need.”

Tammy Bunch; Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA (seller)

“Very professional service yet very personable to work with. We were able to get our asking price. The house wasn’t listed long before it sold quickly.”

Pam & Bob Drumheller – Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA (seller)

“Margaret was our agent when we purchased our home on SML. After talking with us she was able to show us exactly what we were looking for in a home. She was so familiar with the area and what our options were. It takes a special eye and talent to make sure you have the right options in such a big investment. Her responsiveness to our questions was not only timely but her personal touch was great. Protecting our interest in every way. I would recommend her to represent anyone looking to buy or sell.”

Kathy & Jerry Craft – Smith Mountain Lake, Moneta, VA (seller)

“We found Margaret as we were beginning our vacation home search. She was prompt, helpful, and accommodating given we were very particular about the type of place we were looking for. She was very patient as it took three trips for us to commit to the property. When the inspection process did not go as smoothly as we’d hoped, Margaret listened to our concerns and went above and beyond to resolve the issues and assuage our fears. Would definitely recommend her to someone looking in the area.”

Emily & Chris Green – Smith Mountain Lake, Goodview, VA (buyer)

“I cant find words that would describe my experience with Margaret…..wonderful, fantastic, impressive, excellent are but a few. She was on the ball ALL the time…even through Christmas/New Years holiday. Anyone at all looking for a realtor in that area will not get the same results with any other realtor but Margaret. I could go on and on if I could find the words……just know that she is totally the best.”

Cynthia Cornell – Smith Mountain Lake, Sandy Level, VA (seller)