Van Renick has been licensed in real estate since 1986, and has spent most of his career selling lots and homes for developers of luxury, gated golf communities in exotic locales all over the southern and western U.S. He has sold real estate on four lakes (Oconee, Lanier, Keowee) as well as the Atlantic Ocean (Bald Head Island, St. Simons Island), the Gulf of Mexico ( Indigo on Perdido Key, FL), the mountains of North Georgia (Dahlonega), South Carolina (The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards) and Arizona (Payson-The Rim Golf Club and Chaparral Pines GC); six states in all. But Van grew up in Franklin County, VA near Smith Mountain Lake, and returned to the area in 2009. "It's great to be home," Van says. "This area is as special as any I've worked in my career and better than most."
Van considers himself to be a consultant as much as a Realtor. He says that the main drive is not as much about the physical property his clients set out to find as it is the lifestyle they really want to live. By asking a ton of questions and distilling the answers down to real life applications he is often able to make suggestions that save the buyers a lot of heartache. Van believes as long as he keeps his focus on truly serving his clients and discovering their needs, the properties they ultimately choose will usually work out perfectly for them long-term.
Having played college golf at UVA, Van still competes in local and state events. As a perk, for his clients who golf, he knows all the courses and what the policies are for outside play or private memberships as well as the various levels of service. Bottom line, finding the right home for sale on Smith Mountain Lake goes a lot deeper than the features of the house or the view from the deck. The memories made in this new home will become some of the most cherished of their families' lives. When that is understood and kept in mind, different options open up that sometimes make more sense. Van really enjoys the part he is able to play in helping families through this process!
Wainwright & Company Realtors®
16503 Booker T. Washington Hwy.
Moneta, VA 24121
Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Equal Housing Opportunity