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Ed Smith
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5 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
42 user reviews.
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We liked Ed from the first call. His knowledge and experience showed thru in all aspects of our new home purchase. He saved us money by starting with an offer lower that I was thinking and by being patient in waiting for the Seller to get back to us. Ten weeks from the first call, we closed on the house. That was the "business" side of Ed but he also understood the "emotional" side. Thanks to Ed we are excited about our new home and feel very welcome in Roanoke.

zuser20160807093025834 | Home Buyer
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Ed is highly professional,very knowledgeable pretty much about everything about buying homes.Prior to having Ed as our agent,we had another agent from a different company,who just showed us the homes and never even cared to get back to us on the questions we asked about the home we have seen,so it is with our experience we can say that Ed is one of the best Realtors around in the valley who has extensive knowledge about properties and who is also ready to help.We are first time home buyers,and Ed has detailed us every aspect that we need to look at while buying a home,so that we had complete idea before we finally bought the home which we own now.It took around 6 months to find a home of our choice,but Ed has really been very patient with our requests and very prompt in showing the new homes which came into market.Our house hunt came to an end with our dream home and also we finding a good friend in the valley,Ed Smith. Thanks!

dbpv2013 | Home Buyer
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Ed was such a great agent to work with! We are new to the area and didn't know our way around the city at all. Ed took the time to not only show us homes, but all of the ins and outs of the city--the best restaurants to go to, the fastest routes to our work, etc. Thank you, Ed!

Meg | Home Buyer
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Ed Smith is highly professional. He is highly knowledgeable about neighborhoods in the Roanoke market, and clearly knows what to look for in a house. Ed's guidance in choosing a home was invaluable. Our situation was probably a bit more demanding than most, requiring second visits to several of the homes we looked at. Ed cheerfully assisted throughout. In the end we are quite pleased with the home we purchased. I highly recommend Ed Smith to anyone seeking a home in the Roanoke/Salem area.

cjlew2 | Home Buyer
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Ed Smith should be listed as a "Roanoke InstItution." He helped us in every way a newcomer would hope for. His knowledge of the Roanoke realty market and its players, various neighborhoods, builders, and real estate history was reassuring in helping us decide to buy. He has very useful contacts with service providers, and above all, Ed is the model of friendly helpful, neighborly advice . We enjoyed our association with this very kind and thoughtful "welcome ambassador. "

Susangard | Home Buyer
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We simply do not believe there is any realtor, anywhere, who is as remarkable as Ed Smith. As he helped us sell our house, we found him to be highly informed about the real estate market in the Roanoke Valley, very experienced in all aspects of selling and buying houses, and able to leverage modern online tools very successfully during the process. He actively sought out potential buyers, finding one for us in just a few weeks, guiding us through the negotiation process, and getting everything to settlement shortly after that. More importantly, Ed always put our interests first, and went way beyond what would be expected from a realtor in helping us with the many unexpected issues that arose. He is a very caring person, always patient, and extremely pleasant to work with. In the end, we walked away from the settlement feeling like we had made a friend and knowing we would miss him.

reggia | Home Seller
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Ed Smith is a wonderful realtor. He is knowledgeable and efficient. Ed can pretty much tell you about every neighborhood in Roanoke and Salem. He listens to your needs and wants and then tailors his suggestions and home searches to meet your vision. He is an expert on many things outside of just looking at a house. He can help you identify structural issues, understand surveys, and understand how many of the home appliances such as hvac and furnaces work. He is also knowledgeable on the latest EPA regulations that could dictate a purchase of a new hvac system. I would highly recommend Ed Smith to anyone.

housecc | Home Buyer
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Ed was a pleasure to work with. He was enthusiastic about our house. He made very helpful suggestions including top notch movers making the whole process easy. He was willing to do research on others for our fairly complicated move. He was candid and direct yet very soft and gentle in the presentation, very reassuring when situations became touchy. He also had a kick out clause in which we could cancel our contract at any time. We are so glad we found him after 7 months of a previous lack luster experience.

juliathartman | Home Seller
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Mr. Smith was great in helping me sell my aging parents properties since I lived in North Carolina and the properties were located in Vinton , Va. Any questions I had , he answered them and made me feel very comfortable. Even after the sale of both homes he was still available to answer questions for me. I want to personal thank you again Mr. Smith for everything you have done to make this a smooth transition for me and my Papi.

user2127118 | Home Seller
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We absolutely appreciate Ed's help with the purchase of our new home! We really appreciate his dedication, he is very knowledgeable and made this a seamless process. Thanks! Jason & Sheree

Sheree Emore | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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We thoroughly enjoyed working with Ed, he is very knowledgeable about this area and provided us with background information to help us make the best decision for purchasing our home. He is very genuine, he took the time to learn about us and really found us the perfect home.

KimBisson Chapin | Home Buyer
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We have bought and sold a number of houses and have never worked with an agent as thorough and detail oriented as Ed. Ed helped us purchase a house in Roanoke VA. We were blown away by all the effort Ed put into not only helping us weed through all the choices, but giving his honest opinion about different houses. We ended up picking a house with difficult sellers and Ed helped us work through their quirks. When Ed sent us over the HOA documents (100+ pages) he even went through and highlighted parts he thought would be particular relevant to us. We were overall very impressed with Ed Smith and will use his services again.

jbrooker4 | Home Buyer
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Ed worked, very hard, to make sure that I completely understood the entire process of selling my home. He was extremely knowledgeable, and patient, and i would highly recommend using him, for both selling and purchasing your next home.

jplaster5 | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Ed is extemely helpful with great knowledge of area and properties. He is truly dedicated in serving needs of customers. He was also helpful in describing relative worth of different things. He is very responsive. He doesnt pressure in to making decisions.

drsravi | Home Buyer
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I highly recommend Ed Smith for anyone selling or searching for a home in the Roanoke Valley. He is extremely knowledgeable of the area and the home buying / selling process. Ed is truly an advocate for his clients.

erikfox97 | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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When we moved to Roanoke we don't know anybody except Mr. Smith. Our hospital administration introduced Mr. Smith to us during our site visit. Since then he is a good friend and mentored us in all aspects to find a good house. His pleasing personality, empathetic attitude and compassionate skills impressed us. He and his wife became our family friends. If we need any advise or help, the first person we could reach is Mr. Smith. We are very thankful to Mr. Smith.

chvssrao | Home Buyer
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Ed Smith sold my brother's home after my brother passed away. I was the executor, and do not live in the Roanoke area where the home was located. Ed Smith was extremely helpful in evaluating the home, making recommendations to get it in good condition for sale, and then he even found contractors to do the work and acted as a project manager. Ed acted professionally in every way, was sensitive to my situation, and generally did an outstanding job with getting the house sold and the closing completed.

Keith Liskey | Home Seller
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Could not have asked for any more help that was already given. Smooth selling to my new home owner and all details were handled & I had no concerns about selling my house with Ed Smith. Robert l. Page

Robert Page | Home Seller
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Ed was involved start to finish,very professional,knowledgeable about surrounding market.He provide great information and advice on how market as well present our property. He brought us the message we want to hear SOLD!!!!!!

backvols | Home Seller
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Ed did a great job for us. We had used another agent with another company and it did not sell in 6 months. Agent not very aggressive. Ed listed and home sold in 30 days. Thank you Ed

clevinJ2 | Home Seller
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My house took over 3 years to sell. I had it on and off the market during this time period. I had 3 different realtors and Ed Smith was the most competent. Why I waited so long to hire him, I don't know. My house sold in 3 months. He lived nearby and I could count on him to check on the house and make sure lights were out and doors locked when I was out of town, which was frequently.

Scbowl | Home Seller
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The real estate market was down in Roanoke when I needed to relocate to another city. We had bought our house from Ed when we moved to Roanoke asked him to list it. Ed gave us a list of items we needed to improve the appeal of the house. When we completed, Ed did a walk through to make sure we had not missed anything and then he listed our house for the price Ed thought was correct. By listing at the right price and correctly staging the house, we were able to sell our house. Ed helped us to close and accommodate my out of town schedule. He was a true professional and I value his expertise.

fowlkesbill | Home Seller
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We were satisfied with Ed in the tough market in 2009. He did get our property sold.i would definitely recomend Ed Smith for anyone looking to sell their property.He has vast knowledge of the Roanoke area and it's surroundings. We also purchase our property from re max when we moved to Virginia.

chepe13 | Home Seller
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Ed Smith helped me buy and sell my house. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, and what it takes to buy or sell a home. Most importantly he is trustworthy and a wonderful family man. He helped me get the best deal when buying and the same, when it came time to sell. I highly recommend using Ed to help you find your dream home.

Hiede Brennan | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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We worked with Ed in the process of buying our first house . He provides a very personable service , very patient in explaining all the details about every house, never pushy . He is extremely punctual and even after closing the deal , he stayed in touch and helped us with emergent issues at the new house .we would definitely go back to him in future if we need to buy another house .

zuser20140803212659020 | Home Buyer
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Very professional, experienced agent that is easy to work with. Always was responsive to return calls and handling of paperwork. Referred us to an experienced contractor and painter as well.

mnscarface00 | Home Seller
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Ed ascertained exactly what we wanted and showed us houses we were interested. He found us our dream house in a wonderful neighborhood. We couldn't be happier and would recommend Ed to anyone.

jwatts1829 | Home Buyer
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We were moving to this area from 250 miles away and we had a deadline, both for my husband's work and my child's school situation. We did not know any real estate agent. By chance we happened to meet Ed at an open house. From first encounter till now, nearly two years since we bought our house, Ed has been most helpful in every aspect of buying and also with help in maintaining our home. If one is looking for a professional, courteous, knowledgeable and caring businessman, I cannot think of anybody better than Ed. No doubt, if we ever decide to carry out another real estate transaction, there will not be any other agent for us except Ed. In our experience, the only thing that matters to Ed is the needs of the customer, and he has always gone an extra mile for us.

ipsm777 | Home Buyer
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Ed is such a personable and knowledgeable real estate agent. He helped us handle the sale of our parents' home following our mother's death. He was extremely compassionate and empathetic. He did not try to rush us through the process and he had respect for the fact that my parents owned the home for 30+ years. He is also an excellent negotiator and he is skilled at sparing his clients any of the bureaucratic messiness that goes on in negotiations. When the potential buyers came up with a crazy demand-really out of left-field-Ed handled it professionally and shielded us from having to deal with any of it. He was also very adept at telling us what we needed to cosmetically fix for staging the home. All around, Ed is a great person to work with and know the Roanoke market inside and out!

cariwilliamsmaes | Home Seller
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It was a pleasure to work with Ed. He establishes an atmosphere of wise counsel and trust immediately and in a non-aggressive way. My husband and I would recommend him to any of our friends.

MHays Smith | Home Seller
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Ed was there for us during the toughest of markets and his persistence and expertise got our house sold. He was always available and realistic yet optimistic from start to finish.

crdurando | Home Seller
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Ed had been a great partner in helping us get the right house of at the right price. Ed never "pushed" us to buy any house. He went out with us probably over a dozen times to show us houses. Often times we will find a listing on our own and then ask him to show it to us. He always had great perspective to share with us about the area or neighborhood. He was always responsive to our questions, and gave us reliable advice when needed. We are very pleased that In Ed, we have found a friend.

owais ddss | Home Buyer
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We had 3 days to find a house, Ed helped us with finding our dream home in 3 days! He was honest and made sure we didn't make mistake of moving into a place we would regret. He made the whole process easy and fast. Highly recommended!

user8015978 | Home Buyer
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Ed listed and sold our home, a fairly unique property, that had been on the market for quite some time. Ed is a consummate professional who combines local knowledge and strong internet marketing skills. Ours was not a cookie cutter transaction and Ed was on top of it to the conclusion.

user3279769 | Home Seller
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Ed Smith is the best broker my wife and I have experienced in Roanoke County, Virginia. He is an excellent listener and communicator. For example, he quickly located a property we were interested in and helped us write a clear, concise, and complete purchase agreement. Also, Ed helped coordinate the property home inspection and resolve certain items to expedite closing. If you are looking for a results-oriented Broker/Realtor, you can count on Ed Smith.

Ernest Ragland | Home Buyer
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As we were planning to relocate in the Roanoke area in 2000, my wife saw a sign with Ed's name on it in the yard of a house she wanted to see. She was impressed with his service and knowledge of the area. When we got down to really looking for a house, we called Ed. He drove us all over the area, showed us many houses and found one the fitted our needs perfectly. His work ethic and patience with a couple who were evolving there needs was great. (I would have probably kicked us out of the car at times.) In 2012-13, our health situation required us to down-size; get on one floor, no steps, etc. Again, we called Ed and he did it all again. He found a buyer for our house and found us another that met our needs.

ab4ask | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Ed Smith was extraordinarily helpful with my first time buying a home. He made the process very easy & explained anything that I didn't quite understand. He respected my budget and steered me towards something I could afford in a great location, I'm very happy with my home! I would highly recommend him!

Camelliadelk | Home Buyer
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I asked Ed to look for a house for me on a dead end road with creeks or a pond. He found a property with a pond, three creeks and five springs. The house was small but I added on and tailored the house to my desired design. There were some problems with the asking price and he suggested an independent appraisal. I paid for one and then we were able to purchase the house at a much reduced price about 30% less. Without his knowledge I probably would not have been able to get the property that I have always wanted and been able to build it to my expectations.

hwtrky | Home Buyer
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We were from out of state and Ed made everything work out. We checked out homes on zillow before we drove to virginia and Ed had appointments set up to see them all when we arrived. Ed points out items that you would not look for on a first visit to a home. He wants you to find the right home for you no matter how long it takes. We completed the entire process on line. Ed took care of getting home inspection, survey, settlement firm and checking on process of mortgage company. We are just so happy with our new home!

grb7 | Home Buyer
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Ed Smith is very knowledgeable of the real estate market in our area, and in our specific neighborhood as well. His professionalism and expertise were shot on, all the time, and allowed for a smooth process from beginning to end. We highly recommend him!

jacquuri | Home Seller
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Ed was extremely helpful in finding the absolutely perfect lot and area of the Roanoke Valley to build a retirement home for my Mother. His knowledge of the area and his negotiating skills are second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Ed to anyone who is thinking of purchasing a home..

Hugh80 | Home Buyer
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Ed Smith made buying my first home a wonderful experience! From the initial search to find my perfect home to the final closing day, Ed made sure to be right by my side. He took my needs and budget into close consideration and never veered off track. His expertise, knowledge, and honesty helped me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Ed to my friends and family!

Jacklyn Smith | Home Buyer

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