Testimonials

We had been renting the same home for many years and finally decided that Smith Mountain Lake was where we would retire to. We contacted Wil Childress regarding one of his listings in 2013 and although we were only starting our "forever home" search, we knew right away that Wil was the one to help us going forward. His knowledge, patience, and honesty made us feel so comfortable and he told us immediately that our quest may take years but that he would be with us every step of the way - and he was. We closed on our dream home in June of this year and we are thrilled! Wil found us the home, put us in touch with a phenomenal mortgage broker, personally attended to every detail needed to get to the table and was ALWAYS there for us. It gets even better! The rental team at Lake Retreat - Wil's Mom Jeanette and Kim - immediately got our home on the rental market and we're on our way to a much earlier than expected permanent move to the lake. Lake Retreat Properties is a family business that understands traditional values and genuinely cares about the people they interact with whether they be buyers, rental property owners, or renters. We feel truly blessed that our journey put us in their care and we've made great new friends along the way. Living the dream thanks to Lake Retreat....and it really is fantastic! Mark and Mary (and the kids, grand kids, family and friends).

August 2018,

What a great experience, the staff is wonderful to work with and is always there when you need them.They came to our rescue when the buoy broke free and we needed life jackets. We are now looking at the possibility of a retirement home in the area and will be asking them to help with this important decision.

August 2018,

5 stars are not enough! We have rented for years through Lake Retreat. They have a fantastic selection of properties available at all price levels and sizes. The staff quickly responds if you have issues with the rentals. They go out of their way to make you stay enjoyable. And then, when you decide you love SML so much you too want to own a home here, Wil Childress knows the ins and outs of the area and works patiently to help you find your perfect lake home!

June 2018,

Joy-We want to thank you for your hard work and dedication in helping with the sale of our property...The fact that you didn't even live near the property proves how dedicated you are as a real estate agent. You always put us first, so thank you for that...I believe you went above and beyond expectations.

-March 2018,