About Ted Ciporin

Ted Ciporin Realtor

Hello! My name is Ted Ciporin. I am a Virginia Realtor specializing in properties at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. I have been a Virginia resident since 1997, and first became involved with the lake in 2004. For many years, I bought and sold Smith Mountain Lake properties (houses and lots) as a private individual, and later began work as a realtor. Through these experiences, I eventually became something of a Smith Mountain Lake real estate "expert." I have developed a deep knowledge and familiarity with this lake we call home, both personally as a property owner, and as a full-time lake realtor.

With my experience, I can answer your questions about Smith Mountain Lake, and provide you with a wealth of information. I’m of course up to date and knowledgeable about the real estate market, but also with what regular day-to-day life is like. This knowledge can be a helpful resource for you as you consider a purchase at SML. Regarding a real estate purchase at Smith Mountain Lake, I will walk you through the process every step of the way, from researching and touring homes, writing a contract offer for a property, setting up the necessary inspections, and proceeding to closing; I'll be with you 100% of the way. I also maintain a Homeowner Referral Service which connects you to pre-screened home contractors for any type of service, repair, or improvement. I personally hand-pick these contractors, and do so VERY carefully; my own reputation is on the line by recommending them to you. They are all honest, hard-working, and local to Smith Mountain Lake (many have done work at my own personal residence!).

If you haven't already done so, I recommend getting my Smith Mountain Lake Buyer's Guide, which is a free 48 page ebook. It describes the SML buying process in a very detailed way, and also addresses some potential pitfalls you should be aware of for your own protection. You can get it immediately at this page: https://smithmountainlake.homes/buyers-guide

Feel free to reach out to me anytime, and I hope to see you at the lake soon!


Sampling of reviews from clients (can also see on Zillow profile: https://www.zillow.com/profile/TedCiporin)

10/21/2016 - handiman1010, Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Moneta, VA. 

“Ted is, in one word, the "best.” In every category I can think of, he exceeded expectations. He was patient with us as we looked at many different homes. He was knowledgeable about the area, he was very helpful in the settlement process, and he was very quick to respond or to notify us with new info. Above all, I now regard him as a friend.”

01/05/2022 - David Wilson, Bought a Townhouse home in 2022 in Moneta, VA 

“Ted was a wealth of information and resources for us. As we searched for the perfect property he was patient and positive and we are thrilled with our new property. He always responded immediately to any question we had. We will definitely call on him for any future real estate needs. We highly recommend him!”

12/29/2020 - a keen97, Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Hardy, VA 

“Ted knows all there is to know about Smith Mountain Lake and waterfront purchases in general. He is very knowledgeable about restrictions and regulations that govern lake front real estate. He is very patient, accessible, and an all-around great guy. We can’t thank him enough for both selling and assisting us with the purchase of our new home.”

11/05/2018 - gary2339, Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Moneta, VA 

“I can’t tell you what a pleasure it was dealing with Ted. He was always available day or night and quickly responded to any questions or concerns. Ted was also an excellent intermediary between the sellers and us when there were any questions or if information was needed.”

01/24/2021 – doodah, Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Union Hall, VA 

“We would highly recommend Ted to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He went above and beyond our expectations. He knows a lot about the area and never hesitated to answer any questions we had regarding all aspects of purchasing the home. He was available anytime including evenings and weekends and was quick to response to our inquiries. His negotiations skills got us a great deal on our new home. He has a vast knowledge of the process of buying a house and helped us through that process from beginning to end even when we are unable to get answers elsewhere. Several times he reassured us that everything would work out and he was right. He made the experience of buying a home easier and less stressful than it could have been.”

If you are thinking about purchasing property at Smith Mountain Lake, or just have some questions, please visit our home page at smithmountainlake.homes to see available homes and lots for sale. You can also click Contact to reach Ted for a quick reply to any questions you may have.