Meet Team Fansler
Our team has a combined total over 77 years of professional work experience with nearly half devoted to the sales profession. As a team, Eric and Tom have listed/sold about $120,000,000 of lake area real estate property during our sales careers. We have been consistent award-winning agents by being recognized by Waterfront Properties, the Prudential Real Estate Network, Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services – SML Lake Real Estate and the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors. Tom won the Realtor Rookie Award in 2002, Gold Awards in 2002 and 2003, and a team Diamond Awards with his son, Eric, in 2004 and 2005. In addition, our team was recognized by Prudential with a Chairman’s Circle Award in 2005, President’s Circle Award in 2010 & 2012, and Leading Edge Society in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2013. Effective April 2014, Prudential Waterfront Properties has become Berkshire Hathaway Homes Services – SML Real Estate in order to better meet the changing needs of our clients and Team Fansler was awarded the BHHS Chairman’s Circle-Gold award for 2014, 2015 and 2016. BHHS Chairman’s Circle-Gold awards are prestigious and only achieved by the top 2% of agents nationally.
Prior to joining Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – SML Real Estate, Eric was a top producing sales associate and awarded “Salesman of the Year” at a leading, regional office furniture dealership in Richmond, Virginia. His job involved meeting the needs of a diverse customer base through effective space planning, selling, budgeting, problem-solving, and logistical coordination. Since joining Prudential Waterfront Properties in 2004, Eric has earned both the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) and national Prudential Fine Homes International Specialist designations. He has recently been recognized as a Luxury Home Collection Specialist by BHHS. Eric graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and earned a B.S. degree in Management with a minor in Geography. Eric is a proud resident of The Waterfront Country Club community with his wife, Andrea and their youngest son.
Tom has over 50 years of professional work experience and joined Prudential Waterfront Properties in January 2002. Prior to entering real estate sales, Tom had successful corporate engineering career in design and construction of facilities worldwide working for DuPont and Allied Signal/Honeywell. He graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia with undergraduate and graduate degrees in chemical engineering. During his real estate career, Tom has earned the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) and national Prudential Fine Homes International Specialist designations. He has also recently been recognized as a Luxury Home Collection Specialist by BHHS. Tom is a member of the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber/Partnership, Smith Mountain Lake Association, Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club and past treasurer of the SML Lions Scholarship Trust. Tom and Eric have also coordinated the design and construction of 8 single family homes in the lake area. Tom and his wife, Barbara, live on Smith Mountain Lake near Bernard’s Landing and have three grown sons as well as four grandchildren.
As Team Fansler we bring a unique, rich background of experiences to every real estate transaction. Our educational backgrounds and work experiences complement each other synergistically to achieve excellent results. Our quarterly analysis report on the lake real estate market is highly valued by our clients and other professionals who work in real estate related activities. We are frequently quoted in the local media versus our view of the lake area real estate market. Through strong individual perseverance, knowledge and creativity supported by the networking and marketing resources provided Berkshire Hathaway Home Services – SML Real Estate, Team Fansler has maintained consistent sales results through the recent economic downturn. Our team strives to provide unmatched service to all our clients through high integrity, flexibility, knowledge, professionalism and client loyalty. Whether buying or selling real estate property, we work hard to meet all your real estate needs! Much of our business is from past clients and their referrals because they value our unmatched service, knowledge and attention to detail on every transaction. We look forward to hearing from you soon!