Portrait photo of VAN CASTEEL DANIEL

Smith Mountain Lake

13247 Booker T Washington Hwy.
Hardy, VA 24101

Office: 540-721-8659
Direct: 540-493-8659


Give Van Daniel a challenge and you can count on seeing results.  She is the kind of person who never settles for less than the best she can be.  To Van, anything worth having is worth working for.

Van’s background as a professional head hunter and office manager prepared her well for a career in real estate.  The communication skills and organizational techniques she developed combined with her track record as an astute negotiator assure you of a successful transaction.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Virginia Commonwealth University which enables her to thoroughly research each community and provide you with important market information.  Having always been intrigued with real estate, she chose to enter the field of real estate in 2000 when it was time to make a career change.

Communication is the key to Van’s work.  She begins by listening, really listening so that she has an in-depth understanding of your real estate goals.  Then, she provides regular updates on what she is doing on your behalf, keeping you informed every step of the way so that you can make intelligent decisions about buying or selling a home.  This, coupled with her honesty and unwavering dedication inspires confidence and reassures clients of her expertise.

While Van is well-skilled in the technical aspects of a transaction, she is equally attentive to the personal concerns of his clients.  The proud mother of a young child, Van understands the unique needs families have when moving, whether it is across town or across the country.  She therefore strives to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible.  Her genuine enthusiasm for the area in which she lives and works is contagious and enables her to point out the properties that ideally match her clients’ lifestyle and financial needs. 

When deciding about your most important investment, you want a professional you can trust.  Van Daniel is worthy of your trust.  She offers the commitment, dedication, and performance you can count on in today’s challenging market.  Contact her today for all of your real estate needs.



Van is the best! She helped me find a great home :)

- John D

Amelia and Van are so responsive and professional. They have been such a joy to work with.

- Deborah M

Property Specialties

55+ Communities, Bank Owned, Equestrian, Fine Homes, Golf Communities, Historical Homes, Investment Properties, New Construction, Relocation, Waterfront Homes