It is a good question. Are you a sick and tired home seller? Then I ask that you call your agent right now and that's a sales tip (see below). We have all seen the airport and health personnel wearing masks or scanning people for fevers, all looking for swine flu suspects who are traveling home from a trip abroad. Yes, I said HOME the place Continue Reading
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Power lines, law, human nature and real estate
An interesting aspect of being a real estate agent is that you get to learn about a variety of subjects such as law, environmental issues, construction, mortgage finance, human behavior, negotiation techniques, legislation, and much more. And the successful agents know that having a team or network of professionals is important to providing the Continue Reading
Earth Day 2009 in Vienna Virginia
Happy Earth Day 2009! I feel like I really chipped-in today by recycling a house built in 1968. Yes, selling it to new owners! Doug is helping save the planet again. Disclaimer: note that my sale was in Vienna, Virginia and not Hawaii as depicted in this photo. Did you know that the economic slowdown has had a "green" effect on landfills? Continue Reading
In real estate, get it in writing.
â€œLetâ€™s get it in writing so there isnâ€™t any confusion later,â€ is advice that I give my clients all the time. And you would assume that all real estate agents give their clients the same line when a potential sticky situation presents itself. Did I say â€œassumeâ€? Prior to a home inspection on one of my listings, I mentioned to the Continue Reading
Buying a short-sale in Northern Virginia
So you pulled up a listing in the neighborhood that you would kill to live in and it is priced $100,000 below the last sale. "Honey, get the keys cause we are gonna buy that house", you say wildly. What you did not see written into the comments section is this home is a short-sale that needs the lender's approval. Someone in the sale is coming Continue Reading
5395 Abernathy Ct, Fairfax, Virginia – FX6998101
Just Sold! Built just four years ago and in very good condition for a foreclosure. Stanley Martin "Newport" with the sunroom! View Larger Map Continue Reading
Home Buying Course 409 (Spring Semester)
Prereq: loan pre-approval 305, buyer consultation 206, cost estimate review 108, time frame 201 Okay, this isn't a real college level class but it is at the level a home buyer needs to be if they want to take advantage of today's real estate market. There is an "on-sale" mentality that has taken hold in our area, and home buyers who have been on Continue Reading
Best home buyer’s market in 20 years!
AN UPDATE: Please note the date on this blog post. Here I am in May 2012 and the tide has turned in favor of home sellers in most of Northern Virginia. If you really want to see a contrast, take a look at this blog post on the Vienna Virginia real estate market in 2012! -Cheers I wrote an update post on the expanded tax credit for home Continue Reading