April will be a month that most agents will want to revisit for a long time as buyers picked up the pace to buy before the April 30th tax credit deadline and home sellers rushed their homes to market to capture that demand (read: premium).These "under contract" homes will close in May and June so those numbers should be higher If you bought, Continue Reading
Home Seller Tips
Take a few minutes and scroll through this collection of tips for home seller. Just so you know, I like to write about experiences that clients have because you may be dealing with a similar issue, and it might shed a little helpful insight.
I had a good laugh recently when reading Kris Berg’s San Diego real estate blog as she discussed “Zestimates”. “Zestimates” are generated on the web site Zillow.com which has become one of the top-tier real estate web sites in the country. Zillow.com basically takes the MLS data, and then creates an exciting set of graphs and charts that people are Continue Reading
Image by respres via Flickr As the closing date approached on one of my recent listings in Fairfax, VA, my clients who had moved due to a job-loss informed me that they had not made mortgage payments for the past few months. Now, when I am filling in my listing paperwork there is a section where I have to ask, “Are you current on your Continue Reading
It is essential to understand today’s home buyers and how they perceive the market and search for homes. Home buyers today begin their search using the Internet often weeks before they look at homes to buy, and expect a well written description and easy to view pictures. If sites require registration to view photos then buyers move on Continue Reading
A significant number of the homes in Northern Virginia were built in the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. Yes, a lot has been built since then, but the building booms in those times constructed significantly smaller homes and much faster.The total number of homes built in the 1970's alone outpaces the most recent boom time. Best of all, they were Continue Reading