Category Archives: Sellers

Home Renovations That DON’T Add Value

Lately I have been noticing something that is not terribly uncommon out in the world of home ownership. Big projects that bring high expectations of gratuitous returns for home owners, but that don’t actually payoff at all. Well, at least not in added equity, or higher sales prices compared to nearby competition. It is important…

City of Falls Church Pending Home Sales Jump In 2012

The City of Falls church is not a large real estate market, but it is a popular one that has seen robust activity so far in 2012. The chart below really tells an unusual story, at least from January 2012 onward. Typically, as you can see through the previous 18 months on this chart, pending…

Does 6 Offers in 4 Days Sound Like a Down Market?

A couple weeks ago my phone would not stop ringing, and my email alerts were going non-stop. I had just listed a condo in Alexandria that is selling as a Short Sale, and come to find out, several potential buyers had been sitting on the sidelines just waiting for the next listing in this community…

Selling Your Home?: Why Your Photos Matter

As I mentioned in the sister post to this one about “Why Availability For Showing Matters“, selling a home is one of the more intrusive things someone will do in a normal life next to a major renovation project. However, it is not only the in person intrusion. If marketed properly, a home and all…

Selling Your Home? Why Availability For Showing Matters.

Next to major renovations, there is probably nothing more intrusive to a home owner than listing their home for sale. Not only is your home going to be posted all over the internet for the world to see, you will have to open your doors to allow prospective buyers the chance to see the home…

Does The S&P Downgrade Mean Opportunity For Home Buyers?

As we know, going into the weekend the S&P downgraded U.S. debt from a AAA rating to AA+. I am not an expert on financial markets, so am not qualified to comment on whether I feel that was the right move, or what the overall consequences will be. However, at the very least we know…

Arlington Real Estate Getting Mixed Reviews

Depending on who you talk to the Arlington real estate market is either really HOT!!!, or super slow. Which answer you get depends primarily on whether you are talking to the agent who just sold their listing in 3 days, or the one who has had a home on the market for 60 days and…

Arlington Weekend in Real Estate

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Northern Virginia Real Estate: Our Online Marketing Matters More

The rules of marketing a home for sale are not changing. They have changed, done, game over. If your online presence is not top notch then you are not winning in today’s market. Sure you may be found, but when that buyer walks up the driveway are they calculating their low ball offer, or are…

The Home Search – Where are the Pictures?

It has come time to search for a new home, case or your first home, or you are just a glutton for looking at real estate listings. Like over 85% of people out there the first place you go to start your home search is your computer. What is the number 1 thing you wantto…

Selling Your Home In Today’s Market: Price and Condition Rule

When preparing to sell a home few things, if any, can be more elusive than settling on the right price for the initial listing. Once working with an agent no other topic is more contentious. Historically it has never paid off to chase the market, and that is so true today as well. Time and…