Real Estate and Other Stuff in Northern Virginia

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A thoughtful look at the Northern Virginia Real Estate industry and the communities that make it so special. Find information about Reston, Herndon, Great Falls, Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Sterling, Potomac Falls, Ashburn, Leesburg and other areas in the D.C. Metropolitan suburbs of Northern Virginia.
It is very tempting when you are signing a listing agreement to negotiate the commission way, way down. You will always find some agent who will agree to your super low offer. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you understand how that will affect your sale.  The number one way that buy...
There are a lot of things that go into putting together a successful offer to purchase property in the Northern Virginia real estate market. One aspect, the importance of which is often overlooked, is the Earnest Money.  In Virginia, an offer to purchase a home or land requires consideration. Thi...
  You finally decide to get serious and place that call to the Realtor that your friend/mom/boss recommended. You are shocked to find that instead of making an appointment to go look at that cute neighborhood down the street, he/she is referring you to a Mortgage Lender. Why do you have to talk t...
I have been selling real estate for a long time and it is my career. I have always been a good student, but frankly, there is a lot to learn about selling real estate that you can't get from book learning. I thought I would share some of the 'Lessons Learned.' Not all of these lessons were easy t...
Earlier this week, I wrote a blog post called, 'You aren't on Facebook? Really?'  Of late, Facebook has been my favorite social media platform because I have seen the most business come directly from my visibility and activity on Facebook. I participate on other platforms, but have yet to see the...
Here are some phrases that a Buyer's Agent (or seller) never want to hear spoken at a listing showing:   'Dated' 'Deferred maintenance' 'Ugly' 'Bland' 'Dirty' 'Smelly' 'Old'   Here are some phrases that we would prefer:   'Updated' 'Well Maintained' 'Nice Space' 'Nicely Decorated' 'Clean' 'It sme...
I know there are still those folks who are not interested in being on Facebook. I get it. Yes, face-to-face relationships are the bread and butter of the service industry. In the past 24 hours, however, I have used Facebook in so many ways that are about face-to-face relationships, that I thought...
Last week I wrote a post, How My Clients Buy a Home, and so this week, I thought I would write a similar one about how I work with sellers.   When someone contacts me about selling their home, our first step is to sit down and discuss their objectives. I also provide them with information about m...
If you are a Realtor, you have probably struggled with the question of whether or not you are a sales person.  Of course, the answer is 'yes,' but the product is not what the public thinks.   I sell myself to my clients. They need to believe that I am the best person to help them sell their home ...
I read a post recently (and I apologize for not linking it, but I cannot find it!) about how millenials are being grouped together and treated as a single entity for marketing purposes. The auther stated, correctly, that they should not all be treated the same way, that each 'Millenial' is a pers...

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