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Real Estate Agent - Momentum Realty
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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  There is one house that I have been watching for a couple of years now. Yes, you read that right--a couple of years.   It has been listed a number of times, taken off the market and relisted. I have shown it to several clients, all of whom are happily living their lives in their new homes now. ...
02/24/2015
  The relationship between a client and their Realtor® has to be based on mutual trust and respect. Today, I came across this article, When to Fire Your Real Estate Agent. This article makes some great points about things you should consider before hiring someone to help you buy or sell a home.  ...
02/21/2015
  If you are just thinking of beginning your home search, something really big has probably changed since you last toured homes. More and more homes are taking advantage of home technology and installing home cameras.   It used to be that you might see an occasional 'Nanny Cam,' or a security cam...
02/19/2015
  Do you suffer from home buying analysis paralysis?   Working with buyers can be a satisfying job. What can be more fulfilling than helping someone find the home of their dreams? Of course the other side of that equation is being unable to find someone the home of the dreams and, yet, continuing...
02/07/2015
  This week I got an email from a customer who said that over the weekend they had purchased a new construction home. We had plans to meet and review my services, but before we got a chance, they bought a new home and gave up their right to Buyer Representation.   This brought up a point that I t...
01/23/2015
  An open letter to the National Association of Realtors   Dear NAR,   I am writing you today as a longtime member to ask you to take some direct action to help all of the Realtors who are out in the field working hard everyday.   Today I received a note from a prospective client. This client was...
01/20/2015
  On January 26, Fannie Mae will roll out a new program designed to facilitate appraisals. The problem is that it will do anything but make this process easier or more effective!   The theory is that rather than having the appraisers 'waste' their time finding the comparable sales, there will be ...
01/12/2015
  You have made the decision to buy a new house, but how do you get started?   Here are 5 things you can easily do to get you going on the path to home ownership:   Identify some areas that you like and that are in your price range. This is a step towards getting started, but it is also one that ...
01/06/2015
Happy New Year to all of you! I know many people like to keep their Christmas decorations up a little longer, but I like to get my house back to 'normal,' right after New Year's Day. Every year, as I am putting away the decorations, I sort though my Christmas Cards. I like to keep the photo cards...
01/02/2015
  Dear Potential Buyer,   I am sorry that you are reluctant to sign anything, and I acknowledge that the Exclusive Right to Represent the Purchaser is a contract.  Because of the Agency laws in Virginia, in order for me to show you the house you would like to see, a signed agreement is mandatory ...
12/18/2014
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