Category Archives: Just for NoVa Sellers

Not Ready To Sell Yet? You Should Still Be In Preparation Mode

It seems every week we talk to a Northern Virginia homeowner who is “not quite ready” to sell.  You may still be thinking about waiting until later this spring, waiting for the last child to graduate or you might just be overwhelmed by even starting the process.  Prepare Now, Feel Less Stressed Later You are in […]

What were homebuyers doing during the Blizzard 2016?

Serious Northern Virginia homebuyers stuck inside during the Blizzard of 2016 were looking at property on-line.  If your home is on the market what did they see? Photos of dark blurry rooms? Photos of messy rooms? Photos of rooms slanting off to one side? Photos of open toilet seats?   Did they decide after seeing your […]

Really the key to the front door is where?

When you list your home for sale security is one of the things you worry about.  So how would you feel if you knew the agent has the key to your door under the welcome mat?  Recently I called for showing instructions on a listing in the Northern Virginia area and that’s exactly what I […]

Home Organization Tips for the New Year

Happy New Year! Now that 2016 is here and the chaos of the holidays is over, many of us in Northern Virginia are setting New Year’s resolutions — whether personal, professional, or real estate-related. It is the perfect time to set goals and welcome the new year with a fresh start. If selling your Northern Virginia home in 2016 […]

Do You Think The Zestimate Matters When You List Your Home?

There is no doubt that Zillow and the “zestimate” they provide has been the cause of a lot of head pounding in the real estate community.  Almost any discussion with a Northern Virginia seller will include the phrase “Zillow says my home is worth….” Imagine now you are the CEO of Zillow and you want […]

Bad MLS Photos-A Home Sellers Problem

Today I opened my mailbox and found postcard from a local Northern Virginia Realtor® printed on card stock with the office printer and dropped in the mail.  My initial reaction was WOW if they go this cheap on a postcard mailing how do they market their listings? Guess it should come as no surprise to find […]

We Aren’t Ghostbusters but Who You Gonna Call?

With the news that a new version of Ghostbusters is in the works the theme song “who you gonna call” got stuck in my head.   It also made me think about the controversy stirring among Realtors® about the major third-party portal Zillow and the accuracy of the data on their site.   It is […]

Can You Make My NoVA MLS Listing A Little Spicy Please?

Sriracha chile seems to be all the rage these days.  You can put it on chicken wings, on your chili and add it to eggs at breakfast.  When it comes to the Northern Virginia Multiple Listing Service (MLS) it gets a little harder to figure out how to put a little spice on the 400 […]

Understanding The Value Of Your Northern Virginia Home

One of the hardest parts of a Realtors® job is helping both buyers and sellers understand the value of a home.  Most sellers would like their home to be worth $$$$ and of course buyers want to pay $. How do we determine what the value of your Northern Virginia home is? It starts with […]

Builder Beige Is An Oxymoron

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Did your Realtor® suggest you repaint your home to builder beige? I admit I get a chuckle out of the term builder “beige.”  If you go to your favorite paint store you won’t find a sample anywhere with builder beige as an option. Our team has worked […]