Category Archives: Just for NoVa Sellers

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 […]

8 Tips for Getting Your Northern Virginia Home Sold

If you are selling a home in Northern Virginia there are a few key things you should know. This Infographic below was gathered from surveys by Trulia from the experience of 500 real estate agents. It represents some key things Realtors® think every home owner should know. If you’d like to know more about how […]

Knee Jerk Reactions Can Cost You A Home Sale

Unless you are an investor selling a Northern Virginia home is an emotional process.   You have built memories, you have invested in your home and it is your home.  So when an offer arrives on your home that isn’t what you expected, a knee jerk reaction could end up costing you a sale. I’m not […]

The Amazing Home Sales Race-NoVA Edition

In the spring the amazing Northern Virginia home buyer’s race began with a sprint.  Buyer’s couldn’t get in the doors fast enough when a new listing came on the market.  Vying for first place in the bidding war, buyers went back to waiving home inspections and appraisal contingencies to be the first on the mat […]

Lies, Damn Lies and Stastics In NOVA Real Estate

Mark Twain’s quote on the misuse of statistics always pops in my head when I look at the Northern Virginia MRIS data. The problem with the data is the Realtors® who enter it and how easily it can be manipulated to tell a different story. Let’s face it, chances are you have driven through a […]

What Home Improvements Pay Off When Selling Your NoVA Home

Not all home remodeling projects are created equal – especially when you’re trying to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes time to sell your Northern Virginia home. Before you spend thousands of dollars on a home remodeling project you’ve been dreaming about, make sure that you check on the items that […]