Category Archives: Just for NoVa Sellers

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 […]


Remember The Saying “Leaves Of Three Let It Be?”

Did you ever hear the phrase “leaves of three let it be”? For me I knew it meant a bad case of itching and plenty of calamine lotion was in my future. Recently I’ve found myself saying it when touring homes “staged” by someone without any sense of style. Realtors® please spend a little time […]


Don’t Get Sucked In By Misleading Market Reports

The Northern Virginia MRIS offers a subscription service for it’s members offering nice graphic market reports. I’ve been using them since they were first offered and for the most part the information has been reliable at a high level. Recently the introduced a new feature taking the reports one level deeper to the neighborhood level. […]


Is Your Home Ready For A 24 x 7 Open House?

Wait did you think when you put your Northern Virginia home on the market that the open house was on Sunday from 1-4PM? No your house is going to be open for buyers to see every day it is active in the Northern Virginia MLS.  Had you thought about what that means when you get […]


It Looks Great But Does It Help Your Resale Value?

At least once a week when we are touring  Northern Virginia properties with prospective buyers we see something that leads to an interesting conversation. In this case it was the replacement of the tub and shower in the main level hall bathroom with a fancy claw foot tub.  The tub looked great but it certainly […]


Are Any Of These Keeping Your NOVA Home From Selling?

A thousand Realtors® around the country were asked what were the biggest issues that keep a home from selling. The infographic below shows the top reasons that a Northern Virginia home might not sell. If you are considering selling your Northern Virginia home this year give CJ Realty Group a call. Let’s make sure your […]