Category Archives: Just for NoVa Sellers

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 […]

Automated Valuation or NOVA Realtor® To Price Your Home?

Let’s face it we love to peek at websites that provide us with nice pictures of homes and some of those sites provide home owners with an “automated” property value. I don’t have to name the big one you know who it is. However those systems have never set foot inside a home.  They don’t […]

Forget About Square Feet Think Room Sizes

At least a couple of times a week someone asks why does Zillow or Trulia shows their Northern Virginia home as only 1500 square feet (SF) when it’s really 2500 SF. The answer is fairly straightforward.  These sites ( and many others) pull information for the county tax records.  In most cases our tax records […]

What’s Missing From This NoVA Floor Plan?

It may be hard to tell but it appears the term “master bedroom” is now being replaced with the term “owners suite”  by local builders.  Since we sell a good deal of new construction around Northern Virginia I went back through our archives of floor plans.  It appears the change started about 2 years ago  […]

NoVa Sellers Don’t Forget The Little Things

Thinking of listing your Northern Virginia home for sale? In previous posts we mentioned how Bad MLS Photos may keep buyers away from your home now here is what you need to do when the buyer heads to your front door. Make sure they aren’t turned off immediately by what they see when they open […]

Bad MLS Photos Will Keep Buyer’s Away From Your Home

The facts are very clear.  Most Northern Virginia buyer’s today start their search for a new home on line.  The number continues to rise but the latest statistics show 90% of buyers will spend a few months looking on-line before they call a Realtor® to help them start the serious process of home buying. What […]