Category Archives: Home Sellers

You only have once chance to make a good first impression!

You’ve heard this a million times – probably in the context of how you present yourself to others – people that matter and hold the power to make decisions that could conceivably make or break you.  But what is equally … Continue reading

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Does Your Realtor Use Professional Photography to Market Your Home?

This is a question that needs to be asked but oddly enough, most times it is never even  brought up in a listing presentation!  I drive this point home to my sellers.  According to the National Association of Realtors statistical … Continue reading

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Northern Virginia Real Estate Trends To Expect in 2015

  There is much to look forward to where the real estate market in Northern Virginia is concerned – but it’s difficult to do so without reservation.  After surviving the Great Recession of 2008, we are left a bit hesitant to jump into any … Continue reading

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Really, REALLY Bad Real Estate Photos

These photos give BAD REAL ESTATE PHOTOS a new meaning! Very funny but sadly, true all too often! Make sure you are working with an agent who can show your property in the best light (no pun intended).  http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexnaidus/incredibly-terrible-real-estate-photos#.jegPxv2mG6

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So You Say You Want a Great Deal on a Short Sale?

What you don’t know in real estate is always the biggest challenge we face as consumers. How can you find out about that home you so desperately want so you can make a smart offer? With a short sale, there … Continue reading

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A home make-over on a budget

If you are one of the very many homeowners who will be putting their home on the market, I’m sure you’ve given the house a once over and thought, “There is SO much to be done.”  Every homeowner understands the … Continue reading

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Put that candle out before you leave!

  As homeowners, we’ve all been tempted to light a nicely scented candle to get rid of some underlying odor – pets, smoke, the lingering odor of garlic from dinner, or just a stale smell.  Never is this practiced more … Continue reading

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