Northern Virginia buyers are out in droves this January. The New Year has started with a bang and will likely be this way well into the Spring.
I had the pleasure of showing properties to two separate buyer clients yesterday. One was looking in Sterling, the other in Ashburn. No matter the condition of the properties, or the price, we bumped into other buyers at every stop.
What does this mean to a serious Northern Virginia home buyer?
If you want one of the homes you see while you are out, it's time to put pen to paper and make an offer. If you don't another Northern Virginia buyer will snatch up that Ashburn or Sterling property you've had your eye on. The $8,000 first time buyer tax credit, and the $6,500 move up buyer tax credit are definitely motivating factors in this increase in buyer activity. You can't wait out your competitors and expect to get one of these tax credits before April 30th.
That parade of buyers you encounter at every property has at least one serious buyer who will make the purchase offer. Let me help you write the offer that gets accepted.