This Weeks Callers Said "Searching For Homes On The Internet Is Tedious At Best..."

Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Associates 0225018862

Over the holiday weekend I took several calls from home buyers searching online for homes. The down time gave them a little extra time to search.  I can still hear the frustration of the one caller who the entire process was  tedious at best and as soon as they find something they liked, when the called it was already Under Contract. I totally understood.

"Don't you just hate when that happens?  Just when you can see yourself in a home, and you are all excitied about the possibilities, you call the number your told, I'm sorry that home is already sold. But we have others!"

Go ahead say it.......Kicking Dirt

I shared with the caller that   Erick and Company works a little differently.  First off we strive to publish lists weekly to help hone buyers find the homes exactly the type of home they are looking for without having to sift through hundreds before  you find what you want. The second was is we also have a system where if you tell us what you are looking for we can customize a search for your exact needs!   Why do we do that?

  • We Understand Your Time Is Valuable
  • We respect that you know what you want and do not want to be SOLD!
  • We empower you to tell us what you are looking for and then we set up a customized search. This way you only look at home that match your needs, wants and desires. Only when a home matches your search criteria, will our system alert you! It's easy, just fill out this form to get started

Let me show you what our Erick and Company main webpage looks like:

local homes for sale-Prince William County VA

The first thing you are going to see are lists of homes. Each week Erick and Companyspends hours sifting through the MLS Database for updates, changes in list prices, looking for homes that fell out of contract and new listing opportunities so that you don't have to.We know the Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Ft, Belvior and Quantico Area's very well.We have been working in real estate for decades here in Prince William County Virgina area. That is a huge benefit to you the consumer.

                Dream Home                                                                          

So, share with us what you are looking for we will set you up on an automatic notification system that will alert you to any home that comes on the market that matches you needs,wants and desires.

Never miss the opportunity to get your dream home!

No matter whether it is a main level master bedroom home, a home with a water view, or new name it we can find it!



 What kind of home are you looking for? Front Porch? Finished Basement? A Home With Sunroom?

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To access this weeks FREE lists  just visit Erick and

Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder  of Erick and Company - Exit 1st Choice Realty,14029 Crossing Place,  Woodbridge VA. 22192. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's. Exit 1st Choice Logo




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Susan Laxson
John R. Wood Properties - Naples, FL
Local Knowledge & Global Network

We have heard the same complaint from our clients and they have really appreciated our taking the "work" out of looking for a home and providing them only the listings that meet their needs.  Excellent post!

Jun 01, 2010 09:47 AM #1
Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Hi Susan,

Thanks for dropping it to comment. If I have anyone heading to the La Jolla area, I will be sure to point them in your direction. It is so important in these days and times to help homes buyers and sellers save time and money! It matters...

Jun 01, 2010 09:58 AM #2
Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX


It can be so infurating for buyers when this happens. We always try to provide a tailored list of properties to our buyers, we then keep that list updated as the circumstances for each property changes. Actually sometimes it helps buyers understand that they can't sit on the fence for too long over a particular property because someone else can easily come in a snatch it up.


Jun 01, 2010 10:37 AM #3
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

That's one good reason why buyers should work closely with an agent from the start. We know the inventory, often even before a place hits the market.

Right now I have entry-level buyers whose market point is extremely competitive. They have FHA financing,and are competing with cash investors. We're in contract on a home that was on the market 1 day when we saw it, wrote an offer on day 2, in contract on day 5. That wouldn't have happened if they had chanced to find it themselves online.

Jun 01, 2010 10:48 AM #4
Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Hi J.G, I agree.  When a home buyer takes the initative to allows a local Real Estate Specialist to help them and customize a search list and keep them informed, they really can get a feel for what the local market conditions are like in their price point.

Like the saying goes "an eductated consumer is the best consumer"

Jun 01, 2010 11:04 AM #5
Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Hi Lottie,

So true!  There are many times a local Realtor knows where the home is that the buyer is looking for. We know the communities inside out and backwards.  Erick and I  say, "We have never SOLD a house to anyone.Our job is to help the home buyer understand the market, coach them on all the avaiable options, negotiated on their behalf and guide them through to settlement. "

Jun 01, 2010 11:13 AM #6
Andrew Mooers
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Video, real video with audio from the property, the place described in your own one on one words is a great way to "sort" thru those hundreds of houses, properties a real estate buyers wants to tramp thru. They can open house a video anytime in any time zone as many times as they like.

Jun 01, 2010 09:05 PM #7
Peggy James
EXIT Realty Associates - Woodbridge, VA
Woodbridge Virginia Area Real Estate Specialist

Hi Andrew, I agree. In fact this week I have an offer on a property from folks who are currently in Japan. Video is a tremdous help for those who are relocating. They can get a feel for exactly how things look. I just wish I had your voice on my tours!

Jun 02, 2010 11:06 AM #8
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