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This past weekend I had the wonderful pleasure of assisting a couple who is searching for a home to buy.They've recently relocated to the Northern Virginia area and have heard the traffic can be a nightmare. He just wanted to be home early enough to have dinner with his family. "He said is that too much to ask?" I said not at all. With that in mind they also had a few more specific's in mind. They only wanted to look at single family homes for sale close to Ft.Belviorthat's relatively new, backing to tree's and they want it priced under $500,000. It has to have four bedrooms,a two car garage and if it had a master bedroom on the main floor well they would be over the moon! They have VA Eligibility and want to buy with Zero Down Financing and they want the seller to pay all or most of the closing costs. I said, ok, then let's get started, right we are still in a Buyers Market so we should be able to get most everything you want. Let me show you what's available today.
The challenge...they do not want a commute more than 15 minutes from work!
The reality is shocking to them! They felt that with a $500,000 pre-apporval and given market conditions reported on the news they would have hundreds of homes to choose from.
This is always a challenge.So here's how we can help folks. First I show them online in my office the Realtors actual MLS Database. I ask some pointed questions about price range, and then I go to our mapping devise on MLS. This is a great visual tool that helps the buyers. We can search in three different ways. Polygon Search, Radius Search and Ruler Search as seen on the graphic below.
By using one of these techniques, I am able to pin point all the homes and show them on a map just exactly where the homes are and what they look like. I can use the ruler to show them just exactly how far it is from the base. This saves everyone a lot of time. It's a cool new tool we have at our disposal to help all buyers who are searching for a home.
Let me show you what happened when I did the 5 mile search from Ft. Belvior for homes with garages. The search shows my client there are only 26 homes to choose from on that day. Check out the results here
They were in shock!
We looked at several homes, drove up to some and they did not want to go in. At this point, we are going to regroup next weekend. They have some soul searching to do. The ball is in their court...if they are going to find a new home they may have to make some adjustments and compromises to find their new home:
Increase the radius,
Increase the Price Range or
Remove Features ( garage, take a look at garage townhomes)
Opportunities Are Everywhere...We Can Help You Find Your Dream Home.
No Matter Whether Your Moving Across Town or Across The Country
"Relax We'll Treat You Like Family!"
Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company of Exit 1st Choice Realty,14029 Crossing Way, Woodbridge VA 22192.VA. 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
" You would want to hire me as your REALTOR®, if you're looking for a high energy, positive, take charge,knowledgeable person that is passionate about helping you get what you want! "
That's me! I'm easy going, and prefer to communicate by email, text and I use the latest technology to not only to stay in touch with you, but to market homes for sale as well and to negotiate.Still not sure I'm the right local professional for you? Check out my LakeRidgeVARealEstateNews blog or head on over to my LakeRidgeVAHomesForSale.comwebsite to learn how I have others just like you sell or buy a home in the local area.
To search for home currently Active Sale right now Start Here
The area's I service in Virginia are Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas. If you live outside these area's let's talk. If you have found my information helpful and you like what you see, chances are if I cannot help you, I know another REALTOR® who can.
Tip: when reading any blog post, pay close attention to the date post was written as homes sell quickly. Call author for up to date information.
Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate News
Local real estate agent Peggy James of Exit Choice Realty blogs about current real estate market conditions, just listed, just sold, and shares tips and information for home buyers and sellers in Lake Ridge Virginia.
Lake Ridge VA Real Estate News- Peggy James a local Realtor® helps home buyers and sellers in the Woodbridge,Lake Ridge, Manassas, Dale City, and Quantico Virginia area's. Ask questions, learn about short sales, foreclosure homes,how to sell your home fast. Find active homes for sale, learn "what's happening" in the local Prince William County Virginia Real Estate market.
Let me know if I can help you with a real estate question call 703-851-3085.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.