brandon green companies: A Word From Brandon: How Long Should I Hold My House? - 10/04/13 04:08 AM
How long should I be prepared to hold my new house if needed? 
This is a common question from our buyers.  The answer varies depending on market conditions of course, though let’s look at the most difficult situation and answer from that perspective.
The real estate downturn, which started in 2005 locally, lasted 5-6 years depending on how you look at the data.  In some areas of the Metro, homeowners may still be underwater if they purchased at the peak, though most areas have now reached or exceeded the highs of 2005.  Even the most depressed areas should fully recover by … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: Long Distance Buyers: A Different Type of Client - 09/20/13 05:26 AM
Anything long distance can be a struggle. No matter if it’s a relationship or a home purchase, certain ideals and conveniences are surrendered and put into the hands of others. Ryan Snedaker, an agent at Brandon Green Companies, has been in long distance buyer situations numerous times and has been responsible for showing the clients different properties via various forms of technology.
“It’s different how you handle it—they rely on us [agents] more to listen and connect to what they want and are very trusting of us since they can’t see the properties for themselves,” said Snedaker.
Snedaker has had long … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: Fall Home Checklist - 09/13/13 03:41 AM
Summer is winding down and cooler temperatures have begun to surface. Right now, the cool weather may just be mid sixties, but soon enough the lows will begin to average around the forties.
Now that the season is changing, there are plenty of tasks necessary to get your home ready for fall and looming snowy months. Here is a checklist of a few things you might want to take care both inside and outside of your home before the weather drops any more: 
Clean the gutters, downspouts and other water collecting exterior home features Ensure downspouts empty at least 36 inches away from … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: A Word From Brandon: Predicting the D.C. Fall Market - 09/13/13 03:35 AM
It is usually about this time of year I get my crystal ball down off the shelf to predict the fall into winter market. As agents, we’re in a position to sense shifts and changes long before they reach media outlets, so I’m happy to provide my perspective.
I believe the fall market will be dominated by three themes:
1. The market is warming to buyers again. The last 12 months or so have seen dynamics dramatically advantageous to sellers, which has shifted and will continue to shift as we move into the fall and winter. The extraordinary demand was due to … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: Making My Job Known: A Realtor's Perspective - 09/06/13 04:40 AM
“How do I make my value known and understood?” This is a question Troy Patterson, an agent with Brandon Green Companies, asks himself on a near-daily basis when it comes to meeting new potential clients. “Most everyone can get the [same] information a Realtor finds online; my job is to find out the specific details of what they want in a home and why they want it,” Patterson said.
Patterson lists some of the things home buyers are typically interested in: information about neighborhoods, trends, schools, crime and economic development. He also explains that his job goes beyond just canvassing for … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: Get a Step Above the Others: How to Understand Escalation - 08/29/13 11:38 PM
Wrapping your head around the home buying process can prove to be a difficult transition, especially when it comes to
dealing with unfamiliar phrases and terms. One of the most crucial comes into play when you are finally dealing with the numbers game part of the process. In an Ebay-centric society that we live in now, you are potentially dealing with dozens of other offers from people who want the same property as you—the key is to figuring out how you can make your offer look and feel better to the seller reviewing all of the offers they’ve received. 
“In simple … (2 comments)

brandon green companies: Brandon Green Companies Welcomes New Managing Director - 08/16/13 03:38 AM
Brandon Green Companies, a residential real estate sales team under the umbrella of Keller Williams Capital Properties is pleased to announce Mr. J.P. Montalvan has joined the company.
Founded in 2001, Brandon Green Companies’ rise to the top of the industry includes a #31 ranking in the 2013 Edition of REAL Trends 500 under 'Top Movers'] by Real Trends magazine.  BGC has sold more 1000 homes in the Washington DC Metro Area, and even during the real estate downturn, has seen growth every single year – an accomplishment few teams and agents can claim.
Montalvan will take on the role as Managing … (0 comments)

brandon green companies: Check Before You Buy: 4 Tips to Verify the Health of a Condo Building - 08/09/13 04:34 AM
Home buyers have a lot to worry about when it comes to making sure they have everything they want in their new home. The condition and health of your new home is more than enough to think about, but sometimes you have to look deeper than just the condo, but the condo building itself. D.C. home buying can seem daunting, but there are some helpful tips to remember that can assist in making the process smoother.  Our founder, Brandon Green, was featured in an article from regarding the financial health of a condo building and some tips to look at … (0 comments)

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