richmond va real estate: Five Mistakes People Make When Selling a Home - 02/29/16 12:16 AM
Five Mistakes People Make When Selling a HomeThe Richmond VA real estate market is tight on inventory at the moment with just a measly 4 month supply. This indicates a true sellers market.  We are seeing properties go under contract in just hours in the high-demand areas and even multiple offers with escalation clauses. If you currently are on the market and have not sold, there is an issue. Ask yourself if you are making one of these five mistakes people make when selling a home.
Over-Price Your Property and Be Prepared to Chase Down the MarketI know what you are thinking, "real estate agents … (12 comments)

richmond va real estate: Getting Your Offer Accepted in Richmond VA Real Estate Market - 02/02/16 11:35 PM
Getting Your Offer Accepted in Richmond VA Real Estate Market  
Recently Zillow named Richmond, Virginia as one of the hottest housing markets for 2016. This is due to the fact that Richmond is enjoying a low unemployment rate and is seeing strong income growth. Hey, we will take it! But, what does this mean for you as a buyer looking to purchase a home in RVA? When a market is hot and inventory is low, competition is high. You MUST make your offer stand out from the crowd. How do you go about getting your offer accepted in Richmond VA real estate market? Let’s examine:
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richmond va real estate: What Conveys When Purchasing a Richmond VA Home? - 01/15/16 01:12 AM
What Conveys When Purchasing a Richmond VA Home?So you have decided to get off the fence and enter the Richmond VA real estate market. Congrats! No doubt you are going over your finances and wondering what ALL of the costs are to buying. One thing you need to consider is what conveys when purchasing a Richmond VA home. No worries, we have some answers for you!
Built-in AppliancesHere in Central Virginia it is customary for built-in appliances to convey. This includes items such as a dishwasher, oven/range/stove, microwave, etc. Typically the refrigerator, washer, & dryer are negotiable and do not automatically stay unless specified in the listing. To be safe … (5 comments)

richmond va real estate: Best Donuts in Richmond VA - 01/14/16 05:24 AM
Best Donuts in Richmond VA Best Donuts in Richmond VA Donuts are all the rage. If you have been living under a rock, just check out Donut Showdown on the Food Network Channel to see what I am talking about!
RVA is a hip, trendy city so of course it has it's own cult-following like donuts. With a name like Sugar Shack, you can take a pretty good guess that they have the best donuts in Richmond VA before you even take a bite. Then once you try it, you KNOW.
What's All the Fuss Over Sugar Shack?Could it be the light-as air-yeast donuts that melt … (4 comments)

richmond va real estate: Do I Need a Richmond VA Realtor to Buy New Construction? - 01/12/16 10:27 PM
Do I Need a Richmond VA Realtor to Buy New Construction?Many home buyers are under the assumption that they do not need a Richmond VA Realtor to buy new construction. Technically, that is correct. Then again, technically, you don't need a real estate agent to buy or sell a resale property, either. Most people see the benefit of having a Realtor by their side yet are often willing to forego an agent when building. Why is that?
The Benefits of a Richmond VA Real Estate Agent with New ConstructionThere are many benefits to having a Richmond VA real estate agent when building your dream home. Let's … (7 comments)

richmond va real estate: What's it Like to be a Richmond VA Realtor? - 03/08/15 11:31 PM
What's it Like to be a Richmond VA Realtor?   When I am working with clients, they will often ask me what it is like to be a real estate agent. It is great and something I can't imagine not doing, however I think there are some misconceptions about the job in general. Let me explain...
Before I was a Realtor I had a career in advertising and medical marketing. The advertising career taught me the importance of finding a unique way of getting a message to a target audience and medical marketing taught me the art of relationship building. Neither … (5 comments)

richmond va real estate: How Does Your Richmond VA Realtor Advertise? - 03/07/15 05:14 AM
How Does Your Richmond VA Realtor Advertise? As your Richmond VA Realtor, I have a pretty busy schedule but the one thing we try to do is have dinner together as a family. It doesn't always work out that way, however we really make an effort. Tonight, as we were enjoying my husband's juicy cheeseburgers, I glanced down at the table and noticed the mail. I gave my husband a look and we decided to test my kids.
I looked at my children, 8 year old boy-girl twins, and asked them if they knew what the book was sitting on the table. … (4 comments)

richmond va real estate: 55+ Communities in the Richmond VA Metro Area - 01/22/15 10:39 PM
55+ Communities in the Richmond VA Metro Area As baby boomers age, many are looking to live out their Golden Years in the peace and quiet of a 55+ Community. Many dream of forming relationships with those going through the same life stages, some desire no maintenance, while others want the abundant amenities many 55 + Communities in the Richmond VA Metro Area offer, such as recreational facilities for a good game of bridge, a swimming pool, and a gym. 
As your Richmond VA Realtor, I have been receiving more and more requests for information on Age Qualified homes for sale in the Richmond … (13 comments)

richmond va real estate: Gratitude in All Things: A Look back at 2014 - 01/05/15 03:24 AM
Gratitude in All Things: A Look back at 2014 As I watched my Facebook feed New Year's Day, I was a little surprised by some of the posts. Many of my friends stated how they were happy to see 2014 go. While I understand WHY many of them would write that - after all, I was following their ordeals over the past year - it struck me that maybe some of them missed the lessons they were blessed to receive in the midst of their hardships. 
Let me back up a moment. A few years ago, my grandfather passed away. Technically, … (23 comments)

richmond va real estate: Richmond VA Real Estate News Fourth Quarter - 12/28/14 10:45 PM
Richmond VA Real Estate News Fourth Quarter As 2014 comes to an end, the Richmond Association of Realtors has distributed the 4th quarter edition of The Housing Interpreter. This e-publication is packed with what has been happening in Richmond VA real estate news over the last three months. Take a look and tell us what you think! Have specific questions? Give us a call or drop us an email, the RVA Home Team with Keller Williams Realty Richmond West is happy to assist!

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richmond va real estate: What is the Difference Between Closing Costs and a Down Payment? - 11/10/14 11:09 PM
What is the Difference Between Closing Costs and a Down Payment? If you are just starting your journey in the Richmond VA real estate market, then you likely have a lot to learn. I know when I purchased my first home, I had NO CLUE what I was doing and relied heavily on the education provided by my real estate agent. And, as your Richmond VA Realtor, I want you to know there is a difference between closing costs and a down payment!
Recently I was helping some new clients find their forever home. They were first time home buyers and had already been … (11 comments)

richmond va real estate: Richmond VA Real Estate - Grin and Bear It - 10/14/14 05:14 AM
Richmond VA Real Estate - Grin and Bear It As your Richmond VA Realtor, I wear a lot of hats. I am a chauffeur, a psychologist, a mediator, an analyst, a communication expert, and so forth. I am grateful to you, my clients, for allowing me to do what I love for a living. Blessed. However, Richmond VA real estate is not ALL I do.
You see, I am also a wife to an amazing husband of almost 13 years. We make a pretty darn good team. He supports my goals and I support his. When one of us floats a little too … (16 comments)

richmond va real estate: Real Estate Agents and Vacations - Iberostar Grand in Riviera Maya - 10/05/14 12:10 AM
Real Estate Agents and Vacations - Iberostar Grand in Riviera Maya When Luke and Caitlyn, our boy/girl twins, were just 2.5 years old, my husband and I jetted off to the Iberostar resorts in Riviera Maya, Mexico for a little R&R. We initially booked at the Lindo, the level "3" resort at Iberostar but were immediately upgraded to the Mayan, which is a level 4. I think the man checking us in could tell we REALLY needed a break in paradise and hooked us up!
Staying there was great and just beyond the walkway was the top level, the 5th level, … (15 comments)

richmond va real estate: The Hand Written Letter in Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/25/14 09:50 PM
The Hand Written Letter in Richmond VA Real Estate Spring of 2013 was an amazing time in Richmond VA real estate. Rates were super low at approximately 3.25%, buyers were coming out of the wood work, and inventory was limited. This caused the perfect storm for multiple bid situations and homes selling for over asking price. So, how do you make your offer stand out?
A Letter from the Heart of the Buyer to the Seller Some may suggest that a buyer write a personal, HANDWRITTEN note to the seller detailing why they should select their offer over the others. This is … (21 comments)

richmond va real estate: You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/22/14 10:03 PM
You've Been Diagnosed with HGTV Syndrome - Richmond VA Real Estate HGTV is a fun escape for many of us and a glimpse into the world of all things real estate and DIY. Even though I can work up to 80 hours a week as a Richmond VA Realtor, I still can't help myself and indulge in an episode of House Hunters, Property Brothers, and Flip or Flop, from time to time. However, being in the business allows me to take each program with a grain of salt. For example, in real life it often takes more than 3 homes for a client … (152 comments)

richmond va real estate: The Dave Ramsey Effect on Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/17/14 09:53 PM
The Dave Ramsey Effect on Richmond VA Real Estate The other day I was on one of my various social media sites and a fellow agent posted about having three cash closings in the last month. The agent then asked, "Is this a new trend? With Interest rates so low, why not use financing?" As I watched people make comments about how the client should have used financing, maybe they were leveraging the best deal with cash then planning on refinancing, and so forth, I had my own comment: "A lot of Dave Ramsey followers out there. Maybe people are just … (18 comments)

richmond va real estate: What's My Richmond VA Home Worth? - 09/16/14 10:03 PM
What's My Richmond VA Home Worth?  Ever since the real estate market bubble burst many years ago, this has been a question many want-to-be sellers have been asking themselves: What's My Richmond VA Home Worth?
The good news is the Richmond VA real estate market has seen significant growth over the past two years and those who have been sidelined for awhile are now able to get off the bench and score that new home they have been dreaming about! 
While nothing beats the experience, knowledge, and expertise of a Richmond VA Realtor, the RVA Home Team has a new property valuation tool to … (6 comments)

richmond va real estate: Can I Take Back My Offer on a Home? Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/14/14 03:48 AM
Can I Take Back My Offer on a Home? Richmond VA Real Estate Buyer's remorse is very common, especially when it involves a large sum of money. Before making an offer to purchase a home you need to make sure you are 100% committed to home ownership. After all, a real estate contract is a legally binding agreement and should be taken seriously. With that said, many ask, "Can I take back my offer on a home?" The answer is YES here in the Richmond VA area.
How Can I Rescind My Offer on a House? Once you make an offer … (12 comments)

richmond va real estate: Givers Gain, Building a Business Upon Relationships - 09/08/14 10:12 PM
Givers Gain, Building a Business Upon Relationships When I was in 9th grade I was the Co-Captain of the Majorettes squad while my best friend at the time was the Captain. We worked all summer preparing new routines and practicing them with our fellow majorettes. It was a fun time in my life and a time in which I learned an important lesson - Givers Gain.
See, for each football game one majorette was selected to do a solo routine in the middle of the diamond formed by the marching band. You had to try out and it was kind of a … (10 comments)

richmond va real estate: It Isn't Over Until the Fat Lady Sings at the RVA Home Team, Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/02/14 10:15 PM
It Isn't Over Until the Fat Lady Sings at the RVA Home Team, Richmond VA Real Estate This past June a friend referred me a new client who needed to get their property sold. I immediately set up an appointment, we met, and listed the house ASAP. It took about 3 weeks to put the home under contract and the transaction was moving along quiet nicely. 
The inspection revealed very little, and although it took a little negotiating, both the buyer and my seller came to a meeting of the minds. Now all that was left was closing, which was TWO … (9 comments)

 
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