richmond va real estate agent: 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 agent: Do I Need a Real Estate Agent? - 02/05/16 02:15 AM
Do I Need a Real Estate Agent?You've come online, found the house you want to purchase, secured your mortgage with a lender already, and have even pulled comps to have a pretty good idea of what your dream home is worth. You are probably asking yourself, do I need a real estate agent? Yes, and let's take a look WHY.
Richmond VA Real Estate Agent as a SherpaThe other night I sat down to watch a movie with my husband. "Everest" happened to be on, you know the one starring Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal? It is a fantastic movie that illustrates … (4 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: 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 agent: 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 agent: 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 agent: Why Isn't My House Selling? Richmond VA Real Estate - 01/13/15 02:26 AM
Why Isn't My House Selling? Richmond VA Real Estate Inventory is low, interest rates continue to decrease, you read buyers are coming out in droves, yet your days on market continue to rise. This likely has you asking, "WHY isn't my house selling?!" First of all, you are not alone. Unfortunately, other sellers are asking themselves the very same question. Secondly, there is a cure and every house has a buyer! Below is a probable list of why you do not see that awesome UNDER CONTRACT sign in your yard when you look out your front window. 
Location, Location, Location is … (5 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: How Does My Real Estate Agent Get Paid? - 12/08/14 09:43 PM
How Does My Real Estate Agent Get Paid? As a Richmond VA Realtor I am often asked how I am compensated for my work and time. I would say the majority of agents are commission based and that commission is USUALLY paid for by the SELLER of the property a BUYER is purchasing. However, every now and again a BUYER could be responsible for the commission of their agent, depending on the situation. Below is a break down of how a real estate agent gets paid:
The Seller Pays the Commission When a Realtor conducts a listing appointment with a SELLER, the commission … (38 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Ranch Style Single Family Home for Sale in Chesterfield Under Contract - 11/26/14 04:19 AM
Ranch Style Single Family Home for Sale in Chesterfield Under Contract  When I first met my new buyer clients they were exploring all Chesterfield County had to offer. The two things they knew for sure were: 1) they needed to move in by the end of February and 2) they strongly preferred a new construction home. As a Richmond VA Realtor, I knew that new construction homes for sale in Chesterfield could take 6 months or more to build. However, we set out on our journey to see what we could discover!
On our very first home tour we found a wonderful new construction … (11 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: 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 agent: 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 agent: Is Your Realtor Packin' Heat? - Richmond VA Real Estate - 10/11/14 11:09 PM
Is Your Realtor Packin' Heat? - Richmond VA Real Estate Last week the real estate community mourned the loss of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter. Mrs. Carter met a man, posing as a customer, at a vacant house and she never came home. After days of searching her body was found and Arron Lewis was charged with her abduction and murder. 
While we don't know all of the details, we do know that Beverly told her husband of her plans to show a property and gave him the address. That is more than some agents do. She was practicing what she thought to … (94 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Duncan Park at Sadler Walk in Glen Allen VA - 10/10/14 05:58 AM
Duncan Park at Sadler Walk in Glen Allen VA Duncan Park at Salder Walk in Glen Allen VA is all about convenience and location, location, location! These luxury, low maintenance townhomes boast 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, 42" upgraded cabinetry, stainless steel GE appliances (including a refrigerator!), and plenty of options for a stunning backsplash! In addition, a GE washer & dryer is included as well as an optional 3rd floor with balcony. 
Ryan Homes doesn't just offer luxury inside, it brings it outside as well with a standard fenced-in yard, concrete patio, sod, irrigation system, and brick … (16 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Calling an Audible - The Play for Sellers Remorse - 10/05/14 10:58 PM
Calling an Audible - The Play for Sellers Remorse  We are knee deep into the football season and many watch in anticipation if Peyton Manning will call one of his famous audibles on the field. It is a moment of excitement and anticipation, something we football fans live for in a game. Those not familiar with football may be asking, "What the heck is an audible?" Simply put an audible is when the quarterback changes direction mid-play from what the coach had instructed. Why call an audible? Because the quarterback quickly assesses the desired outcome of the play will not happen with the … (24 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: 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 agent: 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 agent: 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 agent: Buyer's Math, Richmond VA Real Estate - 09/04/14 10:12 PM
Buyer's Math, Richmond VA Real Estate I recently met with a potential seller who is thinking about listing their Richmond home for sale. After a brief tour of the property, it was evident some updates were needed. When we got down to the nitty gritty, I explained how important first impressions are and that we only get one shot.
When we were discussing the updates, the seller had common objections, AKA: common mistakes. They said they would give an allowance for certain things to be upgraded. While I think it is great that they agreed items needed a spit shine, an … (12 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Conscious Uncoupling in the Richmond VA Real Estate Market - 08/27/14 10:02 PM
Conscious Uncoupling in the Richmond VA Real Estate Market Several months ago I met with some previous clients who I had sold a new construction home to the year before. They wanted to sell their property for several reasons and wanted me to do a limited service agreement for them as they just didn't have the funds to pay a commission. I went to visit them and after talking it out, they realized they needed to hire a Richmond VA Realtor to get their home sold. We discussed pricing with a lot of back & forth, as well as the challenges of reselling … (24 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Yes, This Richmond VA Real Estate Agent is in it for the Money - 07/28/14 10:11 PM
Yes, This Richmond VA Real Estate Agent is in it for the Money Yesterday when I woke up from a blissful sleep I browsed the Yahoo homepage for the latest real estate news and articles. I do this almost every morning looking for topics of interest to share with my friends, clients, and potential customers. I post everything from DIY tips to local news to real estate trends, it is something I really look forward to! 
When I noticed the Motley Fool article titled, "It's Official: Real Estate Agents Are in it for the Money," I must admit the hairs on the back … (49 comments)

richmond va real estate agent: Buying a Home While Self Employed - 07/21/14 11:48 PM
Buying a Home While Self Employed This year my husband and I decided to purchase another investment property. If you have been reading my blog, you know we have purchased 8 properties over the last 14 years. In most of those cases the mortgage has gone into my husband's name simply because I was either still in college, didn't have a solid two year work history, or due to the fact I am self employed and it is easier to obtain a loan when you are working for someone other than yourself. Now we are in the process of purchasing another … (52 comments)

 
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