richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 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 realtor: 11401 Ridgegate Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | Home for Sale - 03/05/15 02:08 AM
11401 Ridgegate Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23059 | Home for Sale  
Welcome home to 11401 Ridgegate Lane in Glen Allen, VA You know that feeling you get when you try on a dress and it fits just right or when you put on a perfectly tailored suit with a handwoven tie? It is confidence, a sense of accomplishment.  That's what it is like when you arrive home to 11401 Ridgegate Lane, Glen Allen!
Upon first glance, you will be enamored with the brick front exterior, impressed by the professionally landscaped yard complete with an irrigation system, and over-joyed to find … (4 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: 179 Reasons Why Buyers Should Use a Realtor® - 01/13/15 03:07 AM
There are many moving parts to any real estate transaction and Warner Robins Realtor Anita Clark made a wonderful infographic that was just too good not to share with those looking to buy a home in Richmond Virginia!
Questions? Give me, your Richmond VA Realtor at the RVA Home Team with Keller Williams Realty Richmond West, a call today! 804-248-8207. I welcome the opportunity to assist you!
179 Reasons Why Buyers Should Use a Realtor® Let's face it, buying a home can be a frustrating and try-my-patience experience for buyers. Those that believe they know best, and think they can work … (11 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: Crime Prevention & Safety Class in Chesterfield VA - 01/12/15 12:03 AM
Crime Prevention & Safety Class in Chesterfield VA  It seems every day we turn on the news and wonder what the heck our world has come to! Many of us are searching for answers on how we can take control and feel empowered. Well, here is a great start with a class that will allow you to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. 
Safe & Secure: A Crime Prevention and Safety Class in Chesterfield VA On Thursday, January 22nd from 6PM-8PM, the Safe & Secure: A Crime Prevention and Safety Class will be held at the The Country Club at the … (7 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: Henrico County Real Estate Market Update 2014 - 01/03/15 01:39 AM
Henrico County Real Estate Market Update 2014 As part of the Richmond Virginia Metro Area, Henrico County offers plenty of choices when it comes to housing and 2014 proved to be another year of growth. Take a look at the Henrico County Real Estate Market Update for 2014:
Single Family Homes Sold in Henrico County 2014: Total Sold: 3142
Average List Price: $268,314
Average Sales Price: $263,361
List to Sales Price Ratio: 98%
Average Days on Market: 53
Townhouses/Condos Sold in Henrico County 2014: Total Sold: 780
Average List Price: $253,671
Average Sales Price: $253,913
List to Sales Price Ratio: 100%+
Average … (16 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: Luxury Lakefront Home for Sale in Hanover Under Contract! - 12/03/14 05:50 AM
Luxury Lakefront Home for Sale in Hanover Under Contract! We all dream of the car commercials becoming a reality when we see a big red bow tied to a brand spankin' new Mercedes sitting in the drive on Christmas morning. Come on, you haven't ever ONCE thought what THAT would be like? Best be honest, Elf on the Shelf if BACK! I digress...Now can you imagine having this amazing luxury lakefront home for sale in Hanover as your holiday gift?! One lucky buyer must have been on the nice list this year! So, what did they snag?
3423 Lake View Road, Mechanicsville, VA … (5 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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 realtor: First Floor Master Bedroom Home for Sale in Henrico Under Contract! - 11/24/14 02:25 AM
First Floor Master Bedroom Home for Sale in Henrico Under Contract! This lovely, contemporary style home for sale in Henrico with a first floor master bedroom is now Under Contract! First floor living has become very popular over the last few years so it is no wonder this open floor plan home in the desired Raintree community was snapped up quickly!
What does the lucky buyer receive? Four spacious bedrooms, 3 full baths, a great room with a floor to ceiling wood-burning fireplace, a cozy family room, a Florida room which over-looks the private wooded back yard, hardwood floors throughout most of the areas, a … (8 comments)

richmond va realtor: 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)

 
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