homes: Get Ready — This is Not Your Usual Spring Market! - 03/23/12 12:30 AM
It’s Going To Be More Active
Spring is officially here.  Buyers and sellers are ready once again to participate in the most active home market period of the year.  Sellers have painted everything inside and out and finished mulching their garden beds.  Buyers have drafted their wish lists, review their favorite real estate websites daily (or more frequently) for new listings, and are armed with their lender pre-approval letters.
Here is a great window of opportunity.  Know that this not your normal Spring Market.  Things are different:
Buyers have been out for weeks in the warmer-than-usual weather.  Interest rates are … (3 comments)

homes: A Federal Gem, Near The National Cathedral and Georgetown! - 10/14/11 05:33 AM
3800 Fulton Street, NW, Washington, DC  20007 MLS #DC7690818, Offered for $1,150,000 (WITHDRAWN)
This sun-filled 1920s Federal semi-detached home has been thoughtfully updated throughout.  The complete renovation, including new windows and systems, retains many of the original architectural details with a handsome contemporary flair.  There are three bedrooms, a sitting room or den, two new full and one half bathrooms, living room, dining room, foyer, central hall, abundant closet space, chef’s kitchen, and pantry. 
The home has a graceful wrap-around tiled front and side porch, which has French doors opening to it from the living room.  The tiered rear deck overlooks a large … (0 comments)

homes: Stimulating Offers from Prospective Buyers - 08/25/11 06:13 AM
Selling Clients Ask, 'What Methods Best Solicit Offers?' 
Each listing, each buyer, and each offer is different.  I apply several strategies in response to expressions of interest and to encourage potential offers to a particular listing.  I rarely have direct initial contact with buyers who are not my own clients as they are represented by their own agents, and the communication flows between buyers and their agents, and then between the listing agent and the buyer’s agent.  Buyers’ comments and negotiation strategies that would affect the advantage of buyer versus seller are confidential, as are mine with my sellers.   Nevertheless, in the … (1 comments)

homes: A Favorable Outlook for 2009 - 03/18/09 06:26 PM
Increased Activity for Buyers and Sellers 
The local Washington, DC area housing market will shape up, the economic stimulus package will have a positive effect, and the Spring market will be much better than the Fall/Winter market just ending.  All those buyers who have been waiting patiently on the sidelines are poised to take action, and they will act. 
 Traffic on the Long & Foster websites in 2009 has increased substantially (e.g. on alone, we went from 659,000 unique visitors in December to over 865,000 and 816,000 in January and February -- a 30% increase!).  So, buyers are looking, and sellers are competing to make … (8 comments)

F. Hill Slowinski, JD,  #9 Agent in Long & Foster | Christie's (Long & Foster | Christie's International Real Estate)

F. Hill Slowinski, JD

#9 Agent in Long & Foster | Christie's

Bethesda, MD

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