advice for sellers: Summer Décor: How to Make the Most Out of Patriot Pride! - 01/26/17 11:05 AM
Summer Décor: How to Make the Most Out of Patriot Pride!
Summer is filled with times to celebrate how GREAT it is to be an AMERICAN with the unofficial start of Summer being Memorial Day, then Fourth of July and lastly Labor Day. Here are a few ways to get your home and yard looking ready for these holidays.
Use denim in your design: A through pillow or table cloth in denim is the perfect background or accent piece for accentuating your patriotic side. 
The American Flag: There are plates, cups, napkins, placemats, etc. that have an American flag picture on it. … (0 comments)

advice for sellers: The "Big Six" Home Selling Factors - 08/02/11 07:16 AM
Many times sellers sit and wonder "Why isn't my house SOLD by now?"  Karen Kruscha offers an excellent answer to this very question. One person can not control ever factor of selling a home but it's up to your Realtor to offer you advice on the factors you control and explain how the current market will effect the sale of your home.
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Popular Prince William County subdivisions to consider are Eagles Pointe, Wellington, River Falls, Saratoga Hunt, Winding Creek, Lake … (0 comments)

advice for sellers: Go Where The Money Is....Price to be Found! - 01/18/11 12:33 AM
Go Where The Money Is....Price to be FOUND!
Recently, I read an article in the Realtor magazine that reflected thoughts I had already read here in the Rain.  The article was about pricing a home to sell. One of the points being made was that homes shouldn't be priced at $199,000 because these properties were not being seen by buyers searching in the $200,000-$250,000 price range. I have to respectfully disagree with this concept. Yes, I'm sure there might be a few neighborhoods where this theory might apply but I don't think it's in my neck of the woods in Farmville … (6 comments)

advice for sellers: DANGER, DANGER: DON'T OVERPRICE YOUR HOME!! - 01/16/11 02:51 AM
Okay, you've decided to sell…but for how much. Yeah, you want to make as much money as possible but beware…don't overprice it could cost you in the long run! How you ask?
Top Problems of Overpricing
Limiting prospective buyers – Buyers usually know their price range and most buyers and their agents don't search out of the price range they can afford.
Miss out on the big splash – Homes get the most traffic in the first 30 days. So if you price high, planning to drop later you will lose out on … (16 comments)

advice for sellers: 9 Improvements that SELL!! - 01/14/11 12:06 AM
Improvements that SELL!!
Let's face it selling a home in today's market can take something many of us don't have - Time.  While you're anxiously awaiting that call with an offer, you may be feeling helpless and stressed, wondering what can I do?? Well the answer is simple…HOME IMPROVEMENT!
Now wait, I can hear you thinking … I'm not spending one more dime on this place. There are A LOT of homes on the market, and you want yours to sell right??? If you're like most of us you have a mortgage payment and every month you don't sell is payment.  So … (15 comments)

advice for sellers: Or....Watch Your Chances of Selling Go Up in Smoke! - 01/11/11 08:02 AM
Seller's Etiquette: Dos & Don'ts of Selling Your Home
In today's market buyers have more of a selection than ever!  This means homeowners that want to sell need to be ever vigilant of their home and the actions they take to prepare for their house to be shown. Not preparing properly can be viewed not only as rude but can actually keep people from viewing or buying your house and you chances of selling your home dwindle. So what is the social etiquette needed for today's seller you ask…here are some Do's and Don'ts to follow to sell your property.
·         Be … (25 comments)

advice for sellers: Have You Done Your Homework? Who Priced Your House? - 12/28/10 03:46 AM
Have You Done Your Homework To Determine Price?
We've all had this conversation at one time or another....a potential client came into my office a few weeks ago and sits down to discuss listing their home.  But the first question they had was not about the services I can offer them but rather about other prices they had been given. It seems my potential client/friend had already spoken with another realtor that was a friend of the family that had quoted them a very low price and another agent that had suggested a price that was higher and more in line … (2 comments)

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