leesburg: IN SEARCH OF: Homes wanted in Fairfax and Loudoun County - 05/24/13 04:25 AM
“IN SEARCH OF… Buyer Needs” is a weekly post listing the types of properties my clients are looking for…. If you own property like this, please reach out to me.
Today is Friday, May 17th, and I have clients in search of the following types of properties….
Rental Investment Properties: I am working with multiple investors who are looking to purchase homes in the Dulles region (Fairfax/Loudoun Counties) to be used as long term rentals. They would find homes that are already occupied with great tenants to be of particular interest. Any property where the “numbers work” would be considered, but … (0 comments)

leesburg: In Search Of: Homes Wanted in the Northern Virginia Area - 05/17/13 03:45 AM
“IN SEARCH OF… Buyer Needs” is a weekly post listing the types of properties my clients are looking for…. If you own property like this, please reach out to me.
Today is Friday, May 17th, and I have clients in search of the following types of properties….
Rental Investment Properties: I am working with multiple investors who are looking to purchase homes in the Dulles region (Fairfax/Loudoun Counties) to be used as long term rentals. They would find homes that are already occupied with great tenants to be of particular interest. Any property where the “numbers work” would be considered, but … (0 comments)

leesburg: Building Wealth By Owning Real Estate: Five Lessons for Us All - 05/06/13 03:02 AM
"Building Wealth By Owning Real Estate: Five Lessons for Us All" is the blog series I just completed.   These tidbits and antecdotal stories are the stories of my life, but they have served me well, and I am on the way to where I want to be financially; despite enduring some trying times financially as a family (which we've done without too much suffering).  I hope you'll read the short stories, and commit the lessons to memory.  Let them guide you in your real estate decisions.  You won't be sorry.
Lesson #1: Real Estate Always Has Value:  It was 1975, … (0 comments)

leesburg: Types of Real Estate Investments - 09/17/12 11:34 PM
There are lots of different “types” of real estate investments. You can invest in land for long term hold, commercial property and so on. However, since I am primarily a residential REALTOR, this post is about different types of residential real estate investing.
The first time I learned about real estate investing I was 4. My dad had built 4 houses for a developer on Vale Road in Oakton. The market was terrible and when he was done, the builder owed him about $70,000. But he could not pay because he could not sell the houses. Eventually, he came to my … (0 comments)

leesburg: 10 Things Sellers Should Know About Short Sales (2012) - 08/15/12 09:20 AM
Here are 10 things everyone who is “under water” on their home should know:
1. If you owe more on your home than it’s worth, you can still sell in most cases, even if you do not have the money to pay the balance of the loan. This is called a short sale. 2. If you do a short sale, in most cases lenders are processing these fairly quickly – from listing to close can be as little as 60 days, 90-120 days is more common. 3. Most lenders will stop the foreclosure process if you are working on a short … (0 comments)

leesburg: Open Houses, Loudoun County, August 5, 2012 - 08/04/12 05:24 AM
Looking for the list of open houses in Loudoun County for Sunday August 5, 2012?  Just click here - I'll show you all 76, plus two of my favorites.
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leesburg: Lookin' For Land (Loudoun County) - 06/22/12 11:19 AM
I have clients that are lookin’ for land… building lots of 3+ acres in the Loudoun area… Hamilton, Leesburg, and Purcellville.
Do you have land you’d like to sell? I sure would like to hear from you!
Vicky Chrisner, REALTOR
Selling Homes and Land in Loudoun County and the Dulles Area
703.669.3142
MyAgentVicky@Gmail.com
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leesburg: How Can I Buy A House When I Still Need To Sell The One I Have? - 06/14/12 01:09 PM
A consumer asked me... "If I have a house I need to sell before I can buy another home, how can I do it? What comes first?"
It's sort of like the chicken and the egg conundrum.
In a buyers market, a buyer may be able to negotiate with a seller to enter into a contract that is contingent on the buyer selling their own home (this is called a home sale contingency). In these cases, though, it presents a risk to the seller, and their agent will help them to evaluate that risk so they can decide if they … (1 comments)

leesburg: As the Market Recovers, Appraisals Lag Behind - 06/02/12 12:27 PM
Today as I was discussing an appraisal issue with a couple of fellow practioners, I learned that appraisals are suddenly becoming more of an issue.  And, unlike a year ago, it's not really because appraisers that don't know the market place, but more because of the market changes.  A year ago, 6 months ago, we had a lot more distress sales in the market....and the "traditional" sellers had to compete with the distress sales in order to be able to sell.  But for the past 6 months things have been absolutely ROCKING and there has been upward pressure on sales prices... … (1 comments)

leesburg: Can I Have More Than One Agent? - 06/01/12 01:52 PM
A Consumer Asked: Can I have more than one agent?
Hmm... The short answer: Maybe, but not if you're *my* client.
But let's back up a bit. When you begin working with an agent, there's an important discussion that should be had - right up front. It's about the difference between being a client and a customer. (Yes, there is a legal difference.) If it's determined that you will hire that agent to be your agent, then you will likely be asked to hire them exclusively. This means you will be asked to pledge your loyalty (in writing via a contract … (1 comments)

leesburg: SOLD! Subdivision in Leesburg, VA - 05/29/12 10:24 AM
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leesburg: What, No Cookies? - 05/23/12 10:52 PM
I have been working with some buyers for several months... We have looked, and looked, and looked at homes.... Foreclosures, Short Sales, Vacant Homes, Model Homes, you name it. From the time we first entered a model home, the client commented "What, no cookies?" It's true... gone are the days where you can count on getting fresh baked Otis Spunkmeyer cookies at any model home.
This became the joke... Every house we went in, someone would comment "It's nice, but there are no cookies." Or something like that. Earlier this week, I showed them 2 homes that they really really liked, … (4 comments)

leesburg: HomesinLoudoun: Taste Test Tuesday - 04/11/11 02:58 PM
On my real estate Facebook page every Tuesday I chose a few homes to showcase what is available at various price points.  This week, I have selected 3 homes from Loudoun County which are all currently for sale at a price of $450,000.  Do any of them suit your fancy? Which one is more in line with your personal tastes?  Become a fan of The Real Estate Whisperer on Facebook and let us know!  On Tuesday evening, we'll tell you where they are and give you more details.  Join in the conversation! www.Facebook.com/TheRealEstateWhisperer Looking for a home in Loudoun County?  I … (0 comments)

leesburg: RUN ME HOME (To benefit Lo Co Foster Care & Adoption) - 04/07/11 09:39 AM
Keller Williams Realty supports "RUN ME HOME", an event to benefit children in Loudoun County by raising awareness and funding for Loudoun County Foster Care and Adoption. When: Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:30am Distance: 5K, 10K, and Kids Fun Run Course: The race features a fast and scenic course in Historic Leesburg, VA running along the W&OD trail.  More information: Facebook @ Run Me Home or http://www.runmehome.com/ The event is being coordinated by Brian Whritenour, Founder of Run Me Home and a fellow Keller Williams agent from our Loudoun Gateway Office. … (0 comments)

leesburg: Little League Kicks Off Season at Good Times Park (Leesburg VA) - 04/02/11 04:51 AM
Central Loudoun Little League held opening day ceremonies, despite the threat of rain, this morning at Good Times Park in NE Leesburg. There are 976 kids registered in CLLL this year, which includes 22 coach pitch teams. Little League is open for kids aged 4 to 12.  Last year, Little League adopted a rule allowing children as young as four years old to join.  Loudoun just adopted the rule this year. FETCH, the Loudoun Hounds mascot, came out to help inspire and motivate during the Opening Day Ceremonies.  The kids loved meeting him personally.
See more photos at www.Facebook.com/LeesburgVA
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leesburg: The Leesburg Real Estate Scene in 2011-Recovery Underway! - 03/24/11 08:10 AM
We're well into 2011 and the market is very different than a few years ago.  In 2008, almost the only properties selling were REOs.   By 2009/2010, the banks had seen the value in working with short sales and had enough trained staff that they were able to start processing the requests in enough time to avoid foreclosure and actually get to the closing table.  In order for production builders to stay in business, they had to keep building, but they had to adjust their price and product.  This meant they needed to renegotiate deals with investors, the localities and their lenders.  … (0 comments)

leesburg: Creating The Best Curb Appeal - 03/21/11 09:39 AM
You've heard it before... when it comes to selling, curb appeal is 50% of the sales process.  To really understand that, you need to understand the home buying process. Most buyers will see an ad - online or in print - for your home, before they visit.  Almost always there is going to be at least one picture, and the one most prominently displayed is the exterior front picture.  They will decide to look at the ad, or not, in one second when they see the picture of your home.  If the buyer is still interested after seeing a picture and … (4 comments)

leesburg: Do I Need To Repaint? - 03/19/11 10:33 AM
“I will be putting my house on the market soon and I’m wondering~ Do we need to repaint the whole house?” Common question; but the answers vary. ============= Clearly, if your home is overdue for a paint job, then yes, to get the highest amount possible for your home, you should repaint. Otherwise, I hate to give a blanket response to that question.   Many people have highly personalized décor and coordinating wall coverings; but it may not be necessary to undo all that work when you sell.  Having said that, here are some simple guidelines and tips: A VACANT HOME: … (3 comments)

leesburg: Show Me The Space, I'll Show You The Money! - 03/18/11 09:54 AM
You're putting your home on the market, you want the most money possible for your home in the least amount of time. I can help you get that. I've got a plan! But, I am going to need your help.
Step #1: Show Me The Space, I'll Show You The Money!
You're putting your home on the market...Think about that for a minute. This is not the same as dressing your home up for the holidays or a party or living in a home. This is not about the decoration, comfort or convenience. You are selling your home...and a home, after … (3 comments)

leesburg: Red Day is Coming! Red Day is Coming! - 03/17/11 05:03 AM
Red Day is coming! Red Day is coming! At Keller Williams we celebrate the birthday of Mo Anderson, who is the Vice Chairman of Keller Williams and who founded the affiliated KW Cares, a 501c3 organization, with a day called 'Red Day'. Mo is known for having a true servants heart and it shows in all she touches and in the culture of Keller Williams offices everywhere. So it is only fitting that 'Red Day' is a day of service where agents in every office internationally are encouraged to stop business as usual and dedicate their time and energy to giving … (0 comments)

 
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