buyers edge: Exclusive Buyer Agents in Rosslyn Virginia - 04/11/15 07:47 AM
Live in Rossylyn-Walk to Dinner in Georgetown
In fact, that's exactly what we are doing this evening. Good friends of ours bought a condominium in Turnberry Towers in Rosslyn Virginia. Marshall and I cannot wait to see how they've decorated the place and the view is spectacular! 
 
This evening, we plan to walk across the Key Bridge and have dinner somewhere in Georgetown-talk about a convenient commute to Washington DC. 
 
If you are looking for a home in Rosslyn Virginia, call us! We are Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge. Licensed Realtors in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC on the home buyer's side 100% of … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Exclusive Buyer Agents in Bethesda Maryland - 04/10/15 05:05 AM
Buying a Home in Bethesda Maryland
Exclusive Buyer Agents are Home Buyer Advocates
When we bought our home, we worked with Exclusive Buyer Agents with Buyer's Edge. After all, we wanted the best home and neighborhood for our son & daughter.  A good friend told us exclusive buyer agents look out for your best interest. He was right. 
Today, we work for Buyer's Edge serving home buyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Fully licensed Realtors, I am an Associate Broker in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, dedicated to serving Home Buyers 100% of the time. 
 
 
 Bethesda Maryland is home to the National Institutes of Health … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Exclusive Buyer Agents in Takoma Park Md - 04/08/15 09:56 PM
Takoma Park is a city in Maryland & Washington D.C.
 
 
When you are buying a home in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Virginia, you hope to buy a home in a vibrant community. Takoma Park Maryland and Takoma Park Washington DC residents are passionate about their town. For one thing, Takoma Park has counter culture roots. Back in the 60's, Takoma Park looked like a mini version of Haight Street in San Francisco. 
Today, the city still has a post-hippy vibe but with business booming. The tree lined streets with Victorians and stately old homes are updated and home prices are on the rise. You can … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Home Buyers and the Animals They Love - 04/08/15 05:44 AM
We Love Our Animals
70 to 80 million dogs & 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States
 That's according to data from the ASPCA it's clear-we LOVE our pets! Most animal owners consider their pets a member of the family.
Here's a member of our pride- Fu Henderson. Fu, named by our son after a character in a book, was literally a handful when we rescued him. He was a feral kitten living near an abandoned farm. He was so small we bottle fed him and look at him now! Fu is a Maine Coon cat. Maine Coon's are known for being large and fluffy.
So here's Fu, … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Would You Buy a House without a Living Room? - 04/07/15 02:54 AM
Are Formal Living Rooms History?
In the Greater Washington DC area, we are witnessing a shift in the way we use the rooms in our homes. In fact, over the last decade walls have literally come down. Gone are the days when a suitor would wait in a parlor or formal living room. Today, it's all about open space-flow from kitchen to family room to porch or deck.
We have large entertainment spaces not separate rooms for certain activities.
Our home buyers are asking about the "extra room" in the front of the house. One client measures formal living rooms to see if they … (42 comments)

buyers edge: Ellicott City Maryland close to Baltimore & Ft. Meade - 04/06/15 01:28 AM
Ellicott City Maryland is part of the Baltimore Washington DC area
 
Founded in 1772, Ellicott City is a true Maryland treasure. In 1771, four Quaker brothers moved to the beautiful area along the Patapsco River and founded Ellicott Mills which became one of the largest mills on the East coast.  
Today,  Historic Ellicott City maintains a connection to it's unique history. Over the last decade, Ellicott City has ranked 4 times as one of "20 Best Places to Live in the United States"   Stone and brick buildings line Main Street, with a few cobblestone side streets to add more … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Looking for Exclusive Buyer Agents - 04/04/15 10:13 AM
Are you an Exclusive Buyer Agent?
Buyer's Edge is an exclusive buyer brokerage serving Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia home buyers. As licensed Realtors-we give home buyers full representation. 
Most of our new clients have read a book on How to Buy a Home or an online article that touts the advantages of working with Exclusive Buyer Agents. However, some home buyers have never heard of a Buyer Brokerage or how it could be to their advantage. 
Realtors with Buyer's Edge have access to all home listings but no homes to sell. Buyer's Edge will never show or sell you a company … (2 comments)

buyers edge: #LivingWashingtonDC - 04/02/15 10:54 PM
Advantages of Living in the Nations Capitol
#LivingWashingtonDC
 
Washington D.C. is beautiful in the Spring!  I took part of the day off yesterday to be a tourist. My daughter and I toured the National Gallery of Art, the American History Museum, the Sculpture Garden, the Hirshhorn and the Freer & Sackler Galleries. That's where we met this guy..... 
He's about 8 feet tall and as you can see, pretty darn intimidating! The Freer & Sackler Galleries display amazing art from Asia. There are Buddha statues and busts dating back to 350-500 AD. The building has a central garden & courtyard which is where we … (0 comments)

buyers edge: Associate Broker with a Radio Past - 03/31/15 04:40 AM
Licensed Associate Broker with a 20+ career in Radio & Voice Overs
 
Like so many women and some men, I changed my name when I married. In most cases, this is not a big deal. Many people hyphenate their name making it easy for friends to track them down.  
In my case however, it was a bit of an identity crisis
For 20++ years, I had a radio career. I was 17 years old when I landed my first radio job, and it was a fluke. I was a Music/Undecided major in college and saw a handwritten sign that read, 
"Can you pronounces these names: … (4 comments)

buyers edge: Do I Need A Real Estate Agent? - 03/26/15 10:40 AM
Excellent question, especially for home buyers
Here's a brief outline of our services, exclusively for people buying homes 
 
What We Do - 
Provide information with automatic updates from the Multiple Listing Service to ensure you have accurate, up-to-date data on homes of interest. This typically happens after we map out neighborhoods and home styles. This can be a changing process. We have clients start searching for homes in Maryland and end up buying in Virginia! Line up house tours and offer advice as you tour homes. It's critical to have an experienced unbiased real estate agent on your side as you decide if … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Should I Remodel My Kitchen? - 03/24/15 07:20 AM
Should I Remodel My Kitchen?
 Seeing Beyond the Kitchen You Buy
 
We often talk about how fortunate we are to work with educated home buyers. Educated-meaning most of our clients have done a little research on how to buy a home. This includes:
Talking to a mortgage lender to learn what loan packages will be best for you
Writing a "must have" list meaning what a home has to have for you to be happy
Learning about neighborhoods & daily commutes to have an idea of where you want to live
The couple who graciously let us show off their kitchen remodel are first time … (2 comments)

buyers edge: What Is Radon? - 03/19/15 06:54 AM
 
 
What Is Radon?  
Marshall Henderson, Exclusive Buyer Agent with Buyer's Edge
gives his perspective on radon. It can be found all over the Greater Washington DC area. Good information for home buyers. Radon gas is oderless colorless and dangerous. Be an informed buyer and know what options are available to you when buying a home. 


 
Exclusive Buyer Agents advocate for home buyers. I'm an Associate Broker with Buyer's Edge and Marshall has fourteen years experience as an Exclusive Buyer Agent. We bought our home with Buyer's Edge, talk about your satisfied customers! Marshall and I … (9 comments)

buyers edge: Can I Read Condo & HOA Documents Before Writing A Contract? - 03/16/15 11:05 PM
Can I Read the HOA Documents Prior to Writing a Contract?
 
Our client asked this question last week. The answer, in short-No. But it is a reasonable questions to ask. After all, if you will be expected to live by certain rules, you should know what those rules are, right? Yes, you should and you will have access to condo documents and HOA paperwork after your contract is ratified. * 
 
 Buyer Review Deadlines for Condo, Co-op, HOA & Timeshare Documents
Virginia Laws-When a Co-op unit is being sold by an owner to a buyer, the purchase contract is voidable by the purchaser for … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Relocating to Ft. Meade, Ft. Belvoir, Walter Reed - 03/15/15 10:39 AM
Military Move to Washington DC
Relocating to Ft Meade, Ft. Belvoir & Walter Reed
 
Marshall and I are working with a client who is moving his family from California to Ft. Meade, Maryland. He is moving next month but since his work is very demanding, he's had no time to look at neighborhoods & homes. But the biggest challenge, 
He has never been to Maryland but will buy a home here in just over a month
As daunting as this sounds, we hear this all the time. For over fourteen years, Marshall has helped military families relocate to the Greater … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Music Planet Radio Motivates! - 03/12/15 03:14 AM
Music Planet Radio 
 
If you grew up in the Greater Washington DC area-there is a good chance you know Cerphe.
While lots of local radio dj's have come and gone....  
Cerphe is a Washington DC Radio Legend

Cerphe started his career on WHFS radio station. By carefully choosing the music for his radio show, he built a loyal following of fans who are tuning in today at  MusicPlanetRadio. Cerphe has interviewed Robert Plant, Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison and Elton John, just to name a few biggies. Last summer he hosted … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Buying a Home-Don't Settle for Less - 03/04/15 08:00 AM
 Buying a Home?
 Don't Compromise your "Must Have" list
 
Buying a home is an emotional adventure. Don't think so? Tune up your listening skills.  
As Exclusive Buyer Agents, we only work for home buyers. 
Here's what we're hearing:
"I have to have a big back yard. I have great childhood memories of playing in my back yard when I was a kid" "You know how people love to hang out in the kitchen? I want that for us- friends, family all cooking and laughing together." "Growing up with 4 brothers in a house with one bathroom was impossible. I … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Buying A Home in the Big Freeze - 03/01/15 09:50 AM
Winter Storm Warning in Effect...
 
We have had a long cold winter in Washington DC.
I cannot remember a time in years past when the ground was snow covered for weeks.
My clients really want to buy a home and I really want to help but bad weather, for the past two weekends, has hampered our efforts. So despite the forecast for snow and freezing rain, we set out to tour eight houses.
We didn't get very far.
Driving in snow is a challenge but driving on ice is Crazy! Traveling at 45 mph on the ICC, a new highway … (2 comments)

buyers edge: Need More Willpower? - 02/25/15 11:39 PM
Willpower Can Be Learned
 
Roy Baumeister, a Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, is famous for his research on self-control, motivation, aggression and self-defeating behaviors. He's written or co-written 30 books on these subjects and offers excellent insight into why we do what we do.  
What Does Willpower Have to Do With Real Estate?
Turns out, willpower, self esteem, motivation and many of our behaviors dramatically impact our work.  Let's break it down:
Motivation - Real Estate Agents do not just show up for work. Our success is linked to our drive and motivation. If we just "show up" there is no … (7 comments)

buyers edge: Top 5 Business Marketing Tools - 02/19/15 11:45 PM

Top 5 Business Marketing Tools
Begin with Passion
You feel it in the way they write, speak and photograph their story. Whether you like what they love or not-there is no mistaking pure 
Passion
Virginia, the creator of LiveLoveDIY.com is passionate about creating do-it-yourself projects for the home. 
She made a fabric head board for her bed for $50 She made her own Ballard Design Simone Bench for $5  She bought a thrift store dresser for $50 & created a gorgeous dresser Virginia passionately blogs about her life, her projects and her clever home designs 
Commitment
Shawn Achor, the creator of … (8 comments)

buyers edge: Buyer Agent Advice on Selling a Home-Part Deux - 02/16/15 08:07 AM
Exclusive Buyer Agents Insights On Selling a Home

We understand that preparing a home for sale can be challenging.  We have a good friend who is a listing agent and he shares his stories-
the home owner won't clear out the junk from their house or yard  the home owner insists that the Zillow Zestimate should be the list price the owners massive dog is Always in the home  We know you have stories to tell.
However, after spending several hours house hunting with clients in Maryland today, Marshall & I offer our advice-Part Deux, for your consideration.
Why Part … (3 comments)

 
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Victoria Ray Henderson

Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

Bethesda, MD

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