victoria henderson: Top 5 Effective Communication Skills - 05/29/18 12:43 PM
 
 
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A Successful Home Buying Experience Begins with Your Story.
Why are you buying a home? Do you have a mental picture of what that new home will look like? If so, you'll need to share this information with your buyer agent. The sooner everyone is on the same page, the faster you will find your home.
Here are a few key points for Buyer Agents to keep in mind as they work with their home buyers. 
 
1. More Listening, Less Talking-as experienced Realtors, we have important information to convey to our Buyer clients. We want to share the good and bad things we … (2 comments)

victoria henderson: Should I Test My Home for Radon? - 01/08/18 10:34 AM
Yes!
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Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.  Unlike the picture above, radon gas is colorless and odorless. Radon occurs naturally. It is the decay of the elements radium, thorium and uranium in rocks and soil. Radon seeps up through the ground and into the air. In some cases, radon dissolves into groundwater and is released when water is used (when you turn on the shower or faucet).
Radon becomes a serious health risk when it's trapped in areas without adequate ventilation.  In fact, any home that is tightly sealed with insulation … (5 comments)

victoria henderson: Completely Remodeled Home. What Does that Mean? - 10/17/17 12:35 PM
There's an expectation when you see the phrase "completely remodeled" in a home listed for sale.  
 
Remodel, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary means to change the structure, shape or appearance of something. 
 
When the phrase "completely remodeled" is used in the description of a listing, many homebuyers expect the entire house to be updated. 
But in reality, a house advertised as "completely remodeled"  could have a number of big-ticket items that are either original or close to the end of their use. In fact, we find this to be true more often than not. So with that in mind...
 
Here's what you need to look for when you see the phrase … (44 comments)

victoria henderson: Wordless Wednesday - Boston - 10/11/17 05:08 AM
Boston is Beautiful

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victoria henderson: #1 Best Advice for Selling Your Home - 10/09/17 11:28 AM
Over the weekend, I toured 24 houses for sale in Montgomery County Maryland. 
 
My buyers are ready to buy their first home! We've discussed how to buy a home and what to look for in a property. As exclusive buyer agents, we see lots of houses! So what is our best advice for selling your home? 
Clean it! 
Why is something so simple the best advice? Because dirt is a major turn off. Out of 24 houses, I saw one house was clean. Only one! And I wasn't being overly picky! I'll break down the major turn-offs for buyers. If you're house is on the … (4 comments)

victoria henderson: Buying a Home for The First Time - 10/05/17 05:42 PM
If your a little nervous just thinking about buying a house, we get it!
 Buying your first home is a serious commitment. It's likely to be the most expensive purchase in your life. So be a good boy scout and
PREPARE
 
 
 
Like any great adventure, you begin with trusted companions. You want to surround yourself with people who know what they are doing and are really good at it! As a home buyer, you need 100% loyalty from your real estate agent. Learn about exclusive buyer agents who serve only home buyers. Interview agents and make sure you are a good fit. … (2 comments)

victoria henderson: Wordless Wednesday-Mom can we get this kitten? - 10/04/17 07:27 AM

Henderson Family New Addition? 
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victoria henderson: TASTE OF BETHESDA - 09/29/17 12:50 PM

28th Annual Taste of Bethesda
50 restaurants and five stages with entertainment. Family friendly with face painting, balloons and craft activities for the kids.
DATE:  Saturday, October 7, 2017
ROAD CLOSURE HOURS 2:30 - 8:00 p.m.
EVENT HOURS:  11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PARKING:  public garages between Auburn and Del Ray Avenues, and St. Elmo & Cordell Avenues will be open
 
The Taste of Bethesda draws huge crowds. This year they're expecting 30-40 thousand people. It's a fantastic opportunity to try food from the local restaurants. 
While you are out and about, stop by our office! We would love to meet you!
We'll have Buyer's Edge giveaways, water & … (2 comments)

victoria henderson: Wordless Wednesday - Cat Nap 24/7 - 09/06/17 08:16 AM

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victoria henderson: Why "I told you so" never works - 08/04/17 05:32 AM
It feels sooo good to be right!
 
It's a little bit happy mixed with smugness and a lofty feeling of superiority. And there are so many opportunities to be RIGHT- 
The waiter/waitress screws up your order-Travesty! How dare they! Do they not know who I am! Are they really that stupid? Daughter finally breaks up with the nightmare boyfriend-You should have listened to my advice long ago!  I saw him for who he really was, if only you could have listened to me back then! Husband procastinates...again-If you had started working on this project weeks ago, when I told you, you wouldn't be up … (10 comments)

victoria henderson: Wordless Wednesday - Korean Fast Food - 07/26/17 11:44 AM

 
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victoria henderson: Welcome to the Swamp - 07/19/17 11:57 AM
#TheSwamp #ILoveDC
 
 
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victoria henderson: Is an HOA right for you? - 07/12/17 06:52 AM
 
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victoria henderson: 3 Most Frustrating Things About House Hunting Online - 06/27/17 09:22 AM
90% of home buyers have searched online for homes
according to the National Association of Realtors
So you know, first hand, how frustrating it can be to find accurate information on sites like Zillow. For real estate professionals, these online sites, full of inaccurate and misinformation, make our job very challenging. 
Just last week, I met with a new buyer client who...
couldn't understand why most of the houses she found online were not actually for sale
Her favorite house in the online picture sold 3 months ago. She was unconvinced until I showed her the Listing from the Multiple Listing Service. We went through this about a half … (4 comments)

victoria henderson: The Nightmare Neighbor - 06/20/17 10:16 AM
 Single family home, condo, co-op, townhouse....
the nightmare neighbor can lurk in any living situation. 
 
So much of the home buying process focuses solely on the house. Obviously, the house is important but it's equally important to check out your neighbors. Specifically, the neighbors who live next door or behind your home. The close proximity, sharing a fence or property line, means you will interact with these neighbors. When you find the house you want to buy, evaluate your neighbors home and yard. 
Is the house well maintained? Mowed lawns and well-maintained gardens are a good sign.  Are all their cars in working order? It's … (2 comments)

victoria henderson: Drone Roof Inspection - 06/08/17 05:40 AM
Inspect a Roof with Drone Technology
An excellent home inspector can save you thousands or dollars. By identifying problems with a home during the inspection, the home buyer can decide to move ahead or walk away from buying a home. Trained and experienced home inspectors can identify problems in a house using a variety of methods. Good inspectors are good detectives and identify problems with a visual inspection. But sometimes, it's difficult or even impossible to gain access to a roof. 
Trained and experienced home inspectors can identify problems in a house using a variety of methods including drone technology. Good inspectors are … (6 comments)

victoria henderson: Everyone Loves Garrett Park Maryland - 06/06/17 05:38 AM
What's so great about Garrett Park? 
 
Big trees, wide streets, a sweet community within walking distance to the Marc train station, Garrett Park Maryland is a popular neighborhood just outside of the Nation's Capital.
You know how you instinctively roll down your car windows when are you driving through a great neighborhood? I do this every time I'm in Garrett Park. You can hear kids playing in the park and neighbors chatting while they work in their yards. It feels like you want to walk around and explore. That's exactly what I did last weekend with home buyers who fell in love with … (0 comments)

victoria henderson: Be Prepared for Summer Weather Emergencies - 05/19/17 03:56 PM
Hurricanes, Tornado's & Thunderstorms
Summer of 2017 will have them all!  
Depending on where you live, you may need a serious plan of action. 
Expect the best and prepare for the worst, when it comes to dangerous weather this is a good idea. We live in the Washington D.C. area so hurricanes and the occasional tornado wreaks havoc in our area.  Be prepared! No matter where you live, talk to your family members and have a plan of action in case of emergency. 
Stock up on canned goods, water, and first aid supplies Keep a blade, matches & battery operated light in your emergency … (8 comments)

victoria henderson: 5 Things a Home Buyer Should Never See - 02/15/17 10:41 AM
A recent house tour ended abruptly when buyers made a mad dash out the front door. I couldn't coax them back in and there was no way they would be writing an offer on the property. 
What happened?
Oh, Rats! The Sellers left rat poison on the kitchen table and several inhumane glue mouse traps on the floor. 
Don't get me wrong, I want to know everything about a property! I just don't want to dodge vermin while I'm touring the house. 
Do You Want to Sell Your Home? 
5 Things a Home Buyer Should Never See 
Mail & Bills - Stacks of mail on the kitchen … (6 comments)

victoria henderson: The Importance of Trust - 02/03/17 04:46 PM
All good relationships begin with trust
 
When I was in the 10th grade, I transferred to a different high school. I didn't know any girls in my class so I cautiously watched the friend groups to see where I would fit in. 
In my first gym class, I was waiting, with a group of girls, for my turn to be timed in the 1/4 mile. The girls were watching another classmate zip around the track. They didn't like her and stood whispering about her until our gym teacher yelled, "Time!"
The girl walked by and I knew that she knew these girls didn't like … (8 comments)

 
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Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

Bethesda, MD

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