Sales are on the rise in many Virginia Counties

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty 0225102565

 The numbers of homes that have sold in Prince William County have more than doubled from May to July.

If you are a buyer and you are questioning whether or not this really is a good time to buy, you need to think about 5-8 years from now and ask yourself if you are going to be one of those people kicking yourself and thinking "I should have done it then"

Homes are priced better than they have been in 4 years or more, and interest rates are still great. I am not going to lie to you and tell you that it is as easy to get a loan as it was 4 or 5 years ago, but it is not impossible. Investing in your future really is worth working on getting your credit ratings up and sometimes that can be done in just several months.

How?  Paying off some credit cards, using more cash than credit, and paying your bills on time will help to increase your credit scores before you know it.  I know some people will think "I am so far in debt that I will be 40 or 50 by the time it is making a difference."


To those people I say, You are going to be 40 or 50 anyway, so you may as well be 40 or 50 and out of debt with a home that belongs to you.

 I am getting multiple offers on my listings and I am writing multiple offers for my buyers because they either wait too long and miss out on the home, or they do not offer enough.

SELLERS ARE REALLY GETTING IT.... THE BEST WAY TO SELL YOUR HOUSE FAST IS TO PRICE IT, NOT JUST WELL, BUT AGGRESSIVELY.  When you are priced aggressively buyers are rushing in to get the deal and sellers are looking at their pick of the litter because of it. A Home going for more than list price is not uncommon today. That is GREAT news for Sellers!

It has been such an exciting time for me! I am working harder than I ever have, but I am having a great time with the challenges of this market. It is just a great time to be in the mix. Looking for the deals, finding the deals, negotiating the best deal, ALL OF IT...



Comments (4)

Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Sally, glad to hear your market is doing well. I'm noticing similar things here in my market. You're right, these prices a not going to stay this low forever. Great post!

Aug 17, 2008 05:01 AM
Sally Zatkoff
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making a Difference

MIKE- Thank you! Obviously, some buyers already know this or it would not be picking up as much as it has, but there are soooo many people waiting and they are going to miss out.  Thanks for the comment"o)

Aug 17, 2008 05:05 AM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Wish I woulda coulda are often a buyer's lament. Oh, my gosh, if ONLY I had bought in 1974, or 1984, or 1994 -- I hear it all the time. Prices are very attractive right now, interest rates are good, too. As a result, we're seeing multiple offers all over the place in Sacramento. Is your inventory dropping as well?

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Sep 24, 2008 01:46 AM
Jim Crawford
Long & Foster - Fredericksburg, VA
Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA

Great post, and so true!  This is an opportunity that cannot be passed up!

Sep 24, 2008 02:02 AM