Market... Shmarket!

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate

Ahhhh beep beep.... awwww toot toot! Ya'll know the song.  I am about to toot my own horn.

Today I settled on a house in Capitol Heights.  Capitol Heights is not known for high priced properties, but I just sold this house for the highest price EVER in the Bradbury Heights section of Capitol Heights.... AGAIN!  Yep.  I sold this house before for 50K less - less than a year ago and was the highest sale THEN.  So if you have anyone who is wanting to sell their house and is worried that it won't go because of the market or competition - I am feelin' froggy so send them my way.  There are only 5 properties in the city of Capitol Heights that are on the market now that are more expensive than the one I just sold - for full price might I add - and there are 192 on the market for less.

Now it was no million dollar house, but as always, I gave it my million dollar treatment:

  • Video on YouTube, Google, & MySpace
  • Glossy full color postcards
  • Emails & Calls
  • Open Houses (every weekend until it was under contract)
  • Listing in the MLS and therefore on hundreds of websites
  • Magazine ads
  • Placement on my DVD

Any referrals that you have for the Washington DC area, I am licensed in DC and MD, just give me a call at 202-528-3942 or email me at

Would you like to see the video of the house? Click here to check it out on YouTube!

Looks STAGED doesn't it?!?!? I'd love to hear your comments on the video... You can hear my voice. That is me doing the narration on the video.




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Comments (11)

Lisa Balsom
Hometown Realty - Ashland, VA
Accounting Manager, Hometown Realty RVA


That is one impressive marketing piece! I can see how that method would work with some our listings here. I would certainly send any MD/DC referrals your way! My list of agents in surrounding states to refer to is growing every day...When it rains it pours :)


Apr 27, 2007 01:31 PM
Yvonne Root
rooms b.y. root - Prescott, AZ
Home Stager - Northern Arizona
Eva, You are one of the few who could pull of the YouTube. You have a beautiful voice! Congratulations on your sale. Pat, Pat and Toot, Toot!
Apr 27, 2007 01:56 PM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

Do you have a program that helps you do the wonderful movie??

Very looks like a hollywood producer did it!!

I liked the way scenes faded in and out.... very nicely done, Eva....

Apr 27, 2007 02:07 PM
Jeannie Kontis
Lancaster, PA
Very nicely done!  I haven't done YouTube yet.... at least not for real estate (although I have videos of my puppies on there!)  It's definitely something that I've been planning on researching some more.  You did a great job!
Apr 27, 2007 02:46 PM
Mark Lickteig
Mlend - Frederick, MD
That's awesome!!!  Never thought of using it that way.  Glad to see there are still some hard working and caring people in the business.  Great presentation.
Apr 27, 2007 05:19 PM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Eva it looks fabulous what a great job. What program do you use to create it?
Apr 27, 2007 07:38 PM
Sandra Hughes
Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia - Fairfax, VA
Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia
Eva,  Thought your presentation was great.  Do you normally stage your homes as well, I didn't see that listed? 
Apr 28, 2007 01:11 AM
Don Fabrizio-Garcia
Fab Real Estate - Danbury, CT
Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate

Eva - that video is fantastic - I'm sure it really makes you stand out.

Will you share with us how you made it?

Apr 28, 2007 03:19 AM
Eva Wilson
Long & Foster Real Estate - Camp Springs, MD
BS, GRI - DC Metro Area - Home Marketing Specialist: The DVD Lady

I use a variety of programs for the videos.  There are a lot out there, you can get pretty simple ones at Circuit City - and just practice!  My husband takes care of most of that - he has a company that does it... I'll get him on here soon to let you know how it works!

Thanks for the congrats all - you are all so supportive! :)

Oh, and it wasn't staged.  My sellers are JUST THAT FANTASTIC!!! It was always clean and very well taken care of.





Apr 30, 2007 03:08 AM
Ava Anderson
A-Z Atlanta Realty - Snellville, GA
Selling Atlanta from A-Z!
Thanks for sharing your marketing piece with us.  You've made me want to use YouTube.  Can you provide us with the names of some of the programs you use?
Apr 30, 2007 03:17 PM
Eva Wilson
Long & Foster Real Estate - Camp Springs, MD
BS, GRI - DC Metro Area - Home Marketing Specialist: The DVD Lady

That is my husbands business.  If anyone is interested, I can forward his info to you.  I'll get him on here soon enough so that everyone can benefit from what he does. I'll try to get him on here within the week.  His services are clearly in demand!!!



Apr 30, 2007 03:24 PM