Categories for Seller Advice

Top 10 Selling Tips

Yes, this is trite and cheesy but it is TRUE. If you have been thinking about selling, chances are you have been checking your home value online (repeatedly). And I am sure that you have been debating what you need to do in regards to updates, fixes or replacements and ...

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Sell It Yourself?

The market is so hot, why not just sell your house yourself and save money on commissions? I can understand why homeowners think selling their home on their own is a great way to save money. However, the market has shown that For Sale By Owners (FSBO’s) make less money ...

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A House vs. A Home

The Emotional Side of Selling There are so many emotions that come with selling a home. But once you put a home on the market, it becomes a PRODUCT and you have to view it through the eyes of a buyer. (This is tough, I know). So, when your agent ...

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Loudoun Market Update

  Here is a quick snap shot of what happened in August of 2021 compared to August of 2020.  Prices were up around 9% and average days on market was 13.  The most shocking statistic is the Months of Supply – is was under 1 month of supply.  A balanced ...

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Getting A Better Deal

As a buyer, can you get a better “deal” by going directly to the listing agent? In most cases, the answer is no. Some home buyers believe that if  the seller doesn’t have to pay the buyer’s agent, they will lower the price on the home. However, the commission that ...

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Q2 Loudoun Market Report

Housing Market Conditions • There were 2,676 homes sold in Loudoun County during the second quarter, a 43% increase from last year. • Home prices are rising rapidly throughout the county. The second quarter median sales price was $635,000, which is 20% higher than a year ago, a gain of ...

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How To Buy Before You Sell

Have you been thinking about moving, but not sure how you can buy a new home without selling your current home? Good news! There are several financial options that would allow you to buy before you sell.  This is extremely helpful in a market like ours, where inventory is low. ...

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Market Data for 20165 – Sterling

The Dulles Area Association of REALTORS® just released the May 2021 statistics for Loudoun County.   For the 20165 area of Sterling, we have seen a 15% increase in median sales price compared to May of 2020.   Now we are starting to see more inventory coming to market.  In ...

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Why Aren’t There Enough Homes?

Baby Boom + Pandemic + Very Low Interest Rates = Not Enough Homes to Meet the Demand We have been hearing for months about how low housing inventory is. But why? Babyboom According to the latest census, about 30 years ago there was a significant baby boom. And now, there ...

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