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Northern Virginia Home Sellers FAQs- Get Home Inspection Done Prior to Listing my Home for Sale?

This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the sellers who have never sold their home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.

Question: Should I hire an Independent Home Inspector before listing my Fairfax or Loudoun county home on the market?

Answer: Home inspections can make or break a deal a real estate deal. If you are concern that your home may have loads of issues or real estate market is soft and buyers can be very demanding or may walk away then sure hire an independent home inspection!

Question:  What are the advantages of hiring a home inspector prior to listing my home?

Answer: Inspector may be able to provide you with list of potential issues that may be reported by the buyers inspector.

However, you should be aware that home inspections are subjective.  Which means if you hire 2 different inspectors they will have their own finds about good, bad and ugly list of items to be repaired in your home.

Question: What is my risk, if I hire an inspector?

Answer: If you do decided to hire a home inspector prior to listing, he/she discovers a material deflect in the house you will be liable to disclose this to potential buyers. Example your home inspector told you about a leaking roof you are obligated to disclose this to the buyers.

 

Related Blogs Recommended Reading:

Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Open Houses are they Worth the time?

 Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Lockboxes Are they Safe & needed?

Rookie Home Sellers Q&A- Showings How it works?

Rookie Home Sellers Q&A- What is Curb Appeal?

 

Things to Do with Kids in Northern Virginia area-FREE STEM event on March 7th Herndon VA-Include Drones, Flight Simulator, Robotics!
http://actvra.in/4z2t

 

Is your child a science geek or just curious about innovative/futuristic technology?

Here is a great FREE all-day event which will include exciting exhibits, hands on activities, inspiring speakers, and panel experts who will highlight just how vital it is to engage parents, students, teachers, corporate/government execs and non-profit representatives alike in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

Date: March 7, 2015 

Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Location: The Nysmith School (13625 EDS Drive, Herndon, Virginia 20171)

Website : http://www.stemsymposium.com/

Register :  StemSymposium Registeration

Northern Virginians take advantage get out of the winter blue and attend this free event with your family!!! 

Northern Virginia Home Sellers FAQs- What is Curb Appeal?

This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the Northern Virginia sellers who have either never sold their home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.

 

Question: What is curb appeal when selling my Northern Virginia home?

Answer: When a buyers pull in front of the home they should be WOWed and curious to see how beautiful the home is from inside.. Attracting the buyers with an impressive front yard is called the curb appeal.

 Question: How do I achieve curb appeal?

Answer: You don't have to spend a lot. Cleaning up the yard, trimming the bushes, trees, painting the front door & storm door, if you have sliding power washing, fixing rotten wood are some of the ways you can make the front of the house attractive from the road side.

 Question: Its winter, do I need to have curb appeal?

Answer: Yes, it is true buyers may not spend too much standing outside and admire your curb appeal however the curb appeal is also captured in the pictures that are everywhere on the internet. With the winter weather you can need to have bright and clean light fixtures, remove dead plants, may be add a wreath to the front door to add some color. 

 Bottom line: Dressing your home inside and outside to appeal larger mass of buyer pool is in your best interest.

Related Blogs Recommended Reading:

Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Open Houses are they Worth the time?

 Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Lockboxes Are they Safe & needed?

Rookie Home Sellers Q&A- Showings How it works?
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Why Rent an Apartment When you can Rent a Town home in Gated Community in Ashburn VA 20147*2 Car Garage*$1625

Ritu Desai & Samson Properties Presents New Listing...

 

MLS #LO8560617

Address: 21797 Findon Cout Ashburn VA 20147

Year Built: 2001

List Price: $1625

Condo: Parkside at Ashburn


Schools:

Elementary School -Mill Run
Middle School -Eagle Ridge
High School -Briar Woods

   Special Features

**Immaculate three level Townhome style condo in much sought after gated community of Parkside at Ashburn.
** Brand new water heater.

** Two bedrooms + Den+ 2 Full Bath & 2 car garage.
** Large and Sun filled kitchen with huge island, track + pendant lights, pantry and tons of cabinet space, gas stove range, microwave, refrigerator & dishwasher.
** Dining off kitchen with elegant light fixture
** Sliding door leading to deck.
** Open and large family room with cozy fireplace, wall of windows, recesses lights, contemporary ceiling fan with light fixture.
** Bedroom level with two master suites and two full baths.
** Master bedroom with private bath and walk int closet.
** Laundry at bedroom level.
** Lower level with den/office.
** Two car garage.
** Ample of common area parking

** Location, Location Location** close to shopping, 267 Green way, Route 28, Waxpool Road, Dulles Mall and restaurants.

** Rental available April 1st 2015
** Pets case by case.

Community Amenities includes: tons of community amenities including exercise/gym, community center, business center, pool, tot lots, dining area, kitchen and much more.

 

 

    

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information contact Ritu Desai @ Samson Properties - 703-625-4949

 

 

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NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
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Northern Virginia Home Sellers FAQs- I am living in my home how does scheduling showing appointment works?

This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the Northern Virginia sellers who have either never sold their home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.

 Question: How do other Realtors schedule appointment to show my Northern Virginia home listing?

Answer: Depending on your Realtor this can be handled.

By phone Appointments:

This is traditional option. If you are currently living in the home your real estate agent can place you as a point of contact. So if the buyers agent wants to show your home on Thursday around 4 PM they will place a call and inform you about showing time & date. You can confirm the appointment while on the phone.

By online services:

Myself and quite a few agents I know prefer to use an online services like CSS and Showing time. The buyers agent can schedule online and the sellers gets a text message or call from the company to confirm the appointment. I personally like the text message service where my home sellers can confirm or cancel the appointment. Since many of us scheduling appointments during week day while the home seller is at work using online services helps us to avoids home seller getting a call during their business hours.

 

Question: Does my listing agent accompany the buyers & the agent?

Answer: Typically NO! Buyers are accompanied with their agents. They can talk freely without presence of any other influence from the sellers side.  They access the property using the key from the lockbox.

 

Question: Can I have restriction on showing time?

Answer:  As a local Realtor we understand while selling & living in the house can be stressful... especially when you have young ones or pets.  We had situations like : I had a home seller who had a toddler who would take a nap from 1-3 PM they restricted no showings on weekdays between that time. Or I had home owners who won't allow showing after 8 PM since it was kids bed time. Or a home owner who had pet in the house. He would drive up to take the dogs out when the appointments were schedule So they needed bit more advance notice.

However less restrictive is better. If you do have specific request discuss with your Realtor ahead of the time.

 

Question: Can I be present while the buyers are check out my home?

Answer: NOOOO!! Let the buyers connect to the home. They don't want to see you and your family lifestyle in the house. Please step out .

 

Other Blogs you may be interested in reading:

 Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Lockboxes Are they Safe & needed?

Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Open Houses are they Worth the time?

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
Northern Virginia Home Sellers FAQs-Lockboxes Are they Safe & needed while selling my home?
This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the Northern Virginia home sellers who have either never sold their home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.

 Question: Do I need a lockbox while selling my home in Northern Virginia area?

Answer: Giving a key & letting it sit in a box that hangs on the front door can be unsettling for many home owners. However, electronic lock boxes have a come a long way in terms of needs to security while selling your home.

The main purpose of lockbox is for a buyer agent to able to show the home at buyers availability rather than adding a challenge of coordinate buyer & sellers schedule. That means if the home seller is at work and buyers' wants to preview the home during lunch hour. Their agent can show the home using the key from the lockbox.

Question: Is it safe to have a lockbox on my front door?

Answer: Lockbox keys are registered under the real estate agent name at the local board. Hence, not anyone can have the key to the lock-boxes.  Once the agent access the lockbox the key is register to an online log. Your listing agent can pull up the list of showings agents name and time when they access the property.

 

Some notes about lockboxes:

1.  In the Northern Virginia area with the new system we can now add the showing time restriction so the lockbox will light DND (do not disturb) if someone tries to access during restrictive time.

2. In an event there is a necessity the listing agent can access the buyer agent log to know who came to your home and at what time.

3. Remember if something happens brokers are non-liable.

4. Please don't hide the lockbox so we (Realtor) have to walk thru muddy yard/un wanted path to access the lockbox.

5. Many home owners after the home is under contract will remove the lockbox. However if the buyer's appraiser or others need access you will have to coordinate the showings access.

 

Other Blogs you may be interested in reading:

Rookie Home Sellers Q&A- Showings How it works?

Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Open Houses are they Worth the time?

 

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
Northern Virginia Home Sellers FAQs-Are Open Houses are they Worth the time?
This blog will be part of series of commonly /frequently asked questions from the Northern Virginia sellers. These blog will help you and guide you if have never sold home or a home seller who wants to brush up the market trend in the Northern Virginia real estate market place.

 Question: Do open house worth in the Fairfax & Loudoun County real estate market place?

Answer: There are many ways to market your property for sale in the Northern Virginia real estate market. One of the way is to host an open house.

Every Realtor in the Northern Virginia area may have their opinion about the open house...some claim open houses works for them..while others think it is waste of time!

My personal opinion is it does not hurt.

Yes, it is tough to be out of the house for that many hours while your agent is hosting an open house.  However it gives an opportunity for the potential buyer to visit the home without scheduling an appointment or if the buyer agent is busy the buyers' can preview the home on their own. It also gives an opportunity for the listing agent to directly answer some of the common questions that the potential buyer or their agent may have about your home while they are at the property.

If you are totally not sold on this concept, at least let your local Realtor hold the 1st weekend open house when the property is fresh on the market.

Yes, you will get many of your curious neighbors previewing the home but if they can spread the word about your home it does not hurt!

Remember you won't be able to sell your home if you don't have showings!!!

 
 

Other Blogs you may be interested in reading:

 Rookie Home Sellers Q& A-Lockboxes Are they Safe & needed?

Rookie Home Sellers Q&A- Showings How it works?

Northern Virginia Home Sellers Do you have to Disclose Pipe Burst or Leaks?

In the Northern & Mid Atlantic area we are seeing a rise in number of pipe burst /flooding due to extreme cold winter weather.

If you are on the market or planning to be on the market had a pipe burst or flooding in your house do you have to disclose to the potential buyers in the Northern Virginia real estate market place?

 If your home is UNDER CONTRACT:

If you are in the middle of the transaction that means you have a ratified contract on your home,  Yes! absolutely you have to disclose.  You should inform all parties to the contract.  And take necessary actions as per the terms of your contract.

 If your home is Actively listed on the market:

You can take the home off the market temporary and get the problem fixed. Once resolved you may want to disclose to the potential buyers.

 Near future you are planning to list your home:

If you are not actively listed but plan to list your home in next couple of months or spring market. Do keep the information and all the details of work done. You may not disclose since the problem is fixed however if requested or problem re-arises you can share with potential buyers.

 Best policy would be honestly. If you have any continuing issues do higher right company and keep a track of all the documents and receipts.

Northern Virginia-Local County Alert System Website Information!
Northern Virginia area has seen some bizarre changes in the weather pattern over past decade. From winter blizzard weather to high winds & rain of hurricanes in the area.
if you have setup for local county alerts they will keep you up to date on the progress of closure and important information. Thanks to technology you can stay connected with alert text or emails. Here are local county site links

Alert Sign up

 

Click here for Fairfax County Alert setup

 

Click here for Loudoun County Alert setup

 

Click here for Alexandria setup

 

Click here for Arlington County setup

 

Click here for Prince William County Setup

 

 

 

In the event of Power Outage:

 

In the event of power outage DO NOT call 911 unless its a true emergency, please call your local utility provider.

 

Electricity Provider

 

Dominion Virginia Power: 1- 888-667-3000
NOVEC - Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative: 1-888-335-0500

Best way I have found connected to the local utility companies is through their twitter account.

 

Road Condition Information

 

Virginia also has a website you can look up on the road condition: Click VA511

 

 

 

Most important stay safe!!!

Photo courtesy of http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
Over 3800 sq. ft. Villa Style Town Home in Much Sough after Ashburn Village*2 Car Garage
Ritu Desai & Samson Properties Presents New Featured Listing


MLS#
LO8547502

Address
:44344 Silkworth Ter Ashburn VA 20147

 

Neighborhood/Subdivision: Ashburn Village

Year Built: 2002         HOA: $120per month.  Size: 3857 Living sq. ft.

Schools:
Elementary School- Ashburn

Middle School- Farmwell Station

High School - Broad Run

 

Features:

 

** Contemporary & magnificent villa style town home in much sough after Ashburn Village.
** End unit model offers three bedroom, den, three full and one half baths and two car
garage.
** Gleaming hardwood flooring on main level.
** High ceiling.
** Open floor plan offers living & dining room combo.
** Elegant decorative chandelier in the dining area.
** Gourmet kitchen with abundance of fine cabinet space, cook top, wall oven, refrigerator & Gorgeous sun roof off kitchen.
** Family room with cozy gas burning fireplace and wall of windows.
** Main level study perfect for home office.
** Stupendous Master bedroom with ceiling fan with light fixture, desirable huge walk in closet. Luxurious Master bath offers dual sink vanity, soaking tub & separate shower
** Convenient washer & dryer on bedroom level.
** Over sized secondary bedroom with dual vanity sink full bath.
** Fully finished basement with a den, full bath & a large open recreation room.

** Fully fenced backyard.
** Recently updated & finished garage with painted walls & floor with tons of storage cabinets.


 
Community Amenities includes:  Sports Pavilion Building, Community Center,basketball court, baseball field, soccer field, and beach volleyball pit,eight man-made lakes and ponds that are stocked with bass, sun perch, and carp and are home to ducks, geese, herons and other wildlife. ,outdoor pool,8 Tot Lots, Snow & trash removable.


Location: Close to future silver line metro, route 7, 28, Waxpool, fine dining & shopping.

Sold as is but shows very well.

 

If you would like to schedule a showing please contact Ritu Desai @ Samson Properties 703-625-4949

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
10 Important Questions to Ask while Attending Real Estate Open house in Northern Virginia
http://actvra.in/4xxY

Planning to hit the open house over the weekend in a neighborhood or the area you are eying to purchase a home or just to browse during your initial home search?

Rather than just walking in and out of the home aimlessly when you plan your next visit prepare yourself with list of questions to get most out of your visit at an open house. 

Here are ten questions you can ask the listing agent at an open house:

1. If you are not familiar with the area ask about the neighborhood amenities, HOA fees and what is included in the fees, school it falls under? Try to gather information about the local area as much as possible.

2. What are the unique features in the home compared to homes in the neighborhood?



3. What are the recent updates done in the home? Example: Kitchen has been remodeled, finished basement, deck etc.

4. How long the home has been on the market?

5. Has the seller has done any price reduction?

6. Any zoning laws or rezoning that will affect this home or neighborhood? Example past year few of our local area schools were rezoned.

7. What is the school district?

8. What is the parking situation? If you are buying a town house or a condo they may come with assigned parking or restricted parking.

9. What is the average sold price in the area for similar homes? Some agents will have pre-printed comps on the area grab a copy!

10. If you are absolutely interested in the home ask why the seller selling (which agent may not disclose) and the time line they looking to close the deal?

If are represented by a buyer agent do disclosure to the agent hosting open house. Some times the listing agent is not hosting an open house and they can get back to you and/or your agent with the correct information.

If you are seriously considering purchasing that home do speak to your Real estate agent right away!

See you at the open house!
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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
Northern Virginia Home buyer-Buy NOW or Wait till Spring Market of 2015
http://actvra.in/4xxV

For any purchaser we all want to time it right!

We have seen a slow down in the Northern Virginia real estate since late summer of 2014. Many of the home sellers have been on the market well over few months. They have braved the holidays and now the winter weather.

Northern Virginia home buyers are well aware about the rising inventory.  They are know with the drop in the interest rate many of these homes may end up getting multiple offers in spring market. Whether to wait or purchase now will depend on individual buyers situation. 

However, if you are a savvy home buyer and definitely know you will be buying a home in Northern Virginia area of Fairfax or Loudoun in 2015 then start with your homework NOW.

Start working with your local Northern Virginia Realtor on:

1. Narrowing down the area you want to buy.

2. Explore the type of home you want to purchaser.

3. Work with your lender and get your financing lined up.

4. If you are renting learn what is the early termination clause/penalty.

5. If you own a home and planning to sell or rent work with your local Realtor on the strategy.

Educating and planning would be help you be prepared for whatever the spring real estate market brings in the Virginia area.

Loudoun County Real Estate Market Report-Dec. 2014
http://actvra.in/4vkH

Surely the end of the year was spectacular for most of the Realtor® in the Loudoun County area of Norther Virginia.

While lot of home sellers in the Northern Virginia area were debating whether to keep their home active on the market or take if off for holidays...the one who decided to stay active on the market paid off. We did see an uptake in our showings across Northern Virginia area.

Buyers who were warming up to purchase by spring time are activily exploring the areas/neighborhoods and style of homes. New construction had a strong year end also.

There is a strong positive/optimist feel to the 2015 housing market for Loudoun county buyers and sellers in the Northern Virginia area.

 

 

 

Read Related blog:

DC Metro prices hit December high, annual 2014 prices only 2 percent off 2007 peak

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EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
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DC Metro prices hit December high, annual 2014 prices only 2 percent off 2007 peak

8 percent jump in December sales; Contracts up 11 percent

OVERVIEW
The Washington DC Metro Area housing market ended on a positive note in 2014, with nearly every indicator performing better than in December 2013. Closed sales increased 8.0 percent from 2013, the first year-over-year increase in 2014. Only two jurisdictions had fewer closed sales than last December: Washington, D.C. (-2.2 percent) and Alexandria City (-0.6 percent). The total number of closed sales for the year was 6.0 percent below the total number sold in 2013. However, the total number of closed sales in 2014 was above the annual totals of every year from 2007 to 2012. In December, the number of new pending contracts increased 10.8 percent from December 2013, marking the second consecutive month of year-over-year growth and boding well for next month’s closed sales count.
Inventory also increased and both active listings and new listings were higher than in December of last year. The median sales price was above its year-ago level, increasing 4.3 percent to reach the highest December-level on record. The median sales price for the calendar year increased 1.4 percent from 2013, reaching the highest level since 2007.

 

CLOSED SALES
First year-over-year increase in 2014; driven by single-family detached homes and townhomes. For the first and only time this year, closed sales increased from 2013, rising 8.0 percent, or by 293 sales. There were 3,937 closed sales, the highest December-total in eight years. Single-family detached homes led the property segments in growth and increased 12.8 percent, or by 217 sales, from last December. Townhome sales increased 8.3 percent, or by 79 sales. Condo property sales were virtually flat, falling 0.4 percent or by four sales. Compared to November, the number of total sales increased 29.7 percent, a significantly larger increase than the 10-year average November to December change of 8.3 percent.


PRICES
Highest December-level on record; prices increase for all property segments. The median sales price in the DC Metro Area was $408,000 in December. Between December 2013 and December 2014, the median sales price for the region increased 4.3 percent, or by $16,638, bringing it to its highest December-level on record. Townhome properties had the highest growth, rising 4.7 percent, or by $18,000, from last December.

 

 

NEW CONTRACTS

Second consecutive year-over-year increase; increases for all property segments.  The number of new contracts increased 10.8 percent from December for a total of 3,192 contracts.  New contracts have now risen from the prior year for two consecutive months and reached their highest December-total since 2011.  All property segments had more contracts signed this December than last, with townhomes leading the growth.  New contracts for townhomes increased 21.3 percent, or by 155 contracts, from last December.  The number of new contracts for single-family detached homes increased 8.0 percent, or by 111 contracts.  New contracts for condo properties rose 6.1 percent, or by 46 contracts.  From last month, new contracts decreased 18.1 percent, which is in line with the ten-year average November to December change of -15.5 percent.

INVENTORY

15th month of year-over-year inventory gains; double-digit gains in new December listings.  Active listings continue to rise and have now increased from the prior year for 15 consecutive months.  There were 8,267 active listings at year’s end, 19.1 percent more than the same time last year.  Active listings for townhomes had the highest increase, rising 27.5 percent.  Active listings for condos rose 19.8 percent and single-family detached homes listings ended the year up 16.0 percent.

 

 

 

Source RBI

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
Home Seller - 10 HOT TIPS While Showing/Selling Your Northern Virginia Home During Arctic Cold Winter Weather
Across the Mid-Atlantic is wrapped in the Arctic cold weather. Schools may be out but as we know business must run as usual. Northern Virginia is a unique place where we get cold winter mix that turns into ice. To maximize the potential of your home here are

Here are 10 tips to maximize the motivated buyers who are dreading the cold weather to see YOUR  Northern Virginia home.

1. Keep walk way & all path leading to your front door clean.

2. If you don't have garage please leave parking spot open for Realtor® and/or the potential buyers to park.

3. Leave the all outdoor lights on.

4. Place a large mat in front of all the outdoor exit doors to wipe wet shoes.

5.  Keep comfortable temperature inside the home. Not only it will avoid pipe freeze but buyers will stick around longer.

6. Remove holiday decoration and create warm winter ambiance.

7. Don't over load with fragrances. While we keep our houses tightly closed during winter weather please don't plug in fragrances all over all the home. Keep in clean and crisp air in the house.

8. Stage the home to give buyers a warm feel example place some throws on the sofa, if you are still living turn on the fireplace, soft music, warm baked cookies, brew coffee or simply boil vanilla beans in water.

9. Open window treatments and let the bright winter sun shine inside the home.

10. Listing agents please leave the lockbox in easy to access place. Don't hide on hose bib or on the deck door where showing agent has to bet on their life to access the lockbox.

 

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Associate Broker
EcoBroker, ABR, ePRO
NVAR, Life Time Top Producer
NVAR,Multiple Million Dollar Sales Club Member
Samson Properties
Cell - 703-625-4949
Email - info@eNOVAHomes.com
Web: www.eNOVAHOMES.com
 


 
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