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Category: Selling Advice

Unique Ways to Sell Your Home

With Today’s market being kind of slow for sellers, it’s going to take a little more than painting, cutting the grass, and trimming the hedges.  You want to make your home stand out and become memorable for those picky buyers out there. Don’t end up like all the other sellers out there and drop your […]

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Pricing Your Home

Determining the price of your home can be challenging without the guidance of a skilled Real Estate Agent or home appraisal. Several factors should always be reviewed and taken into account when deciding the value of your home in Northern Virginia or Washington DC. Here are some important ones to consider:   Recently Sold Comparable […]

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Short Sales in Northern Virginia

We’re starting to see a lot more short sales in Northern Virginia, but it’s really more than that.  You will also notice short sales in Northern Virginia as a whole.  This includes short sales in Maryland and Washington DC as well.For those buyers out there, every time you hear that a home is a short […]

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10 Tips to Stage Your Home

You want to sell your home? First things first, get out your mop and bucket. The number one thing that goes through buyer’s minds when they step into a [Stage Your Home for Sale!] home is the cleanliness. If your home is spotless, you’re already one step ahead of the competition. But don’t just stop there, staging your home makes all the difference. Not everyone has the same taste so the goal of a great stage is to depersonalize the home. Have the bare essentials so that the buyers can visualize their style in the home.

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4 Reasons to Sell Now in Northern Virginia

I’ll be the first one to tell you that trying to sell your home in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metro area right now is not ideal. It’s by no means the thing to do at the moment because of the home prices being driven down by the foreclosures and short sales. Home prices in Arlington VA really have not moved and homes in Fairfax VA have lost value if anything. So you’re probably wondering the reason for the title of this post. Selling your home is never an easy task or much enjoyable, but here ar

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