Mike Pugh Real Estate

Mike Pugh Real Estate A Real Estate Consultant with more than 30 years as a licensed Realtor, Mike Pugh helps clients successfully buy and sell in the Arlington, VA area.

If you plan on selling your home soon, it’s a good idea to consider how to make it more appealing to a younger generat...
06/18/2019
Tips for selling your home to a younger generation: Millennials and Generation Z - Mike Pugh

If you plan on selling your home soon, it’s a good idea to consider how to make it more appealing to a younger generation. As Millennials and Generation Z make up more than a third of the homebuying market, bigger profits might depend on how millennial-friendly you can make your home. Here’s a few tips to get you started: https://www.mikesellsvirginia.com/tips-for-selling-your-home-to-a-younger-generation-millennials-and-generation-z/

If you plan on selling your home soon, it’s a good idea to consider how to make it more appealing to a younger generation. As Millennials and Generation Z make up more than a third of the home buying marketContinue reading →

With the crazy weather we've been having recently, this article is still very relevant. Stay safe out there my friends, ...
05/24/2019
Emergency and disaster preparation tips for Virginia homeowners - Mike Pugh

With the crazy weather we've been having recently, this article is still very relevant. Stay safe out there my friends, and check out these tips to help prepare and survive emergencies that can and do happen: https://www.mikesellsvirginia.com/emergency-disaster-preparation-tips-virginia-homeowners/

Hurricanes, fire, flood, earthquake, and even the occasional polar vortex. If you aren’t ready for a natural disaster, take a look at the events of the last two years as great motivation for emergency preparation. Emergencies can happen quickly andContinue reading →

Home office décor can have just as much as effect on your work as the latest technology. Here are a few tips and tricks...
04/12/2019
Arlington Real Estate | Homes for Sale in VA | Mike Pugh

Home office décor can have just as much as effect on your work as the latest technology. Here are a few tips and tricks that experienced entrepreneurs and telecommuters swear by to create a more pleasant, productive and business-boosting home office experience. https://www.mikesellsvirginia.com/homeofficedecortips/ #homeofficedecor #realestatetips #arlingtonva #homedecor

Superior Service, attention to detail, and exceptional experience: Mike Pugh takes the stress out of buying or selling a home in Arlington Virginia!

While Virginia may have its own unique style, interior design trends are fun to watch, and some might even inspire you f...
03/06/2019
Interior Design Trends for 2019 - Mike Pugh

While Virginia may have its own unique style, interior design trends are fun to watch, and some might even inspire you for your own home. I’ve rounded up some of the trends predicted to be big this year on the blog, check them out here...

While Virginia may have its own unique style, interior design trends are fun to watch, and some might even inspire you for your own home. I’ve rounded up a list of the top trends experts say will be hot thisContinue reading →

How do you know how much home you can afford? Understanding the financial responsibilities of homeownership and setting ...
02/05/2019
How to budget for a new home - Mike Pugh

How do you know how much home you can afford? Understanding the financial responsibilities of homeownership and setting a budget before you start touring open houses will ease the process and help ensure a successful home buyer experience. Here’s how (on the blog today). #realestatetips #arlingtonva #arlingtonrealtor #realtor

How do you know how much home you can afford? Understanding the financial responsibilities of homeownership and setting a budget before you start touring open houses will ease the process and help ensure a successful home buyer experience. Luckily, budgetingContinue reading →

If there’s one thing we learned from shag rugs and chevrons, some trends become classics, while others (thankfully) fa...
12/10/2018
Real estate trends on their way out for 2019 - Mike Pugh

If there’s one thing we learned from shag rugs and chevrons, some trends become classics, while others (thankfully) fade away. Here’s a quick list of fading real estate trends to be aware of if you’re planning a move or reno in the near future...

If there’s one thing we learned from shag rugs and chevrons, some trends become classics, while others (thankfully) fade away. Here’s a quick list of disappearing real estate trends to be aware of if you’re planning a move or changesContinue reading →

Take a peek inside that discreet rambler just a few doors down and you might find some jaw-dropping amenities you never ...
11/14/2018
The secretly stylish home next door - Mike Pugh

Take a peek inside that discreet rambler just a few doors down and you might find some jaw-dropping amenities you never guessed were there. See what low-key luxury features might be hiding on your block: https://www.mikesellsvirginia.com/the-secretly-stylish-home-next-door/

Take a peek inside that discreet rambler just a few doors down and you just might find some jaw-dropping amenities you never expected. In a real estate trend I’ve been watching, homeowners with big budgets are choosing to have itContinue reading →

Luxury real estate can be very unique, but a few common trends are emerging that can be applied universally for anyone w...
10/31/2018
Luxury real estate trends that elevate any home - Mike Pugh

Luxury real estate can be very unique, but a few common trends are emerging that can be applied universally for anyone who wants the very best in their own home, no matter how big or small. https://www.mikesellsvirginia.com/luxury-real-estate-trends-that-elevate-any-home/ #arlingtonva #realestate #realestatetrends

Throughout the United States, 2018 has been a year that defies expectations when it comes to the luxury real estate market. Even though frugal living and tiny homes are hot topics, buyers are still making the choice to pursue theirContinue reading →

When you’re ready to sell a home, staging is always a good idea. But there’s one space often forgotten – outside! ...
10/09/2018
The staging area most people forget about - outside! - Mike Pugh

When you’re ready to sell a home, staging is always a good idea. But there’s one space often forgotten – outside! Outdoor living and entertaining areas are high on home buyers’ lists, so we’ve rounded up these tips for maximizing your outdoor appeal.

When you’re ready to sell a home, staging is always a good idea. But there’s one space often forgotten – outside! Outdoor living and entertaining areas are high on home buyers’ lists, so we’ve rounded up a few tips forContinue reading →

With Fall around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter – and for potential buyers. Her...
09/25/2018
Essential home maintenance tasks to prepare for winter - Mike Pugh

With Fall around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter – and for potential buyers. Here’s a handy checklist to help you get started...

With Fall around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your home ready for winter – and for potential buyers. Performing a simple round of seasonal maintenance chores now can save you time, money, and stress when the coldContinue reading →

If you’re selling a home and are preparing for an official home inspection, there are a few things you’ll need to se...
08/10/2018
What do I need for my home inspection? - Mike Pugh

If you’re selling a home and are preparing for an official home inspection, there are a few things you’ll need to set the stage for a stress-free experience. This list will help you get started:

If you’re selling a home and are preparing for an official home inspection, there are a few things you need to set the stage for a stress-free experience. First, let’s talk about what will happen. A licensed professional will performContinue reading →

When it comes to making your home for sale more attractive you already know that curb appeal and staging are good ideas....
07/31/2018
Sell your Arlington, VAHome with Technology | Mike Pugh Real Estate

When it comes to making your home for sale more attractive you already know that curb appeal and staging are good ideas. But if you’re looking for something that will really make your house for sale stand out home tech is the way to go. Here's a few easy products you can install yourself...

When it comes to making your home for sale more attractive you already know that curb appeal and staging are great for boosting your home’s appeal. But if you’re looking for something that will really make your house for saleContinue reading →

In the beginning you really loved your home. But lately you’re feeling like maybe it’s time to sell and move on. Is ...
07/17/2018
6 signs it’s time to sell your home and move to a new one - Mike Pugh

In the beginning you really loved your home. But lately you’re feeling like maybe it’s time to sell and move on. Is it cabin fever? Or are you really ready for the next step? Here are 6 signs that it’s time to make a move to your next perfect home...

In the beginning you really loved your home. But lately you’re feeling like maybe it’s time to sell and move on. Is it cabin fever? Or are you really ready for the next step? Here are 6 signs that it’sContinue reading →

Decluttering is good for the soul, they say, but did you know it can also increase the attractiveness and value of your ...
07/02/2018
How decluttering makes selling a home easier—and less expensive - Mike Pugh

Decluttering is good for the soul, they say, but did you know it can also increase the attractiveness and value of your home when it’s time to sell? Check out these tips to help get you started... #organizationtips #declutter #realestatetips #arlington #virginiarealtor

Decluttering is good for the soul, they say, but did you know it can also increase the attractiveness and value of your home when it’s time to sell? If you’re planning to move soon, decluttering is a great way toContinue reading →

Got stress? Here’s some great ways to put some more “om” in your home. #realestatetips #homedecorideas #zen #arlin...
06/08/2018
How to turn your home into a place of peace & relaxation - Mike Pugh

Got stress? Here’s some great ways to put some more “om” in your home. #realestatetips #homedecorideas #zen #arlington

With more and more Americans focused on wellness, a new home trend is emerging – finding ways to put some more “om” in your home. From Zen gardens to meditation rooms, homeowners are creating unique spaces both inside and outContinue reading →

When you’re ready to buy a home, an open house is a great opportunity to get first-hand information in a short amount ...
05/23/2018
What to ask listing agents at an open house - Mike Pugh

When you’re ready to buy a home, an open house is a great opportunity to get first-hand information in a short amount of time. It’s important to ask the right questions, though, so we’ve compiled a short list of the best questions you can ask to decide if you should make an offer or just keep looking. #realestate #arlington #realtor

When you’re ready to buy a home, an open house is a great opportunity to get first-hand information in a short amount of time. Once you get through the front door, though, it’s easy to get caught up in theContinue reading →

Ready to become a homeowner? Here are six ways to get yourself (and your finances) in tip-top shape before buying a home...
05/03/2018
Six ways to prepare for buying a home - Mike Pugh

Ready to become a homeowner? Here are six ways to get yourself (and your finances) in tip-top shape before buying a home. #arlingtonrealtor #arlingtonrealestate #arlingtonvirginia

Ready to become a homeowner? When it comes to purchasing a home, there are a few things you can do before you start touring open houses and finding a local Realtor to guide your search. Applying for a mortgage putsContinue reading →

There’s nothing like real-life experience to figure out what should be at the top of your list when selling a home. Th...
04/04/2018
Advice from experienced home sellers - Mike Pugh

There’s nothing like real-life experience to figure out what should be at the top of your list when selling a home. That’s why I’m sharing all the little things experienced home sellers know that make a big difference in attracting buyers and boosting your profit potential.

In today’s market, it’s highly unlikely that the first home you live in will be your “forever” home. Changes in employment, families, and lifestyle make it no surprise that the average American moves more than 11 times during their life.Continue reading →

Hurricanes, fire, flood, earthquake, and even the occasional polar vortex. If you aren’t ready for a natural disaster,...
02/28/2018
Emergency and disaster preparation tips for Virginia homeowners - Mike Pugh

Hurricanes, fire, flood, earthquake, and even the occasional polar vortex. If you aren’t ready for a natural disaster, take a look at the events of the last two years for motivation. Emergencies and disasters can strike at any time – here are a few ways homeowners in Virginia can be ready. #virginia #realestate #arlington

Hurricanes, fire, flood, earthquake, and even the occasional polar vortex. If you aren’t ready for a natural disaster, take a look at the events of the last two years as great motivation for emergency preparation. Emergencies can happen quickly andContinue reading →

When you list your home for sale, there are tactics that work – and ones that don’t – for negotiating a quick and ...
02/14/2018
7 common home sales tactics that can backfire - Mike Pugh

When you list your home for sale, there are tactics that work – and ones that don’t – for negotiating a quick and stress-free outcome. I’ve rounded up the top offenders to avoid here:

When you list your home for sale, there are a lot of tactics you can put to use for attracting homebuyers and negotiating a quick and stress-free outcome. Some, like improving curb appeal and staging your home to look itsContinue reading →

Whether you want a total makeover, or maybe just a few new twists to freshen up your home, I’ve rounded up a few desig...
01/24/2018
Home design predictions for 2018 - Mike Pugh

Whether you want a total makeover, or maybe just a few new twists to freshen up your home, I’ve rounded up a few design trends for 2018 perfect for homeowners in Arlington, Virginia to explore. #arlington #virginia #realestate

Between floral prints, statement floors, and Pantone declaring Ultraviolet as the color of the year, 2018 is shaping up to be a big year for color when it comes to home design and décor. Whether you want a total makeover,Continue reading →

If you’re putting your house on the market and hoping for a quick and lucrative sale, here’s a list of 6 mistakes yo...
01/04/2018
Six mistakes to avoid when selling your house - Mike Pugh

If you’re putting your house on the market and hoping for a quick and lucrative sale, here’s a list of 6 mistakes you absolutely must avoid. #arlington #realestatetips #homesaletips

When you put your house on the market it’s easy to find lots of advice for all the things you can do to increase your chances of a quick and lucrative sale. I find that often missing from those listsContinue reading →

Oversize built-ins, a home design trend from the 80s, tend to give homes today an outdated look. Homeowners aren’t sur...
12/21/2017
How to give outdated built-ins new life - Mike Pugh

Oversize built-ins, a home design trend from the 80s, tend to give homes today an outdated look. Homeowners aren’t sure what to do with them, and potential buyers are not impressed. All that’s needed, however, are a few simple alterations to transform them into attractive and functional features. Here’s how: #realestate #arlington #virginia #homedecor #interiordesign #realtor

While 80’s-era big hair and Miami Vice fashions have come and gone, one thing from that decade still lives on in many homes – oversize built-ins. Once valued as an element of luxury and superior design, these combination bookshelves andContinue reading →

When trying to sell a home, the power of first impressions cannot be overlooked. Prospective buyers can make snap judgem...
12/06/2017
10 design trends that make a home look dated - Mike Pugh

When trying to sell a home, the power of first impressions cannot be overlooked. Prospective buyers can make snap judgements, often making up their mind before they see the full property. One thing that can hurt a home’s first impression factor is outdated décor. Here’s a list of common offenders: #realestate #homesellingtips #realestatetips #arlington #virginia

When trying to sell a home, the power of first impressions cannot be overlooked. Prospective buyers can make snap judgements based on what they see, often making up their mind before they see the full property. One thing that canContinue reading →

There’s nothing like real-life experience to figure out what’s really important when purchasing a home. We’ve shar...
11/21/2017
Advice from experienced home buyers - Mike Pugh

There’s nothing like real-life experience to figure out what’s really important when purchasing a home. We’ve sharing all the little things experienced home buyers know that make a big difference in making the right choice. #arlington #virginia #realestate

In today’s market, it’s highly unlikely that the first home you buy will be your permanent home. Statistics show that the average American will move more than 11 times during their life. No matter how many times you move, though,Continue reading →

An important step in the home-buying process is choosing a home inspector, something that you don’t want to leave in t...
11/07/2017
7 Strategies for Choosing a Home Inspector

An important step in the home-buying process is choosing a home inspector, something that you don’t want to leave in the hands of Google. While I leave the choice up to my clients, I do provide them a list of several in the area they can contact, along with the following information to help them “inspect their inspector” and make the right choice. Here they are: #realestate #arlingtonvirginia #arlington

An important step in the home-buying process is choosing a home inspector, something that you don’t want to leave in the hands of Google. While I leave the choice up to my clients, I do provide them a list ofContinue reading →

After decades of popularity, open floor plans have proven themselves to be more than just a fad. But as homeowners seek ...
10/20/2017
Why open floor plans are losing popularity - Mike Pugh

After decades of popularity, open floor plans have proven themselves to be more than just a fad. But as homeowners seek their own sanctuaries of solitude to escape from an increasingly noisy world, alternate home and living styles are quickly gaining ground in home design. #realestate #interiordesign #arlington #virginia

After decades of popularity, open floor plans have proven themselves to be more than just a fad. But as homeowners seek their own sanctuaries of solitude to escape from an increasingly noisy world, alternate home and living styles are quicklyContinue reading →

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