Cory Leathers, Realtor VA - Pearson Smith Realty

Cory Leathers, Realtor VA - Pearson Smith Realty I’m a Realtor Licensed in VA with Pearson Smith Realty. Affiliate Agent at Homes for Heroes and listed with Veterans Advocacy and Benefits Association.

This is a great article, this discussion always comes up.
06/26/2019
Before You Look for Your Dream Home: Know What You Want vs. What You Need!

This is a great article, this discussion always comes up.

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search. If you’ve been thinking about buying a home of your own for some time now, you’ve probably come up with a list of things that you’d LOVE to...

06/23/2019

Busy day ahead, showings from Aldie to Springfield! 🤞🏼 to be putting in some offers later!

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]
06/21/2019
4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Buyer demand continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. This means that buyers are often competing with one another for the few listings that are available. Housing inventory is still under the 6-month supply needed to sustain a normal housing market. Now may be t

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes
06/20/2019
Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young First-Time Buyers Are Saving for Their Dream Homes

Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their fa

A question that I get asked a lot!
06/18/2019
Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?

A question that I get asked a lot!

When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer
06/18/2019
5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Summer

Here are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willi

This is huge, if you are thinking of selling, please read.
06/14/2019
Top 4 Renovations for the Greatest Return on Investment! [INFOGRAPHIC]

This is huge, if you are thinking of selling, please read.

Some Highlights: If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, these four home improvement projects will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers.

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!
06/13/2019
Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

Time for Your Dream Home, Gen X!

During the housing market crash, Gen X homeowners lost more wealth than other generations. However, things are changing now! A strong economy, increasing home prices, and the recovery of the housing market are helping this generation to regain their lost wealth. According to Pew Research Center,

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
06/10/2019
2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to

06/06/2019
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Remembering D-Day! May we never forget the Brave, that stormed the beaches in France, to eradicate the Nazis! This video gave me goosebumps.

Remembering #DDay

“This operation is not being planned with any alternatives. This operation is planned as a victory, and that’s the way it’s going to be. We’re going down there, and we’re throwing everything we have into it, and we’re going to make it a success.”
-- U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

#DDay75

So Happy For My Awesome Homes for Heroes Clients!
06/05/2019

So Happy For My Awesome Homes for Heroes Clients!

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer
06/03/2019
4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

4 Reasons to Buy A Home This Summer

Here are four reasons to consider buying today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest U.S. Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 3.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.8%

The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
05/31/2019
The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Top Reasons to Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: June is National Homeownership Month! Now is a great time to reflect on the many benefits of homeownership that go way beyond the financial. What reasons do you have to own your own home?

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home
05/28/2019
2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

2 Things You Need to Know to Properly Price Your Home

In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly. In the mind of the homeowner

May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country!
05/27/2019

May we never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great country!

As we enjoy time with our family and friends this weekend, take time to remember those who have protected our freedom and liberties to make it possible.

To stage or not to stage, that is the question?
05/24/2019
The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price [INFOGRAPHIC]

To stage or not to stage, that is the question?

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Profile of Home Staging. 62% of seller’s agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in d

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America
05/24/2019
4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

4 Most Popular Bottom Line Investments in America

Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts. For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not alw

05/24/2019
3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)

Love this! Gone but not forgotten.

Tomorrow at 2pm ET, The U.S. Army Old Guard will enter Arlington National Cemetery and continue our tradition of placing a flag at every gravesite throughout our Nation's most hallowed ground. Join us for live updates as we honor those that secured our freedom!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!
05/20/2019
Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!

In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. In a realtor.com article entitled, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind,” the author highl...

05/20/2019

Early morning showings for my awesome clients in Japan.

05/18/2019

Showings!

I’ve been busy busy this week, but who do you know that needs a sign like this in their front yard?
05/16/2019

I’ve been busy busy this week, but who do you know that needs a sign like this in their front yard?

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers
05/14/2019
New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

New Research Shows Housing Is Affordable For First-Time Buyers

Home prices have been on the rise for the last seven years, leading many housing market analysts to conclude that first-time homebuyers are being shut out of the market due to affordability concerns. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports on the percentage of First-Time Home Buyers (F

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited
05/09/2019
Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited
05/09/2019
Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!
05/07/2019
Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

Home Buyers are Optimistic About Homeownership!

When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members who have made similar purchases about their experience, we get opinions and insights, and we read reviews online. There’s no difference when considering a...

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!
05/07/2019
Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, follow...

Thank you!
05/04/2019

Thank you!

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it."

- Thucydides

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]
05/03/2019
The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of Renting vs. Buying This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious. Every mark

Blessed to help another buyer!  Poor lady had to fire two agents in a span of three months.  I found her a place in a we...
05/02/2019

Blessed to help another buyer! Poor lady had to fire two agents in a span of three months. I found her a place in a week and closed today! 💥

Who do you know that I can help?
#corysells #pearsonsmithrealty

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04/30/2019
Appraisal Methods

Great information! Please read.

When you’re buying a home using a mortgage, refinancing your existing mortgage or selling your home to anyone other than an all-cash buyer, the home appraisal is a key component…

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?
04/29/2019
How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

How Quickly Can You Save Your Down Payment?

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data from HUD, Census and Apartme

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage
04/24/2019
New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

New Study Reveals One Surprising Reason for the Inventory Shortage

There has been a great amount written on millennials and their impact on the housing market. However, the headlines often contradict each other. Some claim this generation is becoming the largest share of first-time home buyers, while others claim millennials don’t want to own a home, blaming them...

04/24/2019

Another Ratified Contract!!

04/23/2019

Showed a new client a Town Home this evening and I'm writing an offer at 8:30pm. LOVE IT!

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!
04/22/2019
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sell

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
04/19/2019
5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

5 Reasons Why Millennials Buy a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: “The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.” The top reason millennial

I know, it's a little cliche', but I'm serious who can I help.
04/17/2019

I know, it's a little cliche', but I'm serious who can I help.

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?
04/17/2019
Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Are Low Interest Rates Here to Stay?

Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% last week! This is great news for anyone who is planning on buying a home

What a great Hero, Shannon Leydig and I had the pleasure of helping. Closing Day! With our combined efforts we saved our...
04/15/2019

What a great Hero, Shannon Leydig and I had the pleasure of helping. Closing Day! With our combined efforts we saved our hero $6815! Unfortunately he could not be in the photo and we could not use his name. So you get us in his honor! Ask us how we can help you! #corysells #herorealtor #homesforheroes #AnotherHeroServed #pearsonsmithrealty #vellummortgage

04/15/2019

Showing a beautiful town home in Belmont Bay!

Closing Day!  I love closing day.  Tomorrow! #corysells #herorealtor #pearsonsmithrealty #homesforheroes
04/15/2019

Closing Day! I love closing day. Tomorrow! #corysells #herorealtor #pearsonsmithrealty #homesforheroes

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Ashburn, VA
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