Curb appeal makes a world of difference! Here are 5 ways to prepare your yard for the spring home-buying season:
Helping people buy and sell residential real estate in the Northern Va/DC Metro Area. I have over 19 years of sucessful sales experience.
As skilled negotiators we understand people’s needs. We are a successful sales professionals and experienced entrepreneurs whose respectful approach to nurturing relationships has consistently earned us the respect of our clients and peers. We are committed to exceeding client expectations. We have experienced high-volume growth and large volume transactions through the market transitions. We attribute our success to dedication; listenening carefully to our clients, clearly defining wants and needs, and will go the extra distance to match desires without compromise. We continue to expand our knowledge and tools with the evolving marketplace. At home in Northern VA, we constantly stay connected to the community. With a focus in NOVA and DC, we provide reliable and established results for our clients . We are empowered with Long and Foster's expanded marketing resources and offer unmatched reach to the global market. Connect with us; we know people!
Curb appeal makes a world of difference! Here are 5 ways to prepare your yard for the spring home-buying season:
House flipping is trending again! If you think it sounds like a fun way to get involved in real estate investing here's what to know about the process, before we jump right into looking at investment properties (and give me a call when you're ready to start that process!)...
Just add this to the list of things you can do with your home once you buy! 😄 Give me a call today if you’d like to take a big step towards your own accent wall! 🏡💕
Just sold — congratulations to my awesome buyers! 😄
Happy Earth Day! In honor of our planet take a tour of these 7 smart, energy-efficient homes that help homeowners increase their energy efficiency, sustainability, and health.
Another one under contract! Have your friends call me if they want their home sold quickly and painlessly — 703-200-4956!
I’m sure that flipping homes is rewarding, but it’s also a lot of work! Here are some things that you should make sure you take into consideration if you’re thinking about becoming a real estate investor in that way:
Sellers — do you know who the target market for your home is? Because you should be staging it differently depending on who you're trying to attract! Here's some tips…
Did you know that bathroom renovations are actually one of the home projects with the highest ROI? If you’re considering giving your bathrooms a revamp check out these innovative and bold new bath trends:
Increasingly buyers are looking for green living and energy-efficiency in the homes they’re shopping for. Here are the top energy-efficient home trends they’re asking about…
Home staging is so critical in order to help potential buyers see your home as a place full of life and possibilities. 4 out of 5 buyer's agents say that home staging helps them imagine themselves living in the home! Here are some staging tips that will help your home's photographer show it off in it's best light as well:
photo by hikesterson via iStock It’s human nature to make snap...
Just listed! Come take a look at this beautiful home — call +1 (703) 200-4956 for more info and showings!
Did you know that spring cleaning can even help you save energy? Here’s 6 ways it does…
Spring is near. And after a long winter, it's time to emerge from hibernation, clean your home and start saving energy. This video shows six simple chores that can conserve energy and help lower energy bills. If you miss a spot, you may miss a chance to...
Check it out: the hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods in Northern Virginia! Which would you move to? I think that the National Landing is going to develop into a very hip area — time to invest in real estate there now!
What are your real estate plans for this year? Send a heart emoji (or a comment!) to let me know 😄
Broker's Open and lunch, tomorrow at 11:30am!
Hope to see you there, this gorgeous Oakton home is not one to miss!
We’re witnessing the beginning of the rise of the smart-home! Here’s 6 cutting-edge home automation technologies that could become commonplace in homes of the future:
Automation was big at CES 2019. Here's what your homebuyers are looking to purchase.
Registration is now open for the charity golf tournament I help host every year! Sign up to show your support for these wonderful nonprofits that are so close to my heart, the Children's Tumor Foundation and the Children of our Veterans.
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, an awards celebration with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, 18 holes of Championship golf with a top-notch forecaddie who will help you navigate the nuances of the renowned greens, and swag bags loaded with lots of great gifts. Click the link in my below for more info, hope to see you there!
Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation. Millennials represent 42 percent of all new-home loans, higher than both the baby boomers and Generation X! Young buyers can sometimes need a bit of extra help making their way through the mortgage and home shopping process — luckily I’m a good guide! If you know of any first-time homebuyers who need a good Realtor, send them my way!
Young adults are now taking on more mortgages than any other generation and are upping their purchase power in some surprising locations.
Planning on sending the kids to sport camp this summer? Registration is going to start soon, and you know how quickly those spots can fill up! Here are some of the best sport camps in the area your kids will love:
We’ve rounded up the best athletic camps for kids around the NoVA region.
Daylight Savings is ending, don't forget to Spring forward tonight!
10 FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TIPS:
1. Get a copy of your credit report.
2. Improve your score for best rates.
3. Get pre-approved before house hunting.
4. See what type of loans you qualify for.
5. Hire a real estate agent.
6. Know your down payment options.
7. Budget for closing costs and other expenses.
8. Make a list of must-haves for your home.
9. Let your agent schedule house tours.
10. Search for a house that fits your lifestyle. I.e. work life, school life, kids, pets, etc.
Is this the year to make a change? Give me a call if you're thinking of buying or know someone who is!
Financing your first home can be challenging and confusing! Surround yourself with professionals who have years of experience in this field to help make the whole process smoother and less stressful. And also read these “4 Proven Useful & Practical Tips For Financing Your First Home”!
Are you thinking about buying a home this year? Are you slightly overwhelmed by the whole process? Are you not sure where to start and who to speak to? No worries, you are not alone!
Spring is right around the corner and I can almost feel the golf course turf beneath my feet. Mark your calendars for these 7 golf tournaments coming to Northern Virginia soon!
Springtime is right around the corner, which means it’s time to hit the links and knock the winter rust off your swing.
The 2019 “New American Home” has been unveiled at the International Builder Show. This year it’s a modern desert home out in Nevada that’s showcasing the latest in building and home design trends. Take a look at all these special features! Which would you add to your home? I love the “statement ceiling” in the great room!
The official show home at the International Builder Show offered up the latest in building innovations and home design trends.
What a difference almost 90 years can make! These are some photos of Tysons Corner in 1930, Meyer's Station and Meyer's Market sit at the corner of Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard. Plus a photo of the owners, Frank and Charlie Meyers, inside their shop. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday
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A new list of the top 125 schools in Virginia is out and the vast majority are located in Northern Virginia — take a look! Did your kid’s school make the cut?
Niche has compiled what it says are the top 125 schools at every grade level in Virginia, including both private and public schools.
If you're thinking about selling this Spring start preparing now! Practice looking at your home through the eyes of someone seeing it for the first time — where would you make adjustments? What could use refreshing? Then check out these tips for bumping up the value of your home before selling:
Are you planning to sell your home? If you are planning to sell your house, you may just want to start to think like a buyer instead of a seller. Why? It is simple - as a buyer, you are more likely to look at a home or property in a critical way
My brokerage, Long & Foster, was just named the No. 1 residential real estate company in the Washington, DC, region in the Washington Business Journal's 2019 Book of Lists!
Here's some things that homeowners need to remember this year as we start heading into tax season, some rules have changed!…
If you own a home, a lot of things are different this year due to new tax rules.
Here are some of the amenities topping luxury buyers’ home wish lists this year… One of the up-and-coming trends is having multiple appliances, which would you find more convenient: having two ovens/stoves or two washer/dryers?
High-end home shoppers can have high-end expectations. Here are some of their most desired home amenities.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Just don’t forget: home is where the heart is! 🏡💕
Here's some helpful tips to help you avoid overpaying for a mortgage! If you have any specific questions let me know, I know some really stellar loan officers I'd be more than happy to set you up with!
Valentines idea! Why not take a little daytrip out to one of these Virginia towns with hotels offering romantic getaway packages? Where is your favorite nearby town to day trip to?
Selling the most homes in Fairfax County! As a Realtor who lives in this area and KNOWS the market in this area I can give you the most up-to-date info to help you decide if it’s time to think on it, sleep on it, or go all in. Because you don’t just want to find a home you can live with... you want to find a home you can love!
Just a few of the fun events happening around NOVA this week — what are you excited to check out?
This week, the editors at Northern Virginia Magazine are looking forward to the opening of a new hot chicken, decorating cakes and hanging out with the kids in Ballston Quarter.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Check out these incredible homes that you could purchase for the cost of a Super Bowl ad — if you won the lotto which would you buy? I'm a fan of this one, in California!
Alright, who likes chocolate?! Because you’ll love this! 🍫
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Yes, the LOVE sign will be returning for this year's Chocolate Lovers Festival, don't miss your photo op!! 📸
The sign will be on display in City of Fairfax Old Town Square from Jan 31st - Feb 4th.
Thanks to #VirginiaisforLovers ❤️!
Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. Here are the three main things that you need in a shifting real estate market:
Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the h...
A kitchen remodel is one of the most popular ways to add value to your home: here are the hottest kitchen styles currently trending — which is your favorite?
I want to highlight my brokerage, Long & Foster, today. I have had such success with them, due to the incredibly supportive environment I've had the chance to work in with this company. Did you know we have 230+ offices across the mid-Atlantic and more than 10,000 Realtors?!
Here's your guide and checklist to selling your home — make sure you do these 12 things before you list!
DIY home projects are more popular than ever! Here’s 8 DIY jobs that you shouldn’t hesitate to take on:
Mike Holmes has great advice and giving you his 8 DIY jobs every homeowner should do for your home to help you stay ahead of the game.
What you should be able to expect from the housing market this year... Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes! If you're looking to make the move towards buying give me a call!
Some of the latest (and coolest!) developments in smart home technology, from the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Like this mirror from Simple Human that has Google Assistant built-in so it can read your emails while you get ready in the morning! Which tech would you incorporate into your home?
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