Selling

September 6, 2019

How to succeed in today’s Arlington VA real estate market

No matter where you look, inventory shortages are driving the real estate market. With fewer properties for sale, home prices have grown higher while sales periods have tightened. These conditions present tremendous opportunities for sellers, but it can be worrying […]
March 4, 2019

Sellers get ready for the Spring market

It’s March, and with the rising temperatures and longer days, we’ll soon start to see the first signs of spring, including all the crocuses, tulips and daffodils beginning to sprout. With the threat of most snow storms behind us, and […]
February 12, 2019

Some Ideas on How to Prep Your House for Sale

Whether you’re planning to move to a larger home for your growing family, downsize or relocate for work, the process of preparing a home to sell can be a lot of work. Making a plan for all the decluttering, repairs […]
January 31, 2019

Do you know how much your home has increased in value?

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home […]
January 11, 2019

Let’s talk interest rates…again

“Keep your eye on the ball.”  I can’t seem to get away from the sports metaphors.  The “ball” is interest rates.  Keep your eye on “interest rates”. Why?  Because despite the Federal Reserve raising the federal fund rate by another […]
January 9, 2019

Home Staging 101

What is the most often used word in staging?  Transitional.  Not too traditional, not too contemporary, and just right. The folks at House Beautiful call the transitional style the “Happy Medium,” which is exactly why every Arlington VA stager I […]
November 12, 2018

4th Quarter Real Estate Market Update

Current conventional wisdom is that our real estate market has transitioned from a sellers market to a buyers market.   Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, writes that home prices have been rising too much relative to income for many buyers to […]
October 11, 2018

How to successfully sell your property

Here’s an excellent case study of getting everything right when listing and selling your house: 1. As with most things, success lies in the prep. That’s often the hardest part, and I have strategies and resources to help with that. […]
February 28, 2018

Arlington VA Home Sellers: listen up!

10 THINGS YOU MUST FIX BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME (Courtesy of US Inspect) If you’re planning to list your home for sale, now is the perfect time to fix odds and ends. Over the last 30 years, our inspectors have […]