Selling Your Home

5 Pro Tips for Staging Your Home Before Selling

July 8, 2021
staging your home

One of the most important things to consider when putting your home on the market is staging your home.  While you know everything should seem clean, you might not know what to do after that. To help you out, we’ve put together this guide on how to stage your home like the pros.  Keep reading […]

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What to Look For During Your Alexandria Home Inspection

June 15, 2021
home inspection checklist for buyers

Did you know that 61% of homeowners took on home improvement projects recently? Unfortunately, repairs and renovations are a necessary part of owning a home and in some cases can add up to big bucks. So if you are considering investing in a new property it’s critical to get a thorough inspection done first to know […]

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8 Home Staging Tips to Ensure a Quick Sale

June 8, 2021
home staging tips

Did you know that 83% of potential home buyers say that it is easier to imagine themselves living in a home if it has been staged? Home staging is the process of rearranging furniture and adding decor to make it more desirable to prospective buyers. If you want to be able to sell your home […]

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Prepping Your Alexandria House for Sale: Marie Kondo Method

May 20, 2021
alexandria house

According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, the 2020 real estate market valued the average Alexandria house 9 percent above the 2019 average. As a homeowner, it might seem like a quick sale is guaranteed.  Not quite.  There are more homes on the market in 2021. It’s essential to do as much as you can to […]

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What Factors Bring Down Property Value?

May 13, 2021
property value

Property values fluctuate depending on whether economic factors make it a buyer or seller market. Changes in interest rates, a rise in unemployment, and poor municipal management are out of your control. You know that you can’t change the location of your home or unsightly neighbors. Yet, you can focus on features of your home that […]

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The Complete Guide: Estate Sales vs. Garage Sales

April 29, 2021
estate sales vs. garage sales

Around 20% of US adults moved in 2020 or, at the very least, knew someone who did. Are you getting ready to join this elite group? If so, you may be wondering: how can I get rid of all my extra stuff? It’s easy to accumulate extra clutter when you’ve lived in your current home […]

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The Key Steps to Successfully Selling Your House

March 16, 2021
steps to selling a house

Selling a home can be a stressful experience, no matter how prepared you are. However, there are certain steps to selling a house that can minimize your stress, and hopefully, how many days your house sits on the market. Most home sells within a matter of months. However, it’s not uncommon, under the right conditions, […]

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Home Maintenance Tips to Improve Home Value

December 2, 2020

Perhaps the best investment a homeowner can make is to learn the ins-and-out of home maintenance. Proactive measures will likely pay back in buckets and includes the regular inspection and updating of a home’s major systems and structure. Below are a few of the most important items, including the most damaging and costly to a […]

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Ten Tips for Buying a Home to Flip

December 2, 2020

Though not foolproof, these tips will help you evaluate the potential of a home you plan to ‘flip’:   1. Look at the locks.  Schlage and Baldwin are the gold standard.  A Home Depot or Quickset lock may indicate a renovator who wasn’t willing to spend the extra money. 2. The quality of appliances vary […]

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The Home Inspection: A Test Drive with Higher Stakes

December 2, 2020

A standard checklist item of today’s home purchase, the home inspection is an opportunity to explore the ins-and-outs of a listing for sale. A certified home inspector, hired by the potential buyer, will closely assess the condition of a home for sale and provide a detailed report of their findings. Ideally, no major issues exist […]

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