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Turkey Time Market Update

Wishing everyone a happy early Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for past clients, friends, and family that continue to support my real estate business, refer their loved-ones, and cheer me on along the way. Given all of the hype in the news surrounding the real estate market recently, I thought it would be a good…

Fall Market Update 2022

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is ready to dive into the many fun perks of fall – including positives for buyers and sellers both in this market! Spring 2022, though VERY competitive, was a sweet time for buyers with incredibly low rates. As rates have climbed up throughout the year, we…

Post-Spring Market Update

We are now past the mad spring rush that we see on a normal basis in real estate. Traditionally the market slows down some post Memorial Day Weekend, as buyers and sellers alike spend time on vacation and busy with summer activities. Generally speaking, around this time we still see a good amount of inventory…

Coming Soon Status Explained

The optional Coming Soon status of a listing is somewhat a mystery and often misunderstood by both buyers and sellers alike. But this stage can make a big difference to all parties and is truly an important tool that is offered in our market. When a home is marked as Coming Soon, it usually means…

Seller 101: Prep Your Home to Sell!

Admittedly, most homes currently listed on the market are “flying off the shelf.” Limited inventory has created pent-up demand from buyers that has fueled this wildly unbalanced sellers’ market. That said, even though homes are currently selling quickly and escalating, it is still important to take the right steps to prepare your home for the…

Home Buyer 101: 5 Top Recommendations to Compete

For today’s topic, I am going to make it short and sweet. Last week, I posted about the market and how it heavily favors sellers. Today I’d like to focus on different tools buyers can add to their tool belt to make themselves more competitive in this market. The five recommendations below can be done…

Market Update: Spring 2022

I’m starting my Spring 2022 update with the above graphic because I believe the statistics really do speak for themselves. A “balanced” market, meaning there is equal leverage between buyers and sellers, is considered to be 6 months of supply. You’ll see in the statistics above furthest to the right, in our area, there was…

Escalation Addendum 101

Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather while it lasts in the DMV. Today we are going to dive into the escalation addendum, which is usually included as part of an offer in a competitive situation. It is beneficial for both buyers and sellers alike to understand this form, as buyers will likely include…

Market Update: Fall 2021

We’re officially in that season of happy haunts – one of my favorites to kick off the holidays. With that, I think it’s important to give an update on the real estate market and the latest trends for buyers and sellers post Labor Day. As many of you probably already know, there’s almost always a…

Dual and Designated Agency

Today let’s talk about dual and designated agency, which is applicable to both purchasing and selling. To give you simple definitions: Dual agency – when one agent represents both the buyer and the seller. Designated agency – when two agents from the same brokerage represent the buyer and seller separately. Our team will not do…

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