Selling FSBO: Negotiating with buyers

If you are one of the many homeowners seeking to save thousands of dollars on real estate fees and sell your home “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO), you’ll be interfacing with prospective buyers throughout the process. Selling FSBO puts you in charge of the final deal for your home. When you get an offer, how … Continue reading “Selling FSBO: Negotiating with buyers”

Looking to sell your home? You’re not alone

The real estate market is busier than it’s been in almost a decade. And in this hot market, you don’t really need to spend the hefty agent commissions! It’s your money. You keep it! Before you list with someone, there are a few things you should to know that many agents won’t tell you. First … Continue reading “Looking to sell your home? You’re not alone”

How to Set Up an MLS Listing by Owner

If you are currently contemplating putting your home on the market, you may be hesitant to turn over the sale of your home to a real estate professional due to the hefty commissions involved. The good news is homeowners also have the option of setting up their own MLS listing. While the MLS Listing process … Continue reading “How to Set Up an MLS Listing by Owner”

Home Ownership- 5 Expenses You Can’t Avoid

Property Taxes– sometimes called an ad valorem tax, is a tax on real estate and some other types of property. Local governments assess property tax, and the property owner pays the tax. The property tax is usually based on the property location and how much it’s worth. This is your home’s assessed value will likely … Continue reading “Home Ownership- 5 Expenses You Can’t Avoid”

How to List your Property on the MLS for a Small Fee

If you’re planning to sell your home, having your property appear on the MLS gives you a big advantage. An MLS listing that can be accessed in an online search on any number of real estate sites by anyone, anywhere, makes it easier for prospective buyers to find your home.  The more people who see … Continue reading “How to List your Property on the MLS for a Small Fee”

Year End Sales Report for Virginia

Despite the global pandemic and the economic recession, the housing market surged in 2020. Sales activity stalled in the spring, but home sales roared back in the summer and sales activity wassustained through the end of the year. Demand for homeownership has been strong throughout the pandemic, fueled by historically low mortgage rates. The major … Continue reading “Year End Sales Report for Virginia”