Specializing in Virginia Real Estate since 1994, GoToFSBO.com strives to assist homeowners sell quickly and save their equity by saving them 3% on commissions. With over 3 decades of experience, awards for top agents and million dollar producers we are experts in discount real estate.
We list Properties for a flat rate in your local MLS that include residential homes, vacation homes, rentals, land and commercial properties.
Do you have a few hours to take on the tasks a listing agent would typically perform? Such as filling out the paperwork and loading your photos ? Can you show your own home ? If so, this is the way to sell.
As the seller you pick the services you need. We have bundled our most popular services into packages for a flat rate that include assisting the seller in setting a price, renting professional yard signs and realtor/combo lockboxes, marketing the property in the MLS and on our gotofsbo.com site, where buyers can contact you directly from our site, and possibly save you even more in commission. We can also handle contract offers and negotiating on the seller’s behalf . For those sellers/investors who are real estate savvy and dont need the extra services, we also offer à la carte services. Getting your home listed on the MLS with us is simple. The complete process is done online through our website. There is no printing or faxing needed. Upload your photos, descriptions, sign all electronic documents and we will have you listed within 24-48 hours! Cancel at anytime.
Looking to buy, we also offer buyer rebates if you purchase a home in the MLS.
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath lakefront home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the neighborhood of Rock Creek, in the Salem area. The community has a beautiful pool,Tennis courts, amazing playgrounds, covered grilling area and outdoor fitness all located on the beautiful sparkling lake! It has a cozy fireplace, beautiful large fenced in yard overlooking the lake with a nice patio for backyard grilling. The spacious master bedroom has two large closets, one is a walk in. It has a bright open floor plan with an eat in kitchen and a breakfast bar. A large pantry, laundry room, gas range, dishwasher, central air & heat. Attached garage, with extended driveway that can park 4 automobiles off street. To see this home is to love it! The school district is rated very high, and the home is convenient to restaurants and shopping, also not far from the stunning Virginia Beach Oceanfront! Owner financing available.
All states require some form of property disclosure statement from the sellers, the scope of what must be revealed can vary from different states, counties and even cities.
Federal law requires certain disclosures to be known to the buyers, such as the existence of asbestos or lead-based paint in the home or other known health or safety risks. But the enforcement of other disclosures will be determined by your local law.
Here in Virginia the main disclosure statue actually requires sellers to release very little, it basically alerts the buyers that it is their responsibility to check out the condition of the home for sale.
There are, however, a few disclosures some sellers must make if the following applies: • if the property is in any area in which a military air installation is located. • if there is defective drywall and if the property was once the site of a meth lab and has not been take care of according to state procedures.
When you sign up with GoToFSBO.com and select one of our premium packages we will make sure you have the necessary disclosure forms needed for selling your home in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Sellers will have the confidence that a licensed, experienced Realtor is guiding them to reach closing.
An in-law suite has many uses, making it a wise investment. Besides offering an older family member their independence, in law suites can also let a homeowners run a rental from their home, have guest quarters or a home office.
Pictures are a must-have in any listing. The more photos you have the better your listing will stand out against your competition. Sellers used to use curb appeal to make a good first impression with buyers, but now home buyers are starting their home search online looking at pictures. How a home looks on the internet is now the best way to impress those buyers. Pictures will help them to determine if the home is a good fit for their family.
In a survey by the National Association of Realtors, home buyers rated photos as the feature they use most when searching for a home on the web. Online listings with bad pictures — or worse, no pictures at all – will cause the buyer to rule out your home and move on to other listings.
Some home owners, especially those with higher end properties, opt to hire a professional photographer to get the best shots, or have them design a virtual or 3-d tour. While others choose to take photos themselves. Hiring a professional photographer can run a seller a few hundred dollars, so this option might not work for sellers on a budget. If you prefer to take a shot at photographing your home yourself, we have put some guidelines down for you.
Tips on Photographing your home • Use a decent camera. A cell-phone camera won’t cut it if you want quality shots, you want a digital camera with five megapixels or more to produce the best photos. • Give your home a look over. You want to show off the space, not what’s in the room. Make sure your home is clean, and clear out distracting items like toys, refrigerator magnets, clean off ALL counters in kitchen and bathrooms, making sure all cleaning products and toiletries are put away and out of site. Make sure your toilet seats and lids are down. • If cleaning off your counters leaves you feeling like your home is looking lifeless, accents like a vase with fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit can zing it up. Open the curtains and turn on all the lights to make a room look bright and spacious. Avoid taking photos on rainy days or at night, for this will not make for great photos. When taking exterior shots, take pictures on a day with an overcast so the sun doesn’t put shadows on your home. • Choose the best angles in the room. The ideal way to show off a room is to shoot from a corner or entrance and include as much of the room as possible. You want the room to look spacious. Don’t be afraid to move furniture around or remove a piece to get a good picture, you can always put it back after. Be sure when taking photos of your home that your reflection is not showing in any mirrors that maybe in the room. When shooting your home’s exterior, stand at an angle to the home rather than straight-on, allowing buyers to see the home’s depth. Try to avoid photographing objects that obscure your home, like trash cans, the family dog or the kids toys. If the exterior property is large, you may want to think about using a drone to take some pictures or video. Always keep in mind that there are specific copyright rules that apply to your marketing in print, online and even on social media. Using someone else’s photos or videos without permission can put you at legal risk. If you took the photo.Then you own the copyright and you can do anything you want with the photo. If a professional photographer or previous listing agent took the picture, they must give you written permission. You only have the right to use the photo in the specific ways that the photographer has agreed to even if you have paid them for the job.