Open houses are a common occurrence in the world of real estate sales. And there are many elements that can make or break a successful event. Staging, timing, even weather can all play a factor. One ingredient you can control to make a real impact is the food you offer. As one of the top… Read more »
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The Basics Of Home Equity
You’ve heard the advice, buy a home instead of rent. But why is this so important? The answer is – home equity (HE). Purchasing a home builds home equity, while renting does not. This is significant because home equity can help you build wealth and manage your debt. Let’s understand it, then learn how to… Read more »
Should You Buy Or Rent In Today's Housing Market?
Buying vs. renting a home is always debatable, regardless of current economic circumstances. Most experts will recommend purchasing, if financially feasible, to establish equity in the property. But with inflation rising and the threat of a recession on the horizon, is this advice still sound? As one of the top 3 title and settlement agencies… Read more »
Harnessing The Power Of Online Reviews
In every industry, a solid reputation is important to a successful business. As real estate professionals, we know it’s crucial. Businesses can be made or broken based on recommendations and word of mouth, and online reviews are a key piece to this puzzle. While you might assume you are at the mercy of the voices… Read more »
Investment Property Or Second Home?
When considering purchasing an additional property outside of your primary residence, you will need to decide if it will be an investment property or a second home. This distinction will impact your interest rate on a potential mortgage, as well as how you qualify for the loan and what you can do with the property. … Read more »
7 Steps To Staging Your Home And Getting Top Dollar (On A Budget!)
Most realtors will agree, properly staging your home is essential to a successful sale. But in today’s seller’s market, is staging really necessary? It is if you want to increase your chances of getting top dollar on the sale. So now you might assume staging your entire home is an expensive and labor intensive undertaking. … Read more »
Against The Odds: How To Purchase A Home In 2022
If you’ve been thinking about making a new home purchase, then you’ve probably heard some of the horror stories from headlines or fellow home shoppers about the current house purchasing process. With a perfect storm of circumstances leading to an extreme seller’s market, and no end in sight for 2022, it’s more important than ever… Read more »
"Social" Studies: Using Social Media To Build Your Realtor Business
In today’s tech-driven society there is no escaping the influence of social media on all industries. The real estate sector is no different, and love it or hate it, social media can be an invaluable tool in building your brand. As one of the top 3 title and settlement agencies in the DC Metro region,… Read more »
Virginia Homebuyers Overwhelmingly Support Remote Online Notarization...
…And Congress Should Take Notice For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has made us completely rethink how we work, socialize, and even run errands. In Virginia, however, we did not need a deadly pandemic to rethink how we buy homes. For almost a decade, Virginia has allowed for remote online notarization (RON), which offers… Read more »