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Home Selling in 20148 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Aug 20, 2013
cwmani answered:
Details for 2007 newly built TH:
2900 sq. feet (3 levels)
Backing the woods
custom painted
4 bedrooms (3 upper level and 1 in basement)
3.5 baths (2 full at upper level, 1 full in basement, powder room on main level)
Deck installed
Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances
12 additional parking spots in front
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Lisa Moroniak answered:
Hi Michelle,

You may be aware that we have a sellers' market right now in many parts of Northern Virginia, and especially at price points below 750K.

For the last 60 days the median Days on Market (DOM) for 20148 single family homes is an exceptionally low 13 days.

I actually have buyers whose preference it would be to make a decision on a SFH in 20148 sooner rather than later. If you could email me a few more details of your home (assuming it's a single family) or your address even, that would be super.

Regardless of your home type, I would gladly sit down and meet with you to discuss the strategic marketing, timing and sale of your home at a date and time that works for you.

All my best,

Lisa Moroniak | REALTOR® | Service360°
SFR® - Short Sale & Foreclosure Certified
Keller Williams Realty
Phone: 703-635-0388
Licensed in VA
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Wed May 23, 2012
Eric Pearson answered:
With a lot of the new construction communities pricing out above $400,000 - the $300,000 to $400,000 price range is very attractive to buyers in this market. Days on market is very low for these units, especially when you have a listing agent who knows how to market/sell a home in today's market. Feel free to call/email if you would like to schedule a free listing consultation.

Eric Pearson
(540) 454-1551
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Monika Kumar answered:
It depends on many factors Rahul, what type of contract it is .. Mostly an experienced Realtor will tell you right away what and what not..

703 626 3327
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Sal Roberts answered:
Hello, I would be more than happy to do an analysis on your friends home if they are thinking about selling. Please shoot me an email at with the address and any additional questions you or your friend might have.

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Sun Mar 20, 2011
Joe Doman answered:
It is definately better then it was this time last year. It has gone up slightly, 20148 has held its value better then 20147. They both have done well though.

Email me or call me 703-929-5716 and I will do a market analysis for you or your clients. ... more
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Sat Sep 5, 2009
Janice Copeland answered:
Hi Themrs,

First let me say I am sorry about your current situation. Unfortunately it is a situation I hear of mulitple times per day in this market.

Ok, is your bank lying to you? I don't know. I do know that you have a few options:

1) short sale- where the fees for a realtor, etc. are taken from the sales price and the balance is given to the bank and your debt is forgiven (difference betwen what you get for your house vs what is owed). Short sales allow us realtors to price your house to current market value at which point it will sell fairly quickly. Your credit rating will be adversely affected with a short sale. With a short sale, you can remain in the home, continue to maintain it until it closes.

2) deed in lieu of foreclosure- you could call your bank and tell them that you are turning over your deed as opposed to going to foreclosure. This will hurt your credit too, but better than a foreclosure.

3) foreclosure- if you are too far behind in your payments, the bank will notify you that you are being foreclosed on and you will need to vacate the property. I suggest you communicate with your bank so that this does not happen.

I have sold short sales and foreclosures for years and would be happy to speak with you on the phone if you'd like. Just give me a call to further discuss. You have options. But the time to do something with those options, is now.

I hope I have helped you and I look forward to helping you.
Janice Copeland, REALTOR
Skyline Team Real Estate
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
Fred Romano answered:
You can try listing it on Realtor dot com to see if you can sell it. No commission is required to list, just a small fee to set it up.
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
David Chamberlain answered:
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Sun Aug 10, 2008
Cynthia Fleming answered:
It is a great resource, isn't it? It helps a lot of us Realtors as well! In real estate every deal can be different and it's great to have a sounding board to bounce ideas and questions off every once in a while. It Truli helps us all! Thank you for your appreciation! ... more
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
Tony Arko answered:
As a realtor in Ashburn that has sold over 200 properties in the last 4 years, I can honestly tell you that your price is not spot on. If it was you would have had an offer by now. You have had enough showings and enough exposure that a buyer would have made on offer if your price was correct.

Your agent was correct in saying that an open house would not work but is not correct in ignoring your phone calls and emails. She should be strong enough to tell you your pricing is not correct but instead she ignores you in hopes that an offer comes in. Telling a client their home is worth less than they think it is worth is one of the hardest discussions to have with a client. Most of the time it is met with such resistance that instead of having the conversation, a lot of agents just avoid it.

My advice is to get an honest opinion of your value from an experienced and straight talking agent.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Rick answered:
I'm selling my house in Oregon and here's what I'm learning: Realtors will tell you that PRICE (is a MAJOR factor) determines how long it's on the market. True, drop the price enough and ANY house will sell quickly. MARKETING is really serious the realtor's area of expertise or NOT. Are you using a realtor?
I've learned to be VERY PROACTIVE and ask realtors specifically How long are YOUR listings on the market? How many houses have you sold in the last 6 months, last 12 months & get a specific breakdown. What is the comparison on the listed price to the sale price on EACH of their sales....AND how long have they been selling real estate....Statistics can be manipulated but hopefully when they put it in WRITING what they've done they'll be honest. I've learned the hard way, too, that just pay for a home inspection B4 a buyer submits an offer (vs letting THEM pay for it themselves) & get any problem areas fixed b4 there's a pending sale. Also you might check with your state's Realtor Licensing Board & ask if you can get specific stats re: specific agents.....good luck selling.
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