For years and years, we dream of the home we'd like to call our own. Your first home is usually cozy and warm, and then you start to have kids. This is typically the first time that homeowners believe that upsizing is necessary. Although the traditional notion for homeowners is that bigger is better, in … Continue reading Signs It Might Be Time to Downsize
3800 Fulton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007 MLS #DC7690818, Offered for $1,150,000 (WITHDRAWN) This sun-filled 1920s Federal semi-detached home has been thoughtfully updated throughout. The complete renovation, including new windows and systems, retains many of the original architectural details with a handsome contemporary flair. There are three bedrooms, a sitting room or den, two new full … Continue reading A Federal Gem, Near The National Cathedral and Georgetown!
Selling Clients Ask 'What Methods Best Solicit Offers?' Each listing, each buyer, and each offer is different. I apply several strategies in response to expressions of interest and to encourage potential offers to a particular listing. I rarely have direct initial contact with buyers who are not my own clients as they are represented by their own … Continue reading Stimulating Offers from Prospective Buyers
A Private Estate Home in Bethesda (SOLD!!) "The Waterford" 7220 Armat Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20817 Offered for $1,855,000 This luxury estate residence blends classic materials in a traditionally elegant yet very practical and comfortable home. Key features include paneled library/study, elevator, in-ground heated pool with sub-meter, new natural gas generator, and five fireplaces. Multiple French … Continue reading “The Waterford” Limited Edition Luxury Residence
Low Inventory, Stable Prices, and Feeling the Worst Is Behind Us Market Summary The Washington, DC real estate market had an exceptional first half of 2010 with combined sales of single-family homes, condominiums, and cooperatives up 36% at the end of the second quarter. That pace did not continue and the increase dwindled to … Continue reading Washington, DC Market: 2010 Review and 2011 Outlook
Owners' Continuing Responsibility for Snow/Ice Removal With the arrival of Winter this coming week and the surprise snowfall we had last week, it is time to complete your winter preparations, if you have not done so already. These are particularly important if you have a home listed for sale that is vacant or you are going … Continue reading Winter Preparations Checklist for Homes on the Market
Price - For a Listing and for a Contract of Sale. Sellers and buyers both rely on their agent's expertise and research to help them understand today's market and what are reasonable price expectations. A wrong price can kill a listing or a deal. This single factor is so important. An agent who tries to … Continue reading THE Single Most Important Piece of Information to both Sellers and Buyers