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How James Oxley Can Help With Your Real Estate Needs

Our new agent James Oxley can help you with all of your real estate needs, whether it’s buying, selling, or investing.

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It’s our pleasure to introduce you to one of the newest members of the Greetings Virginia Team, James Oxley.

Some of you might already know James as a local actor and pastor. Previously, James had a career in the military and has been in the sales and management business for more than 25 years. One of the things that attracted James to the Greetings Virginia Team was the opportunity to help people and go the extra mile to give back to them.
James lives for the opportunity to help people and give back to them.
If you’re interested in buying a home, selling a home, or investing in real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out to him by email at james@greetingsvirginia.com or by phone at 202-590-8926. In addition, you’ll also receive two educational videos a month about the world of real estate and what’s happening in the marketplace.

We look forward to helping you!

Why Does Selling in the Winter Make Sense?

The winter is actually not a bad time to sell your home. There are more serious buyers and fewer homes for you to compete against.

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I have been getting calls almost every day from home sellers asking me if they should sell their home during the fall and winter months or wait until spring. To help you make your decision, let’s look at one of the most important factors that determine whether it’s a good time to sell: inventory.

Inventory in real estate is like inventory in any other market. When supply goes down, demand goes up. In the fall and winter real estate markets, it’s true that demand dwindles this time of year. However, supply dwindles as well. Although there is less activity overall, the market is just as strong. This makes winter a great time to sell.
The current buyers in the market are more serious.
Homes sell faster in the winter than they do during other times of the year as well. You have more serious buyers at this time who aren’t just out looking at homes because it's nice out. The buyers in this market are braving the cold weather to see homes, so you can bet they want to get a deal done.

If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.

The Top 3 Reasons Real Estate Deals Fall Apart

Real estate transactions fall apart for a number of reasons, but some stand out as the most common:

  1. Inspection goes bad: Sometimes buyers look at the inspection and ask the seller to make dozens of repairs, which is not a good strategy. We advise you to look at the big-ticket items like the roof and the heating system, not things like a ding in the wall.
  2. Real estate agents getting in the way: Too often I see agents become emotionally involved and get in the way of their clients' best interests. Make sure you hire the right agent for your specific and unique needs as a buyer or seller.
  3. Don't hire an agent who lets their emotions get in the way.
  4. Negotiation goes bad: I've seen a buyer offer $40,000 under asking price on a $500,000 and upset the seller. As your fiduciary, I'd tell you that while an offer like that might not be great, let's still negotiate and make a counteroffer. The agent's job is to get the highest profit possible, so let them be the third party negotiator who can act on your behalf.

If you have more questions about making sure your transaction goes smoothly, please don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to helping you!