Maximizing Your Home's Value When Selling

How do you get the most value out of your home sale? It's never too early to start this conversation, whether you're selling in three months or three years.

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There are certain things you can do when selling a home to ensure the highest value in return. When you're thinking about improving the value you get from your home, it's also never too early to start thinking about it.

About three months ago, in fact, I actually met with a homeowner that intends to sell their home three years from now. This house backs right up to a parkway with no buffer zone, so I recommended that they plant a buffer zone with some evergreen trees so that when they sell in three years, the home is more appealing.

You may not be three years ahead like these sellers, however, so what can you do right now?
You'll get the best return on investment from paint and carpeting.
The biggest bang for your buck you'll get from improvements is with paint and carpet. Almost 100% of the improvements we do to maximize profit for sellers involves painting the home or cleaning or replacing the carpet. Other areas where you can make upgrades include the kitchen, bathrooms, and curb appeal of the house. Every single home is different.

Again, it's never too early to start thinking about this conversation. I would be happy to put you in touch with painters, contractors, or any type of service workers you need from my preferred list. The best part of working with a professional like myself is that you can leverage my relationship with them knowing that they will treat you right since we send them a lot of business.

If you'd like some more info about how we can help you start talking about improving your home's value or you'd like a recommendation for a contractor, give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help!

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 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.