5 Impactful Books for Real Estate Agents

The best professionals in any industry are always learning. The smartest folks know there’s never a point where you can say, “That’s it. I know everything there is to know about being a real estate agent. I don’t need to learn anything else.” With that in mind, here are a few books we recommend to keep even the most top-notch realtors learning more in their field. Continue reading “5 Impactful Books for Real Estate Agents”

Home Staging: Light it Up Right

Lighting is probably the most critical element of all the things that go into staging a home. The right lighting will make the home warm and inviting, while the wrong lighting can turn potential buyers off to even the most appealing homes.

Often, a home is not well-lit, especially if there is heavy landscaping and lots of trees outdoors. Unfortunately, you can’t fix the problem simply by turning on all the overhead lights. Instead, you’ll need to find ways to bring in as much natural light as possible and add light where you can. Read on for tips on how to help your clients stage their homes with the proper lighting. Continue reading “Home Staging: Light it Up Right”

Help Your Clients Boost Their Home’s Spring Curb Appeal

Help Your Clients Boost Their Home’s Spring Curb Appeal

Ahh! Spring! Everything is in bloom, and the temperatures are getting warmer. With peak home-selling season upon us, it’s the perfect time to help your clients looking to sell their home this spring or summer increase curb appeal and make it more attractive to potential buyers. Continue reading “Help Your Clients Boost Their Home’s Spring Curb Appeal”

Facts You Should Know About Title Insurance

Buying a home is a very exciting moment in one’s life, but unless you are the first owner of your home, you are exposed to certain risks when trying to purchase a property. Ideally, the seller has a “clear title” on the property, meaning there are no other claims of ownership against the property. It’s recommended that you purchase title insurance in case title defects arise in the future. Continue reading “Facts You Should Know About Title Insurance”

2022 Northern Virginia Housing Market Forecast

Despite low inventory, the housing market in Northern Virginia and the country has been buzzing. Interest rates have been low, and sales have been high, even through the pandemic. Expect interest rates to start to climb in 2022. Otherwise, experts say we’ll see more of the same this year. Continue reading “2022 Northern Virginia Housing Market Forecast”

Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2022

The pandemic led to many of us spending more time at home, and although we are slowly coming out of it, the impact it has had on the way we live (and work) in our homes seems to be here to stay. Consequently, upcoming design trends reflect these recent lifestyle changes. Here are some design trends to keep an eye out for in 2022. Continue reading “Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2022”

Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating

Ah, the holidays. The most wonderful time of year! Soon you’ll be hauling all your Christmas decorations up from the basement or down from the attic to make your home a winter wonderland. But first, consider taking some time to take some safety precautions. Here are some tips for holiday decorating safety. Continue reading “Safety Tips for Holiday Decorating”

2021 National Housing Survey Results

Fannie Mae’s 2021 Q1 Housing Survey indicated that homebuyers remain satisfied with the mortgage process. It also illuminates how the pandemic is affecting the home-buying process. Specifically, the survey looked at whether the pandemic encouraged home buyers to use more digital processes. Continue reading “2021 National Housing Survey Results”

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Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall

It’s finally fall! The sweltering days of summer are over, and the temperature is a little more pleasant. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market or you’re an agent getting ready to sell a home for your client, you may be wondering how best to give the home a cozy fall feeling. Read on for some decorating ideas perfect for this time of year. Continue reading “Decorating Trends and Staging Ideas for the Fall”

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?

If your house is 20 years old or older, it may be time to replace your roof. Before you jump the gun and start tearing your roof apart, there are specific things to look for to determine if you do need a new roof. Once you’ve determined that your roof does need replacing, you’ll want to consider which materials you’ll use, which contractor to hire, how the old roofing material will be disposed of and a few other things. We’ve got you covered at each step of the decision-making process. Continue reading “What Should You Consider Before Getting a New Roof?”