Pricing and Photographing your Home Correctly for Selling!

Pricing and Photographing your Home Correctly for Selling!

Pricing and Photographing your Home Correctly for Selling!

 

Hi! This is Jennifer Young with Keller Williams Realty and I’m about to go on a
listing appointment. I just wanted to talk about pricing and photos and how
important that is when your listing a home.
This lady called me because she couldn’t get her home sold. I looked at the photos and the listing and the photos are very dark and blurry. They weren’t professional quality and it looks like she’s got a beautiful home but certain areas that are little bit dated. It just makes such a difference when your listing a home today to have professional quality photos of high-caliber because everybody looks online.
And I also noticed that she is priced at $529,000. That’s a huge mistake in this market because people search in $25,000 increments so she’s missing this range and under market no matter where your house is within that $525,000 range, being priced four thousand dollars above the huge price plane could be a crucial mistake.
If you are thinking of selling in the Northern Virginia area, we would love to help. We have great tips on how to prepare your home for listing, staging, marketing, and pricing your home appropriately so it sells fast and at the best price! Please give our team a call today!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Preparing Your Home to Sell

Preparing you home to sell.

Preparing Your Home to Sell

 

Hi everyone and happy Sunday!
I just wanted to do a quick video and tell you about an appointment I just went on in Sterling, Virginia. I met with a wonderful young couple who are considering selling their town home and moving to a single family home because their family is growing.
I walked the town home with them. I told her about certain areas of the home they might want to declutter or to update to get the best selling price. I talked about the process of selling and buying a new home; the overall logistics. I recommended my contractors and went through the whole process.
This is something we do every week on our team. We meet with sellers who may not be ready to do anything yet but want to get a game plan together so that they’re ready when they are ready to list their home and they’re not scrambling to do things last minute.
We did it for free and there’s no obligation if you’re thinking about doing a move up or downsizing. We’re happy to talk to you at no cost! Have a great day!

Stunning Single Family Estate Just Listed in Fairfax Station!

FX8722257 – FAIRFAX Full Listing
7925 HOLLINGTON PL, FAIRFAX STATION, VA 22039 Residential

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Exterior (Front)
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Status:  Active Style:  Colonial List Price:  $829,000
Ownership:  Fee Simple Type:  Detached Inc City/Town: 
Sale or Rental:  Sale TH Type:  Zip:  22039 – 3162
Listing Type:  Excl. Right #Levels:  3 Election District: 
Auction: No Transaction Type: Standard
Adv Sub:  Barrington #Fireplaces:  1 ADC Map Coord:   27E4
Legal Sub:  BARRINGTON Model:  Kendall
Condo/Coop Proj Name: Area: 
Tax ID:   97-2-8- -178 Total Taxes: $8,369 Level Location:
HOA Fee:  $71.50Monthly Tax Year:  2015 Age:  20
C/C Fee:  / Lot AC/SF:   .29/12,618 Year Built:  1995
Elementary:  SILVERBROOK Middle:  SOUTH COUNTY High:  SOUTH COUNTY
*School information is provided by independent third party sources and should not be relied upon without verification.
INTERIOR
Total Main Upper 1 Upper 2 Lower 1 Lower 2
Bedrooms:  5 0 4 1
Full Baths:  4 0 3 1
Half Baths:  1 1 0 0

    

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Fireplace
Foyer Main Hardwood
Living Room
16

 x 

13
Main Hardwood
Dining Room
14

 x 

13
Main Hardwood
Library
11

 x 

11
Main Hardwood
Kitchen
22

 x 

14
Main Hardwood
Breakfast Room
14

 x 

10
Main Hardwood
Family Rm
17

 x 

15
Main Hardwood Gas
Lndry-Sep Rm Main Ceramic Tile
Bedroom-Master
18

 x 

15
Upper 1 Carpet
Sitting Room
14

 x 

10
Upper 1 Carpet
Bedroom-Second
13

 x 

12
Upper 1 Carpet
Bedroom-Third
13

 x 

12
Upper 1 Carpet
Bedroom-Fourth
12

 x 

11
Upper 1 Carpet
Bedroom-Fifth
14

 x 

11
Lower 1 Carpet
Recreation Rm
22

 x 

13
Lower 1 Carpet
Den
15

 x 

12
Lower 1 Carpet
Other Room 1
19

 x 

16
Lower 1 Carpet
Other Room 2
14

 x 

10
Lower 1 Carpet
FEATURES
Rooms:  Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Sitting Room, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Bedroom-Fifth, Kitchen, Recreation Rm, Family Rm, Den, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Library, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Lndry-Sep Rm
Main Entrance:  Two Story Foyer
Interior Style:  Floor Plan-Open
Dining/Kitchen:  Butlers Pantry, Fam Rm Off Kit, Gourmet, Kit-Breakfast Bar, Kit-Island, Kit-Table Space, Sep Dining Rm
Appliances:  Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Intercom, Microwave, Oven – Double, Oven – Wall, Refrigerator, Water Dispenser, Washer, Dryer
Amenities:  Attached Master Bathroom, Automatic Garage Door Opener, Bathroom(s) – Ceramic Tile, Chair Railing, Closet – Master Bedroom Walk-in, Closet(s) – Walk-in, Countertop(s) – Granite, Crown Molding, Built-in Bookcases, Fireplace Gas Insert, Fireplace Mantel(s), Master Bathroom – Separate Shower, Master Bathroom – Separate Tub, Master Bedroom – Full Bathroom, Shades / Blinds, Staircase – Double / Dual, Tub – Soaking, Vanities – Double, Wainscoting, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Wet Bar / Bar, Wood Floors
Security:  Electric Alarm, Security System
Windows/Doors:  French Doors, Palladian Windows, Recessed Lighting, Six Panel Doors
Walls/Ceilings:  2 Story Ceilings, 9’+ Ceilings, Cathedral Ceilings
Basement:  Yes Foundation: 
Basement Type:  Fully Finished
Basement Entrance:  Connect Stair
Handicap:  None
Unit Description: 
R-Factor Basement:  R-Factor Ceilings:  R-Factor Walls: 
House Dimensions:   x SQFT-Tot Fin:  5255
Above Grade Unfinished:  Above Grade Finished:  3655
Below Grade Finished:  1600 Below Grade Unfinished:  Tax Living Area: 3,655
Directions: 
From Fairfax County Parkway: Exit Hooes Road South, R-Silverbrook Rd, R- Old Barrington, R- Braymore Circle, R- Bressingham, L-Hollington Place to home on private drive on the right, # 7925
REMARKS
Internet/Public: 
Stunning renovated 5 BR, 4.5 BA home w/gorgeous new hardwds on main, new carpeting, lighting, railings & more. Dual staircases, soaring 2 story fam rm w/floor to ceil FP. Library w/built-ins, gourmet kit w/new SS fridge & DW, sunny brkfast rm. MBR w/2 WI closets, sitting rm. Updated BAs including luxury MBA. LL has huge rec rm, wet bar, 5th BR, full BA. New deck, pergola, landscaping, fenced rear.
 
EXTERIOR
Building Sites/Lots:  Lot Dimension:   x  x Lot Acres/Sqft:  .29/12,618
Exterior:   Deck, Fenced – Fully, Fenced – Rear, Patio, Sidewalks
Exterior Construction:  Brick and Siding, Brick Front
Lot Description:  Landscaping
Other Buildings:  Above Grade, Below Grade
Original Builder:  Stanley Martin New Construction:  No
Property Condition:  Renov/Remod, Shows Well
Roads: 
Roofing: 
Soil Type: 
Topography: 
Transportation: 
View/Exposure:  Garden/Lawn, Trees
Year Converted:  Year Renovated: 
PARKING
Parking:  Garage
Garage Type:  Attached # Gar/Carpt/Assgn Sp:   2//
Carport Type:  Parking Space #: 
Parking Incl in List Price:  No Parking Incl in Sale Price:  No Parking Block/Square: 
UTILITIES
Heat System:  Forced Air, Zoned Heat Fuel:  Natural Gas
Cool System:  Ceiling Fan(s), Central Air Conditioning, Zoned Cool Fuel:  Electric
Water:  Public Hot Water:  Natural Gas
Sewer Septic:  Public Sewer
TV/Cable/Comm: 
Electric 12 Months/Average: Water 12 Months/Average:
Gas 12 Months/Average: Heating Oil 12 Months/Average:
Construction Materials: Energy Efficiency:
Energy Generation: Indoor Air Quality:
Water Conservation: Sustainability:
Green Verification Y/N:
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Earnest Money:  Other Fees:  /
Total Taxes: $8,369 City/Town Tax:  County Tax:  $8,174
Tax Year:  2015 Refuse Fee:  Tap: 
Water/Sewer Hook-up:  Front Foot Fee: 
Assessments: Special Tax Assess:  $195 Yr Assessed:  2015
Land:  $246,000 Improvements:  $503,880 Total Tax Assessment: $749,880
Investor Ratio:  Total Units: 
Project Approved: 
Possession:  Settlement
HOA/CONDO
HOA Fee:  $71.50Monthly HOA:  Yes
Condo/Coop Fee:  /
HOA/Condo/Coop Amenities:  Pool – Outdoor, Bike Trail, Common Grounds, Jogging / Walking Path
HOA/Condo/Coop Rules:  Covenants, Altr/Arch Chgs, RV/Boat/Trail
HOA/Condo/Coop Fee Includes:  CAM, Management, Master Ins Policy, Pool(s), Trash Removal
HOA/Condo/Coop Management: 
LEGAL INFORMATION
Tax Map:  0972 08 0178 Lot #:  178 Block/Square: 
Section:  9 Phase:  Parcel Number: 
Liber:  Folio:  972
Zoning Code:  302
Historic Designation ID:  Master Plan Zoning: 
Contract Info: 
Disclosures:  Prop Disclaimer, Prop Disclosure, Subj to VA POA
Documents: 
Special Permits: 
Broker Name:  Keller Williams Realty
List Date:  14-Aug-2015 Orig List Price:  $829,000 Off Mkt Date:
VRP:  No Prior List Price:  DOM-MLS:  0
Low Price:  $829,000 Status Change Date:  14-Aug-2015 DOM-Prop:  77

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

How to Make the Cookie Cutter House Stand Out

front door paint

 

How to Make the Cookie Cutter House Stand Out

 

About to put your house on the market? Does it look like all the other town houses or single family homes on the block? Here are some easy tips to help it stand out:

 

front door paint1. Paint the Door!

This may seem silly but having a pop of color on your door and even your shutters can really make your house have a new fresh feel!

 

2. Light up the night!

Lining your walk way with lighting or putting some unique lamp posts outside can add a great touch, even during the day light! But at night it can make a huge difference!

 

curb appeal landscaping3. Flower Power!

Planting special bushes or blooming flowers can make a big statement for not a lot of money. Even hanging planters can draw attention to different sight lines. What a difference this landscaping makes!

 

 

front porch seating4. Add Seating!

Adding a bench or a patio set out front can help a house look homey. It also gives the feel of a relaxing and friendly environment. Just a simple bench on this front porch just makes it feel so inviting!

 

 

We know getting your home ready to sell can be confusing and stressful. We would love to make the process more smooth and exciting! If you are thinking of selling or buying in the Northern Virginia area, please give out team a call!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Gorgeous Updated Town House Just Listed in Sterling VA!

22248 GREAT TRAIL TER, STERLING, VA 20164

 

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LO8707139 – LOUDOUN Full Listing
22248 GREAT TRAIL TER, STERLING, VA 20164 Residential

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Exterior (Front)
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Status:  Active Style:  Colonial List Price:  $347,500   Live Mortgage Info
Ownership:  Fee Simple Type:  Townhouse Inc City/Town: 
Sale or Rental:  Sale TH Type:  Interior Zip:  20164 – 5225
Listing Type:  Excl. Right #Levels:  3 Election District:  8
Auction: No Transaction Type: Standard
Adv Sub:  Trailside #Fireplaces:  1 ADC Map Coord:   13G8
Legal Sub:  TRAILSIDE Model:  Washington
Condo/Coop Proj Name: Area: 
Tax ID:   032260479000 Total Taxes: $3,594 Level Location:
HOA Fee:  $217.00Quarterly Tax Year:  2014 Age:  17
C/C Fee:  / Lot AC/SF:   .04/1,742 Year Built:  1998
Elementary:  GUILFORD Middle:  STERLING High:  PARK VIEW
*School information is provided by independent third party sources and should not be relied upon without verification.
INTERIOR
Total Main Upper 1 Upper 2 Lower 1 Lower 2
Bedrooms:  4 1 0 3
Full Baths:  2 0 0 2
Half Baths:  1 1 0 0

    

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Fireplace
Foyer Main Hardwood
Living Room
19

 x 

12
Upper 1 Hardwood
Kitchen
18

 x 

17
Upper 1 Hardwood
Bedroom-Master
13

 x 

12
Upper 2 Carpet
Bedroom-Second
12

 x 

9
Upper 2 Carpet
Bedroom-Third
10

 x 

9
Upper 2 Carpet
Bedroom-Fourth
13

 x 

10
Main Hardwood
Recreation Rm
19

 x 

14
Main Hardwood Gas
FEATURES
Rooms:  Living Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Recreation Rm, Foyer
Main Entrance:  Foyer
Interior Style:  Floor Plan-Open
Dining/Kitchen:  Fam Rm Off Kit, Kit-Island, Kit-Dining Combo
Appliances:  Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven / Range – Gas, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Water Dispenser
Amenities:  Attached Master Bathroom, Bathroom(s) – Ceramic Tile, Chair Railing, Countertop(s) – Granite, Fireplace Mantel(s), Master Bedroom – Full Bathroom, Shades / Blinds, Wall to Wall Carpeting, Wood Floors
Security:  Electric Alarm, Security System
Windows/Doors:  French Doors, Six Panel Doors, Sliding Glass Door
Walls/Ceilings:  9’+ Ceilings
Basement:  No Foundation: 
Handicap:  None
Unit Description: 
R-Factor Basement:  R-Factor Ceilings:  R-Factor Walls: 
House Dimensions:   x SQFT-Tot Fin:  1924
Above Grade Unfinished:  Above Grade Finished:  1924
Below Grade Finished:  Below Grade Unfinished:  Tax Living Area: 1,924
Directions: 
DULLES TOLL RD.WEST, RIGHT ON RT.28 NORTH, RIGHT ON CHURCH ST., RIGHT ON DAVIS (1ST LIGHT)LEFT ON GREAT TRAIL TERRACE.
REMARKS
Internet/Public: 
Spacious & updated TH backing to trees in fantastic location! Sun filled open floor plan, Hdwds, huge LR, large kit w/granite, custom tile backsplash, SS appliances opens to dining/fam rm & leads to private deck backing to trees & W&OD Trail. Main level BR, 3 more BRs up. Huge rec rm w/gas FP leads to fenced rear yard. Minutes to Rt. 28, Rt. 7, Toll RD & Dulles Airport, only 8 mi. to Silver Line!
 
EXTERIOR
Building Sites/Lots:  Lot Dimension:   x  x Lot Acres/Sqft:  .04/1,742
Exterior:   Deck, Fenced – Fully, Fenced – Rear, Sidewalks
Exterior Construction:  Siding – Vinyl
Lot Description:  Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Lot Premium
Other Buildings:  Above Grade, Shed
Original Builder:  Miller & Smith New Construction:  No
Property Condition:  Renov/Remod, Shows Well
Roads: 
Roofing: 
Soil Type: 
Topography:  Level
Transportation: 
View/Exposure:  Garden/Lawn, Trees
Year Converted:  Year Renovated: 
PARKING
Parking:  Assigned
Garage Type:  # Gar/Carpt/Assgn Sp:   //2
Carport Type:  Parking Space #: 
Parking Incl in List Price:  No Parking Incl in Sale Price:  No Parking Block/Square: 
UTILITIES
Heat System:  Forced Air Heat Fuel:  Natural Gas
Cool System:  Central Air Conditioning Cool Fuel:  Electric
Water:  Public Hot Water:  Natural Gas
Sewer Septic:  Public Sewer
TV/Cable/Comm: 
Electric 12 Months/Average: Water 12 Months/Average:
Gas 12 Months/Average: Heating Oil 12 Months/Average:
Construction Materials: Energy Efficiency:
Energy Generation: Indoor Air Quality:
Water Conservation: Sustainability:
Green Verification Y/N:
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Earnest Money:  Other Fees:  /
Total Taxes: $3,594 City/Town Tax:  County Tax:  $3,594
Tax Year:  2014 Refuse Fee:  Tap: 
Water/Sewer Hook-up:  Front Foot Fee: 
Assessments: Special Tax Assess:  Yr Assessed:  2015
Land:  $100,000 Improvements:  $213,760 Total Tax Assessment: $313,760
Investor Ratio:  Total Units: 
Project Approved: 
Possession:  Settlement
HOA/CONDO
HOA Fee:  $217.00Quarterly HOA:  Yes
Condo/Coop Fee:  /
HOA/Condo/Coop Amenities:  Bike Trail, Jogging / Walking Path, Tot Lots / Playground
HOA/Condo/Coop Rules:  Covenants
HOA/Condo/Coop Fee Includes:  Management, Snow Removal, Tot Lot(s)/Plygrd, Trash Removal

 

 

 

Beautiful Condo/Townhome Just Listed in Fairfax!

4422B BEECHSTONE LN, FAIRFAX, VA 22033
  • Beautiful Condo/Townhome Just Listed in Fairfax!
  • 4422B BEECHSTONE LN, FAIRFAX, VA 22033

Wonderful TH style condo w/garage overlooking courtyard! Bright open floor plan has 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, formal LR, DR w/tray ceiling + study. Gourmet kitchen w/granite, spacious breakfast room leads to balcony. MBR suite has 2 WI closets, lux MBA w/sep shower & tub, balcony overlooking courtyard. Great location, walk to Whole Foods, mins to shopping, dining & more. Free Shuttle to Vienna Metro! List Price:  $424,900

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

DC Real Estate News- Less Home Owners Under Water in 2015!

good news

DC Real Estate News- Less Home Owners Under Water in 2015!
good news

Good news for DC area home owners- 12% of homeowners are upside down compared to 14.1 % last year according to core logic! This shows how well the DC market is doing and it is a good sign for the future of home values!

 

One thing that is great about the DC Metro area is that it consistently holds its real estate value better than most cities in the rest of the nation. Many cities in the US have underwater rates upwards of 15% to 30%. So the 12% in our real estate market here in Northern Virginia/DC Area shows the strength of our market!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Gorgeous Single Family with Beach Front in Spotsylvania!

11414 SEYMOUR LN, SPOTSYLVANIA, VA 22551

Gorgeous Single Family with Beach Front in Spotsylvania!

11414 SEYMOUR LN, SPOTSYLVANIA, VA 22551

11414 SEYMOUR LN, SPOTSYLVANIA, VA 22551

 

seymour outdoor space

seymour dock

Custom home on beautiful point lot w/300 ft. of bulkhead shoreline in gated Golf course community. Private beach, 2-deck boat dock w/electric lift. All brick, 3 car side load garage, 3 fin levels, 5 BR,s 4.5 BAs, 3 FPs, soaring ceilings, wall of windows in rear for amazing views. Double staircases to each level. Kit w/huge center island. Walk out LL w/rec rm, BR, game rm, BA. Amenities galore!

List Price:  $1,182,000

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Three Under Contract This Week Within 8 Days of Listing!

14480 COOL OAK LN ##14480, CENTREVILLE, VA 20121

Three Under Contract This Week Within 8 Days of Listing!

The market is still hot! We are thrilled for our clients that they got contracts so quickly! We are also thrilled with this consistent strong market. Keep the contracts coming!

14480 COOL OAK LN ##14480, CENTREVILLE, VA 20121

 

14480 COOL OAK LN ##14480, CENTREVILLE, VA 20121

Under Contract in 8 Days!!

 

10310 BUTTERNUT CIR, MANASSAS, VA 20110

10310 BUTTERNUT CIR, MANASSAS, VA 20110

Under Contract in 5 Days!

 

13516 LAVENDER MIST LN, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120

13516 LAVENDER MIST LN, CENTREVILLE, VA 20120

Under Contract in 7 Days!

 

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

 

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757

Alexandria Condo in The Plaza JUST LISTED!

805 HOWARD ST #331, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304

 

 

 

805 HOWARD ST #331, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22304

AX8663189 – List Price:  $259,900

Updated & bright two bedroom, two full bathroom condo w/underground garage parking & lush common area views from private balcony! Freshly painted w/two tone paint, new carpeting, light filled living toom & dining room, Kitchen w/new stainless steel appliances including smooth top range & hood. In unit washer & dryer, extra storage & parking space, amenities including pool, gym, tennis. Minutes to Old Town, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, BRAC, shopping.  Bus stop in front of Plaza

 

 

Virtual Tour: http://tours.dscreativegrouptours.com/public/vtour/display/358160?idx=1

Alexandria Condo in The Plaza

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Northern Virginia area, this is a great time! Please give our team a call! We would love to help you find your dream home!

Jennifer Young Homes

Keller Williams Realty

703-400-6757