WHAT SHOULD A SELLER LOOK FOR IN A REALTOR?

(Personality Is Always A Plus, But It Isn’t Everything! Statistics May Be Boring, But They Could Save You Time & Money!)

You’re thinking of selling. So how do you know which Realtor to work with? Your boss gave you the name of a Realtor. You met a Realtor you liked at an open house. Your sister-in law just got her license and says she’d love to help you. And what about the one who sold you your house 5 years ago (what’s his name again?).

Selling a home can be a very emotional decision. After all, this is your LIFE we’re talking about. The place where you created LOTS of memories. AND it’s your FUTURE we’re talking about. What happens with the sale of your home affects what options you have moving forward.

AND IT’S LIKELY ONE OF, IF NOT THE BIGGEST FINANCIAL DECISION OF YOUR LIFETIME. So you want to get it right. How do you do that?

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1. The Personality Factor: You’re not looking for a new BFF here. (If you don’t have kids – that’s “Best Friend Forever”!) But you DO want to make sure you “click” with the person. After all, this person will be advising you on factors that affect you and your family’s life to a great degree. So the person needs to understand you and your needs. You need to “get” each other and trust each other and be able to speak openly & directly. And so while having a relative or friend in the business may be nice as far as the “clicking” part goes, sometimes the “speaking openly & directly” part may be an issue. You may not want to tell that person all your personal financial information. And even if you do, you may not want to have the kind of open & direct conversations that are often part of selling your home. Preserving your friendship or family relationship may take precedence over doing business together. Worst case scenario: Something goes wrong. Wouldn’t you rather fire the Realtor you hired as a business decision versus firing your best friend or sister-in-law?

2. The Communication Factor: The most common complaint we hear from people who hire us after they have tried unsuccessfully to sell with another agent, is that “after the sign went up, we never heard from her again until she called to ask us to reduce the price.” So when you are looking at Realtors, ask HOW they communicate, WHAT types of information they provide and HOW OFTEN they do so. And make sure that what they do works for you. Your Realtor should have systems in place that provide you with ALL the information you need to make smart decisions.

3. The Expertise Factor: Your Realtor should be an expert in real estate AND an expert in your market. Did you know there are more than 1.2 million Realtors in the U.S.? And almost 10,000 Realtors in Northern Virginia? So make sure you have one with experience. The more homes they have sold, the better their skills are likely to be. (We call this the “Are you really a Realtor or do you just play one on TV” question.) More experience normally translates to a faster sale and a higher sales price for you!

You also want an expert in YOUR market. So how do you find out how much of an “expert” someone is? ASK FOR THE STATISTICS! They may be “boring”, but they could save you TIME and MONEY.

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Here’s an example:

Last year in Vienna, The Belt Team sold 58 homes. That is 3 times as many homes as the next best agent. The “average agent” in Northern VA did not even sell 1 home in Vienna. Not only did we sell more homes, we sold them 15 days FASTER and for MORE MONEY than average (1.4% more). So in this example, if your mortgage payment is $4,000/month and your home sold for $800,000 – The Belt Team would have saved you $2,000 by selling your home 15 days faster (1/2 of one mortgage payment) plus $11,200 by selling it for a higher percentage of list price than average.

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This is why you need to ASK FOR THE STATS (in other words – “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”)

Contact us if you would like a FREE copy of “41 Questions You Need To Ask When Interviewing A Realtor To Sell Your Home” or “90 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Sale“. (If you’re ready to list your home NOW, call (703) 242-3975 to schedule an appointment.)

Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements – Jan 28 & 29

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.htmlTGIF – Time for our Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements!

First – here’s our video. In honor of the thunder storm that welcomed Northern Virginia into the day today, we bring you “Thunder Road” from Bruce Springsteen! (Because really – who doesn’t like Bruce?!)

And speaking of “Thunder Road“, did you ever wonder how streets get their names? If so, check out an article we wrote for our Life In Vienna blog a while back. The boy scouts touring our new construction project had the same question.

And speaking of touring homes, we’ve got two great homes being held open this weekend. So stop by & visit – one of them may be YOUR Dream Home!

Now – here’s Bruce! (Scroll down for open house details.)

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OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3PM – 108 Battle St SE in Vienna – $1,339,500!

This fabulous new home is just getting its finishing touches! Custom built by master builder Dominion Associates – crafting Vienna since 1979! Enjoy an elegant Hardiplank & stone elevation with charming porch feature, upgraded finishes & quality throughout, luxurious kitchen, first floor library, two fireplaces, an oversized deck, finished lower level with fifth bedroom, 4th full bath, & wet bar. Madison High School pyramid and fabulous “in-town” location!

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) to “downtown Vienna”, left Park St, right Moore Ave, 1st right on Spring St to end of Spring St. Home straight ahead on Battle.

More Info about 108 Battle St SE in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4PM – 9969 Cyrandall Dr in Oakton

REDUCED TO $599,000

This fabulous townhome has three finished levels including gleaming hardwood floors on the main level ~ a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliamces ~ kitchen is open to family room with gas fireplace plus sunny breakfast area ~ vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms ~ master suite with sitting area & luxurious bath ~ wlkout lower level to fenced backyard. Best of all – LESS THAN A MILE TO VIENNA METRO!

Directions: I-66 to Rt 123 North toward Vienna, Right Jermantown Rd, Jermantown turns into Blake Ln, Right on Cyrandall Valley Rd, Right Cyrandall Drive to #9969 on left.

More Info about 9969 Cyrandall Drive in Oakton

Contact The Belt Team

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WHERE DOES THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA REAL ESTATE MARKET STAND? HOW DID 2011 COMPARE TO 2010?

Earlier this month, our CEO Terry Belt shared his forecast for the 2012 market. (You can read about what’s in store for Northern Virginia here.) But how did we finish 2011 in comparison to 2010? Let’s take a look at the numbers. Instead of doing an analysis on the market as a whole, let’s break it down a little. As we know, real estate is local. So we selected 9 sample markets to analyze: Vienna, Oakton, McLean, Great Falls, Reston, Fairfax, Herndon, Falls Church & Arlington. Let’s see how things shook out:

Northern Virginia Real Estate Stats from The Belt Team

So – what do we conclude from all these stats?

In every area listed, sales are down. This is a fact that has been trumpeted throughout the press. “Home Sales Dropping” is the typical Doomsday headline. If you don’t look at ALL the information and just read the headline, you might conclude that this is a bad thing. But let’s keep looking.

What we also see in the statistics above is that in 7 out of 9 areas, the average home price ROSE. In the lower priced areas – we saw the average price rise as much as 7.8% in just one year. It seems the market has not only “bottomed out” in these areas, but has turned back up.

Only 2 areas (McLean & Great Falls) did not see prices rise. However, these 2 areas did see a rise in the average sales price as compared to original list price. This may signal that we are approaching bottom there. The “luxury” markets typically trend just a bit behind the more affordable markets. But as the affordable markets have turned, so the luxury markets usually follow.

So – now you know what prices are doing. But are we in a Buyer’s Market or a Seller’s Market?

In this case, let’s take a look at an overall analysis of the DC Region. If we compare the inventory level at the end of December 2011 to December 2010, here’s what we find:

  • Single Family Home Inventory: DOWN 18.5%
  • Townhome Inventory: DOWN 30%
  • Condominium Inventory: DOWN 29.1%

This puts our region in general at a 5-6 month supply of homes – trypically considered neither a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market – but a Balanced Market. However, it’s important to note that there are places in Northern Virginia where housing supply is closer to 3-4 months and this puts those markets closer to a Seller’s Market. So if you’re reading this and thinking about buying or selling, call us at (703-242-3975). We’ll do a much more detailed analysis specific to your city, home type, price range, school district, etc.

If you are looking for an advocate to help you navigate & negotiate in TODAY’s market, email The Belt Team or call us at (703) 242-3975. Call now to schedule a Buyer or Seller consultation, to request a FREE WRITTEN REPORT of your home’s value or to be put on our FREE PRIORITY NOTIFICATION LIST for special buying opportunities that are not in the MLS or on the Internet. You can’t afford not to. (Find out why you don’t want to miss out on “The Belt Team Experience“!)

The New Year is upon us. But if we travel back to 2007-2009 and review the news headlines one would think it was Halloween for several years in real estate.  You may remember some of these news bytes:

“Housing Horror”- Crain’s Business

“U.S. Housing Crash Deepens in 2008 After Record Drop” – Bloomberg

“Worst Case Scenario” CNN/Fortune

and on and on . . . .

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It was “Friday the 13th” every day for a while as literally every local market in the country experienced falling sales and homes values as buyers froze and the banking, mortgage, building, and residential brokerage industries came to a virtual standstill.

In Northern Virginia, depending on location and price range, values dropped between 25-50 percent from peak, new home construction slowed drastically, some national builders left our market or went out of business, and many local small builders went bankrupt or could not obtain construction financing.  The number of real estate agents and mortgage brokers began to shrink.  Consumer confidence was at all-time lows.  And in 2009, the Northern Virginia area lost jobs for the first time since 1990-1992.

It’s good to learn from the past and not to live in it.

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At the end of 2011 and headed in to 2012, local headlines read differently.  Reminding ourselves that residential real estate is local, local, local and not a national market, our region has performed fantasticly compared to most every other market in the USA.  Vienna in particular was ranked the #5 best housing market in the USA according to a recently released study by Bloomberg/BusinessWeek with median home values increasing almost 13% in 2011.  Yes, 13%, that is not a “typo”!  While not ranked in the report, many of the other local adjacent communities are doing comparatively well, especially as you get closer to Washington, DC.  Thanks to a healthy local economy and extremely affordable interest rates for mortgages, we are experiencing the most stable market since the frenzied run up of 2004-2007.

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According to the GMU Center for Regional Analysis, Northern Virginia’s unemployment rate is at 4.5%, which is about one half the national rate. A significant number of new jobs were added in 2011 and many of those were filled with people relocating to our area. The market theme most weeks and almost every month in 2011 was a decrease in the inventory of homes compared to the week/month before and year over year.  The latest numbers show that as of December 12, 2011 the Washington, DC region had 48,934 versus 64,266 units during the same week of 2010.  That’s a whopping 23.9% decrease.  The months’ supply of homes is now 6.1 compared to almost 8 months a year ago. Locally the month’s supply is between 2-6 months depending on price range, home style and type. A 5-6 month supply of homes is considered to be a balanced market between buyers and sellers.

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The data also shows that total sales volume for 2011 is less than 2010 and if you read news headlines highlighting this it can be misleading.  The truth is that sales are off because there are fewer new listings, especially attractive homes that people want to buy. The result is a pressure on prices to increase, which we saw in 2011.  Some headlines will also state the fact that in most areas the time to sell a home has increased and the percentage of list price is decreasing.  Again, the uneducated buyer or seller that relies on headlines and sound bytes might think that it is a buyer’s market.  The truth is that homes that are prepared properly, show well and are priced to what the market comparables indicate value is are selling quickly in weeks not months and in many cases with more than one offer.

So what is in store for 2012?

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The local real estate market is not as volatile as the stock market and residential real estate markets move at a much slower pace.  While we always experience temporary fluctuations in local housing activity that affect the psychology of buyers and sellers due to national news events like the recent credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s or 911 or local incidents like the sniper attacks, weather, earthquakes, etc; the local  trends we see in housing are expected to sustain in the new year.  As long as mortgage rates remain at or near historical lows, affordability at all time highs and our local economy is healthy, expect 2012 to look very similar to 2011.

This is what the final report from The GMU Center for Regional Analysis titled “Housing the Regions Future Workforce.  Policy Challenges for Local Jurisdictions” stated in the summary of key research findings in the 4th quarter of 2011:

“Over the next 20 years, the Washington DC metropolitan area will add more than a million net new jobs. At the same time, the region will need 1.8 million replacement workers to fill jobs vacated by retirees and others. The ability to absorb these new workers into the region and to ensure robust regional economic growth depends critically on providing a sufficient amount of housing of the right types and prices and in the right places.” “If each jurisdiction provided enough housing to accommodate all of its future workers, the Washington DC region needs to add 731,457 net new housing units between 2010 and 2030.”

If the research and forecast for population and job growth is even remotely accurate, the future for housing in our area is sound.  Happy selling and buying in the new year to come!

If you are looking for an advocate to help you navigate & negotiate in TODAY’s market, email The Belt Team or call us at (703) 242-3975. Our expertise is the Northern Virginia real estate market. Call now to schedule a Buyer or Seller consultation, to request a FREE WRITTEN REPORT of your home’s value or to be put on our FREE PRIORITY NOTIFICATION LIST for special buying opportunities that are not in the MLS or on the Internet. You can’t afford not to.

Just Listed in Westwood Forest – Close to Tysons & the Town of Vienna!

8701 Coldstream Drive in Vienna – $774,900

This charming colonial is in a fabulous, sought after neighborhood near Tysons & the Town of Vienna. Enjoy easy access to popular shops, restaurants & amenities. Three finished levels include a family room with woodburning fireplace ~ eat-in kitchen ~ master suite with sitting room & luxurious, updated bath ~ walkout lower level ~ deck with stairs down to a flagstone patio.

More Info about 8701 Coldstream Drive in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team – We have LOTS of listings coming on the market this Spring. Let us know if you would like to be on our PRIORITY NOTIFICATION LIST so that you can find out about listings BEFORE they hit the market!

Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements for Jan 21 & 22

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.htmlTGIF – Time for our Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements!

So . . . there’s a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our area until 1PM Saturday. But that doesn’t stop The Belt Team from selling homes. And it shouldn’t stop you from making your real estate dreams come true either. So, we’ve got three fabulous homes being held open for you this weekend. We say “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow“. Hope to see you there! (Scroll down for this weekend’s open house info!) First – here’s a little inspiration!

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OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3PM – 108 Battle St SE in Vienna – $1,339,500!

This fabulous new home is just getting its finishing touches! Custom built by master builder Dominion Associates – crafting Vienna since 1979! Enjoy an elegant Hardiplank & stone elevation with charming porch feature, upgraded finishes & quality throughout, luxurious kitchen, first floor library, two fireplaces, an oversized deck, finished lower level with fifth bedroom, 4th full bath, & wet bar. Madison High School pyramid and fabulous “in-town” location!

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) to “downtown Vienna”, left Park St, right Moore Ave, 1st right on Spring St to end of Spring St. Home straight ahead on Battle.

More Info about 108 Battle St SE in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SATURDAY 1 – 3PM – 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna – $850,000

This lovely colonial is in a tranquil cul-de-sac in a super convenient Vienna location. Enjoy hardwood floors throughout the main level, a fantastic family room with woodburning fireplace, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, master bedroom with sitting room, gas fireplace & luxurious master bath, finished walkout lower level with 5th bedroom, & 3rd full bath, plus a large rec room. Walk to the Town of Vienna and all the amenities Vienna has to offer! $850,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South, Left Niblick Drive, Left Wolftrap Road, Left Westwood Terrace to #2010.

More Info about 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM – 3007 Sayre Road, Fairfax, VA – $499,900

This charming all stone rambler is on a gorgeous wooded .70 acre lot one half mile from Vienna Metro. Two car garage ~ refinished hardwood floors on the main level ~ marble surround fireplace in living room with built-in shelving surround ~ finished walkout lower level with family roon & stone fireplace, fourth bedroom & 3rd full bath

More Info about 3007 Sayre Road in Fairfax

Directions: From 66: Exit Nutley St South to Right on Saintsbury (at light), then left on Sayre to #3007. Or from Route 123, Right on Blake, Left Five Oaks, Right on Sayre.

Read about “Life in Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements – Jan 14 & 15

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.htmlTGIF – Time for our Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements!

Our video this week is dedicated to all of you who are out browsing open houses, getting to know the market and thinking about buying a home. Last weekend, all of our open houses were packed. It appears that great minds think alike and many of you are thinking of buying either your first home or a new home. So, our video sends a message just for you. Here’s Stevie Ray Vaughn with “If The House Is Rockin, Don’t Bother Knockin, Come On In“. Scroll down for this weekend’s open house info!

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OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3PM – 108 Battle St SE in Vienna – $1,339,500!

This fabulous new home is just getting its finishing touches! Custom built by master builder Dominion Associates – crafting Vienna since 1979! Enjoy an elegant Hardiplank & stone elevation with charming porch feature, upgraded finishes & quality throughout, luxurious kitchen, first floor library, two fireplaces, an oversized deck, finished lower level with fifth bedroom, 4th full bath, & wet bar. Madison High School pyramid and fabulous “in-town” location!

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) to “downtown Vienna”, left Park St, right Moore Ave, 1st right on Spring St to end of Spring St. Home straight ahead on Battle.

More Info about 108 Battle St SE in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-3 PM – 9626 Counsellor Drive in Vienna – $609,900

Charming five bedroom colonial in desirable Barrister’s Place! Three finished levels including a walkout lower level, family room with fireplace, hardwood floors under carpet on upper level – plus in living room, dining room & family room. Large level backyard with patio. Mere minutes to the “heart of Vienna”, W&OD Trail & Metro Bus – plus in the Madison High School Pyramid! $626,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South, Right Lawyers Rd, Right Abbotsford, Right Counsellro Dr to #9626

More Info about 9626 Counsellor Drive in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-3PM – 9850 Hidden Estates Cove in Vienna – $849,000

Beautiful custom home mere minutes from Vienna Metro! Welcoming wrap-around front porch, hardwood floors throughout main & upper levels, kitchen with new appliances opens to exceptionally spacious breakfast room, family room with fireplace, tray ceiling master bedroom with fireplace plus master bath with vaulted ceiling & skylights over tub, finished walkup lower level.

Directions: Route 66: Exit Nutley Street toward Vienna past Metro, Left Courthouse Road pass Nottoway Park, Right Hidden Road, immediate left Hidden Cove Estates to 9850 Hodden Estates Cove.

More Info about 9850 Hidden Estates Cove in Vienna

Contact The Belt Team


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OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3PM – 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna – $850,000

This lovely colonial is in a tranquil cul-de-sac in a super convenient Vienna location. Enjoy hardwood floors throughout the main level, a fantastic family room with woodburning fireplace, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, master bedroom with sitting room, gas fireplace & luxurious master bath, finished walkout lower level with 5th bedroom, & 3rd full bath, plus a large rec room. Walk to the Town of Vienna and all the amenities Vienna has to offer! $850,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South, Left Niblick Drive, Left Wolftrap Road, Left Westwood Terrace to #2010.

More Info about 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

Should We Sell Our Home Now or Wait Til Spring?

Should we put our home on the market now? Or should we wait until Spring? How long does it take the average Buyer to find a home? And where do they start their search?

“This Month In Real Estate” answers these questions & more:

For a personal consultation about what makes the most sense for YOU – call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. We’ll help you navigate the process and figure out what is in YOUR best interests!

Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1324331373.htmlTGIF – Time for our Friday Funday Video & Open House Announcements!

In the movie “Country Strong“, Gwyneth Paltrow sings the song “Coming Home“. She sings “Home . . . One place you’re always welcome. A pink flamingo, double wide. One bedroom in a high rise. A mansion on a hill.” So – our Friday Funday video today goes out to all of you who are looking for just the right place to call home. I can’t say we have a pink flamingo double wide for you to see this weekend, but if you’re looking for a high rise or a mansion – you’re in good shape. And a great place to start is by visiting some of our fabulous open houses. Scroll down for details, but first here’s a song to inspire you:

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OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-4PM – 108 Battle St SE in Vienna – $1,339,500!

  

  

This fabulous new home is being held open for the very first time. Custom built by master builder Dominion Associates – crafting Vienna since 1979! Enjoy an elegant Hardiplank & stone elevation with charming porch feature, upgraded finishes & quality throughout, luxurious kitchen, first floor library, two fireplaces, an oversized deck, finished lower level with fifth bedroom, 4th full bath, & wet bar. Madison High School pyramid and fabulous “in-town” location!

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South (Maple Ave) to “downtown Vienna”, left Park St, right Moore Ave, 1st right on Spring St to end of Spring St. Home straight ahead on Battle.

More Info about 108 Battle St SE in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4PM – 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna – $850,000

This lovely colonial is in a tranquil cul-de-sac in a super convenient Vienna location. Enjoy hardwood floors throughout the main level, a fantastic family room with woodburning fireplace, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, master bedroom with sitting room, gas fireplace & luxurious master bath, finished walkout lower level with 5th bedroom, & 3rd full bath, plus a large rec room. Walk to the Town of Vienna and all the amenities Vienna has to offer! $850,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South, Left Niblick Drive, Left Wolftrap Road, Left Westwood Terrace to #2010.

More Info about 2010 Westwood Terrace in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team


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OPEN SUNDAY 1-4 PM – 9626 Counsellor Drive in Vienna – $609,900

Charming five bedroom colonial in desirable Barrister’s Place! Three finished levels including a walkout lower level, family room with fireplace, hardwood floors under carpet on upper level – plus in living room, dining room & family room. Large level backyard with patio. Mere minutes to the “heart of Vienna”, W&OD Trail & Metro Bus – plus in the Madison High School Pyramid! $626,000

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 South, Right Lawyers Rd, Right Abbotsford, Right Counsellro Dr to #9626

More Info about 9626 Counsellor Drive in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM – 1003 Westbriar Drive in Vienna – $629,990!

This charming all brick home is in a fantastic Vienna location – close to both the Town of Vienna and all it has to offer – AND also to Tysons Corner with easy commuting routes, shops, restaurants & more! Enjoy hardwood floors throughout most of the main level, spacious living room with fireplace, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom ELFA closets in all four bedrooms plus a lower level with rec room, office, bedroom, 1.5 baths, and a bonus room. Madison HS pyramid!

Directions: From Tysons: Route 123 (Maple Ave) into Vienna, Right Westbriar Drive to #1003.

More Info about 1003 Westbriar Drive in Vienna

Read about “Life In Vienna”

Contact The Belt Team

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OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4PM – 9969 Cyrandall Drive in Oakton – $639,900

This fabulous townhome has three finished levels including gleaming hardwood floors on the main level ~ a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops & stainless steel appliamces ~ kitchen is open to family room with gas fireplace plus sunny breakfast area ~ vaulted ceilings in all bedrooms ~ master suite with sitting area & luxurious bath ~ wlkout lower level to fenced backyard. Best of all – LESS THAN A MILE TO VIENNA METRO!

Directions: I-66 to Rt 123 North toward Vienna, Right Jermantown Rd, Jermantown turns into Blake Ln, Right on Cyrandall Valley Rd, Right Cyrandall Drive to #9969 on left.

More Info about 9969 Cyrandall Drive in Oakton

Contact The Belt Team

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Cell Phones For Soldiers – Help Our Soldiers Call Home

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We need your help!

The Belt Team is participating in the Cell Phones For Soldiers program this month. While troops may be coming home from Iraq, there are still many soldiers serving and protecting us around the world. This program is close to our hearts. Two of our Belt Team members (Krissy Cruse & Mary Jane Perry) have active duty spouses (in the United States Marine Corps & United States Navy respectively), Mary Jane is also retired from the United States Navy herself, Pauline Knipe’s spouse, a Desert Storm vet, served as an officer in the Unites States Marine Corps and Jerry Belt served in the United States Air Force. So we especially know what it’s like to be far away from home & feeling disconnected.

The goal of the program is to help our soldiers be able to call home. Here’s how it works:

  • Cell Phones For Soldiers sells them to a company that recycles phones.
  • The money that is received from the recycling company is used to buy calling cards that are sent to our soldiers.

Simple – right?

We bet lots of you got new cell phones for Christmas or just have old phones sitting around doing nothing . . . and now you know what to do with them! Help The Belt Team reach our office goal of 100 phones!

Contact The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 or email us at Info@TheBeltTeam.com and we will arrange a time for pick up. (You can also drop them off at our office: Keller Williams Realty – 6820 Elm Street in McLean.)

PS – All kinds of phones are accepted. They don’t have to be working. And we don’t need all the accessories. You can use this cell phone data erasing tool to remove personal info from your phone before you donate it.

Have further questions? Check out the Cell Phones For Soldiers FAQs

Thanks in advance for your generosity!