To Stage or Not To Stage – THAT Is The Question!

  • Should you “stage” your home before you put your home on the market?
  • Does it really make a difference?
  • Is it worth the money & time spent?

These are great questions! Here is the research-based answer:

The Belt Team is all about maximizing profits for our Sellers. It’s why we pay for a PROFESSIONAL stager to consult with all of our Sellers before they go on the market. We go the extra mile to ensure you get the most when you sell your home.

If you’re thinking of selling a home in Northern Virginia, call Belt Team CEO, Terry Belt, at (703) 242-3975. We’ll schedule your listing consultation, and schedule a consultation with our professional stager so you are ready when we send a professional photographer to shoot the photos of your home!

Terry Belt & The Belt Team: Ranked in the Top 10 Real Estate Teams in The State of VA by Wall Street Journal

Coming Soon in Vienna’s Westwood Forest

Ideal location for commuting, shopping, dining & more! Close to both Tysons Corner and all the wonderful amenities of the Town of Vienna!

Call (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Home For Sale Westwood Forest

Another gorgeous home listed by Terry Belt & The Belt Team!

(The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY other Realtor or team. If you’d like to buy or sell a home in Vienna – call Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team!)

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Coming Soon in Vienna’s Wexford East

Home For Sale Wexford East

If you’re looking for a wonderful home in a location that’s ideal for easy commuting, popular schools & convenient shopping – we’ve got just the home for you! Coming on the market next week!

Call (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Home For Sale Wexford East Home For Sale Wexford East

Another gorgeous home listed by Terry Belt & The Belt Team!

(The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY other Realtor or team. If you’d like to buy or sell a home in Vienna – call Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team!)

 

 

Coming Soon On 1.88 Gorgeous Acres in Vienna

Custom Home on Almost 2 Acres in Vienna

Just listed on East Hunter Valley Road in Vienna – and oh so much better than the average “cookie cutter mansion”! This custom home has all sorts of unique features – including a lovely private pool and an indoor sport court & exercise facility! Plus it’s tucked away in a tranquil setting on 1.88 gorgeous acres!

Call (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Custom Home on almost 2 Acres

Another gorgeous home listed by Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team!

(The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY other Realtor or team. If you’d like to buy or sell a home in Vienna – call Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team!)

 

Coming Soon in Vienna’s Sought After Symphony Hills

Symphony Hills Vienna VA

We just listed a fabulous home in popular Symphony Hills. Call (703) 242-3975 for more info! Coming on the market next week!

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Another gorgeous home listed by Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team!

(The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY other Realtor or team. If you’d like to buy or sell a home in Vienna – call Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team!)

New Construction in Vienna – Open Sunday, May 18th

New Home in Vienna VA Taurus Enterprises LLCMaster builder, Taurus Enterprises, is just putting the finishing touches on this gorgeous new home at 330 Sherwood Drive NE in close-in Vienna. Stop by on Sunday to check it out! You’ll appreciate approximately 6,000 finished square feet with six bedrooms, six full baths, two half baths, two owners’ suites (one on the main level!), 10′ ceilings, two staircases, two fireplaces and more. Top craftsmanship & quality upgrades!

OPEN SUNDAY, MAY 18th 1-3PM

For more info or to schedule a showing, call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975.

More info about 330 Sherwood Drive NEW (including floorplans)

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Just Listed – Oak Hill Beauty on a Cul-de-Sac

If you’re looking for an elegant & spacious brick front colonial in Oak Hill with a great cul-de-sac location in Franklin Corner – we just listed one! Four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, three finished levels and a fabulous backyard!

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3011 Jonquilla Ct Oak Hill VA

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Another gorgeous home listed by Terry Belt & The Belt Team

Real Estate Prices Continue To Rise in MOST of Northern VA

Northern VA Real Estate

A year-over-year comparison for home prices in Northern Virginia (for homes that sold Jan 1 thru April 30th) shows there are only a few areas left where home prices did not rise over last year.

McLean

Although sales were down 10% in 2014 vs 2013, the average home price of homes sold also fell 13%. This means Buyers in certain price points MAY be able to get a deal! The caveat to this is that home sales varied from as low as $215,000 to as high as $3,400,000 so far this year. The lower the price point, the less likely you are to get a deal and you probably will still be competing.

Dunn Loring

Sales were up 33%. But the average price of a home sold fell 7%. However, Dunn Loring is a statistical anomaly. With only 3-4 sales during the Jan-April timeframe each year, you cannot truly chart this as a falling market.

Burke

Burke “technically” makes it onto the list of areas where home prices did not rise year-over-year. Prices went down .1%. (That’s “point one percent – NOT one percent). Sales actually rose in Burke this year. We’ll be keeping our eye on this area to see what transpires over the rest of the Spring.

Other than McLean, Dunn Loring & Burke – every other area’s prices rose from last year!

Most areas rose somewhere less than 5%, while two areas showed price increases of more than 7%. Arlington, Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Sterling & Vienna – all fall into the first category. While Oakton & Springfield fall into the latter.

If you’re buying or selling a home, it’s imperative you know the market trends not just in YOUR city – but also your school district and neighborhood. This will help guide your pricing strategy. Statistics are not the ONLY guide to pricing, but are an important piece of the puzzle – whether you’re a Seller deciding on where to price your home for market – or a Buyer deciding whether to offer above or below list price.

Here are general stats for Northern Virginia.

Call (703) 242-3975 if you would like a zip code, school district or neighborhood analysis.

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Northern VA 2013 Sales 2014 Sales Yr Over Yr Avg SP 2013 Avg SP 2014 Yr Over Yr
Alexandria 1420 1306 -8% $467,712 $496,433 6%
Arlington 839 751 -10% $582,945 $586,994 0.7%
Ashburn 477 396 -17% $468,098 $472,508 0.9%
Burke 153 167 9% $427,016 $426,518 -0.1%
Centreville 266 271 2% $362,482 $376,142 3.8%
Chantilly 229 218 -5% $429,903 $465,667 8.3%
Dunn Loring 3 4 33% $897,333 $834,000 -7.1%
Fairfax 620 534 -14% $474,712 $487,474 2.7%
Falls Church 407 369 -9% $465,892 $486,850 4.5%
Great Falls 78 44 -44% $1,213,930 $1,203,783 -0.8%
Herndon 214 197 -8% $437,149 $458,407 4.9%
McLean 217 195 -10% $1,071,602 $933,403 -12.9%
Oakton 93 69 -26% $571,826 $612,194 7.1%
Reston 301 298 -1% $432,459 $455,443 5.3%
Springfield 318 344 8% $404,473 $436,536 7.9%
Sterling 302 310 3% $362,709 $380,380 4.9%
Vienna 236 210 -11% $731,906 $746,379 2.0%

The Belt Team’s Mission Statement is “Changing Lives For The Better” – if it’s time to change YOURS, call (703) 242-3975 or email The Belt Team and let us know how we can help!

New Listings & May 11th Open Houses – Arlington, Leesburg & Vienna

It’s all about location in real estate and we have listed 3 homes with FABulous locations.

All 3 homes will be open this Sunday, May 11th!

Foxridge Drive in Leesburg – Open Sunday, May 11th 1PM to 4PM

List Price: $379,900

Directions and more info about 507 Foxridge Dr SW in Leesburg

3 bedroom home for sale in leesburg
507 Foxridge Drive, S.W. in Leesburg – $379,900

 

2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Condo/TH in Bedford Park- Near Clarendon Metro – Open Sunday, May 11th 1PM to 4PM 

List Price: $415,000

Directions and more info about 148B N Bedford Street in Arlington

TH Near Clarendon Metro
148 N Bedford St in Arlington – $415,000

New Home on Sherwood Drive NW in Vienna – Open Sunday, May 11th 2PM to 4PM

List Price: $1,395,000

Directions and more info about 330 Sherwood Dr NE in Vienna

New Home in Vienna VA Taurus Enterprises LLC
330 Sherwood Dr NE in Vienna – $1,395,000

 Call The Belt Team at (703) 2424-3975 to schedule showings on any of the homes above!

A Day Without . . . . .

Imagine a day without coffee . . .

A Day Without Coffee

Ok – maybe that’s not too hard.

But what about a day without coffee, diapers, toothpaste, soap, sugar, laundry detergent, toilet paper and a host of other “basics”?!

Please join The Belt Team and Keller Williams McLean on Thursday as we celebrate KELLER WILLIAMS RED DAY by collecting food & toiletries to replenish the shelves at SHARE of McLean.

The Belt Team Community Service

RED Day (Renew, Energize and Donate) is a worldwide Keller Williams Realty service initiative. Thousands of Keller Williams Realtors and staff members will be donating their time, talent & treasure on May 8th in an effort to help our local communities. You see, at Keller Williams, it’s our motto to “give where we live.” And at The Belt Team – our Mission Statement is “Changing Lives for the Better” – and that doesn’t just apply to real estate!

Our local McLean office will participate in a drive to benefit SHARE of McLean. SHARE was established in 1969 by a coalition of religious and civic institutions to meet the emergency needs of the less fortunate in McLean, Great Falls, Pimmit Hills and surrounding areas. . And yes – they DO exist in our area. Many of them work 2, 3 & more jobs to survive – jobs that often serve the more affluent residents in our area. Share also serves a large number of seniors who just can’t meet their own needs. Last year they served over 2,500 families (more than 7,500 people).

Tom Francis & Christy Belt Grossman Red Day Keller Williams Realty McLean

Share is sustained by donations of food, clothing, furniture and funds, and is administered by ALL volunteers. Agents from our McLean/Great Falls Keller Williams office (including members of The Belt Team) will be outside the McLean Giant (all day!) & Great Falls Safeway (4-7PM). We will be collecting groceries and donations on behalf of SHARE. Look for our tent!

If you would like to participate in this effort, here’s the list of items that SHARE is particularly in need of:

  • Grape or strawberry jelly or jam
  • White sugar
  • White rice
  • Ground coffee
  • Black tea
  • Mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup
  • Cooking oil
  • Chunky chicken soups (only this kind)
  • 100% juice
  • Bars of soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Tuna fish
  • Cereal
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes

Thanks in advance for your support!

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