OMG! What Realtors Say To Other Realtors About YOUR House

Home Selling Mistakes

If your home has been on the market, and it’s not selling as fast as you expected, it could be that your home is one of the ones Realtors are talking about to each other! (But don’t worry, these are all fixable issues!)

Here are some real life examples of “What Realtors Say To Other Realtors About YOUR House”:

1. “Interesting” MLS Descriptions:

Here’s a real example from our local MLS: “Basic rancher in good shape, but has working Single Father Decor“.

A Realtor friend posted this on Facebook and asked “I wonder if THAT was approved by the Seller?!

It may accurately convey the state of the home, but it doesn’t help you sell. It night be wiser to list your home with a professional who will provide a free consultation with a professional stager. Even if you don’t choose to hire the stager, she will provide you with no cost ways to prepare your home so you put your best foot forward.

2. Inaccurate MLS Entry:

If your home hasn’t been shown much, it could be that your agent entered it wrong in the MLS. Check out this Facebook post from another Realtor friend of mine:

Why My Home Isn't Selling

This happens a lot. Sometimes the number of bedrooms is wrong. Sometimes townhomes are listed as condos. Sometimes homes are listed in the wrong zip or city!

3. Oops, We Hid The Property Address:

Why My Home Isn't Selling

This could possibly be a tactic to get people to call, but we think it works in reverse. Most people will just go on to the next home for sale. Kind of hard to find an open house when you don’t have an address, right?!

4. Typos That Make You Cringe:

Why My Home Isn't Selling

Enough said here!

5. “Charlie” Is Home:

Why My Home Isn't Selling

The reaction above (even from “dog” people) is not unusual. (Here’s how we advise our clients if they are selling a home when they have a pet.)

6. Ugly Christmas Sweater:

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You should see the pictures agents post. If you think the paint or wallpaper in your home doesn’t need to come down, you might think again because your home may have been entered in someone’s Facebook contest for UGLIEST ROOM. (It’s kind of like the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party – except online.)

How Do We Fix This?

The one thing we see in common in most of the cases like the above, is that Sellers sometimes choose Realtors who are not full-time, who are not professional, who don’t work with professionals and/or who work solo without teams to handle the details.

If you’re selling your home, don’t be short sighted. Listing with your sister, your neighbor, your friend, or your local discount broker just might not be in your best interests!

You deserve the BEST Realtors in Northern VA to protect your asset. Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 and ask about a FREE staging consultation with a professional stager, FREE listing photos from a professional photographer and FULL SERVICE from a professional team. Belt Team listings sell FASTER and for MORE MONEY than average.

Don’t be the house everyone is talking about, but no one is selling!

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2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open June 25

2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY June 25th 1-3:30pm. YOU’VE DRIVEN BY A MILLION TIMES! DON”T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE INSIDE! Here’s a sneak peek:

Price and LOTS more photos of 2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181

Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Completely renovated & expanded 1925 manor house in the heart of Vienna…truly a one of a kind gem! This 5,900 sq ft home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, dramatic moldings & architectural details, two stunning owners suites w/private verandas (perfect in-law suite!), 5 fireplaces, heated floors, a gourmet kitchen & much more. Spectacular outdoor living & rec spaces. A rare opportunity to own this special property!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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4th of July Fireworks and More in Northern VA in 2017

It’s super fun to live in a historic area like Northern VA, especially on July 4th when the skies light up with fireworks all around. We polled one of Northern VA’s top real estate teams (The Belt Team) for their favorite celebrations and here they are for your enjoyment. Happy Birthday America!

Saturday, July 1

Lake Fairfax Park – Fireworks, food & family fun.

Tuesday, July 4th

Vienna’s July 4th Festival – fireworks at Southside Park. Seating available at Yeonas Park & near the playground at Southside Park. Music begins at 7:15 with popular local band Fat Chance, with fireworks at dark (approx 9:30). There will also be a pie eating contest and a hot dog eating contest!

McLean’s Independence Day Celebration – Fireworks at Churchill Elementary School. Snack vendors & a DJ. Grounds open at 6:30 PM. Fireworks at 9:30.

Herndon’s 4th of July Celebration –  a classic celebration featuring entertainment, arts & crafts activities, bingo, and family games. Fireworks are choreographed to music and start at 9:30PM.

Great Falls Hometown Celebration – Great Falls does it up right with an ALL DAY celebration including a 5K Walk/Run, blood drive, parades, music, food & more! Fireworks are at Turner Farm Park after dusk.

Fairfax 51st Annual Independence Day Celebration – The show starts at 6 PM at Fairfax High School with music and dancing on stage. Fireworks follow the show at 9:30, with music continuing afterwards. Earlier in the day you can enjoy the parade down Main Street, along with the SuperHero Fest, Old Fashioned Firemen’s Day & more!

THE BIG DADDY OF THEM ALL – The National Mall Fourth of July Celebration – Everyone has to do this at least once! There are concerts and fireworks and LOTS of fun amidst the most incredible background you could ever imagine. You can view the fireworks from VA or DC. If you plan to be on the Mall, prepare early because there will be security.

If you’re thinking of moving to or from Northern VA, call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. Our family would love to help your family make the RIGHT move. We have all raised our families here. And many of u grew up here as well. We know how important it is to find the right fit – the right neighborhood, the right schools, the right coffee shop & doctors, the right commute. And eventually the right HOME. Our mission statement is “Changing Lives For The Better”. If it’s time to change yours, call us TODAY.

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10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was New in Real Estate

Are you thinking of getting into real estate?

Are you a newly licensed Realtor?

Maybe you’re not new and still finding your way?

You’re invited to join our CEO Terry Belt for a round table gathering where he’ll share the ten things he wishes he had been told when he was a new real estate agent. (Bring your lunch. It’s casual!) Terry is a seasoned real estate veteran who is recognized nationally. More importantly, he’s a down-to-earth, good guy, passionate about leading others to success.

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248 Church St NE Vienna VA 22180 – Just Listed by The Belt Team – Open June 11

248 Church St NE Vienna VA 22182 –  is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, June 11th 1-3:30pm.  Here’s a sneak peek:

Price and LOTS more photos of 248 Church St NE Vienna VA 22180

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Absolutely gorgeous new home by Sarantis Properties in the heart of Vienna. No detail was spared in this exquisite property that has over 7000 square feet of living space on 4 finished levels with 7 bedrooms/7 full & 2 half baths. Other exceptional details include shining hardwoods floors throughout the main level, decorative moldings, coffered ceiling & custom tile work, gourmet eat-in kitchen with large center island, Thermador gas range, 2 dishwashers, French door refrigerator, walk-in pantry & Butler’s pantry, a separate dining room, family room with fireplace, main level den/study, mud room with built-in cabinetry (and pet shower!) and an amazing owner’s suite with 2 walk-in closets & spa-like bath. The 3rd level includes a bedroom, full bath & rec room, while the finished space above the garage features a private full bedroom suite. The versatile lower level has a large rec room with bar, an exercise room, bedroom suite and an abundance of storage space. There is also a double door, 2-car attached garage. Enjoy the outdoors of this beautifully landscaped home on the back deck or lush lawn. Fabulous location & excellent schools!

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Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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632 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open Sunday Jun 11

632 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY June 11 from 1-3PM. Price has been improved to $1,149,000! 

Welcome to this stunning custom home situated on a gorgeously landscaped lot in the heart of Great Falls! This home has been beautifully updated and is ready for it’s new owners! 3 finished levels with 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths (including 2 master suites!), shining hardwood floors & decorative moldings throughout, a fabulous gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room, 3 fireplaces, a family room with soaring ceilings, a finished lower, and incredible outdoor living/entertaining spaces including a large deck and covered front porch! A desirable location offering terrific schools (Langley High School pyramid), easy commuting and easy access to all the amenities of Great Falls, Tysons Corner and Reston Town Center.

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Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

For more questions, a specific update on YOUR neighborhood, or a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. – call Kevin Kleifges Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975.

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1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open June 10

1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182 –  is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SATURDAY, June 10th 12-2 PM.  NOTE: PRICE HAS BEEN IMPROVED!  Here’s a sneak peek:

Price and LOTS more photos of 1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Another stunning new custom home from Dominion Associates on a lovely 1/2 acre lot with walkout lower level to private backyard.  6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, top quality design & finishes, architectural moldings, open floor plan, gourmet eat-in kitchen, large master suite, finished lower level with 6th bedroom & bar, large 3 car garage & more! Hardiplank, stone, front porch & back deck. Fabulous location, walking distance to Wolftrap Elementary School!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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Vienna Real Estate Stats – June 2017 Update

Let’s see what’s happening in the Vienna real estate market – here are the stats for May 2017 home sales:

  • 119 homes went under contract in Vienna. This is up 32% from the same time period in 2016 !!!
  • 45% of the homes that sold in May 2017, sold in 10 days or less. This is slightly less than May 2016 (50%).
  • Average sold price was $838,454 (up 13% from 2016 when it was $739,807)
  • 164 homes came on the market. That’s down 2% from May 2016.
  • Homes that sold (closed) averaged 57 days on market, 29 days slower than May 2016.
  • We currently have a 2 month supply of homes in Vienna – and 236 Vienna homes for sale (townhouse, condo and single family).

Is Vienna In A Seller's Market?

OVERALL: Vienna is in a Seller’s Market

However, in any given price range, the numbers may skew very differently – making some price ranges a Seller’s Market and some a Buyer’s Market. For example – we have a 14 month supply of homes over $1.6 Million and in the under $800,000 price range – we have a 1 month supply. This means Buyers over $1.6 Million are looking at a serious Buyer’s Market, and Buyers in the lower ranges are competing and facing an ultra aggressive Seller’s Market.


BUYERS & SELLERS

Make sure your agent is providing you with the data you need to make good decisions. Buying and selling often becomes about emotion. Buyers fall in love with homes or want to “get a deal” to feel good about buying. Sellers are invested in how much THEY love their home or have a number in mind based on what they “need” to get out of it.

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The reality is that Buyers & Sellers who are successful in today’s market look at the data and act accordingly. The data above about the variances in different price ranges is a perfect example of why. Right here in Vienna we have two totally different markets. If you’re looking to buy, and you “make an offer” below list price – you might be VERY successful in the upper ranges because we have such an abundant supply of homes. Taking that same action in the lower price range will likely mean you don’t get the house of your dreams. Someone else will.

BUYERS:

With almost half of the homes selling in less than 10 days – you need all the advantages you can get. And this doesn’t even count the ones that are sold BEFORE they hit the MLS. In fact, just last month The Belt Team sold another Vienna home NOT in the MLS to a Buyer we’ve been working with since last year. Boy are they happy! Did you know that Belt Team Buyers are eligible for our FREE Priority Notification List for new listings not yet in the MLS?! Call 703-242-3975 for details.

SELLERS:

NOW is the time. Call Terry Belt or Kevin Kleifges Or Tom Hanton NOW at 703-242-3975 for our FREE Report “42 Questions To Ask Your Realtor BEFORE You Sell”. And find out how our listings sell FASTER and for MORE MONEY than the average agent’s listings.

 For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 for a FREE Buyer or Seller Consultation. The Belt Team is Vienna’s Top Real Estate Team and has sold more homes in Vienna than another other Realtor or team since 1973.
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2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open June 4

2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SATURDAY June 4th 12-2 pm. YOU’VE DRIVEN BY A MILLION TIMES! DON”T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE INSIDE! Here’s a sneak peek:

Price and LOTS more photos of 2776 Chain Bridge Rd Vienna VA 22181

Call Tom Hanton & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Completely renovated & expanded 1925 manor house in the heart of Vienna…truly a one of a kind gem! This 5,900 sq ft home has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, dramatic moldings & architectural details, two stunning owners suites w/private verandas (perfect in-law suite!), 5 fireplaces, heated floors, a gourmet kitchen & much more. Spectacular outdoor living & rec spaces. A rare opportunity to own this special property!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182 – Listed by The Belt Team – Open June 4

1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182 –  is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY, June 4th 2-4 PM.  NOTE: PRICE HAS BEEN IMPROVED!  Here’s a sneak peek:

Price and LOTS more photos of 1871 Beulah Rd Vienna VA 22182

Call Kevin Kleifges & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 to schedule a showing!

Another stunning new custom home from Dominion Associates on a lovely 1/2 acre lot with walkout lower level to private backyard.  6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, top quality design & finishes, architectural moldings, open floor plan, gourmet eat-in kitchen, large master suite, finished lower level with 6th bedroom & bar, large 3 car garage & more! Hardiplank, stone, front porch & back deck. Fabulous location, walking distance to Wolftrap Elementary School!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell in Vienna this year. The Belt Team is Vienna’s #1 Real Estate Team. (Sellers –  you’ll be interested to know that Belt Team Sellers sell FASTER and for MORE money than average! Special info for Vienna Home Sellers.)

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