Hurricane Harvey – What YOU Can Do

Dear Friends & Clients . . .

Thank you to those who have already reached out to us to see how you can help! It means a lot.

For those who don’t know, our company (Keller Williams Realty) is headquartered in Austin, Texas. This means we have thousands of agents in the Houston and surrounding areas that were hit by Hurricane Harvey. At present count, at least 300 of our agents (and thousands of other non KW folks) are out of their homes and many more severely impacted. 7,000 people will take refuge in Austin where many of us will be volunteering. Not only have they lost their homes, their pets and belongings – they will be impacted for months to come since their livelihood is dependent on the housing industry.

We have many personal friends who have been impacted. And many others who have been heroes, literally pulling people out of the water. One of many stories shared yesterday: “We finally found our cat. Floating by on a mattress.”

YOU CAN HELP.

Our company has an established 501(c)3 charity (KW Cares) with a long history and lots of experience in helping with disaster relief and recovery. We own multiple 18 wheelers for this purpose, the first of which arrived in Houston with supplies today. Rather than collecting water, clothing and other supplies, the best way you can help is to donate money. KW Cares is then able to buy in bulk. They are working closely with the Salvation Army & Red Cross, and will adjust what is purchased based on needs as they change day by day. 100% of all donations go to disaster relief. (All admin costs are personally handled by our Chairman Gary Keller and Vice Chairman of the Board Mo Anderson).

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DONATE NOW

(Please donate and choose McLean or other when instructed to choose a Market Center. Designate your donation to Hurricane Harvey Relief.)

Our company has committed to raise $20 Million. We have a LONG way to go.

Thanks for stepping up. It’s in times like this that the good in people comes out and our friends and family shine. We appreciate you. Please pray for all of those affected.

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Regards,

The Belt Team

Terry Belt, Christy Belt Grossman, Kevin Kleifges, Patty Schuebel, Beth Dadisman, Tom Hanton, Gail Belt & Jerry Belt

Terry Belt & The Belt Team Named To Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agent List

The Belt Team is honored to announce that we have once again been named to Washingtonian Magazines “Top Real Estate Agent List” in the 2017 “Best of Washington” issue. Only about 100 agents in the entire Northern VA, Washington D.C. & Maryland area (out of tens of thousands) were listed (and a large number of those were in our own Keller Williams McLean office!). Thanks to all of our clients and friends for allowing us to serve you and for your referrals!

In case you’re wondering how they came up with the list, here’s what the magazine said previously: ” We sent surveys to nearly 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers asking them to rank their agents on a series of criteria, including integrity, market knowledge, and negotiation skills. We called mortgage brokers and settlement attorneys to ask whom they most enjoy doing business with and whose clients always seem happiest. And of course, we asked dozens of agents to dish about their peers. Based on these layers of reporting, we came up with the names.

The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Realtor), Tom Hanton (Realtor), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).

Best of WashingtonianThe Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and Washington DC. We have sold more homes in the Vienna Oakton area than any other Realtor or team since 1973, and we also sell more homes outside of Vienna / Oakton than we do in! The Belt Team Team is ranked in the Top 3000 Teams for the largest real estate company by agent count in the world – Keller Williams Realty, with over 140,000 agents. And we are most proud of the Five Star reviews given to us by our past clients on independent real estate site Zillow.com because the reviews reflect that we are achieving our mission: “Changing Lives For The Better“!

If it’s time to change YOUR life, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

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Pie Me Please 2017!

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Apple? Cherry? “Cheesecake pie”?

That’s what Belt Team clients had to decide last week. A whole lot easier than deciding which house to buy, right?!

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Thanks to all of our wonderful past clients who helped The Belt Team continue our 50th Anniversary celebration with Happy Hour and a (belated) Pi Day celebration. We were originally scheduled to get together on March 14th (Pi Day – get it? 3.14!) and we got snowed out. Instead we gathered for Pie Day 2.1 a week later. No problem – every day is a good day for pie!

Celebrating 50 Years in Real Estate

It was so much fun to catch up with everyone and to hear about new babies expected imminently, home renovations, new jobs, kids graduating from college and all the milestones celebrated along the way. We had one client at our event who we helped buy her home in 1982, and clients who bought their homes with The Belt Team just this month. Home is where the heart is and our hearts are with our clients.

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Special thanks to Molly Flory and Old Republic Home Protection for sponsoring!

Yesterday we did a drawing for the Great American Restaurants $50 gift card. And the winner was Marie Bernoi! Perfect timing. Might come in handy when your home is on the market, Marie!

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If you are a past client and you missed picking up your free Pi Day Pie, email us today to make sure you’re on the list for our next event. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it!

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Belt Team 50th Anniversary Kickoff & Client Party

The Belt Team 50th Anniversary KickoffIf you are a past Belt Team client and have not received your invitation to our Client Appreciation Party & 50th Anniversary Kickoff Event – please email us. It’s gonna be a LOT of FUN thanks to our awesome sponsors Mark Kilfeather (Washington First Mortgage) and J.P. Sorrell (Clear View Homes)!

We are SO grateful to have been able to serve so many AWESOME clients over the years. Thank YOU for inviting us in to help you make the RIGHT move!

 

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Terry Belt & The Belt Team Named To Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agent List

The Belt Team - Best of RealtorsThe Belt Team is honored to announce that we have once again been named to Washingtonian Magazines “Top Real Estate Agent List” in their 2016 “Best of Washington” issue. Only 99 agents in the entire Northern VA, Washington D.C. & Maryland area were listed (and a large number of those were in our own Keller Williams McLean office!). Thanks to all of our clients and friends for allowing us to serve you and your referrals!

In case you’re wondering how they came up with the list, here’s what the magazine said last year: ” We sent surveys to nearly 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers asking them to rank their agents on a series of criteria, including integrity, market knowledge, and negotiation skills. We called mortgage brokers and settlement attorneys to ask whom they most enjoy doing business with and whose clients always seem happiest. And of course, we asked dozens of agents to dish about their peers. Based on these layers of reporting, we came up with the following 99 names.

Top 100 Teams Keller Williams

The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Showing Partner), Tom Hanton (Realtor), Kristina Stepanova (Seniors Specialist), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).

Washington Best Real Estate AgentsThe Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and Washington DC. We have sold more homes in the Vienna Oakton area than any other Realtor or team since 1973, and we also sell more homes outside of Vienna / Oakton than we do in! The Belt Team Team is ranked in the Top 150 Teams for the largest real estate company by agent count in the world – Keller Williams Realty, with over 140,000 agents. And we are most proud of the Five Star reviews given to us by our past clients on independent real estate site Zillow.com because the reviews reflect that we are achieving our mission: “Changing Lives For The Better“!

If it’s time to change YOUR life, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

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The Belt Team Named to “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” List For Virginia

On the heels of last month’s honor of being named to Washingtonian Magazines “Top Real Estate Agent List” – The Belt Team is proud to announce that out of nearly 30,000 Realtors in the State of VA, we have also been named to  “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” list by Real Trends for VA and were listed in the Top 20 Teams By Volume – with over $61 million in sales in 2014!

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The Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and has sold more homes in the Vienna Oakton area than any other Realtor or team since 1973. We also sell more homes outside of Vienna/Oakton than in! The Belt Team team is ranked in the Top 100 Teams for the largest real estate company by agent count in the world – Keller Williams Realty, with over 120,000 agents. And we are most proud of the Five Star reviews given to us by our past clients on independent real estate site Zillow.com because the reviews reflect that we are achieving our mission of “Changing Lives For The Better”!

If it’s time to change YOUR life, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

Top 100 Teams Keller Williams

The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Showing Partner), Martin Bristow (Realtor), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).

Terry Belt & The Belt Team Named To Washingtonian’s Top Real Estate Agent List

The Belt TeamThe Belt Team is honored to announce that we have been named to Washingtonian Magazines “Top Real Estate Agent List” in their most recent “Best of Washington” issue. Only 99 agents in the entire Northern VA, Washington D.C. & Maryland area were listed (and 25 of those were in our own Keller Williams McLean office!).

In case you’re wondering how they came up with the list, here’s what the magazine said: “While our directory of top-producing agents . . .is based on sales volume, this list of best agents takes many factors into account—and was much more complicated to compile. We sent surveys to nearly 16,000 recent Washington homebuyers asking them to rank their agents on a series of criteria, including integrity, market knowledge, and negotiation skills. We called mortgage brokers and settlement attorneys to ask whom they most enjoy doing business with and whose clients always seem happiest. And of course, we asked dozens of agents to dish about their peers. Based on these layers of reporting, we came up with the following 99 names.”

Top 100 Teams Keller Williams

The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Showing Partner), Martin Bristow (Realtor), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).

 

Washingtonian Best Real Estate Agents 2015The Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and has sold more homes in the Vienna Oakton area than any other Realtor or team since 1973. We also sell more homes outside of Vienna/Oakton than in! The Belt Team team is ranked in the Top 100 Teams for the largest real estate company by agent count in the world – Keller Williams Realty, with over 120,000 agents. And we are most proud of the Five Star reviews given to us by our past clients on independent real estate site Zillow.com because the reviews reflect that we are achieving our mission: “Changing Lives For The Better”!

If it’s time to change YOUR life, call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975!

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What’s It Like To Work With The Best?

Our clients often tell us “You’re the best!”. But we never take that for granted. We SO appreciate their trust in us at such important times in their lives. And so after every transaction, we ask for feedback on how we can make things even better. We also ask our clients to share their experiences on an independent review site like Zillow or Trulia. We don’t get to see what they have said until AFTER it’s published. And we have no ability to edit what they say. This is where the rubber meets the road!

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What we have learned over time is that some things get repeated over and over in those reviews:

  • “Superior negotiating ability”
  • “Constant communication”
  • “Responsiveness”
  • “Incredible market knowledge”
  • “Attention to detail”
  • “Professionalism”
  • “Saved us time”
  • “Saved us money”
  • “Saved us headaches”

We’re proud to say that the large majority of our clients are either repeat or referral. THIS is the testimony of what it’s like to work with the best. It’s why we are ranked in the Top Ten real estate teams in the entire State of VA (out of 30,000 agents.).

Each client is unique and our mission is “Changing Lives For The Better – One Family At A Time“.

Two more reviews from recent clients came in this past week. Here’s what they said about what it’s like to work with Top Realtors in Northern VA:

Working with Gail Belt meant working with a consummate professional. She was tireless, detailed, expert. I was an out-of-town seller, and among her standout qualities were: – Constant & thorough communication. – Knowledge of the market and our direct competition. – Instinct about buyers, their agents, their perceptions, their positions. – Superior negotiating ability. I’d also like to recognize the contributions of Patty who exhibited the attention to detail, focus, and excellent communications which are hallmarks of The Belt Team. ” Chris Duskin

I cannot thank The Belt Team enough for the assistance we received selling our home. Led by Gail, Patty, Christy, Kevin, Jerry, Terry and the other Belt Team members behind the scenes provided us with complete professionalism. The attention to details, the brochure, open houses, regular communication, etc etc truly made the process of selling our home as painless as possible. We can’t thank you enough!” Joanne and Steve Frank

If you’re ready to work with one of the best real estate teams in Northern VA – call (703) 242-3975 today! We’ll help you make the RIGHT move!

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Press Release: Belt Team Outpaces All Realtors in Vienna – Oakton Area

MCLEAN, VA (February 24, 2014)

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Year-end statistics are complete and once again in 2013, The Belt Team sold more homes in the Vienna-Oakton area than any other Realtor or team. This is the fifth year in a row and quite an achievement since there are almost 10,000 Realtors in the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR). In addition, The Belt Team’s resale listings sold faster and for more money than average.

Over the past 5 years, The Belt Team sold 266 homes in the Vienna-Oakton area, almost twice as many homes as the next top Realtor or team. (As a comparison, the “average agent” in Northern VA only sold 5 homes through all of 2013, and that was in the entire region.) More importantly, The Belt Team’s resale listings sold faster and for more money than average.

The Belt Team’s listings averaged only 6 days on the market; while the next top agents’ listings averaged 56-112 days on market. In addition, Belt Team resale listings sold for 4-5% more than the other top agents. On an $850,000 home, this could represent a savings to the seller of $42,500.

Terry Belt, CEO of The Belt Team commented “Although we sell as many homes outside the Vienna-Oakton area as we do inside, we especially love working in our own backyard. Many of our team members have lived in Vienna for years. My sister (Christy Belt Grossman, Chief Operating Officer, The Belt Team) & I grew up in Vienna, have lived here since 1972 and are now raising our families in Vienna. It seems like yesterday that I was the Vice President of the student body at Wolftrap Elementary School. My partner Kevin Kleifges has also lived in Vienna since he was a child. We know the schools, the parks, the ballfields, the swim clubs, the riding rings. the commuter short cuts, the shop owners, the history and all the things that make Vienna & Oakton a most special place to live. Not only do we sell homes there, but with genuine enthusiasm & experience, we sell the entire community.”

Christy Belt Grossman added, “There’s really no place like the Oakton-Vienna area. I love driving through Oakton’s horse country with so much natural beauty. And Vienna is truly a unique community with a winning combination of small town charm and big city convenience. But it’s the people who live here that are the magic intangible that makes Vienna & Oakton stand out. I loved it as a child and love it even more as a parent and empty nester. We’re humbled to have been able to help so many Vienna-Oakton families again this year.”

(Statistics provided per MRIS on 2/1/14.)

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About The Belt Team:

The Belt Team’s mission is “Changing Lives For The Better“. The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), Beth Dadisman (Showing Partner), Christy Grossman (Chief Operating Officer), Jerry Belt (Special Services) & Patty Schuebel (Client Care Manager).  The Belt Team serves all of Northern Virginia and specializes in Vienna and Oakton where it has sold more homes than any other Realtor or team since 1973. The team is ranked by Wall Street Journal as a Top Ten Team in the State of Virginia (out of 30,000 Realtors) and a Top 250 Real Estate Team in the United States (out of more than 1.2 million Realtors). For more information, please visit http://www.TheBeltTeam.com  Phone: 703-242-3975 Email The Belt Team

About Keller Williams Realty:

Keller Williams Realty is the largest real estate franchise company in North America, with approximately 700 offices and 90,000 associates throughout the world. The Belt Team is affiliated with the Keller Williams McLean office – one of the top offices in the entire country. For more information, contact Team Leader, Amina Basic: (703) 636-7300.

“Market Analysis, Pricing Strategy, Contract Negotiations” Most Important When Selling Home

Survey Says

Market analysis, pricing strategy, contract negotiations” are the most important services The Belt Team provided during the homeselling process, said Mike Shea who sold his home on Moonac Court in Vienna recently.

After every home sale is complete, The Belt Team sends a customer service survey. Not only do we want to find out what the experience was like for our clients, we also want to know what we can do better. Our philosophy is to always raise the bar higher.

This time, our client Mike Shea surprised us – not with the 10 out of 10 rating – but with his advice – that we need to share more with the marketplace about how our skills set us apart.

Mike – consider it done!

Here’s what he said:

My only recommendation is The Belt Team could do a better job of showcasing their skills to the marketplace. You are more than just a group of Broker/Realtors. Everyone brings a unique skill to the table and that translates into effective transaction management and best in class results for your clients.”

He continued, “As always Gail worked endless hours and did a terrific job, Terry provided valuable behind the scenes input and Patty deserves special recognition for her quick response to numerous administrative requests. You have a very professional team with effective tactical skills.”

Thanks Mike – you made our day! We’ve always believed that a team of specialists outperforms a team of generalists – like a Dream Team of Real Estate. We’re happy to know that our clients receive value added as a result of our philosophy!

Call (703) 242-3975 if you would like to work with Real Estate’s Dream Team. Our mission is “Changing Lives For The Better – One Family At A Time”!

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