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

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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Updated Symphony Hills Home Open in Vienna – April 13

This gorgeous, updated home in Vienna’s sought after Symphony Hills is listed at $824,900.

Symphony Hills Vienna

 

 

  • Spacious & updated!
  • 5 bedroom rambler!
  • English garden!
  • Wolftrap / Kilmer / Madison school pyramid!

Is THIS the one you’ve been waiting for?!

Open Sunday, April 13th from 1-4PM!

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Updated

Dynamic Duo Strikes Again

Last year, our team implemented a new model. We call it our “Secret Weapon”. Our Lead Buyer Agent Tom Reilly, works in tandem with our Showing Partner Beth Dadisman. We have always worked as specialists on our team, but we took it to the next level in an effort serve our clients even better. Tom does the initial Buyer Consultation & Needs Analysis, Tom & Beth both search out the best properties, Beth previews & shows homes, and Tom negotiates the contract. Our clients Ben & Carissa Decker just posted a review on independent site Zillow.com and it’s a great testimony to how well our system worked for them.

Tom Reilly and Beth Dadisman

Carissa flew in from out of town to look at homes and she only had a very short amount of time. In preparation, Showing Specialist Beth Dadisman previewed more than 30 homes in a variety of cities – Ashburn, Herndon, Sterling, Centreville, Chantilly & more. The goal was to make the most of Carissa’s time here and not waste time looking at homes that wouldn’t meet her criteria. You see, you can’t tell everything from the pictures on the internet or the MLS. They don’t always show how busy the street is, the power lines in the backyard, or even how poor the condition is. Carissa knew what she was looking for. And so did we. The days spent ahead of time on previewing meant that Carissa & ben were able to accomplish their goal and do so in their desired timeframe.

Congrats Carissa & Ben. And welcome home!

Read more about how our showing partner strategy helps you compete in today’s market.

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Just Listed & Open Sunday March 30th: Labrador Lane in Popular Eudora

Home For Sale Eudora Vienna

Just listed in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Vienna – 1926 Labrador Lane in Eudora! $795,000

Stop by our open house on Sunday, March 30th from 1PM to 4PM. This just might be YOUR dream home!

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For more information about 1926 Labrador Lane or to schedule a showing, call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. (Note: The Belt Team has sold almost twice as many homes in Vienna over the past 5 years as any other Realtor or team. If you want to buy or sell a home in Vienna, give us a ring. We specialize in Success Stories!)

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Symphony Hills Beauty Open in Vienna – Sunday, March 23rd

This gorgeous, updated home in Vienna’s sought after Symphony Hills is listed at $824,900.

Vienna Home For Sale

  • Spacious & updated!
  • 5 bedroom rambler!
  • English garden!
  • Wolftrap / Kilmer / Madison school pyramid!

Is THIS the one you’ve been waiting for?!

Open Sunday, March 23rd from 1-4PM!

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Open House in Vienna VA – Symphony Hills – March 16th

Vienna Home For Sale

There are only 6 homes on the market in Vienna listed between $750,000 and $850,000; and most of them have been on the market for a while.

But we have a new listing that could just be THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! And it’s open this Sunday, March 16th from 1-4PM!

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Just Listed & Open Sunday: Updated Beauty in Symphony Hills (Vienna, VA)

Vienna Home For Sale

There are only 9 homes on the market in Vienna listed between $725,000 and $925,000; and most of them have been on the market for a while.

We have a brand new listing that just might be THE ONE YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR! And it’s open this Sunday, March 9th from 1-4PM!

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Latest Belt Team Video Released: “Lickety Split”!

The Belt Team is well known for their creative marketing & outside-the-box strategies and our latest video is a perfect example. It’s why our Northern Virginia homes sell FASTER & for MORE MONEY than average.

Take a peek:

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a FREE Seller Consultation, call Terry Belt or Kevin Kleifges at (703) 242-3975 or contact The Belt Team. Our mission is “Changing Lives For The Better“. Is it time to change YOURS?

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Appraisal Came In Low! Now What?

Northern Virginia housing prices may be rising, but appraised values often lag.

Whether you’re selling a home or buying a home, this can be a problem. It’s not uncommon for a home to sell quickly, sell with multiple competing offers and net a sales price ABOVE list price – only for things to come to a halt because the appraisal comes in low.

Northern VA Real Estate - Low Appraisal

Changes in the Northern Virginia Regional Contract that took effect January 1 could be in your favor though. (You can read about other BIG changes in the contract here.)

One strategy that’s used to battle a low appraisal is to find additional comps the appraiser can use. Oftentimes – that means finding homes that may be under contract, but not yet settled. These homes are likely to have higher sales prices than comps that closed months ago – especially as we head into the hot spring market.

In the past, Realtors were reluctant to release information to appraisers about sales prices until the home had actually settled. But new language in the Northern VA sales contract means this process may become much more common. January 1 changes added a new paragraph called “Disclosure of Sales Price to Appraiser”. The contract now gives authority to brokers to release the sales price of the contract to any appraiser who contacts them to obtain the information.

Although the contract has changed, changes in actual practice often happen slowly because many Realtors are part-time and/or sell very few homes. This means they are not always intimately familiar with the contract and the form changes that happen every six months. This is just another example of why it’s SO important for buyers and sellers to choose Realtors from among the top 10%. The more homes they sell, the better they are at protecting you and avoiding/solving problems such as low appraisals.

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The Belt Team’s mission is “Changing Lives For The Better” – if it’s time to change YOURS, contact us at (703) 242-3975.