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:

Wallpaper Room

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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343 Orchard St NW Vienna VA 22180 – PRICE IMPROVED – Open Sunday August 28

343 Orchard Street NW SW Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and is OPEN SUNDAY August 28th from 1-3:30 PM. (Price improved!)

Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 for more info!

Another spectacular new home just finished by one of the area’s top notch master builders in the Historic Windover area of Vienna! Six bedrooms, 5 full baths, two powder rooms. Exceptional features including 9′ ceilings, finished in place 4 1/4″ red oak hardwood floors, extra wide molding/trim, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, island with cooktop & raised bar; master bedroom with boxed ceiling, main level library(master bedroom), lower level in-law suite; covered 2 level back porch, patio & much more!

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call 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 any other Realtor or team since 1973.

(Video is of 2329 Addison St – the same model built at 343 Orchard St NW)

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2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180 -Open Sunday Aug 28

2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY August 28st 2-4 PM. (NOTE: Price improved!)

List Price; $1,399,000

Here’s a sneak peek:

Just finished new home on spectacular almost 1 acre backing to W&OD Trail! Six bedrooms, five baths, two half baths. Exceptional quality & features including 9′ ceilings,finished in place 4 1/4″ hardwood floors, extra wide molding/trim, gourmet kitchen & island with cooktop & raised bar; master bedroom with boxed ceiling, main level library/master suite, lower level in-law suite; 2 level covered back porch, 3 car garage & more! Close to Vienna Metro. Excellent schools & location!

More info, price & floorplans of 2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180

Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call 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 any other Realtor or team since 1973.

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11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194 – Open Sunday August 28th

The Belt Team has listed a gorgeous, exceptionally large condo with garage in Sutton Ridge at 11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194 and it’s OPEN SUNDAY, August 28th, 2-4PM.

List Price: $387,000

Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome to this beautiful home filled with updates and located in a sought after North Point location! This Crawford model unit, one of the larger units in the development, is bright & spacious and has an open floorplan that allows for great everyday traffic flow and makes entertaining a breeze! Enjoy details such as soaring ceilings, large windows, remodeled kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, separate dining room, master bedroom with attached bath and a back balcony overlooking trees. Convenient to many Reston amenities and great for commuters!

More info, price & additional photos of 11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194

Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing!

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The Northern VA Real Estate Market Is Shifting – Special Message from CEO Terry Belt

I’ve lived in Northern VA for almost my entire life. And I’m a third generation real estate agent. I know both our area and real estate well! One thing I know for sure is that the real estate market is not a straight, static line and it never will be. It is always moving.

I believe we are going to see our next shift in the next 12 months or so. Local bankers and experts are giving it 12-24 months in the Northern VA – Washington DC area market before it hits. I’m calling it sooner, and yet who knows? This means I believe we will move into neutrality, then back into a Buyer’s Market. We are likely at the peak of this Seller’s cycle between now and Spring. In fact, some parts of our market have already shifted notably over the past 3 months.

I recently returned from masterminding with Gary Keller, the Chairman of the Board of Keller Williams Realty (the world’s largest real estate company with over 140,000 Realtors), and with our Top 100 agents. Approximately half of the metropolitan areas in the USA are already undergoing this shift. I am tracking it closely. We may or may not have one more spring as crazy and frenetic as this past one was, with multiple offers in the entry price ranges and buyers beating down seller’s doors. As one of the area’s top teams, The Belt Team has been privileged to help 71 families buy and sell homes so far this year, and we expect to help many more in the coming months. We have an excellent handle on the market and especially the micro markets throughout Northern VA and Washington DC. Sometimes those micromarkets are geographical and sometimes they are price driven.

What does this mean for you? Well our market has two primary seasons, although we are lucky that we don’t have extreme seasonality here. The majority of our residential real estate sales come in the spring. Our secondary market is fall: September/October. If you have been thinking about selling your home in the next few years, I highly urge you to email or call me (703-242-3975) so we can begin the conversation about home prep, pricing, and timing. You may not decide to sell now, and yet I highly recommend having the conversation now. I think selling in the next 60 days is outstanding timing.

Call, or email any time. We are happy to talk and meet with you, advise you on preparations & timing, and to give you a property and pricing analysis of your home with no obligation. Feel free to browse our website. I look forward to a continued conversation.

Best,
Terry Belt
CEO, The Belt Team

CEO The Belt Team

11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194 – PRICE IMPROVED – Open Sunday August 21

The Belt Team has listed a gorgeous condo in Sutton Ridge at 11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194 and it’s OPEN SUNDAY, August 21st, 2-4PM. (Note: Price has been improved!) Here’s a sneak peek:

Welcome to this beautiful home filled with updates and located in a sought after North Point location! This Crawford model unit, one of the larger units in the development, is bright & spacious and has an open floorplan that allows for great everyday traffic flow and makes entertaining a breeze! Enjoy details such as soaring ceilings, large windows, remodeled kitchen open to the family room with gas fireplace, separate dining room, master bedroom with attached bath and a back balcony overlooking trees. Convenient to many Reston amenities and great for commuters!

More info, price & additional photos of 11408 Gate Hill Place #121 J, Reston, VA 20194

Call Tom Reilly & The Belt Team at (703) 629-1263 to schedule a showing!

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2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180 -PRICE IMPROVED – Open Sunday Aug 21

2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180 is listed by The Belt Team and will be OPEN SUNDAY August 21st 1-3:30 PM. (NOTE: Price improved!) Here’s a sneak peek:

Just finished new home on spectacular almost 1 acre backing to W&OD Trail! Six bedrooms, five baths, two half baths. Exceptional quality & features including 9′ ceilings,finished in place 4 1/4″ hardwood floors, extra wide molding/trim, gourmet kitchen & island with cooktop & raised bar; master bedroom with boxed ceiling, main level library/master suite, lower level in-law suite; 2 level covered back porch, 3 car garage & more! Close to Vienna Metro. Excellent schools & location!

More info, price & floorplans of 2329 Addison St Vienna VA 22180

Call Terry Belt at (703) 242-3975 for more info!

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Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975

For more questions or for a specific update on YOUR neighborhood – call 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 any other Realtor or team since 1973.

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