Belt Team 50th Anniversary and Client Appreciation Event!

2017 marks 50 years for The Belt Team. We are grateful to have been invited into so many clients’ lives over the years. To end our year of celebration, we invite YOU (our past & current clients) to bring your family and join us for dessert, coffee & hot chocolate in The Atrium at Meadowlark Gardens.

The first 100 guests to RSVP will also receive free entry that night to Meadowlark Gardens’ Winter Walk of Lights courtesy of Mark Kilfeather (George Mason Mortgage) and Manuel Sanchez (our favorite handyman!) (Tickets are normally $8-$16 each.) Don’t miss this! Take a peek!

We’re looking forward to seeing you. Come say hello to the entire Belt Team – Terry Belt, Gail Belt, Kevin Kleifges, Beth Dadisman, Tom Hanton, Jerry Belt & Christy Belt Grossman!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Facts About The Winter Walk of Lights

  • This is the 6th year for the Walk of Lights.
  • It takes 3 MONTHS to install the lights & displays!
  • You can ask for a Scavenger Hunt form at the front desk.
  • The huge tree at the end of the walk has 50,000 LED lights.

SPONSORS:

The Belt Team chooses our partners VERY carefully. Serving our clients well is our number one priority. We are happy to share our sponsors with you and highly recommend their services. Mark Kilfeather is a great resource for refinancing your mortage or for securing a new loan. Manuel is our “go-to” guy for handyman repairs and home improvements.

Mark Kilfeather, Assistant Branch Manager, George Mason Mortgage

Manuel Sanchez, Owner, Sanchez General Contractor Inc

  • Phone: 571-212-3657
  • Email: sanchezgcontractor@gmail.com

Fun Facts About The Belt Team

  • 2017 is the 50th year The Belt Team has been in business.
  • The Belt Team’s Mission is “Changing Lives For The Better“.
  • One member of The Belt Team struck out the Homerun King (Frank Howard) four times in one game.
  • One member of The Belt Team was VP of the Student Body at Wolftrap Elementary the year the time capsule was buried.
  • Meadowlark Gardens is in Vienna & The Belt Team has sold more homes in Vienna than ANY other Realtor or Team. (And we’ve sold more outside Vienna than in!)

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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Vienna Home Sale Statistics – How Long To Sell Your Home and Are Prices Rising?

Vienna Homes Selling Quickly

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Vienna in 2017, then you’re probably wondering things like:

  • “How long are homes on the market?”
  • “Will I have to pay over list price or can I get a deal? Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market?”

If you’re thinking of selling a home in Vienna in 2017, you’re probably wondering:

  • “How long will it take to sell my house?”
  • “Will I have to negotiate my list price? Seller’s Market or Buyer’s Market?”

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Well, let’s look at 2016 statistics as they are often an indicator of what you can expect:

  • Average Days on Market in Vienna: 62 (up from 56 days in 2015 & 44 days in 2014)
  • Sold Price as % of Original List Price: 96.3% (down from 96.7% in 2015)
  • Percent of Homes Sold in 10 Days or Less: 32% (down from 38% in 2015)
  • More Vienna Real Estate Market Stats

Terry Belt, CEO of The Belt Team commented, “Every year, we see competition for the best listings in the market. Often times, those who sell in January/February sell for more than those who wait for the traditional “Spring Market”. In 2017, we especially think this will bear out as we are already seeing interest rates rise, pricing some folks out of the market. Time will tell as to what 2017 has in store, but The Belt Team is already working with a number of Buyers and Sellers in Vienna and we expect the market to start out briskly.”

(Note: 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.)

If you’re selling a home, your next question may be – “Is there a way to sell faster and for more than average?” And the good news is YES!

The best way to do that is to hire the real estate team with the best proven track record of success in Vienna. And THAT is The Belt Team. Check out Belt Team statistics:

Once again in 2016, The Belt Team sold more homes in Vienna than any other agent or team. This has been the case every single year since 2009. Our track record here shows we sell homes more quickly and for more money than the “average agent”. Our experience & expertise save you time & money!

Anyone can have a good year. Maybe even a good year or two. When you’re selling your home, you need results you can count on. Over the past 10 years, The Belt Team has consistently sold more homes in the Oakton/Vienna area than ANY other agent or team—84% more than the next closest team.

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Only three of the 10,000+ Realtors in Northern VA have sold more than 200 homes in Vienna/Oakton in the past ten years. Of those, The Belt Team has the best sold to list price ratio. (Meaning not only do our homes sell faster than average, they sell for a higher percentage of list price than our top competitors.)

Only two agents/teams in Northern VA have sales of more than $250 Million. The Belt Team is one of them. We’ve sold more than $395 Million. 57% more than our next closest competitor. AND our listings also sell more than a month FASTER and FOR 3.3% MORE than this competitor.

On a $2M home, that’s $66K more in YOUR pocket!

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell a home in Vienna. Not only do we sell more home in Vienna, but many of our team members have lived here for years. Terry Belt & Christy Belt Grossman grew up in Vienna, have lived here since 1972 and raised their families in Vienna. Tom Hanton & Kevin Klefiges has also lived in Vienna since they were children and are raising their families here as well. Jerry & Gail Belt live in Reston now, but lived in Vienna for more than 30 years. We know the schools, the parks, the commuter short cuts, the history and all the things that make Vienna a most special place to live. Not only do we sell homes in Vienna, but with genuine enthusiasm & experience, we sell the entire community.

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 Don’y you deserve the BEST Realtor in Vienna?

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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).

The Belt Team Named to Top 100 Teams, While Keller Williams Realty Secures #1 Spot In Agent Count Worldwide!

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The Belt Team, of Keller Williams Realty’s McLean office, was just named by Keller Williams Realty Inc (KWRI) as #93 on their Top Real Estate Teams list for 2014!

This is a significant achievement, especially in light of the fact that this week, KWRI announced it has become the largest real estate franchise by agent count in the entire world, with more than 112,000 associates! The news was announced in front of more than 10,000 KWRI associates & guests during our annual convention in Orlando, Florida.

Seven of the nine members of The Belt Team traveled to Orlando where we were honored to be presented with the coveted Triple Platinum Award in recognition of our 2014 production (almost $63 million in home sales). In addition, our Chief Operating Officer, Christy Belt Grossman, served as an expert panelist/facilitator for the “Mastermind with Mega Agent Assistants” breakout session. Christy is well-known for her expertise in both social media and executive administration.

Chief Operating Officer The Belt Team“I am thrilled The Belt Team ranks among the elite teams in the country,” said Christy, “Our ranking affords us access not only to tools, technologies, and resources that uniquely benefit our clients, but also to some of the top minds in the industry. That’s a win-win for us and for our clients. Our mission is to change families’ lives for the better – one family at a time. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to do that almost 100 times last year and look forward to helping even more families this year.”

Tom Reilly Buyer Specialist Northern VA Real EstateTom Reilly, Lead Buyer Agent of The Belt Team echoed that thought, “We are very excited to be recognized among the top producers in the world. But more important than numbers are people. Each family we work with becomes part of our family. We take our mission to heart, making sure our clients’ needs always come first.”

CEO The Belt TeamTerry Belt, CEO of The Belt Team added, “As our market rebounds, it’s more important than ever that buyers and sellers work with uber experienced Realtors. Market conditions are good, but still volatile. Come areas are still seeing competing contracts, low inventory, appraisal issues and financing challenges. The good news is, well priced homes in good condition are selling and selling quickly. And agents with long term relationships with lenders & others can leverage those relationships on your behalf. The better your agent is, the better you can protect your investment, whether you’re a buyer or seller.”

Also at the convention, Keller Williams’ New CEO, Chris Heller, welcomed the newest expansion regions outside the United States: Costa Rica and Spain. This year’s gathering included hundreds of guests from more than 20 countries. This means The Belt Team is now prepared to connect you with real estate resources around the globe.

Call Terry Belt & The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. It would be a pleasure for OUR family to help YOUR family make the RIGHT move!

About The Belt Team:

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). 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 in the Top 100 Teams for Keller Williams Realty Inc. (out of 112,000+ agents). For more information, please visit http://www.TheBeltTeam.com Phone: 703-242-3975

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.

Press Release: Belt Team COO Listed In “Top 100 KLOUT Scores of Individuals In Real Estate”

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(June 24, 2013)

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Christy Belt Grossman, Chief Operating Officer for The Belt Team (one of the nation’s leading real estate teams) was recently listed by the Swanepoel Technology Report as having one of the Top 100 KLOUT Scores of Individuals In Real Estate. The Swanepoel Trends Report and Swanepoel Technology Report are two of the most well respected reports on changes and trends in the real estate industry. KLOUT score (http://klout.com) is a number that represents how influential someone is in the world of social media. KLOUT defines influence as “the ability to drive action” and Belt-Grossman’s influential topics as listed by KLOUT include real estate, business, Vienna, Facebook, blogging, Keller Williams, charities, religion & spirituality.

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Belt-Grossman is the social media “voice” of The Belt Team. She is a community blogger for Vienna Patch, Oakton Patch and WUSA9.com; in addition to authoring a Northern Virginia real estate blog  and a lifestyle blog (http://TheresNoPlaceLikeVienna.com). You can also catch Belt-Grossman on Facebook, Twitter @TheBeltTeam, The Belt Team’s You Tube channel and Pinterest .

This is not the first time Christy Belt Grossman has been recognized as a leader in the area of social media. Last year, she spoke about “Social Media in Real Estate” and was interviewed on stage by Gary Keller, Chairman of the Board of the nation’s largest real estate company, Keller Williams Realty.  Grossman is recognized as an early implementer of social media as a tool to give Buyers & Sellers an edge in today’s changing real estate market.

“Recognition in the Top 100 is definitely an honor,” Belt-Grossman said, “But more important to me is that our social media influence has meant wonderful opportunities to help our clients achieve their dreams. We can connect with Buyers, Sellers and Agents around the world in a way that we never could before.”

Terry Belt, CEO of The Belt Team added,” Christy’s favorite saying is ‘It’s not your Grandma’s real estate market anymore!’ Our clients know that if they’re thinking about buying or selling a home, it’s important to choose a team that is “Tech Savvy” – even if they themselves are not.”

About The Belt Team:

The Belt Team includes Terry Belt (CEO), Gail Belt (Founding Partner), Kevin Kleifges (Listing Specialist), Tom Reilly (Lead Buyer Specialist), 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 in the Top 15 Teams for Keller Williams Realty (out of 80,000+ agents) and ranked by Wall Street Journal as 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: Info@TheBeltTeam.com


About Keller Williams Realty
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In the past few years, Keller Williams Realty has continued to grow despite the well-publicized turmoil in the real estate industry. In addition to becoming the largest real estate company in the U.S. in 2012, Keller Williams Realty was the 2011 Winner of the Inman Innovator Award and in 2010, Inman News named Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Gary Keller, one of the 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate.  J.D. Power and Associates ranked Keller Williams “Highest in Customer Satisfaction” among both home buyers and home sellers. The Belt Team is affiliated with the Keller Williams McLean office – one of the top KW offices in the entire country. For more information, contact Team Leader, Amina Basic: (703) 636-7300.