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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The Belt Team Awarded Top 100 Real Estate Blog on The Planet

Northern VA Real Estate BlogsThe Belt Team was just notified that we have been named to the “Top 100 Real Estate Blogs on the Planet” list!

Our competition included not just other Realtors (of which there are more than 1.2 Million in the U.S.), but also entire brokerages (like Keller Williams Realty), listing portals (like Zillow) and news organizations (like Inman News). We are one of only 2 Realtors or teams in the entire state of Virginia to make the list. (The other was in Charlottesville). We are thrilled because that means the Sellers we represent have market exposure like no other Realtor can provide in Northern VA. And our buyers get the local “boots on the ground” info they need.

Real estate is local. It’s actually hyperlocal. What you read about in the paper, hear about on the news, see posted on Facebook, skim on Twitter or see delivered to your email – is NOT necessarily what’s happening in YOUR neighborhood. Even right here in Northern VA, what’s happening in Arlington may not match Alexandria. Great Falls and Falls Church may be on opposite ends of the spectrum. And even in the same town, things can be different. For example, the Vienna market is currently seeing both a buyer’s market and a seller’s market depending on price range.

THAT is why we started blogging TWENTY years ago. If you are thinking of buying or selling in Northern Virginia, THIS is where you want to be to find out local statistics and strategies for how to win in TODAY’S Northern VA real estate market. In addition to posting new listings, coming soon and TONS of local market stats, we also share real estate related strategies and info that benefit our clients.

Here are a few of our most popular blog posts over the years:

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975. We’ll help you interpret the market in YOUR neighborhood or the neighborhood you’re moving to, so you can make the BEST move!

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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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Wendover Subdivision Vienna VA

Wendover Subdivision in Vienna, VA, is one of Vienna’s most sought after, close-in communities. Located just off Lawyers Road, but before you get to Hunter Mill Road, you’ll find an enchanting neighborhood of about 67 homes – a special enclave of winding streets, tree sheltered homes, charm & tranquility.

The homes are sited on picturesque lots, some backing to trees & parkland, and there are a wide variety of floorplans with the common hallmark being quality construction & attention to detail. You’ll feel like you are tucked away in your own oasis, but the reality is you’re just minutes away from taking advantage of all the amenities that make living in Vienna so wonderful (except that you don’t have to pay Town taxes!). Neighbors especially enjoy the proximity to the W&OD bike/jog trail.

The Belt Team has a special place in its heart for Wendover because not only did we represent the builder when many of the homes were built in the mid to late 1980’s, but our Founding Partner Gail Belt and her husband Jerry thought it was so beautiful that they bought one of the homes when it was built and lived there for 17 years.

If you’re looking for a home in a neighborhood that is not “cookie cutter”, Wendover just might fit the bill. But what you’ll soon find, is that these homes do not come on the market often!

(If you already live in Wendover, you may be wondering How Much Is My Wendover Home Worth?)

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So how has Wendover fared in the real estate market in the past few years?

3 HOMES SOLD IN 2016:

  • $980,000 – 2011 Spring Branch Dr – 217 days on market
  • $810,000 – 10220 Wendover Dr – 177 days on market
  • $1,398,575 – 2009 Carrhill Rd – 3 days on market (SOLD BY THE BELT TEAM)

1 HOME SOLD IN 2015:

  • $1,250,000 – 2003 Spring Branch Dr – 25 days market

3 HOMES SOLD IN 2014

  • $1,835,000 – 2005 Carrhill Road – 10 days on market
  • $1,150,000 – 10098 Bird Road – 95 days on market
  • $2,750,000 – 10216 Wendover Dr – 200 days on market

1 HOME SOLD IN 2013

  • $1,149,900 – 2023 Willow Branch Ct – 190 days on market

3 HOMES SOLD IN 2012

  • $1,250,000 – 2009 Spring Branch Dr – 67 days on market (SOLD BY THE BELT TEAM)
  • $1,195,000 – 10208 Wendover Dr – 14 days on market
  • $1,010,000 – 2019 Spring Branch Dr – 141 days on market
  • Wendover Average Days on Market: 74 days
  • Sale Price as Percent of original List Price: 94.35%

1 HOME SOLD IN 2011

  • $1,147,000 – 2025 Spring Branch Dr – 46 days on market (SOLD BY THE BELT TEAM)
  • Sale Price as Percent of Original List Price: 95.82%

1 HOME SOLD IN 2010

  • $1,050,000 – 2026 Spring Branch Dr – 102 days on market
  • Sale Price as Percent of Original List Price: 85.71%

2 HOMES SOLD IN 2009

  • $1,412,500 – 2008 Carrhill Rd – 28 days on market
  • $1,675,000 – 10221 Wendover Dr – 153 days on market
  • Wendover Average Days on Market: 91 days
  • Sale Price as Percent of Original List Price: 92.86%

2 HOMES SOLD IN 2008

  • $1,200,000 – 10097 Bird Rd – 40 days on market (SOLD BY THE BELT TEAM)
  • $1,125,000 – 10200 Wendover Dr – 0 days on market
  • Wendover Average Days on Market: 20 days
  • Sale Price as Percent of Original List Price: 94.90%

The Belt Team has sold more homes in Wendover than any other Realtor or team, and some more than once. (We’ve also sold more homes in Vienna in general than any other Realtor or team.)

In addition to all the homes we sold as new homes, here’s a list of some of the Wendover homes The Belt Team has had the pleasure of selling as resales:

  • 10097 Bird Road
  • 10099 Bird Road
  • 2009 Carrhill Road
  • 2032 Spring Branch Drive
  • 2025 Spring Branch Drive
  • 2009 Spring Branch Drive
  • 2011 Spring Branch Drive
  • 2013 Spring Branch Drive
  • 10200 Wendover Drive
  • 10225 Wendover Drive
  • 2024 Willow Branch Court

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell a home in Wendover Subdivision in Vienna, VA.

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

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in McLean VA 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?
  • “How long will it take to sell my house?”
  • “Will I have to negotiate my list price?”
  • “Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market?”

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

  • Average Days on Market in McLean: 90 (slightly slower than 85 days in 2015)
  • Sold Price as % of Original List Price: 93.2% (slight up from 92.3% in 2015)
  • Percent of Homes Sold in 10 Days or Less: 25% (down from 27% in 2015)
  • Average Sold Price: $1,034,826 (up 2.9% from $1,005,557 in 2015)
  • Number of Home Sales: 845 (up 9% from 774  in 2015)
  • More McLean Real Estate Market Stats

BUYERS:

Current housing supply in McLean is 4.7 months. This translates to neither a “Seller’s Market” or a “Buyer’s Market”, and actually puts McLean in a Balanced Market. (Be aware that number is for the market as a whole. If you are buying, you’ll need to ask for an analysis of the price range you’re looking in as some price ranges may actually have much more or much less inventory.) Either way, with 25% of the homes selling in 10 days or less – you need all the advantages you can get. 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: 

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 large number of Buyers and Sellers around Northern VA and we expect the market to start out briskly.”

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 a real estate team with an amazing track record of success.  And THAT is The Belt Team.

If you’re wondering whether all Realtors are the same, they’re not. Different real estate teams not only provide different experiences, but vastly different results. Who you choose to represent you can mean the difference of whether you get the house you want to buy and how much money you make when you sell – things that affect YOUR family’s lives forever.

Did you know there are more than 10,000 Realtors in Northern VA? The average agent sold 4 homes last year. The Belt Team sold 82! Our agents each averaged FOUR TIMES as many sales. If you were having surgery on your broken arm, would you want the orthopedist who did 82 surgeries last year or 4?

You can read what 154 of our clients had to say about us on Zillow.

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell a home in McLean. We are part owners of McLean’s #1 real estate office – Keller Williams Realty. And we sell more homes than any other single standing office in all of Fairfax County. We know the schools, the parks, the commuter short cuts, the history, the shopping, the recreation options and all the things that make McLean a most special place to live. Not only do we sell homes in McLean, but with genuine enthusiasm & experience, we sell the entire community.

 Don’y you deserve the BEST Realtors in McLean?

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

If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Reston VA 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?
  • “How long will it take to sell my house?”
  • “Will I have to negotiate my list price?”
  • “Buyer’s Market or Seller’s Market?”

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

  • Average Days on Market in Reston: 59 (exactly the same as in 2015)
  • Sold Price as % of Original List Price: 96.8% (almost exactly the same as 96.7% in 2015)
  • Percent of Homes Sold in 10 Days or Less: 31% (up from 27% in 2015)
  • Average Sold Price: $459,249 (slightly down from $464,857 in 2015)
  • Number of Home Sales: 1,249 (up from 1,161 in 2015)
  • More Reston Real Estate Market Stats

BUYERS:

Current housing supply in Reston is 2 months. This translates to a “Seller’s Market”. (Be aware that number is for the market as a whole. If you are buying, you’ll need to ask for an analysis of the price range you’re looking in as some price ranges may actually have much more inventory.) Either way – you need all the advantages you can get. 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: 

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 large number of Buyers and Sellers around Northern VA and we expect the market to start out briskly.”

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 a real estate team with an amazing track record of success.  And THAT is The Belt Team.

If you’re wondering whether all Realtors are the same, they’re not. Different real estate teams not only provide different experiences, but vastly different results. Who you choose to represent you can mean the difference of whether you get the house you want to buy and how much money you make when you sell – things that affect YOUR family’s lives forever.

Did you know there are more than 10,000 Realtors in Northern VA? The average agent sold 4 homes last year. The Belt Team sold 82! Our agents each averaged FOUR TIMES as many sales. If you were having surgery on yoour broken arm, would you want the orthopedist who did 82 surgeries last year or 4?

You can read what 154 of our clients had to say about us on Zillow.

Call The Belt Team at (703) 242-3975 if you would like to buy or sell a home in Reston. Not only do we sell more homes than most agents, many of our team members have lived in Northern VA for years. Gail & Jerry Belt live in Reston. We also have team member sin Great Falls & Vienna. We know the schools, the parks, the commuter short cuts, the history, the shopping, the recreation options and all the things that make Reston a most special place to live. Not only do we sell homes in Reston, but with genuine enthusiasm & experience, we sell the entire community.

 Don’y you deserve the BEST Realtor in Reston?

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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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