Despite what you may have heard, the real estate market in Northern Virginia is flourishing!
Listing agents Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway just went to successful settlement on this Manassas beauty that received the winning offer after only 14 days on the market.
Folks if you prepare your home to show well, price it correctly and hire listing agents willing to pull out the stops to show it off...it will sell.
The doom and gloom of the national news reporting on the country's real estate problems do not apply to Northern VA.
Prices are up, inventory is low and homes are selling.
When you go to the time and expense of making your home show ready, your real estate agent needs to be willing to put some creative effort and quality visual marketing out there to draw in and capture qualified buyers.
One of the biggest complaints about real estate agents, is lack of effort..." they just took 8 photos, stuck a sign in the ground, and stuck the property in the mls."
We believe in "over the top" marketing. Showcase the property and it's surrounding area.
Place the property in context. Tell the whole story. Do as much as possible, not as little as you can get away with.
Take some time...show some effort and creativity. Put together a property presentation that is something the seller's can be proud of. That's what we try to do.
If you are thinking about selling your property in the months ahead, please interview us. We will do our best to make your home stand out from the crowd...AND follow through all the way to a successful settlement and beyond
So...look around online. If you can find real estate agents who make quality videos, slide shows, classy brochures worthy of your home and know how to get the word out world wide...hire them.
You put a lot of effort into your property...get an agent team who knows how to show it off and get it sold.
Below is an example of an Internet ad that helped pull in 2 qualified offers in just 2 weeks.....
This move in ready, beautifully upgraded 5 bedroom 3.5 bath single family home in the Mayfair neighborhood of Manassas Virginia 20112, sits on a park-like .494 acres close to shopping, entertainment and the Virginia Railway express.
Let's go take a tour.....
If you are relocating to Northern Virginia and are unfamiliar with the Manassas area, let's go take a video tour of historic Old Town Manassas which is just 2.5 miles from 9629 Allegro Drive.
Email us at Steve@HomesByBachman.com to schedule a time to tour this outstanding home which will be coming to the market this evening ...Thursday April, 14, 2011. Come see us.
Priced at $425,000. Jan and Steve also creates an individual property website for Allego Dr. the went out onto 30+ international real estate websites:
This beautifully maintained home has 3 levels, 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 1 half bath, a finished basement, 2-car garage, park-like back yard on half an acre, custom upper wood deck, large custom stone patio, wooden shed, and is located in the Mayfair community. Come on in! This home is ready for you to move in an enjoy! This picture perfect home is close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. It is easily accessible to Routes 234-By-Pass, 66 and the VRE Train. You can get to anywhere from here! This home has everything! Open floor plan, indoor and outdoor living space, loads of storage, and many, many upgrades. This home is a great value! Call today to schedule a tour!
SPECIAL FEATURES: In the last 5 years the owners of this move-in ready home have added many special touches. The entire kitchen was renovated including new flooring, cabinets, appliances, lighting, countertops, and cooktop. Other improvements include the gas fireplace with battery backup and marble hearth and surround, new hardwood floors in the living, dining and family rooms, new carpeting in the stairway and throughout upper level, cabinetry and mirrors in master bath renovated, master closet renovation includes wooden closet organizers, additional lighting and new wall mirror, attic insulation was increased to R39, and new pellet burning stove and tile surround was added to the rec room. Exterior improvements include painting of the foundation, a water feature with goldfish, a bridge and dry creek. This home offers all the indoor and outdoor living space you could possibly need.
MAIN LEVEL FEATURES: Enter into the well-lit foyer on neutral travertine tile. The living and dining rooms are located just off the foyer and feature hardwood floors, a ceiling fan in the living room to keep you comfortable and a chandelier in the dining room to add to the ambiance of those special meals. The dining room features crown molding and chair railing and is perfect for entertaining friends and family. The highlight of the main level is the recently renovated, fully equipped, bright, eat-in kitchen which offers loads of stylish white cabinets with lots of custom features such as "soft-close" drawers, a center island with adjacent table for seating, Silestone counters with an extra deep double under-mount sink, custom Travertine tile back-splash with inset mosaic accent, one of the two wall mount ovens is convection, coffee butler corner cabinet, Travertine tile floors with matching mosaic inset, matching pendant lighting over the island and sink, and a mud room just off the kitchen with even more cabinets, counter space and a pantry! On a nice evening, just move the festivities onto the great outdoor deck space with two privacy walls and a view enhanced by the wooded surroundings of the back yard! Or walk right from the kitchen into the spacious sunlit family room featuring beautiful hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan, a gas fireplace with marble hearth and surround, and custom mantle.
UPPER LEVEL FEATURES: After a long day, relax in the spacious master suite which includes a lighted ceiling fan, completely renovated, large walk-in closet/dressing room with wood floors, custom wood shelving and a large mirror; and a luxury bath with jetted tub, separate shower with glass enclosure, custom privacy blinds, framed mirrors, double sinks and custom ceramic tile floor and shower surround. The additional 3 spacious bedrooms each have a ceiling fan and ample sized closets. The hall bath has a vanity with double sinks and shower/tub combo.
LOWER LEVEL FEATURES: The fully finished basement has it all; a rec room with pellet stove with tile surround that can heat multiple levels, a wet bar, the ultimate laundry room with full size washer and dryer, a wall of upper and lower cabinets, plenty of counter space, a double sink, and a built in closet with 2 poles to hang your freshly dried clothes and another flat surface for folding making doing laundry a pleasure! The basement also has another full bath with shower/tub combo and a huge room with wood and carpeted flooring which can be used as a 5th bedroom, an office, an exercise room or even an in-law suite and can be closed off by the French doors. In addition, another door opens into a large cellar space perfect for storing canning jars, and seldom used items. On top of all that, enjoy your morning coffee or treat your neighbors to a cookout on your spacious custom stone patio just outside the rec room and enjoy the beautifully landscaped back yard with a water feature, bridge, dry creek and paved walkway leading back to the wooden shed which is large enough for your new riding lawn mower!
Full size W/D
Spacious Front Porch
3 and 1/2 baths
Loads of Storage
Large 2 car garage
Newly Reno Kitchen
Huge wooded backyard
High quality carpet
Custom Stone Patio
Attic Insulation R39
Wood Upper Deck
Stonewall Jackson HS
Equal Housing Opportunity.
RE/MAX Gateway : 4090-B Lafayette Center Drive - Chantilly VA 20151 : 703-652-5782
Why pay more and get less when selling your home? Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway use professional photographers, create interactive photo floor plans, print full color brochures, and make an individual property website for your listing that goes out to 40+ public real estate search sites including Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow etc.
We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.