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Selling | Quiet Listing

Are You Interested In Maximum Return And Minimal Stress? Learn About Our "Quiet Listing"

By: Teri LaBuwi
November 16th, 2018

Contributed by Teri LaBuwi, Agent with The Eric Stewart Group of Long & Foster One of the unique services offered by the Eric Stewart Group is a coaching service, which we call our “Quiet Listing.”  Did you know that homeowners who use our Quiet Listing feature sell faster and for higher prices?  Here’s how you can benefit from our strategy.

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home tips | Selling | buying

Should you MOVE or IMPROVE?

By: Eric Stewart
September 13th, 2018

Last night I met with a couple interested in moving to a larger home from their four bedroom, two-and-one-half bath, split level. Their main motivation for wanting to move is one of square footage; they’re interested in bigger bedrooms, a larger living room, and more kitchen space.

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luxury | Selling

How do you sell a luxury home?

By: Eric Stewart
August 2nd, 2018

The high value of luxury homes comes from the unique perks they offer, and selling any home entails communicating its value for the price. When people seek luxury, they search for amenities like tennis courts, a pool, a magnificent view, a coveted location, and an expansive lot. The more high-end amenities a home offers, the stronger the perception of its luxury status.

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Buy | Selling | Maryland | Washington, DC | Virginia

What Makes a Bedroom a Legal Bedroom?

By: Eric Stewart
June 14th, 2018

Defining a legal bedroom may seem simple, but despite clear building codes the process is wrought with grey areas.  Requirements differ from county to county, so it's always safer to check with a Realtor or appraiser before you sell your home! 

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Selling | Video Blogs

TIMBER! What happens when a massive tree falls on a vacant property days away from settlement? Watch now!

By: Eric Stewart
March 8th, 2018

Last weekend the Washington, DC area experieced a horrific storm. It was a wind storm with up to 70 MPH gusts that caused incredible amounts of damage. There were many who were greatly affected, including one of our clients who was set to settle their home in Oakton, VA. In the video below you'll see the aftermath of what a series of strong winds can do to a tree, a home, and a contract. 

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Downsizing | Selling

Downsizing with Dignity - Taking Control of Your Lifestyle

By: Teri LaBuwi
March 1st, 2018

Did you know there are 3 primary types of downsizing? Zero Control, Limited Control, and Full Control. Follow along with Teri LaBuwi as she uses her professional experience as a Seniors Certified Real Estate Specialist in the DMV. 

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Buy | Money | Selling | appraisal,

APPRAISALS: How to prepare for one, what do appraisers look for, and what happens if an appraisal comes in too low?  

By: Eric Stewart
February 15th, 2018

If you are purchasing a home and financing it with a mortgage, the bank will require an appraisal of the property to determine its market value. The dollar amount the bank will lend you is based on the appraised value of the house rather than the agreed upon purchase price between the buyer and the seller.

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Sell | Selling | Moving | tips | Real Estate | escrow

BLOG: What is Escrow?

By: Jessica Martin
January 19th, 2018

Escrow. In the buying and selling process, you'll come across this word on multiple occasions. What is escrow? What does it mean, and how does it relate to the real estate transaction? Read on to find out more.

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land survey | Selling | buying

GUEST BLOG: How a Property Survey Could Save You Thousands

By: RGS Title Insurance
January 4th, 2018

One of the questions frequently asked when buying a home is “do I really need to have a survey done?”  Join Helen Dankos from RGS Title Group as she explains why a land survey is important to you. 

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Selling | How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar - LIVE THIS WEEK!

By: Jessica Martin
October 9th, 2017

 

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