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Selling Your Arlington Home in Spring 2015 – Statistics

Selling Your Arlington Home in Spring 2015 – Statistics

Hi! Arlington homeowners are asking me: “What is the chance of selling my home this Spring?”

I will share here Arlington’s current inventory of homes and you will quickly see why it is a Seller’s Market.

Total of all homes, any type (detached, condo, etc.) at all prices: 462
(The estimated 2014 population of Arlington County, VA, by the US Census Bureau was 224,906)

Average price of all: $734,397

Seller's Market

Seller’s Market

Number of homes available by price bracket / range
$1,000 – 299,000 106
300,000 – 399,000 61
400,000 – 499,000 44
500,000 – 599,000 31
600,000 – 699,000 37
700,000 – 799,000 27
800,000 – 899,000 20
900,000 – 999,000 14
1,000,000 – 1,099,000 4
1,100,000 – 1,199,000 10
1,200,000 – 1,299,000 9
1,300,000 – 1,399,000 9
1,400,000 – 1,499,000 14
1,500,000 – 3,750,000 58
(If you would like a further breakout of the last bracket / range, please comment on the post and ask. Thanks.)
Source: MRIS, March 9, 2015

With this very small number of homes on the market, sellers have much more ability to ask for a price they want (it still needs to be reasonable, as always) and get it, and with the best terms possible. Having the stronger market position as compared to buyers gives home seller’s the better negotiating position. More strength.

If you would like more information or a free market valuation of your home, please contact us. We can do it within 24 hours. Have a great day!

Cheers,
Ken

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WINTER ARLINGTON HOME STAGING TIPS

It’s cold out, the grass is brown, the trees are bare HERE IN ARLINGTON,VA. And yet, you want to sell your house. What can you do to stage your house to put it in it’s best light during these winter months?
Here are a few simple tips:
1) Make sure the sidewalk and drive way are always clear of snow, ice or dead leaves.
2) Make sure your windows are clean to let in as much natural light as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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HOME STAGING FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN ARLINGTON

Q: My house is currently on the market IN ARLINGTON. Should I stage it for the holidays?

A: Realtors were recently polled on this very topic (Realtor.com). The majority of them (37%) thought that including a few non-religious decorations make a home feel inviting . 28% thought that home owners should put out all of their decorations, including religious  ones.

Lighting a fireplace, using winter-scented home fragrances, and placing blankets on couches, beds and reading nooks are also great ways to make your home feel cozy during the holidays. Because of the short daylight hours at this time of year, it’s also a good idea to update your outdoor lighting.

Staging your home in Arlington during the holidays can be a great opportunity to highlight the cozy atmosphere of your home.

Getting it SOLD – for YOU!

Ken Courtade

The Yes I Ken! Team

703.981.4646warm house

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Three Top Things to Do to Get Your Home Sold – Part Three of Three

What is the third item to focus on to get your home sold?

MARKETING

Your success depends on a carefully crafted marketing campaign that exposes your property to as many prospective buyers as possible – the biggest pool.

So, first. keep in mind that one of the top sources of buyers Read the rest of this entry »

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Three Top Things to Do to Get Your Home Sold – Part Two of Three

What is another of the top things to focus on to get your home sold?

CONDITION

Is your home in move-in condition, all polished and ready to sell? Is it meticulous like you would want a car on a carlot to be or flawless like you would want a pair of pants to be at a fine clothing store?

Have you fixed any squeaks, Read the rest of this entry »

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