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Springs Rolls Into Summer - What That Means In Real Estate

Springs Rolls Into Summer - What That Means In Real Estate

The calendar has turned and it’s now June. In the Northern Virginia real estate market, that often marks the official end to the “spring season” and the beginning of the “summer season”. (Never mind that summer really doesn’t start until June 20th!) Sp what does that mean for Buyers & Sellers?

Vienna Sellers Smile, Oakton Buyers & Sellers Meet in the Middle

Vienna Sellers Smile, Oakton Buyers & Sellers Meet in the Middle

It’s been a few weeks since we provided an update on what’s happening in the Vienna and Oakton real estate markets. That’s because we have been busy upgrading our web site for you – adding all kinds of FREE Buyer Reports, FREE Seller Reports, easy MLS search options and more. Let us know what you think!

In the meantime, if you’re wondering what’s happening in the real estate market in Vienna & Oakton . . . the big news is that while Vienna remains in a Seller’s Market (with about 2 months of housing supply), Oakton has moved back into a Balanced Market (with 3-4 months supply).

More Than 3 Tons of Food Collected!

More Than 3 Tons of Food Collected!

Q. What weighs 6,195 pounds?

A. Nope – the answer is NOT 3 elephants. It’s the amount of food our Keller Williams McLean office collected at our emergency food drive on RED Day for SHARE of McLean!!!!

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Marika Meyer Demystifies When to Hire a Design Pro

Along with two other top designers, Marika Meyer discusses reasons to hire an interior designer

Hiring an interior designer has often been thought of as a luxury. But in reality, a designer can save you time and money.

Interior Designer Marika Meyer joined designers Barbara Hawthorn and Skip Sroka at the Washington Design Center last week to Demystify Interior Design. Moderated by Washingtonian Senior Editor Sherri Dalphonse, the discussion focused on when and why you should hire a designer.

According to Meyer, designers offer:

Is It Still A Seller's Market In Vienna?

Is It Still A Seller's Market In Vienna?

Wondering what’s happening in the real estate market in Vienna & Oakton? Is it a Buyer's Market or a Seller's Market? Here’s this week’s update.

Why Is My Home Not Being Shown?

Why Is My Home Not Being Shown?

“Why is my home not being shown?”

This is a question The Belt Team gets a lot when we are called upon to list & sell homes that have already been on the market with another agent. Now, you may be wondering why we weren’t asked to sell the homes in the first place. And that’s a great question, so let’s address that first.

Sometimes, it’s because the first agent “bought” the listing. What we mean by that is that the Seller interviewed several agents and then listed his home with whichever agent gave the highest price. And that price did not correlate with the market. Hence, the home does not sell, the listing expires, and the Seller calls The Belt Team.

Why do agents “buy” listings?

In Vienna Real Estate - Buyers & Sellers Are On A Seesaw

In Vienna Real Estate - Buyers & Sellers Are On A Seesaw

What’s happening in the real estate market in Vienna & Oakton? Let’s start with housing supply.

Overall statistics (see below) say that Vienna & Oakton are both in a Seller’s Market. But that’s a pretty general statement. If we take a look at the market broken down by price range, we’ll see that parts of our market are Seller’s Markets, some are Buyer’s Markets and some markets are Balanced. Whether you’re a Buyer or a Seller, it’s really important that you know where you stand. This affects your strategy significantly!