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Ready to Shop for a Home in Northern Virginia?

You've been househunting online for a while.  Hopefully you started by using the best tool for searching homes in the Northern Virginia and D.C. area.

Now you've contacted me and you're ready to shop for a home in Northern Virginia.

Here’s the fun part!

Shopping for a houseTime to go shopping – shopping for a house!  – hop in my car, buckle up and prepare yourself to tour Northern Virginia neighborhoods and homes.  You’ve decided upon your househunting criteria and provided it to me.  I’ve selected a dozen homes in several neighborhoods that best match your criteria. 

Falling in love with a houseWhile some of my clients have fallen in love with the 1st home we’ve seen, I’ve found that most folks view an average of 7-10 homes before making their decision.  Looking at more than 5 or 6 in one outing can be overwhelming especially during these hot summer months, so we’ll spread things out over more than one day (unless of course you just fall in love with a home).

 

I’ll point out some of the features of neighborhoods and locations, including proximity to your office, shopping, public transportation, and schools.  Please take notes on each home feeling free to explore every nook & cranny.  (Read Swing Open the Closet Door.)

Take pictures of the housesAsk me questions about the homes.  Feel free to take photos, or I’ll take pictures & e-mail you online photo albums later.  Tell me your thoughts – whether you love it or you hate it, don’t hold back.  They’re not my homes so I won’t get offended and your input will greatly help in keeping on track in helping you find the right home.  You’ll find that Real Estate is a Process of Elimination.

 

 

I’ll see the gleam in your eyes and just know it when you’ve find the right place.  Not to mention, when you start visually laying out your own furniture in the living room, it’ll be a dead giveaway.

Congratulations!  You’ve found your future home!

Congratulations

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsBrian Block • June 14 2008 06:32AM

Comments

great presentation

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) about 10 years ago

Nice posting reaching out to your local buyers.  They would be lucky to have you as their agent.  BTW,  I'm here with Dez et all and it sounds like you are on top of this week's challenge...good for you!

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) about 10 years ago

I'm holding out for the begging, pleading video version like you did last week.  Come on, Brian, you know you wanna do it!

 

Posted by Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Listing Agent (Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL) about 10 years ago

Brian, Very UP presenation.  But I am with Chris, lets see your Video (and the Bloopers).  AJ

Posted by Alan 'AJ' Nisen California Contra Costa Mortgage Officer (A Large Bank in America) about 10 years ago

Hi Brian,

The idea of taking and e-mailing pictures to clients is great!

All the best!

Posted by Kevin O'Shea, White Plains, NY Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 10 years ago

5 to 10 home is very typical in our market but the interview to determine where to look in the best time saver for both buyer and agent.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) about 10 years ago

FERNANDO:  Thanks!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

DIANE:  Thanks for your flattering comments.  Hope you and the girls had a good get-together!

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

CHRIS:  Ye ask and ye shall receive:  Desperate REALTOR -- Episode 2 "Please Buy a House"

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

AJ:  Thanks.  See my comment above.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

KEVIN:  Thanks, although I can't take credit for that idea.  Frank LLosa suggested it to me.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

TERRY:  Very much agreed.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

Brian - when a client flies into town and only spends 2-3 days the entire thing can get overwhelming!!! No matter how much you e-mail, something else always pops up!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

BARBARA JO:  That's very true.  Thanks for your comment.

Posted by Brian Block, Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate (RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President) about 10 years ago

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