Making the decision to purchase a home and invest in real estate involves risks. So does everything in life from Day One forward. Although you played no part in the decision to leave your mother's womb nor in most decisions before the age of 3, the rest of your life has likely involved a series of calculated risks. Sometimes you only have a split second or a matter of minutes to make a life or death choice.
Fortunately purchasing a home does not reach the level of life or death decisionmaking. However, the decisions about where to live, how much to spend, how much mortgage debt to assume, what type of home, are very important ones that will likely be some of the biggest financial and lifestyle decisions you make in your life. Nobody has a crystal ball and can tell you with 100% accuracy what you should do when it comes to real estate, but there are ways to turn risks into calculated risks.
Enter the experienced REALTOR.
We know the neighborhoods. We know the markets. We can explain the difference between a condo and a co-op.
We're on top of the statistics and understand the trends. We represent your interests and abide by a Code of Ethics.
Ultimately it is always your decision what price and what terms to offer for the home of your choice. It's also your decision on choosing the neighborhood and the house. Our job is to provide you with the data to help you make an informed decision and remove some of the risk.
We live in a risky world. I'm not afraid of risk.
I've ran a marathon.
I've gone whitewater rafting on Class 5 rapids (that's me at the front right of the picture).
I've flown acrobatics in the air in a WW-I open cockpit bi-plane.
I didn't just wake up one day and decide to do these things without the proper research, preparation, and in the case of the marathon, extensive training. Risk for the sake of risk and thrill-seeking is not my modus operandi. However, calculated risks and understanding what's involved pays off with the reward of once in a lifetime experiences.
In real estate, calculated risks help you make prudent investments that will better your lifestyle, your finances, and allow you to profit now and in the future.
REALTORS help remove risk.
Contact Brian Block, REALTOR/Attorney: Licensed in Virginia & Washington D.C. (703) 626-0715. If you are interested in purchasing or selling a property in Northern Virginia including Arlington County, Alexandria City, Annandale, Burke, D.C., Fairfax County, Falls Church City, Lorton, McLean, Springfield, Vienna, Washington D.C., contact Brian today.
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