A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you about taking action. Are you taking action on the right activities to be successful?  Or are you taking action to just be “busy”? Learn more in my latest Motivation Minute.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something! 

A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you about Leadership. It’s so important for leaders to be the calming force in any situation. Whether in a business situation or at home. Learn more in my latest Motivation Minute Message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something! 

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April Market Update

If the Price is Right…

It is hard to believe the first quarter of 2019 has come and gone. Time truly flies and like time, houses are flying too … off the market that is (when they are priced right, in prime condition and in the right location)! Today, more than ever, price controls the sale of a home on the market. Recently, I sold houses with multiple contracts, some with just one, some that escalated and others that came in under the list price. In each of these situations, the price based upon the condition helped get our sellers the contract on their property.

Here are a few examples:

  • On one house, we started at $550,000 which we felt was appropriate – initially. After 12 showings in the first weekend and over 15 visitors at the open house, we did not receive an offer and general feedback was that we were priced “a little high” so we reduced to $537,990. It sold 2 days later. Great house, great lot, showed great, but priced high so didn’t sell until the price was right.
  • On another house, we were priced at $600,000. We had lots of activity, lots of interest but only one offer that was too low for my sellers to accept. After 3 weeks, we reduced just $5,000 and received more showings and a great offer. Price was key!
  • The next house, the sellers did everything the stager recommended so the house was in prime showing condition – above and beyond anything else in the price range. Because of the condition and our price point along with a fantastic lot, we received multiple offers with the price escalating way above the list price.  So, it is important to stage and properly price to do even better than market.

As you can see, there are buyers in the market looking for homes today, but they are discerning and price is the critical factor. Sellers cannot get greedy and “expect” to get more than their neighbor or overprice because inventory levels are low. If you or someone you know is looking to sell, it is important to contact me as each situation is different and needs the appropriate analysis.

Have a great Easter and Spring Break with family and friends!

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A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I have an important reminder for you – the first quarter of 2019 is complete! How are you doing? Are you winning the year? I have several thought provoking questions for you in my video today.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something!

#peakperformer #mondaymotivation #remax #success #remaxgateway

A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you about three questions you need to ask yourself:
1. Where are you going?
2. Why is that important?
3. What is your goal and what will happen when you get there?

So why do I think it is important to ask yourself these three questions? Learn more in my latest Monday Motivation message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something! 

#realestate #peakperformer #mondaymotivation #success #REMAX #REMAXGateway

A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you about feedback. When was the last time you asked for feedback from your peers? Its a bold ask, but an important one to do. Participate in my challenge!! Learn more in my latest Monday Motivation message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something! 

A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to talk to you about the important things I learned in college, specifically Radford University. Sociability, failure, rejection….and SUCCESS. Learn more in my latest Monday Motivation message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something!

March Market Update

The Spring Market has Arrived!

The Spring Market has sprung into action! Although inventory levels are down, activity on listings is up, open house visitors are abundant and multiple contracts on listings are happening more frequently throughout Northern Virginia. In Arlington and close in locations, we are seeing contingencies getting waived and huge escalation clauses for buyers to win contracts. It is a good sign for our market to have such great activity and I expect it to continue for the next few months.

All this being said, pricing properties properly is still paramount to success in getting houses sold. Along the Route 1 corridor close to Amazon’s HQ2 people are definitely “future pricing” their houses. Their hopes to cash in are not bearing any fruit and I don’t believe this pricing strategy is going to get them sales any time soon. At this time, pinpoint accuracy in pricing is the strategy to undertake. Do not price for negotiations. Do not price higher because the neighbor received multiple contracts (as not all listings with multiple contracts are going above list price as I mentioned last month’s newsletter).

If you are a buyer, do not despair, we can help you find a house even in the low inventory market dynamic that we are currently experiencing. Although we are below 3,000 active houses for sale in Northern Virginia, the pace of houses coming on the market for sale is increasing each week. We also have access to “Coming Soon” properties through our network of professionals whom we deal with on a regular basis. Having someone scout out properties for you before they officially hit the market is extremely important, so please feel free to call me to discuss this in more detail.

Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this month and get out there and enjoy the longer days!

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A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this motivational series, I’ll highlight how to become a Peak Performer. In today’s Peak Performer Series message I’d like to ask you a question – what is your motivation? Is it the carrot or the stick? Or is it growth? My suggestion for the best motivation is to find an advocate. Learn more about my suggestion on motivation in my latest Motivational Minute message.

Need more motivation? Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Now go sell something!