A Quick Minute of Motivation….

In today’s Peak Performer Series message, we continue the discussion about SUCCESS and the role EFFORT plays in your success.  You need to put forth the EFFORT to be SUCCESSFUL and make things happen!  How much effort is needed?  Listen to Scott’s message for more advice…

Need more motivation??  Feel free to reach out to Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net

A Quick Minute of Motivation…

Peak Performer Series  – About Success, Continued…

How do you reach the next level of success? What is your passion? What is your why? Check out this short video to learn more about doing what you are passionate and how it will help you reach the next level of success!

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

A Quick Minute of Motivation…

Today’s Peak Performer Series message is about giving back.  Writing a check is easy, but the benefit of volunteering your time is so much greater. Listen to what Scott has to say about this important topic in his latest minute of motivation…

If you would like to participate in our 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, you can download our registration and sponsorship opportunities package here >>> http://www.gateway2realestate.com/upcoming-events

Need more motivation?  Feel free to contact Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net

Scott’s Market Minute 3-17-17

**March Madness** The madness isn’t just about basketball!!! Here’s the latest market update video from Scott about the market in Northern Virginia.

Here’s the link to download the Sponsorship Opportunities/Registration packet for our Charity Golf Tournament: http://www.gateway2realestate.com/upcoming-events 

As always, you can contact Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

A Quick Minute of Motivation…

In this new motivational series, Scott will highlight how to become a Peak Performer.

Step FIVE – The Four R’s – reflect, refresh, renew and recharge!  Stay fresh, stay on top of things by re-energizing!  Watch this quick video to learn more…

Need more motivation – feel free to contact Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net

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A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this new motivational series, Scott will highlight how to become a Peak Performer.

Step FOUR – Part of your daily routine should include following up and following through with people – when you tell someone you are going to do something for them, do it!  Be reliable and accountable; this will lead to your success down the road.  Watch this video to learn more….

Need more motivation – feel free to contact Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net

And don’t forget to subscribe to my blog at www.scottymacsblog.com

Now go sell something!

March Market Update

The real estate market in Northern Virginia continues its roll into the Spring selling  season. Inventory on resale homes has risen slightly, but so have sales. The slight rise in interest rates have not slowed things down and we don’t expect anything to change. The nice thing if you are looking to buy, you now have more selection – but if the house is in great condition, you will be in a competitive situation. You will definitely want to put your best foot forward in this type of buying scenario.

Here are a few tips to consider when looking to buy a home:

  • Offer at least full price with an escalation clause or go REMAX FOR SALE SIGN SOLD
    in with your highest and best – usually above list price to secure the home.
  • Put down a large Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) – if you are putting a down payment of 5%, make your EMD 5%.
  • Have a very short finance contingency timeframe and have your lender call the listing agent to discuss your qualifications.
  • Waive the appraisal if and only if you are confident in the value, you have the cash available to make up the difference and it is a home you absolutely cannot live without.
  • Conduct a home inspection for informational purposes only with the right to void if you discover anything you were not expecting to find or if a repair is costlier than you expected.
  • Determine the seller’s timeframe and add that date as your settlement date. If they need a longer timeframe to close, consider adding free rentback period with an early close so they are not worried about a long, drawn out closing.
  • Cover all your own closing costs.
  • Do not ask for a home warranty paid for by the seller.
  • Write a personal letter to the seller explaining why you want to be the next home owner.

These tips won’t guarantee you will get the house, but they will help.

If you are thinking of buying, please call me to discuss your situation in more detail and how we can make these suggestions work for you. If you are selling, I have strategies to discuss with you on pricing, staging, and how to handle multiple contracts when they come in on your house – if you don’t want to wait until next month.

Happy Spring!

You can reach me at scottmacdonald@macdonaldhomes.com or 703-652-5777

A Quick Minute of Motivation

In this new motivational series, Scott will highlight how to become a Peak Performer.

Step THREE – Realize there are no shortcuts to success! Work hard, be persistent and have a plan of action!

Thanks for the excellent feedback on this motivational series!!
Need more motivation – feel free to contact Scott at 703-652-5777 or scottmacdonald@remax.net