June Market Update

Hello Summer!

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As we head into the long, hot days of summer, we are seeing that the Northern Virginia real estate market is in a “weird” place right now. It appears that some current buyers are creating unrealistic expectations while on the search for their new home – not every house is perfect, nor will it be. Each home has its flaws and sellers are not required to make houses “like new”. Home inspection list requests, multiple visits to the house with multiple inspectors (some licensed, some not) and extensive walk through items on or before the day of settlement are making selling a house even more difficult today than ever before. Unreasonable demands are being put on sellers and buyers in many cases are threatening not to close over last minute or minor issues that did not come up on the home inspection. Now, this isn’t happening in all cases, but it is in a lot of situations which is making the process more stressful than home selling normally is. It is my belief that buyers feel they are paying too much or are paying top dollar and because of shows they see HGTV, they feel the houses need to be nearly perfect. Hopefully, these demands will revert back to normal sooner rather than later. Time will tell.

So, what does this mean? It is more important today to have a professional Realtor, with years of experience on your side to guide you through the process, letting you know what is reasonable and expected and what is not. This is for both buyers and sellers. Please let me know if you or anyone you know may need my assistance.

As far as inventory goes, we are relatively flat week-over-week recently and sales remain strong. The issue remains the number of houses for sale are 18% below last year and 29% below 2 years ago and with sales remaining consistently high, we see prices increasing in some areas across the region. Now, not every market is strong, and not every house is seeing an escalation in value so please be sure to ask me what the right price is for your house if you are considering selling. Each area, house type, condition of the property and location dictate value today.

Stay dry and cool in these crazy summertime weather conditions.

 

Scott’s 8 Real Estate Predictions for 2018

Check out Scott’s 8 Real Estate Predictions for 2018. Do you agree with Scott’s prediction? Do you have any predictions about the real estate market for 2018 of your own? Share them with us!

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Scott’s Market Update

It’s November and the housing inventory is dropping as quick as…. ???
Learn more in Scott’s latest Market Minute message. #marketminute#REMAX

Is it time for you to sell your home?  Maybe you are looking to buy, well now is a great time!  Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net to talk about your situation.

Scott’s Market Update

I think I’ve said this before…. the tortoise and the hare effect is back! Learn more in this weeks Market Minute message.

Interested in talking more about your situation? I’d be happy to help! Feel free to give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Scott’s Market Update

Two things went DOWN last week, can you guess what they were? Find out in Scott’s latest market minute message.

Check out my LATEST LISTING >>> http://www.theresultsrealtygroup.com/…/…/lo10080229/45956867

Interested in learning more about your buying or selling situation?  Give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net

 

A Quick Minute of Motivation

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

In today’s Peak Performer Series message, Scott talks about adapting to change. Don’t get stuck in a rut. If you aren’t adapting to change, you aren’t growing and learning. Find out more about this important topic in my latest motivational video!

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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Scott’s Market Update

Just like the race between the tortoise and the hare….so goes the market! Learn more in this weeks Market Minute Message.

Are you interested in buying or selling your home? Would you like to know the current value of your home? Give me a call for a free analysis at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Scott’s Market Update 9/1/17

Not only is Bryce Harper’s recovery slow…so is the market! When will they both recover?
Learn more in Scott’s latest Market Minute message.

Interested in learning more about the market or your home value? Feel free to give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Scott’s Market Update 8/25/17

Sales were down nationally in July and August, but here in Northern Virginia, the market is still HOT! Learn more in this week’s market minute message.

If you have any questions or would like to talk about your buying or selling needs, please give me a call at 703-652-5777 or email me at scottmacdonald@remax.net

Have a great weekend!!