A Quick Moment of Motivation

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

In today’s Peak Performer Series message we discuss Talking to Yourself vs. Listening to Yourself. Do you know the difference? Learn more in my latest video.

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

Now go sell something!

December Market Update

As we enter the holiday season, we continue to see strong sales numbers in the Northern Virginia housing market, even as inventory levels continue to decline. Right now, we have 24% fewer homes for sale than the last week of November in 2016. We are seeing houses that are priced right still receiving multiple contracts, which is unusual for this time of year. Purchasers are ready to buy when they see the right house!

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During this time of year, I often get asked, “should I keep my house on the market or take it off”. My advice is simple –  if you need to sell, keep it on. Nicely decorated houses look festive and cozy which attracts many buyers (see the article about holiday staging on the next page). Additionally, buyers who are looking over the holidays are serious buyers; we don’t get many window shoppers this time of the year.  These buyers are looking because they have a real housing need; whether their lease has ended, they are relocating into the area or they are looking to get a great deal as sellers tend to be a little more motivated when listing their homes at this time of the year. If you don’t have a real need to sell, take your house off the market and kick back, relax and enjoy the holidays. Wait until the second or third week of February to put it back on the market. If you or someone you know is thinking about selling or buying a home, please let me know so I can give them advice specific to their situation.

In other news… After much deliberation, the Senate tax bill narrowly passed during the early-morning hours on Saturday December 2nd in a vote of 51-49. The House passed their bill in mid-November so now they need to both come to an agreement to put on the President’s desk for signature. Details of the final plan are still forthcoming, but we do know that you can write off up to $10,000 in property taxes to local and state authorities and the corporate tax rate is staying at 20%. Both tax reform proposals double the standard tax deduction, which may, in many cases, provide a greater benefit to renters than to homeowners. You will be able to write off mortgage interest up to $500,000 which is helpful to many tax payers as well. The question becomes, will homeowners now also have a dis-incentive to sell their home in order to keep their current interest rate deduction of up to $1 million as they will be grand-fathered? If so, this would potentially add new supply constraints. Stay tuned for additional details soon.

I hope that you enjoy the holidays with your family, friends and loved ones!

Sincerely,
Scott 

P.s… there is still time to RSVP to join us for our Annual Breakfast with Santa event this weekend!!
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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, I have a challenge for you – we tend to complain with out even realizing we are doing it. With that being said, I challenge you to track how many times you complain in a day, a week, a month. Track how the negativity effects your business, and set the goal for yourself to STOP complaining. I’d love to hear your results!

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

Now go sell something!

Scott’s Market Update

Its hard to believe its already December 1st! There are some serious inventory issues going on…. #gatewayagetsrock #bringon2018

 If you have any questions or would like to talk about your particular situation – please feel free to 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 the importance of being charitable. Giving back to the community and those in need not only helps others, but can also give you (the giver) a sense of well being and a better mindset.

This Tuesday, November 28th is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This time of year is a great time to help others in need. If you’d like to join the movement and need some ideas of local or national charities that could use your support, visit: www.givingtuesday.org/

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

Now go sell something!

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

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 the importance of planning. Now is a great time to re-evaluate your success and think about creating a business plan for 2018. We are having two half day business planning sessions in December that we would like to invite you to.

Space is limited, you must RSVP to reserve your seat.

December 12th at our Lorton office from 12pm – 4pm. Lunch will be served, arrive by 11:30am to eat. Please RSVP to Bonnie at bonnie@gateway2realestate.com

December 15th at our One Loudoun Office from 12pm – 7pm. Lunch will be served, arrive by 11:30am to eat. Please RSVP to Wendy at wendy@gateway2realestate.com

For more details, visit our events calendar at: http://www.gateway2realestate.com/our-training-calendar

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

Now go sell something!

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

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 has a reminder for you about COMMITMENT. Are you committed to yourself? Your clients? Your company? Your Business? Your Vendors? IF you are committed to your success you will make it in any area. Learn more in Scott’s quick video.

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

Now go sell something!