Categories for Selling

What’s a View Worth?

What’s a View Worth? My first condo won me over with a spectacular view of Rock Creek Park and the National Cathedral.  I could look out any window from my top floor unit and see neighborhood dogs chasing frisbees, and the season changes were stunning.  When it finally sold, the view was ...

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Granny’s House Has Three Prices

There is an exciting new option for people who are charged with selling less-than-perfect houses, and a total game changer for anyone with an older home that needs work. RLAH has teamed up with two contractors and a staging company to allow you get professional pre-sale renovations and other preparations.  And ...

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When Your Buyers Want Out

You put your home on the market looking like high powered buyer bait, and you were lucky enough to get several good offers.  You chose the one with what you thought had the best price, best terms and least risk of falling apart. Then you got the call from your ...

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Water Hazards

At settlements, there is a document that the title company orders, the floodplain certification.  This tells you that someone checked to see if your new place is located on an area where the Potomac River or some other nearby stream or creek, is statistically likely to visit your house anytime during ...

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There are Fixer Uppers, and There are Real Fixer Uppers!

Over the past few years, real estate professionals have been spoiling our buyers.  When a house goes on the market today, it’s almost always gone through a pre-listing transformation that’s turned it into true buyer bait.  And homes that are listed looking like normal human beings live in them?  They ...

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Navigating the 2021 Bidding Wars   

It started early this year, and so far, there is no letup.  Ugh! Recently, I listed a pretty house in my neighborhood.  Within five minutes of going live, my iPhone started to dance around my desk. And over the next few days, people were lined up waiting to get in. ...

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