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Answers to ALL the Questions You've Ever Had About Selling a House

Selling your home is a series of strategic choices with many options. As you navigate the market, you may have some questions, or you may want to consider asking some. Do you have more questions? Contact us, and let’s talk about your what you are thinking.

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Show Me the Stats: A Breakdown of Our Sales in the Last Year

The real estate market fluctuates constantly, but Pam and Dave Jones at Extraordinary Transitions strive for transparency about our business performance to guarantee a clear picture for you when selecting a real estate agent.
We keep careful logs of critical sales metrics throughout the year to help you compare services as you search for realtors.
Click Learn More below for a few key insights that compare our market and sales data to the general real estate numbers in the Northern Virginia area.


Why You Shouldn’t Hire a Friend to Sell Your Home

Selling your home is a huge decision. If you have a friend or family member that is a real estate agent, you may be tempted to work with them instead of an agent you don’t know. After all, they know you better and have your best interests in mind, right? Actually, there are several reasons why working with a friend as your real estate agent might not be the wisest move.

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Why Shouldn’t I Price My Home High to Leave Room for Negotiation?

Negotiation is common in homebuying, but it can easily become a game of chicken as each party tries to get the best deal. There is a common misconception that pricing your home high leaves room for negotiation and allows you to get the price you want. While this seems like a smart idea on paper, it can actually be really detrimental to you as the seller.

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Why Shouldn't I Sell My Home Myself?

If you have the time and want to control all the details and be involved in managing the whole process, doing it yourself might be right for you. However, the right agent will net you more than you can on your own.

If you are interested in exposing your home to the largest pool of prospects to secure the very best price and terms, having an experienced professional with a proven track record handle the transaction for you, minimizing the time you spend monitoring the process, and not having to deal with the stress yourself, you should consider hiring an agent like me.

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Why You Shouldn't Hire a Neighborhood-Specific Agent

Selling a home can be both an exciting and stressful endeavor. There are many things to consider, from pricing and listing your home to deciding whether to use an agent. Agents are beneficial because they help you understand how to sell a home and streamline the entire experience.

If you decide to use an agent, then comes the challenge of determining whether to use a neighborhood-specific or a regional agent. On the surface, neighborhood-specific agents offer many benefits, like knowing the neighborhood. However, neighborhood-specific agents can sometimes limit your experience as a seller. 

Here are some benefits of using a regional agent versus a neighborhood-specific agent. 

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Absorption Rates: What Are They and What They Tell Sellers About the Market

When selling your home, your real estate agent may refer to the “absorption rate”. Absorption rates are calculated by dividing the number of homes currently on the market by the number of homes sold on average in a given time period, usually a month. But why is that a helpful number to know and understand? 


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Where Do Home Buyers Come From?

Like most industries, the real estate market is constantly evolving. With real estate fluctuating between buyers’ and sellers’ markets, working with a real estate agent who understands this changing landscape is more important than ever. Here are some ways modern home buyers look for houses for sale.

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