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    Pricing and Condition are Key to Selling Your Home

    By Christal Johnson | November 30, 2017

    Our market is currently going through a shift. Today I’ll be giving you the latest stats, so that you can be prepared for the market instead of simply reacting to it.     As you know, my team and I always want to prepare you for the market by providing the latest statistics.  I’ve been... Read More

    Three Ways to Get Your Offer Accepted in Today’s Competitive Market

    By Christal Johnson | November 9, 2017

    How is it possible to get your offer accepted in a competitive market? I’ve got three tips today to help you achieve this.   How is it possible to get your offer accepted in a competitive market? Imagine you’ve been searching for months and have finally found your dream home. Now you want to write... Read More

    Hire an Agent Who Will Keep Negotiating for You

    By Christal Johnson | October 24, 2017

    A good listing agent will keep negotiating for you until you are at the closing table. Here’s how we helped one of our sellers by doing just that.   When you sell your home, it’s very important that you hire an agent who will negotiate all the way through the deal.   We recently sold... Read More

    Why Do I Need a Realtor If I Buy New Construction?

    By Christal Johnson | October 10, 2017

    They don’t want you to hire an agent. So, you should hire an agent.   Some people think that if they’re going to buy a new home, they should do it on their own in order to get the best deal possible. They think that maybe they will save on commission costs or get a... Read More

    The Crazy Story of 2 Home Inspections on the Same House!

    By Christal Johnson | September 28, 2017

    Today I’d like to tell you the tale of two home inspections. If a buyer backs out after a home inspection, what happens when the next buyer’s inspection results are completely different? It’s time for me to tell you the tale of two home inspections. We had a property on the market in Fairfax where... Read More

    Join Us in Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders

    By Christal Johnson | September 7, 2017

    I’m joined today by Dr. Daria Groover, the principal of Featherstone Elementary School, and she has a special story to share. As some of you may know, myself and some of the other members of our team like to volunteer our time mentoring some of the students at Featherstone. Public school teachers and administrators have... Read More

    Why You Can’t Quite Trust Zillow’s Zestimates

    By Christal Johnson | August 24, 2017

    Online home valuations can give you an idea of what your home’s worth, but you shouldn’t price your home based on their calculations. When selling their home, most people nowadays do their own online research on websites like Zillow so they can get an estimated value of what their home is worth. That’s a dangerous... Read More

    AJ Team Interviews: Steve Liga with ACTS

    By Christal Johnson | August 16, 2017

    As you know, the AJ Team has worked with closely with ACTS for a few years now. Today I’m joined by Steve Lega, Chief Executive Officer at ACTS, who is here to talk to us about the role ACTS has in our community. As CEO, Steve’s passion is working with those who are hungry, homeless... Read More

    Help Us Help Our Community’s Children

    By Christal Johnson | August 7, 2017

    It’s time for this summer’s annual backpack challenge.  This year, we’ll be donating pre-filled backpacks to children in need at a local homeless shelter as well as in local schools.  But we can’t do this alone. We’d love to have your help. All you need to do is fill a backpack with school supplies such... Read More

    Mid Year Real Estate Review

    By Christal Johnson | July 27, 2017

    Today’s local market is seeing a few changes from what it looked like last year. Today I wanted to bring you some statistics from today’s local market. Here in Lake Ridge, the average sale price is up by 4%. In the past, we predicted we’d be seeing a slow down year over year in this area,... Read More