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Last week, Urban Turf had a wonderful neighborhood profile about U St. Corridor and how it’s changed in the last decade. I was happy to be included in the write up.  Check it out here.

photo via Urban Turf.

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re roundup marchlinks from left to right: urban turfwashington post, wtop, realtor.com

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Whenever I’m getting ready to list a home for my clients, I follow these 7 steps to get the most money for my clients. This has led to many wonderful selling experiences and a lot of satisfied clients! (click here to see the reviews.)

1. De-clutter. I know you like your collection of troll dolls and think it’s wonderful. It isn’t. Box it up and utilize the space in a way that’s appealing to buyers. Clear the counter tops in your bathroom and kitchen. (Yes, even your toothbrush.) Take your photos and holiday cards off the refrigerator. It’s all a distraction to a buyer.

2. Re-paint in neutral colors. Red kitchens and dining rooms are so 2000. Don’t date your decor with bold colors. Buyers are picky and one terrible paint color can make them over look your property. A tan or greige paint color is the top choice for most buyers. Boring but it works.

3. Clean extensively. Nothing is worse than a grimy bathroom or kitchen when you’re viewing property. Hire a cleaning service. Your property should sparkle. Keep your place tidy while it’s on the market. Make your bed. Put away your soiled clothing and clean laundry. Hang up your coat and put away your shoes.

4. Re-arrange/remove furniture. Most sellers have too much furniture in their space. If you have belongings in every single corner, get rid of them. If it’s over sized and makes your space look small, store it for your next place. Rearrange your furniture to make the space open and inviting. Open your blinds/curtains to show the view and the sunlight.

5. Make sure it smells good. That old man/sock smell is not making your place more attractive. On the other hand, you don’t want to go overboard. Strong, floral plug-ins can make buyers suspicious. The most appealing scents are cinnamon/apple, vanilla or citrus scents.

6. Take good photos. Use a professional photographer for photos of your property. “Homes with professional photographs were found, on average, to be viewed 61 percent more online than others in that price range shot with a lower-end camera. The listings that used digital SLR cameras also commanded a 47 percent higher asking price per square foot, according to the Redfin analysis.” The stats speak for themselves.

7. Don’t overprice your property. Sellers first inclination is to list their property for waaaayyy higher than it’s worth. That leads to more days on market, price reductions and less money in the long run. Price correctly the first time. Your house will likely sell in 7-10 days and you’ll get the money you want.

A little prep work goes a long way when you list your home. If you’re looking to sell in 2017, contact me at jen@dcreresidential.com or 202.285.4238. It’s a great time to be a seller in DC!

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1401-long-lr1401 Longfellow St, NW
Washington, DC 20010

4 bedroom | 3 baths
square footage | 2,365
yearly taxes | $4,310
sold price | $725,000

Congratulations to my client! Renovated, classic colonial with original hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & silestone counter tops, updated bathrooms, fireplace, mud room, off street parking, & a gorgeous back yard. Finished basement can be used as an in law suite or Airbnb. Finished attic can be used as a bedroom or office. New AC in 2013, new furnace & hot water heater 2016. 89 walk score.

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1401 Longfellow St, NW
Washington, DC 20011

5 bedrooms | 3 baths
square footage | 2,365
yearly taxes: $4,310.00
list price | $749,000

Renovated, classic colonial with original hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances & silestone counter tops, updated bathrooms, fireplace, mud room, off street parking, & a gorgeous back yard. Finished basement can be used as an in law suite or Airbnb. Finished attic can be used as a bedroom or office. New AC in 2013, new furnace & hot water heater 2016. 89 walk score. Open Sunday Sept. 25th from 1-4pm.

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2120 Vermont Ave NW #602
Washington, DC 20001
1 bedroom + den
750 sf | $415.00 monthly condo fee | taxes $3026 yearly
list price | $499,000

sold price | $557,000

Congratulations to my client!  Multiple offers and $58,000 over list. Sunny, top floor 1 bed + den. 2 levels with amazing private, outdoor patio. Open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, juliet balcony in the bedroom, Elfa closet system, w/d in unit and a garage parking spot. Pet friendly. Building amenities include a rooftop deck, communal grill and exercise room. 2 blocks to U St. Metro, Shaw/U St. retail and restaurants. Across street from upcoming Shaw Whole Foods. 98 walk score

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1367 Florida Ave., NE #402
Washington, DC 20002
2 bedroom | 2 bath with a parking space
913 square feet | $2927 yearly taxes | $247.07 condo fee
list price | $475,000

sold price | $485,000

Congratulations to my client!!! Modern 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with parking two blocks from H St. Corridor. Hardwood floors, open floor plan, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen, master bedroom with bathroom en suite and Elfa closets, w/d in unit, pet friendly. Minutes to H St. restaurants, retail and the DC street car. 91 walk score.

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2120 Vermont Ave NW #602
Washington, DC 20001
1 bedroom + den
750 sf | $415.00 monthly condo fee | taxes $3026 yearly
list price | $499,000

Sunny, top floor 1 bed + den. 2 levels with amazing private, outdoor patio. Open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, juliet balcony in the bedroom, Elfa closet system, w/d in unit and a garage parking spot. Pet friendly. Building amenities include a rooftop deck, communal grill and exercise room. 2 blocks to U St. Metro, Shaw/U St. retail and restaurants. Across street from upcoming Shaw Whole Foods. 98 walk score. Open House Sunday, August 7th from 1-4pm.

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916-G--ext916 G St, NW #506
Washington, DC 20001
1 bed | 1 bath
843 square feet
$490.18 monthly condo fee
sold price | $479,000

Congratulations to my client on selling his stunning corner loft! The unit has an open floor plan, 9′ ceilings, exposed brick, polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork, granite counter tops in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wired for surround sound and a washer/dryer in unit. Pets allowed. Rental parking available next door. Minutes to Metro, restaurants and retail. 95 walk score.

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1367 Florida Ave., NE #402
Washington, DC 20002
2 bedroom | 2 bath with a parking space
913 square feet | $2927 yearly taxes | $247.07 condo fee
list price | $475,000

Modern 2 bedroom/2 bath condo with parking two blocks from H St. Corridor. Hardwood floors, open floor plan, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen, master bedroom with bathroom en suite and Elfa closets, w/d in unit, pet friendly. Minutes to H St. restaurants, retail and the DC street car. 91 walk score.  Open Sunday 6/19 from 1-4 pm.

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2120 Ver 220 entryWhenever I’m getting ready to list a new property, I follow these 7 steps to get the most money for my clients. This has led to many wonderful selling experiences and a lot of satisfied clients! (click here to see the reviews.)

1. De-clutter. I know you like your collection of troll dolls and think it’s wonderful. It isn’t. Box it up and utilize the space in a way that’s appealing to buyers. Clear the counter tops in your bathroom and kitchen. (Yes, even your toothbrush.) Take your photos and holiday cards off the refrigerator. It’s all a distraction to a buyer.

2. Re-paint in neutral colors. Red kitchens and dining rooms are so 2000. Don’t date your decor with bold colors. Buyers are picky and one terrible paint color can make them over look your property. A tan or greige paint color is the top choice for most buyers. Boring but it works.

3. Clean extensively. Nothing is worse than a grimy bathroom or kitchen when you’re viewing property. Hire a cleaning service. Your property should sparkle. Keep your place tidy while it’s on the market. Make your bed. Put away your soiled clothing and clean laundry. Hang up your coat and put away your shoes.

4. Re-arrange/remove furniture. Most sellers have too much furniture in their space. If you have belongings in every single corner, get rid of them. If it’s over sized and makes your space look small, store it for your next place. Rearrange your furniture to make the space open and inviting. Open your blinds/curtains to show the view and the sunlight.

5. Make sure it smells good. That old man/sock smell is not making your place more attractive. On the other hand, you don’t want to go over board. Strong, floral plug-ins can make buyers suspicious. The most appealing scents are cinnamon/apple, vanilla or citrus scents.

6. Take good photos. Use a professional photographer for photos of your property. “Homes with professional photographs were found, on average, to be viewed 61 percent more online than others in that price range shot with a lower-end camera. The listings that used digital SLR cameras also commanded a 47 percent higher asking price per square foot, according to the Redfin analysis.” The stats speak for themselves.

7. Don’t overprice your property. Sellers first inclination is to list their property for waaaayyy higher than it’s worth. That leads to more days on market, price reductions and less money in the long run. Price correctly the first time. Your house will likely sell in 7-10 days and you’ll get the money you want.

A little prep work goes a long way when you list your home. If you’re looking to sell in 2016, contact me at jen@dcreresidential.com or 202.285.4238. It’s a great time to be a seller in DC!

 

 

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2120 Vermont Ave., NW #220
Washington, DC 20001
619 square feet | $355.00 monthly condo fee
list price | $425,000

Sunny, modern one bedroom, one bath condo with hardwood floors, open floor plan, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, juliet balcony in the bedroom, w/d in unit, and garage parking. Pet friendly. Building amenities include gym, roof top grill and deck. Minutes to Metro, restaurants & retail. Across street from upcoming Shaw Whole Foods. 97 walk score.

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