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Real Estate Agent - Samson Properties - VA 0225-059831, MD 646410
850+ transactions last 21 years. Master negotiators. Masters degrees in finance/marketing/business & computers. Serving Northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Faquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford.

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2011 

Seller's Guide: Top 10 Ways to Delay Your Short Sale Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team Sometimes circumstances outside the control of homeowners leave them unable to continue paying their mortgages.  Once they have faced this unfortunate emergent reality many homeowners attempt a loa...
01/30/2011
Top 12 Ways to Lose a Buyer Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team   Top 12 Ways to Lose a Buyer 1. Don't answer the phone immediately, professionally and warmly when they call 2. Keep talking when they speak 3. Only pay attention to the 'real buyer' ; there is no point in spending time o...
01/28/2011
Do Agents Lie? Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team      "We have several other offers on that property already.  Please send us your highest, best and final offer by 5PM tomorrow," says the listing agent on the phone to me.      "I bet she is just lying," is one response my client may ...
01/28/2011
Negotiation Situations from the GOLD Team Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team   Context: We represent Seller. We have Seller's written permission to disclose some aspects of offers to selling agents in multiple offer situation.  Property is NOT an REO. Scenario: List is $200,000. We ha...
01/27/2011
Counter-Offer Alternatives from the GOLD Team Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team     The offer-counteroffer process is fundamental to real estate transactions.  This post discusses certain options often overlooked.   The listing of a property is fundamentally a solicitation for offers...
01/27/2011
Investor's Guide: Back Up Offers Work! Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team     Investors compete with owner occupants and other investors to acquire properties in tight markets.   Making an all cash offer higher than all the other probable offers is one way of winning properties with mul...
01/26/2011
"Kitchens by Ana" Announces 1st Single Family, Manassas Park Project Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team    "Heart of the Home: Kitchens by Ana (sm)" (KBA) is a family team of remodeling specialists dedicated to delivering homes with high level, luxury design features and highest quality...
01/26/2011
Seller's Guide: Cash Offers Not All the Same Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team        Homeowners, or those evaluating proposed terms of sale for short sales, have often heard that all  cash offers are the best.      While it is true that a cash offer may offer many advantages there are...
01/26/2011
"Kitchens by Ana" Update: 3-Level Lake Ridge Remodel! Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna and Jim's GOLD Team      "Heart of the Home: Kitchens By Ana (sm)" (KBA) is a northern Virginia remodeling team dedicated to bringing the highest quality levels of design and materials upgrades to remodeled homes loc...
01/25/2011
Seller's Guide: Disclosing Potential Health and Safety Defects Copyright (c) 2011, Deanna & Jim's GOLD Team      When you are listing your home for sale you need to disclose *ALL* the plumbing, mechanical, electrical and structural improvements you have made without building permits and inspectio...
01/25/2011
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Master negotiators: 550+ transactions last 12 years. 150+ bank-owned transactions 2007-13. Short sales listed, under contract, and buyer offers pending. First time buyer & investor specialists. MBA, MSE, MA Psychology.