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Real Estate Agent - Long & Foster REALTORS- Smith Mountain Lake
Received a contract offer by a fellow realtor yesterday -- along with the offer he said the buyer has their house under contract and want to close quickly on my client's home-they have financing already locked in at a good rate for 30 days.  I presented the offer to my clients -- the countering d...
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Roanoke Valley - Virginia -Property Stats May May April 2006 2007 2008 Months of Inventory 6.84 11.5 18.05 New Listings 1.38K 1.46K 1.44K Sold Listings 693 547 375 Active Listings 4.74K 6.29K 6.77K The dollar value of active listings from May 2006 to May 2007 grew 32% and went up slightly in 08. ...
We sold several houses for a client--all properties were well built and high end.  The client purchased a lot and it happened to have a doublewide on it and they asked us to sell the property.  When we listed it, the address was different -- they said they moved it to another lot.  We assumed the...
This is an example of the reasonable prices in the Smith Mountain Lake area.  This home is off water and for sale for $238,900.  It is situated on 5+ acres and the taxes are approximately $1,330 a year.  Travel to a launch site is about 10 minutes. The neighbors have similar acreage.  Location is...
We attended a lunch and learn session today and I was very disappointed.   The presentor provided lunch (which was a nice benefit) and was selling a product that we use for most of our listings.  We know the product because we use it so much, but others in the room did not.  The presentor should ...
The subject software is one of the latest media products for capturing video from your digital video camera for creating customized DVDs and uploading to my space.  We have a JVC digital video camera model GR-DVL805U. When I connect the recorder to the computer the software will not allow me to t...
I met with two prospective clients this week and both were unrealistic about the price.  One had to sell because of government liens and the other just made the wrong move when they retired and want to move on.  When I first started in this profession, I just wanted to get the listing and figured...
The price of waterfront homes on Smith Mountain Lake depend largely on the slope of the lot, water depth, and location on the lake--and of course, the home.  Bedford County allows for weekly rentals, where Franklin County does not.  Rent the two trailers on this waterfront lot and gain income whe...
Marketing a high end home with  a front entrance that is less than dramatic is difficult.  I had a professional photographer take the initial pictures because I knew it would be a difficult to capture the beauty of the home. The results were disappointing.  I then hired one of our fellow communit...

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