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What's My Home Really Worth--- The Question We All Want Answered!

There are really just two major considerations when you determine the appropriate value for your Williamsburg VA property: market value and appraised value.
This is where many people get confused on value--- So many people will say, “The assessed value is X, so that is what it is worth”. This is so not accurate. Many times a house will sell more than the assessed value as the assessed value is what the city/ county taxes you on. I’ve seen houses sell 30,000 over their assessed value and no one wants to leave money on the table. Do you? I didn’t think so!
So let’s go back to the two values I was talking about earlier!
Market value is the value that a buyer…today…is willing to pay for your home. The most effective way to determine market value is to look through the prospective buyer’s eyes---they are the ones you need to impress. Positioning your home properly among competing inventory is a critical step, and it’s important that your agent devotes the time necessary to study current m…

Family Photo Shoot

We haven't had a family photo shot in a long time. It can be so difficult when you have kids (especially the older they get and the more activities that occur) to all get together dress appropriately and snap a shot. Normally one kid is in an awful T-shirt, another in a swimsuit and another sweaty from a sport. The other day we were all dressed up with somewhere to go. I am pretty happy with them. How often do you get together for photos?

My Mom was with us too so she got in on the fun. Unfortunately we were unable to get one with all of us in it together. No tripod and no one else was there. :(


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