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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…

Tuesday Update: It's Thursday, I Know





















 
I am so excited we have made it to Thursday! I have been crazy busy with real estate stuff. Learning a lot and so excited to begin my new career but taking it one day at a time. One thing I have learned through the journey of me and my career is to take it one day at a time. Don't freak out at the small things. Enjoy the moment and learn as much as you can. If you hate your job: get the hell away as fast as you can. Life will open up for you. 

I haven't really gone down the "correct" path to my career. In today's world you hear, go to college. Get a job. Work hard and get lots of promotions and money. (Enjoy the student loan debt you accrued while doing this.)

Well, I had three kids by twenty four. Graduated from college somewhere during all of that. Got my so-called dream job designing kitchens. Hated it. Cried daily. Decided I needed a change and worked with four year olds. This was the first job I ever loved waking up in the morning for. Joe and I moved across country and I hoped to get back to what I left in Memphis. 


Found out our new location offered nothing of the sort so I went back into kitchens. Absolutely despised the working environment at the small company I worked for. The owner was sexually degrading and if I could really tell you what he did behind closed doors you would be disgusted. (If we ever meet in real life, let me tell you all about it. Just ask.) Decided I had had enough! So I left. 


A great friend of mine told me about a job opening at a cute gift shop in Williamsburg. I aced the interview and started right away! For the last two and half years I learned how to master gift wrapping, sweeping a floor and unwrapping boxes. The time came, as it does, where I realized it was time to move on. Began studying to take the Virginia Real Estate test to get my license and now doing what I have loved for years and years just didn't think about how to add it into my daily life. Looking at houses. Talking about zoning. Being around groups of people daily and laughing. 

Life is a journey and I'm so happy this one has begun. Have a happy Thursday! 

I'll probably be off the computer for the next couple of days. We are heading to my happy place - the lake. I'll try and upload some photos on Instagram but I may not. :)   

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