Yesterday I was assisting a home buyer who has set their sites on Lake Ridge Virginia as the place they want to buy a home, raise their family and build their lives for the next ten years or so. They have been receiving automatic alerts for all the homes coming on the market in the Lake Ridge, Old Bridge Estates, Crestridge and Westridge homes.
Out of pure frustration yesterday, on a conference call they both said...
"Gosh where are all the newer homes in Lake Ridge, Virginia?"
We have our hearts set on a home with a big kitchen and sun-room across the rear of the home. We want it light and bright with granite and vaulted ceilings. We are ready to buy asap if we can find that house Peg.
My response."I know where you can find a home that has exactly what your are looking for. However you will need to adjust your search criteria. The reason, is because Lake Ridge, Virgina was primarily built back in the early 1980's and most of the homes have long surpassed the ten year old mark. " Some of the newer sections have what you are looking. The challenge every home buyer is facing right now is the lack of inventory. So, as soon as a home is listed you will need to act quickly to beat your competition. There are many home buyers waiting for nice homes to come on the market.
I could hear the fear as they said to me. "Peggy we need a home in a few months!"
I said not to worry, that is what I am hear to help you with.I explained the reasons you have chosen Lake Ridge, Virginia to begin with, are all still here. Lake Ridge is a well established, active planned community with five community pools,five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school, it has the Lake Ridge Park and The Occoquan Reservoir for your enjoyment as well as a dynamite management company located right on Old Bridge Road.We have three shopping centers Tacketts Mill, Hedges Run, Dillingham Square, and The Glen that offer everything from Starbucks, the Giant, Safeway, Bloom, Gold's Gym, Hair Salons, Restaurants,Karate, Day Care and Banking.
Buyer "all true.."
Me- " if you are open to some coaching, I can help you find the home that have in mind. The answer was yes.
We're listening and we trust that you know the area, we do not...
Ok here are the steps:
- I need your help. I need to know what you live in now, and what you don't like that about that situation.
- I need to know what you really want. Write down a list of items you are not willing to compromise on.
- Now write a list of what you are willing to compromise on.
- Next I will want to check with a local lender to see if your situation has changed. Interest rates are down since we met earlier in the year." I would not want you to buy to little of a home, if for just $100.00 more a month you could have everything you want and need".
- It is important to allow me to help you explore all your options so you do not feel as if you have to settle for a home.
Does this makes sense to you?
It is my job to help you the buyer, find what you are looking for. Over the past twenty years assisting buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in the local Prince William County Virginia market, I have never helped someone buy a home, who was unhappy with their choice. Buying a home is nothing to rush into. It is a process.
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You the buyer need to look at homes in different area's so you know for sure what is right for you, your lifestyle and your commute.
Chances are very good if you allow me to help you two things will happen.
- You may learn that their are many homes available that you did not have on your radar screen because you didn't know where they were.
- You may find with my help, that many of the homes that are older than 15 or 20 years,in many cases have been updated and renovated to meet the tastes of today's buyer.
I promise you this. If you take the time necessary to look at all of your options based on my twenty years of selling real estate here in the Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Virginia area you will not be waisting your time. Real estate agents have tools available to them to be able to help you find the renovated homes,the homes with additions and the newer features you are looking for.
Do you need help finding your dream home?
Don't hesitate to call me 703-851-3085 or contact me by email
Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company - Exit 1st Choice Realty,14029 Crossing Place,Woodbridge Virginia 22192. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085 (Peggy) or 703-590-2252 (Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's,
" You would want to hire me as your REALTOR®, if you're looking for a high energy, positive, take charge,knowledgeable person that is passionate about helping you get what you want! "
That's me! I'm easy going, and prefer to communicate by email, text and I use the latest technology to not only to stay in touch with you, but to market homes for sale as well and to negotiate.
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The area's I service in Virginia are Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas. If you live outside these area's let's talk. If you have found my information helpful and you like what you see, chances are if I cannot help you, I know another REALTOR® who can.
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Note: This real estate blog is written by me Peggy James and it is is my opinion and may not reflect the opinion of Exit Choice Realty 14067 Crown Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22193.
I have been blogging since 2008 and I am a full time REALTOR® .