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May the lights of Diwali

spread the joy, happiness in your life

and darkness departs from your life

Wish you a joyous festival

Happy Diwali!
Yesterday was wild when it came to SM - remember when Amazon crashed after a hurricane up the east coast?

Let's go for something a little lighter and fun!
Why hello October 1st - I've been patiently waiting to decorate outside...the kind of waiting where I may or may not have put up ONE trick'r-treating sign...okay and totally splurged on pumpkins that are now free from the back of my Suburban to show off their plump and sought selves.

I imagine decorating for the holidays a negotiation for most of us goes something like this:

It took time, patience, and tense negotiations, but you and the kids, (big or little) emerged from behind closed doors in full agreement: One puny 🎃 pumpkin out front just isn’t gonna cut it this year. It's time to up your Halloween game. 🕸

Rally with the fam to carve out some neighborhood chills and thrills with these next-level Halloween decorating tips:

More pumpkins? Yes, please! You can never go wrong with traditional orange but think outside the patch. Pick up a truckload and paint them a variety of colors for a modern rainbow effect.
Green Spring Gardens for the annual Family Fall Festival is TOMORROW from 9-3PM.

plant & garden craft vendors • bake sale • activities for adults & kids • music • silent auction • food truck

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/nature-history/greenspring/gs-family-fun-festival.pdf
“I’d love to sell my home, but where will I go?”⁣

If this is you, I get it. In a perfect world, buying and selling coordinates perfectly—two stacks of papers, one closing day, two sets of keys, and one elated client. And while the real estate stars frequently align for buyers and sellers, sometimes you have to be a bit flexible.⁣

The good news is there are a few things you and your agent can do to simplify the buying process when you’re smack-dab in the middle of selling. The "keys" to success (like how I did that ;-) ) on both ends is a realtor who can lead you through:⁣

A plan for temporary housing. Think friends with a spare room, family with a basement, a house-sitting gig, or, best-case scenario, a leaseback option with your buyers.⁣

A willingness to show new listings—stat. If your search has stalled because you can’t find “the one,” the sooner you put eyes on new listings, the sooner you’ll get out of limbo.⁣

A 30-day closing. When you’ve found your next home, your agent can negotiate a quick closing so you can step out of temporary housing and into your forever home ASAP. ⁣

Selling and buying is a huge undertaking. That’s why I’m here. ⁣

Let’s chat so you can hear straight from me how I keep the process laid-back and low-key for all my clients. Don’t wait. Reach out and let’s connect this week!

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#elcproperties #welcomemaproductions #findinghomesweethome #fallmarket #windowview #lookingformydreamhome #custombuitins #freshlypainted #indoorplant
🍂 Hello F A L L 🍂
SO many clients and open house visitors have asked me in recent months: "There are so many offers on this house already. Should we even try?" My answer time and again? “YES!”

Here's why: ⁣
⁣Contracts fall through for ALL sorts of reasons—from contingencies not being met to financing concerns. You never know what’s going to happen. Trust me!⁣

In a market where multiple offers are common, investors (and sometimes buyers) simultaneously put offers on multiple properties. Then, when they find something better, they simply walk away leaving the property available for another buyer.⁣

While I can’t predict the future (or what’s going to happen in a multiple-offer situation), I can say I put ALL my buyers in the best possible position to come out on top. If you find a house you love, go for it—and keep going for it until you succeed!
In honor of Roald Dahl Day, here's a link to his once lived in "Gipsy House":

https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/roald-dahl-home

I loved James and the Giant Peach and The BFG.

#roalddahl #roalddahlday #readingtime #librarycard #locallibrary #fairfaxcountylibrary #readingtime #publiclibrary ##childhoodunplugged
SELLER: The market is hot! Shouldn’t I list my home over market value to take advantage?⁣

ME: Your home IS beautiful, and I’m positive I can get it sold at a price you’ll be satisfied with. But I wouldn’t recommend listing it over market value. Remember, your buyers have an agent, too—and they’re really good at sniffing out overpriced homes.⁣

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With the market how it is, I’m having conversations like this on repeat—I get it! You want overflowing pockets, but trust me, overpricing your home isn’t the way to make that happen. ⁣

If you do, you’ll have:⁣

Less foot traffic⁣
Fewer offers⁣
Hesitant agents⁣
Skeptical buyers ⁣

Selling soon? Send me a DM, and let’s chat about what your home is worth. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised—even without an off-target mark-up. ⁣
TEACHERS - Check out my IG account @_ERIN.CROOKS_ for a very special teacher giveaway thank you for everything you do for the students of today, adults of tomorrow 🤗📚❤
HAHA!

TGIF friends.

Full service real estate service business serving Northern Virginia. Licensed in Virginia. Erin's real estate clients and customers benefit directly from her holistic approach to leading the market place.

She is committed to exceeding client and customer expectations when buying, selling, and renting properties through her established system that integrates technology, relationships, and her analytical approach to the market place. Erin grew-up and returned to Northern Virginia after getting her bachelors in Interior Design from West Virginia University for an early career in government constructio

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11/11/2021
11/04/2021

May the lights of Diwali

spread the joy, happiness in your life

and darkness departs from your life

Wish you a joyous festival

Happy Diwali!

10/05/2021

Yesterday was wild when it came to SM - remember when Amazon crashed after a hurricane up the east coast?

Let's go for something a little lighter and fun!

10/01/2021

Why hello October 1st - I've been patiently waiting to decorate outside...the kind of waiting where I may or may not have put up ONE trick'r-treating sign...okay and totally splurged on pumpkins that are now free from the back of my Suburban to show off their plump and sought selves.

I imagine decorating for the holidays a negotiation for most of us goes something like this:

It took time, patience, and tense negotiations, but you and the kids, (big or little) emerged from behind closed doors in full agreement: One puny 🎃 pumpkin out front just isn’t gonna cut it this year. It's time to up your Halloween game. 🕸

Rally with the fam to carve out some neighborhood chills and thrills with these next-level Halloween decorating tips:

More pumpkins? Yes, please! You can never go wrong with traditional orange but think outside the patch. Pick up a truckload and paint them a variety of colors for a modern rainbow effect.

09/24/2021

www.fairfaxcounty.gov

Green Spring Gardens for the annual Family Fall Festival is TOMORROW from 9-3PM.

plant & garden craft vendors • bake sale • activities for adults & kids • music • silent auction • food truck

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/nature-history/greenspring/gs-family-fun-festival.pdf

www.fairfaxcounty.gov

09/24/2021

“I’d love to sell my home, but where will I go?”⁣

If this is you, I get it. In a perfect world, buying and selling coordinates perfectly—two stacks of papers, one closing day, two sets of keys, and one elated client. And while the real estate stars frequently align for buyers and sellers, sometimes you have to be a bit flexible.⁣

The good news is there are a few things you and your agent can do to simplify the buying process when you’re smack-dab in the middle of selling. The "keys" to success (like how I did that ;-) ) on both ends is a realtor who can lead you through:⁣

A plan for temporary housing. Think friends with a spare room, family with a basement, a house-sitting gig, or, best-case scenario, a leaseback option with your buyers.⁣

A willingness to show new listings—stat. If your search has stalled because you can’t find “the one,” the sooner you put eyes on new listings, the sooner you’ll get out of limbo.⁣

A 30-day closing. When you’ve found your next home, your agent can negotiate a quick closing so you can step out of temporary housing and into your forever home ASAP. ⁣

Selling and buying is a huge undertaking. That’s why I’m here. ⁣

Let’s chat so you can hear straight from me how I keep the process laid-back and low-key for all my clients. Don’t wait. Reach out and let’s connect this week!

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.
.
#elcproperties #welcomemaproductions #findinghomesweethome #fallmarket #windowview #lookingformydreamhome #custombuitins #freshlypainted #indoorplant

09/23/2021

🍂 Hello F A L L 🍂

09/14/2021

SO many clients and open house visitors have asked me in recent months: "There are so many offers on this house already. Should we even try?" My answer time and again? “YES!”

Here's why: ⁣
⁣Contracts fall through for ALL sorts of reasons—from contingencies not being met to financing concerns. You never know what’s going to happen. Trust me!⁣

In a market where multiple offers are common, investors (and sometimes buyers) simultaneously put offers on multiple properties. Then, when they find something better, they simply walk away leaving the property available for another buyer.⁣

While I can’t predict the future (or what’s going to happen in a multiple-offer situation), I can say I put ALL my buyers in the best possible position to come out on top. If you find a house you love, go for it—and keep going for it until you succeed!

Inside Roald Dahl's Buckinghamshire cottage 09/13/2021

Inside Roald Dahl's Buckinghamshire cottage

In honor of Roald Dahl Day, here's a link to his once lived in "Gipsy House":

https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/gallery/roald-dahl-home

I loved James and the Giant Peach and The BFG.

#roalddahl #roalddahlday #readingtime #librarycard #locallibrary #fairfaxcountylibrary #readingtime #publiclibrary ##childhoodunplugged

Inside Roald Dahl's Buckinghamshire cottage Inside Roald Dahl's home Gipsy House and the real story behind the BFG, the place where he wrote the BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

09/13/2021

SELLER: The market is hot! Shouldn’t I list my home over market value to take advantage?⁣

ME: Your home IS beautiful, and I’m positive I can get it sold at a price you’ll be satisfied with. But I wouldn’t recommend listing it over market value. Remember, your buyers have an agent, too—and they’re really good at sniffing out overpriced homes.⁣

---⁣

With the market how it is, I’m having conversations like this on repeat—I get it! You want overflowing pockets, but trust me, overpricing your home isn’t the way to make that happen. ⁣

If you do, you’ll have:⁣

Less foot traffic⁣
Fewer offers⁣
Hesitant agents⁣
Skeptical buyers ⁣

Selling soon? Send me a DM, and let’s chat about what your home is worth. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised—even without an off-target mark-up. ⁣

08/27/2021

TEACHERS - Check out my IG account @_ERIN.CROOKS_ for a very special teacher giveaway thank you for everything you do for the students of today, adults of tomorrow 🤗📚❤

08/20/2021

HAHA!

TGIF friends.

08/17/2021

Sure you see the signs in the yard and the listings live on major real estate websites, but what does it look like to list YOUR home with ME? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look so you can know exactly what to expect.⁣

After you reach out to me in the way that’s most convenient for you—text, DM, phone, email, or my fave, in person—I’ll get back in touch within 24 hours if we should miss each other. We’ll have a quick introductory chat and schedule a face-to-face at your home.⁣
In prep for our meeting, I’ll run a market analysis, look at recent comps, and check out any online records I can find.⁣
During our meeting, I’ll bring my findings to share and we'll do a walk-thru of your home. We’ll discuss your selling timeline, profit goals, and any minor repairs or upgrades that might be worth doing prior to selling. I’ll be happy to linger as long as needed to answer all your questions.⁣
Afterward, I’ll combine the data I’ve gathered along with your feedback and compute a suggested listing price.⁣
At that point, if you’re ready to list, I’ll schedule a photographer, write your listing description, get it all okayed by you, and start networking with other agents to track down your buyer.⁣

One thing I love love love about real estate is that the selling process can be customized to fit your needs. At any of these steps, we can slow down, pause, or speed up—it's 100% in your court. I'm just here to help.⁣

08/16/2021

Monday's are a fresh start ... like a do-over but better. You really get to dig into what you learned from trying before, but this time knowing so much more.

There are a multitude of ways you qualify for and pay for your home purchase. Those options include how much money you need to put down to buy a home!

Any guess on the minimum percentage you need?

20%

5%

ZERO?

Well, guess what - the answer is zero under some programs and types of properties out there.

I can help you connect with incredible, trusted LOCAL lenders that have access to a multitude of products out there. Additionally, there are several STATE and COUNTY programs that make buying a home nearly FREE...if not zero money down!

Not a gimmick, I am just a person here who is VERY passionate about people having every opportunity to own a home.

There was so much I didn't' know when we bought our first home...and I've made it my job that others never feel that way. I also want folks to be more impowered by knowledge...know what is available to you!

#Happyhomeshoppingday #closingday #closingdayisthebestday #homeownershipgoals #homeownership #myfirsthome #firsthome #1sthome #welcomematproductions

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