Erin Clancy of Long and Foster Realtors

A trusted partner in helping people with one of their biggest decisions in life


Buying a home is remarkably similar to falling in love: Once you’ve moved in and officially made it to this new life stage, you’re bound to feel a whole range of emotions—exhilaration, terror, pride, pain—with an intensity that might throw you for a loop.
Nothing beats the feeling of finding your perfect home! 🤍
Ready to know what that feels like? Contact me today, I can help!


Ready to take the leap into home ownership in your 20s? 🏡💰
1. Buying a home gives you the opportunity to build equity and secure your financial future.
2. Owning a home is a great way to build a sense of stability and security.
3. Investing in real estate gives you the potential to benefit from capital appreciation over time.
Not only can you build equity and financial security, but owning a home provides stability and potential for long-term appreciation.
Let’s make your real estate dreams a reality! 😍


Question time! My job is to make sure you don’t have to choose when it comes to the things that matter most to you, but sometimes a house you love won’t check every box. When buying your next house, which of these is more important to you? Comment down below.


Learn about real estate commission fees and how they impact sellers and agents.


Before the grand reveal, ensure safety and comfort beneath the surface. Your peace of mind matters. 🏠🔍


Understand short sales - properties sold for less than owed, involving lender approval.


Your backyard - a private paradise or a diamond in the rough? Let's dream a bit - what's the one thing you'd love to add to make it your perfect retreat? Can't wait to hear your outdoor oasis ideas!


Need some packing tips? Here are some to get you started!
1. Make sure to label every box with the room it should be placed in at the new location.
2. Use suitcases and backpacks for clothing, bedding, and other bulky items.
3. Have a “first-day box” with items you will need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries and a change of clothes.
4. Take pictures of your electronics before you unplug them to make sure you can set them up correctly in the new home.
5. Make sure to keep valuable items such as jewelry and important documents in a separate, secure box.
6. Create a detailed checklist of all the items you need to pack.


⏳ As time goes by, your equity grows, reflecting both your mortgage payments and potential appreciation in the property's value. It's a valuable resource you can rely on in times of financial need.


🔑 The age-old question when buying a home: Who foots the bill for realtor fees?

Let me guide you through the answer!


✨ While bathrooms and kitchens often steal the spotlight, let's not forget the importance of creating a soft and inviting atmosphere in our bedrooms.


Decoding the Offer Game: How Much Should You Bid? 💰🤔

📈 When it comes to determining your offer, the power lies in your hands. While seeking guidance from your REALTOR® is valuable, remember that the final decision rests with you.

🤝 Collaborate with your REALTOR® to analyze market trends, comparable properties, and your personal budget. Then, trust your instincts to craft an offer that feels just right.

💡 Remember, it's your unique vision and financial situation that shape the offer. Embrace this opportunity to make a bold move toward your dream home!


✨ While bathrooms and kitchens often steal the spotlight, let's not forget the importance of creating a soft and inviting atmosphere in our bedrooms.


Your dream home may feel out of reach, but with the right guidance and determination, it's closer than you think. Let's work together to turn your dreams into reality. Share one thing you've always envisioned having in your dream home. Remember, dreams can become keys that unlock extraordinary possibilities!


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🌟 Trust your instincts and align yourself with professionals who understand the intricacies of the property market. Their insights will guide you toward wise decisions on your homeownership journey.


Are you ready to sell your home?
Here are 5 tips on how to sell a house quickly even in a fast-moving rate market 🏠✨

1. Optimal Pricing: Set a competitive price to attract buyers and avoid overpricing.
2. Curb Appeal: Enhance your home's exterior to make a strong first impression.
3. Effective Staging: Depersonalize, declutter, and stage rooms to help buyers envision living there.
4. High-Quality Visuals: Use professional photos and virtual tours for compelling online listings.
5. Flexible Showings: Accommodate potential buyers with flexible showing schedules.


Unveiling Property Value Secrets! 💰🏡


Selling your home shouldn't be a hassle. Experience a seamless transaction with my expert guidance and support. Let me handle every detail, from pricing and marketing to negotiations and paperwork, ensuring a stress-free process from start to finish. You can relax knowing that I have your best interests at heart. Let's make your selling journey a breeze!


Dreaming about bagging top dollar for your home in this market? 🏠💰

The secret lies in a tried-and-true strategy that delivers results. Follow a simple 7-step plan to amplify your home's profits before it makes its market debut.

Whether it's about understanding your home's worth, making it stand out in the market, or aligning with your timeline, everything's taken care of.

Ready to unlock max profit from your property? Just shoot a quick DM, and let's dive into the details!


1. Appraisal: An evaluation of a property's value conducted by a certified appraiser to determine its market worth.
2. Closing Costs: Expenses incurred by the buyer and seller during the property transfer process, such as taxes, title insurance, and attorney fees.
3. Contingency: A condition or requirement that must be met before a real estate contract becomes legally binding. Common contingencies include home inspections and mortgage approval.
4. Equity: The difference between the current market value of a property and the outstanding mortgage balance.
5. Escrow: A neutral third-party account that holds funds and important documents during a real estate transaction until all conditions are met.
6. Homeowners Association (HOA): A governing body that manages a residential community and sets rules and guidelines for property owners.
7. Multiple Listing Service (MLS): A database used by real estate agents to list and access available properties for sale.
8. Title: A legal document that proves ownership of a property.
9. Under Contract: When a buyer and seller have agreed on terms, and a contract is in the process of being executed.
10. Down Payment: The initial payment made by the buyer, expressed as a percentage of the property's purchase price.
Remember that real estate lingo can vary by region and local practices, but this glossary should give you a good starting point for understanding common terms in the real estate industry.


Selling your home can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.

From the initial consultation to the final closing, we'll handle all the details, answer your questions, and provide regular updates. Rest assured that your selling journey is in capable hands. Let's bring you peace of mind throughout the entire process!


Selling your property shouldn't be a hassle or a long waiting game. It's about positioning your home strategically, leveraging cutting-edge marketing techniques, and attracting the right buyers.
Trust me to showcase your property's unique story and sell it at its maximum potential. Experience a faster, smoother sale!


Don't let common misconceptions hold you back from your dream home. Learn the truth behind homebuying myths and get empowered with valuable insights. From down payments to credit scores, I'll bust those myths and help you navigate the real estate landscape with confidence.


Relocating can be stressful, but selling your home shouldn't add to the burden. You can trust me to handle your home sale, even if you're miles away.

I'll manage every aspect, from coordinating virtual tours to handling paperwork and negotiations on your behalf. With my reliable expertise, you can focus on your new adventure while knowing that your home sale is in capable hands.


Most people skip this step when they put their home on the market 👇🏼

If you have an "extra" room in your home, make sure you stage it with one clearly defined purpose.

Even if you like using your guest room as both an exercise room and a home office, it could give buyers the impression that the home is too small.

Instead, think about what your potential buyers are most likely to want to see. A home office? A kids' playroom?

Whether you bring in a professional stager or get creative with the furnishings you have, turning your "bonus" room into a stylish and functional space will have a big payoff.


Let's transform your home into a buyer's dream, ensuring maximum appeal and a higher sale price!


In addition to providing a stable living environment, owning a home can also provide long-term financial benefits, such as appreciation in value and tax deductions.


How can I help you find your dream home? Listed below are some key questions to ask your real estate agent before purchasing a home!

1️⃣ Know your total budget.
2️⃣ Find out when the last time the house was updated.
3️⃣ Note which flood zone the home is located in.
4️⃣ Learn how much other homes have sold for in the area.


Selling your home can be a challenging and stressful process, but with the right guidance, it can also be an exciting and rewarding experience. As your real estate agent, I can provide you with the expertise and support you need to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price. From creating an effective marketing plan to staging your home, I'll be with you every step of the way.
Let me help you make your home selling journey as smooth and stress-free as possible - contact me today to get started.


Want to know what I will use to help expertly price your home to sell?
Here are just a few determining factors I will use to price your home correctly to get it sold!
Ready to find out the market value of your home? Give me a call today to get started!


If your home isn't selling in today's competitive market, it's likely due to these factors:

📍priced too high
📍doesn't look presentable online
📍overall condition
📍interest rates too high

Let's assess the home/situation and figure out how to position your home so that it sells quickly!


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May the spirit of freedom always guide us. 🗽


From setting goals to identifying financing options, taking a thoughtful and deliberate approach can help you achieve your real estate objectives.


Buyer Tip: Maintain Your Credit

Ready to start your journey as a homebuyer? Then listen up, because I’ve got a tip that can make all the difference: Maintain your credit!

Your credit score plays a big role in your ability to obtain a mortgage. So, let’s dive into some key points on how to keep your credit in tip-top shape.

🗝 Keep your credit card balances low: Try to keep your credit card balances at or below 30% of your credit limit. This can help improve your credit score and make you more attractive to lenders.

🗝 Pay your bills on time: Late payments can have a negative impact on your credit score, so be sure to pay your bills on time every month.

🗝 Check your credit report: Regularly checking your credit report can help you catch errors or discrepancies that could be negatively affecting your credit score.

🗝 Avoid new credit inquiries: Opening new lines of credit or taking out new loans can temporarily lower your credit score, so try to avoid new credit inquiries when possible.

So, let’s make this home-buying journey a success by taking care of that credit! 🏡💰💪


Home improvements are always for increasing your home's value. Are you considering any of these improvements to your outdoor space?


Are you feeling overwhelmed by the home-buying process, particularly if it's your first time? You're not alone. With so many options and decisions to make, it can be a daunting experience. But it doesn't have to be.
As your real estate agent, I can provide the guidance, resources, and expertise to help you navigate the process with ease. Let me help you find your dream home.

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Every stage of the home sale process is important and takes time, but don't worry, it's a journey worth taking! While selling your home may not happen overnight, with patience and dedication, you can successfully list your home and close the sale in as little as 2-4 months, especially in a favorable market.


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