November 28, 2016

Realtor Networking Tips: How to Build a Local Network

When you’re helping people buy and sell houses for a living, you must be a well-connected member of your community. In addition to having ample knowledge of your area so that you can answer sellers’ and buyers’ questions, you also want to have connections with other realtors and real estate professionals. These relationships are mutually beneficial, allowing you to share leads, connect home buyers with their dream home, and ultimately sell more real estate. Follow these tips to network with other real estate professionals, and enjoy the success that comes along with these new relationships. Join an Organization Look for […]
November 17, 2016

3 Ways to Prepare Your Buyers for a Smooth Closing

The offer has been accepted, the inspections are underway and your buyers are preparing for closing on their new home. Unfortunately, hiccups in the closing process can delay or even halt the purchase, which can disappoint your clients and frustrate you. Walking your buyers through the closing process ensures that they have the paperwork and financial records to expedite closing. Follow these tips to make your next closing a smooth one. Work With a Lender You Trust While you don’t have the final say on which lender your client chooses, you can steer him or her toward a trustworthy lender […]
January 14, 2015

New Year, New Real Estate Contract In Virginia

The previous regional sales contract which can be used in DC and Maryland no longer applies to Virginia. For 2015 Real Estate transactions in Virginia now require a new contract. Agents at Central Properties were briefed by Sara Rodriguez, Title Attorney from Ekko Title, on some of the changes ushered in by the new Virginia contract and recent legislative changes to comply with regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Have more questions? Need help buying or selling your home? Talk to us: we can help!   [] 1 Step 1 Pick a time to speak with one of […]
December 4, 2014

Professional Photography Helps Listings Sell

With more than 92% of buyers starting their home search online, it is now more important than ever for home sellers to make a good impression on the web. Craig Heller from TruPlace, a virtual floorplan and real estate photography service, stopped by Central Properties to update agents on the latest trends in online listings. Studies have indicated that listings with multiple high-quality photos attract more interest than listings without photos. For home buyers shopping for their next home from out of state, listing photos and floor plans are even more important. That’s why it is Central Properties policy that […]