Selling Your Home

July 12, 2019

Selling your home can seem like a daunting task on top of looking to move. Luckily it doesn’t have to be. With the help of a local real estate agent, the home selling process will be much easier. Here are some of the things to expect during the selling process so you can be better prepared down the road for when you’re ready to sell.

   The first step is to find a local real estate agent who knows the area well and can get you top dollar. A great way to find an agent is to ask your friends and family to refer you to an agent who they enjoyed working with. With the creation of the internet, you can also lookup real estate agents in your area and find one who seems like a good fit. Ultimately your choice will come down to who you like and communicate well with.

   After you have found the agent or agents that you want to move forward with the next thing will be working with the agent to agree to a price you will list the home at. There are many different strategies to pricing a home depending on the market that your agent will go over. Once the price is set it is time to get the house ready for showings. This may include making some repairs, decluttering and depersonalizing. You may even decide to stage the home in which case you would move the majority of items out of your home.

   Simultaneously your home will be marketed to both agents and the public through various outlets. This is when interest is generated leading up to showings and an open house. After time on the market, you will hopefully receive multiple offers which your agent will present and help you navigate. Once an offer has been negotiated/accepted you will work with a title company, your agent, and the buyers to close on your home. It is after all the paperwork is signed and settled that you will have your money in hand and the buyers will be happy new homeowners.

Ballston Quarter

June 24, 2019

The Ballston Quarter, formerly known as Ballston Common Mall, is beginning to wind down construction as stores are starting to open their doors. Located at the intersection of Glebe and Wilson, it has been over two years since work began on the mall and much has changed since then.   Forget the days of an indoor mall with the unhealthy food court, the Ballston Quarter offers anything but your typical mall food.  The Quarter Market is the reimagined food court with indoor and outdoor areas providing many different dining choices.  With places like True Food, Dirt, and the popular Punch Bowl Social you will never find yourself short on options. While the Quarter Market is officially open, there are still some parts of Ballston Quarter that are still not completed. The open air, community-based development will also include fitness, entertainment, and retail uses as construction on the site is finishing up soon.

Dorothy Hamm Middle School Arlington Va (Who was Dorothy Hamm?)

February 15, 2019

The new Dorothy Hamm Middle School is currently in use as the H-B Woodlawn and Stratford programs. 4100 Vacation Ln, Arlington, VA 22207
Soon H-B Woodlawn will relocate to its new location in Rosslyn.
Dorothy Hamm middle school will be home to almost 1000 students and open fall of 2019.
I was curious who is Dorothy Hamm?
This information is from the Library of Virginia:
Hamm and her son, Edward Leslie Hamm Jr., joined a civil action case in 1956 that sought to end segregation in Arlington schools. In 1958, a U.S. District Court judge ordered that four African American children be admitted to the all-white Stratford Junior High School the following year, making it the first white public school in Virginia to admit African Americans students.

How fitting to name this new school after Mrs. Hamm. She was a pioneer in making our city/county a better place.

Founders Row Falls Church City

February 7, 2019

This is a mixed use development in Falls Church City. At the Broad and West St intersection.
It will include retail space, a new movie theater, apartments, and a new hotel.
It will be a walking destination.
And, a great addition to our area.

Want to live within walking distance or bike riding distance to Founders Row? contact me. You have lots of options!

2000 Clarendon Blvd New Arlington Condos

January 10, 2019

Looking for brand new luxury condos in Arlington, VA? Here is your chance. Under construction right now are 87 contemporary condos in Arlington. Delivering in 2019. This a 15 story building and will feature ground floor retail. It will be a LEED Silver building.
2000 Clarendon Blvd. is right in the heart of Courthouse. With easy access to Courthouse metro!

To learn more contact me 703-587-0945
To learn about other new construction projects in Arlington Virginia….contact me, Norm.

New Condos in Arlington, VA

The Flats at Pierce Court – New Construction Condo Arlington Virginia

November 29, 2018

Flats at Pierce Court
New Construction Condos in Arlington VA
located at 1245 N Pierce St Arlington, VA 22209
This is a 12 unit building. These new condos offer 2 bedroom and 2 bath
options. And, 3 bedroom, 2 bath options. There is dedicated parking.
Plus, everyone’s favorite…Gas cooking.
Delivery is scheduled for 2019

Interested in buying now? You can. Contact me for details. 703-587-0945

Looking for other new construction options. New Townhomes, New condos
New Construction homes in Arlington Virginia. Contact me.

National Landing a new Arlington and Alexandria Neighborhood

November 15, 2018

What is National Landing?  It is the new name for the interconnected areas of Crystal City, Pentagon City and Potomac Yard.

National Landing will be home to Amazon’s HQ2.  And, the new Virginia Tech Graduate Campus.

This area will soon become the tech center for Northern Virginia!

It will have both commercial space and residential space.  Looking for a work life balance?  Would you like to buy a home here?  Contact me.   Click here to search homes for sale in National Landing.


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Davey Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for Arlington and Fairfax Virginia

November 8, 2018

Good news!  It is official.  I am proud to announce I am Endorsed by Nationally recognized financial expert Dave Ramsey as a local real estate expert.

Dave, trusts me to help you buy or sell real estate.  When can we get started?



Amazon HQ2 coming to Arlington, VA

November 8, 2018

The big question for our area was “will” Amazon HQ2 be here in Arlington. Now all signs are that Amazon is coming to Arlington, Virginia. That is good news for our area. It will solve the commercial vacancy problem currently in Crystal City. It will bring jobs to our area. It will bring people with a need to buy and invest in real estate.
The question I hear now is where will all of the Amazon employees live? And, how will that impact our housing and schools?

Let’s get a discussion going below.

In the mean time if you have questions about selling, buying or investing in real estate contact me.


Trafalgar Flats New Arlington condos

September 20, 2018

Looking for new construction in Arlington, Virginia? Would you like to be right in the heart of Columbia Pike? Then you should contact me regarding Trafalgar Flats. These are 78 new condos. They offer easy access to all of Arlington and DC. Studios, 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms are available. Contact me to learn more.

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