Is Your Tax Assessment too High?


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Spring is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Tax Season. If you haven't gotten it already, the county will be sending out a property tax assessment for the property you own. They will tell you how much they think the property is worth, so they can tax you accordingly.

Is this the same thing as an appraisal? No. An appraisal is done by the bank, and is more in-depth than an assessment. With an appraisal, you want to get the highest figure possible to increase the value of your home.

For a property tax assessment, you want the number to be as low as possible, so you don't have to pay as much in taxes. The reality is that these assessments are often inaccurate, and you might be getting taxed more than you should be. 

If you think your property tax assessment is wrong, whether it's too high or too low, give us a call. We can help you go through your options, which include filing an objection against the county's assessment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Make Buying Your Next Home as Painless as Possible!



Looking to buy or sell a home in Northern Virginia? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home,click here for a FREE Home Price  Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (703) 636-3588 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

When you sell your home, you are likely going to hire an agent to help you sell your home because of their expertise. On the other hand, buyers need representation too, right?  Today we are going to talk about why you need a buyer specialist when you buy a home, especially here in Northern Virginia. 

Northern Virginia Real Estate AgentThere are hundreds of reasons to use a buyer specialist. The main one being that you want somebody on your side of the transaction. You want somebody who can negotiate for you and look out for your best interest, just as the seller's agent is doing for them. 

We at the Gresh Group know the Northern Virginia market and the inventory. We have over 300 fellow Keller Williams agents who work with us and are the first to let us know of great listings in the area. We also know how to make a winning offer and get you into the home you want. We have done countless hours of research on the market, and understand what price will get you the home you want. 

Coming soon, we are going to be holding a FREE buyer specialist seminar right here at our office. This seminar will help you head in the right direction in terms of financially preparing to buy your home. This is a free event, open to everyone, and we would love to see you there. 

Seminar Date: Tuesday, February 10th at 7pm


If you have any questions for us, don't hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. We look forward to speaking with you!

Start the Year off Ahead of the Curve!


Looking to buy or sell a home in Northern Virginia? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home,click here for a FREE Home Price  Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (703) 636-3588 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Are you looking to list your home in the spring? If so, we need to talk now! I have said it before and will say it again, this time of year can actually be a GREAT time to sell if it works with your timeline. However, for those of you who absolutely need to wait until this next spring, NOW is the time to start talking with our team!
Why? 
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- Upgrades/Projects:  Our team can guide you through possible upgrades, renovations, or repairs that you may need to make now. Making the right changes now can ensure you get the biggest bang for your buck. Also, many contractors are thirsty for work this time of year and they are more willing to negotiate on bids. Did I mention they are typically easier to book out on your calendar? Win-Win!

- Understanding your financial position:  We will go through the numbers with you to see if it makes sense to sell now vs. the spring OR even at all. No matter your financial situation it is better for you to not lose ground when you’re thinking about listing your home. Let’s have those conversations now. 

- Buyers start looking Jan. 1st:  Sellers beware! Contrary to popular belief, the weather outside does not deter serious buyers from looking. Buyers DO start calling our office to set up searches and get prepared for the spring market, if you have not started having conversations with us you’re behind the ball. One big reason – If you get into the market earlier we advertise your listing as a “pocket” or “coming soon” listing notifying other agents that hey, you’re looking for a buyer in the next 3 months.

98% of buyers begin their home search online … and guess what days in winter they are more likely to be searching online? You guessed it, snow-days!

It is important for you to be informed and prepared no matter what the market or weather. Here at the Gresh Group, we value information and service which is why we provide a wealth of information to our clients. I would be happy to discuss your unique needs for selling and provide you with the most detailed information possible to gauge what’s best NOW for your future. Call me now at 703-636-3587.