Selecting an Agency

As a homeowner, there is a lot you can do to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers. There are many excellent reasons why you should choose KW Beltway Homes to assist you in selling your home. We will ensure that your opportunities are maximized in the current real estate market. With our extensive network of contacts that we have developed through the many local and national organizations, of which we are members and officers, and our current and past clients, KW Beltway Homes employs the most effective marketing and advertising strategies. When the time comes, we will guide you through the entire process – initial staging consultation,  decluttering your home, preparing it to the best possible advantage, advising you what is worth doing and what is not, to attract the right target buyers and guide you from contract to final settlement.

What to Look for in an Agent


Successfully selling your property is a combination of advertising, marketing and technology. The KW Beltway Homes team thinks creatively and strategically. A methodically-thought-out 69 point marketing plan is created for every home we sell. This, combined with the largest national network of Keller Williams agents and brokers, ensures that your home’s marketing campaign is aggressive, unique and effective.

What to Do to Prepare to Sell

The Price is Not Always the Determining Factor

Myth: “The higher the price, the better the offer.” Do not be fooled by this popular misunderstanding. Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons. There are a number of terms and conditions that could affect the final price – contingencies, closing date, earnest money deposit, buyer’s’financing and much more. You can trust KW Beltway Homes to help you evaluate every offer without compromising your marketing position, negotiate the best possible terms and conditions and choose the best sales contract to work with. Curious about how much you can get for your home in the current hot real estate market? Click on the link below and receive a FREE NO OBLIGATION home evaluation!

What is Your Home Worth

What to Look for in an Agent

Selecting an agent to represent you is an important decision, and one not to be taken lightly. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:

Education. One of the most crucial factors in choosing a real estate professional is their education in the real estate industry.

KW Beltway Homes agents have advanced training, education and certifications, allowing them to be among one of the top producing teams in the area and earning many awards and recognitions in the various fields of real estate. Here is a list of some of them:

Voted Best Real Estate Agents/Top Producers in Washington in Washingtonian Magazine, 2015 and 2016
Top 3 Solo Agents, 2015, 2014
Top Listings for a Solo Agent, 2013
NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
NVAR Top Producer
NVAR Director, 2001-2005
NVAR Government Affairs Committe, Appraiser Committee
Office Leadership Committee, ALC

#1 Real Estate Office in Fairfax and Arlington County
Consistently ranked in the top 20 KW offices nationwide

Master’s Degree, International Transactions, George Mason University 1998
Certified International Property Specialist, CIPS
CREA, Certified Real Estate Appraiser
GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute
TRC, Transnational Referal Ceritifcation
FIABCI Member, an international real estate federation based in Paris, France
Kiwanis Club of Arlington, Past President 2006

Accreditted Buyer’s Representative, Certified Negotiation Expert, Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time real estate team that is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell. Do they have a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How tech-savvy are the agents? How many comparable properties have they sold in the past?

Availability and Commitment. You need prompt and decisive action when selling your property. Our team always  makes it a point to keep in touch with you constantly, be available in an emergency or to answer a simple question.

Rapport. Does the agent take the time to really listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can the agent understand your unique set of circumstances and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? The listing agent is your guide and partner in this decision. We are proud to say that we have become an important part of our clients’ lives through the trust they have placed with us and the results we have delivered.

Preparing your home to sell.

Before you list your property for sale, these are a few things to keep in mind:

Curb Appeal.

Make sure the landscape is maintained and consider adding small, but meaningful touches to the yard, such as seasonal annuals. First impressions are critical and will have an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers.

Property Repairs.

Maintaining windows and doors so they don’t make any noise, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms instantly brightens up the property.

Cleanliness and Staging.

Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway and have your windows and carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property.

Disclosures and Inspections.

KW Beltway Homes is very familiar with the legal processes involved in disclosures and will help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as termite and pest inspections).


KW Beltway Homes will be presenting your property to potential buyers. Buyers usually feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent when the owner(s) are not there.

Benefit of Extensive Appraisal Experience to Inform and Later Defend Your Price Point

Free Staging Consultation with a Professional Stager

Fusion Photography/Drone Photography/3D virtual Tours/MoVi Walkthrough Video

Broad Internet Exposure to over 350 Websites through Keller Williams’ hub

Zillow Premier Agent Service with “Coming Soon” plus added video for increased SEO (search engine optimization). Analytics with Number of Views and Saves Reported

Outstanding Network of Top Agents for Direct Email

Public Open House – Every Week for Maximum Exposure

Neighbors-Only Open House – (usually held the Thursday before the first public Open)

Customized Marketing Techniques According to your Unique Needs

Pre-Inspection Discounted Rates

Moving and Cleaning Discounts

Communication Guarantee – We Will Contact you a Minimum of Once a Week with all Marketing Activities and Visitor/Agent Feedback

Easy Exit Listing Agreement 100% Satisfaction GUARANTEEif you are not Happy with our Service at any time we will cancel the Listing Agreement with no obligation