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6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Virginia [VIDEO]

6-Tips-Selling-Home

You’re ready for your next move, and The Merritt Team is here to help! We have 6 pro tips to get your home ready for the For Sale sign. Call real estate agent Michelle Merritt at 703-232-5450  or send a message to get your home on the market ASAP. Serving Prince William County, Virginia, including the…

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House Hunting Online: What You Need to Know

House hunting online | Virginia real estate homes for sale

House hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of…

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What to Negotiate When Buying a New Home

Negotiate the Purchase of Your New Home

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned veteran, the negotiation part of the transaction can be a little daunting and stressful. However, it is necessary to ensure you are getting the best possible deal for your money. So, what should you negotiate when buying a home? Closing costs. Your closing costs are determined…

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Staging Your Home: Top 5 Tips

top 5 tips for staging a home

Staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents agreed. That’s why here at The Merritt Team, we believe staging is not to be overlooked! Here are our top tips: Dress up your…

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Move In Day To-Do List

Move in day checklist

Planning for move in day is an exciting time, and you’re probably daydreaming about decor and paint schemes and new furniture. But before you get into the fun stuff, there are some basics you should cover first: Change the locks Even if you’re promised that new locks have been installed in your home, you can…

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Nominate a Local Business for Preferred Partners

Local business | Preferred Partners

We’ve recently added a local business feature to our website called Preferred Partners. We’re highlighting the best of the best to help our clients find reliable, highly recommended, LOCAL services. (In addition, they’re especially helpful when buying a new home!) Using one of our Preferred Partners is a great way to support our community and therefore…

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ABCs of Real Estate in Northern Virginia

The ABCs of Real Estate in Northern VA | Sold with Merritt | Manassas Virginia Homes for Sale

Know your real estate lingo when buying a home in Northern Virginia. The first time you buy a home, the real estate jargon can be overwhelming. We’re here to answer any questions you may have. This quick reference guide covers many of the terms you may hear during the process, from Appraisal to Zero-lot lines.…

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