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How to Support Your Favorite Team (That’s Us)

Support The Merritt Team

Not looking to buy or sell right now? That’s okay! Here are a few ways YOU can help support your favorite team (that’s us!): Recommend us to your friends, family, and anyone who needs a real estate expert Remember that we can help anyone in the United States! No matter where they are moving, let…

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Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home | Michelle Merritt | The Merritt Team Real Estate Virginia Homes for Sale

Winterize your home to help conserve energy and protects your property from damage caused by the cold weather. Here’s our handy to-do list: Heating Test all systems. Get serviced if necessary. Clean out any debris or foliage in or around units. Change filters regularly. Arrange to fill up fuel tanks if necessary. Reverse ceiling fans.…

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Which Down Payment Strategy Is Right For You?

Down Payment Strategies | Michelle Merritt real estate agent | Manassas Virginia

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and stability to save for a long-term goal. It also helps you get favorable rates from lenders. But there can actually…

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6 Tips for Selling Your Home in Virginia [VIDEO]

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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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