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    Our Approach to Working with Sellers

    We understand that selling your home is much more than a business transaction. Your home is filled with wonderful memories. We pride ourselves on being able to translate the qualities that you love so much about your home and community to qualified buyers. We do this by maximizing your home’s potential through maps, staging, photography, video and interior design.

    When advising on pricing, we listen to your thoughts and opinions and work together to find the perfect price point that will allow your house to sell quickly but for the maximum amount. We will take you out to see competing comparable properties and give you tips on things you can do to quickly increase your home’s value.

    We believe that a vital element of our relationship with you as a seller is honest and frequent communication. We will tell you how many showings your home is getting, who is showing it and what they think of it. We will inform you when comparable properties come on the market, go under contract or sell. We will tell you when we think it may be time to adjust our marketing strategy and/or pricing. We encourage an open and honest dialogue.

    When it comes to marketing your home, we rely on a heavy web presence since the Internet is where most buyers are now shopping for homes. But we also believe in getting people in the door through open houses and showings and having flyers and postcards that they can take with them. We also reach out to and market your property to our vast network of professional contacts.

    There are always new initiatives that become available for first time buyers in our area. In order to best help you decide which programs you may be able to take advantage of, feel free to schedule a time to meet with us and discuss.

    Helpful Programs

    Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP)
    The Home Purchase Assistance Program (HPAP) enables lower-and moderate-income individuals and families to purchase affordable housing in Washington, D.C. Qualified HPAP applicants can receive up to $44,000 in financial assistance to purchase single-family houses, condominiums and cooperative apartments. HPAP funds can be used for down payment and/or closing costs. The HPAP Purchase Assistance is in the form of low interest 5 year deferred loan.

    Click here or contact us for more information about whether you may be eligible and how to apply.

    DC Housing Finance Agency’s DC Bond Program
    The DC Bond Single Family Mortgage Program offers a 30 year, fixed rate mortgage and includes up to $10,000 in down payment and closing costs assistance when available. The program provides the opportunity for qualified applicants to purchase homes, condominiums, or cooperative units and qualified applicants may be eligible for financial assistance to meet down payment and closing costs needs. You can find more information at DC Housing Finance Agency.  To find out if you qualify for DC Bond, ask your lender if they participate or contact us for a lender recommendation.

    City First Homes
    City First Homes is a nonprofit organization that offers $75,000 in down payment assistance funds. City First is a shared appreciation program and is committed to providing affordable housing opportunities in the District. For more information and to sign up for an informational session, visit www.cfhomes.org.

    Maryland Mortgage Program
    Maryland Mortgage Program provides a competitive 30 year, fixed rate CDA mortgage and in conjunction offers their DSELP program which includes $5,000 in downpayment and closing cost assistance for first time buyer in Maryland, both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. For more information, including a list of participating lenders, visit www.mmprogram.org.

    Prince George’s County HOME Program
    The HOME Program specifically offers down payment and closing cost assistance to buyers in Prince George’s County, MD. To find out more and whether you may be eligible, click here. The first step to applying for this program is to contact a participating lender. We’re happy to recommend a participating lender who we work with regularly.