The neighborhood: The population of Houston is largely composed of peaceful, civic minded citizens. But that does not mean there cannot be a few ‘rough’ neighborhoods. Ask your real estate agent about the crime statistic of the area where the house is located. Better still; hire a private investigator to look into it for you. It can save you hours of worry later on.

Buyers have more time. Your home may actually see more visits during the holidays than if you listed it in the spring or summer, since many people take vacation time over the holidays.

The added expense of a full service agent hurts your chances of selling in a slow market. In spite of what some agents may claim, it’s your price that is the primary factor that determines your success. With a full service agent you will need to have a higher asking price reducing you competitiveness. Home buyers are normally very immersed in the market and know what is a deal and what isn’t.

Surveys show more than 90% of all homes sold were listed on the Mls. But in addition to the MLS, most Flat fee MLS listing packages give your property exposure on the Broker MLS Internet Data Exchange (IDX) websites. Your home appears on all of the real estate brokerage websites that display property listing information through the MLS IDX. That’s a tremendous amount of exposure for your property. Millions of home buying customers around the world now have access to your property’s information through the country’s most comprehensive real estate listing databases.

Good marketing will also help sell your house. To make your Northern Virginia real estate point stand out, accentuate the positive aspects of the home you are trying to sell. Remember to tell potential buyers of any new remodeling or construction, or even appliances, paint and/or floors.

Short sales are a part of the real estate business right now and into the foreseeable future. You can either profit from them or you can ignore them and watch your business dwindle.

About hundreds of years ago, an industrial shell manufacturing plant “Defense Industries Limited” was formed over there. That was the time when Ajax has no official name. Let’s go further. Due to this plant, the story begins of formation of this city. With the establishment of this plant, hundreds of skilled and semi-skilled workers got appointed for the job. They build their own houses around the plant for their convenience. Year-after-year with the growth and development of this city, this is named as “Ajax” for being an honor of a Royal Navy Ship “HMS Ajax”.

From this point, I begin to look in other developments that are over one mile from the subject that offer any similarities. Soon, a pattern emerges and the value is supported by the most relevant homes. The most recent, relevant comparable sales in cases like this are usually just newer homes that offer somewhat similar square footage and garage count. And they usually support the listing in the area, because if they don’t the appraiser is going to have to explain why the listings in the area offer a significantly different price than the sales outside the area.