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Dynamic Blacksburg VA location! An easy stroll down tree lined streets to downtown Blacksburg shopping, dining, recreational activities and VA Tech this ranch home is absolutely perfect. Situated on a huge lot with mature trees and a storage building, this wonderful yard is ideal for outdoor activities. Quality features include beautiful hardwood floors, ceiling fans, crown molding, arched doorways, big window views, and a full basement. An inviting living room and a sunny dining area are sized nicely for entertaining. The cook is sure to enjoy the cheerful kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, a smooth top range, dishwasher and refrigerator. Rain or shine you will have a good time under the covered patio or on the shady deck. Make your appointment today to see this gem!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Blacksburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's next move!

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Style and utility are masterfully fused together in this impeccably maintained Brick Cape Cod situated on three glorious acres. A prestigious presence is beyond evident with quality features including custom decorative molding, distinctive architectural appointments, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, heated tiled floors, bay windows, recessed lighting, granite counters, custom cherry cabinets, ceiling fans, upgraded light fixtures with brick pavers leading the way. Mechanical comforts include Hepa whole house filter, Pella Pro Series windows, Rinnai tankless hot water system, computer aided water softener, pre wired for generator, Cat 5 and internet wired. Fabulous walk-out basement with rough framed interior walls, ductwork installed and poured exterior walls is ready for your finishing touches. The ultimate flowing floor plan allowing for both relaxed and formal entertaining includes gorgeous formal rooms and a delicious kitchen that is sure to whet your appetite. A main level master suite plus a guest suite offers a soothing place to rest at days end. Two spacious upper level bedrooms plus a cheerful bonus room share a lovely bath. Elegant formal detailing and distinctive design are matched by a wealth of comfort and pleasant living. Make your appointment today! You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle!

With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Welcome home to 6696 Bradley Road nestled on a large flat lot with beautiful views. Quality features include hardwood floors, tiled floors, new granite, newer Stainless appliances, newer roof, ceiling fans and big window views. An inviting front porch sets the scene for comfortable living areas including formal dining, living room and a large family room. Beautifully updated kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space, a French door refrigerator, smooth top range and tiled backsplash will certainly please the cook. Four soothing bedrooms and three full bathrooms including a private master suite offer plenty of room for family and guests. A side entry to a mud room makes this the perfect drop zone. An oversized two car garage offers plenty of storage. Let the peacefulness sweep you away on the extensive decking overlooking a lush lawn and mature trees. Come on over we are sure you will want to stay.

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Radford VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Welcome to Senneca Springs builders personal home with all the bells and whistles! Featuring easy care tiled flooring, granite counters, glazed cabinets  and stainless appliances in the kitchen, 9 ft ceilings on main and upper level, recessed lighting and ceiling fans throughout home, an Energy efficient Pex Manifold Water Supply System and two car garage. Gorgeous open floor plan offers comfort with a living, kitchen and dining room combination plus a home office. Four upper level bedrooms plus a bonus room on the upper level offers great flex space. Relaxing outdoor living features quality landscaping with stone retaining wall, large patio, fenced yard and a covered porch. The neighborhood HOA features lawn maintenance, snow removal, playground, walking trail, pond, picnic shelter, common areas maintained. Only 7 minutes from Blacksburg, with the charm of country living and a small town feel, yet within close proximity to major employment centers, shopping and recreation.

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Looking for a Blacksburg VA address with incredible views? Look no further than 2770 Wrights Way where an inviting Cape Cod home overlooks Ellett Valley. Come on over and let the panoramic views sweep you away.  Slip inside where a cozy living room offers the perfect place for gathering the family. The spacious kitchen with great cabinet and counter space, dishwasher, electric range and refrigerator plus a dining area is sure to please. Two main level bedrooms plus two upper level bedrooms and two full bathrooms are ideal for a growing family. A full walkout basement with garage door, separate entry, laundry area, and it is already plumbed for a bathroom this is ideal for future living space. Relax on the deck overlooking gorgeous scenery one could happily linger here all day! Just a few miles to downtown Blacksburg VA shopping, nightlife, VA Tech, recreational activities and I-81. Make these views your today! You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle!

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Lovingly maintained Cape Cod is move in ready and waiting for you! Newly remodeled including easy care flooring, carpet, electrical, plumbing, windows, heat pump, roof and an updated kitchen. The inviting living room sets the scene for an open floorplan with plenty of room for entertaining. A sunny kitchen with easy deck access offers a full complement of appliances, great cabinet and counter space, tiled backsplash plus cheerful dining area.  Main level master suite with private bath plus a secondary bedroom and bath offer plenty of room to rest at days end. An upper level bedroom with loft area is perfect flex space. Spacious laundry with folding station will make this chore a snap. Rain or shine this outdoor living space is sure to please with a large covered deck overlooking a flag stone patio and plenty of green space for outdoor fun! Attic eaves and unfinished basement offer great storage space.  This is the home you have been waiting for!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Dropped into a picture perfect mountain setting this original owner home is a must see. Dramatic beauty and pristine mountains adorn this 34 acre private wilderness oasis. A sprawling ranch home offers plenty of room for large families including two kitchens, a large walkout basement, recreation area, family room, living room and three soothing bedrooms. Gorgeous outside views through large windows, a stack stone fireplace, woodstove, gleaming hardwood floors, tiled floors and vaulted ceilings are just a few of the perks you will enjoy. The cook will love the bright and airy kitchen with decorative tiled backsplash, tiled countertops, an abundance of cabinetry, smooth top range and there is space for family and friends to gather in the breakfast area.  The walkout basement is a thriving place to entertain with a full kitchen, recreation area and easy access to the covered patio. Awesome main level laundry room with lots of cabinets, a utility sink and tiled floors is sure to help keep tings tidy. Mature trees and a fenced pasture makes this an ideal parcel for livestock. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of paradise.

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Riner VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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Elegant formal living with a relaxing ambiance awaits the lucky buyer of this Christiansburg VA home.  The inviting covered front porch sets the scene for a keen sense of style with a delightful color palette, decorative touches, crown molding in every room, tiled floors, new hardwood floors and granite. Step into the foyer and marvel at the grand entry then mosey on through to bright and airy living spaces including a formal dining room, living room, breakfast area and a finished basement.  A designer kitchen that is sure to whet your appetite features quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, an abundance of beautiful cabinetry and a Whirlpool Gold Series appliance package. The soothing master suite with a pampering tiled bath, dual vanities and bubbly garden tub is sure to impress. Cheerful secondary bedrooms share a lovely hall bath. A fully finished walk-out basement is a thriving place to entertain with plenty of room for recreational activities.  An amazing patio area with grill and outdoor refrigerator overlooks the sparkling in-ground pool.

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Christiansburg VA home is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.  

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

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If you are looking for a little place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life look no farther.  Ideal for investment or personal use this 110 acre, six parcel track of land with one parcel bordering Claytor Lake has great home sites with some wooded and some cleared. Enjoy the peaceful seclusion of mature trees and open grassy areas offering plenty of room for sun, play, entertainment, cattle and hunting. Just steps from outdoor adventures yet just minutes to Downtown Blacksburg VA, VA Tech Corporate Research Center, dining and shopping.  Make you appointment today!

You don’t have to just visit; you can live here and enjoy Virginia’s growing economy and vacation-like lifestyle! With easy access to I-81 you can appreciate a prime example of why New River Valley VA is such a desired place to live and play. This Radford VA land is just steps to shopping, nightlife, VA Tech and recreational activities.

Desi Sowers has distinguished herself as a leader in the New River Valley real estate market. Desi assists buyers looking for New River Valley real estate for sale and aggressively markets New River Valley homes for sale.

Desi brings with her a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a New River Valley home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why her clients benefit from her unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Desi Sowers will help make the most of your New River Valley real estate experience. Give her a call today, 540-320-1328, and discover the difference she can make during your family's move.

 

Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front

by Desi Sowers

 

Selling Your House? Price it Right Up Front | Simplifying The Market

In today’s market, where demand is outpacing supply in many regions of the country, pricing a house is one of the biggest challenges real estate professionals face. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended, and many agents go along with the idea to keep their clients happy. However, the best agents realize that telling the homeowner the truth is more important than getting the seller to like them.

There is no “later.”

Sellers sometimes think, “If the home doesn’t sell for this price, I can always lower it later.” However, research proves that homes that experience a listing price reduction sit on the market longer, ultimately selling for less than similar homes.

John Knight, recipient of the University Distinguished Faculty Award from the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, actually did research on the cost (in both time and money) to a seller who priced high at the beginning and then lowered the their price. In his article, Listing Price, Time on Market and Ultimate Selling Price published in Real Estate Economics revealed:

“Homes that underwent a price revision sold for less, and the greater the revision, the lower the selling price. Also, the longer the home remains on the market, the lower its ultimate selling price.”

Additionally, the “I’ll lower the price later” approach can paint a negative image in buyers’ minds. Each time a price reduction occurs, buyers can naturally think, “Something must be wrong with that house.” Then when a buyer does make an offer, they low-ball the price because they see the seller as “highly motivated.” Pricing it right from the start eliminates these challenges.

Don’t build “negotiation room” into the price.

Many sellers say that they want to price their home high in order to have “negotiation room.” But, what this actually does is lower the number of potential buyers that see the house. And we know that limiting demand like this will negatively impact the sales price of the house.

Not sure about this? Think of it this way: when a buyer is looking for a home online (as they are doing more and more often), they put in their desired price range. If your seller is looking to sell their house for $400,000, but lists it at $425,000 to build in “negotiation room,” any potential buyers that search in the $350k-$400k range won’t even know your listing is available, let alone come see it!

A better strategy would be to price it properly from the beginning and bring in multiple offers. This forces these buyers to compete against each other for the “right” to purchase your house.

Look at it this way: if you only receive one offer, you are set up in an adversarial position against the prospective buyer. If, however, you have multiple offers, you have two or more buyers fighting to please you. Which will result in a better selling situation?

The Price is Right

Great pricing comes down to truly understanding the real estate dynamics in your neighborhood. Look for an agent that will take the time to simply and effectively explain what is happening in the housing market and how it applies to your home. You need an agent that will tell you what you need to know rather than what you want to hear. This will put you in the best possible position.

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