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March 30, 2016 Comments off

We’re working on a new Web site and we can’t wait to share it. Stay tuned! We’ll be launching in July!

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Is the market warming up?

February 19, 2016 Comments off

 

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A recent realtor.com article stated “spring is shaping up to be the busiest housing market we’ve seen since 2006.” I’m not sure I’d go that far but I do know that interest rates are great and we need inventory. Rates this week remained the same after the previous 5 weeks of rates dropping. New listing (priced right) are seeing multiple offers. There are many eager and well qualified buyers out there in the market. Here’s hoping the weather continues to warm up, we are done with the ice and snow and inventory increases. So many folks are looking to move “up” while the rates are still so attractive. 

Reach out if you have any questions about the market in your community. I’m here for you!

 

 

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Another happy client! And another great testimonial.

December 2, 2015 Comments off

I highly recommend Betty Batty as both a listing and buying agent. We used her for both during our recent home sale/purchase, and I can honestly say I can’t imagine what she could have done more to make our experience better – she was outstanding all around. Some details: – Highly proactive in her interactions. Our purchase was contingent on the sale of our existing home & all settlements had to be completed the same day, so a number of details had to come together at once for a smooth transaction. Betty became the central hub to coordinate all parties involved, including the other realtors, banks, title companies, repairmen, etc. She always followed up to confirm things were in order, & facilitate as much as possible. She was personally present for home inspections, repairs on new house to ensure completed, and even volunteered to meet some repairmen on our behalf when schedule conflicts came up. – Prompt and professional. Made herself available day and night, in whatever forum worked best for us (phone, text, in person visits). She typically responded within an hour of contact, unless I’d sent her an email at 1am (& sometimes even then)! She was respectful of our family schedule too (we have a 9 mo old) which was greatly appreciated. – Gave her realistic & honest opinions (backed by data to support) on recommended prices, offers, negotiation points, etc. She thoroughly seemed to know the market, and we sold our house in under a week receiving what I felt to be a fair price. She would listen to our perspective too, & I strongly believe that even if we disagreed on any of the details she would respect our perspective and do her best to make it work. – Strong support network – it was obvious she was promoting our home sale/listing through a number of channels. For any services provided (repairs, inspections, lenders, etc) she had a number of low-pressure recommendations, and all her recommendations were excellent. – Truly had our best interest as customers in mind – it was obvious she was not out for the path of least resistance for an easy sell, but wanted us to get the best & fairest deal possible. She was a strong negotiator and advocate on our behalf. In summary, I’ve always been a real-estate agent skeptic, as in our previous 2 home purchases, it felt as if our agents were paid a lot to do a little… however, I have a completely new perspective after our experience with Betty, as I believe she was worth her weight in gold & truly helped make our recent move as smooth and stress-free a situation as possible. We will be using her again & recommending her to everyone we know. Thanks Betty! – Katy and Jason 1509281632183

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Thank YOU!

November 30, 2015 Comments off

Just wrapped up a wonderful Thanksgiving and the holiday season is well under way. I wanted to take a moment to thank all of my clients and those who have recommended me to their family and friends. I am honored to work mostly through referrals and I am grateful for my success. I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks and hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Remember I am always here for you – not just during the home sale or purchase. I’m here as a resource and a friend forever!-JUST THANKYOU

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ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR “WARMING COMMUNITIES”

October 2, 2015 Comments off

COATDRIVE 1-2

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Betty is patient and makes you feel as if you are her only client and that she can devote as much time as you need….

September 24, 2015 Comments off

Details! Buying and/or Selling a home rests entirely on the details—knowing the current real estate market and local

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Sold in 4 Days – multiple offers – $875,000

neighborhoods, the rules and regulations that govern the transactions, and, especially, the client’s needs and wants. Betty Batty is very detailed oriented! She has the experience and know-how to help you navigate the home buying/selling process. Betty is especially good at is listening to her clients, working with their timetable, and alleviating the inevitable stressful moments. She is patient and makes you feel as if you are her only client and that she can devote as much time as you need, all the while juggling her other priorities. She promptly responds to every phone call, text, or even late-night email, often in the 6 a.m. hour! Betty very successfully represented us in the sale of our home in Bethesda and, previously, our daughter when she sold her home in Silver Spring. She goes beyond the basics and strives to assist her clients through and after the sale and closing process.  Multiple times, we asked for her advice not just for our Bethesda home, but also on our relocation to Severna Park, MD. Betty recommended a realtor, who found an unlisted home in the very development we wanted. Without Betty, we may have missed that opportunity. We cannot recommend Betty highly enough. She is a professional and will follow up with you on every detail to ensure a smooth transaction, including tracking the buyer’s or seller’s agent’s responsibilities, too. We remain very satisfied with all of Betty’s efforts for us, and we know you will be satisfied, too.  – Carol and Dennis

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What’s the value in hiring the right realtor?

August 14, 2015 Comments off

DSC_0032Having sold two previous homes without the assistance of a realtor we prepared to sell our family home ourselves. After lots of preparation and discussion we decided that with family, work and life commitments we just didn’t have time to devote to the process. Reluctantly we decided to use a realtor. We sought out and prepared to interview several. We interviewed Betty and immediately felt the energy we sought. Betty provided us with a sound strategy on pricing, information on what to expect, etc. After our meeting we decided Betty was a good fit. Betty quickly (we had a very aggressive time frame to get listed) arranged for pictures, marketing materials, and the listing. Our home hit the market on the Thursday prior to a holiday weekend. Expecting a slow weekend we were surprised to find out our house was the most toured home in the zip code, largely due to the marketing. Betty sent us feedback and kept us informed. We were delighted to find out that on Monday we had an offer. Just 5 days on market and we had a full price offer. Our decision to use a realtor was primarily based on our inability to show the house during the week. We initially thought the realtor expenses were primarily for the showing service. Boy were we wrong. After the contract is where Betty really shined. An unforeseen issue at inspection appeared to be a deal breaker for both sides with no solution in sight. Betty used her network of professionals, along with her negotiating prowess and solved the issue. Inspection complete. During the process Betty systematically and personally communicated with us and provided information related to each phase of the sale. We strongly recommend Betty to anyone considering selling their home. – Chuck and Joanna

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