Are Open Houses Worth It?


To make the most of an open house remember:  

1)  Buyers should come prepared to ask the real estate professional questions regarding essential information about the home and community and take copious notes for later review to help in the decision-making process. In most situations, the real estate professional representing the home is not the listing agent providing an opportunity gain objective information and provide feedback back to the listing agent and seller.

2)  Staging and elevating the home’s curb appeal are critical to creating a lasting positive first impression which has shown to increase the sale price by an average of 7 percent. Staging does not necessarily equate to furniture. Empty homes are a form of staging too. Condition matters more than ever for the buyers in the market today.


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Northern Virginia area has always been home for me and has much to offer as your lifestyle requirements move forward. My consultative background for the technology companies in market analysis, go-to-market strategy and leading change is what I bring to my clients when they are searching for home or looking to make a change. No two clients have the same requirements and I am passionate about helping to match clients with my Northern Virginia home and their current lifestyle!   

My mission is to help you with the service, technology, and marketing strategy you should expect and demand from a Realtor. You are embarking on what should be a fun and exciting adventure, let me remove the stress so you can enjoy yourself! Therefore, I am partnered with the best in the industry - Keller Williams Realty. The real estate market is evolving technically which is extremely exciting and I am applying technology and marketing strategy for clients everyday.   

I have watched Northern Virginia grow and evolve, I grew up boating and skiing on the Occoquan, am a Purple Bleeding James Madison University alumni, hometown sports fan, foodie and a fitness fanatic who is here to serve you in making your next move and finding home!   

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Michele Hudnall | @RealEstateOfNVA | [email protected] | 703.867.3436

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