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YTD Market Stats Round Up

Below are data statistics for single-family home sales year to date in 20910, 20901, 20912, and 20895.

Interested in what’s happening in another zip code or are you looking for information on the market in your specific neighborhood? Contact us for local market insights.

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73 Homes Sold in 20910

Highest Priced Sale – $1,213,990
Average Home Sold Price – $637,453
Average Days on Market – 22

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136 Homes Sold in 20901

Highest Priced Sale – $805,334
Average Home Sold Price – $471,015
Average Days on Market – 29

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46 Homes Sold in 20912

Highest Priced Sale – $1,050,000
Average Home Sold Price – $536,202
Average Days on Market – 28

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110 Homes Sold in 20895

Highest Priced Sale – $1,575,000
Average Home Sold Price – $623,168
Average Days on Market – 32

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Getting Your Home On the Market Quickly

There are lots of times we talk about free consults and long-term planning for future sellers. But what if you want to get your house on the market ASAP?

Well, Go Brent Team can do that too!

A client recently hired us and wanted to get their house on the market as quickly as possible. We sprung into action! Within a week, we helped them prep the house, ensured all their paperwork was complete, and arranged for professional photographs. The following week we designed and printed color brochures, listed the house in the MLS, and held a weekend open house. By the end of week 3, the home was under contract.

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Are you thinking of making a move? Whether you want to be on the market in 3 weeks or 3 years, Go Brent Team is happy to help you plan for what’s next! Contact us to schedule your free consultation.

Selling Your Home In A Strong Real Estate Market

We’re experiencing a strong local real estate market! Many of our listings are going under contract within 2 weeks, while some homes are selling just days after listing.

When homes sell quickly, many sellers think it doesn’t really matter who lists their home. Stick a sign in the yard and it’s done, right? Well actually, not really.

However you perceive the market, your home is likely your most valuable asset and selling it is an important business decision. The Realtor you hire will act as your advocate throughout the process.

Why hire Go Brent Team?

  1. Our agents are full-time Realtors and experts in the marketplace. We are the #1 team, sales and volume, in the combined area of Silver Spring, Takoma Park, and Kensington. We will assist you with pre-market preparation and professionally market your home to appeal to the widest pool of buyers.
  2. We are highly experienced contract negotiators; last year, we negotiated 116 sales for clients. This means we diligently work to evaluate offers, negotiate counter offers, and advise on terms, conditions, and home inspection items. All of these can affect your bottom line as a seller, so experience and expertise shouldn’t be overlooked when choosing an agent.
  3. We’re a team! We have the support and organization in place to always assist you quickly and efficiently. Your agent will guide you throughout the transaction and team members are in place to expertly handle specific parts of the transaction.

If you are thinking of buying or selling, contact us for a free consultation. Not moving? We appreciate your referrals – we’re happy to talk with your friends, neighbors, or colleagues.


We’re pleased to have assisted these clients this year: 

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Rising Interest Rates

Many buyers are contemplating what a rise in interest rates would mean. Here are two scenarios that illustrate savings at a lower rate:

Buying a $400,000 home with 5% down at an interest rate of 4.125% vs. 4.5%:

You save approximately:
$80/per month
$960/per year
$30,000 over the life or the loan

Buying a $650,000 home with 5% down at an interest rate of 4.125% vs. 4.5%:

You save approximately:
$135/per month
$1,620/per year
$50,000 over the life or the loan

One of the most important factors when buying a home (or refinancing your current home) is choosing a lender.

As Cari Jordan stated, “I am concerned about the transaction going as smoothly as possible; the chances of that happening increase when a buyer uses a local lender with a good track record, who has processors, underwriters, and appraisers who are also based locally and familiar with our area.”

Over the years, these local lenders have served Go Brent Team’s clients well. Feel free to contact them directly or reach out to us and we’ll be happy to introduce you.

Chad Loube
George Mason Mortgage, LLC

Ramez Fahmy
Caliber Home Loans

Bruce Meyers
First Home Mortgage

Craig Strent
Apex Home Loans

FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar – Tuesday, March 28

Join Debbie Gerald with Go Brent Team of Keller Williams Capital Properties and Ramez Fahmy, Branch Manager at Caliber Home Loans for an informative seminar on how to purchase your first home.  The seminar is offered on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00-8:30pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. There is no cost or obligation, just plenty of information! Please register in advance.

Homebuyers are invited to come discuss the ins and outs of purchasing and financing a first home. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to start the home buying process.

A little more about your hosts:

As a member of Go Brent Team, a top-ranked team in the DC Metro area, Debbie Gerald specializes in educating first-time homebuyers on the home buying process and the many avenues available when purchasing your first home. Buyers know they can count on Debbie to guide them as they search for the right home. Our agents are experts in the marketplace, highly experienced contract negotiators, and provide clients with superior service. Go Brent Team helped 45 clients purchase homes last year.

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Caliber Home Loans Branch manager Ramez Fahmy offers buyers 20-years experience in mortgage lending. Ramez is dedicated to providing superior service and expert guidance to first-time buyers throughout the home financing process. Caliber Home Loans offers competitive rates and fees along with innovative mortgage solutions to first-time homebuyers. Last year Ramez helped over 100 clients finance their home purchase. (NMLS#: 476394)

Can’t attend but want more information about home buying process? Email Debbie or call 301.873.0422.

Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

1504 Ballard Street, Silver Spring – Just 6 days on the market and under contract!

Our region is currently experiencing a “seller’s market,” meaning the demand for housing currently exceeds the supply and as a result, the market can be quite competitive for buyers – there may be multiple offers or homes may go under contract quickly.

Go Brent Team offers clients a working partnership to assess your needs and assist you to determine the best strategy for buying in the current market. Tammy Thomas, Cari Jordan, and Debbie Gerald are all full-time agents who have an unrivaled command of the local market.

WHAT WE DO

First, we provide you with a free consultation to get a clear picture of your ideal home. We work to ensure you are aware of the best properties available in your desired area, price range, and location; we can also suggest other neighborhoods that you may have overlooked but might want to consider. We provide you with sound advice by assessing what’s happening in today’s market and taking into account market forecasts, as well as your preferred timeframe and needs.

We recommend experienced lenders who can pre-approve you and determine the best financing plan for your situation. Your choice of lender will play a role when sellers and listing agents consider your offer; we’ll offer you guidance so you can make the best decision.

We also provide you with on-going updates of available properties in your target neighborhoods. We schedule showing appointments and assist you to compare homes. We are area experts and well connected in our communities. We can plug you in to local resources for hot topics like schools, transportation, parks, entertainment, dining and more. We offer you flexibility to tour homes when you are available. We are also in constant communication with agents in your target neighborhoods and often learn of new listings before they hit the market!

When you are ready to make an offer, we strategize to prepare your strongest offer. Writing and negotiating an offer is complex; our experience, knowledge and transaction volume means we can offer you expert advice. Go Brent Team agents are well-known, well respected, and have collegial relationships with area Realtors, so we offer you negotiating strength.

We would be happy to assist you whether you are ready to buy now or contemplating a future move.


SCHEDULE YOUR FREE BUYER CONSULT:

Sell Your Home with Go Brent Team

Looking to sell your home in the new year? Let Go Brent Team help.

First, we’ll meet for a free consultation to determine your needs and discuss your personal transition strategy. Your GBT agent will provide you with sound advice based on your needs and preferred timeframe.

Once you’ve decided to list your home for sale, your GBT agent will offer a complete marketing strategy, taking into account today’s market and forecasts. We’ll conduct a room-by-room assessment to determine how best to showcase your property. We offer hands-on assistance with pre-sale prep, recommend trusted vendors, and if you like, help coordinate and execute your to-do list.

Go Brent Team also offers free staging services include complimentary furniture, décor, and labor.

Free consultations, meticulous pre-sale preparation, and complimentary staging – just a few of the reasons sellers choose to work with Go Brent Team, the #1 Real Estate Team in Silver Spring, Takoma Park & Kensington.*

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*according to MRIS statistics for the combined areas in 2016

FREE First Time Homebuyer Seminar – Wednesday, January 25

Join Debbie Gerald with Go Brent Team of Keller Williams Capital Properties and Ramez Fahmy, Branch Manager at Caliber Home Loans for an informative seminar on how to purchase your first home.  The seminar is offered on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center in downtown Silver Spring. There is no cost or obligation, just plenty of information! Please register in advance.

Homebuyers are invited to come discuss the ins and outs of purchasing and financing a first home. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how to start the home buying process.

A little more about your hosts:

As a member of Go Brent Team, a top-ranked team in the DC Metro area, Debbie Gerald specializes in educating first-time homebuyers on the home buying process and the many avenues available when purchasing your first home. Buyers know they can count on Debbie to guide them as they search for the right home. Our agents are experts in the marketplace, highly experienced contract negotiators, and provide clients with superior service. Go Brent Team helped 45 clients purchase homes last year.

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Caliber Home Loans Branch manager Ramez Fahmy offers buyers 20-years experience in mortgage lending. Ramez is dedicated to providing superior service and expert guidance to first-time buyers throughout the home financing process. Caliber Home Loans offers competitive rates and fees along with innovative mortgage solutions to first-time homebuyers. Last year Ramez helped over 100 clients finance their home purchase. (NMLS#: 476394)

Can’t attend but want more information about home buying process? Email Debbie or call 301.873.0422.

Our End of The Year Recap

Go Brent Team agents closed 116 transactions for buyers and sellers in 2016.

What does this mean for you? We’re experts in the marketplace. As a top-ranked team in the DC Metro area, we are highly experienced contract negotiators and we ensure our clients get to settlement smoothly. It also means we have the support and organization in place to provide our clients with superior service.

This year, we assisted 71 clients to sell their properties! Our sellers know we invest substantial time and effort to skillfully market their homes and neighborhoods through the internet, social media, paid advertising, and print materials.

We also helped 45 clients find a new place to call home in 2016. Our buyers know they can count on us to guide them as they search for the right home in their desired price range and neighborhoods.

Below is a sample of our 2016 home sales


If you have thoughts of buying or selling (or both!), let us help you prepare for what’s ahead.

We are looking forward to 2017 — Happy New Year!

Liz Brent
Tammy Thomas
Cari Jordan
Debbie Gerald
Patrick Thomas
Linda Magolda
Susanna Drayne
Beth Stanton
Marty Milam

301.565.2523
Info@GoBrentTeam.com

Free Consult Service

Go Brent Team agents offer free consults. We offer expert advice on a wide range of real estate topics. We can help whether you have specific real estate questions you need addressed right now or you simply are gathering information to make future decisions.

Many buyers want assistance deciding if the time is right to purchase a home. Sometimes buyers want to get a clear picture of what the home purchasing process entails or are simply gathering information on specific neighborhoods. Homeowners typically want to weigh options in terms of selling or renting. Many homeowners want assistance as they plan improvement projects; our services range from helping to pick paint colors or finishes to providing input on renovation or improvement projects. Whatever you need, Go Brent Team is happy to help!

How we can help

We offer a no pressure, low-key, informative, and discrete approach. Consults with Go Brent Team agents usually last an hour, and there is absolutely no charge. Since the majority of our business is done through word-of-mouth referrals, we simply ask that you pass along our contact information to anyone who is considering buying or selling.

We welcome all inquires – common consult topics include:

Selling and Preparation for Selling
Buying and Preparation for Buying
Selling vs. Renting
Buying vs. Renting
Moving vs. Renovating
Renovating vs. Over-Improving
Home Improvement Ideas
“Best Bang for the Buck” Renovations
What’s My Home Worth?

Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation


Testimonial from Our Free Consult Service

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