Tag: Whit Harvey Group
Whit Harvey has been selling homes for most of his life. He’s seen the process change over the years, from promoting listings through signposts and print ads to the new buyer who does their initial search online. But two things remain the same – the right price and the right presentation of the home.
“If your house is in perfect condition in a popular location, and you are getting a lot of traffic online, but few showings and no offers, then your haven’t arrived at the right price.” – Whit Harvey
What is the first thing that a potential buyer considers? Price. Most people have a ballpark figure of what they can afford, and sitting down with a mortgage broker or Realtor can help them pin down their price range. On real estate sites such as Realtor.com, Redfin, and Trulia, price filters allow you to search within your parameters in $25,000 increments.
A Realtor arrives at a list price for your home based on recent sales, how it compares to other homes for sale in the area, and general market conditions. This spring, popular neighborhoods in and around Baltimore have experienced a surge in listings, which means your home has some competition. Click to read more.
We’ve all driven up to a house for sale, only be turned off by the color of the shutters, style of the front door, or lack of landscaping. When my husband and I drove up to the front of an open house in Towson 4 years ago, he took one look and said, “No way.” But the interior photos looked so good on line, and the agent was standing in the doorway, so I made him park and we took a look. There was a LOT of work to do, but we had the vision, so we purchased the home.
The exterior was a dreary brown, the front deck was surrounded by a plywood wall, and the side porch as been used as an atrium room. The front sliders were leaky and ugly. But we used our imagination and called on our photoshop skills to redesign the front of the house. Click to view more stunning pics.
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At the Whit Harvey Group we are swimming in fantastic new listings! And some of them even have pools! Here is just a sample of what is recently listed or about to come on the market.
In Cockeysville – Private location convenient to Hunt Valley and 83.
At the end of the lane shaded by 21 flowering pear trees lies 6 Ivy Brook Farm Court. This idyllic setting on almost 4 acres with professional landscaping, is the setting for a meticulously updated home featuring a great room, formal living and dining rooms, eat in kitchen, sunroom, home office and finished lower level. Click to read more.
Set amidst rolling hills near Western Run, this beautiful French country home has incredible countryside vistas.
Jill Orlov first spied her future home from the 41st Street bridge while out looking at neighborhoods with a friend. She was in the market for a home, and was intrigued by the stone duplexes along Clipper Road. Getting there was a challenge, but Jill finally found her way there through the one-way streets of Woodberry.
Jill was not afraid to take on a project, and with her background in architecture actually welcomed the opportunity to restore an historic home. Nothing on the street was for sale, so she approached a neighbor that was sitting outside. Click to read more.