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Would You Buy a Home Unseen? My Buyers Did!

June 14, 2018

Attempting to buy a home in Northern Virginia is extremely hard. Add the challenge of being thousands of miles away and the pressure can be overwhelming. The house you’ve seen online checks all your boxes, but not being able to set foot in the home creates uncertainty. Under those circumstances, could you make an offer? With the right focus and confidence in your agent you sure can! My two latest buyers tested the sight unseen buying experience. Here's how...

  • Research, Research And More Research. My clients spent time perusing listing photos, online videos and even used Google Earth to get a feel for the home and neighborhood. Additionally, I encouraged them to talk to people who live in the area by reaching out to future coworkers or having me connect them with people familiar with the neighborhoods they were considering. Gathering as much knowledge as possible is crucial and can answer some big lifestyle questions. Check out sites like AreaVibes or Niche to discover even more neighborhood data.

  • Know EXACTLY What You Want. What are the must-haves, nice-to-haves and the absolutely-nots. Don’t be shy to (over) share those with your agent. That will save tons of time for you and the agent in the long run.

  • LOTS Of Communication! Emails, phone calls and video chats are a must. My phone was always charged and ready for weekend virtual showings via FaceTime. These virtual live showings helped us avert some surprises. Buyers would have me focus on the important features to them. I would describe what might be difficult to see (smells, sounds, etc.). When time zone challenges arose, I'd put my video directing skills to work and send my buyers a personal video home tour.

  • Top-Notch Inspection. If circumstances allow, a top-notch inspection is key. I make it a point to attend inspections, to be your eyes and ears, and am ready to even video or FaceTime it with you. Sending a friend or another representative doesn’t hurt either. In the heat of the spring market, sometimes buyers waive inspections to get the house. That even happened with some of my brave overseas clients this year. I made sure to be very transparent about what was wrong that we could see, and we always get a home warranty too just in case!


My goal is to give my clients the tools, information and honest feedback needed to find their best home. It's real life, not just real estate. Who's ready to buy?

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We're Growing

March 15, 2018

Coral Gundlach Homes, thanks to you and all of your wonderful support, is hiring. We are looking for a newly licensed agent with 1 to 3 years of experience, who would like to join a thriving team with tons of growth opportunity. Please keep an eye out for any newer agents who are looking to advance their business! Please only currently Virginia licensed agents should apply at this time.

::: Email us at coral@compass.com :::

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Open House and a CycloneBomb

March 2, 2018

Our newest listing in South Arlington's Columbia Forest went on the market Friday, March 2 - the day of the cyclone bomb. Despite all that, the adorable colonial brick home is under contract in just 3 days and we only lost 1 zip-tie. :)

Check out our Boomerang on Instagram and follow us @CoralGHomes

 


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Keep the Vintage In

March 1, 2018

Older Arlington homes have that warmth and character that is hard to describe. Our recent listings have the upgrades people crave - new kitchen appliances, clean white cabinetry, but the owners kept some simple vintage details to our delight. These are a few of our favorites that make these homes so special and unique! Share some of your own home vintage favorites on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram @coralghomes

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Columbia Pike's Date Night 

February 27, 2018

One of our newest listings in South Arlington's Columbia Forest has us buzzing around the Columbia Pike corridor lately. We think this place deserves a little highlight and a perfect idea for your next casual date night. Here's your date night itinerary...

Start, your evening at Lost Dog Cafe. If you happen to check it out on a Thursday you'll get a side of live music with those dog collars. Don't skip the black and white malt whatever you do. Next, catch a movie at the iconic Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse. Just recently they starting offering first run movies so catch some of the latest flicks or some laughs with a little live stand-up. Post show grab a pint at Brick Haus, which is located in the oldest building on Columbia Pike. The location actually started as a bank in 1902. Brick Haus has a great selection of local craft beers to wet your whistle plus they have beer cheese. Yum!

Hightlights & Hugs

January 27, 2018

The weather was cold and rainy for our 7th Annual Movie Client Appreciation Party. That’s perfect movie watching weather, in my opinion. It's always great fun to see and chat with all of you at this event. Hard to believe I've known some as far back as 11 years ago while others are currently buying or selling. It was a true pleasure to treat you to a movie date!

Check out our highlight reel from the event https://youtu.be/9eY-tx6mmok

Welcome, Adriana Scafetta!

January 4, 2018

Thanks to all of you I've been busy and needed an extra hand in 2018! Adriana Scafetta has joined as my executive assistant.

Since graduating from James Madison University in 2002 Adriana has built a career in the Washington, D.C. area helping major brands develop creative, effective marketing campaigns. Adriana spent a number of years working directly on marketing teams for celebrated television brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Travel Channel. Later she was a sought out marketing consultant for those same networks, as well as the Disney Channel and Univision, travelling the globe to help build marketing initiatives in corporate offices in London, Singapore, Sydney, Milan, Warsaw and more.

Home has always been Northern Virginia however. Arlington in particular after she bought her first home there nearly ten years ago with my help! Adriana is looking forward to assisting me in serving my clients’ real estate needs!