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French Normandy style home set on a 2.7 acre corner, wooded lot in Keswick Estate. Elegant, custom designed residence built by Baird Snyder.Composite slate roofing, turrets and copper finials.Cast stone work on the exterior and solid mahogany arched front doors. 20’ sweeping entry with curved staircase. Amazing master suite, chef ’s kitchen and a wine cellar with tasting room. Arched windows and doors, carved white statuary marble fireplace. Extensive gardens and terraces. $3,000,000

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ecember gets a bad rap. It’s cold, dark, and there’s a lot of gift-giving pressure. With all that going on, why would any sane person add to the stress by trying to sell their home during the holidays? There are a couple of reasons that selling a home during the holidays makes perfect sense. Nikki Chambless, REALTOR® with Keller Williams Alliance – Charlottesville, says, “People have it in their heads that April is the magical time to sell a house.” It is. And December is just as magical. In fact, it’s wonderful. Usually only the most serious buyers are on the market in December. And in your holiday preparations, you probably already have a head start on much of the work necessary to make your house photo ready. Beyond that, there are some tricks of the trade that an experienced REALTOR® will help you through.

Picture Perfect Most homes take their role as holiday hosts seriously. They are on their best behavior and even dress up for the occasion. Wearing a wreath on the front door, candles on the mantlepiece, pleasant smells from a live fir tree wafting down the hallways, and twinkling lights throughout, a home simply dressed for the holidays may look better in December than at any other time of year. So let that dressed-up house serve double duty as a holiday host that entices potential buyers. As you’re decorating, inside and out, know that moderation wins over excess. Pull the plug on the lawn inflatables. Tone down the Clark Griswold-like 25,000 lights on the roof. And stuff the animated Rudolph somewhere other than the front porch. You want to appeal to everyone and not everyone celebrates Christmas, so don’t go overboard. Potential buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the home and not be overwhelmed by

holiday decorations. “The fewer items in a room, the more a buyer can envision their own stuff occupying that space,” says REALTOR® Candice van der Linde, with RE/MAX Realty Specialists. “Even over the holidays, declutter every room and don’t overdecorate. It’s easy to hang a wreath on the front door, but don’t forget to clean the baseboards and the return vents. That’s what will send a message to a buyer that the home has been well-maintained.” Emily Funk, Staging Design Professional, agrees. She advises anyone coming into the market at this time of year to take the professional photos prior to decorating, if possible. Having timeless photos will serve the seller well if the house is still on the market after the holidays. With a minimalist approach to decorating, it’s even manageable to undecorate for a photo shoot if you got ahead of the game. “Even then, once you have the professional photos taken, it’s best to decorate

with a light hand. You want people to fall in love with your home, not your decorations or your family. So don’t let the decorations and personal items overshadow the home and its best features.” The standard staging advice given year-round holds true during the holidays. Declutter. Clear your kitchen counters. Anything smaller than a basketball registers as visual clutter. Use minimal, tasteful holiday decorations. Make sure your home has the highest “digital curb appeal” possible because staged homes receive more views on the MLS than those that are not.

Grab Them at the Curb Once autumn has had her way and the leaves fall from the trees, a house can look stark and exposed. By the time the holidays roll around, you may be lucky enough for a fresh blanket of snow to give your home a Norman Rockwell appearance. More likely, you will have puddles, slush, or ice


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to deal with on the walkway, the steps, and the front porch. And your previously beautiful landscaping may look a little worn out and desperate. Take care of every drip and ice patch, any peeling paint and trim. Find some greenery or a string of lights to perk up the landscaping. Put the trash cans and recycling bin away. Then step out and walk down the block. Come back and view your house as if for the first time. Would you be interested in buying it? Even though most potential buyers will see your house for the first time online, don’t underestimate the strength of curb appeal, real or digital.

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Facing Your Fears You know that awkward feeling when Christmas carolers knock on your door? Strangers traipsing through your home during the holidays are even worse. Throw in COVID and the resistance to listing your home may grow. No one wants unnecessary exposure from strangers prior to any family gatherings. And certainly, no one wants to have to move during the holidays. Sellers astute enough to know about data such as “days on market” may think that the whole month of December will be wasted time and effort, just racking up useless days. Despite the imagined fears that sellers face entering the real estate market in late November and December, most are unfounded. Especially this year. Only the most serious buyers will make it to your doorstep. The days of casual lookers and most open houses were ushered out in 2020 when COVID arrived. Most agents won’t show buyers anything unless they are pre-qualified financially and are ready to make an offer. Buyers and their agents will filter out all but the top two or three choices online. So, there won’t be much traipsing and exposure.

Even though a house is listed during the holiday period, the move will come afterward. It will be 2022 before any closing is likely to occur. A seller can rest assured that they can still enjoy their black-eyed peas, greens, and cornbread at home on New Year’s Day. Nest REALTOR® Dawn Cromer confirms that sellers should move forward and not delay until January or the spring market. She is working with a seller whose house will come on the market just a week before Christmas. Professional photographs were taken on November 29, with the house basking in its winter finery but not overdone with obvious Christmassy decorations. “My best advice is to put your home on the market now! We are still in an inventory crisis,” says Cromer. Add to that the conventional wisdom causing people to wait until after the holidays and the inventory of homes for sale drops even lower. By taking advantage of a potential dip in an already low inventory, a home put on the market now will stand out even more.

Don’t Be Overconfident With your house in tip-top shape and 2021 favoring sellers, it is tempting to feel overly confident, even during what’s perceived as a slow time of year. “Don’t,” cautions van der Linde, “The last two years have shown us that there is no normal. Yes, there is low inventory and high buyer demand. And yet, buyers have become very particular about what they want, which makes it slightly more difficult for a seller. “Additionally, the seller’s market is stronger at certain price points than others. A property still will sit if it is not a match with a buyer’s needs, regardless of the time of year.” In Albemarle County alone, there are more than 25 properties listed in August that have not moved in either the summer or autumn markets

and are still for sale this holiday season. Clearly, the seller has not found the right buyer at the listed price. “The best way to combat this is by securing the services of an exceptional agent,” says van der Linde. “Don’t underestimate the impact of an engaged, active REALTOR® in tune with trends and current movements in specific markets. Once you have someone you trust, listen to them.” They will guide you in the best price to enter the market based on data and reality, not on rumor and conjecture. Seller overconfidence usually appears in two ways: not having the home in its best condition and pricing it higher than the market will bear. By involving a REALTOR® as early as possible and following her advice, both traps can be avoided.

Holiday Pricing Following your agent’s advice does not mean you have to drop your price to sell during the holiday season. Leave the Black Friday, Cyber Week, and lastminute price slashing to the retail sector. Your home needs to be priced right, not discounted. According to Cromer, “It’s not about getting less for your home at this time of year.” A REALTOR® will objectively assess the value and amenities your home offers and compare it with trending sales. This comparative market analysis guides pricing whether it’s July 4th or Christmas Eve. “A seller doesn’t need to think they will get less value for their home just because they are entering the market in the yearend holiday season,” says Cromer. “It’s more of a situation that they might not get as many offers as they would in the spring. They might get four offers instead of 12, but the value of their home won’t be any less. So, selling now as opposed to the spring is always my advice, especially this year.”

Do the Plan Every season of the year provides different advantages to selling a home. An experienced REALTOR® can use those advantages to lead to a successful sale. The holiday season is no different. As Chambless says, “Set up the plan with your REALTOR® and then do the plan!” Based on the low inventory and multiple offers volleyed throughout 2021, plenty of frustrated buyers are still out there looking for the right house. New buyers come into the market every week. The Great Resignation and continued work-from-home policies release millions of Americans from being anchored to a location by their job. And Central Virginia is a popular destination for many of the newly liberated to search for a new home. Out-of-towners visiting family over the holidays may be contemplating a move to this area. Life events that trigger moves occur year-round, even through the holidays. Whether related to shifts in employment or changes in household dynamics, life rarely pauses based on the calendar. In fact, that year-end break from school or work can be the ideal time for a serious buyer to find the right home. By following the guidance from your REALTOR®, your house may show up on their screen. Approach this year-end listing as giving yourself a head start on the rest of the competition, and exclusive access to that set of serious buyers out looking right now. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that there is anything magical about waiting until April. Or January. Or any other month. By waiting, you may miss that perfect buyer and the most wonderful time of year to sell your home—now. Carla Huckabee bought her last two homes, sight unseen, without traipsing through them until after closing.


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12-acre country estate, west of Charlottesville. 2-story, 5-BR, 4.5-BA manor home is surrounded by lovely mature gardens, plantings, trees, and a beautiful springfed pond. Truly a rare offering with unsurpassed beauty, tranquility, and country living. MLS#617622 $2,500,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MOORELAND

Classic Virginia brick home, circa 1855, on 22 acres, just seven miles south of Charlottesville. Property includes a cottage, outbuildings, shared ownership in a beautiful pond. Lovely mature landscaping and mountain views. $985,000 MLS#624421 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 www.moorelandva.com

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Rare opportunity to purchase an architecturallydesigned, gracious 3,530 square foot residence with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths on a secluded 4.59 acres in the heart of Garth and Owensville Road yet close to all Charlottesville/UVA amenities. MLS#623814 $949,000 Robert Mellen, 434.996.7386

Fabulous 29 acres fronting Blenheim Rd. and being a part of Broomfield Farm, a small agricultural and residential subdivision with CCR’s, but NO HOA. This property consists of two Albemarle County tax parcels, and two buildable lots, with an historic red barn and silo, and an 8-stall stable in great condition. There is a driveway in place, underground power, well and water, and several building spots with mountain views. This land could easily become a lovely horse property. MLS#624834 $495,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

GREENFIELDS FARM

Impressive 763-acre country estate approximately 25 miles south of Charlottesville. The property showcases a stately southern residence, built circa 1904, extensive equestrian facilities, recreation opportunities, creeks and a pond. MLS#623792 $6,295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

GALLISON HALL

Beautifully sited amidst 43 acres of expansive lawns and gardens stands this extraordinary, 1931-1933 Georgian Revival-style residence. Tranquil, private setting with magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain views, 3 miles west of town. MLS#617686 $8,450,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

THE GLEASON

Open, extremely spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Enjoy expansive mountain and city views from inside or from one of 2 balconies. Secure garage parking. Ting Available. Walk to dining, shopping, and entertainment! MLS#621646 $1,495,000 Steve McLean, 434. 981.1863

MEADOWBROOK HILLS

Lovely 3-bedrooms, 3-baths, circa 1958 brick home located in one of the City’s most desirable neighborhoods- convenient to all that Charlottesville has to offer! Walkable to Barracks Road & UVA, and just a short drive from Downtown. MLS#622783 $598,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

RAINTREE

Situated in this walkable and convenient neighborhood is this 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home the main level has beautiful hardwood floors in pristine condition that run throughout the living room and dining room. The cozy living room with fireplace lets in nice, south facing, natural light that make the space inviting year round. Off the dining room and adjacent to the kitchen is a spacious deck overlooking the large backyard. The walkout finished basement includes a living room with fireplace, bedroom, and full bath. MLS#624689 $375,000 Jeremy Fields, 434.270.1220

ROBINSON WOODS

Bright, comfortable, and recently renovated house with a flexible floorplan. 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features gas fireplace, wood floors, new appliances, granite countertops. Conveniently located in the city minutes from Downtown & UVA. MLS#620141 $670,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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SUNNYSIDE

Remarkably large parcel located convenient to Charlottesville and UVA. Exceptional Blue Ridge views, charming farm house (in need of restoration). Under VOF easement but with divisions into already predetermined parcels. MLS#585228 $4,400,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD

Nice, mostly wooded residential building lot in Meriwether Lewis School District! Great privacy, 1.72± acres, beautiful rural setting in an area of large farm and estate properties. Located approximately 15 miles NW of Charlottesville. MLS#613685 $125,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

RAGGED MOUNTAIN

4.32 acres, half open, with gently rolling, cleared homesite on a high plateau with lovely pastoral and mountain views. Situated in Ivy Valley, just off I-64 west of Charlottesville, less than 10 miles to the University of Virginia. MLS#622663 $465,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

FRAY’S GRANT

3 fabulous home sites mostly in beautiful hardwoods, gently rolling and priced below tax assessments! Each lot is 2+ acres on private setting. Only ten minutes to airport, excellent shopping, including Harris Teeter, Target, Kohls, Bonefish Grill and Starbucks. Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076

MADISON

Over 560 acres of wooded land on Thoroughfare Mountain in Madison County. Three contiguous parcels, completely private, with endless possibilities. Hunt, ride ATVs, camp, build a weekend retreat or a permanent residence in total serenity. MLS#621697 $2,685,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MISSION HOME ROAD

146.88 ac. in Albemarle & Greene County. Privacy & protection adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park! Full division rights & multiple home sites. Extraordinary timberland. Views of the mountains, along with easy access to trails & Skyline Drive. MLS#620276 $1,200,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

RAGGED MOUNTAIN FARM

Two wonderful estate parcels comprised of 185.01± acres in coveted Ragged Mountain Farm. Excellent elevated building site, complete privacy, and beautiful views. Murray/Henley/Western school district. MLS#621083 $1,895,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

MURPHY’S CREEK FARM

Wonderful gently rolling parcel of land with just under 26 acres, 18 miles south of Charlottesville. The land is wooded (mostly hardwoods) with an elevated building site, stream/creek, total privacy, and long road frontage. MLS#619394 $285,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

EMERALD RIDGE

Spectacular 22-acre lot in Western Albemarle! Wooded, wonderfully private and offers the ideal location for an elevated building site with the potential for big year-round views. Western schools! MLS#621504 $295,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

SIMMONS GAP/ ESTES RIDGE

10 acres of mature woods. Property has long road frontage and consists of two parcels being combined and sold as one. No HOA! Design and build your dream residence on this very well-priced parcel. MLS#621178 $189,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

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Beautiful 14.7-acre tract of pristine land with both open fields and mature woods. So many possibilities for the property - create a small estate parcel with main residence and dependencies or enjoy recreational activities. No HOA! MLS#621176 $289,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

COMMONWEALTH DRIVE

1-story, 2,147 sf commercial office building at corner of Westfield Road just off Rt. 29S. Zoned Commercial Office (CO) use includes administrative and business offices, medical, dental and more. CVCMLS#30317750 $799,000 Mark Mascotte, 434. 825.8610

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HOME SALES STATS ENDING THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2021 THERE WERE 104 SALES IN THE 11 COUNTY AND CITY AREAS n 28 were in Albemarle with an average price of $626,800 n 12 were in Charlottesville with an average price of $398,492 n 8 were in Fluvanna with an average price of $347,484 n 7 were in Greene with an average price of $340,214 n 15 were in Louisa with an average price of $379,092 n 2 were in Madison with an average price of $307,450 n 6 were in Nelson with an average price of $485,750 n 16 were in Orange with an average price of $450,174 n 5 were in Staunton with an average price of $251,000 n 5 were in Waynesboro with an average price of $273,500

Right now rates are low and home choices are plentiful. But no matter which way the market is leaning, it’s essential to work with a professional. REALTORS have an objective eye and are experienced in seeing things from both a buyer’s and a seller’s ®

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www.charlottesville.gov Real estate tax rate: $.95 per $100 ci.staunton.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.92 per $100

CITY OF WAYNESBORO

www.waynesboro.va.us Real estate tax rate: $.90 per $100

ALBEMARLE COUNTY

www.albemarle.org Real estate tax rate: $.854 per $100

FLUVANNA COUNTY

fluvannacounty.org Real estate tax rate: $.884 per $100

greenecountyva.gov Real estate tax rate: $.82 per $100 www.louisacounty.com Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

MADISON COUNTY

www.madisonco.virginia.gov Real estate tax rate: $.71 per $100

NELSON COUNTY

nelsoncounty-va.gov Real estate tax rate: $.72 per $100

ORANGE COUNTY

orangecountyva.gov Real estate tax rate: $.804 per $100

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