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Friday, June 16, 2017

Thank You, Dad!

Father’s Day is upon us. Many of us will be visiting our dads, bringing them gifts, and saying, “Happy Father’s Day, Dad!” How can we begin to show that we appreciate all the things a dad has been to us? Somehow, the traditional gift of a tie doesn’t seem to cover it. How do you show your gratitude for learning life’s lessons without even knowing you were being taught?

When you couldn’t quite grasp the concept of long division, and your dad stayed with you until you got that “Oh! Hey, now I get it!” look on your face, he was teaching you, not only math, but perseverance. When you broke the neighbor’s window, and he marched you over to own up to it and made you do chores to pay for it, he wasn’t just teaching you responsibility. He was teaching you that honesty is necessary, even when it’s uncomfortable.

Some “experts” have thought that fathers were almost an unnecessary entity. Recent research, however is proving otherwise. Kids just simply do better with a father (or at least a father figure) in their lives, even one that is less than perfect, than when none is present.

Teaching a child how to ride a bike, or how to swim, or how to use a hammer are important things, but they can be taught by others. Showing a child that he or she is important enough for you to spend the time it takes to teach these things, is a priceless lesson. The value of a game of catch, or one on one at the basketball net, or even a game of Go Fish, after a hard day’s work doesn’t register immediately to a 7 or 8-year-old. When children grow to adulthood, however, and remember these things in light of their own fatigue at the end of a long day, it becomes a cherished memory.

Fathers don’t do these things to get presents on Father’s Day. They do them because they love their kids. This is all the more reason to show your gratitude, of course. A tie is nice, but to Dad, your “presence” is all the presents he needs.

We here at Janet Gresh Realty would like to wish all the fathers, foster fathers, and father figures in the McLean area a heartfelt Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Why Working with a Local Real Estate Professional Makes All the Difference

If you’ve entered the real estate market, as a buyer or a seller, you’ve inevitably heard the real estate mantra, “location, location, location” in reference to how identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to where they’re located. Well, a new survey shows that when it comes to choosing a real estate agent, the millennial generation’s mantra is, “local, local, local.”
CentSai, a financial wellness online community, recently surveyed over 2,000 millennials (ages 18-34) and found that 75% of respondents would use a local real estate agent over an online agent, and 71% would choose a local lender.
Read more here.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

#1 Reason to List Your House for Sale, NOW!

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!

Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes for Sale 

The National Association of REALTORS’ (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Yun recently commented on the inventory:
Last month’s dip in closings was somewhat expected given that there was such a strong sales increase in March at 4.2 percent, and new and existing inventory is not keeping up with the fast pace homes are coming off the market.
Demand is easily outstripping supply in most of the country and it’s stymieing many prospective buyers from finding a home to purchase”.

Read more here.