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Celebrating Small Town America

Celebrating Small Town America in Grottoes, Virginia! I showed property this morning to a young couple searching for their first home, and we found a little gem today in Grottoes. Afterwards, I needed to pick up some groceries and decided to shop at the local Food Lion. What a wonderful experience! I found a slower pace of life in this uncrowded, clean and welcoming store. In the check out line, I could hear people asking about each other, and then staff invited me to the Express Line even though my basket was full of great produce and sale items! As I rolled my basket to the car, a person waves and says hello. I just have to share a photo of the friendly staff at the Grottoes Food Lion. Thank you for a wonderful experience in Small Town, USA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains!


Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained

Real Life vs. Reality TV: 5 Myths Explained | MyKCM

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV ‘show hole’*? We’ve all been there… watching entire seasons of “Love it or List it,” “Fixer Upper,” “House Hunters,” “Flip or Flop,” “Property Brothers,” and so many more, just in one sitting.

When you’re in the middle of your real estate themed show marathon, you might start to think that everything you see on TV must be how it works in real life, but you may need a reality check.

Reality TV Show Myths vs. Real Life:

Myth #1: Buyers look at 3 homes and make a decision to purchase one of them.

Truth: There may be buyers who fall in love and buy the first home they see, but more often than not the process of buying a home means touring more than three homes.

Myth #2: The houses the buyers are touring are still for sale.

Truth: The reality is being staged for TV. Many of the homes being shown are already sold and are off the market.

Myth #3: The buyers haven’t made a purchase decision yet.

Truth: Since there is no way to show the entire buying process in a 30-minute show, TV producers often choose buyers who are further along in the process and have already chosen a home to buy.

Myth #4: If you list your home for sale, it will ALWAYS sell at the Open House.

Truth: Of course this would be great! Open Houses are important to guarantee the most exposure to buyers in your area, but are only a PIECE of the overall marketing of your home. Just realize that many homes are sold during regular showing appointments as well. 

Myth #5: Homeowners make a decision about selling their home after a 5-minute conversation.

Truth: Similar to the buyers portrayed on the shows, many of the sellers have already spent hours deliberating the decision to list their home and move on with their life/goals.

Bottom Line

Having an experienced professional on your side while navigating the real estate market is the best way to guarantee that you can make the home of your dreams a reality!

*Show Hole - A side effect of binge-watching. Symptoms include a sense of emptiness and depression brought on by realizing you just wasted a good portion of your life watching several seasons of a TV show or an entire movie franchise all at once when you could have managed your time better.

Kline May Realty - Harrisonburg & Rockingham County July 2016 Market Report


Bottom Line: For the first time since January 2008, there were more than 1,200 residential sales in Rockingham County in a 12 month period. This is quite a milestone for our market. We feel, based upon our local population, annual sales between 1200 – 1300 homes represents a healthy market. It is very encouraging to see this threshold broken, and we expect sales to continue to increase at a moderate pace. ---K. Waizecker, Principal Broker, Kline May Realty

Thinking of Selling Your House? Pick the Right Agent!


Thinking of Selling Your House? Pick the Right Agent! | MyKCM

Today, more and more sellers are stepping back, taking a look at the advice real estate professionals give them, and asking themselves whether they can trust that advice. And that is exactly what they should do.

The most important question you can ask when you are choosing a real estate agent is whether you feel you can trust them. You must know that they’re giving you great advice, and that they’re going to be able to help you accomplish your family’s goals. You must trust your listing agent enough to allow them to:

  • Handle the liquidation of possibly the largest asset your family has
  • Help set the market value of that asset (get the price right)
  • Set the timetable for the liquidation of that asset
  • Set a fair fee for the services required to liquidate that asset

All four of these require a tremendous amount of trust. They’re going to sell your prized possession, set its value, set a time schedule as to when your family will be able to move, and determine the fee that you’re going to pay to get those three things accomplished.

You have to trust your agent enough to allow them to help you and your family reach your dreams.

Whether you’re a grandfather up North looking to move to Florida to spend your later years with your grandkids, or a young person who wants to take that job in San Francisco but first has to get your house sold in Chicago, you need an agent you can trust to help you move on with what's important.

Harrisonburg & Rockingham County May 2016 Market Report

Here is Kline May's Monthly Market Report for May 2016.

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Market continues to show strong growth, outpacing last year's sales by this time at an almost 15% increase. 



Give us a call today if you are thinking about listing or buying a home, 540.271.1132.

Suzanne Daughety  | Team Leader |  TeamWorks Realtor Group
Kline May Realty  |  1962 Evelyn Byrd Ave | Harrisonburg VA 22801
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