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5 Reasons Investing in Outdoor Space Pays Off

5 Reasons Investing in Outdoor Space Pays Off

 

Increasingly, homeowners around the nation are investing in their outdoor living space. In fact, the majority of homeowners surveyed by American Express revealed that they have plans to engage in some sort of home improvement project in the next year. The outdoor living and landscape sector has grown into a $60 billion per year industry, according to IBISWorld, a market research firm. Investing in outdoor living provides a good return on investment for most people, making it an ideal home improvement project.

“Many people are finding that they want to get back to spending more time outdoors,” explains Bob Dallas, the chief executive officer at UltraOutdoors.com. “People also want to put money into their home improvement projects where it is going to pay off. Outdoor living is a logical choice that fulfills both of these needs.”

Here are 5 reasons investing in outdoor space pays off:

Seller's Market In Vienna Real Estate

Seller's Market In Vienna Real Estate

 

What’s happening this week in the Vienna & Oakton real estate markets?

As Sargent Friday used to say “Just the facts ma’am!

 

Real Living ǀ At Home Brings New Look to Washington Residential Real Estate

 Real Living ǀ At Home Brings New Look to Washington Residential Real Estate

Darrin Friedman and Jason Sherman have grown accustomed to making waves in the Washington residential real estate world; so it should come as no surprise to learn that they have taken their innovative approach to a whole new level. 

Friedman, 38, and Sherman, 34, are poised to open the area’s first franchise under the brand name Real Living.  With offices in Chevy Chase and Dupont Circle, Real Living | At Home boldly brings a new yet highly successful and proven approach to the residential real estate industry as they target one of the fastest-growing home-buyer audience segments in the nation - 24-to-44 year olds. 

5 Ways To Know If Your Realtor Is Tech Savvy (Does it even matter?)

5 Ways To Know If Your Realtor Is Tech Savvy (Does it even matter?)

Does it really matter whether or not your Realtor is “Tech Savvy”?

The answer is a resounding YES!

As a Buyer or Seller, it really doesn’t matter whether YOU are into technology or not. We work with all kinds of folks and we adapt to whatever their comfort level & needs are when it comes to communication, home searching & more. And while technology can make buying or selling a home easier on you, it’s really not an absolute necessity that YOU be tech savvy.

So, whether you’re like my husband (who has a phone with no camera, no internet access and a flip top – he calls it a “dumb phone” instead of a “smart phone”) or you’re the first person in your office to get the latest gadget or download the newest app – you can be successful in buying or selling a home, doing it with the least inconvenience possible, and maximizing your exposure (if you’re selling) or your opportunity (if you’re buying.)

But only IF YOU HAVE A REALTOR WHO IS TECH SAVVY.

To understand why this might matter to you as a Buyer or a Seller, ask yourself these questions: