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Make Buyers Fall in Love with Your Home with These Easy Staging Tips

Love is in the air! We’re not talking about Valentine’s Day — we mean all of the buyers falling in love with your home thanks to these easy staging tips. From simple DIY projects to decor and de-cluttering pointers, these effortless staging tips will wow the next buyers that step through your front door.

Clean, Clean, Clean

A woman mopping her kitchen floor.The single most important step for staging success? Clean. Break out those rubber gloves and scrub every corner, crack, and crevice that you can find. Not only will a clean home convey to buyers that you take good care of your space, but it’ll also ensure less work and fewer problems when they move in.

The home-staging cleaning process is more than just regular vacuuming, dusting, mopping, and scrubbing; you’ll need to go the extra mile. We’re talking waxing the floors, deep cleaning the carpets, polishing all of the handles and doorknobs, and more. Make an extensive list, and devote a whole weekend to tidying up.

Tackle Any Unfinished Projects

A toolbelt on a roofDo you have a notoriously leaky faucet that you haven’t gotten around to fixing, or a stain on the floor that you’ve been covering with a rug? Now is the time to take care of it.

Take an inventory of any unfinished projects you’ve accumulated. Whether it’s repairing a lighting fixture or patching a hole in the roof, ticking off pending projects is critical in the staging process. The last thing a buyer wants is to inherit problems from a home that they could’ve avoided.

Try Small-Scale DIY

A man rolling a paint roller in a tray of yellow paintYou don’t have to add an extra room or install an in-ground pool to make your home stick out to buyers. There are plenty of simple and affordable DIY projects, from decor improvements to easy upgrades and repairs, that’ll make your home pop!

Need some ideas to kick-start the process? Try putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls, replacing outdated lighting, upgrading cabinet handles and doorknobs, or de-popcorning your ceiling — just a few of the many easy ways to elevate your home’s look.

De-personalize and De-clutter

A row of succulents against a white wall.While decorating plays a big role in catching a buyer’s eye, there’s a fine line between standing out and overdoing it. While you might like your style of decorating, buyers could find it off-putting, so keeping it neutral is key. Using house plants and seasonal greenery is always a solid option for filling empty space!

While you’re putting up that new decor, you’ll want your space to be clutter-free and open. If you have any old couches, outdated decorations, or unnecessary accent pieces, take the opportunity to get rid of them before showings start.

List Your Home with Local Experts

From helping you get your DIY on to handling the complicated closing paperwork, our team is dedicated to helping you have a successful and stress-free real estate experience.

Are you ready to get started on your selling journey? Don’t hesitate to give our team of local experts a call today!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

106 Green Spring

106 Green Spring Rd, Lake of the Woods VA Offered at $299,900!

Welcome to 106 Green Spring Rd, Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508

This home is immaculate! Bright and open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, skylights and abundant windows. Boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a huge bonus room over the garage, you will not want for space! Enjoy an afternoon reading a book in the sun room off the master or enjoy the outdoors on your aggregate patio. This home has it all, not to mention all the fabulous amenities in the community.

A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

116 INDIAN HILLS

CHARMING SINGLE FAMILY HOME IN LAKE OF THE WOODS, VIRGINIA FOR SALE OFFERED AT $299,900!

Welcome to 116 Indian Hills Rd, Locust Grove VA 22508

You will be wowed by the character & charm of this home: brick front porch leading to the bright, open foyer with arched doorways & hardwoods in main living areas. Enjoy the soaring ceiling & warm fireplace in the family room with access to the spacious screened porch & patio. Expansive master suite boasts a jetted tub & large walk in closet! Plus all the lake has offer: beaches, stables, golf & more!

 

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

 

3507 lakeview pkwy

Build Your Dream Home at: 3507 Lakeview Pkwy in Beautiful Lake of the Woods Virginia Offered at $28,000!

Start drawing up the plans to build your dream home! Lake of the Woods has so much to offer! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

 

712 lakeview

Charming Colonial Home in Lake of the Woods, VA Offered at $324,900!

Welcome to 712 Lakeview Pkwy in Lake of the Woods, Virginia 22508

You will be impressed as soon as you pull in the driveway! This colonial home is so full of extra detail. From the bright foyer with two story ceilings you will find a quaint den with french doors and a charming formal dining room. Enjoy the family room full of windows and high ceilings as well as a cozy fireplace. The kitchen boasts granite counters and stainless steel appliances with a breakfast nook and bar. You will find a spacious master on the first floor and master bath with a jetted tub for relaxation. Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms for family or guests as well as a bonus room that would work great as an office or additional living space.

This home and lake community have so much to offer! A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, water-skiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

 

 

lake anna nursery

Small Business Spotlight: Lake Anna Nursery & Landscaping

By: Central Virginia Small Business Development Center

Brandon Groome grew up in Mineral and had a career as a firefighter and paramedic. His wife Valerie is from Ferncliff and worked as a general manager at the Best Western, Zion Crossroads. In April 2017 the Louisa natives made the decision to leave their jobs behind and work together, purchasing Lake Anna Nursery from its original owners. Both feel that their past experiences in serving others will help them succeed as business owners – and they’re also happy to be more available for their three young children.

The Groomes have maintained the onsite retail nursery and garden center, but have also expanded into some exciting new areas – now providing residential and commercial property management services and landscape/hardscape design and installation. In October of 2017, the business added a full service florist on site and also plans to have an e-commerce business up and running soon!

Spring ViolaLake Anna Nursery grows all of its own annuals, hanging baskets and perennials. The Garden Center also carries a full line of trees and shrubs, the bulk of which come from Virginia and North Carolina sources.

Stop by Lake Anna Nursery, say hello to Valerie and Brandon and support this local small business. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Dan Seiler Introduction & Why You Should Use a Licata Group REALTOR!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

103 Cumberland - RENTAL

RENTAL: 1 LEVEL- 3BEDS, 2BATHS in Lake of the Woods Virginia

103 Cumberland Dr, Lake of the Woods Virginia

3 Bedrooms. 2 Full Bathrooms. 2 car garage.

$1700 security deposit. Rent: $1700 / month. 12 month lease.

$50 application fee. Available April 1, 2019.




Come see what this lake life is all about! Enjoy one level living with an open floor plan, beautiful custom cabinets around the fireplace, vaulted ceilings and skylights! Relax on your rear patio with a wooded backdrop. There is so much more to offer than just a house. A private, gated, secured community, Lake of the Woods offers anything and everything you could possibly want. Home to two lakes (the 550 acre main lake and a 35 acre “fishing lake”), a golf course, an equestrian center, a fire and rescue department, and a church all within the gates, Lake of the Woods simply has it all. Whether your passion is boating, waterskiing, kayaking, golfing, horseback riding, or simply taking in the breathtaking views from the clubhouse while enjoying a fabulous meal, from your own deck or yard, or from one of the beaches, you won’t be disappointed! Perhaps you’d like a game of bridge or volunteering your time and talents…Lake of the Woods offers more than 60 clubs and/or organizations from which you may choose to become involved. Located in Orange County, we are fortunate to enjoy low real estate taxes. Coupled with home prices ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000, Lake of the Woods is the perfect community for both full-time residents, as well as weekenders. But don’t take my word for it, please come see for yourself! I will gladly give you a tour of Lake of the Woods by boat and by car so that you may experience why I love Lake of the Woods!

 

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

Serving the DMV…A Licata Group Story by Dan Seiler

This part of The Licata group history started about a year ago when a client approached us about selling a home in Arlington. A natural inclination would have been for the Licata Group to refer the client to one of the thousand or so Keller Williams Capital Properties agents. Then manage the transaction to ensure procedural standards were met. That’s when we hit upon an idea. Why not handle ourselves!

The Licata Group has, within the team, an agent holding Licensure in District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). That gives us the right to practice real estate in all three jurisdictions. Moreover, The Licata Group is attached to a Stafford Market Center, one of eight market centers located in and around the Washington DC Metroplex. KWCP locations map

KWCP Offices : Fairfax, Springfield, Stafford, Capitol Hill, Tenleytown, Dupont Circle, Rockville, Bethesda/Chevy Chase

How can The Licata Group do it, you may ask?  Let’s look at this question from two different prospectives. First,from the brokerage prospective, The Licata Group can call on the associate brokers in every location to answer technical questions that may arise in any transaction. Ever mindful of the fact, that our representing agent must take the required continuing education to stay current and compliant. The brokerage centers also give us a physical location to meet up with clients.

A client might have a second point objection, of an agent not understanding the area or specific neighborhood. Certainly this is a valid point. But our experience has shown that artificial intelligence gives an agent the advantage of seeing and processing comprehensive neighborhood information. In addition, forty years of moving and relocation experience have taken us to just about every established neighborhood.

The value of all this lies in the ability to better synchronize the sale an old home and purchase of a new one. Each transaction handled by a different agent to maintain the integrity and compliance. Interested in learning more. We have references available for you. Just email dan@licatagroup.com.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.

 

6301 Stevenson

6301 Stevenson Ave CONDO in Alexandria Virginia UNDER CONTRACT!!

6301 Stevenson

What an opportunity! This pristine, corner unit in sought-after Olympus is ready for you to move in and start enjoying the convenience of the spectacular location! Property boasts three bedrooms, a modern kitchen and wonderful evening views from the abundant windows and your private balconies! Not to mention, two private parking spaces near the elevator! Condo fee includes the parking fee, electric, water and sewer! Hurry, this one will not last long!

 

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia, we are your proven Real Estate professionals. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by home owners. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. Pricing your home accurately, Pat will partner with you to make the selling process so much easier. Get started today by calling us at (540) 388-2541 or contact Pat Licata.

To see available Lake of the Woods properties, please visit our site.