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Meticulously Maintained Home Looking for New Owner For Sale at $279,900 by the Licata Group EXP!

Meticulously Maintained Home Looking for New Owner For Sale at $279,900 by the Licata Group EXP!

If easy, one-story living and plenty of storage space are what you crave, you’ve found it! Welcome to 112 Queenwood Ct, where you’ll be delighted from the moment you arrive! This meticulously maintained home is located in a private cul-de-sac on an open, flat lot backing to trees close to the member-only back gate. Upon entering, you will love the split bedroom design offering a generous owner’s suite boasting two walk-in closets and a spacious en-suite bath. As you browse further, you see ample counter and cabinet space featured in the kitchen, along with a breakfast bar, pantry and open flow into the dining room. Relax on your deck or enjoy cooking out and entertaining family and friends.

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 $150,000+ 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!

spotsylvania virginia christmas

Concert in Lights, All Season Long at Spotsylvania Towne Center

Concert in Lights has begun at the Spotsylvania Town Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After you’re done holiday shopping at the mall, go to the Village to enjoy their special light and music show. Get into the holiday spirit, every night as shows are every night at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. For the most up-to-date, visit here.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

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Buying or Selling in 2022? Look for an Agent with These 10 Qualities

Key Takeaways:

  • In today’s hot market, it’s more important than ever to choose the right agent to help you buy or sell a home.
  • Real estate agents don’t just offer local expertise—their insider knowledge and marketing prowess come in handy, too.
  • Thinking about making a move in the new year? Contact us to start planning now!

Here Are the Top 10 Qualities Every Successful Real Estate Agent Should Have

Did you know that 75% of buyers and sellers work with the first agent they meet? It’s true—but that doesn’t mean it’s the best decision. If you want to come out on top in today’s competitive market, experts often recommend interviewing a few candidates before settling on the right real estate professional for the job. And if you’re not sure where to start, we’ve outlined 10 qualities of a highly successful agent.

They keep up with the latest sold data

Analyzing real estate sold data

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you’ll want to keep up with the latest sold data for your neighborhood of choice. Sold data reports consist of homes that recently sold in your area, as well as their final prices. Not only do these numbers help sellers determine an accurate list price, but they can also be used by buyers to gauge an area’s affordability. A top-notch agent should be willing to provide you with up-to-date data every step of the way.

They know what’s happening in the real estate market

It’s hard to know what the real estate market will look like next year. But with careful forecasting, a local agent should be able to provide some valuable insight. Agents can educate buyers and sellers on everything from price fluctuations to mortgage rates—just make sure they’re using accurate data to back up their predictions.

They’re social media savvy

Real estate agent using social media

Nowadays, home-buying and selling primarily happens on the internet. According to recent research, over 95% of buyers start searching for properties online, which makes it imperative that agents maintain an active presence on their social platforms. Be sure to ask your agent about the virtual tools they offer buyers and sellers, such as access to the MLS, social media promotion, and paid advertising. Bonus points if they have their own website, too!

They have a network of contacts

When it comes to buying or selling a home, it truly takes a village. A well-connected agent can refer you to their network of local contacts, such as plumbers, landscapers, lawyers, and so much more. You’ll rest easy knowing that you can trust their recommendations for local service providers!

Their referrals are positive

Buyer or seller leaving online feedback

If an agent provides legendary customer service, their past clients are more than willing to leave positive feedback—or even refer them to their loved ones! Ask your potential agent about their reviews, or take a look online to see what previous buyers and sellers have to say about working with them.

They’re punctual

This one should be a given! The current real estate market moves faster than ever before, which makes punctuality an even more important quality than usual. If your agent is on-time (or early!) to your appointments, you’ll know they’re treating you like a priority.

It’s easy to get in touch

Scheduling an appointment with a real estate agent

Keeping in touch is key when it comes to real estate, so you’ll want to share the same method of communication as your agent. Tell your agent from the beginning whether you prefer to text, email, or talk on the phone. Not responding in a timely manner is a big red flag.

They’re shrewd negotiators

Buyers and sellers alike should look for an agent with top-notch negotiation skills to get them the best possible price. And if you want to evaluate a real estate agent’s prowess, just ask yourself this question: how well did they negotiate with you to win your business?

They’ve built their own brand

Buyers getting the keys to their new home

Real estate agents don’t just help you buy or sell a home—they need to be expert marketers on both sides of the transaction. Solid branding can help agents rise to the top of the competition and build a reputation that people rely on, trust, and recognize. Exploring an agent’s social media and website can give you a good idea of their personal branding strategies.

You get along with them

When you’re trusting someone with one of your biggest investments, it’s crucial to get along on both a professional and personal level. If you can’t have difficult conversations with your agent—or if you don’t get along with them—consider going with another candidate. Personality can sometimes trump experience!

Find the Right Agent for Your Move

Ready to start planning your 2022 move? Now is the time to find the perfect agent for the job! Contact us today to learn more about what we bring to the table, or explore our other resources to get a head start on buying or selling. We’re always here to offer superior service throughout every step of the transaction!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

gingerbread walk in Orange Virginia

2021 Gingerbread Walk in Orange, Virginia!

Orange’s Annual Gingerbread Walk will be held this Saturday, December 4th from 10am – 4pm. There will be plenty of family fun to be had here with music, holiday crafts, food, great shopping, SANTA, and of course, gingerbread, too! A Gingerbread house-making contest will be coordinated by Orange County Parks and Recreations and the Arts Center in Orange. Expect special family photo backdrops to take your own personal photographs to make into a lifetime memory. Walkthrough Children’s Toyland, featuring an array of holidays crafts and displays presented by Paint it Orange in the Train Station. You and your family are invited to tour the historic Orange County Courthouse and Santa and his Orange Holiday Elves will be there too! The best part is this event is, completely, FREE! So come out and spend a Saturday in the beautiful, historic Town of Orange. For more info, visit here.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

new 24/7 gym in locust grove, virginia 22508

FitLikeSlick Locust Grove’s FIRST and ONLY 24-Hour Fitness Center!!

Grand opening was Saturday, November 20th with membership rates starting at $45/month. They will be offering personal training, nutrition and living coaching, consultations, and group classes. This gym is open 24/7 and offers strength, cardio, free weights, and boxing equipment. The address to the new gym is: 36080 Goodwin Dr, C, Locust Grove VA 22508. Visit: fitlikeslick247.com for more information!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

official white house 2021 Christmas ornament

The Official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament is at Lake of the Woods, Virginia!

If you’re interested in purchasing the Official 2021 White House Christmas Ornament, look no further than the Lioness Lions Club right here in Lake of the Woods, Virginia.

This beautiful ornament is only $22 each. To purchase, or for more information, please contact Darcy Jennings at 703-772-2080 or Kathy Merritt at 540-538-6605.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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 of the Woods golf club

Night Golf, Sing & Be ScArY!

This event is scheduled to take place Friday, October 29th at 7pm. Hosted by Kim & Friends, they encourage you to join the Lake of the Woods Golf Club as they offer a 6-hole night golf tourney with prizes and even Scaraoke!

Costumes are optional but encouraged! The cost will be $15 per person. Please call the Golf Shop at 540-972-2230 for additional information!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

Orange County Children's Toy Box Drive

Orange County’s Children’s Toy Box Drive

Beginning November 4th through Friday, December 3rd the LOW Lioness Lions Club and Ryan Richardson, Manager of the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse have coordinated collections for Orange County.

What does this mean? Between November 4th and December 3rd, you can drop off and donate NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS at any of the following locations:

-Our Licata Group Office (36111 Goodwin Dr, Locust Grove – located between AT&T and CVS in the Food Lion shopping center across from the LOW Front Gate) Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM

-LOW CLUBHOUSE & FAREWAYS CAFE

-LOW LIONS VELONA BUILDING (Saturdays, 9am to 11:30am)

-Coldwell Banker Elite (across from LOW Front Entrance)

Monetary donations will be accepted, please make checks payable to:
Orange County Children’s Toy Box
PO BOX 1117,
Orange VA 22960-0659

Or you may donate online at: occtoybox.org

All donated toys will remain in Orange County and will be given to children in OUR area!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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 of the Woods Association Committee Fair Coming Soon!

Save the date for November 20th from 1 pm – 4 pm at the LOW Clubhouse.

There will be 21 committee booths set up for community residents to visit and learn about the different opportunities available for them to volunteer to serve as a member, alternate, or advisor! Do you know all 21 of the different committees available for residents to join and how you can participate? It’s a perfect time to connect with other community residents and meet current and former committee members.

There will be door prizes given out, free punch and cookies for guests, and a cash bar held in the members’ lounge.

From the Board of Boating Examiners to Communications and External Affairs, there’s a little of everything for everyone. Including and certainly not limited to Pickleball/Tennis, Planning Committee, Safety, and Security, these are only a handful of the 21 different committees to join. Come out Saturday, November 20th to the LOWA Committee Fair to see what interests you!

Lake of the Woods committee fair opportunity
Lake of the Woods committee fair opportunity

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.

Christkindmrkt lake of the woods virginia 22508

Annual Christkindlmarkt Back at LOW!

Come out and see some of the Lake of the Woods community’s best bakers, crafters, and artisans displaying and selling their work for the upcoming holiday season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and a great opportunity to support locals while simultaneously buying gifts from the heart for the holiday season.

Registration opens October 20th, 2021 to participate as a vendor. For more information or questions, please call the Community Center, 540-972-9680 or email thayes@lowa.org or ahubbell@lowa.org.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods VA or Waterfront property in Virginia we are your Real Estate Advisors for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove, Central Virginia, and Greater Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, “what is my home worth?” is the #1 question asked by homeowners. 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.