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Virginia Governor’s Cup® 2022 Held in Richmond, Virginia!

This celebration of 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® is a one-of-a-kind, annual event that offers the unique opportunity to taste the best Virginia wines produced across the Commonwealth! There are 2 tiers of tickets available to purchase, general admission for $250/each or VIP for $600. The event is held in Richmond’s Main Street Station located at: 1500 E. Main St, Richmond VA 23219 on Thursday, March 24th from 4:30PM – 7:00PM. This is one of the most stringent competition in the US each year featuring world-class judges to sample hundreds of the best Virginia wines. The competition itself, is hosted by the Virginia Wineries Association and Best in Cider will be awarded for the second year. The highest 12-ranking red and white wines will become the Governor’s Cup® Case. There will be a silent auction held with proceeds going toward cancer research.

What does General Admission get you?
The opportunity to taste over 100 gold medal-winning wines from the 2022 Governor’s Cup® competition
Sample variety of small plates prepared by local chefs
Participate in an auction with proceeds going towards cancer research, hosted by the V Foundation
Witness the announcements of this year’s Governor’s Cup® Case, Cup & Best in Show Cider winners

What does VIP experience get you?

In additional to all the above with the general admission, VIP guests will receive entry to a fully catered VIP tasting lounge, including meet and greet with winning winemakers and special pours, intimate multi-course tasting menu for dinner paired with the 2022 winners wine, guided by the winemakers themselves!! Transportation will be provided! VIP experience will also include an exclusive winery passport with complimentary tastings for ticket holds and a guest at each of the Winning Wineries valid through 12/31/2022, and finally they will receive preferred seating during the awards reveal of the winners!!

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.

Free Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden From 1/13 – 1/17

Have you been wanting to check out the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA? From January 13th – 17th, you’ll be able to visit FOR FREE! This is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the garden at your leisure. Advanced tickets and masks are required, and the garden is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10AM – 5PM. During this time, the garden Cafe and Tea Room will be closed. For more information, Click Here!

 Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

Richmond Mac and Cheese Festival Happening on October 12th!

What’s better than Man and Cheese? A whole festival dedicated to it! Be at the Richmond Raceway on October 12th for the 2020 Richmond Mac and Cheese Festival! From 11:30AM – 9PM, you’ll enjoy what is sure to be the cheesiest festival that you’ll ever attend! The portions are larger, with more choices than ever to choose from. This festival is more than just cheese though, as beers, ciders and wines will be available to go along as the perfect pairing! Live entertainment and music will also be available, and you’ll get to place your vote for Richmond’s absolutely best Mac and Cheese! Tickets are expected to sell fast, so don’t miss your chance! Early bird prices range from $15 – $45 depending on what add-ons you want, with free admission for children 12 and under! More information on the festival and purchasing tickets can be found at the “Richmond Mac and Cheese Festival 2020” Facebook Event Page. Don’t miss your chance to be at the cheesiest event in Virginia!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Culpeper, Northern Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com

20th Annual Pet Expo in Richmond on January, 11th!

Get ready to spend the day with your favorite furry friends, because the 20th annual Pet Expo will be held on January 11th from 10AM-4PM at the Richmond Raceway Complex! This is a day to show your favorite pet just how much you love them, by taking them and the rest of the family to this unique indoor event! Spend time browsing the 50+ exhibitors that will be providing various good and services. There will be various activities planned throughout the day, many of which involve, and encourage pet participation! Tickets for the event are $10 for adults, or $8 if purchased in advance, and only $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Pets and Children under the age of 6 will receive free admission! This is a day full of fun and excitement for the whole family, with all proceeds going to benefit the Henrico Humane Society! For more information about this event, be sure to Click Here!

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Orange, Locust Grove, Norther Virginia or even Maryland or DC, we are your Real Estate team committed to finding the perfect home for you! 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, one of our area expert advisors 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 properties, please visit our website licatagroup.com