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Meet The Newest Member of The Licata Group!

Caring and Helping, Bespoke Solutions, equals Happy Satisfied Clients in Real Estate.

David’s life journey started in Scotland and has taken him and his family to Canada and four states in the USA. During his extensive career in global relocation, he built businesses with service teams and worked with fortune 50 clients as well as government entities. The World Bank, US Dept. of State and the DOD all entrusted re-locations to David and his team’s care. As a “penny pinching” Scotsman, he values the importance of delivering great results within reasonable budgets. Currently living in Leesburg, VA David is helping to expand the Licata Group’s success in Loudoun county and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia.

David and his wife Alison are proud grandparents, and are blessed to have their son, daughter in law and two grand-babies nearby in Ashburn, VA. Rescue dogs Teddy and Chloe are also part of the family as well as real football (soccer!), formula one, wineries, and cooking are all loves in David’s life. Oh and fair WARNING “Don’t let him near a karaoke microphone”!!

David’s Certifications: Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) in membership with the WERC (Worldwide Employee Relocation Council) and SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management).

Licata Group/KWCP Coronavirus Update

With the recent orders from Governor Northem in regards to the Coronavirus, we at The Licata Group/KWCP have decided to temporarily close our physical office at 36111 Goodwin Drive in Locust Grove, VA. That being said, our efforts to serve our community and continuing our efforts to get the job done for our clients who are buying and selling will not stop. Effective today, 4/1/2020, we will be working remotely. Our phones will remain active and we will not slow down at all. We will continue to work with clients, and provide the best possible service during this time.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (540) 388-2541.

We thank you for your understanding, and look forward to continuing to working with the best clients that the great Commonwealth of Virginia has to offer.

Meet the Newest Member of the Licata Group, Barbra Crane!

We are happy to introduce you to the newest member of the Licata Group family, our new Listing Manager, Barbra Crane!

Barbra began her real estate career in 1998 as a licensed assistant. She then went on to sell real estate and has won several awards for her production over the years.  In 2004 she obtained her Broker’s license, and in 2008 she became the team leader for the Stafford KW office.  It was there that she found her a passion in helping agents succeed. Being a team leader is what made her realize that her calling is in helping realtors build their business and teams. Her favorite part of the work she does is the involvement in listings.  

She joined the Licata Group as the Listing Manager because she felt that she could have the best of both worlds.  She could work with listings, which are her favorite, as well as helping the agents within the Licata Group and our wonderful clientele. She thoroughly enjoys the work she does, and it has become her true passion in life. When out of the office, she likes to spend her free time by camping, traveling to various places both old and new, and racing! 

We are happy to have such an amazing person become a member of our family, and we look forward to seeing how she will enhance the experience for our real estate advisors and for our clients!

Licata Group/KWCP Addressing The Coronavirus

Dear VALUED members of The Licata Group/Keller Williams Capital Properties Family,

We are all aware of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, and we wanted to reach out and assure you that we are taking every necessary effort and precaution to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients and community. While the virus does affect the methods in which traditional business operations are conducted, rest assured that we will continue to operate to the best of our abilities. Our Licata Group team of Full Time Real Estate Advisors are adapting to best meet the needs of clients, and our employees to continue operations. As times change, we must change with them. It is for that reason that we are here to inform you how we will be operating until further notice.

  • Our Licata Group office will continue to operate within normal business hours with limited personnel occupying the facility in order to ensure a healthy working environment. This may change within the coming weeks should the Governor issue a quarantine. Should that occur, our Administrative and Client Support staff are prepared to begin working from home, while still performing their necessary duties.
  • Our Real Estate Advisors will continue their efforts in both the buying and selling process, while taking the necessary precautions to ensure that the health and safety of everyone is protected. This includes sanitizing all doorknobs and any other frequently touched surface with Alcohol wipes, and antibacterial products.

As you are aware, one of the most crucial parts of the home buying and selling process are showings and open houses.

  • Showings will continue to occur; however, we urge both clients and staff to take the necessary precautions when entering a home. This includes frequent sanitization, and proper self-distancing.
  • At this time, all traditional Open Houses have been postponed until it is deemed safe for the public. That being said, we will begin conducting Virtual Open Houses that will walk clients through each home, while explaining everything about the property. These virtual open houses will be displayed on the homepage of our websites, as well as our various social media platforms. Viewers are encouraged to ask any and all questions they may have, to which our advisors will promptly respond to.

We will continue to update you on any further changes that may occur. With the way our world is changing, it’s important to remain optimistic. We sincerely thank you for your understanding and support, as we continue our efforts during this time. Things may change in this world, but we will do our best to adapt and meet the needs of our employees, our clients and our community.

Stay Safe!!

Sincerely,

Your Licata Group Family

A How-To Guide for Buying a house Out of State

Buying a house out of state can be a big bite for many of us. Some are even scared to try, and rightfully so. There are many things that can go wrong even when you are buying a house in your neighborhood, let alone somewhere far away. But, don’t be discouraged. If your mind is set on buying a property out of state, this guide will help you ensure the deal goes smoothly. 

Do a thorough research

It goes without saying that you should do thorough research before buying a home wherever you decide it should be. Don’t rely entirely on your real estate agent. Of course, he or she is there to help you find the best place for your relocation, but there are some things that should be doublechecked. Furthermore, there are some details about the neighborhood that not even your agent is familiar with. Google can lend a helping hand, you just have to know where to search. Arm yourself with patience and start browsing. There are many neighborhood guides that can be very helpful for getting to know a community of your interest. These guides are great because they tell you a lot about local crime rates, employment potential, weather, and economic stability

Always do thorough research before making any big decisions

Start early to avoid stress

Searching for a home to buy is stressful under the best of circumstances, but buying out of state can be incredibly stressful. A house is usually the most expensive thing that people buy, so the process should be performed with the utmost care. You can help yourself a lot by starting the search as early as possible. If you have decided to move, the ideal time to start searching for your new home is six months before the due date of your relocation. Three months is also a doable period, but don’t let yourself start a search later than that. 

Be careful when choosing an agent for buying a house out of state

When you decide to relocate out of state, you need to find a real estate agent who will do most of the work for you. And, there is a lot of work to be done. An international move often means a lot of paperwork, so some people are not sure whether they should hire a real estate agent or a lawyer when buying a property.

The best decision you can make is to hire a buyer’s agent in the state you are relocating to. Do not ask a listing agent to represent you since he or she will probably represent the seller. In that case, their job is to sell a certain property for the biggest amount of money and they only have the seller’s best interest in mind, not yours. So, you should choose a buyer’s agent

A good buyer’s agent is your biggest help

How do I choose a buyer’s agent for buying a house out of state?

The buyer’s agent is definitely a better option than a listing agent, but still, you shouldn’t pick one randomly. Instead, you can discuss it with a real estate agent in your present community. Find one that you trust and ask him/her to refer a colleague from the area you’ll be moving to. If the real estate agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors, he/she will have access to various databases. They can even see their colleagues’ success rates. By getting a referral, you can ensure that you do not become a victim of various realty scams. 

Hire a relocation specialist

Have you heard of relocation specialists? No, that is not the term used for professional movers such as Gibraltar Van Lines who can help you relocate wherever and whenever you feel like. A relocation specialist is a person who can help you with many aspects of your move. The only thing that they do not do is negotiate your home purchase. However, they can:

  • help you find a real estate agent to start home-hunting;
  • connect you to moving companies;
  • give you the necessary details about the education and employment system in your future home town;
  • help you sell and close on your current home which is an important part of the procedure you have to go through when buying a house out of state.

It is a common practice for companies that are relocating to hire relocation specialists. That is why many people do not know they are available to individuals as well.

Take a trip and get an inspection of your potential home if you can

If you are buying a house out of state you will probably not be able to go to every showing in person. What you can do is ask your agent to give you a virtual tour of the houses that you have shortlisted. Speaking of such tours, don’t fall for online virtual tours because they are usually a part of a moving scam. 

When the time comes for you to make an offer on the house, you should really make an effort and see everything in person. There are many things that even the best real estate agents will not notice. You will be able to feel the space, and that is something no virtual tour or agent’s descriptions can replace. And you wouldn’t want to make a mistake when making such a crucial decision as buying a house out of state, would you? 

Try to go and see the property you are interested in buying in person

Many sellers would work on some features that make their home sell faster while neglecting some major issues about their property. That is where a home inspection comes in handy. It might be a burden to your budget, but at least you will know what you are dealing with. 

Close on your current home first

If the out-of-state closing is scheduled on the same day as the closing on your current home, you might have a problem. The lender for your new house must receive a closing statement from the old one. The best thing you can do is schedule the closing on the new house a few days after the closing on your current one.

 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 lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

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Seller Success Stories for Licata Group

“We had a wonderful Realtor Mary! She made everything as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend her and her team.”-E. Webb

“Contrary to popular belief, Winter is a good time to sell a home. In winter there are fewer snoopers and more serious buyers wanting to see the house. We contracted to sell a house in Lake of The Woods with Pat Licata in late December, had showings in January and February, signed a contract at the middle of February and closed by mid March for 98.5% of the listing price. The myriad of annoying details were handled by the Licata group and the closing went off without a hitch. Well done team Licata!!!”-P. Aitken-Cade

“Pat and The Licata team did a great job selling our existing home and helping my husband and I purchase a new home. Any problems that arose they quickly extinguished them. We would highly recommend Pat and The Licata team to anyone. Thank You Pat and The Licata Team”-R. McMillan

“Licata Group recently assisted us in selling a lot at Lake of the Woods. In a word, their support was outstanding. They expertly evaluated the property, advised on pricing and got the property on listing quickly. It sold in one day. When a family emergency called one of us away over a holiday weekend, the professionals at Licata Group helped get the necessary power of attorney and other documents developed so they could be signed and notarized before travel. Their expertise in remote closing was also especially useful as we live some distance from the property. Overall, we are very happy with the support we received; we will use their firm again if we decide to buy in the area; and recommended them to buyers (or sellers) seeking a smooth and professional real estate experience.” – R. Demeyere

“Great experience with the Licata group! My agent Lauren Cotton, was perfect through every step of the process and sold my house in less than a week. Top notch team and would use and recommend them to anyone.” -R. Cole

“Today marks the 3rd house sale Pat has helped me with. Shortly I will have another house on the market and it will be with Pat. Pat is able to help you locate contractors to repair or replace anything. When she tells you something you can take it to the bank. For me that means almost everything. I recommend her and her team to anyone.”-T. Dean

“The Licata Group sold my son a home in June and sold me a home just today. The entire staff is professional and great people to work with. Mary Maurer was the agent for both homes. She was wonderful each time. I would certainly reccomend The Licata Group to any buyer or seller in the LOW area and most definitely recommend Mary. Thanks to all of you.” -B. Guill

“Pat and her team are wonderful to work with. Every question I had was answered quickly and I always felt like they were hard at work getting my home sold. It felt easy and seamless. I would highly recommend the Licata Group for anyone looking to sell or buy a home!” – K. Truong

“Great group of people. LOVED the personal touch with everything. Lauren is amazing.”-Mike A.

“I was very pleased with the professionalism of Mrs Pat Licata. It was very nice to get text by The Licata Group from potential buyers and time they wanted to look at your home and you decide. The house sold in less than a week. Thanks Pat for all your hard work!!!”- R. McMillan

“Very, very professional. Absolutely love Pat!!! She’s a amazing women very sweet. Overall her whole team is the BEST!!!!”-Shannon B

“Pat and team did a great job selling our house. She gave practical, reasonable and smart suggestions to help prepare our house for market. She takes a very personal and genuine approach to her work and it shows. She is responsive, honest and delivers on her commitments. She is top notch!”-N. Balle

“The Licata Group was extremely professional with assisting me with a purchase and a sale. Everyone made sure that all documents and procedures were done in a timely manner, with someone always available to answer questions. I highly recommend the Licata Group to anyone interested in working with a friendly, knowledgeable, and focused team. I have no reservations about referring them to future clients. Job well done!”-D. Berg

“Good team, very resourceful to get the job done. Thank you!”-K. Olson

“Thank you Pat, Lauren and Jazmine for all you did to help me buy my new house and rent the old house. You all are very professional, coordinate and communicate well; even while you were supposed to be on vacation! Great ethics and kindness to boot! Can’t thank you all enough.” – L. Novak“We had an extremely positive experience working with the Licata Group during the sale of our home. Pat Licata and her staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the process of selling our home. Pat went “the extra mile” in doing things to facilitate the sale of our home. Pat was always immediately responsive to any of our inquiries during this process and we had total trust in her judgment and ability to get the job done! We would highly recommend Pat without hesitation to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!” -K. Rothenberg

“Pat recently sold our house and we were thrilled to get the price we hoped for. She knows LOW inside & out. She has a wonderful personality and is an absolute joy to work with. She is professional and efficient with a caring touch. I HIGHLY recommend her.” -M. Liebold

“Pat Licata and her staff provided the epitome of professional service and constant attention directed at selling our property. We have made over 15 moves in the past, and this office ranks at the top of our list of recommended realtors. Anyone contemplating selling or buying a home in the Fredericksburg/Locust Grove area should first consider Pat’s office. You won’t regret your decision.” – B. Fredericks

“Best real estate experience I have had. My house sold quickly and at a fair price. Easy to work with and excellent communicators.” -S. Rycerz

“The Licata Group was very helpful in preparing our listing and checking with the LOWA to make sure there were no problems with the sale. We live in the Washington DC area and it was very helpful that we were able to do almost the entire process remotely.  Our thanks to Pat Licata and her staff for a successful sale.” -F. Killeen

“If you want to “sell” your house, list it with the Licata Group. They get it done! They exceeded our expectations. They really made it rather easy. They kept us informed and updated throughout the process. To Pat, John, and the entire team, thank you so much!!! The amazing Licata Group, they really feel like family.” – T. Schwartz

“Pat’s experience and energy really makes her stand out from the other Realtors.” – R. Linker

“Pat and the Licata Group recently sold my condo and their performance was fantastic.  They listed the price at forty thousand dollars higher than the local taxing authority’s assessed value.  We had a signed contract at full price in ten days and it closed twenty days later.  Their achievement exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend Pat and the Licata Group.” – J. Hopkins

“Dan and Mrs. Seiler were outstanding realtors from the time we first met them to closing.  Even after closing, they kept in contact with us to make sure everything went well and if they could assist us with anything else.  I rate they a 10+++++.  If we hear of anyone moving to Virginia or looking to sell a home I would highly recommend them.” -D. Wells

“What an incredible experience!! The Licata Group went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and informed in all details of both selling and buying a home! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through this process. Everyone was very prompt in response to any questions we had!” -S. Basham

“Pat and her team were wonderful. They were very patient and took the time to explain what was going to happen so there were no surprises. We truly appreciate everything Pat and her team did for us they definitely go the extra mile for their clients. I highly recommend Licata Group to anyone looking to buy or sell.”-W.Baer

“We appreciated the honesty that Pat provided. We also appreciate the patience and thoroughness the entire team throughout the selling process. We highly recommend the Licata Group if you are selling or purchasing.” -J Baer

“Dan Seiler and the entire Licata Team were outstanding. Special shout out to Jazmine also! Professional, extremely responsive to every email or phone call, and they went above and beyond in all aspects. Loaned us the van for moving furniture, coordinated all contractors and access to home, even helped fill a moving van when they stopped by at the right (wrong?!) time. Since we did not live in the area of the house we were listing for sale, Dan and his team were our “boots on the ground” for the entire process and made it amazingly easy on us. Highly recommend!!!” – M. Hornaday

“Pat Licata’s team at Lake of the Wood Realty has been a pleasure to work with. They provided help with many aspects of refurbishing then prepping my property before sale. They had good local contractor recommendations, and local Locust Grove / Lake of the Woods VA market insights to properly set the proper sales price and enable a quick and efficient sale. I would definitely work with them again, as they enabled the complete sales process without problems or last minute surprises.” M.Faletti

“Excellent customer service. Pat’s team sold our house in less than 2 weeks! We were kept informed and were provided excellent feedback. Can’t say enough good things about this group. Thank you for your service.” L. Gunther

“Above par service! Our home was beautifully marketed and sold within the 1st week. We received multiple offers, had many showings, and closed in two weeks. Pat is a real estate genius and her team is very helpful. Smooth and stress free describe our experience best!” L. Joback

“We had a difficult house to sell, but Pat and her team were with us every step of the way with suggestions, recommendations, and advice. Pat knows the community inside out and her insights were invaluable. Once we had an offer, Jazmine stepped up and guided us through the process, always keeping us informed. Despite some setbacks with our sale along the way, Pat and her team brought us to a successful close. We highly recommend the Licata Group!” M. Strauss

“This is the 2nd house sale I have utilized Pat and her team. I am very happy with my experience. Pat goes the extra mile for her clients” T Dean

“We found them to be professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and they kept us informed as the  complicated project progresses.” S Foster

“I HIGHLY recommend the Licata Group! From the beginning to the end, my experience was a positive one with them! They were great at communicating & always made sure my needs were met! I have nothing but great things to say about the entire company. Thank you all SO much for all the hard work!” B. Castagnola

“Dan was amazing and totally dealt with us in a way that we could have only dreamed of.” R.Johnson

“Pat and the support team provided practical advice as we prepared for the sale. We got our money back on the additional investments and got an offer within 10 days of listing.  The support team also did a great job arranging final repairs and checkups based on the inspection which save a lot of time for us. Finally, the online tools for tracking marketing activity and electronic signing of documents worked without a hitch.  Times have really changed since last time I sold a house!” James French

“Pat and her team in particular are incredibly responsive and efficient. I believe they are far and away the most knowledgeable and process oriented real estate company in eastern Orange County. Pat’s knowledge in pricing and presenting the property was invaluable. The brochure that was put together was invaluable in getting the best side of the property to the public. I was completely satisfied with Pat and the Licata Group.” B. Lookabill

“The entire Licata Group made buying a different home and selling our current one a very positive experience. A shout out to Jazmine for going above and beyond more than once to make things go smoothly, even after both sales were complete. John patiently helped us find just the right house to purchase and then Pat was able to get our ‘old’ house sold even before the listing was finalized! Licata Group KNOWS the Lake!” – P. Archer

“The Licata Group helped locate the perfect home for us and then turned around and were able to deliver a contract on our original house the same day as we listed it with them. Jazmine went above and beyond in assisting with all the paperwork and continually kept us on track and informed every step of the way. Pat and John really know Lake of the Woods and made what always has the potential to be a trying experience into an enjoyable one.” The Archers

“With the Licata group you get more than 1 person working to sell your home you literally get a whole office. We appreciated all the quick responses and feedback after showings. Even when we called for info on contractors for minor repairs or progress reports when our house sold the response was same day. Everyone in Pat’s office is involved in the process. Call her!” The Letoile’s

“We couldn’t be happier with how helpful Pat Licata and her team were in selling our home. We highly recommend the Licata Group!!” Rich D.

“Pat Licata was outstanding in selling our home. We had an original contract on the home before it even listed. The contract fell through 5 days before scheduled closing! Pat listed our home on May 26th and aggressively marketed it which paid off! We had a contract within 14 days and closed within 6 weeks!! We highly recommend Pat and her team!” The  Dennehy’s

“Couldn’t ask for a better seller’s agent. She went above and beyond anything I expected. The process went smoothly because of her and she was there every step of the way for any issues that arose. Can’t recommend her highly enough.” S Majumdar

“Our experience with The Licata Group was such a pleasure. They were so efficient. They were with us every step of the process.” The Sahley’s

“My experience with the Licata Group was outstanding. You made a long distant sale so uncomplicated.Pat and her team are so knowledgeable in Lake of the Woods and the surrounding area. They know how to market your property to its best advantage. From listing to closing, they make the process seamless. A special shoutout to Jasmine for making the inspection and closing go smoothly. ”  D Becker

“From start to finish Pat Licata was the perfect agent! Our house was on the market only a few days and we had a buyer. Pat has surrounded herself with a strong team and our experience was absolutely perfect. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts–you are awesome.” Doug Welsh

“Pat Licata and her team are second to none! I felt supported through the entire process, from pictures to closing! We had a full price offer within days. I highly and enthusiastically recommend Pat and the entire Licata Group.” S Berube

“Pat and her colleague, Dan Sieler, did a super job in selling a property I owned in Arlington, VA. The property sold within 8 days of listing. I received multiple offers; and it sold at more than the offering price.” – Carl V

“Excellent customer service. Pat’s team sold our house in less than 2 weeks! We were kept informed and were provided excellent feedback. Can’t say enough good things about this group. Thank you for your service”- A. Joseph

“We had an almost full-price offer within a week after Pat Licata listed this lot, even though another agent said that lots were hard to sell. Her assistant did a good job of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, too.” L.Epstein

“The overall experience was so professional and “smooth”. Like a well—oiled machine. Can’t think of anything they could have done better! The team approach made us feel very special, especially Michelle and Jazmine. Go with the team that excels and meets all expectations!” The Gunther’s

“I could not ask for a better real estate agent. She was an excellent guide for me from the very first. I did not know what selling price would ensure that the house would sell quickly with the best return for me. She was extremely knowledgeable about the prices in the area and suggested the ideal price. She and her associates staged the house to reveal “the bones of the house,” ensured that the house was open for inspection by potential buyers, and ensured that all paperwork was accurately and efficiently completed. I considered myself lucky to have selected her as two excellent offers were received within 24 hours resulting in a fast sale.”- A.Turvey

“Pat is absolutely awesome. She helped us make our home presentable before putting our home on the market. Pat made sure she made each process from showing the home to being under contract to selling our home very smooth. She always kept in contact either it was her personally or her awesome team in the office. If I had another house to sell I would use Pat Licata again!”- J Moore

“There is no other Real Estate team that comes close to The Licata Group. Pat & John Licata have put together a group of professionals covering all areas of any real estate process. Besides knowing their “job”, they have a true interest in their clients getting only the best possible results. This is why they continue to be the leader in the area. I had the utmost confidence that any problem coming up would quickly and efficiently be taken care of by Pat, Jane or Jasmine, and they certainly went out of their way to make sure that was the case. I highly recommend the Licata Group. You will be putting yourself in the best hands possible.”-  Bonnie Stern

“We highly recommended Pat to sell your home. She will come completely prepared to listen and understand what you want. Very impressed by her team as well. Thanks for all you have done. Very positive experience selling our home.”- The Johnson’s

“We have worked with many realtors in the past 50 years and the Licata Group is by far the best. They were very responsive to all our needs. Pat and her staff were always professional and eager to help.
I feel she went above and beyond our expectations. They were always eager to give us advice in a friendly, professional manner. From the listing of our home to the final settlement Pat was always available to listen to our and address our concerns.”- The Drigger’s

“We couldn’t have made it through this process without you! Your knowledge, expertise and patience were invaluable…” -Rex and Lynn
“Mary Maurer was exceptional to work with and along with Jazmine Rubi they made our house hunting a pleasure!” -M. Walser

“As first time sellers, everyone was very patient and walked us through everything that needed to be done with kindness and respect. Thank you so much Pat and group! ” The Cronin’s

“We can’t say enough about how pleased we are with our experience. Pat provided expert guidance on preparing our home for the market, priced it perfectly, and we had a contract within a week and a half. The top notch Licata Group staff provided excellent communication, professional marketing and continuous support during the entire process – we would advise anyone looking to buy or sell in Locust Grove to visit the Licata Group.” The Crowell’s

“The Licata Group were the ultimate professionals. They listened, worked hard, and gave me good counsel. They “sold” my house when two other agencies could not.” C Boechler

“We have only positive things to say about Pat Licata and everyone who guided us through the sale of our house. They began showing it right away, kept us informed and let us know immediately what we needed to do. Going to closing was smooth and orderly. What a great experience! We highly recommend Pat Licata.”   -Jack and Janet Ervin

“We were very pleased with Pat’s expertise and service when we were selling our home. Starting with the initial meetings on staging and pricing our home, through to the negotiations and settlement, Pat supported us every step of the way. Within 2 weeks of the listing, we had a ratified sales contract. Thank you Pat and the Licata team!” -DReddy

“Our experience with Pat Licata was excellent. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about our community in Lake of the Woods. She was very thorough in telling us about the sales process and responded very quickly to our questions. Pat utilized several sales techniques which ultimately resulted in the sale of our home to a wonderful couple. We couldn’t be any happier with Pat and highly recommend her and the Licata Group.”- M. Hayes

“Pat and the Licata Group were wonderful to work with and made the whole experience of selling our home easy! Pat and her team were always readily available for any and all questions we had and responded quickly. The professionalism of this group is exceptional and we highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking of selling their home!” – T.Corvetti

“Clearly a cut above in terms of knowledge, support and client service. Made selling the home remotely seamless and stress free. I would highly recommend Pat and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in this area.”- WTJackson

“The Licata Group are top notch experienced real estate professionals! They sold two homes for us and assisted in a purchase. The market was hot and homes were getting multiple offers. They guided us through that and helped us find a great house. The Lake of the Woods community is fortunate to have them!”- SL Shope

“Pat knows the LOW area very well and has a good feel for the market. We were able to sell our house very quickly and for a fair price. The property was a long term rental and had been neglected for a while and needed some work. So it was great to get the place sold so quickly after deciding to finally sell.” – Mr. Klabo

“We are so grateful that we found Pat Licata. She is wonderful! Detailed. Patient. Knowledgeable. Helpful. Accessible! She personally walked us from step A to Z and continues to be of assistance even after the buying and selling of the homes.” – Mrs. Reddick

“We had a great experience. From day one, she was available by phone or text for anything. She was honest, fair and upfront and helpful through the process. We were not local and selling a parent’s home from afar. Thanks so much for the service!” – Stephanie M.

“I had an excellent experience with Pat Licata. I found her expertise and knowledge of the local area to be superb. She was very responsive and catered to the needs of my wife and I. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!” – Darnell R.

“Great group of people. LOVED the personal touch with everything. Lauren is amazing.”-M. Akers

“The short time we listed our house with Licata Group was beyond our expectations. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. I sold a lot of houses, and this by far was the easiest and fastest.” – Leonard and Joyce W.

“I am so happy that we found Pat and the Licata Group. Their service exceeded expectations. With detail and patience, they carefully guided us through each step of the buying and selling process. And they were still available for help and referrals afterwards! Great people. Great company.” – Jen B.

“Very effective marketing; friendly and personal approach towards clients; willingness to go the extra mile.” – Bernard P.

“The Licata Team was wonderful! I didn’t have to worry about anything; anytime I needed something it was done right after I asked. I couldn’t recommend a better team to sell or help you buy a home! Simply put they are one AWESOME GROUP!! I’d recommend to anyone!” – Ronda K.

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Buyer Success Stories for Licata Group

“John and his team were absolutely wonderful and made this process as seamless as possible. We highly recommend them ❤️” – R. Doane

“Just closed on our house in Lake of the woods, John was our agent. He helped us make sense of the confusion. He was accessible and quick to respond at all points of the sale. I would highly recommend John and his team.”-A. Doane

“I worked with Dan and he was amazing. The entire staff at Licata was awesome and helped me through the stressful process. I got a great home at a great price and I know it’s due to Dan’s hard work and knowledge. I would recommend Dan and the entire Licata group anyday”-J. Webb

“Keith did a great job with us from the outset. Understood what we wanted and found us a house we love. Once we made the offer he kept in touch and talked through strategy. It was clear he knew the neighborhood, the comps and what the sellers would accept. Happy to be at LOW!”-R. West

“I really appreciated Keith Neeley’s patience with our Son as per he is in a wheel chair and it does take him time to get in and out of homes which he is not familiar with. Karen and I also appreciate a Real Estate Professional who we can call upon when we need to and ask questions accordingly. Sometimes it seems like we were bothering Keith a lot and we do appreciate his patience with us and his quick response time. Thank you Keith and too all the other members who helped! Karen and I would love to thank all who made this happen for our youngest Son, Michael Jr.😃”-M. Cook

“The Licata group has been a great support in purchasing our first home in Virginia. John was wonderful and his team made this process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Highly recommend!”-R. Newton

“We were referred to Licata Group when we decided to consider relocating to Lake of the Woods, VA…we had the good fortune to have Lauren Cotton from Licata Group return the message we left regarding our possible interest in a few properties we saw listed in the area…our initial meeting was in the first part of Oct, and we closed today on a new home in LOW…Lauren(representing Licata Group) was knowledgeable, professional, always available, and friendly…from the tour of the community, to include a boat ride around the lake, to closing today, she has been the best!…really went above & beyond to enhance our experience, and advise us ahead of time what to expect…cannot say enough good things about Licata Group, based on our experience with Lauren.” -V. Davis

“Outstanding home purchase experience with The Licata Group. Pat, John and their team have helped us purchase twice and actively selling once in the past year. They are experienced, patient, knowledgeable and well connected to the market and the many local assets who are required for both sell and buy side transactions. They’re just plain good people who do terrific work for their clients. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering selling or buying a home in the LOW area. Many thanks!!” -J. Griffith

“Thank you so much to the Licata Group (especially John Licata and Jazmine) for their professional help in finding us a new home and walking us through the purchasing process. They were available to answer questions, help in any way, friendly and patient throughout the entire process. With thanks!” -C. Small

“John Licata and Jazmine Rubi were very helpful and professional in guiding us through the buying process for a house in the Lake of the Woods development in Locust Grove, VA. We look forward now to spending time in our newly purchased home. Thank you Licata Group!” -M. Small

“Fantastic team. Wow I was so impress with daily communications. I loved docusign” -A. Contee

“The Licata group was extremely helpful in our search for a new home as our family moved to Virginia. They were very professional during the full purchase process. As a buyer, I appreciated that John Licate did not show home he liked, but listened to to us and our needs. Also he stuck to the budget we presented him with. The Licata Group showed and explained the community ammenities and were upfront about HOA fees and other ammenity fees. What sold me most about John is that his word was good. I met John 3 years prior to buying from him and asked him about home value increases and decreases in lake of the woods. I checked what he said for 3 years and he was spot on. As a former home builder, I have had many experiences with realtor and most tend to oversell. My experience with the Licata group was my best.” – N. Schroeder

“Great people and easy to work with. Dan was exceptional and the entire office was always willing and excited to help. I would recommend the Licata Group any day.” -J. Webb

“The Licata Group sold my son a home in June and sold me a home just today. The entire staff is professional and great people to work with. Mary Maurer was the agent for both homes. She was wonderful each time. I would certainly recommend The Licata Group to any buyer or seller in the LOW area and most definitely recommend Mary. Thanks to all of you.” -B. Guill

“The Licata Group was extremely professional with assisting me with a purchase and a sale. Everyone made sure that all documents and procedures were done in a timely manner, with someone always available to answer questions. I highly recommend the Licata Group to anyone interested in working with a friendly, knowledgeable, and focused team. I have no reservations about referring them to future clients. Job well done!” -D. Berg

“The Licata Group did a great job helping me complete the purchase of my home. They were always available to answer questions and concerns and they were always willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to see to it that everything was completed to my satisfaction and ON SCHEDULE. (I think everyone must enjoy working there, because they always had a positive attitude and a smile for me.) Thank you, Licata Group!” -J. Witte

“I would highly recommend for anyone to use Licata Group Keller Williams as a realtor as from start to finish our house went from bidding on to closing and ready to move in all within 36 days. The process with our realtor Dan Seiler was outstanding. I say let the Licata Group help you get in your dream home today. Sincerely, Two very happy home owners.” -T. Yarborough

“We cannot thank Lauren Cotton enough for all her work to make our purchase move smoothly. Her recommended affiliates such as Universal Title were also helpful in making the long distance transaction flawless. Lauren was always quick to respond to our emails. She is a wealth of knowledge. We have already suggested to our friends to check out LOW and Lauren!” -L. Shaw

“We recently bought our forever home! We worked with Dan Seiler! He went above and beyond for us and still is! We purchased our home on August 29th and Dan continues to check up on us and still helps us with all of our questions and concerns! He even brought us a house warming present! He’s definitely the best! Works with your budget and your needs! I highly recommended him!” -V. Tignor

“Keith and Jazmine worked extremely hard and fast to make my closing happen in a very tight schedule . They were excellent in answering all my emails and processing all the documentation to make sure the deal happens. Keith’s strategic advice were on point. Thank you Keith for coming to my rescue and helping me move the last few items from my old home into my new home. I am happier today because of their hard and diligent work. I have no doubt that I’m going to love being part of family here in LOW. Words may not capture my immense sense of gratitude to each, but I just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU.” -G. Messier

“Lauren did a fantastic job of helping us to find our new home within a very short timeline. We only had 20 days left to find a new home because our house was already under contract. Lauren actually was able to get us the house we wanted the very first day after she started working for us. It was on a Friday and she worked diligently throughout the entire weekend until we had a ratified contract by Monday. She responded very quickly to all of our emails, phone calls and text messages. Lauren also made herself available personally to address each and every one of our needs. She goes the extra mile without wavering. I would strongly recommend Lauren without any reservations to anyone interested in having a top rated real estate professional represent them when it comes to buying a home.” -J. Woofter

“Thank you Pat, Lauren and Jazmine for all you did to help me buy my new house and rent the old house. You all are very professional, coordinate and communicate well; even while you were supposed to be on vacation! Great ethics and kindness to boot! Can’t thank you all enough.” -L. Novak

“We worked with Pat to find our retirement home in Lake of the Woods. She worked tirelessly and in the end we bought our home at the lake. Pat is like working with a very close friend.” -B. Kleindienst

“John was so wonderful and helped us find out dream waterfront home. He handled everything, great team at the Licata Group.” -C. Still

“Keith Neeley is phenomenal! Super knowledgeable and helped us get into our dream home! Amazing team at The Licata Group!!!” – A. Link

“We appreciated the advice on lake properties as well as the extra time given with the boat tour.” -J. Taylor

“Your staff was well-informed, accessible, pleasant, and helpful. All of you made the home buying process less stressful and easy. You helped us to find an excellent lender and made great recommendations for contractors along the way.” -D. Davies 

“They go the extra mile; not just with the house but all the information you need to settle in.” – M. Walser

“Mary Maurer was very professional, calm and reassuring during negotiations with the Sellers and when complications arose in the proposed financing. When our lender totally flaked out on us, Mary suggested an alternative who got us to closing in 10 days. I highly recommend her!” – W. Frost

“Keith exceeded expectations in communication, courtesy and professionalism and his overall experience was great!” B.Arnold

“What an incredible experience!! The Licata Group went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied and informed in all details of both selling and buying a home! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to guide us through this process. Everyone was very prompt in response to any questions we had!” -S. Basham

“Thank you to John for all his work on our behalf as we searched for and purchased our new home in LOW. We could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and responsive agent! Jazmine kept us in informed every step along the way from ratification to settlement. Everyone we met in the office was friendly and helpful. A great experience from start to finish! Thank you! ” -J. Heinz

Pat knows a great deal about Lake of the Woods and she made my purchasing experience smooth and pleasant. She’s very responsive to questions and her staff keeps things moving toward closing once I made the purchase. I would recommend Pat to anyone interested in finding a property in Lake of the Woods” -J. Moss

“The Licata team was outstanding, John was very patient and knowledgeable. He was responsive and truthful and pleasure to work with. We are thankful for him and his team’s service, they did a great job at making our purchase stress free.” -C. Hitt

“Mary Maurer is the best realtor l have ever dealt with. I had to sell a house in Nevada and buy a house in Virginia all at the same time, while recovering from major surgery. Mary showed many homes to my sister and brother-in-law until they found the perfect home for me. I cannot thank Mary enough for the excellent service and kindness she has shown to me and my family!” S. Lambert

“Dan was amazing and totally dealt with us in a way that we could have only dreamed of.” R. Johnson

“Everything was great! My experience with The Licata Group was very professional and personable. They are focused on customer service and their knowledge is excellent.” – B. Oravec

“Our experience with all of the Licata Group was very positive.” A. Smith

“The entire Licata Group made buying a different home and selling our current one a very positive experience. A shout out to Jazmine for going above and beyond more than once to make things go smoothly, even after both sales were complete. John patiently helped us find just the right house to purchase and then Pat was able to get our ‘old’ house sold even before the listing was finalized! Licata Group KNOWS the Lake!” – P. Archer

“My experience with the Licata Group was outstanding. You made a long distant sale so uncomplicated. John always made time for us even though our trips to VA were on short notice and short in duration. Because of his persistence and patience we finally ended up with a house we can truly be happy with. Jazmine made our transition to VA go smoothly providing us all information as needed. She went above and beyond, and we appreciate it. Thanks to all! “- The Smith’s

“Janice was super kind and friendly. We are very grateful for having us as realtor. She was very helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area. We couldn’t ask for a better realtor agent to help us find the forever home we were looking for. Thank you Janice J.”-S.Stetler

“Very patient, answered any and all questions and truly felt he had my best interests in mind. Always answered calls and emails right away, I would highly recommend to future homebuyers!” Molly

“Let me personally thank our agent Ms. Janice Johnston. She was professional, answered most of questions before we asked them and, went over and above to make, what can be a stressful experience, a pleasurable one.” The Birchett’s

“Our experience was excellent. Pleasant and professional.” The Clarks

“John always made time for us even though our trips to VA were on short notice and short in duration. Because of his persistence and patience we finally ended up with a house we can truly be happy with. Jazmine made our transition to VA go smoothly providing us all information as needed. She went above and beyond, and we appreciate it. Thanks to all!” – K.J. Smith

“Thorough, professional and efficient. Jazmine is terrific, never misses a beat. We purchased our current home and our past home from the Licata’s. Highly recommended.”- G Hodson

“I couldn’t have asked for better customer service from everyone. Jazmine was amazing! Janice also went above and beyond to keep me informed about what was available in the community. She then spent a lot of time with me and then my Mom educating me about the community and showing me around Lake of the Woods twice, so when John worked with Dominique and me on my third visit to the lake, I was already sold. John was really fun to work with too, and I look forward to that boat tour of the lake. We can’t wait to move in! Thank you to everyone at The Licata Group. I am so glad I chose you to work with in our search for the ideal lake property.”- B McGinn

“The Licata Group’s professionalism, courtesy and caring demeanor will never be forgotten. The complete staff was very expedient in responding to your needs.”- D Payne

“Our real estate rep John Licata and Jazmine were super in their attention to detail and in their patience for being with us as we searched for the right property for over a year. And, we found it. Their intimate knowledge of the area also resulted in their providing contacts with needed professionals in the areas of home management as well. John’s enthusiasm kept us coming back. Jazmine’s ability to find answers for all questions was such a help. I recommend them to anyone for first rate real estate service.”- The Elvgren’s

“I dealt primarily with Janice Johnson of the Licata group. She was knowledgeable, responsive and very nice and pleasant to work with. We got the house we were looking and closed without a hitch. The entire Licata group was very professional and responsive.” – The Kings

“Pat and John, it is so exciting to be a part of your community. Thank you both for all your work on selling our new home to us. Especially thank you for the beautiful swan photo canvas. There is a special place in our new home where it will be to remind us how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such beauty and great neighbors!” – The Lees
“Pat and John are THE best realtors! Nobody knows Lake of the Woods and Locust Grove like they do. They found out what we were looking for, helped us refine our requirements and then spent the time to get us exactly what we wanted at a great price. “- The Buckhouts

“The Licata group was outstanding to work with throughout our process of finding and purchasing a home in LOW. John and Pat were very patient with us as we got educated on what we wanted out of our future lake house and spent countless hours with us helping to determine what would work best for our family. The excellent reputation of the Licata group has been well earned and I give them my highest recommendation for anyone interested in buying or selling in the area.”-The McGarrigals

“Very respectful, patient in selecting a house for our needs. Well connected to her support groups who provided all our needs and questions. Well connected to the latest technical processes. Computerized applications and communications which saved us time and travel.”   -M.Potter

“Very friendly and professional. We were given advise on our offer and we heard back from the Licata Group so quickly. We were able to get the house of our dreams within a couple days. We would highly recommend them.” -Ms. Beck

“Pat and the Licata Team provided us with excellent service while we searched for, found and bought our dream lakefront home at Lake of the Woods. She and her husband John were patient with us as we searched over a two year period, always listening to what we were looking for, liked and didn’t like so they could fine-tune their searches. Once we found the house, Pat did a great job at walking us through the steps and providing us with constructive advice as to how to make our offer and subsequent counter-offers until we closed the deal. Pat was also very helpful providing names of general contractors and other professionals when we asked. We would strongly recommend Pat, John and the entire Licata Team.” -T. Vickery

“The Licata Group did an outstanding job from the first showing to closing! Throughout the entire process all members of the team were extremely helpful and highly responsive in answering all of our questions and concerns. Could not have asked for a smoother home buying process.” – Mr. Beck

“Their service exceeded expectations. With detail and patience, they carefully guided us through each step of the buying and selling process. And they were still available for help and referrals afterwards! Great people. A great company.” -Mrs. Reddick

“From start to finish, the most helpful, reassuring, informative home buying experience. That start to finish includes the “just looking” phase. This group has just the right amount of contact, wanting your business, yet not hounding you. Perfect experience!” -Ms. Laganga

“Finding the right home is just the first step. It’s all the steps between offer and closing that make a great realtor. The Licata Group is the best I’ve ever worked with. They embrace each challenge and work to a solution. At no point was anything to do with the purchase “my problem”. I can’t begin to cover how smooth they made this move. Thank you!!!” -Ms. Crocker

“The Licata Group are top notch experienced real estate professionals! They sold two homes for us and assisted us in a purchase just recently. The market is very hot with some homes getting multiple offers. They guided us through that and helped us find a great house. The Lake of the Woods community is fortunate to have them.” -Mr. and Mrs. Shope

“Always a pleasure working with the Licata Group. They have assisted me in both buying and selling the same home now…” -Ms. Frame

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Annual Wine and Oyster Festival September 21st-22nd

Wine and Oyster lovers rejoice! Your favorite festival is back again! Make sure that you’re at Stratford Hall on Saturday September 21st, and Sunday September 22nd for the Annual Wine and Oyster Fest! Enjoy tasting countless wines from Virginia wineries, and have your fill of coastal Oysters. Be sure to check out some food trucks, and local artisan booths that will be set up around the event. The fun doesn’t stop there, as plenty of music and entertainment for all ages can be found; including specialty car with the Mustang club showing off on Saturday, and Memory Lane Car Club on Sunday. Ticket prices vary, and online ticket sales will end on September 19th at midnight. This is one festival that you don’t want to miss out on! For more information about the 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 lakeofthewoodsvirginia.com

Here’s Your Chance to Rescue A Free 50/50 Raffle Ticket!

Orange County Animal Shelter is selling raffle tickets to benefit the Emergency Vet Fund. The Licata Group is proud to team up with OCAS to help raise money for the EVF. The first 100 followers to share our Raffle social media posts will receive a FREE raffle ticket, compliments of The Licata Group! The drawing will be held on September 7, at the Orange Street Festival Adoption Event. You may also purchase raffle tickets at The Licata Group main office, located at 36111 Goodwin Dr. in the Food Lion Shopping Center. Stop by and see us!

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 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.

Waterfront in Lake of the Woods Virginia 22508 SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! By Pat Licata

105 Green Spring Road! This is what summer is made of, so start making your memories! Bright & cheerful waterfront cottage is like a ray of sunshine. Enjoy your extensive deck under the shade trees, bask in the sun from your dock and take a dip in the lake to cool off. Feel like venturing out? Visit the stables, meet friends for breakfast before tee off at the golf course or enjoy a quiet morning of fishing and more.

Whether you’re looking for homes for sale in Lake of the Woods Va or Waterfront property in Virginia or homes for rent we are your proven Real Estate professionals for Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Locust Grove and Central Virginia. Thinking of selling? In any market condition, that’s the #1 question asked by home sellers. If you wish to sell your home, it needs to be sold for top dollar and in a timely manner. The question is how much is it worth? 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!