Living in Northern Virginia we all have a lot to be thankful for. Last week we blogged about how we decided to partner with 4 local charities to do our part in giving back to Loudoun County and the surrounding communities. The first organization we highlighted was Serve our Wounded Warriors. The JS Realty Team has learned and grown a lot by researching and selecting charities to work with. This has been a passion we have wanted to implement for a while and we are fortunate to be able to kick off our donations and volunteering to these four special organizations.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Generosity Feeds.

JS Realty Generosity Feeds1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. In Loudoun County around 13% of our students qualify for reduced or free meals in our schools. Generosity Feeds takes the next step by ensuring that those children have food when they are not at school. Their experienced team works with organizations to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple of hours. These meals are then distributed to local schools and food banks that facilitate the delivery of the meals to the children that need it.

JS Realty Generosity FeedsWe recently met with the President of Generosity Feeds, Ron Klabunde, and came away from the meeting knowing that we wanted to one day be able to sponsor a packaging event. Ron’s insight into how the process worked and the way they were able to get the free meals to the children in our community was inspiring. Ron and his team are working to “decrease effects of food insecurity on children in your area by packaging and providing nutritious and delicious meals for those children in need”. Their vision is to feed hungry children in every county throughout America. They have already succeeded in our area, as well as many other counties across America.

JSrealty4u generosity feedsReady to get involved? Want to help make a difference? We encourage you to JOIN THE JS REALTY TEAM at the next Generosity Feeds event on Saturday, September 12th in Chantilly, VA and help us make 10,000 meals! This is a family event, and children as young as 3 can participate.

If you’re not able to attend in person, you can still donate! As little as $30 can help feed 30 children. Event registration and additional details can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

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The JS Realty Team is committed to giving back to our community through monetary donations and by volunteering our time. After researching local charities we painstakingly narrowed our selections down to four that we are now building a relationship with. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting each of the organization to raise awareness and show you what it was that made us want to work with them.

SOWW charityToday we point the spotlight at Serve Our Willing Warriors (SOWW).

For over 9 years this organization has been providing “a little taste of home” for wounded, ill, and injured warriors. SOWW started in 2006 with a grassroots campaign with a small group from a local church in Haymarket, VA. They started off sponsoring events such as gift-giving at holidays, summer cookouts, and visitation for lonely service and family members. These volunteers came away with an enormous desire to do more for these incredible service members. The original volunteers were moved by the remarkable sense of community, mutual support and can-do attitudes of the injured service members who faced such daunting challenges. That was when they knew they had to do more. JS Realty SOWW RetreatThrough their visits they discovered a need for a little piece of a “normal life” for the service members. This lead to their mission to provide our country’s recovering wounded, ill, and injured warriors and their families with encouragement, support and even a vacation from their daily norm. Something like a “home away from home.”

With this in mind, SOWW recently opened The Bull Run Warrior Retreat in Haymarket. The retreat is located on 44 acres on the edge of the Bull Run Mountains. At the moment there is an 11,000 sq. ft. home with plans to add 3 cottages to increase the room for outpatient warriors and their families to spend well needed vacation breaks from the hospital environment. The next stage will be to add additional amenities to the property including gardens, walking trails, a pond, and much more.SOWW JSRealty4U

SOWW hosts many sponsored events throughout the year to benefit the Bull Run Warrior Retreat. JS Realty SOWW 1st Golf TourneyThis fall, come out and join the JS Realty Team at the SOWW 3rd Annual Golf Tournament on October 5th! You can download the Golf Tournament flyer for more information. For you serious (and casual) bike riders, the 2nd Annual Cycling Charity Ride will take place on October 17th. Additional details can be found on the Cycling flyer. In December, SOWW will continue their tradition of visiting the troops at Walter Reed Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

As you can see, this touched our hearts and is a charity that we wanted to get involved with. For more information on this remarkable charity and to register for their upcoming events visit their website.


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Creating a positive selling experience for our clients

The JS Realty Team has a very specific way of selling a home. We like to create a positive selling experience from start to finish. In order to fully understand how we operate, we’re going to walk you through our most recent transaction.

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Not long ago, we received a referral for a young lady (let’s call her “Anne”), that had decided to sell her home.  We scheduled an appointment to meet with Anne at her home. We arrived prepared to explain our comprehensive marketing plan and to review exactly how the market was performing in Anne’s area. The first thing we did was take a tour of the home. During the tour, Anne told us what she was planning to do to her home to get it ready for the market. paint jsrealty4u js realty team sellingShe had a good grasp on what needed to be done and we were able to give her some additional ideas that we know will help the home show its best.

With over 20 years of experience and over $200 million in home sales, we are able to provide our clients with valuable advice, along with cost-effective ideas to help their home sell for the most money in the shortest amount of time.

JS Realty Contract PaperAt this point, Anne was very pleased with our advice and marketing plan, so we moved on to explain the “Exclusive Right to List” listing agreement. This contract between the JS Realty Team and the seller gives us the right to sell their home and represent them. The very next day, Anne signed on with us and became a client of The JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties.

Our next step was to install a FOR SALE sign with a “Coming Soon” rider to start creating a buzz through the neighborhood that a home was about to enter the market. Anne worked on the items to get the home ready for market, while we kept a close eye on the activity in the neighborhood and started our preparations for listing the home for sale.

jsrealty4u JS Realty selling iphone pictures cameraOnce the home was ready, we brought in our professional photographer to take still shots and a moving Virtual Tour of the home and neighborhood amenities. When we received the images from the photographer, we set out to build the listing, web sites, take room measurements, film a YouTube video, and create brochures, then roll out our extensive social media campaign. And that’s just part of the many facets of our marketing program. We suggested that the home “go live” on the market on a Thursday evening, so when Realtors and buyers who were searching for homes in Anne’s neighborhood woke up Friday morning, our new listing would be live and complete for them to view.

In addition, an Open House was scheduled for the first Sunday that the home went on the market. Anne’s home generated a lot of interest right from the start, and we had multiple showings that Friday & Saturday, along with over 20 groups throughout the Open House on Sunday. On Monday we received an offer, and after discussing the offer with Anne, we devised a strategy to get the contract ratified. After negotiating with the buyer’s Agent, we were able to facilitate an agreement that both the buyer and Anne were happy with.

JS Realty Checklist Inspection ReportOnce the contract is ratified, our job turns to getting the contingencies closed. These included home inspection, radon, HOA disclosure packet, appraisal and financing. This is a very important step in the transaction and we take the contract deadlines very seriously to protect our clients.

This transaction has moved very smoothly.  There are always issues and items to be dealt with, but that is why you hire the experience of the JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties. Anne is moving towards settlement day and we are looking forward to another successful transaction!

Anne has been so pleased with our comprehensive program and attentiveness to details, that she has already given us 2 referrals! This is helping us achieve our goal of building lifelong relationships with our clients.JS Realty Couple with Realtor

Let us start a lifelong relationship with YOU! If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, contact us today. We’d love to sit down and talk to you about all of the possibilities the current market has to offer!