Friday, December 26, 2008



Hello, I’m Shataa Whittle, “Your Local Realty Partner” and thank you for visiting my real estate blog. I am a Licensed Professional Listing, Buyer and Sales Agent in the District of Columbia -DC & Maryland- MD. I am a Licensed Real Estate Agent / Realtor and a Native Washingtonian. Finding the perfect house, condo or housing complex does not have to be difficult. As a Licensed Real Estate Professional, I can assist you with locating your Dream Home. Luxury Condo, Apartments in DC / MD, New Development Projects, Newly Constructed Developments, and Luxury Apartment Homes are also accessible to me thru the MLS. If you are in the market and looking to find that perfect Loft, Single Family Homes, Multi Family Properties, Commercial Rental and For Sale Property, Co-op Developments, Investment properties I can assist you with locating any one of these properties also. Foreclosures, REO Bank Owned Properties, Luxurious Town homes, Water Front Properties, and / or finding land to build your new dream house, then I am your agent. As a Licensed Realtor, It does not matter if you are looking for city life / urban communities, suburban / country areas, or Historic Locations, I can help you find it. Our office has been called by many of our clients, “A One Stop Real Estate Shop”, and I am dedicated to taking a stand for the best interests of my clients.

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Please fee free to review the most commonly used strategies within the FSBO real estate market. This is just another step that I have taken to provide information to clients and provide helpful resources. If you have any additional questions or would like to take advantage of my Free Property Analysis and CMA, Listing Services, or if you need Buyer Representation, Please feel free to Contact Me , and I will be happy to render my professional real estate services to you. If you are a new home buyer, you may want to consider attending my New Home Buyer Seminar .


FSBO Marketing is a crucial point in selling a For-Sale-By-Owner listing. Maximum exposure is key to successful FSBO Open Houses and receiving offers. However, if the services of a licensed realestate agent are not wanted by a home seller, then it is important to come up with additional marketing methods that would reach a large audience.

It is very beneficial for property sellers to work with real estate professionals when selling their house so that it can be exposed to other licensed professionals that are representing qualified pre-approved buyers looking to embrace homeownership. As a licensed professional in the real estate industry, I have the resources, skills, and knowledge on how to market your house and can maximize exposure by way of MLS / MRIS Listing services and other various real estate marketing tools that I use most commonly when selling a property. Often times, a FSBO listing trade paying a commission, for restricted marketing tools that in most cases end up with carrying costs (based on market conditions) such as self marketing costs, real estate attorney costs, and more. As a real estate agent, I am here to work for you. If you are a FSBO / For-Sale-By Owner, and you are not receiving the exposure that you need, contact me now and you will only pay me commission if I bring you a buyer!




Licensed Real Estate Agents are privileged to meet home buyers, home sellers, investors, and real estate industry professionals every day. Many FSBO clients obtain the services of a Licensed Real Estate Agent to take advantage of the marketing tools that are accessible to them. For Sale By Owners then, only pay a commission to the agent, if that agent brings them a qualified buyer. However, the home owners still reserve the right to find their own buyer and save on paying commission. So if you are a FSBO who need to sell fast to avoid 2 mortgages; to relocate, or you are just not having any luck with listing your property, then you may want to consult with an experienced local Realtor, and have your property exposed on the MLS to thousands of Buyer Agents with qualified new home buyers that may be looking to purchase your home. Often times, many people want to sell there house for the purposes of making money and want to do it as soon as possible, rather than accruing additional carrying costs and fees. Many local agents have had the opportunity to provide professional marketing services to For Sale Buyer Owner Listings and have assisted the home owner in achieving their goal, a home sale.

How to Distinguish Your FSBO Property from your Competitors

Curb appeal

Curb Appeal is a very beneficial point in selling your real estate. It can have a very significant impact on your real estate investment return. Curb Appeal is what draws the buyer in by catching the eye while opening up both curiosity and interest of the buyer to want to know more about your home. Curb appeal coupled with a “For Sale” sign in your yard usually sings a sweet welcome song in the ears of the potential buyer, which ultimate lends to a potential offer and possible sell. When you are marketing your property as FSBO / For Sale By Owner or with a licensed real estate professional, it is always a good idea to invest some money towards curb appeal. When investing in your real estate curb appeal, your home will certainly be more likely to attract a buyer’s eye, and sing a sweet lullaby tune of relaxation as they enter the door of your home with the intent on a possible purchase. Staging is also a good for your real estate investment and sale of your property. When implementing staging and curb appeal, you would definitely appeal to a larger audience, which in turn would be more likely to attract an offer. During your FSBO Real Estate Consultation, curb appeal and its benefits are certainly addressed a little more in depth in conjunction with the pros and cons of implementing curb appeal into your real estate transaction.

Home Staging Techniques

What is Home Staging? Home Staging is the act of preparing a private residence prior to going up for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to sell a home quickly, and for the most money possible by attracting the most amount of potential buyers. Home Staging focuses on improving a property to make it appeal to the largest amount of buyers by transforming it into a welcoming, appealing, and attractive product for sale. Staging often raises the value of a property by way of reducing the home's flaws, depersonalizing, de-cluttering, cleaning, improving condition items, and landscaping. For vacant homes, rental furniture is used to create a living space the buyer could "see" themselves in. Properly executed staging leads the eye to attractive features while minimizing flaws.

Home Staging has become an important part in marketing and selling your real estate. When the perspective buyer enters your home for the first time, it is crucial to make sure that they can envision themselves living at the property. Just like the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, therefore, you want to capture the buyer and convert his him from Just looking to let’s make an offer. This is where the services of a licensed and Professional Real Estate Agent can offer assistance in this area. It is important for FSBO sellers to understand this process and the effect, if not considered, it could have on your ROI. Many real estate agents, have developed relationships with different real estate industry professionals and have had the opportunity to work with them in various areas. This experience within the industry and in home staging, many professionals believe it to be a very important tool when preparing a home for open house and showings.



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