Information for Sellers
Getting the most for your home or property means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front. In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs to be seen in a variety of places in order to stand out. And sometimes the right buyer is waiting out of state, or even in another country. To ensure sure your home gets noticed and sells without a hitch for full market value, consider working with a top professional. It could mean the difference between no sale, and the payoff you've been waiting for.
Five Reasons to Sell your home with a REALTOR®
- Sell with a custom marketing plan.
- Get your home listed and talked about everywhere, not just in the local paper and on your street.
- Attract buyers via the Internet.
- Have all the paperwork taken care of for you.
- Negotiate with the help of a real estate professional.
As your Seller's Agency, we'll quickly put together a custom marketing plan with an effective price. A well-priced home will often generate competing offers and drive up the final sale value. Our market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices, and home values throughout your area, including expired listings, and properties still on the market. In marketing your home, we also develop a listing that emphasizes its unique and sellable aspects. We then put your home in front of thousands of buyers, establishing it on the local MLS as well as broader ones, new listings sheets, and Realtor publications. Our network of professional real estate contacts and buyers throughout the nation will also have the opportunity to check out your listing. In addition, we'll use the Internet, and this professionally optimized website, to make your listing highly visible. With more than 80 per cent of buyers checking the web first when looking for a home, that's a part of your marketing strategy you can't afford to miss.
Without the help of a Realtor, marketing your home can be time consuming and difficult. Advertising in the media is often expensive, and many buyers are reluctant to consider homes listed "For Sale by Owner."
When we list your home, we do so at no additional cost. When you start to get offers, we can represent you during the emotionally charged negotiating process and ensure you get the best price, with favorable closing terms that are clearly spelled out. As your professional aides, we also and take care of all paperwork related to the sale.
For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. When it's time to sell, get the value you deserve with the help of a professional Realtor. If you'd like to get in touch about your next home sale today, please contact us whenever you'd like.
Information for Buyers
We're glad that more people are becoming curious about this market! It's an exciting and rewarding situation, with interesting old homes in good condition, new luxury developments, plucky condos downtown, and well-planned family residences with lasting financial and utilitarian appeal.
Searching for a home
Despite (and perhaps because of) the great selections in homes in this area, buyers are having a difficult time zeroing in on the home or property that is uniquely appropriate for their needs.
Just remember: Browsing the listings for months is one way search out the deals, but weighing the investment potential of each property can be difficult, and many homes for sale are never listed publicly.
The Home Buying Process
As you begin to think about buying a home, you're probably acutely aware that this is likely to be your greatest investment ever (short of children or a good marriage), and you might be wondering if there's anything you really need to know as you go into this process. This is where your real estate professionals come in. With the help of a trained agent, you can come out on top of a closing that might otherwise have pushed your retirement ahead a decade! This happens all the time to buyers, who are left reflecting on the relatively small commission that would have brought a Realtor into the bargain to help them.
If you'd like to know about the home buying process, we'd love to tell you all about it. Contact us!
Five Reasons to buy your home with a REALTOR®
- Get access to all the listings.
- Know all the facts on properties you're interested in.
- Negotiate with the help of a real estate professional.
- Finance your home faster.
- Make a solid investment that pays off down the road.
New homes for sale hit the market daily. As your representative, we'll be in regular contact with sellers and other real estate agents to ensure you see all the newest listings right away, whether or not they're made public. Often, our clients can put in offers with little or no competition and walk away with an impressive deal on the property of their choice. Your agent will also make sure you see only the properties that meet your needs and investment preferences, so that you don't spend time on listings that aren't of interest. As you compare the best deals, we'll provide you with important information about the home, its neighborhood, zoning issues, utilities, and nearby plans for development.
Many real estate transactions include an extensive negotiating process, and as your buyer's Agency it will be Our job to represent you here and get the best deal possible. We'll also attend property inspections, make sure any and all agreed-on repair work is carried out, and handle paperwork related to the sale. We can also help set up the financing for your invesment, and work directly with a broker to provide you with a seamless service package.
Working with a dedicated agent on your next home purchase will save you time, and add professional assurance to every step of the process. With the guarantee of a solid investment, the decision could also make you more wealthy when it's time to sell. To get in touch with us today, please contact us whenever you'd like.
For the last FOUR years in a row - Inc. 500 has included Fathom Realty as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the nation - from all industries! And most recently, we were named as the fastest growing privately held residential real estate company in the nation. Although that is wonderful recognition for us, it hasn't changed who we are or what has fueled our growth. Our motto certainly isn't original, "Whoever wants to be great must become a servant," but more and more people say they find it refreshing. As a company, the fact is we still simply exist to serve. If we get that part right, we believe growth will continue to take care of itself.
What does it look like at Fathom to "serve?" By providing our real estate professionals with support, technology, and training while encouraging, mobilizing, and equipping them to serve you, we have an atmosphere that considers others more important than ourselves. After all, we want you to experience the highest level of integrity and service when you need it most: when you are making a real estate decision.
Our goal is to ensure you are thoroughly served throughout your Fathom experience. Perhaps you can go out and do the same for someone that needs it as well? Let's change the world together (at least our corners of it!).
Thank you for placing your trust in Fathom Realty and God bless!
"Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” Matthew 20:26
VIRTUAL REALITY HOUSE HUNTING
ALLOWS YOU TO EXPERIENCE A HOME'S:
BENEFITS FOR HOMEBUYERS:
Clients who utilize this technology save 85% more time compared to those who choose more traditional house hunting methods.This incredible new real estate technology allows us to feature homes to you without interrupting your busy schedule.
Here a sample video that can be views in 360 mode as well as VR mode using VR goggles that you get for free from us when you join this program
VIRTUAL HOUSE HUNTING ALLOWS YOU TO:
Get a feel for the home's community
Experience the dimensions of rooms, closets and overall feel of the floorplan
Gather information about the condition of the home
Streamlined house hunting from any location
BENEFITS FOR HOME BUYERS:
With the 360 degree virtual tour, you get to see the home entirely... every view, every angle.
You can stand in the middle of the room and look left, right, up at the ceiling, or down at the floor. You ca turn around. you can look back into the room you just came from. You can see the view tom the kitchen to the dining or living room. You can see how far it is from one bedroom to the next, or where the laundry room is located within the home. This is virtual reality! It really is like you are actually walking through the home.
Happy buyers in Burke
Andrei and Alisa S
James Broughel - First time homebuyer
We chose Nara because a friend of mine recommended her to me. I had little to no expectation from her. Being a first time home buyer, my middle name was 'paranoid'. 2 years on... yes 2 years!! of pestering her with questions and questions and yes's and no's ... she stuck with me and was very patient when it mattered the most. Now I am a happy home owner and I can truly state she was simply a pleasure to work with, an extremely good friend and someone I can always turn to with doubts, questions etc. My recommendation to anyone searching for a real estate agent .... "Give her a shot. You will see what I am talking about. You will get not just an agent but someone who truly cares for people and in turn for youClayton M.
When I decided to sell my home I wanted the best! After many hours of research on, "How to pick the right agent for you", I scheduled and conducted my interviews with several real estate companies. I interviewed several larger real estate companies first but was not developing any connections. I decided to interview Nara Rakhmetova. Nara and I had an immediate connection. She was the most prepared agent by far. Her ideas were fresh, marketing skills outstanding and her technology was exciting. Within a couple of days Nara and I began the process of selling my home. I was amazed at how easy she was making the process. She answered my calls and questions daily. Immediately prospective buyers became interested. Within only a few days my home was sold! I was very excited and satisfied about the price we received. As settlement approached a few problems developed on the buyers side. The buyers agent was trying to help the buyers with their problem but Nara knew exactly what to do. I felt during settlement Nara saved the day by using her skills to mediate for the buyer and sellers and problem is immediately taken care of. I would like to recommend Nara Rakhmetova for her dedication to job excellence. Thank you very much, Nara!Cathy C.
With great pleasure I am recommending Nara as a real estate agent. In my opinion, Nara is a true professional! She helped me and my big family to find a perfect house at a great price in Northern Virginia. That was quite an ordeal but Nara managed to get all parties to agree. We all appreciated Nara's promptness, diligence, and patience. She was always available to answer our questions. She was also proactive where appropriate. Nara is very knowledgeable about the area she serves, which was great in our situation, as we knew nothing about N. Virginia suburbs. We were very happy with her services and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and familyOlga K.
Nara did a fantastic job keeping in touch with me about houses on the market while I was looking, and about the contract process once I put a bid on my house. Nara was very responsive to my calls, e-mails and text messages, and addressed all my questions/concerns quickly and thoroughly. She was relaxed, professional, and clearly highly competent throughout the entire process from our first meeting to closing. Thanks for the great service, I'll definitely refer my friends to Nara!Amy D.
Nara is a great real estate agent that... - Puts her client's needs before her own - Listens and understands before speaking - Always does what she promises - Will have the right answer to all of your questions - Organized beyond belief - Can manage your project start to finish - Positive, but realistic - Is cool under pressure in negotiations - Utilizes multiple technologies to enhance her level of service and add value - Will be there for you after the sale for years to come When it comes time to buy or sell, I think you will be doing your family a favor by inviting Nara over to your home and getting to know her. It will be obvious that Nara has all the attributes of a Great Real Estate Agent and that she is in the right person for the job.Patrick Riddlemoser
Selling a home and buying a new one goes without saying is a very stressful affair. You want answers and you want them fast. That's where Nara impressed me the most. Over a period of slightly over two months, I was constantly emailing and texting her for questions or at times asking for information about a particular home. Nara ALWAYS responded immediately with either an answer or a "let me investigate". And an answer always came my way. When it came to finding a new house for us, we gave her our "must have" list, and the next day she delivered a list of potential homes. We narrowed the list down and we found our new home. If you want responsiveness and good-solid expertise, don't look elsewhere. Nara Rakhmetova is your agent!Edgardo Rosa
I really want to share my experience in buying real estate. I was happy with my real estate agent. Nara is a professional in the business. She provides a top class service. Nara understands the desires and requirements of the client. Her punctuality and responsibility has always fascinated me. I am a foreigner who bought a property in America for the first time. My English is weak. Nara helped me with translations and terminology. I felt confident and calm during every meeting with developers. Nara responds to emails and sms without delay. She always provides complete, specific and accurate information. She has helped me with the documentation, supported and gave valuable advice. There is a case that would like to note in particular. I received an invitation from the developer for a pre-drywall inspection of the house. But unfortunately I was in India at the time. It was February, and the outside temperature was 15F. Nara went for me, made a video of the whole process and sent it to me. I admire her dedication. She is very responsible, concerned, has an active position, optimistic, stress resistant, and a great sense of humor. I am very happy in my new home. And there is a great merit of Nara. Friends, if you need help to sell, buy, rent a property I would highly recommend you take the help of Nara. I guarantee that you will be satisfied.Olena Pastukh
Nara is a excellent and very experienced realtor. I would recommend her to all my friends and family. I hope she would be available when the time comes for me to sell. Her hard work and dedication allowed me to meet the closing date even though my mortgage company had last minute requirements. Thanks for all your hard work Nara.Claricia G.
I have been looking to buy a house for the past two years. I found something that I liked (finally) and will be closing next week. Nara has been great throughout the whole process. She displayed professional excellence in all areas of the house searching and buying process which made the process simple and enjoyable. I am very impressed with how quickly she responds to my needs, provide detailed answers to all my questions in a timely manner and her use of technology to facilitate communications and document processing among a long list of other thingsAbeselom Abera
I do not often write reviews, but I am compelled to do so here because of how well my experience was with selling our home with Nara. She ensures from day one that you know the inner-workings of how the process will go. She acts as not only the person who will list and attempt to sell your home, but also as a personal adviser in the whole process of selling and moving. Her advice is sound and her predictions are ridiculously accurate. If you want someone who truly understands real estate, marketing, and representative customer service, Nara will be your best bet by far. The resources she brings to your disposal almost makes you feel like you are a big name star working with your agent or something. We will give her a call again when we move back to this area for sureJeff Westbrook
Nara is our miracle worker! We loved our single-family home in Prince William County, Va., but moved for our work and needed to sell our former home as soon as we could. We were stressed because over the previous four years, we had put our house on the market several times and never had any serious offers. We felt stuck. But then we called Nara. She not only helped us identify exactly the right time to be on the market, she set the price perfectly. Her analysis of our area and market trends were precise. She walked us through preparing the house and how she planned to advertise and show our home. Throughout the entire process we never felt overwhelmed, because we had the advantage of Nara's experience and professionalism. The first day our house was on the market, we had several serious potential buyers show interest, and two contracts came in immediately. One was even above our asking price! We never dreamed that would happen! Through the rest of the process, Nara was on top of everything and communicated clearly the few steps we needed to take to seal the deal. We highly recommend Nara Rakhmetova. She is an established professional with great attention to detail, and takes the time to answer questions and provide the best advice based on her expertise.Yuri and Amanda L.
We have been very lucky to have Nara as our realtor. She has been helpful and responsive throughout the process, and provided very valuable feedback on the areas we wouldn't have knowledge on. She is extremely responsive, and her negotiation skills are outstanding. Nara is straight-to-the-point kind of agent, and will let you know directly what's good or bad about the house. That's the thing I appreciated most.Aisuluu
I have known Nara for well over 5 years when I first started going through divorce and decided to move out and buy my own house with my 3 young children. She was very understanding and willing to give me all her time and expertise in order for me to find a house not just affordable and within my budget but also a house that is located in a good school district area for my children because Nara understood my first and most criteria in choosing a house for me was the best school system. When I found my house and started the buying process Nara was there for me every step of the way. She is still just a phone call away from me whenever I need any kind of real estate, finances and even handyman questions, she is always there and very helpful. I highly recommend her excellent and professional services to anyone looking to buy or sell a houseFozia I.
Nara helped me when I bought my condo back in 2007 and with my short-sale in 2010. She is very knowledgeable, attentive, and professional. As a first-time buyer, she was very patient and helped me go through the process of buying a house.Steven C.
Nara represents the best of the best! I don't have enough superlatives for her! I have been pleased with her service and support EVERY time we have worked together. She is a very strong advocate for her Customers. Her work is always demonstrated and delivered at the highest standard of excellence. She listens intently and then moves forward to meet her Customers needs and desires. She is a definite ROCK STAR in her profession. You absolutely will not be disappointed with her service and support.Linda M
Nara did a fantastic job keeping in touch with me about houses on the market while I was looking, and about the contract process once I put a bid on my house. Nara was very responsive to my calls, e-mails and text messages, and addressed all my questions/concerns quickly and thoroughly. She was relaxed, professional, and clearly highly competent throughout the entire process from our first meeting to closing. Thanks for the great service, I'll definitely refer my friends to NaraLana P.
Words will do no justice to describe how wonderful Nara is when it comes to buying a new home. As a first-time homebuyer, we were very nervous about the whole process. However, Nara made the whole experience very easy and hassle free. She is pleasant to work with, responsive, professional and most importantly very knowledgeable. She goes above and beyond to make sure your requirements and desires are met. Throughout the whole process, Nara was only a text/call away and our questions were answered within minutes. I honestly can't say enough how helpful and supportive she is throughout all phases of home buying process. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nara, and I would highly recommend her to anyone purchasing/selling real estate. Thank you so much Nara!Madina I
Starting to look for our new home was a bit overwhelming but Nara made the process, exciting, informative and rewarding. Her meticulous attention to detail was very comforting and she had our best interest at heart always. There was never a time that she did not keep us informed or answered our questions, she walked us through every single process/step and even educated us along the way. Nara knows what she is doing and loves it! The professionalism and dedication she showed to us as we found our new home was outstanding. Will I recommend her? Absolutely YES!!!Leah Trini
Nara was indispensable with our move from Massachusetts. We had just one day for house hunting and wanted to look at eighteen houses. Unfazed, she scheduled all of them. As we were looking at the houses, she had to rearrange our schedule more than once during the day. Nara answers her phone and emails early morning, late at night, and on any day of the week. We had to deal with a lot of agents in the past, but none of them comes even close to Nara. Nara was also extremely helpful in finding a commercial property for our business, guiding us through the entire process.Vikrotiya P.
The experience was great. I told Nara about everything I wanted in a home and she got what I wanted. She was very efficient!Kim Taylor
Thanks Nara. We enjoyed working with you and you were always very proactive and very responsive. I had sent an email question on a house that was for sale in the area and I believe it was another realtor of your company and you responded first and kept persisting and asking if I needed any more help. My assignment to the D.C. area did not work out but you continued working with us and we finally were able to close today. So once again thank you for all of your great support and we look forward to have you come visit us once we get moved in.Stamati and Dimitra S.
Nara was amazing to work with, she went the extra mile to make sure that we got the home we really wanted. She was very professional and patient, showing us numerous homes. She then helped us find a great loan officer (and later inspector, electrician and handyman) and was extremely responsive during the whole process. Nara is a hard worker and an overall quality person and I would not hesitate to recommend her!Jane O
We met Nara about six years ago at the height of the housing market. We were very interested in a house and Nara patiently showed it to us at least three times. Fortunately, we didn't buy it but when we started looking again, we immediately thought of Nara. Nara is knowledgeable, patient, detail oriented and has an excellent sense of humor. We enjoyed Nara's company and felt very comfortable with her. She pointed out good as well as bad areas of the houses we looked at. When we fell in love with our current house, Nara immediately went to work calling the seller's agent as well as getting the necessary paperwork going. She helped us work with our mortgage lender as well as the home inspector. She was with us every step of the way and constantly kept us informed during all steps of the purchase. Although our house was offered "as is", when the home inspector noticed a substantial problem, Nara worked persistently with the seller's agent to get us a break when it came time to close. She also managed to keep us encouraged when we thought we would lose the house. Nara knows her craft extremely well and diligently works to get you into the "right" house -- not just "a" house. She went far above and beyond what you would expect from a realtor. We honestly don't believe another agent would've treated us better or worked as hard for us as she did. We highly recommend NaraRon and Kristy Spicer
In a buyer's market with competition from nearby foreclosures and short sales, she put in extra effort with all forms of online marketing, getting listings in a variety of websites, with plenty of good photographs, video and information. She followed up with every agent who visited the place to get feedback, and adjusted her efforts accordingly. She gave us good advice on staging the house for sale, focusing on the important things, and saving us from unnecessary work. She used several online analysis tools to keep track of what was happening with the market, as well as keeping in touch with the agents selling homes nearby ours. We're convinced that all these little things added up to giving us the edge, in selling our place ahead of the others around usJeff McCusker