• "Betsy was wonderful to work with. Very professional." -Coleen M.
  • "Very efficient and professional.  They know what to do and I had a contract in 6 days!" -Penny S. 
  • "This is a true team-both are strong realtors in their own right." -Lauren G.
  • "Both Bette and Betsy were awesome to work with.  Their knowledge and expertise in the field of real estate went a long way.  We'll definitely work with them again." S. Goodman & J. Luckett
  • "I have made 6 corporate moves and Betsy is hands down the best realtor I have worked with. She worked tirelessly to ensure I was paying a fair price and getting a quality property." Tricia B.
  • "Service above and beyond my expectations-highly recommend. Customized level of service to the needs of their clients. Excellent communication and very professional." -Gwen A.
  • "Betsy certainly goes above and beyond. Wouldn't use anyone else."  -Julia and Dan L.
  • "We enjoyed the experience of two professional agents who worked together to accomplish our mission." -Katie and Clark O.
  • "Bette and Betsy represent you not only in making a smart howeowner decision but also in the negotiating process-your agents really are on your side."  -Meleah and Mark B.
  • "Bette and Betsy are easy to get in touch with and fast moving." -David M.
  • "We were in the process of moving out of state and Bette and Betsy took care of everything for us regarding the closing. We didn't worry-they are so trustworthy." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "I have bought and sold 6 other properties and working with Bette and Betsy was by far the best sale/buy. Personally they are delightful to work with." -Heather C.
  • "Betsy has a strong set of ethics and was excellent in providing her professional opinion at all the right moments. We love our home!" -Lauren G.
  • "Bette and Betsy were both very personable and professional.  They were perceptive to my needs and wants and were also very knowledgable for a first time home buyer." Evan S.
  • "Very professional. Incredibly knowledgable. We had worked with many Realtors and none of them compared to Bette and Betsy. They are fabulous. I would recommend them to everyone." -Jessica J.
  • "Betsy rocks!" James B.
  • "Awesome. No drama. Helpful every step of the way. Very professional and gave honest opinions." Elizabeth and Richard H.
  • "Love the home warranty and help with subcontractors." -Sherwood T.
  • "Betsy worked very hard dealing with our very difficult buyer. The transaction would have fallen apart if not for her persistence." Carol H and David T.
  • "Working with Bette and Betsy put me totally at ease because I was totally confident in them."  -Evan S.
  • "Betsy's expertise in Old Town was invaluable.  It was very apparent why she and her mom have such a fantastic reputation."  -Tricia B.
  • "Bette and Betsy were very professional and made themselves available to me at the hours that worked best for me and through whichever form of communication I chose." -Wendy R.
  • "The transaction went incredibly smoothly and I knew where I stood throughout the process." -Wendy R.
  • "Bette and Betsy are great in every way." - Shelley Y.
  • "They really know the business and what they are doing. They came highly recommended-they exceeded our expectations." -Barbara and Ted K.
  • "First class.  Betsy worked with us for a long time, so we got to know her well.  Her knowledge and professionalism were outstanding."  Julia and Dan L.

Betsy Gorman
(703) 861-4825
betsy@gormangroup.net

Bette Gorman
(703) 585-2235
bette@gormangroup.net

Long & Foster
400 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 683-0400 - Phone
(703) 763-5750 - Fax

Getting the Most From Repairs

If you are considering a renovation in anticipating of selling your home, an analysis of whether the money you spend will increase the value of your home is essential.

Certain repairs will bring you a return on your investment. Others, regardless of cost, won’t add value at the time of sale.  While you want to be sure your home is as appealing to potential buyers as possible, you need to be careful not to spend money on renovations that won’t be valued in the marketplace.

In our experience, spending money refreshing or renovating kitchens and bathrooms is money well spent – however – only if you choose finishes or fixtures that buyers value.  On more than one occasion we have shown houses that had a newly remodeled kitchen or bathroom with out of style tile or fixture finishes and had a client say they would want to redo it.  If you’d like advice regarding a remodel, please give us a call.  Visiting open houses in your neighborhood can also give you a good idea of what finishes and colors are popular in the marketplace. When you remodel in anticipation of selling your home, it is best to put your personal preferences aside and pick items that have broad appeal.

 

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