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  • Northern Virginia Property Management 101 – Rental Property Marketing
    The most important part of a good landlord experience is finding and keeping a quality tenant. Today, we are talking about how to market and lease your property. Marketing Rental Property and Days on Market Typically, the first three weeks on market are the most important. Potential renters and agents pay attention to days on […]
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  • Marketing through Zillow and other Third Party Sites
    On average, Zillow.com is the 45th most visited website in the United States, and the number one visited real estate site. Trulia, Realtor.com and several other sites also see millions of individual visitors each month. This presents a great opportunity to market your home using one of these sites however, they can also offer challenges […]
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  • How to Get Your Security Deposit Back in Northern Virginia Property Management
    As a tenant, there are ways you can minimize deductions to your security deposit. Your landlord and McGrath Real Estate Services want you to get your security deposit back. A full security deposit return means you are happy as a tenant, and we don’t have to coordinate any repairs with your landlord. Overall, it’s less […]
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  • Rental Property Inspections: What to Look for | Northern Virginia Property Management
    Property inspections are always important, but they are especially valuable during the move-in and move-out periods of a lease. At McGrath Real Estate Services, we maintain a property inspection checklist that’s used anytime a tenant moves in or out. Move In Inspection After a tenant signs a lease, they are required to schedule a move-in […]
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  • Security Deposit Education for Landlords | Northern Virginia Property Management
    Tenants and landlords can often be confused about what is a security deposit and what is not a security deposit. So today, we are identifying what security deposit items might include. Security deposits cover tenant damages that go beyond normal wear and tear. Wear and Tear and Depreciation   Wear and tear items include light […]
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  • Should I Get a Home Warranty for my Northern Virginia Rental Property?
    Sometimes, you’ll buy a house and they’ll tack on a home warranty as a bonus. You can also buy your own home warranty for about $400 or $500, to cover appliances, electrical systems, plumbing systems, heating and cooling, and all the components of house that keep the place running. A home warranty can be a […]
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  • Renters Today: How to Prepare Your House for Success
    The 2015 rental market has proven itself to be the worst rental cycle in the last 10 years in McGrath’s experience. Later in this issue of the McGrath Quarterly we look at the market in review and discuss more in depth the reasons why and expectations for next year. However, one common theme arose when […]
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  • Why We Like Picky Tenants
    So you have a picky tenant and you’re not happy with the barrage of requests? McGrath completely understand your frustrations, and suspicions, particularly when you made so much effort to present the home. It is also human nature to assume the worst particularly when you are thousands of miles away and unable to put your […]
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  • Reflecting on the 2015 Rental Market
    What will life be like in the year 2016? This year is full of promise, potential, and opportunities with upside for you optimists out there – and a bad start to the year for any of us watching our stock and mutual fund portfolios beat down on a weekly basis so far this year. While […]
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  • New Owner Indoctrination with McGrath Real Estate
    This video is intended for those of you who have not had the opportunity to sit down with McGrath Real Estate and talk about our services. Most of the challenges we face here are around the confusion over how property management works and the expectations that landlords have about what will happen. Based on the […]
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  • Benefits of McGrath Real Estate – Northern Virginia Property Management
    At McGrath Real Estate Services, we have been providing help to homeowners and landlords for over 30 years. Today, we’re sharing some of the things you need to know if you’re renting out a property. We always say that you need to treat your rental property as a business. Sometimes, landlords are not sensitive to […]
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  • Spotlight on … Leasing
    The Leasing team is the first point of contact that you’ll have in the leasing and managing of your home. At this point you’d have already met with one of our Management Consultants, Brian Chevalier or Tommy Chambers. They have explained our philosophy on property management and gone over our policies, as well as answered […]
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  • What is Discrimination? Landlords and Fair Housing Law
    In 1968, the first national Fair Housing Law was passed as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. At this time the purpose of the act was to protect African Americans and other minorities from discrimination in the housing and rental market. Since then, the protected classes have expanded to protect millions of people […]
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  • Considering Renting Your Home? How to Choose a Property Manager
    If you are considering renting your home there are several initial questions that come to mind; how much will my home rent for? How will I find a good tenant? How do I handle a repair request? When considering becoming a Landlord, understanding all that entails is important. Renting your home is a huge decision […]
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  • Repairs You Shouldn’t Try at Home
    Your move out date is fast approaching and as you’re scrambling to get your belongings packed, secure housing somewhere else and prepare your home for the move out inspection you realize that there are several holes in the wall that will need to be fixed. You might think to yourself “I’ll just go to Home […]
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  • 2016 Sales Market in Review
    General Market The Northern Virginia market saw another strong year in 2016 with preliminary reports showing a 4.58% increase in number of homes sold, according to a market report by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. Interest rates were at a continued historic low between 3-4% throughout the year. December 2016 was stronger than in… Read More The post 2016 Sales Market in Review app...
  • The Northern Virginia Luxury Market in 2017
    In the last several years we have seen a significant increase in supply of “luxury homes” in the $1M to $1.7M market in Fairfax County and Arlington County. It used to be that builders would have to go west/further away from DC for the economics to work in providing new, quality luxury homes. In the late… Read More The post The Northern Virginia Luxury Market in 2017 appeared first on McGrath.
  • Buyer Expectations & Trends in 2017
    Buyers continue to utilize the internet and third party sites such as Zillow and Realtor.com at a high rate. In 2016, Zillow reported that 87% of all home buyers nationally use the internet for their house hunting search. 85% of buyers found that detailed information and photos were very useful to their search. It’s more… Read More The post Buyer Expectations & Trends in 2017 appeared first on M...
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