Find the Home of Your Dreams

If you’ve never before bought a home, it may feel like a daunting process. In the hands of a qualified real estate agent, your journey from novice homebuyer to satisfied homeowner can be much easier than you think.

I’m about to let you in on a little secret: finding the home of your dreams in the DC Metro area really isn’t much of a secret. But make no mistake about it: it is challenging. Keep reading below to discover the Jessica Richardson plan for finding the home of your dreams!

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Think About Your Housing Needs

Housing needs are as unique as you are. Maybe a condo in the heart of it all is your speed. Or an elegant home on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac that’s just a stone’s throw from parks, recreation, and great schools might be a little more to your liking. Whatever the case may be, give a little thought to the kind of living arrangements that stoke your excitement.

 

Choose Your Financial Comfort Zone

Whether you’re financially independent (with a fat bank account to prove it) or you’re still building your financial empire, you’ll need to determine how much house you can afford. If you’ll be financing a home, you’ll have to think about monthly payments, interest rates, and all the rest… but either way, the reality is, the DC Metro area isn’t the most economical market in America. Be prepared to spend between $500,000-$1.5M—and up—depending on your needs.

 

Get Financially Prepared for Home Ownership

For the sake of argument, let’s assume you won’t simply be able to cut a check for the home you choose. This means you’ll need to give your credit a fast tune-up—making sure your credit reports don’t have any surprises waiting for you. Don’t take on any new debt in the months leading up to your anticipated home purchase. Make sure your credit card accounts show zero balances, and that you can document your financial life (including the source of your down payment). Do these things and you’ll be in a good position to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That all-important pre-approval letter can help get your deal done—fast.

 

Work with a Qualified Alexandria Real Estate Agent

Do you know the secret to finding a home you can love for a long, long time? Work with a qualified local real estate agent. All real estate agents aren’t the same. Make sure any real estate you consider is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods you’re considering. This is vital—your home will be a huge financial investment. And because finding the home of your dreams will likely take considerable leg work, make sure your real estate agent is one who understands you and your goals… and is someone you can trust.

 

The Home of Your Dreams: Here’s a Simple Recipe for Success

With more than 17 years’ experience in the DC Metro real estate market, I pay close attention to the market. I’ve mastered the art of managing all of the pieces of a successful real estate transaction. The secret to my success? I listen to my clients. I’m responsive to their needs. I won’t quit until you’re 100% satisfied with what I do for you.

Think About Your Housing Needs

Housing needs are as unique as you are. Maybe a condo in the heart of it all is your speed. Or an elegant home on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac that’s just a stone’s throw from parks, recreation, and great schools might be a little more to your liking. Whatever the case may be, give a little thought to the kind of living arrangements that stoke your excitement.

 

Choose Your Financial Comfort Zone

Whether you’re financially independent (with a fat bank account to prove it) or you’re still building your financial empire, you’ll need to determine how much house you can afford. If you’ll be financing a home, you’ll have to think about monthly payments, interest rates, and all the rest… but either way, the reality is, the DC Metro area isn’t the most economical market in America. Be prepared to spend between $500,000-$1.5M—and up—depending on your needs.

 

Get Financially Prepared for Home Ownership

For the sake of argument, let’s assume you won’t simply be able to cut a check for the home you choose. This means you’ll need to give your credit a fast tune-up—making sure your credit reports don’t have any surprises waiting for you. Don’t take on any new debt in the months leading up to your anticipated home purchase. Make sure your credit card accounts show zero balances, and that you can document your financial life (including the source of your down payment). Do these things and you’ll be in a good position to get pre-approved for a mortgage. That all-important pre-approval letter can help get your deal done—fast.

 

Work with a Qualified Alexandria Real Estate Agent

Do you know the secret to finding a home you can love for a long, long time? Work with a qualified local real estate agent. All real estate agents aren’t the same. Make sure any real estate you consider is knowledgeable about the neighborhoods you’re considering. This is vital—your home will be a huge financial investment. And because finding the home of your dreams will likely take considerable leg work, make sure your real estate agent is one who understands you and your goals… and is someone you can trust.

 

The Home of Your Dreams: Here’s a Simple Recipe for Success

With more than 17 years’ experience in the DC Metro real estate market, I pay close attention to the market. I’ve mastered the art of managing all of the pieces of a successful real estate transaction. The secret to my success? I listen to my clients. I’m responsive to their needs. I won’t quit until you’re 100% satisfied with what I do for you.

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Who is Jessica Richardson?

The daughter of a second-generation Washingtonian, I have lived in this area my entire life. I grew up in Arlington, have lived in DC and Fairfax but have called Alexandria home since 2007. Having been a Realtor for nearly 20 years I’ve experienced the market’s highs and lows and have developed the skills and strategies to navigate through even the most difficult transaction. My business principles are based on integrity, market knowledge and personal service.

I am truly passionate about this business and I think it shows. My clients know that they can always count on me for straightforward, honest advice about their homes and the local real estate market.

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Philosophy

People are what this business is all about and I never lose sight of the fact that buying or selling a home is a uniquely personal and often emotional experience. I enjoy working closely with people and helping them accomplish their goals.

With over 500 successfully closed sales, I have been consistently ranked among the top Realtors at McEnearney Associates and in the DC Metro area. I have earned the NVAR “Life Member Top Producer” award, the NVAR “Multi-Million Dollar Sales” award and was named “Top Realtor” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

When I’m not working you’ll find me spending time with my husband, our two daughters and yellow lab, Maddie, running, playing tennis or trying out new restaurants with friends.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, I’d love to be of service. Just send me an email to get started.

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Contact me today and go ahead and check off the biggest challenge of finding your dream home. I’ve worked with hundreds of homebuyers just like you over the course of my real estate career. My highest priority is helping you find the perfect home and making sure you are 100% satisfied with the process.
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