Author Archives: Mary Pitts

Office Space for Rent

Available Immediately! There is 935 square feet of office space freshly painted with new carpet ready to move in. This would be perfect for a medical, dental office, insurance company, or small business. Fiber optic internet available. Located on Main Street Bowling Green with retail shops and foot traffic nearby. $1,100/month

CONTACT: Mary Pitts @ (804) 366-0800

Longtime Restaurant for Sale

Category : Commercial

New Yorker Restaurant has been a fixture in the Bowling Green, Va area for years. It has been a family owned dine-in restaurant for years. There are two adjacent lots located on the corner of U.S. 301 and State Rt. 608. (additional lot TM# 44-A-4A included in the price.) The main entrance to Fort A.P. Hill, a busy military facility for trainees, is within sight of the restaurant. Schedule an appointment to view this retro-style business. Priced to sell.
Contact Mike Manns @ (804) 512-9393

116 Chase Street, Bowling Green, VA

Category : Commercial

This building is housed by NAPA Auto Parts. The tenants will continue to rent the location. Two entrance doors, paved parking lot, merchandise display area in the front. Customer service area and storage area for inventory. Only qualified buyers. $175,000.
Contact Mike Manns @ (804) 512-9393

Category : Commercial

This 40,000-square-foot, metal building with a concrete floor was built-in 1972. It is located in the Carmel Church business corridor near McKesson Pharmaceutical Distribution Center. This property is located on Rt. 207, Rogers Clark Blvd. and within sight of the I-95 interchange at exit 104 centrally located 25 miles to Richmond; 75 miles to Washington D.C.; 80 miles to Norfolk and 100 miles to Baltimore.

2 Businesses & Buildings For Sale

Category : Commercial

109/111 Milford Street, Bowling Green Virginia 22427
Laundromat presently in operation. 18 dryers, 42 washers. The only Laundromat in town. At this location since 1962 same owner. Business and real estate owned by the same person. Both for sale together at the listed price. The dry-cleaning business is presently vacant but the owner has had inquiries about leasing. It has been a drop-off and pickup location as of late.
0.28 Acres

Contact Mike Manns @ (804) 512-9393

B1 Zone Restaurant Building

Category : Commercial

This location is a high traffic area which makes this a great location for a diner, restaurant, food truck sales, tavern or specialty shop. It is currently used as a commissary kitchen and food truck location. Upgrades include 400 amp service, climate controlled basement, ADA bathroom, new plumbing, commercial kitchen, alarm system, upstairs apartment with kitchenette, 2 5 ton HVAC units, plus much more. This has just been rezoned to B1. Awesome outdoor space. $375,000. Call Listing Agent Mary Pitts, 804-366-0800.

8 reasons selling without a real estate agent is a recipe for disaster

Category : Homes For Sale

The soul-searching questions home sellers should ask before going FSBO
Let’s face it, selling a home without a real estate agent is just plain risky. FSBOs jeopardize time, money, and most importantly, an advantageous outcome. But, despite research that shows that shows that FSBO listings sell for about 5.5 percent less than comparable properties sold through the MLS, some sellers still want to go the do-it-yourself route, forgoing the cost of commission and the aid of an agent. In reality, a listing agent brings more to the table than most homeowners realize. The next time you try to turn a FSBO, point them to these critical questions and remind them of these eight invaluable benefits agents offer.

1. Knowledge

What you don’t know can absolutely hurt you, and it can come back to bite you even worse. A real estate agent’s knowledge is priceless. Agents know what the internet doesn’t tell consumers, and they can provide insight that consumers can’t get online. Agents know how to make sense of the data and the entire selling process so that sellers and their home are fully prepared before hitting the market.

2. Time

Everyone’s time is valuable, but do sellers truly have time to attempt to play the real estate agent role? Are sellers available to show their home in a safe manner, and is it accessible on a moment’s notice? How will sellers handle showings when they are on vacation for a week and there are cash buyers in town? Can you say lost opportunity? Do sellers have the time to devote to scheduling and managing showing appointments? What about feedback? Do sellers know what questions to ask and the best way to reach agents to elicit a response? Are they able to aptly respond to agent and buyer questions, concerns and objections in a manner that will help overcome the hesitation to move forward? Are sellers able to offer solutions to buyer-perceived obstacles with the property? Can they furnish expert resources such as architects, contractors, designers, engineers or other experts?

3. Presentation

Image is everything when it comes to real estate. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and the same goes for putting a property up for sale. Do sellers know how to properly prepare their home for sale, and do they know what it needs or doesn’t need? Are they able to stage it or bring in someone who can? What about professional photography, drone, video, and 3D? Are they able to orchestrate photo and video shoots with ease and know who to contact? What about photo styling and having an eye for how space will translate on camera?

4. Marketing

How are sellers going to market their property? Do they know who the buyer demographic is for their home and/or neighborhood? How do sellers reach buyers? Do sellers have access to predictive analytics or know how to strategically promote the listing to other agents in the community and on social media? What kind of print media is appropriate for the property, and how will sellers have that created and printed? What agents are most likely to have buyers for the home? Are they local or regional, or must sellers reach out nationally or internationally? In real estate, the world doesn’t seem so vast as agent networks are strong, and six degrees of separation often ensues when an agent in New York City reaches out to his or her agent contact in China about a buyer for a property.

5. Negotiation experience

So the sellers received an offer. Now what? How do they respond? What do they look for in that purchase agreement? In this hot seller’s market that many are experiencing right now, are sellers prepared to take multiple offers and milk a bidding war to get the best deal? What terms and conditions could be disadvantageous to the sellers? What costs should or shouldn’t they incur? Do they know how to negotiate to keep the buyer in the game versus walking away? How do they strike a delicate balance between protecting their interests as a seller and working with the buyer toward the goal of putting an agreement together? Here’s where what sellers don’t know can hurt them the most.

6. Inspection and repair know-how 

This is one of the most difficult parts of a real estate transaction, even for real estate professionals. Do sellers know what inspections they should expect? How should they handle items that are flagged as needing repair or replacement by an inspector? What kinds of repairs are usually done by a seller? Do they have a roster of repair people at the ready who can come out on a moment’s notice? Hint: It’s typically not who you find in the Yellow Pages or by doing a Google search. If sellers don’t know better, they could find themselves making an improvement, not a repair on their home for a new buyer.

7. Transaction management

So the home is under contract with a buyer. What do sellers do next? Do they know who they need to be in contact with? Who is going to be handling the closing? What items should they be following up on? How will they handle challenges like the property not appraising for the contract sales price or the deal potentially derailing due to home inspection issues? What happens if the buyer’s financing is shaky?

8. Closing finesse

Do sellers know what the closing protocol is in their market and what the expectations are? When do sellers have to be completely moved out of the house? In some markets, that means by the day of closing, and in others, the seller has possession for a few days after closing. What condition are sellers expected to leave the home in? How do they handle unexpected, last-minute issues that may arise: the movers damage the home when moving belongings out, the air conditioner is on the fritz, or worse yet, the moving crew doesn’t show up when they are supposed to. Selling a home without an agent is like throwing caution to the wind along with the commission. The perceived savings can come back to bite sellers in terms of uninformed decisions and costly mistakes that — in the long run — end up costing sellers more money than if they would have used an agent to protect their interests and help them justify their home’s value in the first place.

Caroline Little League All Stars sing “Sweet Caroline”

Category : Homes For Sale

Listen to our Caroline County Little League Major All-Stars sing “Sweet Caroline.” A real representation of what great place Caroline County is to raise a family.

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