Come see the great homes open today in Bedford. We have three Bedford homes open and they are must see houses!
Come see the great homes open today in Bedford. We have three Bedford homes open and they are must see houses!
The Realty Group in Lynchburg is now Keller Williams Lynchburg!
Teresa Polinek made the announcement during a sales meeting. Realty Group agents have been waiting for some time to hear the great news! We have so pleased to become KW and to use their systems in the Lynchburg area. Keller Williams provides unsurpassed technology and training for each agent. Last year, Keller Williams team up with Market Leader to develop eEdge as a website, CRM , and back office tool. Making transactions seamless for Lynchburg home buyers and sellers.
The Realty Group has been serving Lynchburg, Forest, and Bedford County home owners for many years. Teresa Polinek and Tina Friar have been two of the top performing Realtors in Lynchburg for the last 10 years. They started out with just the two of them and now have over 40 agents plus support staff.
The Witt Fogleman Team has been awarded a Mega Agent Office status by Keller Williams Realty International. As part of the mega agent office, Witt Fogleman team will become part of the Keller Williams Lynchburg office.
The Witt Fogleman Team are some of Bedford top producing agents. The help people wanting to sell homes in Bedford, Lynchburg, and Roanoke VA and also help people wanting to purchase a home in Bedford, or purchase a home in Lynchburg and in Roanoke.
Keller Williams Realty International helps agents have careers. Their goal to for each agent is to have a life by design. Keller Williams also understands buyers and sellers work with agents not a franchise. Therefore they allow each agent to brand themselves.
Each Keller Williams franchise is independently owned and operated. Keller Williams Lynchburg is all locally owned.
Fantastic panoramic Bedford County mountain views!! Located in desirable Peaksview Estates on a cul-de-sac, this home has been newly landscaped and painted. Enjoy the mountains from the porch swings, whether it is on the front or the back screened porch or from the living room while warming your feet by the fireplace. Entertain or enjoy family meals in the separate formal dining room. Enter the custom kitchen with ample cabinetry, Jenn Aire downdraft range, Bosch dishwasher. Hardwood floors throughout the main living area including the kitchen. Gas logs warm the great room. L shaped great room is wonderful for having fun while working, wining and dining friends. Built-ins are great for cookbooks, library for sitting area. Screened porch is great for watching the storm follow the mountain range or use as a three season dining room!! Hallway leads to two auxiliary bedrooms and remodeled hall bath – new hardware, tile and woodwork recently finished in 2012. Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings
When discussed, council for the Virginia Association of Realtor stated, there has been way too many issues recently. We all know the last couple of years the market has been tough. People who are unhappy with their situation have been trying to take it our on their REALTOR via a legal process. Therefore, it is the opinion by those in power to make it a requirement to have buyers sign a brokerage relationship in order for any agent to perform any activity.
If a potential buyer wants to see a house, they will have to sign a brokerage agreement or a non client agreement. If a potential buyer refuses to sign an agreement or a non-client representation agreement, and an agent shows them a house, that agent would be in violation of Virginia State law!
Basically what this means is either you are or are not being represented by a Bedford agent who is showing you a home. If you are being represented, then the Bedford agent works for YOU! The agent can recommend price, negotiate on your behalf, they look out for your best interest. Whatever you tell them stays private. If you do not sign a Bedford buyer broker agreement, then the agent showing you the homes works for the seller , they can not recommend anything but full price, they can disclose anything to the sellers.
So, who do you want to represent you in Bedford? A Bedford Buyers agent or the guy working for the selller?
Purchasing a new home is a exciting experience. You may be unaware of some dramatic changes if you’ve been out of the Bedford real estate market for some time. This hold true if you buying a home in Bedford County or the City of Bedford.
There are some unique situations which Bedford home buyers should be aware of as they prepare to consider the purchase of a new home.
Bedford has many great homes from which you can select the perfect home for you. Bedford inventory of homes for sale in high right now. And mortgage rates are still near record lows! Homebuyers can still get a lot of bang for their buck!
HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED…
Bedford REALTORS can search the MLS and find many great homes. The Witt-Fogleman team can show you any home that is currently for sale and they know which ones are by keeping up to date by working with the Lynchburg MLS and the Roanoke MLS. We are members of both the the Lynchburg and Roanoke MLS which gives us insight into all aspects of the market. Many agents only join the Lynchburg MLS or the Roanoke MLS, therefore many REALTORS who visit Bedford only see half the listings. There are several homes for sale that are listed as a ‘Short Sale’.
If you’re a brand new home buyer in Bedford or recently re-entering the Bedford market, this may prove perplexing and you may wonder…What is a Short Sale?
SHORT SALES IN BRIEF…
A Bedford Short Sale can be defined as the sale of a home priced below the mortgage balance owed on the home. (after costs associated with the home sale are paid). Basically, the bank is agreeing to sell the house for less that what is owed and they are taking a loss. As you can imagine, it may take some time for a bank to agree to take a loss on a Bedford Home.
WHAT DOES THIS MEANS FOR YOU…
Well, it depends.
On the most basic level, this means that in order to become the new owner of this home, you will have to complete a successful negotiation with the owner (s) of the mortgage note to purchase the home to allow the ownership to be transferred to you for less than the current owner owes.
It means that you should be prepared to be very patient and persistent if you truly want this home. Bedford Short Sales are arguably among the most difficult negotiations to complete. It is not unusual for real estate agents like Wendy Witt or Scott Fogleman to negotiate for months to bring these transactions to closure.
Being prepared for the long haul will save you angst of increased blood pressure, stress and unnecessary temper tantrums. It will also be deeply appreciated by your Bedford real estate agent who will probably accure more stress than a commission will adequately compensate for.
Buying a Bedford home which requires the negotiation of a Short Sale will also add some additional steps to the home purchasing process. Be prepared to wait while the bank (s) reviews the home owners paperwork to determine if they will qualify the potential Home Seller and home in question for a Short Sale. You can also anticipate that a Broker Price Opinion aka Appraisal may be ordered to determine if the bank wants to entertain your offer as one reflective of the current market conditions.
Offer submissions for Bedford Short Sales may languish on someone’s desk while they sift through hundreds of files which have landed there before yours or wait to see if a better competing offer comes through. Be persistent. If you’ve done your homework and received professional consultation from your real estate expert, you should be aware of the Value of your purchase. A Short Sale negotiation done correctly can earn you your dream home with a significant amount of equity attached…no small feat in today’s market.
HIRE A PROFESSIONAL…
Bedford Short Sale negotiations are often complex transactions. It’s important to understand what is being negotiated and the implications for your credit. Witt-Fogleman your Bedford REALTORS advise you to obtain additional professional counsel which may include your tax advisor and/or attorney to determine what the best route is for your specific situation.
Although it’s not possible to cover the complexities of the Short Sale process here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the particular details of your situation. We specialize in advising clients on strategies to buy and sell property in a challenging Bedford market.
Yes it is true! We are opening an office in Bedford!
The Witt-Fogleman Realty Team is very proud to have a brick and mortar presence in Bedford VA. We are so thankful for the success we have had help people find Bedford Homes and selling their homes in Bedford, we felt it was time to add a brick and mortar office for clients to visit. We also feel this will give visitors to the area a place where they can find the quality homes for sale in Bedford VA
Wewill be a one stop shop for all of your Real Estate needs. In house Mortgages will be handled by Janie Arrington of Atlantic Bay Mortgage. Janie is a Bedford native who has many years in the mortgage industry. Insurance services will be provided by Eddie Sitzler of the Siztler Insurance Company. In addition to property insurance, he offers health, live, and auto.
Our Location is
203 N Bridge St
Bedford VA 2452
If you are considering selling your Bedford home, buying investment property in Bedford or buying a hmoe in Bedford
Give US A Call!
A great home! The deck has two levels. Master suite and a mother-in-law suite! Easy lawn care, just outside the City of Bedford and in a great neighborhood.
Here are some things you can do to sell your home in Bedford!
Keep in mind selling your home is a competition! You’re home has to stand out from the other homes in Bedford. You need to be better than the others in your price range. Imagine you’re shopping for a computer, there are two the same price. The both have the same processor, hard drive space, RAM, and monitor, but one has a better keyboard/mouse combo, more software, and a blue-ray. Which one are you going to buy? The one with all the extras, of course and that is why your home will sell first.
1. Look at your home as if you were going to buy it! How is the traffic flow? Removing some furniture or decorations will open up the space, allowing the home to “flow”, it makes the rooms look larger, and makes visitors feel more comfortable. When selling – less is always better!
2. Get excesses furniture and decorations out of the home–keep the focus on the home’s architectural features – Things you don’t want donate to charity, take things you want to a storage unit. Buyers are shopping for homes, not your possessions, keep them out of site.
3. Clean! This will cost you nothing but a few hours and may be one of the most important steps. Keep your Bedford home “inspection ready” at all times!
4. Master bedrooms and baths should be gender neutral – Make sure colors and décor are not to masculine or feminine, you want to appeal to the masses here! Remember you goal is to sell your Bedford home!
5. Painting the interior of your Bedford home is a great return on your investment! It doesn’t cost much but make a giant impact. Create a uniform color palette throughout your Bedford home with neutral colors! Choose taupes, beiges, creams and grays- see above about appealing to the masses! Another bonus is these colors go with almost any decor. Add some color via pillows or art work.
6. Appeal to the masses, look at upscale hotels online–They are clean, crisp, clutter free, updated. I know you will find this hard to believe, but some homes in Bedford have outdated paint colors, wall paper, and borders! See paint above! There are many homes on the market today; buyers can be picky and rightfully so! It’s a competition, see above! Trust me, the one person who love your teal green living room enough to buy it isn’t coming for a long time. Paint it now, sell it now! Don’t paint and wait……
7. Bedford area buyers will be looking in your closets, cabinets, attics and basements Organize what you must keep, and store the rest. People want to know their stuff will fit in the storage areas.
8. Fix the small stuff,-broken screens, running toilets, door hinges, leaky faucets and door bells – If you don’t fix a leaky faucet what else didn’t you fix? Don’t let a $5 repair cost you a good buyer!
9. Let light in! Open blinds, curtains…. Make your home look bright and warm… Here is a hint; nobody wants to live in a dark gloomy home. Have soft light son, if the weather is good, leave the windows open!
10. If you can’t be objective call Wendy Witt or Scott Fogleman, Bedford’s Real Estate team! Don’t trust selling your Bedford home to anyone. The Witt-Fogleman team have the experience, knowledge, and the skills to sell your home for the most money in the shortest time possible!
Who wouldn’t love to have a Bedford County home over looking a 30 acre lake with the mountains as a backdrop? Its the perfect quite retreat offering everything an outdoors person would want. Swimming, fishing, hiking…you can have it all! This Bedford county land for sale is just 15 minutes away from the City of Bedford VA.
Two Bedford Lake lots are for sale and they can be combined into one. Lot 5 is on the Bedford Lake water front. it features a nice rolling landscape with several great building site locations. Lot 6 features the best location to build as it the picture perfect location! It has a small knoll that ends where the community property begins, meaning the Bedford Lake Estates community takes care of the lake and no body can build between you and the lake! So it basically Lake Front without the high taxes, the fees to maintain lake frontage, and one of the best views money can buy!
Bedford Lake has a club house along with a boat launch, great swimming, and some of the best fishing in Bedford County VA. Don’t worry about your mornings being disturbed by boaters like at other lakes, this lake does not allow gas powered boats, so its smooth and quite all day long.
The Bedford Lake lots for sale is located in Bedford VA, just minutes away from the City of Bedford and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers scenic vistas, waterfalls, and great hiking trails.
Bedford Builder’s home with top notch everything. Ceramic tiled entrance to great room with cathedral ceiling. Kitchen with breakfast bar has granite countertops and ceramic tile floor. All kitchen appliances convey. Many receptacles wired in. Oak cabinets with dual lazy susans. Formal dining room with hardwood floors, tray ceiling, chair rail and shadowboxes. Pattern in hardwood floor matches the detail in the tray ceiling. This home has INCREDIBLE moldings, chair rails and detail. Three large bedrooms on main floor, all with large, lighted closests and ceiling fans. 1 and baths on main level, 1 and baths on lower level, granite and marble details. Lower level has large game room and incredible master suite with 28×15 bedroom, 9×10 wic, 12×14 bath with air-jetted whirlpool tub and 10×16 office. Brand new deck off great room looks out to complete privacy into woods and wraps around to the 28×28 2 car attached garage. 400 amp electric, dual zone heat pump, dual hot water heaters.
If you want a custom built home this is it! The builder built this home to live in it. Everything is custom and upgraded! It is Bedford living at its finest, nice private lot just off 460. Easy access to Bedford, Roanoke and Lynchburg. Additional land may be purchased.